I thoroughly enjoy this podcast, I found it is very informative and the hosts know what they are talking about. I thought that I knew quite some facts about Tolkien's universe, but here, I heard so much new information and the discussions are incredibly interesting. Also, the puns and pop culture references really make me chuckle, they make that the podcast feels very comfortable.
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 Silmarillion, 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.
Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the two guys you'd want to hang out with at a pub and talk Tolkien with.
Truly an amazing podcast for both novice and advanced readers of the works of Tolkien. The hosts are funny, knowledgeable sages that almost never digress (okay maybe sometimes). I normally loathe “nerd podcasts” because the more often than not, podcast hosts are unbearable arrogant know-it-alls, but I could listen for hours to Alan and Shawn with their wise insights, smooth voices and ancient references only the elderly could grasp. My only regret is that I did not discover them earlier.
So happy to have discovered this podcast, deeply insightfull and well prepared. A must listen for all fans of Tolkien and his work. Keep on bringing the good stuff...
This is what you'd imagine a Tolkien podcast should be. Two knowledgeable guys in their 40s, discussing everything you could possibly wish for about the works while reading through them. They take their sweet time and don’t shy away from ample geek culture references. I’m still plowing along through the older episodes, currently at the fall of Gondolin in the Silmarillion, but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Prancing Pony podcast to anyone interested in discussing Tolkien’s works. This podcast will make you feel right at home, in the company of good friends and some amazing discussions.
Wonderful podcast that sparked anew my love for Tolkiens Middle Earth. I have read the books many years ago, but it truly is worth it to read them again with a deeper understanding and wisdom that comes with the years. These guys know a lot about Middle Earth’s mythology and about Tolkien himself and their insights make the reading experience richer.
The prancing pony podcast presenters provide a perfectly professional podcast with plenty of puns (and plosives). It is plain that they particularly love Tolkien and are pleased to perpetuate his legacy with a passion.
If you love the works of Tolkien, this is an almost indisensible podcast. At a rate of about 6 or 7 pages per hour, they go through the books, not just gushing over the language, but showing patterns, themes, meanings of words and more stuff you might’ve missed.
Easy to listen even if English is your second language. The hosts are fun and the give good insights on the stories. Still at Season 1 but already a great fan!
Out of all the Tolkien podcasts I’ve listened to this one is my favorite. The passages from the book and the subtle humor make it stand out from the others. The many and lengthy episodes are a big plus for me too!
Good insights with a lot of humour