Drunk Tolkien 4: Mathematics and Gollum

We finally found time to get drunk together! Please join Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy as we eat some brunch, drink some drinks, and listen to Gollum impressions, and answer twitter’s most ridiculous middle earth related questions, like “Why does Pippin always look up when he gets an apple?”

  • Math and alcohol and albatrosses. Obviously
  • Hobbit children are ent wives and we have the science to prove it.
  • Caitlin obviously meant Rangers of the SOUTH every single time she said Rangers of the NORTH
  • Richard Armitage should just play everyone, ever. Thank you.

A big thank you to the following folks for their Gollum impressions. We enjoyed each one immensely and laughed a lot.

Matthew from Eloquent Gushing

Alan from Hallowed Ground Media (He and Caitlin do a podcast together about the His Dark Materials series, you should check it out!)

Paul from Way Too Seriously and Clockworks Academy

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Episode 78: When You Wish Upon Your Daddy

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Eight, Shelob’s Lair

Characters:

  • Frodo and Sam – Spelunkers
  • Gollum – it’s allllla Gollum now
  • Shelob – pure and utter nightmare fuel

Characters from legend:

  • Earendil – has the silmaril now…and is a star, also the aforementioned Daddy
  • Melkor – original evil.
  • Ungoliant – original nightmare fuel spider.

 

We would still very much like to hear YOUR Gollum impressions! Please email them to us and have the opportunity to choose an episode topic for us!

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Episode 69: One Does Not Ride Shadowfax, He Rides You

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Eleven of the Two Towers, The Palantir

Characters

  • Pippin – a hobbit who makes a bad choice and it gives him exactly what he wanted
  • Merry – a hobbit who really, really just wants to sleep
  • Gandalf – Wizard with answers!
  • Aragorn – a man who has, maybe, just MAYBE, made a decision?
  • Théoden – King of Rohan

 

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Episode 62: The Birds and the Bees and the Trees

This week Caitlin and Rachel and Emmy discuss Chapter 4 of Book Three of the Two Towers, Treebeard.

Characters:

  • Pippin and Merry – Hobbits!
  • Treebeard – an Ent! Guardian of the forest
  • Quickbeam – another Ent, younger, hastier.
  • Entwives – the female Ents.
  • Mentions of Saruman and Gandalf

The Journey

The entirety of this chapter takes place within Fangorn Forest!

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Episode 52: Stab a Hobbit

This week we are discussing Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2 Chapter Five, The Bridge of Kazad-Dûm

Characters:

  • The Fellowship!
    • Frodo
    • Sam
    • Merry
    • Pippin
    • Gandalf
    • Gimli
    • Legolas
    • Boromir
    • Aragorn
  • Durin’s Bane
  • Balin, Oin, Ori

The Journey

The Fellowship make it to the far side of Moria and the Misty Mountains, and exit out into the Dimrill Dale. You can get a good look of the area here

Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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