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Silmarillion Seminar 34:Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

The thirty-fourth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, Part 1

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Riddles in the Dark 2.07: Half-Baked Bolg Weirdness

Prof Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert wander around Dol Guldur and consider how Azog and his little boy will...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.06: Vengeance for My Dolly!

Prof Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert talk Dale politics and consider how the enigmatic Bard will be...

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Riddles in the Dark Digest 2.03: Black Spiders and White Harts

Trish Lambert and Laura Berkholtz review reader's comments and analyst opinions on Riddle 2.03 dealing with the elves...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.05: In Thranduil's Hall

Prof Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert enter the Hall of the Elven King to consider how events will unfold...

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Riddles in the Dark Digest 2.02: Thrain in Vain

Trish Lambert and Laura Berkholtz review reader's comments and analyst opinions on Riddle 2.02 dealing with the fate...

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Silmarillion Seminar 33:The Castle of Arrrggghhhhhh

The thirty-third session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering the Allkalabeth, Part 3

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Silmarillion Seminar 32: Somewhere Beyond the Sea

The thirty-second session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering the Allkalabeth, Part 2

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Riddles in the Dark 24: The Long-Expected Podcast

At long last, the much anticipated, recording-breaking 3-hour RITD Christmas Special! The trio fully debriefs The...

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Riddles in the Dark Digest 2.01: Flogging a Dead Beorn

Trish Lambert and Laura Berkholtz review reader's comments and analyst opinions on Riddle 2.01 dealing with Beorn's...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.04: Attercop and Tomnoddy

Prof Cory Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert tap into their spidey senses to consider Mirkwood's arachnids in The...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.03: Into the Woods

Prof Cory Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert stroke imaginary beards over how Mirkwood will be portrayed in The...

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Silmarillion Seminar 31: Frank From Numenor

The thirty-first session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering the Allkalabeth, Part 1

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Silmarillion Seminar 30: I Pity the Fool

The thirtieth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering Chapter 24 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Voyage of...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.02: Where's Poppa?

Prof Cory Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert wonder what happened to Thrain and what we will learn about him in...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.01: Ursa Major or Ursa Minor

Prof Cory Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert consider Beorn, his place in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and his...

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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 J.R.R. Tolkien's...

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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 Council. Which...

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