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Sometimes we miss things. For Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus, those things are most every deeply popular sci-fi or fantasy series out there. In Season 1, Nicole and Lauren got a crash course in Star Wars. For Season 2, they’re venturing into The Lord of the Rings. Join Nicole and Lauren as they get to know the ins and outs of elvish, hobbit feet, and some all powerful ring.

Newcomers: The Lord of the Rings, with Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer HeadGum

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Sometimes we miss things. For Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus, those things are most every deeply popular sci-fi or fantasy series out there. In Season 1, Nicole and Lauren got a crash course in Star Wars. For Season 2, they’re venturing into The Lord of the Rings. Join Nicole and Lauren as they get to know the ins and outs of elvish, hobbit feet, and some all powerful ring.

    Memes and Parodies Pt. 2 (w/ Jessica McKenna)

    Memes and Parodies Pt. 2 (w/ Jessica McKenna)

    Lauren and Nicole are joined by actress and comedian Jessica McKenna (Off Book: The Improvised Musical) for some more Lord of the Rings memes and parodies!

    The three take a peek at Aragorn's text messages, compare Saruman to a shampoo bottle, and watch Orlando Bloom himself imitate a popular song entirely based around a single Legolas line from the films.




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    Sources for this episode:

    The voting is over. It's done.

    Warner Bros. padding out the Hobbit films

    Are you on your phone while Théoden mourns?

    Saruman the shampoo bottle

    Aragorn's DMs

    Trilogy Recap Rap

    They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard

    "Hobbits to Isengard" but it's Orlando







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    • 1h
    LOTR Fanfiction Pt. 2 (w/ Molly Ostertag)

    LOTR Fanfiction Pt. 2 (w/ Molly Ostertag)

    It's about that time again! In Part 2 of Lord of the Rings fanfiction, Lauren and Nicole are joined by graphic novelist and writer, Molly Ostertag, to get weird, goofy, creepy, and super cute with a fresh batch of fics.

    This round of fanfics truly runs the gamut of genres and moods. From the antics of Peepee the small stupid hobbit, to Lady Gollum's pursuit of rings and love, to (of course) some Sam and Frodo slash, there's sure to be a little something for everyone here.




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    Sources for this episode:

    The LOTR-themed military spy satellite




    Fan Fics:

    The Very Secret Diary of Gandalf the Grey

    The Mellon Chronicles Excerpt

    A Royal Wedding Night







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    • 1h 6 min
    The Hunt for Gollum (w/ Eva Anderson)

    The Hunt for Gollum (w/ Eva Anderson)

    Now that they're out of the woods of the challenging and bizarre Lord of the Rings animation trilogy, Lauren and Nicole suddenly find themselves... in more woods. Fan-made woods, that is! Joined by writer Eva Anderson (Comedy Bang! Bang!, You're The Worst), the three take a detour into the popular 2009 Lord of the Rings fan film, The Hunt for Gollum.

    Eva holds nothing back as she tells the tale of her break in at a magical, now defunct place known as Hobbiton, USA, and even reveals a certain precious someone she has tattooed on her. The three ponder what film and TV universes they would make their own fan films about, Nicole dishes out a hot take comparing fan-made Arwen with the Peter Jackson version, and Lauren just wants to get to the bottom of who is in the bag when Gollum is captured and wriggling around in it. "Internet, tell us who's in that bag!"




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    Sources for this episode:

    Watch The Hunt For Gollum here

    Sean Connery could have been Gandalf

    Article about Hobbiton, USA

    Witness the Gollum diorama in Hobbiton

    Trivia from IMDb

    Trivia from Fandom.com

    Trivia from Wikipedia




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    • 1h 8 min
    The Return of the King - 1980 animated version (w/ Miel Bredouw)

    The Return of the King - 1980 animated version (w/ Miel Bredouw)

    The third and final pillar of the Lord of the Rings "animation trilogy" has been vanquished by Lauren and Nicole, with the aid of fellow Headgum podcaster, comedian and musician Miel Bredouw (Punch Up the Jam, Camp Unplug). The trio dive deep into this 1980 musical television film version of The Return of the King and decry the ugliness of all the characters (except Éowyn, who is super hot), note the ableism against Frodo masked under an awful folk tune, and ponder what it is about this franchise that keeps fans returning to these films time and time again. Okay, maybe not returning to this one specifically, but, yeah... Also, it finally happened, Lauren tells us how she recently dropped her first Lord of the Rings reference in real life! Are you happy now? She's very upset about this.




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    Sources for this episode:

    The Gollum fish

    Trivia from IMDb

    Trivia from TvTropes.org




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    • 1h
    The Lord of the Rings - 1978 animated version (w/ Michelle Collins)

    The Lord of the Rings - 1978 animated version (w/ Michelle Collins)

    Trudging ever onward through the deep cuts of the LOTR franchise, Lauren and Nicole bring along comedian and talk show host Michelle Collins (The Michelle Collins Show, Midnight Snack with Michelle Collins) to experience and help piece together the trippy and sometimes terrifying Ralph Bakshi animated film from 1978, simply known as The Lord of the Rings.

    The three begin on common ground, airing out their mixed opinions about this film and fawning over Gandy and how much of his, um, Gandy-ness could fill his wizard cap. But then a tussle breaks out as Nicole throws more shade on Gollum, and Michelle comes to his aid! In the end, they all put aside their differences and try to decipher where Peter Jackson is from. He's Australian, right? Or... British or something?




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    Sources for this episode:

    Sean Astin announces 4K HD release of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies




    Mick Jagger seriously wanted to play Frodo




    More news on the nudity/sex rumors in the Amazon series




    Trivia from Fandom.com




    Trivia from MovieMistakes




    Trivia from ScreenRant







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    • 59 min
    The Hobbit - 1977 animated version (w/ Oscar Montoya)

    The Hobbit - 1977 animated version (w/ Oscar Montoya)

    Actor and comedian Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents, Inside The Disney Vault) joins Lauren and Nicole to begin the hosts' first foray into the world of animated Lord of the Rings content, starting with the American musical television special from 1977, The Hobbit.

    Oscar brings his obsession for animation along with him to explain his love for this movie, draw comparisons between this film's style with Disney's, and whether he thinks this story warrants more than the 77 minutes this animated version of The Hobbit offers (looking at you, 9 hour live-action versions...). The three break down the differences between this version and the Peter Jackson trilogy, and suss out which one comes out on top!




    Like the show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts and let us know what LOTR media you'd like the series to cover.




    Sources for this episode:

    Article on Amazon series nudity rumors

    Trivia from IMDb

    Trivia from Fandom.com




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    • 1h 9 min

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NaturalGenius13 ,

Love it!

I really liked this podcast. These two are amazing together. Everytime Nicole says “BBB8Ball” I laugh haaaarrd! 😂

danielfes ,

So much fun!

Just found the best companions to watch the Star Wars Complete Saga with! On mushrooms!

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