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Riddles in the Dark Supererogatory Episode 5

Corey and Trish (standing in for Laura) share great listener observations about the Battle of Dol Guldur (RITD...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.10: Dol Guldur Part 2 - The Black Hats

What is Sauron up to? Where are all those Orcs going anyway? And what's going on with the Nazgul? We don't have the...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.09: Dol Guldur Part 1 - The White Hats

In a Daveless episode, Trish and Corey consider what will be happening at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.04: Meanwhile, Back in Laketown

What's going on in Laketown while the Dwarves are zigging and zagging around Erebor with a dragon in close pursuit?...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.03: There and Back Again - The Beginning

Saddle up the battle pigs! The RITD team go from serious to silly and back again as they consider the many ways that...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.02: Those Elves

Talking Elves in the second episode of the third year of Riddles in the Dark.

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.01: Action and Violence

The first riddle episode of the last year of Riddles in the Dark considers how action and violence impact the first...

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Silmarillion Seminar 35:The Lost Episode

The thirty-fifth session of the Silmarillion Seminar, covering Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, Part 2

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 1, Episode b

The second installment of Phase 1 of Year 3 of Riddles in the Dark team sees us revisiting The Hobbit: Desolation of...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 1, Episode a

The Riddles in the Dark team returns for the third and final round of the "how will Jackson tell the story" game....

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Tolkien Chat 17: Reactions to the Desolation of Smaug Part 2

Part 2: Professor Olsen discusses his reactions to the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug

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Tolkien Chat 16: Reactions to the Desolation of Smaug Part 1

Part 1: Professor Olsen discusses his reactions to the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug

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A Bit of Wookie: Riddles in the Dark Year 2 in Review

As The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is unveiled around the world, Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Laura Berkholtz, and...

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Riddles in the Dark: Hail Fellow and Fewmets!

Warming up by looking at some more materail from The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, our Riddles in the Dark co-hosts...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.16: You Be Dragon?

Checking out a flood of material released by Peter Jackson for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, with a little...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.15: Fringe Festival 2

Considering the fringe characters in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug by way of Lego set interpretation. There is a...

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Call-In Office Hours 5

The fifth Tolkien Professor open Skype Session, recorded on October 7, 2013. Topics discussed include invisible...

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Riddles in the Dark 2.13: The End of All Things (In the Second Movie)

From what cliff will we be left hanging at the end of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug?

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Riddles in the Dark 2.10: Is This a Ring I See Before Me?

The most prominent inanimate character in the Third Age of Middle-earth is discussed in the context of Peter...

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Riddles in the Dark Midyear Review

Corey Olsen, Trish Lambert and Laura Berkholtz review all the riddles and conundra posed so far for The Hobbit:...

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