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Episode 33 is here! Don't be so upset; it's only a short one! Vasilios discusses the passing of Sir Ian Holm and the new Tolkien material that has been announced, and then pads quietly into the Hobbit Hole, where a decision of Gandalf's resonat
Episode 32! In this episode, Vasilios gives you the latest news from Oxonmoot. Then the Felf (famous First Age Elves whose name begins with F) parade continues with short profiles of Finarfin, Fingon, and Finrod. He crowns YOUR favorite Felf an
Episode 31! In this episode, Vasilios gives his take on the Josh Gad-hosted Reunited Apart: Lord of the Rings Edition. Then, set on helping you remember which F-named Elf (Felf?)is which, he does a quick rundown of Finwë, Feanor, and Fingolfin'
Episode 30 has arrived! Another "tens" milestone! In this episode Vasilios describes what it was like listening to the unendingly talented Andy Serkis perform a reading of "Riddles in the Dark" and gives his impressions of the upcoming Gollum v
Episode 29 is here! Vasilios shares Tolkien news from the reptile and motorcycle realm (yes, you read those correctly), talks about the Tolkien Society Awards, and reads his newest review! Afterward, he heads straight for the Hobbit Hole, wher
Episode 28 is a VERY special episode. Vasilios gets to talk with that immensely talented musician who moved hearts at SoCal Moot, Charlie Vaughn! They discuss Charlie's experience playing at the moot, his musical process, and his love of things
EPISODE 27! In this episode, Vasilios discusses his magical Tolkien Reading Day experience, then talks Disney and Pixar's ONWARD from a Tolkienist perspective. So SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! He points out all the Tolkien homages he found in t
It's a BONUS Episode for Tolkien Reading Day 2020! What!? In this episode, Vasilios talks a little bit about what March 25th means to him, discusses nature as a doorway to Faery, and then reads a bit from his favorite Tolkien short story,"Smith
Episode 25! Quarantine will not stop your host from releasing podcast episodes! Vasilios shares the recent Tolkien news regarding RPG's and Amazon's The Second Age, and then delves, or should I say climbs, into his latest topic: HEIGHTS! Have y
We have reached Episode 24! In his shortest episode to date, Vasilios immediately enters the Hobbit Hole and finds Theoden waiting there for him. How will the king's heroic mindset help the overwhelmed podcast host? Please like, comment, subsc
Episode 23 is here! In Episode 23, Vasilios, for the 3rd episode in a row, talks about another loss in the Tolkien family. Then he gets into the fun that was SOCALMOOT 2020, and his experience with adaptation at the moot! Spoilers: Grima photob
In this episode, Vasilios talks about another loss the Tolkien community suffered this past week, and reminds everyone about SoCalMoot 2020, which he will be attending! Then in the Hobbit Hole, Vasilios chooses a quote from the Silmarillion con
Episode 21 is at hand! Vasilios discusses the life and works of Christopher Tolkien, pointing out that we may owe the Professor's youngest son more than we think. Then Vasilios gives his take on the Lord of the Rings on Prime casting news, and
We have made it to Episode 20! There was much rejoicing! In Episode 20, Vasilios shares his own personal Tolkien news, some more Lord of the Rings: The Second Age casting information, and updates on an upcoming Lord of the Rings video game. The
A shortie but goodie! Vasilios talks about the shorter episodes to come, covers all the best Tolkien-related news from the last 2 weeks, including a major casting change in the Amazon Lord of the Rings series, then GETS INTO IT: in the Hobbit H
In Episode 18, Vasilios relates some more Lord of the Rings Series news, then dives back in to his in-depth look at the Great Eagles. This time, he takes a close look at their doings in The Lord of the Rings. What can the most famous of Tolkien
In Episode 17, find out the latest Tolkien-related news! Later, Vasilios continues researching his fine feathered friends, the Great Eagles! What are they up to in The Hobbit? How does it inform their behavior in the Silmarillion? What does it
In the 16th episode, Vasilios broaches that familiar Tolkien topic: eagles! We know they're not a jewelry delivery service, so what are they, actually? Search and rescue workers? Air force? Glorified airbuses? By logging all their appearances i
It's a short one! Vasilios discusses his tardiness, the brevity of the episode, and his priorities, then gets to the good part: the Hobbit Hole! In the Hobbit Hole we hear about how self-doubt qualified one very famous wizard for one very impor
In Episode 14, Vasilios talks about his very fun Baggins Birthday Bash experience, and the unexpected Lord of the Rings celebrity he ran into! In the Takeaway, he continues to track the most famous Dwarf-Elf friendship in all Middle-earth histo
Introducing a NEW SEGMENT - which means a NEW SOUND EFFECT! Vasilios went and saw Two Towers and Return of the King in theaters for the first time since he was in high school, and he talks about his mixed feelings. Then, join him as he tracks t
Vasilios takes a few minutes to talk about the Tolkien news in his life, and then dives into one of his favorite short stories in the world, Tolkien's "Smith of Wootton Major," exploring three reasons why he just loves this tale so gosh-darn mu
In Episode 11, Vasilios responds to some listener feedback! First on the docket: can books be considered inherently better than drama? Vasilios discusses. Then: is The Lord of the Rings' struggle of good versus evil realistic enough to be taken
Vasilios gives an Amazon Lord of the Rings series update and then dives in to TOLKIEN, the 2019 film adaptation of the Professor's life. Was there more to like than dislike? Also, in the Hobbit Hole: Tolkien's plea regarding art criticism, and
After responding to some feedback, Vasilios talks the upcoming Lord of the Rings series on Amazon Prime! What does the choice of the Second Age mean? What can we garner from the choice of creative team? WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT!? In the Hobbit Hol
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