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I talk with the Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, about monsters in The Lord of the Rings and other works by J.R.R. Tolkien. We get into Ring-wraiths, orcs, monstrous transformation, the morality of monster slaying, and the Tolkien Professor’s favorite monster of all time. Olsen’s podcasts and online lectures on Tolkien reached such widespread success and acclaim that they led to the formation of the Mythgard Institute and Signum University. Find out more about his projects and even join his fellowship through the links below:
The Tolkien Professor:
Signum University:
Signum University YouTube Channel:
Silmarillion Film Project:
Exploring Lord of the Rings (line by line): and here for the live broadcast:

Subscribe to The Monster Professor, a show in which we discuss and explore monsters in literature, myth, film, games, folklore, culture, and beyond. Podcast host: Josh Woods, author, editor, professor, and monster expert:

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