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.

Episodes

June 16, 2024 108 mins
Tonight we will learn about Gandalf's accomplishments as a guide, and we will discuss the most mysterious simile in the entire Lord of the Rings. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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Tonight we look at Frodo's description of the darkness around them, and the obstacles and noises that fill it. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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June 2, 2024 101 mins
The journey through the long dark of Moria finally begins -- after a stiff drink! Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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June 2, 2024 104 mins
Tonight we set off and begin the actual traveling through Moria. Let's listen and see what we hear! Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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June 2, 2024 91 mins
Gandalf proceeds, through word and deed, to answer the question that Boromir mutters to himself. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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As of last week, our discussion has officially entered Moria. But before we set out, we look back at the tentacular Thing in the water one more time. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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May 14, 2024 114 mins
It's episode 300 of Exploring the Lord of the Rings! Let's celebrate by actually entering Moria. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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Tonight we return to the Watcher in the Water, whatever it is, and see Sam saving the day, as usual. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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April 12, 2024 114 mins
What do we learn from Gandalf's attempt to open the door? Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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Tonight we finish watching Gandalf take the wrong approach, and we will see the growing evidence of Boromir's frustration. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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Tonight we gaze out across the foul pool, as ominous ripples form and move towards the bank. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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April 12, 2024 102 mins
Tonight we return to Gandalf's laughter-filled interlude in between the Watcher's approach and his attack. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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March 11, 2024 95 mins
Tonight we return to the doors of Moria and consider their security protocols.
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March 11, 2024 108 mins
Tonight, Gandalf initiates the Lost Password Recovery Process for the Doors of Durin.
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March 11, 2024 106 mins
Tempers flare at the Doors of Durin. Tonight, we look carefully at Boromir's contribution. Join us on the Signum University Discord server: https://discord.com/invite/szXMFAv
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Tonight we look at the description of the moon letters on the gate.
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Let's do some metainterpretation of Moria gate!
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February 12, 2024 113 mins
It is time for Master Gamgee to put his foot down.
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February 12, 2024 118 mins
Tonight we'll watch Gandalf find the doors that are shut, and see yet another nod to The Hobbit.
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January 4, 2024 115 mins
It's the seventh anniversary of ExLOTR! Let's celebrate the friendship of dwarves and elves. Special guest: Thomas P. Hillman https://www.kentstateuniversitypress....
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