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Riddles in the Dark 2.09: In Case of Emergency, Call the Elven King

Laketown and its socio-political-economic position in the region are examined.

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Special Trailer Episode: Did You Remember to Pack the Trebuchet?

All four Riddles in the Dark cohoses review the first trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

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Riddles in the Dark Digest: The Bonus Episode

Trish Lambert and Breana Melvin talk through a video that Breana compiled of all of Peter...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.08: The Beginning of Desolation

Prof Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert talk about how Peter Jackson will begin The...

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Tolkien Chat 12: Adaptation and The Hobbit Movies

Prof Cory Olsen offers his thoughts on Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film and its adaptation from...

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Riddles in the Dark 23: Riddle Me Not

Prof Cory Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert review a year's worth of riddles for Movie 1.

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Riddles in the Dark 22: The White Council

Prof Cory Olsen and Dave Kale respond to the listeners by discussing the winning topic: The White...

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Riddles in the Dark 21: Songs and Poems

In this musical version of Riddles in the Dark, Prof Cory Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert get...

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Riddles in the Dark 20: Of the Rings of Power and the First Film

After some time looking at some of the media articles that have been showing up about Jackson and...

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Riddles in the Dark 19: Sauron - Hot or Not?

Talk turns to the bad guys in this episode. After checking out the most recent movie scroll,...

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Riddles in the Dark 18: Hobbit Day Panel - The Director's Cut

It is a first-time "group episode" as Prof. Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert are joined...

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Riddles in the Dark 17: Radagast the Brown and the Movie App

Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert consider Radagast the Brown as he...

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Riddles in the Dark 14: Escape and ahem, Trilogy Announcement

Prof. Olsen and Dave discuss more character development stuff, Bilbo and the Company's escape...

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Riddles in the Dark 4: Thorin Oakenshield

A discussion of the great dwarf leader, Thorin Oakenshield, one of the main characters of The...

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Return and Recovery

The Hobbit Series Lecture 8 in which we discuss the death of Thorin and Bilbo's return to Bag...

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Silmarillion Seminar 2

The second session of the new Silmarillion Seminar, discussing the Valaquenta.

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Q and A Session 2

Discussing Aragorn's prophecies, Goldberry, and Glorfindel's identity. Students present: Rachel...

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Q and A Session 1

Discussing orcs v. goblins, the Watcher in the Water's targeting of Frodo, the lands east of...

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WC Tolkien Course, Session 32

The TT: Book III, Chap 10-11; IV.1. Recorded 4/9/10.

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WC Tolkien Course, Session 31

The TT: Book III, Chap 7-9. Recorded 4/7/10.

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