Reviews
Great podcast. I started listening to it resentful and it’s the highlight of my day.
Ulmo26 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/24
I only recently found The Prancing Pony Podcast, but fortunately for me it was right as I was beginning the Silmarillion for the first time. What a wonderful podcast for Tolkien fans. I read the Silmarillion chapter by chapter with the podcast as my reading companion, and I cannot recommend this...Read full review »
whydoineedanickname17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/24
I’m not caught up yet and I haven’t seen Shawn leave yet, I have heard some bad things about after that but I have hope. But so far I love this podcast.
Greek fan 2012 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/24
Tolkien has been my favorite writer for years, but this show has helped me appreciate his works on a whole new level
Kaoruchan42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/24
You two are amazing, thank you for opening this world up to me way more than I thought possible.
Diskokidd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/24
Just wanted to pop in and thank you for all the time and research you put into this podcast for all of us. Since listening, I’ve come to love his books even more than ever and I’ve learned so much along the way. A very big THANK YOU from Taylor in Missouri!
Taymy22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/24
I just started listening to this podcast and already on episode 32 after a two week binge! Amazing research and effort put forth by the two hosts. I love how they break down the Simarillion into bite-sized pieces and explore underlying themes, character traits, relationships, and histories and...Read full review »
Mitch’s Review via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/24
I have been reading the Fellowship of The Ring and listening alongside this amazing podcast. I love the commentary and explanation of the depth of Tolkien's universe. Keep up the great work!Read full review »
Lail_Mail via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/24
It’s a great show. They know what they’re talking about, and they show their passion. I wish they had a link for some books on Tengwar, Quenya, sindarin, and Angthuras, though…
TolkienModern via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/24
i just started reading the Silmarilion and i was having trouble at first but with this podcast it’s a breeze. i love it. not overly serious and really really fun to listen to while at work after having read the night before. 10/10
migishishi via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/03/24
Tolkien fanatics and fans of all levels must listen to this podcast! Alan and Shawn are truly dedicated to their craft and it shows every week. The study of the works is incredibly well thought out and includes lots of good humor to keep it light in between some of the deep themes. The pace is...Read full review »
Rbut2010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/24
Such a great show. These are some awesome guys!
Laiahabigail via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/24
I love this Podcast, thank you!
Soph2404 via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 02/01/24
Thank you for the years of continuing contribution and curating of such wonderful lore!
Me20100311 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/24
I LOVE THIS! i have been deep diving into lotr lore and needed something to listen to at work, this is amazing !!
Control your game via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/24
Wow
I have been waiting my whole life for this. I’m blown away. I thought I knew a fair amount about Tolkien and his legendarium, but I am a mere neophyte. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Calladriel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/24
Whether you’re a Tolkien nerd or a fan of the films, or just confused about who all these elves, humans, hobbits, Dwarfs, Orcs and Wizards are, this is the place to help sift through it all. Really fun podcast, but also super informative. I found this when I started watching Amazon’s Rings of...Read full review »
JOJOdall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/24
… better than all the rest! Tune in to The Prancing Pony Podcast and join on an adventure through Tolkien’s works - with wit, jokes, insights… it’s got it all! Highly recommended!
Celiapm via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 01/11/24
They are like old friends, and I get such a warm feeling from this podcast - thank you.
geostrophi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/24
I have been looking for ways to go more in depth into the Legendarium especially on long drives. I have been through all the audio books in the car and this is a perfect way to engage in Tolkien’s material short of reading and researching yourself. I am only about 20 episodes in so there are many...Read full review »
Hex1979 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/24
Started this podcast as a much needed guide through the Silmarillion. Full of Monty Python references and other jokes, this podcast is not for those who just want to get to the point. If only they would tell us how they feel about Feanor…
-bee's-knees- via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/01/24
I love this podcast! These two are fun to listen to plus they are knowledgeable about Tolkien’s work. Also the rating is wrong these guys are pg
Shannara76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/23
Just got here a few months ago, so I have a long way to go to catch up. Thoroughly enjoying the show, and have finished The Silmarillion with a much greater level of understanding than the first time I read it. On to The Hobbit!
Quilldwa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/23
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b23rt{}# via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/23
Absolutely fantastic companion while reading (or rather listening) through the Silmarillion. It has given me a whole new depth for not only the book itself but also for the whole legendarium. Fantastic effort and I’m looking forward to go through the rest of books with you at my side.
MaxNyman via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 12/20/23
I am so upset to just be discovering this podcast now. I’ve gone back to the Sil and am listening every night. This is the Tolkien podcast I’ve been waiting all my life for.
brinehog via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/11/23
The knowledge and genuine love of hosts make this a delight with every episode. Highly recommend checking this out.
F8hplv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/23
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. Shawn and Alan’s...Read full review »
Zind Tokay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/23
A friend of mine recommended this to me under the guise of ‘The Rings of Power Wrap Up’ and we were both hooked. We would watch the show and then wait for the podcast to come out as it would analyse all the nuances we would miss. Cue then taking on for the first time ever, JRR Tolkien’s The...Read full review »
Makka1979 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/08/23
I’ve been a huge Tolkien fan since childhood. This podcast is a GIFT: the perfect blend of literary discussion, commentary, biography, humor, and hilarious pop culture references. This is a gem of a podcast. No, it’s the ARKENSTONE of podcasts!
TJF97 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/23
Thank you.
AmListy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/23
The friendship and joy felt through discussion of Middle Earth is infectious. A special show.
Jcboyn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/23
Stumbled upon these very late but better that than never. There is little I enjoy more currently than finding an excuse to relax for an hour and a half and listen to the next pod in the series. They’re a great companion to get more from the books and a good laugh too!
Sxkopite8 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/23
I know I am VERY late to the party but I have just discovered this show and decided to listen from the beginning - despite having read the simarillion several times, this podcast helped me to understand it far better. Highly recommend for any LOTR fans!
AllyEd90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/07/23
Being of the same generation as the hosts (A listener since 2019) I have a special appreciation for their pop culture references, digressions, and attention to detail. While I miss Sean Marchese, I think the podcast is a most worthy listen for the Tolkien enthusiast, and the show provides an...Read full review »
Daniel of Dor Lomin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/23
Episode 298 you guys are discussing LOTR games but don’t mention the phone game LOTR:RisetoWar and I want to know why. It’s a fantastic game! All hail The Witch King 💀 Other than that I’d like to state that this is an amazing podcast, I’ve been listening for years now. Fantastic work in both...Read full review »
huMAN4217492 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/23
Well worth your time!
CG9789 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/22/23
I am a huge Tolkien fan, and I must say, this podcast is an absolute gem for fellow enthusiasts! The hosts’ depth of knowledge about the world of Tolkien is truly impressive. Every episode is filled with fascinating details about Middle-earth, the characters, and the intricate lore that often...Read full review »
LúthienMaia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/23
Just went through the hobbit loving the content
Apex716 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/23
I’ve listened to a few LOTR/ Tolkien podcasts and enjoyed them but this is by far my favorite.
Katylejun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/23
Since discovering the Prancing Pony Podcast in January 2023, I’ve been absolutely binging. The hosts are knowledgeable, funny, and welcoming. It really feels like you are sitting at the bar or at home with your friends chatting about Tolkien. I’ve grown in my appreciation for JRRT and got through...Read full review »
b.l.h.h2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/23
This was once a podcast i enjoyed. The loss of shaun is felt greatly. Since his departure the show feels over commercialized and cringy. Alan specifically has become insufferable both in episodes and via social media. Smug attitude and can’t keep political ideology out of Tolkien. A true shame.
2meat2side via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/23
This is the greatest podcast a Tolkien fan can stumble across. 50+ episodes in and I cannot get enough of it. Absolutely love getting into my car so I can turn on TPPP. I digress. My 1 single critique: In episode 41 it’s said Arnie is 5’ 8”. He is 6’ 2”. I would appreciate if you would issue...Read full review »
Tony Brah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/23
It’s a deep dive, but you can only read the books and watch the movies so many times, it’s great to get this deeper discussion.
mttbsstt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/23
I always looked past many of the jokes and digressions because the Tolkien content and analysis is incredible. I’m okay with some digressions — and sometimes felt they were funny and added a lighthearted charm to the podcast — however, they are increasing in occurrence, duration, and annoyance of...Read full review »
Kendallbrier via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/23
Absolutely love it - so interesting, so funny, so insightful and educational Highly recommend
Ithiliel15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/23
The two hosts are extremely knowledgeable, and it comes through!
Creekborn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/30/23
I’ve loved the LotR since childhood (I’m a Zillennial) and always wanted to read the Silmarillion. When I tried however, I often became confused by all the names and felt like I was missing the significance of passages. This podcast helped me digest the story and I was shortly absolutely...Read full review »
ThinksALot29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/23
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