The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth
by Alan Sisto & Shawn Marchese
October 5, 2020 2:00 am
As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon.
Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien’s books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the two guys you’d want to hang out with at a pub and talk Tolkien with. And the number of the towers shall be two. Or three. Or… five? If it’s not clear yet, we’ll clear it up in this introduction to Book III of The Lord of the Rings, and the second volume of the not-really-a-trilogy that happens to be named after some arbitrarily chosen pair of very tall buildings. We also look back at the story so far and learn that Tolkien himself was the first person to leave Tom Bombadil out of an adaptation of his work. Plus, what we did over our summer break: including favorite moments from this year’s online Oxonmoot and Mythmoot.
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