Welcome to the Longwinded One

Now Producing the Inglorion Bastards Trilogy

Inspired by the Dagor Dagorath prophecy of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings (LOTR), Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), and Adventures in Middle Earth.

A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast. Featuring the Adventures in Middle Earth rule set.


Exclusive Interviews:

Jacob Rodgers

Jacob Rodgers was a writer and developer for The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth. INTERVIEW

Lord of the Rings Online

Jerry Snook and Chris Pierson are the Community Manager and Lead World Builder from Lord of the Rings Online. INTERVIEW

Corey Olsen

The Tolkien Professor, is a professor and podcaster best known for his work in new media promoting the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. INTERVIEW: PART 1, PART 2, PART 3

Paul Strack

Long-time roleplayer and creator of the Elvish Data Model or “Eldamo." INTERVIEW

Fiona Jallings

She is a professional translator of Neo-Sindarin and Neo-Quenya and runs Realelvish.net. She also runs a Neo-Sindarin class, based on her textbook for Neo-Sindarin. INTERVIEW

James Tauber

CEO of Eldarion, technologist, and creator of the Digital Tolkien Project. INTERVIEW

Michael Drout

Dr. Drout is the Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College. INTERVIEW: PART 1, PART 2

Mark Fonstad

Geographer, professor, and son of the late Karen Wynn Fonstad- creator of the Atlas of Middle Earth. INTERVIEW

David Day

Canadian author of more than forty books: poetry, natural history, ecology, mythology, fantasy, and children's literature. Internationally, he is best known for his literary criticism on J. R. R. Tolkien and his works. INTERVIEW

Verlyn Flieger

Dr. Verlyn Flieger is an author, editor, and professor  at the University of Maryland and Signum University. She teaches courses in comparative mythology, medieval literature and the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. She is a three-time Mythopoeic Award winner. INTERVIEW 1, INTERVIEW 2

Ted Nasmith

Ted Nasmith is a Canadian artist, illustrator and architectural renderer. He is best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien's works — The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. INTERVIEW

Dimitra Fimi

Dr. Dimitra Fimi is an academic and writer and since 2018 the Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature at the University of Glasgow. She is an authority on the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and children's fantasy literature. INTERVIEW

Vicky Ronn

Dr. Vicki Ronn is an Associate Professor of English at Friends University. She is also a member of the Mythopoeic Society, and part of their awards committee. INTERVIEW

John D. Rateliff (TBD)

Having worked for both TSR and Wizards of the Coast on Dungeons and Dragons, he is also a scholar specializing in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including his book, The History of The Hobbit.

David Bratman (TBD)

He is co-editor of Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, and former editor of Mythprint, the bulletin of The Mythopoeic Society. He has also written a large number of books reviews, essays, and compiled bibliographies and reader guides to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. INTERVIEW

Douglas A. Anderson (TBD)

He is an American writer and editor on the subjects of fantasy and medieval literature, specializing in textual analysis of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. His first published book was The Annotated Hobbit. He was a founding editor of the Tolkien Studies journal.

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