Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings

Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings

Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, on a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story, and explore Middle-earth through the magical game-world of Lord of the Rings Online.

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September 15, 2022 94 min

Tonight we look at the first of several ominous and mysterious warnings we hear about in Hollin.

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Sam and Strider spot a suspicious sight.

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August 23, 2022 105 min

Tonight we watch as Strider protects the Company by stalwartly preventing fun.

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August 6, 2022 83 min

Legolas speaks to the trees, but the rocks aren't interested.

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August 6, 2022 121 min

07/19/2022 ELOTR: EPISODE 233

Announcements: The Tolkien Professor will be a guest at the SDCC panel on the Amazon series: The Rings of Power. Check available listings for con schedules and media releases. Registration for Buckeyemoot in person has expired but you can still go to https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for details on how to attend BuckeyeMoot virtually on MootHub.

IN WHICH: We discuss Gimli, son of Gloin a dwarf of ...

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July 12, 2022 114 min

07/05/2022 ELOTR: EPISODE 232

Announcements: Buckeye Moot will close registration on 07/16, so if you’re planning to attend on 07/30, get your badges and hybrid keys soon! Check https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for details on how to attend live and virtually on MootHub. Also, Professor Olsen has confirmed an upcoming book! Exploring Lord of the Rings Volume 1 (covering Book 1: a Long-Expected Party to Flight to the Ford) will ...

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July 5, 2022 99 min

Tonight we get Gandalf's first official Pippin moment, followed by Gimli's first big speech!

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June 14, 2022 96 min

We emerge from a long trudge conveyed in few paragraphs to the borders of a new land. What does Tolkien convey about it, and how?

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June 14, 2022 111 min

What is the hobbit view of this new road trip? How does it differ from the other two?

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May 31, 2022 89 min

ELOTR: EPISODE 228
Announcements: This years Mythmoot will be at the Dulles Airport Marriot. There is a cap on attendance and a deadline, so please register before June 9th. Check https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for details.

IN WHICH: We see our first glimpses outside of Rivendell and discuss the “ticking clock” trope and the importance of the fellowship’s lineup.

Field Trip: Angle of Mitheithel, Fernbrake Cot

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May 22, 2022 111 min

Tonight we get to the battle of aphorisms between Elrond and Gimli! Free agency? Oaths? What's the best course?

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May 22, 2022 96 min

Tonight we depart Rivendell at last. For real! Probably.

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ELOTR Episode 225

Announcements: If you are among our listeners who play Lord of the Rings Online, then you don’t want to miss their 15 year anniversary. With a plethora of presents and freebies, there’s too much to post here so check out https://www.lotro.com/news/lotro-15th... for more info. Also, planning is going ahead for more regional moots and Mythmoots. Check https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for details.

IN WHICH: El...

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Leaving on a journey with a sinking feeling you have forgotten something. I feel you, Sam.

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April 3, 2022 110 min

03/22/2022 ELOTR Episode 222

Announcements: Announcements: Texmoot is coming up on the 26th of March; Sunshine Moot is April 2nd. Tickets available for in person and online attendance! See https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for more details!

There are 10 modules for the April course of the Signum S.P.A.C.E. program. Tokens make great gifts and they are good forever! See for more info on our April course. http://signumuniversity....

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April 3, 2022 104 min

03/29/2022 ELOTR Episode 223

Announcements: Sunshine Moot is April 2nd in Orlando. Tickets available for in person and online attendance! See https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for more details!

There are 10 modules for the April course of the Signum S.P.A.C.E. program. Tokens make great gifts and they are good forever! See for more info on our April course. http://signumuniversity.org/space

IN WHICH: We discuss Sam’s dour admo...

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March 20, 2022 111 min

03/15/2022 ELOTR Episode 221

Announcements: Announcements: Texmoot is coming up on the 26th of March; Sunshine Moot is April 2nd. Tickets available for in person and online attendance! See https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for more details!

There are 10 modules for the April course of the Signum S.P.A.C.E. program. Tokens make great gifts and they are good forever! See for more info on our April course. http://signumuniversity....

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03/08/2022 ELOTR Episode 220

Announcements: Texmoot is coming up on the 26th of March; Sunshine Moot is April 2nd. Tickets available for in person and online attendance! See https://signumuniversity.org/event/ for more details!

There are 10 modules for the April course of the Signum S.P.A.C.E. program. Tokens make great gifts and they are good forever! See for more info on our April course. http://signumuniversity.org/space

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Elrond drops some prophetic advice like it ain't no thing, then we casually return to clothing descriptions.

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February 27, 2022 131 min

Boromir interrupts Elrond again, and Elrond retaliates. What do we learn about Boromir, here?

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