Since 2018, the Tolkien Experience Project has been collecting stories from Tolkien scholars and fans around the world. Now, we have partnered with The Prancing Pony Podcast and Dr. Sara Brown to create the Tolkien Experience Podcast — an attempt to bring the fan and scholarly communities together around our shared passion: the works of J.R.R. Tolkien! Each episode, Luke and Sara ask a notable scholar or member of the fan community to share their responses to the original Tolkien Experience Project questions.
47 - Alicia Fox-Lenz
For this episode, our guest is a steward of the Mythopoeic Society and an independent researcher who loves experimenting with new perspectives on Tolkien: Alicia Fox-Lenz! Alicia is the Social Media Officer of the Mythopoeic Society, as well as a member of their stewardship council.. She is currently editing a scholarly volume on Tolkien and gaming, which should be published by McFarland later this year. She also co-hosts a famous yearly Middle-earth movie marathon with her husband. We were so excited that she could join us!
46 - Sonali Chunodkar
For this episode, we have a guest who is an independent researcher who delves into the interaction between Tolkien and readers: Sonali Chunodkar!
Sonali has an MPhil and a PhD, for which both her theses focused on Tolkien's work. She has recently presented papers at several Tolkien conferences, including a recent Tolkien Society Seminar. We are thrilled that she could join us to talk about her Tolkien experience!
46 - Brian D. Egede-Pedersen
For this episode, we have a guest whose view on Tolkien totally rocks (sorry)-- Brian D. Egede-Pedersen!
Brian has an MA in history and a minor in English Literature from the University of Southern Denmark. Since his graduation, he has worked as a secondary school teacher and an assistant professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Hi research interests include the appropriation of history, the metal genre of music, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien!
44 - Ted Nasmith
We am so excited that we get to start off season three with a very notable artist: Ted Nasmith!
Ted is one of the biggest names in the Tolkien art world. He has had the opportunity to be in multiple official Tolkien calendar, as well as illustrate editions of Tolkien's work. Most recently, he has been involved with editions of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales! He also has a written piece in the official 2023 Tolkien Calendar. You can see examples of his work on his website!
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Ted as much as we enjoyed the chance to speak with him!
43 - Season 2 Bonus Episode
This special episode of the Tolkien Experience Podcast is a recording of the session that Sarah, Luke, and Sara were invited to host at Oxonmoot for 2021!
They give some background and history to the podcast, and invite on some past guests of the show to give updates on what they have been working on since their interview!
We hope you enjoy it. Remember, the TEP will be back next year!
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42 - Season 2 Finale
In this special episode of the Tolkien Experience Podcast, Luke, Sarah, and Sara wrap up the second season!
They thank the listeners, reflect on some of their favorite interviews and the changes to the podcast over the year, and share how their own Tolkien Experience has shifted this year!
We hope you enjoy it. Remember, there will be more TEP coming your way after the holiday season!
So glad I came across this with my son. Two episodes in and he’s asking if our library has books by the authors being interviewed.
The PPP sent me 🧙♂️
Luke's Tolkien Experience project comes to our earbuds with this podcast. Luke and Sara ask great questions and allow their guests the floor to discuss all thing Tolkien. It's a fun and enjoyable podcast, displaying the breadth of the Tolkien fandom. I highly recommend it!