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94 minutes | May 21, 2019
S3E1 - Book 5 Ch 1&2
The Ramble On podcast returns for its third and final season! Jimmy and Alex kick off season three in Minas Tirith on the edge of a battle they can't escape. The men of Gondor are preparing for Sauron's final blow while meanwhile, Aragorn is faced with a difficult decision with the fate of Middle Earth in the balance.
60 minutes | May 21, 2019
S2E10 - Book 4 Ch 9&10
Gollum and the hobbits find themselves at the mouth of the stench-filled tunnel. They are confronted with a difficult choice: Go in... or go back... Jimmy and Alex join our hobbits in their quest through Shelob's lair as the duo wrap up season two, the end of the Two Towers.
64 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
S2E9 - Book 4 Ch 6,7,8
Gollum continues to lead Frodo and Sam to the shadows of the Ephel Duath. They plan to take the secret stairs to Cirith Ungol and pass secretly into the land of shadow. However, they must pass through the Morgul vale and the bridge to Minas Morgul. Listen in as Jimmy and Alex break down the the final few chapters of the Two Towers as Frodo Sam near the end of their journey.
77 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
S2E8 - Book 4 Ch 4&5
After deciding that they will follow Gollum through the perilous journey to Cirith Ungol Frodo and Sam encounter a new company. Are they friend or foe? Jimmy and Alex explore the continuation of the hobbits' journey and give a newly introduced character a chance to show his quality...
58 minutes | Mar 24, 2019
S2E7 - Book 4 Ch 2&3
Frodo and Sam continue on their journey to Mordor guided by our new friend Gollum. In this episode Jimmy and Alex chronicle the trio's journey through the dead marshes and give a little history of Middle Earth and the Black Gate.
77 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
S2E6 - Book 4 Introduction
Episode 6 of Season 2 brings a pause to our Rohan/Isengard-based story line and finally brings us back to a couple characters you may have forgotten about. Jimmy and Alex discuss Pippin's visions in the Palantir until their discussion leads East to the Emyn Muil where Frodo and Sam are struggling to make their way out of the labyrinth of razor sharp rocks. They manage to escape the treachery of the Emyn Muil only to be introduced to a new conflict - a sulking character who seems to be struggling with conflicts of his own.
62 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
S2E5 - Chapters 9&10
This episode of the podcast highlights the resolution of the conflicts at Isengard and Helm's deep. Jimmy and Alex wind it down with in depth descriptions of the siege of Orthanc and the rise and and fall of Saruman the White who gets less credit than he deserves as one of the great characters in the Tolkien universe.
93 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
S2E4 - Chapters 7&8
Theoden empties Edoras and makes for the Fords of Isen to confront Saruman's forces. Plans change when they find out what has happened to some of the Rohirrim who have gone before them. They make for the refuge of Helm's Deep where things get ~intense~. Join Jimmy and Alex as they debate the depiction of the Battle of Helm's Deep in the Peter Jackson's adaption of Tolkien's epic tale.
104 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
S2E3 - Chapters 5&6
The podcast comes back to you now, at the turn of the tide. Your hosts Jimmy and Alex cover everything from the three hunters' short-lived adventure in Fangorn to Theoden's reawakening in Edoras. The company has enlisted Theoden and the Rohirrim to assist in their quest, but what will lead them to Helm's Deep and the great battle between Saruman's Uruk-Hai army and the brave men of Rohan? Time will tell on the Ramble On podcast
81 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
S2E2 - Chapters 3&4
In this episode, Jimmy and Alex follow Merry and Pippin through the plains of the Riddermark, discussing the motives and origins of their captors and their quest to Isengard. They also attempt to properly introduce the oldest living creature in Middle Earth and his role in the wars to come.
96 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
S2E1 - Chapters 1&2
Your hosts Jimmy and Alex kick off season two, the beginning of The Two Towers, with a touching tribute to the great Boromir of Gondor and discuss the noble kingdom of Rohan and the ruggedly handsome Rohirrim.
63 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
Episode 11 - Final Chapters of the Fellowship
The Great River, Anduin, bears the Company further along their path - and further into peril. Decisions must be made: will the Company head East to the dangers of Mordor or make a pit-stop in Minas Tirith? Will they continue together or break their bonds of fellowship? Join Jimmy and Alex as they close out the final chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring and prepare for the excitement of The Two Towers.
96 minutes | Jan 2, 2019
Episode 10 - Book 2 Ch. 7&8
Lothlorien proves to have a little more in store for the Fellowship, for better or for worse. They continue their journey East, each in possession of some helpful gifts as well as a new light shed on their potential destiny. Join in as Jimmy and Alex near the end of Tolkien's first installment of the trilogy.
95 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
Episode 9 - Book 2 Ch. 5&6
Jimmy, Alex, and special guests Sam Destefano and Trevor Conant discuss Balrogs, Lothlorien, and hash out the classic Boromir/Faramir debate as the Fellowship nears its end.
97 minutes | Dec 15, 2018
Episode 8 - Book 2 Ch. 3&4
The Company departs from Rivendell in search for safe passage to the eastern face of the Misty Mountains. Jimmy and Alex break down the journey and discuss the dwarven kings of old, the Doors of Durin, and the ancient kingdom of Khazad-Dum.
94 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Episode 7 - Book 2 Ch. 1&2
The majesty of Rivendell escapes the page and possesses the minds of our hosts Jimmy and Alex as they discuss the importance of the house of Elrond and what marks the beginning of the Ring's final and most decisive journey - The Council of Elrond
106 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Episode 6 - Chapters 11 and 12
Things get deep as Jimmy and Alex dive into the end of book 1 of the Fellowship of the Ring touching on the perils of the journey to Rivendell, Frodo's continued relationship with the ring, and Aragorn's plight against the perceptible foretelling of his destiny.
73 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Episode 5 - Chapters 9 and 10
Jimmy and Alex join Frodo and the gang as they finally arrive at the Prancing Pony. A mysterious ranger lurks in the corner. He can avoid being seen if he wishes, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift...
97 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
Episode 4 - Chapters 7 and 8
Tom Bombadil enchants the confused and mystified hobbits as they continue their journey toward Rivendell. In typical fashion Jimmy and Alex also fall under Bombadil's spell as they discuss at length one the most interesting and ambiguous characters in Tolkien's universe.
64 minutes | Nov 3, 2018
Episode 3 - Chapters 5 and 6
Frodo's dreams seem to trouble Jimmy and Alex as much as the mystery of the Old Forest and its inhabitants
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