The Nerd of the Rings podcast

The Nerd of the Rings

Nerd of the Rings

The official podcast of the Nerd of the Rings YouTube channel, featuring Tolkien-related news and interviews with those who live, breathe, and work in Middle-earth!

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    Sir Richard Taylor, WETA Workshop

    51:11

    WETA Workshop Co-Founder and Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor joins us to talk about his time in Middle-earth!  We'll talk about Richard's first exposure to Tolkien and what it was like bringing some of the most iconic locations, weapons, and characters to life in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films trilogies! For the latest and greatest videos on The Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth, visit youtube.com/NerdoftheRings
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    Carl Hostetter, editor, The Nature of Middle-earth

    1:16:03

    Carl Hostetter joins us to talk about the 25-year road to the publication of The Nature of Middle-earth, working with Christopher Tolkien, new discoveries for Tolkien fans, dancing bears, and more!   The Nature of Middle-earth is now available for purchase: US: https://amzn.to/3mXzYzI UK: https://amzn.to/3DGgoO5 (affiliate links)
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    Billy Boyd & Dominic Monaghan, The Friendship Onion & The Lord of the Rings

    55:53

    Today, we chat with Dom & Billy as they launch their new podcast, The Friendship Onion!  We talk about the films, The Scouring of the Shire, which cast members were funny, Dom's immunity to hiccups, and more! For the video version of this interview, as well as all kinds of great Middle-earth videos, go to www.youtube.com/NerdoftheRings Also, be sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Friendship Onion - available on all podcast platforms and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2SO69PhFRKKEYwGSV4sHQ
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    Stephen Hunter, Bombur - The Hobbit Trilogy (Recorded December 2020)

    48:18

    In this interview (recorded in Dec '20), we chat with actor Stephen Hunter, who portrayed Bombur in The Hobbit Trilogy!  We chat about all things The Hobbit - including how much his suit weighed and some amusing stories involving his dwarven castmates!
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    Brian Sibley, writer, BBC's The Lord of the Rings (1981)

    3:05:21

    Today, we welcome the writer of one of my absolute favorite Tolkien adaptations - the 1981 BBC Radio Dramatization of The Lord of the Rings - Brian Sibley! We talk about the radio drama celebrating its 40th anniversary, Brian's experience writing about Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, the challenges of adapting for radio, why Tom Bombadil get's cut from adaptations, and much more! Visit youtube.com/NerdoftheRings for the video version of this interview, Middle-earth lore videos, theories, and more!
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    Ian Nathan, author, "Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth"

    2:09:59

    We talk about Peter Jackson and how the Middle-earth films came together with someone who spent time behind the scenes on both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. We hear his favorite stories from the set, what sets Peter Jackson apart from other directors, his idea for a future Lord of the Rings book, the upcoming Amazon show and more! Ian Nathan is a film author, who has written books on The Terminator, Fantastic Beasts, Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino and most notably, "Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth". Visit YouTube.com/NerdoftheRings for weekly Middle-earth videos, including Tolkien Explained, Complete Travels, Theories, and the video version of this episode.  To Support NOTR, visit Patreon.com/NerdoftheRings
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    Jed Brophy, actor - The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings trilogies

    1:20:01

    Today we are joined by the incredible Jed Brophy, one of the very few actors to appear in all six Middle-earth films!  His roles include the orcs Snaga and Sharku, as well as the dwarf Nori.  During this live chat on the Nerd of the Rings YouTube channel, we chat about all things Middle-earth, while raising money for frontline healthcare workers. Visit YouTube.com/NerdoftheRings for weekly Middle-earth videos, including Tolkien Explained, Complete Travels, Theories, and the video version of this episode.  To Support NOTR, visit Patreon.com/NerdoftheRings
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    Francesco Nepitello, Designer - The One Ring RPG

    58:12:24

    Today, we chat with Francesco Nepitello about the brand new Second Edition of The One Ring RPG.  We talk about what's new in this second edition, adapting Tolkien's world, and advice for players who are new to tabletop gaming!  At time of release, The One Ring Second Edition has earned $1.9 Million on Kickstarter and is due for release in late 2021.  Visit YouTube.com/NerdoftheRings for weekly Middle-earth videos, including Tolkien Explained, Complete Travels, Theories, and the video version of this episode.  To Support NOTR, visit Patreon.com/NerdoftheRings
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    Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor

    1:57:04

    Talking with the Tolkien Professor about LOTRonPrime, LOTRO, The Silmarillion, and why balrogs don't have wings! Corey is the President and Founder of Signum University and the Mythgard Institute. For more info, visit Signum University on YouTube! Visit YouTube.com/NerdoftheRings for weekly Middle-earth videos, including Tolkien Explained, Complete Travels, Theories, and the video version of this episode.  To Support NOTR, visit Patreon.com/NerdoftheRings

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