Hobbit News and Middle-earth Talk Radio Update

After some unanticipated delays, both Hobbit News and Middle-earth Talk Radio have posted updates. Middle-earth Talk Radio has published its 9th recording session (running to about 62 minutes of discussion). Hobbit News missed a week but has now published Issue 5.

Recorded on January 11, 2009, Episode 9 of Middle-earth Talk Radio covers:

  • Other Minds Magazine Issue 5 status update
  • Michael Martinez Article in Other Minds Issue 5 sneak peak
  • Tolkien’s influence on Beowulf’s acceptance
  • Mithril Miniatures
  • Guillermo updates
  • Tales Before Narnia, Tales Before Tolkien, Tolkien Bibliography, etc.
  • Article of Barrow-wights Part II
  • Etymology of draug… and Barrow-wights
  • Tolkien, Wargs, Werewolves, Morgoth spirit enslavement
  • Tolkien/Middle-earth Franchiseseseses
  • David Haymen of Harry Potter Movies interview video
  • More on the Tolkien Fan Movie “Born of Hope”
  • Fan Hobbit scoring
  • The Fan List in the Peter Jackson Movies
  • Balrog Wings polls
  • Hilary Tolkien memoirs
  • Online Tolkien class offered for second time

Free registration is required in order to download the MP3 files for Middle-earth Talk Radio.

Issue 5 of HOBBIT NEWS, published a week late, includes:

  • HOBBIT NEWS Missed A Week
  • Middle-earth Talk Radio Episode 9 Now Online
  • Abu Dhabi Celebrates Lord of the Rings Symphony
  • Times Online mentions Tolkien/Lewis WW II POW Connection
  • The Hobbit comes to stage in Surrey, BC Guildford Town Centre
  • Christopher Lee says not likely he’ll reprise role in “The Hobbit”
  • Ontario town wins art contest with “Hobbit House” tree sculpture

Comments are welcome here (all feedback is appreciated). Tolkien fans are also welcome to discuss the latest METR episode and HOBBIT NEWS issue in the Tolkien Forum at SF-Fandom.


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