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Two medievalists / best buds chat Middle Earth, the wacky world of online #Tolkien fandom, & the Tolkien pop culture expanded universe

Two medievalists / best buds chat Middle Earth, the wacky world of online #Tolkien fandom, & the Tolkien pop culture expanded universe
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Two medievalists / best buds chat Middle Earth, the wacky world of online #Tolkien fandom, & the Tolkien pop culture expanded universe

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English


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Episode 6 - Amazon Maps and Blake

3/13/2019
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Guess what y'all we got another guest. Its my nephews, Blake and Bryce! We watched Fellowship together and...well, actually mostly Blake - Bryce wasn't that into it so he watched Minecraft videos in the other room. BUT I after the film I asked Blake what he thought of the whole thing - I was interested in what a tween nowadays would think of the PJ films, and I've always wanted to watch the films with them. We also round up the Amazon show news (this was recorded before the most recent map...

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 5 - The Hobbit: Into the Hobbitverse

2/13/2019
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The ladies are back with a more relaxed week - free of the fate of the souls of elves and men, we discuss the things that really matter, like why nobody in Laketown wears pants? Thats right, we watched the 1977 Hobbit film, directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., which neither of us had seen! Give it a gander to play along, the episode includes some play by play commentary, but is primarily our discussion before and after we watched. We really really enjoyed this lovely film :) then we...

Duration:00:44:26

Episode 4 - Tolkien And Religion

1/23/2019
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In this episode we debrief the news, then jump right into our interview with friend of the pod James, a PhD student in the Dept for the Study of Religion, future priest in the Anglican Church of Canada aka Episcopal Church of the USA, and huge Tolkien fan. We are discussing the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, which is a discussion between elven king Finrod Felagund and Andreth, wise woman of the house of Beor, about the nature of the souls of elves and men. Then our Shadowfact of the week will...

Duration:00:56:56

Episode 3 - Tolkien And Law

1/7/2019
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The ladies are back from Christmas break discussing breaking news as usual, then move on to this week's homework: "The Laws and Customs Among The Eldar," and its relationship to medieval legal codes. Its a text about what happens to elves after they die, how to dissolve an indissoluble elven union meant to last into eternity, the fact that JRRT got randy in the springtime, and how Feanor is actually a normcore mullet guy. This week's Shadowfact is...Vinyamar! Beware of old armor, swans, and...

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 2 - Book Collecting

12/9/2018
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Sarah and Caity are back to discuss breaking news, like Viggo's recommended reading, how Tolkien will officially be Hot in 2019, etc. Then we run through our personal JRRT book collections, just in time to remind you which editions to bother your relatives about buying you for Christmas. Last, the Shadowfact of the Week: The Ring of Barahir🐍💍🐍

Duration:00:57:57

Episode 1 - Feanorians Behaving Badly

11/20/2018
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Sarah and Caity introduce themselves and talk about how they got to know Tolkien in the inaugural episode of Hole in the Ground! Read more about Luke Shelton's work here: https://luke-shelton.com/tolkien-experience-project/ See the work of artist Zipavika here: http://zipavika.tumblr.com/

Duration:00:48:05