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Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, on a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story, and explore Middle-earth through the magical game-world of Lord of the Rings Online.

Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings Mythgard Institute

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    • 4.7 • 250 Ratings

Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, on a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story, and explore Middle-earth through the magical game-world of Lord of the Rings Online.

    Session 298: Passing the Mellon Test

    Session 298: Passing the Mellon Test

    Tonight we return to Gandalf's laughter-filled interlude in between the Watcher's approach and his attack.


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Session 297: The Ripples and the Answer Draw Near

    Session 297: The Ripples and the Answer Draw Near

    Tonight we gaze out across the foul pool, as ominous ripples form and move towards the bank.


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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Session 296: Gandalf Takes the Wrong Approach

    Session 296: Gandalf Takes the Wrong Approach

    Tonight we finish watching Gandalf take the wrong approach, and we will see the growing evidence of Boromir's frustration.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Session 295: Quick to Anger

    Session 295: Quick to Anger

    What do we learn from Gandalf's attempt to open the door?


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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Session 294: Quick to Anger

    Session 294: Quick to Anger

    Tempers flare at the Doors of Durin. Tonight, we look carefully at Boromir's contribution.


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Session 293: Memories of Lost Lore

    Session 293: Memories of Lost Lore

    Tonight, Gandalf initiates the Lost Password Recovery Process for the Doors of Durin.
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    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Mithril Burrito ,

Excellent community! Not for the faint of heart!

This is a podcast for the extreme Tolkien fan or the insomniac! If you are looking for a community of like minded LoTR nerds who enjoy deep dives and literary analysis, word etymology, alliteration, medieval history, rabbit trails, and tangents, you SHALL PASS! Once you’ve binged the near decade worth of broadcasts, you, like the Nine Walkers, are invested in a quest to see it through to Mt Doom, or as far as you may wish to go. This journey is not for the faint of heart, but if you choose to invest, you will find a community of thoughtful, witty, fun, and friendly fans, who will come to feel like family. Perfect for interesting background conversation listening during daily tasks, or falling asleep at night.
This is genuine Tolkien fandom at its finest: people who love Tolkien and talking about Tolkien, no matter how many episodes we spend on Weathertop. Thank you, Dr Olsen, and all the participants who make these broadcasts so much fun.

The crazy lotr fan 🧝🏻‍♀️ ,

Amazing read through on the book

Great reading it’s like I’m back to reading the books which I am sad that I finished this so add one star for that. the explanation on parts of the book that I never thought of adds another star. the ums compleat the answering of questions add another star for that. Explaining the map on the game is star number 4. And talking about how Tolkien set the book makes star number 5. But the without enough stars adding secret stars for how you impersonate the voices

Honest77785 ,

I love the content but…..

Great podcast but the host always clicking his tongue between sentences and saying ummm every couple sets me on edge so unfortunately I can’t continue to listen after 2 episodes I was ready to break my phone lol keep up the good podcast I’ll try again from time to time to listen as long as I can.

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