Tolkien Chat 19: Mythgard at Mythcon 2014

Professor Corey Olsen was joined by a record number of Mythgard students at Mythcon 45 in August 2014. In the midst of all the activity, the group got the chance to get together and compare notes about the conference and the papers being presented. As an added benefit, they were visited by a string of […]

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Beowulf Reactions

Corey comments on the release of Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf. Originally recorded May 2014. Listen on iTunes or here. Update: Check out the Beowulf Through Tolkien class from Signum University, taught by Anglo-Saxon and Tolkien scholar, Dr. Tom Shippey.

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Silmarillion Seminar 35

The final installment of the Silmarillion Seminar, “The Lost Episode” has been recreated for your listening pleasure! Find it here or on iTunes

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Office Hours 5

After a long absence,  Office Hours with The Tolkien Professor is back! Professor Olsen discusses such diverse topics as the relationship between the Rohirrim and the Anglo-Saxons and the practicality of getting a graduate degree in Tolkien Studies.  You can download Office Hours #6 here, or listen on iTunes.

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Tolkien Chat 15: Gilsdorf and Smith

The Tolkien Professor chats with authors and uber-geeks Ethan Gilsdorf and Noble Smith.  Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. Noble Smith is the author of The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a […]

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Tolkien Chat 14: Bernd Greisinger of the Greisinger Musuem

Bernd Greisinger has opened up his private collection of Tolkien-related literature, art, and collectibles to the public in an immersive, multi-media experience at the Greisinger Museum of Jenins, Switzerland. Mr. Greisinger talks to Professor Olsen about his collection, and his vision for the museum. You can find the files here, or subscribe to The Tolkien […]

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Tolkien Chat 13:Mythcon 44

Tolkien Chat 13: Mythgard at Mythcon 44 July 12 through 15 saw a swarm of fantasy scholars and fans descend on the Kellogg Conference Center of Michigan State University to participate in the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythcon 44. This year’s theme, “The Green and Growing Land,” spark the imagination of a number of Mythgard Institute students. […]

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Silmarillion Seminar 34

The penultimate session of the Silmarillion Seminar is now available. Silmarillion Seminar 34, “Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers” (aka “The One in Which Lara Speaks”) covers Part 1 of The Rings of Power and the Third Age. Find it here or check out this and all the other Tolkien Professor podcasts on iTunes.

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Faerie and Fantasy 34

Join Professor Olsen’s class as they wrap up Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”, chapters 12-14. You can find this episode and all the past episodes of the Faerie and Fantasy class here or subscribe to The Tolkien Professor podcasts via iTunes. Godspeed!

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Silmarillion Seminar 25

Just when you thought things were getting better, they take a Turin for the worse. We discuss all things Turin Turambar on Episode 25 of the Silmarillion Seminar, available here or on iTunes. Are we doomed to a third episode on Turin? Listen and find out!

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