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Nov

21

Eat Like a Hobbit, Support a Great Project

A friend of The Tolkien Professor for years and collaborator on Dr. Olsen’s Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon, Heath Dill is crowdfunding the development of a Tolkien-themed cookbook!  Get in on the action at Kickstarter to support this project. Several of the contribution tiers feature Tolkien Professor and Mythgard-themed bonuses, so choose the one that’s right for you.  Bon appétit!

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Nov

19

Faerie and Fantasy 38

Hard on the heels of FF 37 comes episode 38! Prof. Olsen and class tackle chapters 17-23 of the Young Adult Fantasy “Sabriel” by Garth Nix. Listen to this episode (or the entire series) here or on iTunes.

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Nov

17

Faerie and Fantasy 37

The new episode of the Faerie and Fantasy course is out! This installment covers chapters 12-17 of Garth Nix’s YA fantasy novel, “Sabriel.” Listen here or on iTunes.

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Nov

01

Silmarillion Seminar 29

“When you Wish Upon a Star”, the twenty-ninth session of the Silmarillion Seminar is out! Be sure to catch Mike Therway’s brilliant “Style Time” moments, and the delightful introduction by Matt Shaw (aka Beren in Dixie) . Listen here or on iTunes.

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Oct

15

Silmarillion Seminar 28

In this latest installment of the Silmarillion Seminar, find out why “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”. Episode 28 is now available here, or on iTunes.

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Oct

07

Faerie and Fantasy 36

A nip of fall in the air? Cozy up with the Tolkien Professor and his class as they make their way through Garth Nix’s “Sabriel”. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.

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Oct

04

Silmarillion Seminar 26 & 27!

We have two new episodes of the Silmarillion Seminar for you! Episode 26 covers Part 3 “Of Turin Turambar”, and episode 27 goes over equally cheery ground with “Of The Ruin of Doriath”. Don’t miss the fun! As always, you can subscribe to the Tolkien Professor feed on iTunes, or listen here.

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Sep

24

Faerie and Fantasy 35

This episode begins a new book, the modern young adult fantasy novel “Sabriel” from Garth Nix.  What makes modern fantasy different from classic fantasy? Listen and find out!

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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Sep

15

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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Sep

09

Last Call: Signed Copies of Exploring The Hobbit

If you are hoping to get a personalized and signed copy of Dr. Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbitmake sure you submit your order by sending an email with your name and personalized note request to [email protected] – no later than Tuesday, September 11th at 12:00 pm (UTC-5).

When preparing payment, be sure to include the the shipping cost, calculated based on your address for international orders or $6.95 for the first book + $1.00 for each additional copy domestically.

Dr. Olsen will be readying his signing hand for next week and you should expect your very own copy of his book in your mailbox soon after!

 

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