Faerûn Episode 169: Ciran, Mitoa, and their Creators

Episode 169: Ciran, Mitoa, and their Creators

You have had the pleasure to get to know Sonya already. Now, you get the same sort of behind-the-scenes look at Ciran, Mitoa, and the players that both created and voice them.

Faerûn Episode 163: In the Realm with Clayton Emery

Episode 163: In the Realm with Clayton Emery

Lady Luck granted us an asynchronous interview with the Clayton Emery, the author of the “Night School” short story from “The Halls of Stormweather.” Learn about the architect of the Tamlin Uskevren character, and about his time writing for TSR and WotC (Wizards of the Coast).

Faerûn Episode 159: Meet Sonya: The Creator and Performer

Episode 159: Meet Sonya: The Creator and Performer

Come listen as we talk to Marco, who created the Shadovar character, and Abby, who plays her on the podcast. Learn about her character build, the evolution of her personality, and possibly some Easter eggs (if you listen carefully).

Faerûn Episode 158: Philip Athans: The Years of Phil

Episode 158: Philip Athans: The Years of Phil

Join us for this first interview of Season 4. Philip Athans was the Managing Editor at Wizards of the Coast when the Sembia: Gateway to the Realms, the Erevis Cale trilogy, and the Twilight War trilogy came out. He was THE Forgotten Realms guy over at Wizards, and we got to spend an hour with …

Read Article Read More

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 149: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 2

Episode 149: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 2

Shawn and Alan chat with Jared about the Second Prophecy of Mandos and the Dagor Dagorath. They read parts of the early manuscript containing the prophecy and discuss theories about why Christopher (and his father) abandoned this concept. The trio end by introducing the Jared’s original poem, Lay of Angruin. Listen to the Lay in …

Read Article Read More

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 148: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 1

Episode 148: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 1

My double secret guests on this episode are none other than Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese from the Prancing Pony Podcast. Join us as we learn more about the dynamic duo of the PPP. Come bear witness as we they partake in a “Lightning Round” set of fun question (like they do on their show).

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 146: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Warwick and Great Haywood

Episode 146: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Warwick and Great Haywood

Join us as Dr. Andrew Higgins shows us around Warwick and Great Haywood, both of which were early sources of inspiration for the first iteration of the Lord of the Rings legendarium. Come see Warwick Castle, Shugborough Hall, Essex Bridge, and Rock Cottage. After the virtual tour we get a chance to chat a little …

Read Article Read More

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 145: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Birmingham

Episode 145: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Birmingham

Come on a virtual tour with Mary Moore from Birmingham Tours as we visit Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog, the new King Edward’s School, Edgbaston Waterworks Tower, and Perrott’s Folly. Visit Birmingham Tours for more information: https://www.BirminghamTours.co.uk

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 140: John D. Rateliff, Doctor of Fantasy

Episode 140: John D. Rateliff, Doctor of Fantasy

In what will likely be the last interview with a Tolkien scholar on the podcast, we discuss John’s path to Marquette University, where he studied the Tolkien manuscripts. The resulting book is called the History of the Hobbit. John has worked for TSR and Wizards of the Coast, working on Dungeons and Dragons. Listen and …

Read Article Read More

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 135: The Roots of Douglas A. Anderson

Episode 135: The Roots of Douglas A. Anderson

Join Douglas A. Anderson and I as we discuss how he originally got to know Humphrey Carpenter, Wayne Hammond, and Christopher Tolkien. Learn how his Annotated Hobbit came to be, and hear some truly interesting stories and anecdotes about independent scholarship and fantasy publishing going back 35 years. Doug and I also discuss our D&D …

Read Article Read More

RSS
Follow by Email