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Alan Sisto & Shawn Marchese
The Prancing Pony Podcast
The Prancing Pony Podcast is a weekly show about the Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien, hosted - for six seasons - by Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese. As the show returns for its seventh season, Alan welcomes an all-star cast of co-hosts to join him as he explores the first part of The Return of the King!Alan and all his co-hosts are passionate Tolkien enthusiasts, and they invite listeners to enjoy their detailed exploration of Tolkien’s work, with smart but straightforward discussion and a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns....
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 2,469 ratings
Great Listen
If you have enjoyed Tolkien’s books this podcast will enrich your pleasure greatly. The hosts focus on the etymology as much as the plot of the books. The tone is down to earth, no pomposity, with lots of pop culture and music references to make the experience gentle and fun.
Zind Tokay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/23
Best podcast ever!
Absolutely love it - so interesting, so funny, so insightful and educational Highly recommend
Ithiliel15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
Great podcast!
The two hosts are extremely knowledgeable, and it comes through!
Creekborn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/30/23
Recent Episodes
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Published 06/04/23
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Published 05/28/23
Published 05/28/23
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