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Riddles in the Dark Digest 5: Beginning and Bilbo

In the fifth episode of Riddles in the Dark Digest, co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert share analyst and listener...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 33

Peter S. Beagle, "The Last Unicorn", Chapters 9-11, Recorded 04/18/11.

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Riddles in the Dark 15: Wargs and Eagles and Bears, Oh My!

Prof. Olsen and Dave discuss talking animals. After all, that's what the Hobbit is all about, right? The films will...

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Silmarillion Seminar 25: Things take a Turin for the Worse

The twenty-fifth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering the second part of Chapter 21 of the Quenta...

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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 from the goblin tunnels...

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Tolkien Chat 11: The Princess and The Hobbit

Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were both released in...

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Mythgard Swoops in on Return of the Ring

Mythgard students and faculty attending the Tolkien Society's Return of the Ring conference with Tolkien Professor...

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Silmarillion Seminar 24: Don't Blame it on Turin, Blame it on the Boogie

The twenty-forth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering the first part of Chapter 21 of the Quenta...

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Silmarillion Seminar 23: Dragon 1.0

The twenty-third session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering Chapter 20 of the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Fifth...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 32

Peter S. Beagle, "The Last Unicorn", Chapters 5-8, Recorded 04/15/11.

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Riddles in the Dark 13: What else but Comic-Con?

Digest co-host Trish joins Prof. Olsen and Dave as they cover all things Hobbit and Comic-Con. And Christopher...

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Riddles in the Dark Digest 4: The Split

Dave and Trish wrap up their marathon Saturday podcasting session with one more digest. This week we revisit The...

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Riddles in the Dark 12: The Riddle Game

This episode we discuss our namesake Hobbit chapter: Riddles in the Dark. We can't wait so see The Riddle Game...

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Riddles in the Dark Digest 3: Rivalries and Trollish Dilemmas

Dave and Trish are on a roll! In this episode we review predictions, analysis, and feedback on Riddles 4 and 5 and...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 31

Peter S. Beagle, "The Last Unicorn", Chapters 1-4, Recorded 04/13/11.

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Riddles in the Dark Digest 2: Now with More Azanulbizar

The Digest is back! Trish Lambert joins the Riddles team and helps Dave review predictions, analyses, and listener...

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WC Faerie Course, Session 30

C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", Chapters 12-17, Recorded 04/11/11.

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WC Faerie Course, Session 29

C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", Chapters 7-11, Recorded 04/08/11.

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Riddles in the Dark 11: Gollum...and Romance?

This week we discuss two topics that go hand-in-hand: Gollum and romance. Duh.

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WC Faerie Course, Session 28

C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", Chapters 1-6, Recorded 04/04/11.

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