21 episodes

An energetic exploration of Tolkien's works by Tolkien nerd Vasilios Asimakos, ceaselessly delving into unpredictable Tolkien topics, because "not all who wander are lost."

Tolkien Takeaway Vasilios Asimakos

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An energetic exploration of Tolkien's works by Tolkien nerd Vasilios Asimakos, ceaselessly delving into unpredictable Tolkien topics, because "not all who wander are lost."

    Episode 21; or That Faithful And Wise Steward

    Episode 21; or That Faithful And Wise Steward

    Episode 21 is at hand! Vasilios discusses the life and works of Christopher Tolkien, pointing out that we may owe the Professor's youngest son more than we think. Then Vasilios gives his take on the Lord of the Rings on Prime casting news, and shares information about the Tolkien gathering in his backyard, SoCalMoot! In the Hobbit Hole: the idea of legacy, and why we should start thinking about our own, like, now.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/20/christopher-tolkien-obituary

    https://signumuniversity.org/event/socalmoot-2020/

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
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    • 18 min
    Episode 20; or On Balrogs' Wings

    Episode 20; or On Balrogs' Wings

    We have made it to Episode 20! There was much rejoicing! In Episode 20, Vasilios shares his own personal Tolkien news, some more Lord of the Rings: The Second Age casting information, and updates on an upcoming Lord of the Rings video game. Then he dives into answering the question of all questions: DO BALROGS HAVE WINGS!? Follow your host's logic and see if you're on board. In the Hobbit Hole: Recharging batteries, Elven style.

    Morfydd Clark: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6077056/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Robert Aramayo: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7075019/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolk…ay/id1170320003
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    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 30 min
    Episode 19; or Shall Prove But Mine Instrument

    Episode 19; or Shall Prove But Mine Instrument

    A shortie but goodie! Vasilios talks about the shorter episodes to come, covers all the best Tolkien-related news from the last 2 weeks, including a major casting change in the Amazon Lord of the Rings series, then GETS INTO IT: in the Hobbit Hole, he goes all the way back to the first chapter of the Silmarillion to see how Eru Illuvatar has got everyone covered - yes listener, even you.

    Ema Horvath: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7036568/

    Christ and Tolkien Conference: https://christandtolkien.com/

    Tolkien's Lost Chaucer: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/tolkiens-lost-chaucer-9780198842675?cc=us&lang=en&

    Prancing Pony Podcast Store: https://teespring.com/stores/ppp

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolk…ay/id1170320003
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 20 min
    Episode 18; or The Descendants of Old Thorondor

    Episode 18; or The Descendants of Old Thorondor

    In Episode 18, Vasilios relates some more Lord of the Rings Series news, then dives back in to his in-depth look at the Great Eagles. This time, he takes a close look at their doings in The Lord of the Rings. What can the most famous of Tolkien's works tell us about the much-discussed, oft-maligned majestic birds of his legendarium? Not stopping here, using evidence found in the Silmarillion, Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings, Vasilios answers the age-old question, "WHY COULDN'T THE EAGLES HAVE JUST TAKEN THE RING TO MORDOR??" In the Hobbit Hole: Thanksgiving, hobbit-style.

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolk…ay/id1170320003
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    Episode 17; or The Greatest Of All Birds

    Episode 17; or The Greatest Of All Birds

    In Episode 17, find out the latest Tolkien-related news! Later, Vasilios continues researching his fine feathered friends, the Great Eagles! What are they up to in The Hobbit? How does it inform their behavior in the Silmarillion? What does it say about them in general? In the Hobbit Hole: a look in your host's eyes and a certainty in his heart.

    NOTE: Due to a technical issue, the first ten minutes of this episode are of subpar audio quality, but not to worry, the audio is completely understandable. Just consider it an exercise in patience!

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    Tolkien, A Journey to Middle Earth (Paris Exhibition)
    https://www.sortiraparis.com/arts-culture/exposure/articles/181608-tolkien-the-compelling-exhibition-at-paris-bnf-pictures/lang/en

    J.R.R. Tolkien Fandom Oral History Collection
    https://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/tolkienfandom.php

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolk…ay/id1170320003
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
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    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Episode 16; or The Eagles Of The Lords Of The West

    Episode 16; or The Eagles Of The Lords Of The West

    In the 16th episode, Vasilios broaches that familiar Tolkien topic: eagles! We know they're not a jewelry delivery service, so what are they, actually? Search and rescue workers? Air force? Glorified airbuses? By logging all their appearances in the official canon, Vasilios tries to crack the code of the much-maligned feathered fouls. In the Hobbit Hole: looking beyond the material to discover purpose.

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolk…ay/id1170320003
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 44 min

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