33 episodes

An energetic exploration of Tolkien's works by Tolkien nerd Vasilios Asimakos, ceaselessly delving into unpredictable Tolkien topics, because "not all those who wander are lost."

Tolkien Takeawa‪y‬ Vasilios Asimakos

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

An energetic exploration of Tolkien's works by Tolkien nerd Vasilios Asimakos, ceaselessly delving into unpredictable Tolkien topics, because "not all those who wander are lost."

    Episode 33; or Trust and Potential

    Episode 33; or Trust and Potential

    Episode 33 is here! Don't be so upset; it's only a short one! Vasilios discusses the passing of Sir Ian Holm and the new Tolkien material that has been announced, and then pads quietly into the Hobbit Hole, where a decision of Gandalf's resonates with him quite loudly.

    Sir Ian Holm Obituary: https://variety.com/2020/film/global/ian-holm-dead-bilbo-baggins-lord-of-the-rings-1234642549/?fbclid=IwAR0QICBek2vYxvThp8Dr-pWRwOU1QSoExFl_AgjBvZyjN6I61Lwf-rmAjRU

    Sir Ian Holm IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000453/

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolk…ay/id1170320003
    Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0VlM79zyRRz…IyTcGyVkCl7CdxFw
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 10 min
    Episode 32; or The Felves, Part II

    Episode 32; or The Felves, Part II

    Episode 32! In this episode, Vasilios gives you the latest news from Oxonmoot. Then the Felf (famous First Age Elves whose name begins with F) parade continues with short profiles of Finarfin, Fingon, and Finrod. He crowns YOUR favorite Felf and HIS favorite Felf. Are they the same? Find out! In the Hobbit Hole: the often-forgotten beauty of gift-giving.

    Oxonmoot News: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-online/

    Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolkien-takeaway/id1170320003
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0VlM79zyRRzVGqvaSeFJBi?si=EFTL1eIyTcGyVkCl7CdxFw
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 31; or The Felves, Part I

    Episode 31; or The Felves, Part I

    Episode 31! In this episode, Vasilios gives his take on the Josh Gad-hosted Reunited Apart: Lord of the Rings Edition. Then, set on helping you remember which F-named Elf (Felf?)is which, he does a quick rundown of Finwë, Feanor, and Fingolfin's greatest hits (with Finarfin, Fingon, and Finrod to be covered next week). In the Hobbit Hole: heroes in stories worth reading don't turn back.

    One Zoom to Rule Them All | Reunited Apart LORD OF THE RINGS Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_U0S6x_kCs

    Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolkien-takeaway/id1170320003
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0VlM79zyRRzVGqvaSeFJBi?si=EFTL1eIyTcGyVkCl7CdxFw
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 30; or That Call You Have to Take

    Episode 30; or That Call You Have to Take

    Episode 30 has arrived! Another "tens" milestone! In this episode Vasilios describes what it was like listening to the unendingly talented Andy Serkis perform a reading of "Riddles in the Dark" and gives his impressions of the upcoming Gollum video game stills. In the Hobbit Hole: hearing the call of the sea in your own life.

    Hobbitathon News Story: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/may/07/andy-serkis-to-read-the-hobbit-nonstop-for-charity-nhs

    Recording of "Riddles in the Dark": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSeVHqp2eQA

    Stills from Lord of the Rings: Gollum: https://geekculture.co/first-look-at-lord-of-the-rings-gollum-shows-tolkiens-tale-in-next-gen-glory/

    Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolkien-takeaway/id1170320003
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0VlM79zyRRzVGqvaSeFJBi?si=EFTL1eIyTcGyVkCl7CdxFw
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    Episode 29; or Home Is Where the Hearth Is

    Episode 29; or Home Is Where the Hearth Is

    Episode 29 is here!

    Vasilios shares Tolkien news from the reptile and motorcycle realm (yes, you read those correctly), talks about the Tolkien Society Awards, and reads his newest review! Afterward, he heads straight for the Hobbit Hole, where he drops some HUGE personal news. Then he explores a famous passage from The Return of the King and talks about why it now resonates so much more with him.

    Elessaurus: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8201347/Brazilian-reptile-species-named-Aragorn-Lord-Rings.html

    Yamaha Smaug: https://robbreport.com/motors/motorcycles/this-custom-yamaha-was-inspired-by-a-rolex-watch-and-named-after-a-dragon-2912776/

    Tolkien Society Awards 2020: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2020/04/winners-of-the-tolkien-society-awards-2020-announced/

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolkien-takeaway/id1170320003
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0VlM79zyRRzVGqvaSeFJBi?si=EFTL1eIyTcGyVkCl7CdxFw
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 13 min
    Episode 28; or A Conversation With Charlie Vaughn

    Episode 28; or A Conversation With Charlie Vaughn

    Episode 28 is a VERY special episode. Vasilios gets to talk with that immensely talented musician who moved hearts at SoCal Moot, Charlie Vaughn! They discuss Charlie's experience playing at the moot, his musical process, and his love of things Tolkien. Then, sit back and enjoy TWO of Charlie's songs in their entirety (including the audience favorite, "Tale of Tinuviel")and get an inside look at their composition. In the Hobbit Hole: Finrod Felagund, Charlie Vaughn, and the magic that is music.

    Charlie's Tolkien work on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bilanxmond
    Charlie's YouTube page, featuring his Tolkien song lyric videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw7bvZa2QdrA4L-8yyGGtFQ
    Charlie's Band on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/486L817VMvsAGTnNSokyEU?si=rRgKMcQ3QwemNy-Y87McsA

    The Tolkien Professor Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tolkien-professor/id1437953157
    Exploring The Lord of the Rings: https://mythgard.org/lotro/exlotr/

    Soundcloud: @tolkientakeaway
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tolkien-takeaway/id1170320003
    Facebook: facebook.com/tolkientakeaway
    Twitter: twitter.com/tolkientakeaway
    E-Mail: tolkientakeaway@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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A delightful discovery

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Randomly commited - NOT ANY MORE!

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May God continue to bless you and your new bride.

Krissy cash ,

Hobbiton or bust!

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