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Today, Maggie and Corey are joined by Sergio and Cesar from the Tolkien Talk YouTube channel in Brazil! Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 10, recorded on May 18, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor Dr. Maggie Parke Episode guest: Sergio and Cesar from the Tolkien Talk YouTube channel in Brazil Youtube Twitter Other Minds and Hands takes place (almost) every week at 4 pm US Eastern, Wednesday, on this SignumU Youtube channel and SignumU Twitch channel For more information You can watch or listen to the recordings here. Dr. Corey Olsen 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 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. 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 SPACE Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education Events
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Silm Film 5-34 (7/8/21) Season 5 Episode 10: Bound Together Corey Olsen and Dave Kale are joined by Marie Prosser to discuss the final episode for Aredhel as she returns to Gondolin with her son Maeglin, and Turgon decides to implement the first execution. [Fingolfin's vision after the double wedding in Dor-lomin signals his shift from maintaining the Siege indefinitely to an attempt to take a more active approach as the season heads towards the Dagor Bragollach.]
Comments (6)

Eric Kingsepp

I loved the discussion in episode, as with all the Silmarillion episodes, but if I had any complaints about this episode it's that I do wish there had been a little bit more moderation of the participants. it did feel like one participant was dominating and going on and on.

Sep 5th

Michael Stephenson

Hi, are the Hobbit lectures not available anymore? They will not play for me. Thank you

May 25th
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iTunes User

What drew me to this show were the lecture series, class recordings, and interviews with fellow academics. The show had turned into a typical, bland, editorial discussion of the Hobbit films. Corey Olsen is a true academic and I miss his concise, always-on-topic episodes. They used to challenge me to think differently about Tolkien by considering the other works served as his inspiration. Now, instead of a 60-90 learning session, episodes are clocking in at almost 3 hours and are mostly joking around. Add the constant feedback hum of Trish's microphone, background interruptions, and Dave's desperate need to talk about how he loves to be contrary for the sake of being contrary and I just don't enjoy it anymore.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

Brilliant! It has rekindled the passion I once had for the written word. I've missed Middle Earth and have just started rereading the Hobbit. I hope to hear more about The Lord of the Ring. I am especially appreciative of the intro and how Mr. Olsen defers to what Tolkien himself states about his writings. It takes a true understanding of literature to not let ego or personal ideology interfere with the reading and interpretation of Great Works.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

I enjoy these podcasts, more the ones with Corey in it than Digest episodes. I understand and appreciate Dave and Trish's contributions, but between Trish's manic laugh, frequent interruptions by her screeching or barking animals in the background and mike hangups, I am close to giving up on the Digest episodes. I hope this will be taken as consturctive criticism- it would be nice to maintain a professional quality in these podcasts.

Aug 30th
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