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The Tolkien Professor

511 EpisodesProduced by The Tolkien Professor (Corey Olsen)Website

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 University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!


500: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 27

Join Corey and Maggie as they discuss and debate some important questions about adaptation.

Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 27,
recorded on November 17, 2022

Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor
Dr. Maggie Parke

Fall Fundraising Campaign 2022 has started. Watch Corey's announcement.

Join us for our annual webathon to enjoy presentations from our diverse programs, the traditional Trivia Contest, and the State of the University address. On November 19, starting at 1PM ET (updated!).
We will stream on Signum’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

Other Minds and Hands will now, until further notice, take place on THURSDAYS at 4:30 PM ET. Check the schedule here.

Join us on this SignumU Youtube channel
and SignumU Twitch channel
For more information
You can watch or listen to the recordings here.

Now that RoP Season 1 has ended, here are some fun suggestions for you, whether you are new to Tolkien's world or a long-time reader/fan.
For those who want to review and reflect on the show.
Rings and Realms:
Corey and Maggie did a weekly analysis of Prime Video's epic adaptation of Tolkien’s mythos. Presented by Signum University and Studio Lab.
audio-only version recordings (podcast)

Official Prime Video Aftershow on Twitter Spaces:
Corey and Maggie hosted Official Prime Video Aftershow on Twitter Spaces on Fridays at 12:00 PM ET. You might still find the recordings on Corey's Twitter account.

Follow our Twitter accounts for updates:
Corey Olsen, Tolkien Professor
Signum University
Mythgard Institute

Want to dive deeper into Tolkien's world?
Corey is offering several free and open weekly and biweekly programs on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and other topics at Mythgard Institute.
You can check the live schedule here.
More about the individual programs
Exploring the Lord of the Rings: a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story (and Stephen Colbert's favorite )
Mythgard Academy: in-depth seminars on fantasy, science fiction, and other speculative works
The Silmarillion Film Project/SilmFilm: a completely hypothetical discussion about what J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion would look like as a TV series
Those recordings can be found on this Signum University Youtube channel as well as on our podcasts.
Other Minds and Hands and SilmFilm recordings are on the Tolkien Professor podcast.

For those who feel reading the Silmarillion for the first time is a bit daunting.

Corey walks you through The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and even the volumes of History of Middle-earth series on his Mythgard Academy series.

And here are more links if you dare.

Want more fan/fun gatherings? Check our news and events page for moots (in-person and virtual) and online events.

We also provide affordable higher education and fun, engaging learning (Tolkien Studies, Imaginative Literature, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Literature, and Germanic Philology) at Signum University.
About Signum University
Signum University Graduate Program
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