The Lord of the Rings Radio Network - The Return of the Podcast
By Aaron Wolfe
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The Return of the Podcast is a podcast devoted to the discussion of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
||CleanThe Return of the Podcast Episode 2.1||Episode 2.1 of The Return of the Podcast, released February 2007. The return episode of LOTR Radio. In this episode I announce the creation of The Lord of the Rings Radio Network, and I discuss heroism in Tolkien's work.||2/4/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.9||Episode 1.9 (originally released as episode IX) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released March 2006. In the ninth episode of Lord of the Rings Radio we have a news segment, a Tolkien art listener contribution, LOTR gaming, and Turin Turambar as our character discussion.||3/10/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.8||Episode 1.8 (originally released as episode VIII) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released January 2006. In the eighth episode of Lord of the Rings Radio we have our first news segment, a look at Tolkien's bibliography, a review of Roverandom, Galadriel is our character disussion, and we have...||1/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.7||Episode 1.7 (originally released as episode VII) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released November 2005. In the seventh episode of Lord of the Rings Radio I review the documentary Ringers - Lord of the Fans, list my top ten Tolkien related Christmas gifts, and Tom Bombadil is our character...||12/3/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.6||Episode 1.6 (originally released as episode VI) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released October 2005. In the sixth episode of Lord of the Rings Radio I review FOTR the movie, discuss some of the spooky aspects of Tolkiens writings. We have Saruman for a character discussion, and a poetry...||10/31/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.5||Episode 1.5 (originally released as episode V) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released September 2005. In the fifth episode of Lord of the Rings Radio I discuss the character Gandalf, I review The Hobbit (the animated feature), and we have a poetry reading by a listener.||9/29/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.4||Episode 1.4 (originally released as episode IV) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released August 2005. The fourth episode of Lord of the Rings Radio is a complaint-fest about the movie trilogy. I discuss what bothers me most about the movies.||8/7/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.3||Episode 1.3 (originally released as episode III) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released July 2005. In the third episode of LOTR Radio I discuss Tolkiens messages & Tolkien collectibles. Our character discussion is on Eowyn, I review Fellowship! the Musical, and we have a poem reading by...||7/10/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.2||Episode 1.2 (originally released as episode II)of Lord of the Rings Radio, released June 2005. In the second episode of LOTR Radio I discuss how the movie trilogy has effected long-time Tolkien fans, Tolkien fan fiction, the character Faramir, and also read a poem from The Lord of the...||6/11/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord of the Rings Radio Episode 1.1||Episode 1.1 (originally released as episode I) of Lord of the Rings Radio, released May 2005. In our first episode of LOTR Radio I discuss why I love Tolkien's work and who is the central hero in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.||5/19/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
With all the podcasts out there, you'd think there'd be more covering Tolkien. But this, as far as I know, was and continues to be the only one. While it wasn't the most polished podcast, it was earnestly produced and informative. Aaron's discussions of Tolkien characters and themes were well-observed, and it was a nice way to get Tolkien-related news. But sadly, it appears Lord of the Rings Radio has gone tets up. The last new episode was released in March and the Web site for the show seems to have disappeared. I maintain my subscription in the hope that it might return someday, but I'm not getting my hopes up. If Aaron does start it up again, he should maybe consider changing the name of the show to something with Tolkien or Middle-Earth in the title to broaden the compass of the show a little.
This is a great idea... I love that there's info about the movies in here, but primarily the books, and that it is spoken by a true Tolkien aficcionado and not just someone who saw the movies once. Good, intelligent conversation :) Thanks for your insights!
Absolutely Mind Blowing
This is the best LOTR podcast out there. Aarons views and thoughts on Tolkien are very interesting and fun to listen too. Once you get started, you won't be able to press the pause button. I learned a lot about Tolkien and his works. I even bought a book that Aaron recomended (the Tolkien Reader-excellent) This podcast is a must for all Tolkien or LOTR lovers. Keep up the spectacular work, and please make more!!!!!!! (ps, I LOVE how Tolkien himself sings the theme song!!)