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As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon.

Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the two guys you'd want to hang out with at a pub and talk Tolkien with.

The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese

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As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon.

Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the two guys you'd want to hang out with at a pub and talk Tolkien with.

    169 – The Grand Illusion

    169 – The Grand Illusion

    Galadriel welcomes Frodo and Sam to come on in and see what’s happening with her Mirror. Sam receives a vision of some devilry at work in the Shire; but the Mirror is dangerous as a guide of deeds, and Sam is forced to choose between going on and going home. Frodo catches a glimpse of someone who fortunately can’t see him just yet, and Galadriel faces a temptation of epic proportions. Eärendil shows up to shine a little light on the situation, and we speculate about everything from ring resizing to Irish linguistics.

    • 1 tim. 43 min
    168 - Too Much Time on Their Hands

    168 - Too Much Time on Their Hands

    The Fellowship pass “some days” in Lórien as guests of Galadriel and Celeborn (though not the kind of guests who actually get to see or speak to their hosts), and get plenty of recovery, escape, and consolation from their travels and their grief. With nothing to do but eat, drink, rest, and walk, they are content — but life in a time bubble can’t last forever, and even Sam knows they’ll have to be leaving soon. Frodo remembers Gandalf in song, Pippin gets awfully protective about his blankets, and your hosts graciously accept corrections offered by actual experts in their fields.

    • 1 tim. 48 min
    167 - You're My Lady

    167 - You're My Lady

    The Fellowship comes to Caras Galadhon — the city of Lothlórien — where lights twinkle like stars in trees as tall as skyscrapers. After climbing to a high a and enormous flet they are greeted by Middle-earth’s #1 power couple: Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel. Celeborn’s welcome is warm at first, but cools when he learns the Company awoke something very warm (and wingless) in Moria. But when the Lady comes to their defense, even Gimli starts to feel all gooey inside. All this, and a sidebar illustrates the dangers of research in the murky waters of Tolkien’s unfinished material.

    • 1 tim. 52 min
    166 – Inspiration in Unlikely (and Likely) Places: An Interview with John Garth

    166 – Inspiration in Unlikely (and Likely) Places: An Interview with John Garth

    Alan and Shawn are pleased to welcome John Garth back to the podcast to talk about his upcoming book, The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien. It gives us an unprecedented look at the places that inspired Tolkien, from locations close to home in England to cultural traditions around the world. Listen in as Garth explains the origins of the book and his approach to the topic, shares surprising connections between the legendarium and the real world, and even debunks a few myths. We close with a look back at Christopher Tolkien and legacy owed to him by fans of his father.

    • 58 min
    165 - Just a Little Bit of Peril

    165 - Just a Little Bit of Peril

    The Fellowship are led through Lothlórien blindfolded, and yes, Legolas is still complaining. Deprived of his sight, Frodo’s heightened senses take in the sounds, the smells, and the feel of the world around him; and we bask in the beauty of Tolkien’s prose all the way to Cerin Amroth — the heart of elvendom on earth — where the blindfolds are finally removed. We ease up on our criticism of Haldir (once he finally does the right thing), contemplate Galadriel’s punk phase, and offer up word-nerdery on the Elvish name of Sam’s (and Alan’s) favorite flower.

    • 1 tim. 41 min
    164 - Nobody Expected the Elvish Insinuation

    164 - Nobody Expected the Elvish Insinuation

    Haldir of Lórien greets the Fellowship (the less beardy fellows, at least) as friends and invites them to spend the night in his magic treehouse. Poor Gimli is deemed a spy just for being a Dwarf in an Elvish forest, but nobody tells him. And while the others sleep, Frodo awakens in the middle of the night to the sound of Orcs… and something else. We expose the casual racism of the Galadhrim, discuss surprising connections to a recently unearthed Tolkien Christmas poem, and go back to the Bovril well (trying hard not to fall in) for more jokes.

    • 1 tim. 40 min

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Benjamin Antoni ,

You had me at 'hoard not thy gems!'

I basically never write a review, but when I listened to episode 018 (at this point Feanor had been thoroughly discussed) and you said in regards to reviews, 'Throw us a few gems, hoard them not,' I was finally compelled to write one.

This podcast is now part of my daily routine as I catch up from the very beginning, and I enjoy it severely! I love that perfect mix of lore, philosophy and humor you got going. Here in Sweden I sit programming websites, laughing my heart out, and feeling as nerdy as Nerdanel.

Bella of Arkenstone ,

Great info and fun!

Thanks for your excellent podcast, I enjoy it immensely and take every opportunity to listen. I am now on ep. 39 and happy to still have quite a few to go before I have to *wait* for new episodes 👏

s_w_e_e_d_e ,

This is great!

I started listening around episode 25 and had a great time listening every day to catch up. This is fandom at it's best. It is obvious when listening that Alan and Sean really loves the world of Tolkien. Each episode is around two hours which is great. It gives me one hour driving to work och one hour driving home from work. After every episode I really look forward to the next. Hoping that you can reach your goal of having a new episode every week. Keep up the good work guys!

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