Middle-earth Talk Radio Episode 23 now online

Due to changes in URLs the most current links to various Middle-earth Talk Radio episodes are being maintained at Xenite.Org’s Middle-earth Talk Radio category.

UPDATE: Confirmation of Legend of the Seeker‘s cancellation came out after this episode was recorded.

If you enjoy listening to Middle-earth Talk Radio then you’ll want to download Episode 23 of Middle-earth Talk Radio, which Hawke Robinson and I recorded a couple of weeks ago.

We recorded another episode last night. I’ll let you know when that comes online.

Here is a rundown of what we talked about in Episode 23:

  • Grovelling to Theonering.net
  • Michael the “Uber Geek”
  • Iron Man II
  • Mother Confessor Day foreshadowing from “Legend of the Seeker”
  • Burren in County Clare claimed as another inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s work
  • Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien relevant to Ireland, Letters #165 and #211
  • Flintshire grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien stars in film “Pimp”
  • Hugo Weaving will be The Red Skull in upcoming Captain America film
  • Tangent: Hugo Weaving’s accent as Agent Smith based on Wachowski Bros.
  • Why there is no Jewish Narnia
  • Development of role playing games for use as a therapeutic modality
  • Israeli Defense Force frowns on Dungeons & Dragons participants (2005)
  • Refuting the claim (through research) that role playing gaming causes “weak personalities” or “detachment from reality”
  • The Middle-earth Weekend 2010 UK
  • The Isle of Rum claims to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s peaks of Mordor
  • The Isle of Muck ties to Isle of Eigg which ties to Howlin House where J.R.R. Tolkien was reputed to have visited on holiday
  • Will Harry Potter have the global longevity of The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings? Vote in the poll.
  • Legend of the Seeker, Shakespeare, and J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Twitter Take Over on Mother’s Day for Mother Confessor Day
  • Save the Seeker Campaign
  • How would you produce a TV series on Tolkien’s works?
  • Circa Second Age 1000 to 1500 fertile time period
  • The Middle-earth 3D Interactive mapping project: ME-DEM
  • Merp.com launches version 7.0 of their website
  • More rambling from Hawke – mining terminology for “muck”

With music by Rehtaeh

You can find all the episodes by visiting Middle-earth Talk Radio.


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