25 Best Tolkien Podcasts (J. R. R. Tolkien)

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Tolkien Podcasts

Here are 25 Best Tolkien Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. The Tolkien Professor

The Tolkien Professor New Hampshire, US
The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum Un...iversity. All are welcome to enter even those without any party business!more
34.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 104 min Jun 2009
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2. The Prancing Pony Podcast

The Prancing Pony Podcast As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmari...llion, 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.more
10.1K 8.3K 5.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 106 min Feb 2016
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3. Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings

Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, on a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story, and explore Middle-...earth through the magical game-world of Lord of the Rings Online.more
5.8K 4.8K 1.5K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 110 min Jan 2017
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4. Secrets of Middle Earth

Secrets of Middle Earth Roswell, Georgia, US
Discover the secrets of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, through the books, movies, streaming shows, and games that explore his world.
3.3K 3.1K 460 1 episode / week Avg Length 62 min Jul 2010
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5. That's What I'm Tolkien About

That's What I'm Tolkien About Join Mary Clay Watt on her first journey through Lord of the Rings. Each episode is a chapter discussion of the books with fans, featuring mispronounc...ed names, outlandish theories, and praise (or criticism!) for JRR Tolkien.more
1.6K 23.4K 1 episode / month Avg Length 67 min Jul 2019
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6. An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien

An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien Amanda, Ohio, US
Welcome to An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fo...rtnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand.more
473 1.6K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 80 min Jan 2018
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7. A Sacred Fellowship

A Sacred Fellowship Two friends and the occasional guest take listeners on a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien by treating them as sacred te...xts worthy of close study. One is a relative newcomer and one has been calling herself a hobbit since the age of 8. Each week, we will cover a chapter through a different motif and use sacred practices to dive deep into the lore of Middle Earth.more
31 1 episode / week Avg Length 59 min Jun 2020
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8. The Tolkien Road

The Tolkien Road US
A long walk through Middle-earth! Join co-hosts John & Greta as they go chapter-by-chapter through The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit..., and all of Tolkien's other works.more
4.7K 1.1K 1 episode / week Avg Length 34 min Feb 2015
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9. Athrabeth

Athrabeth US
Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay,... fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.more
648 1 episode / month Avg Length 75 min Sep 2018
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10. Tea with Tolkien

Tea with Tolkien Join us for a cup of tea as we grow together in Hobbitness and Holiness, inspired by the faith and philosophy of JRR Tolkien.
46.2K 1 episode / month
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11. The Red Book

The Red Book The Red Book is a podcast dedicated to analysing J.R.R. Tolkien's works and offering my thoughts and interpretations of his created Legendarium. I... look at all of his material - from Letters to the History of Middle-earth. Content will vary and include answers to common and less common questions, analysis of characters, events, and themes, as well as influences, changes to the stories over time, and my subjective opinion on what I enjoy about Tolkien.more
1.9K 827 455 1 episode / month Avg Length 34 min
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12. By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast Toronto, Ontario, Canada
All things J. R. R. Tolkien: his work, his inspirations, and impact, creative interpretations in other media, languages, lore, rip-offs, parodies, any...thing we think is interesting!more
155 62 1 episode / month Avg Length 65 min Feb 2019
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13. Tolkien About It

Tolkien About It A Father/Daughter team doing a deep dive into the world of Tolkien with some fun stuff and interesting guests along the way.
73 25 1 episode / week Avg Length 58 min Feb 2020
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14. P&C's Talking Tolkien Book Club

P&C's Talking Tolkien Book Club Patrick and Clifford set out to bring you a Tolkien podcast for Middle Earth fans of ALL levels to enjoy!
56 182 Nov 2018
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15. Teens Talk Tolkien

Teens Talk Tolkien A podcast where teens talk about Tolkien.
Apr 2020
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16. Tolkien Truth

Tolkien Truth A podcast about finding truth and pathways to good through the pages of The Lord of the Rings.
Jan 2021
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17. Fifth Age Podcast: Tolkien Stories

Fifth Age Podcast: Tolkien Stories US
A lighthearted podcast where two friends discuss characters and stories that fascinate them from the greater Tolkien universe, including The Hobbit, L...ord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, movies, video games, RPGs, the internet, and our own twisted minds. Erica has been studying Tolkien's writings as well as scholarly writing about Tolkien for years. Dan has not.more
42 19 Aug 2018
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18. The Tolkien Experience Podcast

The Tolkien Experience Podcast Since 2018, the Tolkien Experience Project has been collecting stories from Tolkien scholars and fans around the world. Now, we have partnered with Th...e Prancing Pony Podcast and Dr. Sara Brown to create the Tolkien Experience Podcast an attempt to bring the fan and scholarly communities together around our shared passion: the works of J.R.R. Tolkien!more
859 2.6K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 54 min Jan 2020
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19. So, You Want to Read Tolkien

So, You Want to Read Tolkien A fun, feminist, read-through of JRR Tolkien's work.
207 Jan 2018
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20. The Extra Curricular

The Extra Curricular Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week ...talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!more

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21. The Last Alliance: University of Alberta Tolkien Society Podcast

The Last Alliance: University of Alberta Tolkien Society Podcast Weekly discussions on the many and varied works of J.R.R. Tolkien by The Last Alliance: University of Alberta Tolkien Society.
Sep 2019
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22. The Music of Middle-Earth

The Music of Middle-Earth Take a deep dive into Howard Shore's Score for Peter Jackson's adaptation of Lord of The Rings! We explore Tolkien's writing, history, and... composition!more
654 Feb 2020
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Tolkien Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Tolkien. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
The Prancing Pony Podcast theprancingponypodcast.com 66
The Tolkien Road tolkienroad.com 32
Mythgard Institute podbay.fm 14
The Tolkien Professor (Corey Olsen) podbean.com 12
Evelyn Lewis tolkienaboutit.libsyn.com 11
The Red Book podcasters.spotify.com 11
SQPN sqpn.com 8
WBNE tolkienaboutpod.podbean.com 5
By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast megaphonic.fm 5
Lord of the Rings redcircle.com 4
asacredfellowship podomatic.com 4
Tea with Tolkien teawithtolkien.com 2
Jude Vais & Stef Midlock athrabeth.simplecast.com 1
Jude Vais athrabeth.simplecast.com 1
the musical stylings of sea gulls everywhere athrabeth.simplecast.com 1
Sara Brown and Luke Shelton tolkienexperience.libsyn.com 1
Mark & Adam Bishop feeds.buzzsprout.com/1505731 23
Domenico sqpn.com/category/podcasts/sme 10
Kelly Mcallister bringyourownbook.buzzsprout.com 8
Carter & Frank feeds.buzzsprout.com/156876 4
Catholic Café ewtn.com/radio/podcasts/catholic-cafe-~NC 4
Commander Cookout Podcast commandercookout.com/episodes.html 4
Michael T Jahosky podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michael-t-jahosky 4
Otr.duane.media duane.media/podcast-otr 4
Sgz podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tradcathaudio 4
Thomas V. Mirus catholicculture.org/commentary/category/catholic-culture-podcast 4
Commander Cookout commandercookout.com/episodes.html 3
The Legendarium Podcast thelegendarium.podbean.com 3
The Pugcast thetheologypugcast.com/episodes 3
Audio audiobooklabs.com/category/audiobook 2
Beautiful Teaching beautifulteaching.com/podcast 2
Daily Easy Spanish dailyeasyspanish.com 2
Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts 2
Garret And Sabrina iknowdino.com 2
Grace Khuri podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/fantasy-literature 2
Kresta In The Afternoon ewtn.com/radio/shows/kresta-in-the-afternoon 2
Mark Donovan podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/instanttrivia 2
Register Radio ewtn.com/radio/podcasts/register-radio-~IK 2
The Science Fictionary thesciencefictionary.podbean.com 2
1517 Podcasts 1517.org/podcasts/banned-books 1
5 Minute Biographies 5minutebiographies.com 1
Alexander Mitchell And Jessica Lynn Verdi directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/5be1ca58-188c-49bc-9a79-34a22fbe07a2 1
Amanda smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast 1
Ancient Language Institute ancientlanguage.com/new-humanists-announcement 1
Ande Lyons yourinkstory.com 1
Ave Maria University catholic-theology-show.castos.com 1
Bannedbookclub bannedbookclubpodcast.com 1
Barry Thornburg podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/officehourswithdrc 1
Bbc Radio bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0605sx6/episodes/downloads 1
Bbc Radio 4 bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qgft 1
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