24 episodes

Join the father and son podcasting team of Michael and Micah (12 years old) as we discuss current news regarding all things J.R.R. Tolkien: literature, movies, audio, video, games, festivals, events, music, and more. We also delve deep into the world of Arda and Middle-earth via Tolkien's writings to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world he created.

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Join the father and son podcasting team of Michael and Micah (12 years old) as we discuss current news regarding all things J.R.R. Tolkien: literature, movies, audio, video, games, festivals, events, music, and more. We also delve deep into the world of Arda and Middle-earth via Tolkien's writings to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world he created.

    MEM 26: Hobbit Production Video 06

    MEM 26: Hobbit Production Video 06

    In this episode of Middle-earth Minutes we discuss a real, hand-made Red Book of Westmarch, beautiful photos of Hobbiton, a giggly Smaug, the Mithril edition of LOTRO, the 6th Hobbit production video, and more. Originally heard live on Middle-earth Network Radio. Links to all stories in this episode can be found at the Middle-earth Minutes Delicious page. Find us on Facebook at the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast page. Follow us on Twitter @middleearthmins. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element DOWNLOAD | SUBSCRIBE | SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

    MEM 25: To Dungeons Deep And Caverns Old

    MEM 25: To Dungeons Deep And Caverns Old

    Come with us far over the misty mountains cold as we feel the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving through us during this 25th episode of Middle-earth Minutes. Links to all the articles we discussed can be found on our Delicious page. Take a few minutes to take the survey about Middle-earth Network shows. Just select Middle-earth Minutes from the list. We appreciate the feedback we've received so far! Find us on Facebook at the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast page. Follow us on Twitter @middleearthmins. DOWNLOAD | SUBSCRIBE | SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

    MEM 24: The Most Awkward Wednesday

    MEM 24: The Most Awkward Wednesday

    Join the father and son podcasting team as we discuss the Hobbit teaser trailer, the 5th Hobbit Movie production video, and the most awkward Wednesday Bilbo Baggins could ever remember -  all on Middle-earth Minutes 24. Links to all news articles and videos can be found on our Delicious page. Find us on Facebook at the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast page. Follow us on Twitter @middleearthmins DOWNLOAD | SUBSCRIBE | SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

    MEM 23: Christmas Greetings

    MEM 23: Christmas Greetings

    Has it really been a month and a half since the las episode?! We have an excuse; we were waylaid by princesses and goblins. Listen to find out more. This holiday season episode includes news regarding a Hobbit movie teaser, Stephen Fry, Elijah Wood, and Luke Evans talking about the films and sets, Lord of the Rings Online updates, enhanced e-book versions of the Hobbit, and much more. For links to all the articles discussed this episode, visit our page on Delicious. Music: Gloucestershire Wassail by Brocelïande, from the brand new album, "Minstrels of Yuletide: Christmas in Middle-earth" on Swordsong Records. Micah and I are so very thankful for all of you that listen to Middle-earth Minutes, and we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Find us on Facebook at the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast page. Follow us on Twitter @middleearthmins. DOWNLOAD | SUBSCRIBE | SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

    MEM 22: Long Ago In The Quiet Of The World

    MEM 22: Long Ago In The Quiet Of The World

    MEM 22 featuring a much older Micah after leveling up with a between-show birthday! In the news: Hobbits could be coming... to Otago? Hobbit are in Matamata. Hobbits reunite for 10th anniversary of LOTR films. The full press conference with Peter Jackson in Hobbiton. Sylvester McCoy takes the gag order in a seriously funny way. Luke Evans can't wait to get back to work on The Hobbit. Super set pictures from the South Island. Benedict Cumberbatch crawls around on his belly for a workout. Peter Jackson releases 4th Hobbit production video... and puts you in the action! The links to all these stories can be found on our Delicious page, and includes the two previous episodes we recommend listening to before next time. This is really a test of sorts. Let us know if you like it. In this episode we discuss one particular Tuesday morning at Bag End long ago in the quiet of the world. Find us on Facebook at the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast page. Follow us on Twitter @middleearthmins DOWNLOAD | SUBSCRIBE | SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

    MEM 21: In A Hole In The Ground

    MEM 21: In A Hole In The Ground

    The 21st episode of MEM is also Micah's very last one as an 11 year old! Yes, he is leveling up on the very same day that the Council Of Elrond was held in T.A. 3018. In the news: Andy Serkis discusses motion capture with the BBC. $50,000 camera and drone combo captures epic scenery in The Hobbit. More Tolkien inspired video games coming soon from Warner Bros. HarperCollins begins celebrating The Hobbit anniversary early. A genuine Hobbit convoy! Join us for a journey from the heart of The Shire, Three Farthing Stone, on up to Bag End as we talk about the history of all three. Music: "Hobbit Birthday Song" by Marc Gunn, from his brand new album Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits. Find us on Facebook at the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast page. Follow us on Twitter @middleearthmins DOWNLOAD | SUBSCRIBE | SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

wfhound ,

Very well done

I really enjoy this podcast. First, all the news about the upcoming Hobbit movie and other Tolkien happenings is related. Then, the podcasters cover one topic in depth, such as the istari, the rings of power, or Sauron. The interaction between father and son is charming. Nice job, guys.

Saruman2.0 ,

Top Notch

I am delighted with every one of these informative home grown podcasts that bring an immense body of Tolkien knowledge. I especially enjoyed the last dozen or so of them. There's so much info I keep thinking there's going to be a test! It is an essential for anyone seeking a deeper knowledge of Middle-Earth lore, especially episodes 10 or 11 onward. Just call it Tolkien 101!

Maxwell Truth ,

Awesome podcast!

Due to the scarcity of good LotR podcasts floating around on the interweb, I've found this particular cast to be one of, if not, the best LotR podcasts out there. I'm totally digging the father/son team. They give great in depth analysis over the Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion, Book of Lost Tales, and any other lore you may be thinking of exploring in the Tolkien universe. Other than checking "onering.net" you probably won't find a better source of news concerning the upcoming Hobbit film. The only problem I have with Middle Earth Minutes is that I really wished they'd keep up with they're two week schedule! C'mon guys! You two keep me my mind occupied when I take my 15 mile bike rides.

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