95 episodes

In this inspirational, hyper-informational encyclopodcast, husband-and-wife team Ryan and Joanna attempt to explain their respective nerd passions to each other. Each week, Joanna schools Ryan on one topic drawn from the web's oldest J.R.R. Tolkien resource, the Encyclopedia of Arda. In return, Ryan learns Joanna a thing or two about one topic drawn from the deliriously comprehensive Star Wars database, Wookieepedia. Will they turn each other into Lord of the Rings and Star Wars aficionados or get swallowed alive by two of the most complex fictional universes of all time? There's only one way to find out!

What's Lightsabers, Precious? Joanna and Ryan

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

In this inspirational, hyper-informational encyclopodcast, husband-and-wife team Ryan and Joanna attempt to explain their respective nerd passions to each other. Each week, Joanna schools Ryan on one topic drawn from the web's oldest J.R.R. Tolkien resource, the Encyclopedia of Arda. In return, Ryan learns Joanna a thing or two about one topic drawn from the deliriously comprehensive Star Wars database, Wookieepedia. Will they turn each other into Lord of the Rings and Star Wars aficionados or get swallowed alive by two of the most complex fictional universes of all time? There's only one way to find out!

    WLP Episode 81 - Rise of Skywalker & Mandalorian Spoilercast

    WLP Episode 81 - Rise of Skywalker & Mandalorian Spoilercast

    SPOILER WARNING! In this special episode we talk in-depth about Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian, but mostly about Klaud the Banana Slug Monster.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    WLP Episode 80 - Christopher "Daddy's Books" Tolkien

    WLP Episode 80 - Christopher "Daddy's Books" Tolkien

    In this special episode, we pay respects and look back on the life and career of Christopher "Daddy's Books" Tolkien, the patron saint of the Middle-Earth half of this podcast. Plus, important info about the future of the show!

    • 31 min
    WLP Episode 79 - Festive Fanfic Extravaganza 2019

    WLP Episode 79 - Festive Fanfic Extravaganza 2019

    How long have Gimli and Loki been dating? How do you teach Darth Maul about Christmas? Answers to these questions, plus pregnant Frodo, Luke Skywalker in Barbie pajamas, and other holiday tales to warm the cockles of your heart.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    WLP78 - Forodwaith/Yoda's Species

    WLP78 - Forodwaith/Yoda's Species

    How was the Witch-King like Elsa? Canonically, how many toes does a Yoda have? Answers to these questions, plus flossing, Balto discussion, and Werner Herzog telling it like is.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    WLP Episode 77 - Arnor/Mandalorians

    WLP Episode 77 - Arnor/Mandalorians

    What's the hoary history of where hobbits habitate? What's the backstory behind the bounty hunting beskar badasses? Answers to these questions, plus Witch-King waggery, anti-Jedi jetpacks, and yet more yarns from Yahoo Answers.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    WLP Episode 76 - Angband and Utumno/Doomsday Ship

    WLP Episode 76 - Angband and Utumno/Doomsday Ship

    What were Morgoth's bud holes like? What happens when you mix Titanic, 2001, and WarGames with a sprinkle of terrible decisions? Answers to these questions, plus shilling for Disney, loving lamps, and the glorious return of Dash "The Man" Rendar.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kilpa1bk ,

Perfect for people who want to know more about LOTR and Star Wars!!!

The hosts do an awesome job of presenting typically daunting topics from both LOTR and Star Wars in a manner that is both funny and informative.

If you want to take a deeper dive into Star Wars Canon and Legends, this podcast is for you.

If you want more info on the eternally complicated LOTR back lore, this podcast is for you.

BickiBictoria ,

My favorite podcast

This always puts me in a good mood!

Interesting to listen to two very intelligent women who are so knowledgeable!

You two “crack” me up!

Kaje305 ,

Love this show.

It's fantastic. Just tops. 5 stars. Listen to it.

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