73 episodes

Join your favorite Hobbits, friends and co-stars, Billy Boyd and Dom Monaghan as they take a look back at their time on The Lord of the Rings. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, diving deep into life behind the scenes, and answering the many fan questions, The Friendship Onion will peel back the layers of their friendship, both on screen and off.

The Friendship Onion Kast Media | Dominic Monaghan & Billy Boyd

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 717 Ratings

Join your favorite Hobbits, friends and co-stars, Billy Boyd and Dom Monaghan as they take a look back at their time on The Lord of the Rings. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, diving deep into life behind the scenes, and answering the many fan questions, The Friendship Onion will peel back the layers of their friendship, both on screen and off.

    Live at FanExpo TORONTO!

    Live at FanExpo TORONTO!

    Billy & Dom talk about visiting art galleries, their hypothetical UFC walk in song, books to get them out of a reading funk, how they became best buds, host a battle of tongue twisters, and then Eat the World with Canadian Butter Tarts!

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    Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes and please be sure to rate, subscribe, and leave a comment/review! And be sure to follow and add your favorite funky jams to our Spotify playlist "The Friendship Onion."

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    • 53 min
    Billy & Dom Eat the World’s Hottest Pepper!

    Billy & Dom Eat the World’s Hottest Pepper!

    Billy and Dom discuss ASRM mode on League of Legends, a living/deceased/fictional character they'd like to have dinner with, where they'd like to host a live podcast anywhere in the world, and then talk to Ed Currie, creator of the world's hottest pepper - the Carolina Reaper. They discuss its origins, benefits, and then give it a try for Eat the World!Smokin' Ed Currie is an American chili pepper breeder, who is the founder and president of the PuckerButt Pepper Company. He is best known for breeding the hottest chili pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper, as recognized by Guinness World Records. Currie was born in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. In 2001, Currie moved to South Carolina, where he began growing his own peppers in the yard and experimenting with crossbreeds. He was featured in the episode "Chili Eating" in the 2020 Netflix documentary series, We Are the Champions.

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    Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes and please be sure to rate, subscribe, and leave a comment/review! And be sure to follow and add your favorite funky jams to our Spotify playlist "The Friendship Onion."

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    For fan art submissions, please contact Johnny Clues at thefriendshiponion@kastmedia.com!

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Billy & Dom Talk to Gianmarco Soresi!

    Billy & Dom Talk to Gianmarco Soresi!

    Billy & Dom talk to Gianmarco Soresi about the Will Smith slap, getting started in acting and stand up, dealing with hecklers, the New York vs. Los Angeles comedian scenes, his obsession for Survivor, and then Eat the World with Ramen Noodles.Gianmarco’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, Netflix’s Bonding, PBS’ Stories from the Stage, SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest, Real Housewives of New York (really), NY1, New York LIVE, Vanity Fair, George Takei Presents and he was the winner of Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8.Gianmarco has been paid to pretend he’s someone else in the movie Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez, Here Today with Billy Crystal, TBS’s The Last OG with Tracy Morgan, Apple’s Little Voices, CBS’s Blue Bloods, ABC’s Deception and What Would You Do?, A&E’s Unforgettable, Lifetime’s I love You But I Lied, and TruTV’s Hack My Life. He was also the former spokesman for General Electricand Baby Bottle Pop and has done voice over work for GE, Coca-Cola, Audible, and is willing to go on nearly every podcast that asks him.

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    Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes and please be sure to rate, subscribe, and leave a comment/review! And be sure to follow and add your favorite funky jams to our Spotify playlist "The Friendship Onion."

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Billy & Dom Talk to Comedians CJ Sullivan & Sean Blair Flannery!

    Billy & Dom Talk to Comedians CJ Sullivan & Sean Blair Flannery!

    Billy & Dom discuss more ways to troll your friends while watching LOTR before having Chicago comedians, CJ Sullivan and Sean Bean Flannery, on the show to discuss their podcast The Blackout Diaries - a show about people's drunken misadventures. They talk about the Chicago comedy scene, CJ's passion for poker, Sean's recognition as Chicago's "Best Drunk", and Eat the World with the infamous Chicago-liqueur Malört accompanied with a delicious hard boiled egg! The easiest way to describe Sean Flannery is: he’s attended the wrong wedding (twice). That mostly sums it up. Sean hosts and created The Blackout Diaries. He’s appeared on Comedy Central, NPR, Sirius Radio and his debut book, “Places I Can’t Return To” was just released. Sean was also named Best Drunk by The Chicago Reader.  He and his wife are having different reactions to that award.C.J. Sullivan resides in Los Angeles and previously called Chicago home for many years. C.J. has been on Comedy Central and performs in numerous comedy clubs across the country. His writing credentials include projects for A&E network, Comedy Central, Robert Smigel, and XM/Sirius radio. Sullivan, also a World Series of Poker winning professional poker player, garnered the #1 comedy album spot on iTunes for his newly released stand up comedy album “What am I Complaining About?“.

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    Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes and please be sure to rate, subscribe, and leave a comment/review! And be sure to follow and add your favorite funky jams to our Spotify playlist "The Friendship Onion."

    Feel free to leave Billy and Dom a message with your comments, questions, or just to say hello at https://www.speakpipe.com/thefriendshiponion or write us an email at thefriendshiponion@kastmedia.com

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    LIVE at FanExpo Denver!

    LIVE at FanExpo Denver!

    Live at FanExp Denver, Billy & Dom lend their thoughts on Genesis and Phil Collins, explore some LOTR swears, what The Lord of the Rings means to women, have another battle of tongue twisters, and Eat the World with Jolly Ranchers!

    Check below for other LIVE Friendship Onion recordings!Toronto (August 28th)

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    Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes and please be sure to rate, subscribe, and leave a comment/review! And be sure to follow and add your favorite funky jams to our Spotify playlist "The Friendship Onion."

    Feel free to leave Billy and Dom a message with your comments, questions, or just to say hello at https://www.speakpipe.com/thefriendshiponion or write us an email at thefriendshiponion@kastmedia.com

    TFO's IG - @thefriendshiponion Billy's IG - @boydbilly Dom's IG - @dom_monaghan_

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    • 53 min
    Kickboxing Champion & Comedian Anya Zova!

    Kickboxing Champion & Comedian Anya Zova!

    Billy & Dom discuss what dog breeds would play LOTR characters before bringing on world champion kickboxer and comedian Anya Zova. They discuss her growing up in the Soviet Union, her rise to kickboxing world champ, joining the WWE, her transition into comedy and her recent tour "Make Laughs Not War" in support of Ukraine.Anya Zova is a comedian, actress and professional athlete, born in the Soviet Union and raised by a Ukrainian mother and Russian father. She worked in the WWE competing in their developmental territory NXT Wrestling, under the ring name Anya. She is a founder of Acting School Miami Anya Zova and author of Zova's acting technique. Bogomazova graduated law school and won the Kickboxing World Cup in 2011. In 2020, Bogomazova made her debut on US television in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine Nine and TV series MacGyver. In April 2022, she toured the US with her own comedy show, "Make Laughs Not War," in support of Ukraine and uniting people.

    Check below for other LIVE Friendship Onion recordings!Toronto (August 26th)

    Get your Friendship Onion merchandise at https://www.thefriendshiponionpodcast.com!

    Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes and please be sure to rate, subscribe, and leave a comment/review! And be sure to follow and add your favorite funky jams to our Spotify playlist "The Friendship Onion."

    Feel free to leave Billy and Dom a message with your comments, questions, or just to say hello at https://www.speakpipe.com/thefriendshiponion or write us an email at thefriendshiponion@kastmedia.com

    Got fan art you want to hang up in the studio or Eat the World ideas? Send a note to Johnny Clues at thefriendshiponion@kastmedia.com for the address!

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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
717 Ratings

717 Ratings

Sadie Chillo ,

This podcast makes me laugh out loud on my runs!

I LOVE this podcast! I listen to episodes whilst I’m out running and I genuinely laugh out loud (yes, people who see me laughing do tend to give me strange looks). Super funny and great to listen to two friends who have a long and natural friendship. Would highly recommend!

P.S - Dom & Billy Eat The World has to be my favourite section!

bethanygraceshaw ,

Excellent Podcast!

The real life friendship of the iconic duo from the Lord of the Rings (Merry & Pippin)
10/10. Love you guys so much ❤️

jener4567 ,

A great listen

Lovely to hear two friends chat about different topics and to hear behind the scenes Lotr chat. You two are great together, very funny!

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