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The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland. Find me on Facebook at "The Tolkien Professor," on Twitter at @tolkienprof, or at my website at www.tolkienprofessor.com. I have also begun a grand new venture: the Mythgard Institute, offering courses on Tolkien studies for credit at the MA level, or just for fun! Join us at www.mythgard.org.


Riddles in the Dark 19: Sauron - Hot or Not?

October 14th, 2012

Episode 183 of 322 episodes

Talk turns to the bad guys in this episode. After checking out the most recent movie scroll, Prof. Corey Olsen and Dave Kale (with Trish chiming in from time to time) consider the Goblin-infested poster as well as the toy sets of the "Goblin King," Bolg, and Grinnah. Then it is on to the Big Bad himself and how he will be portrayed on screen in the first movie.