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Episode 58: Lesser-trod Paths with Clare Moore

Clare Moore can be found on Twitter: @claremoore914

YouTube presentation: “Clare Moore – ‘The Problem of Pain: Portraying Physical Disability in Tolkien’s Fantasy’” Originally presented at The Tolkien Society Summer Seminar, July 3, 2021. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYSj_Z5jy9w (Accessed Feb 24, 2023)

A List of Clare’s publications on “Tolkienists.org” website:

https://tolkienists.org/clare-moore/ (Accessed Feb 24, 2023)

Sources mentioned this episode:

Ria Cheyne: Disability, Literature, Genre: Representations and Affect in Contemporary Fiction

Open Source JStore link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvsn3pp7 (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Irina Metzler’s lecture: Tolkien and Disability (From the Tolkien Society Summer Seminar in 2016)

From the Tolkien Society’s YouTube: https://youtu.be/epx1d4fzmmw (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Lois Bragg, disability studies scholar:

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Lois-Bragg-2052429775 (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Dr. Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien scholar:

http://dimitrafimi.com/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Her book Clare mentioned: Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, November 2008): https://dimitrafimi.com/books/tolkien-race-and-cultural-history-2/

Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Tolkien scholar:

https://english.umd.edu/directory/verlyn-flieger (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Victoria Holtz Wodzak: Tolkien’s Gimpy Heroes

From Mythlore, 10-15-2018, Volume 37, Number 1: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol37/iss1/7/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Victoria Holtz Wodzak: Tolkien Sidelined: Constructing the Non-Combatant in The Children of Hurin

From Mythlore, 4-15-2015, Volume 33, Number 2: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiThreKudL-AhUqI0QIHVEcAGIQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdc.swosu.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1021%26context%3Dmythlore&usg=AOvVaw3sRCH2eSTO5sKMrbdmkkDa  (Accessed April 30, 2023)

John Garth’s essay: The Chronology of Creation: How J.R.R. Tolkien Misremembered the Beginnings of his Mythology

Found in the book: “The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien” edited by Richard Ovenden and Catherine McIlwaine 

Author’s website: https://johngarth.co.uk/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Megan Whalen Turner: The Queen’s Thief series 

Author’s website: http://meganwhalenturner.org/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Intisar Khanani: The Dauntless Path series 

Author’s website: https://booksbyintisar.com/ (Accessed April 30, 2023)

Episode 57: Fairy Fan Fiction


Rateliff, J. D. (2007). The History of The Hobbit (Vols. 1-­‐2). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Tolkien, J. (1937). The Hobbit. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Tolkien, J. (1986). The Shaping of Middle-­‐Earth. (C. Tolkien, Ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-Earth. HarperCollins, 2011.

Episode 55: The (THREE?!) Kinslayings

Tolkien Society, Oxonmoot 2023 registration: 

From their website: “Early Bird offer: enter the coupon code WIZARD2023 at the time of booking to receive £10 off your registration price. This coupon is valid until midnight on 28 February 2023 (UK time).” https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-2023/

Clark, David. Kin-slaying in the “Poetic Edda”: The End of the World? Viking and Medieval Scandinavia Vol. 3 (2007), pp. 21-41

https://www.jstor.org/stable/45019134 (Accessed January 2, 2023)

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Silmarillion. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Apple Books edition.

Tolkien Gateway entry for Fëanor

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/F%C3%ABanor (Accessd Jan 2, 2023)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Kinslaying at Alqualondë

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Kinslaying_at_Alqualond%C3%AB (Accessd Jan 2, 2023)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Second Kinslaying

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Second_Kinslaying (Accessd Jan 2, 2023)

Tolkien Gateway entry for Third Kinslaying


 (Accessd Jan 2, 2023)

Episode 54: Lesser-trod Paths with Wizard Way Kris



Athraplay RPG actual-play podcast info and audition form:



How to find Wizardwaykris-

Website: https://elf-boi.com/ 

WizardWay Merch (Spring): https://wizardwaykris.creator-spring.com/ 

TikTok: @wizardwaykris

You Tube: Wizard Way Kris https://www.youtube.com/c/wizardwaykris 

Twitter: @WizardWayKris

Instagram: @wizardwaykris

“You all are welcome here” merch: https://www.donmarshall72sstore.com/ 


Dawn Walls-Thumma’s website: http://dawnfelagund.com/

Episode 53: Interview with Dr. Sarah Schaefer and Dr. William Fliss, co-curators of J. R. R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript

Thanks to our guests, Dr. Sarah C. Schaefer and Dr. William M. Fliss, the co-curator’s of “J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript” at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. 

Exhibition dates: August 19 – December 23, 2022

Exhibition website: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty-museum/tolkien.php

Dr. Sarah C. Schaefer

Assistant Professor, Modern Art, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Find Sarah on Twitter: @sarahcschaefer

Website: https://www.sarahcschaefer.com/

Check out her book!: “Gustave Doré and the Modern Biblical Imagination” published by Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gustave-dor-and-the-modern-biblical-imagination-9780190075811?cc=us&lang=en&

Dr. William M. Fliss

Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University, Milwaukee 

Curator of the J. R. R. Tolkien collection at Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Library: https://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/tolkien.php  

Connect with Bill on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/TolkienMarquette

Check out The J.R.R. Tolkien Fandom Oral History Collection and schedule your interview with Bill!: https://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/JRRT/fandomoh.php

Exhibition catalog: 

“J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript” 


Episode 52: Orc Daddy


J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth’s Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales


Hobbitween 2022

Show Notes

The One Ring role playing game by Free League: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/


Lore Master: James Pierson, @jpierson

Theo Fleetfoot: Max Jiménez

Ozzie Oiolaire: Zeke Pease, @ezpease,  @greenvillearms 

Iadar Listbalarion: Jude Vais, @eremiticjude

Pumpkins Proudfoot: Stef Midlock, @thenorthfour

Title music is “Lord of the Devil Rings” by Ponymusic, courtesy of Pond5

Soundscapes provided by Tabletop Audio, https://tabletopaudio.com

Additional Music and sound effects licensed from soundstripe, https://www.soundstripe.com  

Support Zeke and check out The Greenville Arms 1889 Inn! https://www.greenvillearms.com

Episode 50: Art or Cash



Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Ed. Humphrey Carpenter with Christopher Tolkien. HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd, London. Apple Books Edition. Ebook Edition 2012 ISBN: 9780007381234. Version 2019-03-07.  (Accessed 8/21/2022)

Tolkien, J. R. R. One Fairy Stories, from Tree and Leaf, including Mythopoeia, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London. 1988. pp 3-81.


Alex. Everything is Connected and Everything is Fanfiction: The Cauldron of Story Theory. The Aficionado website, February 23, 2017.

https://theafictionado.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/everything-is-connected-and-everything-is-fanfiction-the-cauldron-of-story-theory (Accessed 8/21/22)

Jones, Josh. J.R.R. Tolkien Expressed a “Heartfelt Loathing” for Walt Disney and Refused to Let Disney Studios Adapt His Work. Open Culture website, May 2, 2018. https://www.openculture.com/2018/05/j-r-r-tolkien-expressed-a-heartfelt-loathing-for-walt-disney.html (Accessed 8/21/2022)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Letters not published in “The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien” 

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Letters_not_published_in_%22The_Letters_of_J.R.R._Tolkien%22 (Accessed 8/21/2022)

Tolkien Gateway entry for “Letter to Miss L.J. Curry”

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Letter_to_Miss_J.L._Curry (Accessed 8/21/2022)

Episode 49: Oath No You Didn’t!


Reis, Jacob Robert. Oath Formulas in the Poetic Edda. Master of Arts thesis for The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Germanic Studies. May 2017.

URL: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/62667 (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Spurr, John. A Profane History of Early Modern Oaths. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 11 (2001): 37–63. Published online by Cambridge University Press.

URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0080440101000032 (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Children of Húrin. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Apple Books edition.  (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit: or There and Back Again. HarperCollins E-Books. ISBN 978-0-00-732260. Apple Books edition. (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins e-books. Apple Books edition. (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Silmarillion. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Apple Books edition.  (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Tolkien, J. R. R. Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Apple Books edition. (Accessed July 23, 2022)

Editing and production by James Pierson

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