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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

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 574 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
574 Ratings

574 Ratings

StarWarsChecks4ever ,

Great for unexpected journeys

Great mix of thorough research, insightful commentary and dad jokes. They have shown their quality.

Al XIII ,

A Great Companion for the Text

This podcast provides a ton of insight and context into Tolkien's work. I had never been able to crack the Silmarillion, but listening to Alan and Shawn have really helped me understand the backstory to some of my favorite books. I love the work they do to pull in all the references scattered across Tolkien's letters, Unfinished Tales, and more. I really enjoy every episode.

Robbbbofrom ,

Love the podcast

Thank you for going through the books. You explain so well. Thank you both for your help with getting the love of Tolkien back in my heart.

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