25 Best Tolkien Podcasts (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Here are 25 Best Tolkien Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. The Prancing Pony Podcast
As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon.
Play⋅ 8.6K⋅ 8.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 102 min ⋅ Feb 2016 Get Email Contact More
2. The Tolkien Professor
New Hampshire, US
The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter even those without any party business!
Play⋅ 34.3K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 104 min ⋅ Jun 2009 Get Email Contact More
3. An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien
Amanda, Ohio, US
Welcome to An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fortnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand.
Play⋅ 479 ⋅5 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 122 min ⋅ Jan 2018 Get Email Contact More
4. That's What I'm Tolkien About
Join Mary Clay Watt on her first journey through Lord of the Rings. Each episode is a chapter discussion of the books with fans, featuring mispronounced names, outlandish theories, and praise (or criticism!) for JRR Tolkien.
Play⋅ 1.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 67 min ⋅ Jul 2019 Get Email Contact More
5. By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
All things J. R. R. Tolkien: his work, his inspirations, and impact, creative interpretations in other media, languages, lore, rip-offs, parodies, anything we think is interesting!
Play⋅ 159 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 67 min ⋅ Feb 2019 Get Email Contact More
6. The Tolkien Road
A long walk through Middle-earth! Join co-hosts John & Greta as they go chapter-by-chapter through The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and all of Tolkien's other works.
Play⋅ 4.6K⋅ 974 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Feb 2015 Get Email Contact More
Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.
Play⋅ 631 ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 63 min ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact More
8. A Sacred Fellowship
Two friends and the occasional guest take listeners on a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien by treating them as sacred texts worthy of close study. One is a relative newcomer and one has been calling herself a hobbit since the age of 8. Each week, we will cover a chapter through a different motif and use sacred practices to dive deep into the lore of Middle Earth.
Play⋅ 31 ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 75 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact More
9. Tolkien About It
A Father/Daughter team doing a deep dive into the world of Tolkien with some fun stuff and interesting guests along the way.
Play⋅ 68⋅ 24 ⋅5 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 34 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact More
10. Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Rings
Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, on a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story, and explore Middle-earth through the magical game-world of Lord of the Rings Online.
Play⋅ 5.8K⋅ 4.8K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 111 min ⋅ Jan 2017 Get Email Contact More
11. Tea with Tolkien
Join us for a cup of tea as we grow together in Hobbitness and Holiness, inspired by the faith and philosophy of JRR Tolkien.
Play⋅ 44.6K ⋅2 episodes / year Get Email Contact More
12. Tolkien Truth
A podcast about finding truth and pathways to good through the pages of The Lord of the Rings.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Jan 2021 Get Email Contact More
13. SQPN: Secrets of Middle-earth
Roswell, Georgia, US
Discover the secrets of Tolkien's Middle-earth, The Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings Online. Recorded on location in Middle-earth.
Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 61 min ⋅ Jul 2010 Get Email Contact More
14. The Tolkien Experience Podcast
Since 2018, the Tolkien Experience Project has been collecting stories from Tolkien scholars and fans around the world. Now, we have partnered with The Prancing Pony Podcast and Dr. Sara Brown to create the Tolkien Experience Podcast an attempt to bring the fan and scholarly communities together around our shared passion: the works of J.R.R. Tolkien!
Play⋅ 599⋅ 2.5K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact More
15. So, You Want to Read Tolkien
A fun, feminist, read-through of JRR Tolkien's work.
Play⋅ 213 ⋅ Jan 2018 Get Email Contact More
16. P&C's Talking Tolkien Book Club
Patrick and Clifford set out to bring you a Tolkien podcast for Middle Earth fans of ALL levels to enjoy!
Also in Book Club Podcasts
Play⋅ 52⋅ 173 ⋅8 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 88 min ⋅ Nov 2018 Get Email Contact More
17. Fifth Age Podcast: Tolkien Stories
A lighthearted podcast where two friends discuss characters and stories that fascinate them from the greater Tolkien universe, including The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, movies, video games, RPGs, the internet, and our own twisted minds. Erica has been studying Tolkien's writings as well as scholarly writing about Tolkien for years. Dan has not.
Play⋅ 42⋅ 20 ⋅ Aug 2018 Get Email Contact More
18. The Music of Middle-Earth
Take a deep dive into Howard Shore's Score for Peter Jackson's adaptation of Lord of The Rings! We explore Tolkien's writing, history, and composition!
Play⋅ 458 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact More
19. Teens Talk Tolkien
A podcast where teens talk about Tolkien.
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20. The Last Alliance: University of Alberta Tolkien Society Podcast
Weekly discussions on the many and varied works of J.R.R. Tolkien by The Last Alliance: University of Alberta Tolkien Society.
Play 6 episodes / year ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact More
21. The Extra Curricular
Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!
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|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|The Tolkien Road||tolkienroad.com||104|
|The Tolkien Professor (Corey Olsen)||podbean.com||32|
|P&C's Talking Tolkien Book Club||audioboom.com||27|
|The Prancing Pony Podcast||theprancingponypodcast.com||20|
|Alan Sisto & Shawn Marchese||theprancingponypodcast.com||19|
Tolkien Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Secrets Of Middle-earth||6|
|Secrets Of Middle-Earth 1-300||3|