002 – The Myth-lover

We continue our introduction to J. R. R. Tolkien’s ideas on fantasy and myth with a look at his short poem dedicated to C. S. Lewis, “Mythopoeia” – a thematic companion piece to “On Fairy-Stories”. Also, polar bears.

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Recommended Reading:

Tolkien, J. R. R. Tree and Leaf: Including “Mythopoeia” (Harper Collins, paperback)

Adams, Doug. The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore’s Scores (Book and Rarities CD) (Alfred Music, hardcover)

001 – In Defense of Fantasy

In the first episode, get to know your hosts, Alan and Shawn, and learn about why we started the Prancing Pony Podcast.  We also discuss favorite moments from the life of J. R. R. Tolkien as told in Humphrey Carpenter’s biography, and introduce Tolkien’s ideas about the nature and purpose of fantasy as described in his famous essay “On Fairy-Stories”.

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Comments or questions for Barliman’s Bag?

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Recommended Reading:

Tolkien, J. R. R. Tree and Leaf: Including “Mythopoeia” (Harper Collins, paperback)

Carpenter, Humphrey. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography (Houghton Mifflin, paperback)

Carpenter, Humphrey, ed. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (Mariner Books, paperback)

Debut Promo / Teaser

Good evening, little masters, and westu hál!

The Prancing Pony Podcast will be launching soon!  Our first episode will be released on February 21, 2016.

Follow the links below to hear an introduction from Alan and Shawn, the hosts of the Prancing Pony Podcast, and to subscribe so you won’t miss it … and for the latest news, please visit us at Facebook and Twitter!

If you have any Tolkien questions or comments you’d like to have read in our premiere episode, email us at theprancingponypodcast (at) gmail (dot) com.

Farewell for now, but like Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End, we’ll be back again …

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UPDATE: We are now available on iTunes and Stitcher! Be hasty, little hobbits, and subscribe today so you don’t miss our first episode!