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Episode #23 - The Great River

8/19/2018
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This river is not good, but it is GREAT! It is very late and we get into some nail-biting situations during chapter XXI of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Special thanks to Kalle for the into music. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your...

Duration:02:15:29

Episode #22 - Farewell to Lórien

8/12/2018
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Farewell, Farewell! You’re in for a treat as we get multilingual during Chapter XX of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Special thanks to Kalle, Luca, and Jelle for sending us Galadriel’s lament. Also, huge shout out to Chase, Ego, and Christine for contributing to the show. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel...

Duration:02:19:39

Episode #21 - The Mirror of Galadriel

8/5/2018
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Namárië, beautiful Arwen! We are emotional at the start but we are ready to discuss Chapter XIX of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at...

Duration:02:08:46

Episode #20 - Lothlórien

7/29/2018
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Introducing Haldir! We are blindfolded as we discuss Chapter XVIII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will...

Duration:02:24:35

Episode #19 - The Bridge of Khazad-dûm

7/22/2018
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“You shall not pass!” Fools are flying as we discuss Chapter XVII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will...

Duration:02:20:30

Episode #18 - A Journey in the Dark

7/15/2018
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Sniffing has never been more important as we journey in the dark! Welcome to Moria, please don’t toss rocks into old creepy wells as we discuss Chapter XVII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story!...

Duration:02:21:03

Episode #17 - The Ring Goes South

7/8/2018
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The snow drifts get higher and higher! Aragorn and Gandalf debate the path ahead as we discuss Chapter XV of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at...

Duration:02:28:06

Episode #16 - Council of Elrond Part 2

7/1/2018
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The Council Continued! We continue to put all the pieces together as we discuss Chapter XIV of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at...

Duration:02:14:04

Episode #15 - Council of Elrond Part 1

6/24/2018
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It’s time for Council! It’s time to put all the pieces together as we discuss Chapter XIV of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at...

Duration:02:30:25

Episode #14 - Many Meetings

6/17/2018
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Welcome to the Last Homely House East of the Sea! We are rested and reacquainted with old friends as we discuss Chapter XIII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Gandalf and Frodo catch up! There is feasting, singing, and many happy meetings in Rivendell. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a...

Duration:02:35:35

Episode #13 - Flight to the Ford

6/10/2018
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GLORFINDEL!!!!! Frodo is in bad shape as we discuss Chapter XII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Bill the pony is in high spirits! He helps the Hobbits and Aragorn pick a path that will be a little easier on our friend Frodo! The Black Riders are all about and we may need a little extra help as we near the Ford. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by...

Duration:02:21:56

Episode #12 - A Knife in the Dark

6/3/2018
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Lots of LORE ahead! Who is Gil-galad? Enjoy the ambient weather sounds as tramp through the wild in Chapter XI of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The ponies are GONE! The town is wild with talk about the particular company at the Prancing Pony. It will be difficult to leave unnoticed. The Bywater Post: please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min...

Duration:02:26:30

Episode #11 - Strider

5/20/2018
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Who can we trust? The tension continues to build as we discuss Chapter X of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Frodo and company are back in their room deep in secret conversations! The Black Riders are BACK and Merry is still missing. The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. NEW MONTHLY Bywater Post episode coming soon! Please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling:...

Duration:02:20:45

Episode #10 - The Sign at the Prancing Pony

5/6/2018
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The Hobbits are in Bree! Enjoy some mead, meat, and cheese as we discuss Chapter IX of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Merry takes off into the night while the others join the “company” in the common room. The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. Please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter...

Duration:02:41:39

Episode #9 - Fog on the Barrow Downs

4/22/2018
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What is a Barrow-wight? You will need your compass as we discuss Chapter VIII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The Barrow-wight is no joke of a character! The Barrow Downs are full of spells and other strange enchantments, BEWARE! The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. Please send your “Tolkien Stories” to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us...

Duration:02:18:14

Episode #8 - In the House of Tom Bombadil

4/8/2018
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Who is Tom Bombadil? The ring takes a backseat as we discuss Chapter VII of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The “Master” takes “good” care of our Hobbits! The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. We love it and we share it! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will continue on April 22nd! Make sure to read Chapter VIII, Fog on the Barrow-downs. We’ll see you in a fortnight! If you’d like to support the show and get access to...

Duration:02:12:06

Episode #7 - The Old Forest

3/25/2018
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So many Willow tree references! A spell of disorientation takes over as we discuss Chapter VI of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s under the hedge and into the old forest we go. The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. We love it and we share it! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will continue on April 8th! Make sure to read Chapter VII, In the House of Tom Bombadil. We’ll see you in a fortnight! If you’d like to support the...

Duration:02:40:18

Episode #6 - A Conspiracy Unmasked

3/11/2018
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A Bath, a Brew and a Conspiracy Two! Things get a little more light-hearted as we discuss Chapter V of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Once at Crickhollow, the hobbits take a bath, eat a second supper, and discuss conspiracy theories! The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. We love it and we share it! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will continue on March 25th! Make sure to read Chapter VI, The Old Forest. We’ll see you in a...

Duration:02:31:27

Interview w/ Tami Lane: Oscar Award winning prosthetic makeup artist

3/4/2018
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Hey Friends! We have a SPECIAL GUEST with us today! We had an awesome opportunity to interview award-winning prosthetic and make-up artist Tami Lane! Her work can be found in some of our favorite films: LOTR, the Hobbit trilogy, and The Chronicles of Narnia. This was an amazing experience as Tami shares some exclusive stories during this interview! The entire discussion is full of goodies! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will continue on March...

Duration:01:43:53

Episode #5 - A Short Cut to Mushrooms

2/25/2018
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Ez has an actual encounter with a Black Rider! It’s dark and rainy as we discuss Chapter IV of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Pippin, Frodo, and Sam take a shortcut and end up running into someone from Frodo’s past. The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. We love it and we share it! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will continue on March 11th! Make sure to read Chapter V, A Conspiracy Unmasked. We’ll see you in a fortnight! Keep...

Duration:02:32:17