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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

Episode #4 - Three is Company

2/11/2018
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Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear! We are overcome by song as we discuss Chapter III of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. We leave Bag End and travel through the Shire. Pippin, Sam, and Frodo enjoy the countryside, sing a few songs, and try their best to avoid a mysterious Black Rider. The Bywater Post is flooded with mail and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will continue on Feb. 25th! Make...

Duration:02:31:09

Episode #3 - The Shadow of the Past

1/28/2018
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The “white spaces” are coming into view as we discuss Chapter II of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring! During this discussion, we’ll stop in at the Green Dragon, discuss the history of the RING, and learn a little more about Gollum. There will be “shadows of the past”, shadows to come, and shadows that “lie”. The Bywater Post is SNOWED UNDER!!! We have volunteers to help us sort through it all. Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien The reread will...

Duration:02:31:52

Episode #2 - A Long Expected Party

1/14/2018
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Join us as we “disappear” into Chapter I of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring! During this discussion, we’ll stop in at the Ivy Bush, fill up the corners at the Party Field, and visit with Bilbo at Bag End. There is a ‘gross’ amount of detail in this chapter! Don’t miss out on the firework sound effects and crazy accents!!! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien/ The reread will continue on Jan. 28th! Make sure to read Chapter II, The Shadow of the Past....

Duration:01:59:07

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