III. Trials of the Valar Episode 114: A Conversation with Dr. Dimitra Fimi

Episode 114: A Conversation with Dr. Dimitra Fimi

A treasure trove of fun and interesting stories, listen as Dr. Fimi discusses her written work, her most influential mentors, her favorite interviews, discovering treasures in the Bodleian Library, why The Hobbit is so much fun to read aloud, and the lay called Narsilion. Tolkien Experience Podcast: https://luke-shelton.com/2020/01/03/tep-1-dimitra-fimi/

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 112: Fan Interview: Liam and Bea

Episode 112: Fan Interview: Liam and Bea

Join us as we talk to two fans of the podcast. Liam is from the USA and Bea is from Norway. Together we talk about the campaign, Tolkien, and D&D in general. At around 29 minutes you begin to understand why the podcast is called the “Longwinded One.” Other Podcasts Mentioned: Adventure Zone Realms of …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 107: Ted Nasmith: A Powerful Affinity for Tolkien

Episode 107: Ted Nasmith: A Powerful Affinity for Tolkien

An incredible artist, scholar, musician, and conversationalist, Ted Nasmith delights in this episode as he talks about the evolution of his art and projects. Get to know the man who has turned beloved words into beloved art. Podcast References: All Artwork can be found on tednasmith.com Ballantine LOTR Covers Hildebrandt Calendars Oxonmoot Paul C Godfried …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 102: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 2

Episode 102: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 2

In this second part of the interview with Dr. Flieger, we discuss many of her essays. We use “The Body in Question: the Unhealed Wounds of Frodo Baggins” as a vehicle for discussing Raiken. We talk about Numenor in “Drowned Lands” and whether it is possible for sailors to find Meneltarma after the breaking of …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 101: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 1

Episode 101: Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 1

Kick off the last chapter of the trilogy with Dr. Flieger. Listen as we discuss Tolkien’s larger body of work, such as: The Lost Road, The Notion Club Papers, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, and Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics. Learn about the concept of “eucatastrophe” and how that relates to the …

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II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 99: Forty Years of David Day

Episode 99: Forty Years of David Day

Join me as I chat with Canadian author, David Day. We talk about his four decades of writing books for Tolkien fans, his love of poetry, his days as a lumberjack, his interactions with members of Monty Python, his friendships with Alan Lee and John Howe, and his misunderstanding with the Tolkien Society.

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 95: Finishing with Feredir

Episode 95: Finishing with Feredir

Marco comes back to chat with us about the changes Feredir has gone through. He laments the loss of Anguirel, and discusses this continuation of the Túrin Turambar story. He hints at an explosive ending to part two, Rise of the Mormegil.

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 91: Wayfinding with Mark Fonstad

Episode 91: Wayfinding with Mark Fonstad

In this episode, we talk to a professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, Mark Fonstad. He happens to be the son of Karen Wynn Fonstad, the cartographer responsible for the Atlas of Middle Earth. We discuss Karen’s path into map making and how the idea for the Atlas came about. Mark gives background …

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II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 86: Raiken & Tentacle Monsters

Episode 86: Raiken & Tentacle Monsters

In this interview with Josh, we learn about Raiken’s character development through part two of the trilogy. We discuss the difficulty as players and game masters in creating memorable and creative moments. And for the first time in 86 episodes, the interviewer becomes the interviewee.

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