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Riddles in the Dark, The Ultimate Episode (Really!)

In the final episode of a long journey there and back again, Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and...

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Riddles in the Dark, The Penultimate Episode

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Trish Lambert and Dave Kale discuss three of the six "leftover"...

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Riddles in the Dark, The Beginning of the End

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Trish Lambert and Dave Kale conduct a lightning round of the Year...

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The Riddles in the Dark Team Debriefs The Battle of the Five Armies

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Trish Lambert and Dave Kale share their thoughts about The Hobbit: The...

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The Tolkien Professor Debriefs The Battle of the Five Armies

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen offers his own reactions, observations and insights about the third installment of...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Postgame Episode 7

In the second ending to the Riddles in the Dark series, The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Postgame Episode 6

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert go over more of the information that has...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, DOS Extended Edition Analysis

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert considered the extra footage included in...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Postgame Episode 5

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert are happy to finally be able to dig into...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Postgame Episode 3: It's LEGO Time!

Just in time to save us from an episode of wandering speculations in the void created by Warner Brothers and Peter...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Postgame Episode 2: Not a Banner Episode

Co-hosts and live listeners found it hard to like the promotional banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Postgame Episode 1: On with the Analysis

The analysis phase kicks off by pondering the trailer for the extended edition of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.16: The Riddle Roundup, Time to Vote!

The whole Riddles in the Dark gang races through all 15 riddles and conundra while Corey casts his votes for all to...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.15: The Journey Home

We wrap up the riddle game with the key question: Will there be a Bag End auction?

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.14: The Aftermath

What happens when the dust settles after the battle? Corey and Trish ask the tough questions.

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Bonus Episode: Comic-Con and the Teaser Trailer

Dave and guest listener Karen offer up a first hand view of the Comic-Con experience. Then Corey launches into a...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.13: Farewell to Thorin

Corey and Trish put the "fun" into "funeral" in this installment of Riddles in the Dark, while Dave is off running...

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.12: The Battle of Five Armies, Part 2

Who's gonna die? That's the big question in this episode of Riddles in the Dark, as The Tolkien Professor and fellow...

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Riddles in the Dark Supererogatory Episode 4

Corey and Trish (standing in for Laura) go over all the riddles covering the Siege (RITD Episodes 3.06, 3.07 and 3.08)

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Riddles in the Dark Year 3, Phase 2, Episode 3.11: The Battle of Five Armies, Part 1

Why will the Elves march to Erebor? Will Bilbo be conscious for the battle? Does Roac constitute one of the armies?...

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