Feb

12

Riddles in the Dark: Episode Two

In this session, Dave Kale and Corey Olsen discuss the extraordinary sequence of misfortunes that afflicted the House of Durin, especially Thror. They explore Thror’s story and gruesome death in Appendix A ofLOTR and The Quest for Erebor and connect it to the story of The Hobbit. Finally, they speculate on what role Thror may play in […]

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Feb

05

Faerie and Fantasy Class 23 Online

Faerie and Fantasy Class 23 (Princess and the Goblin, Chapters 1-10) is now available for download. See? I’m getting the production gears in motion again!

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Jan

30

Silmarillion Seminar Episode #19 is Up!

Silmarillion Seminar #19, “Fingolfin, We Hardly Knew Ye” (Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin), is now available for download. You can get it on the iTunes feed, as usual, or you can also find it on my The Silmarillion Seminar page!

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Dec

13

Eighth in Hobbit Lectures Series Posted

Announcing the completion of my The Hobbit lecture series, started all the way back in 2006!  The latest episode, Number 8, is online now for your listening enjoyment.

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Nov

01

The Minstrel, The Painter, and The Scholar

In November 2010, John DiBartolo (musician and songwriter with The Lonely Mountain Band), Ted Nasmith (world-famous painter and Tolkien illustrator), and I got together by Skype to talk about our work and our different approaches to interpreting Tolkien’s work. We also answered together a number of questions from listeners and fans. The recording will be […]

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