The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth
About This Show
Exploring the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon.
Most Recent Episode
049 - The First Age Strikes Back: The Silmarillion Retrospective
6 days ago
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, Alan and Shawn started discussing The Silmarillion. Now, witness the power of this fully armed and operational retrospective episode! First, we open Barliman’s Bag and stay on target to answer as many questions about the First and Second Ages as we can. Then we search our feelings for our favorite recurring themes in The Silmarillion and discuss Morgoth’s playbook for evil, the greatness of Finrod, the enduring importance of hope in Tolkien’s works, and more. And we make use of our Star Wars referencing skills for the first time in a long time… a long time.
Rated 5 out of
Exactly what a Tolkien podcast should be!
Seriously -- the right blend of scholarly knowledge and funny banter! Alan and Shawn know their stuff, but don't take themselves too seriously -- and they know when to have a little fun with the source material, too. If you're even a little bit of a Tolkien fan, you owe yourselves the time to give this podcast a try. Can't wait 'til they get to the more 'accessible' works like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but their work on The Silmarillion has been spectacular!
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of
An amazing journey so far, thrilled to think that there is so much more to come. An incredibly comprehensive podcast, brilliantly examining the work of Tolkien with extraordinary knowledge, emotion and humour.
Date published: 2017-06-05