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1954 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Thinking Fellows
The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings Trilogy)

Thinking Fellows

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 44:57


The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) Scott Keith, Adam Francisco, Caleb Keith, and Bruce Hilman discuss the second book in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Two Towers opens to a broken fellowship set on two distinct but interwoven journeys against the Dark Lord Sauron. This fragmented journey cements that a new age is coming to Middle Earth, the Age of Men. How do Tolkien's characters deal with temptation and resist the power of darkness?  Support the Show 1517 Podcasts

My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast
#55 - A New Power is Rising

My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 75:21


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Part 13: Middle-Earth Intermission   Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) head to the lobby to get their selves some treats! The middle of The Two Towers acts as an intermission for the film and the trilogy, so your hosts sing songs about their favorite theater going experiences and moments. Then we go around the board of Middle-Earth checking in on every plot line as we wind up for the big battles to end this movie. To War! --- Become a Patron of My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast   My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast Reference Guide My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast on Twitter My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast on Instagram Manu's Twitter Emily's Twitter

You Don't Know Lit
135. The Two Towers

You Don't Know Lit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 32:19


The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954).

Kicking the Seat
Ep839: Page2Screen: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS

Kicking the Seat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022


Ian and Cole send off 2022 with a spellbinding "Page2Screen"!Continuing their annual tradition of reading a Lord of the Rings novel and discussing its film counterpart, the guys fight their way through The Two Towers. This surprising and wide-ranging review dips into the story's themes and how its telling evolved during adaptation; how the experience of watching the movie shifted between decades and cuts; and how modern fantasy authors have built on the legacy of the genre's foundational texts.Steel yourselves as Kicking the Seat prepares its long march into the New Year!Show Links:Watch the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers trailer.Watch Folding Ideas' video essay, “An Exhaustive History of Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings” (mentioned in the show).Watch The Closer Looks video essay, "How To Fail At Magic", which discusses Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness using fantasy author Brandon Sanderson's rules for magic systems as a foundation (mentioned in--and relevant to--the show).Watch Ian and Cole discuss The Fellowship of the Ring.Read Cole's latest article on The Quill to Live, "Every Young Hero Needs An Archrival: Do You Have What It Takes?".And follow his writing at:TorForbesSubscribe to, like, and comment on the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel!

Coffee and Deathsticks
The Two Towers Also Hasn't Aged a Day

Coffee and Deathsticks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 71:27


Danny and Kevin travel back to Middle Earth. This time, The Two Towers is reviewed as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The duo avoid talking about how awesome The Battle of Helm's Deep sequence is for as long as possible and break down this middle chapter that balances a ton of walking with a ton of swords. You will hear orc and Uruk-hai quotes that are not drops, but are instead provided by Danny himself. Eat your heart out, Tom Kane! Please note that this episode also features an appearance by a word that is far more socially acceptable in the British Isles than it is here in the former colonies.

Hack The Movies
Lord of the Rings The Two Towers is Still Great 20 Years Later! - Talking About Tapes (#189)

Hack The Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 117:08 Very Popular


Tony, Johanna, and Joe from Movie Dumpster go on a quest to revisit The Two Towers 20 years after it hit theaters. In this movie review/podcast of the second live action Lord of the rings film they will discuss all the things they think make the movie great. Like the top notch special effects, how it expertly adapts the source material, and the amazing set design.

WSTR Galactic Public Access - A Star Wars Podcast
"Across the Universe: The Two Towers" - Episode 296

WSTR Galactic Public Access - A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 128:26


Welcome to Episode 296 of WSTR! This episode's topics include: - Special Guest: Jason Minner! - Celebrating 20 years of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers! - Rogue Squadron is still a go - ...and much, much, more! For all your galactic news and talk needs, this is the podcast you've been looking for - tune in to WSTR Galactic Public Access! Email: mailbox@wstrmedia.com Voicemail: (630) 557-9787

Late to the Movies
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Late to the Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 103:24


The Journey Ends, though Happy Hobbit-days continue as we discuss the final movie of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - The Return of the King. Ben, Cory, Greg, and Robbie make a final stand against one of three movies to ever win 11 Academy Awards and the only fantasy film to win Best Picture. Directed by Peter Jackson, based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, and featuring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Live Tyler, and Andy Serkis. Next week - The Hobbit (1977).

Discog. Discourse
The Best of 2022

Discog. Discourse

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 148:59


The most prestigious awards show the scene has ever seen. Join us as we update our rankings to include new releases, rank the discographies we covered this year, and reveal our least favorite albums, favorite EPs, and top 5 albums of 2022. Join the discourse! TikTok: DiscogDiscourse Twitter: Discog_Pod YouTube: Discog Discourse Instagram: discog.discourse Listen to our playlists on Spotify! Top Tracks - Our favorite songs from the band we're talking about in the most recent episode Top Tracks: Legacy - Our favorite songs from bands we've talked about in past episodes Time Codes: Intro - 0:00 Shoutouts - 4:00 In Memoriam - 10:58 Updated Rankings - 11:58 Ranking Discogs We Covered - 25:28 Worst Albums - 46:04 Best EPs - 1:09:15 Top 5 Albums - 1:20:58 Songs used in this episode: 60cm Of Steel, Arkangel, As We Fall Into Deep Waters, Bad Man, Chest Candy, Deep Fake, Dragon Chaser, Eyes Roll Back, Gatekeeper, Hail To The King, Jon T Stanky, Matilda, Pain Remains 1: Dancing Like Flames, Sad Clown, The Killing Womb, Two Towers, Watchtower, Welcome To The Circus, Without End Nostalgia by Chris Bazan The Warmth of Winter by Ross Bugden

20 Years, 4 Beers
Episode 59 - "LOTR The Two Towers"

20 Years, 4 Beers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 66:12


We are nearing the end of our 2002 movies list, and of course we have to cover one of our favorites, not only of that year but in general, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."  The continuation of the Middle-Earth saga is not exactly a short one, so we enjoy some extra beers along the way including a truly unique Strange Brew, feature some fun trivia and have a lot of laughs along the way.We hope you enjoy it and thank you for listening and supporting us. Find us on Twitter @years_beers or head to 20years4beers.com for more.

The Rebel Radio Podcast
EPISODE 327: THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE TWO TOWERS

The Rebel Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 65:56


Peter Jackson continues his magnificent adaption of J.R. Tolkien's book trilogy as the fellowship is falling apart. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli search for Perry & Pippin as the orcs begin to swarm across Middle-Earth.  Frodo & Sam meet Gollum who they know cannot be trusted but feel he can guide them to Mordor to complete their journey.  As  war looms over the kingdom of Rohan, they members of the fellowship as well as the King Of Rohan look to allies in unexpected places to defend themselves at the fortress of Helm's Deep and in the dark land of Isengard.  New friendships are forged, alliances made, and an epic battle that can set forth the future of Middle-earth in the second chapter of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Two Towers! In Download This Matt gives us his review of Avatar: The Way Of Water and we discuss the Netflix movie Troll! We also run through This Month In Pop Culture history, talk all the crazy Warner Brothers & DC Film news that has been going on and we preview next week's film, our annual Christmas Batman movie this year featuring The Dark Knight Rises! Visit us for all episodes & more at the www.therebelradiopodcast.com Please leave us a 5-Star review on iTunes! You can also find us on Spotify iHeartRadio Follow us on Facebook

It's the Pictures
143: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

It's the Pictures

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 64:45


John and Max continue their discussion on The Lord of the Rings series with The Two Towers. Website: itsthepicturespodcast.com itsthepictures.substack.com   Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod). Like the show? Review us on iTunes! We are also available on Stitcher. Opening: "The Fire" by Dan_Mantau (c) 2022 - http://ccmixter.org/files/Dan_Mantau/64603 Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) Closing: Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/53778  Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Dev Game Club
DGC Ep 331: Dead Space Bonus Interview with Ian Milham

Dev Game Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 85:10


Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we conclude our bonus episodes about Dead Space by chatting with Ian Milham, who was a former LucasArts colleague of the hosts and the Art Director on the space horror classic. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Podcast breakdown: 00:47 Interview 1:15:32 Break 1:16:02 Outro Issues covered: the cost of getting in, the set top box, an homage, getting an internship on the basis of a lie, getting in on the appeal of LucasArts, having the timing, having opportunities, getting the parts to make something for Xbox, learning on licensed titles, having to prove yourself right away, being paranoid, making lots of key art, living survival horror, living and breathing your game, promoting yourself to avoid cancellation, building with the team you have, complementary skills, "tomorrow is a good idea," the alchemy and identifying how people work together, deferred rendering, finding the compelling aspect of the world, finding the tone, using gothic churches and buttresses to hold the world together, requiring interesting surfaces for the lighting, removing the scares with UI, making the UI cool because of the warmth of the environment, getting fixated on the solution you want and finding something better, the game telling you what it is, keeping the train on the track with real-time Stagecraft, adding a cloud in the sky, problem-solving in the moment, getting to know what the team can do together, being fine with a remake, "the team makes the game," working within the constraints of technology or that you set for yourselves, end of year show. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Microsoft, WebTV, Shadow Madness, LucasArts, Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, EA, From Russia With Love, Battlefield: Hardline, Crystal Dynamics, Industrial Light and Magic, The Mandalorian, Thor: Love and Thunder, Disney Animation, The Little Mermaid, Bomberman, Bad Bad Bunnies, PlayStation, Final Fantasy VII, Annabella Serra, Renderman, Nintendo, Rogue Squadron, Grim Fandango, Tim Schafer, Infinite Machine, Nihilistic Software, Dan Connors, Chris Ross, Xbox, Rosie Katz, The Two Towers (game), Everything or Nothing, LotR: Battle for Middle-Earth, Glenn Schofield, Striking Distance, Callisto Protocol, Road Rash, The Simpsons, Godfather, Renderware, Ben Wanat, Sledgehammer, Chi Wai Lao, John Bell, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Bioshock, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Unreal, Tron, No One Lives Forever 2, Dark Souls, Calamity Nolan, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia. Next time: End of year roundup! Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com

Geek History Lesson
442: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Geek History Lesson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 92:28 Very Popular


We're discussing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for its 20th anniversary. The Two Towers is the second film in director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic. It was released on December 18 2002. Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) form an uneasy alliance with Gollum (Andy Serkis) on their journey to destroy the Ring in the sequel to The Fellowship of the Ring. Special guest and GHL Research assistant Diego Nunez joins us for this episode.Follow Diego on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blackcrow521 Check out his amazing video essays: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOZTyuTJBDq1sfHZ7qK8xqg For exclusive bonus podcasts like our Justice League Review show, GHL Extra & Marvel Club join the Geek History Lesson Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/JawiinGHL RECOMMENDED READING from this episode► http://geekhistorylesson.com/recommendedreading FOLLOW GHL►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geekhistorylessonTwitter: https://twitter.com/GHLPodcastFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/geekhistorylessonGet Your GHL Pin: https://etsy.me/3QEVtBl You can follow Ashley at https://twitter.com/Ashleyvrobinson or https://www.ashleyvictoriarobinson.com/Follow Jason at https://twitter.com/Jawiin or https://www.jasoninman.com/Thanks for showing up to class today. Class is dismissed!

Late to the Movies
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Late to the Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 100:22


Happy Hobbit-days continue as Late to the Movies scales The Two Towers (2002)! Ben, Greg, and Robbie discuss the epic middle chapter of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Directed by Peter Jackson and featuring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Karl Urban, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, and Andy Serkis.

Nerdherder: A Star Wars Podcast
NerdyVerse Episode 51: The Two Towers

Nerdherder: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 91:27


For the next three weeks we are going on an adventure! Join us each wee as we take a look at the books and films of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This week is all about The Two Towers with our friends Mike (@Volleydawg) Andy (@aonehattown) and, new to the show, Davor of the A Larger View of the Force pod (@ALargerViewPod). Find all the important links here: https://linktr.ee/nerdherdercast Like Coffee? Get some great brew AND support the show: https://bit.ly/3cJbiVM MERCH: http://tee.pub/lic/ubbdnZAidTk Thanks to our Patrons: Doug McClure, Nicholas Schaeffer, Graeme Rosen, Justin Vincent, Brennan Marr Thanks to Tater Tot Tunes on Youtube for the use of his music Thanks to QMPRO Productions for our intro animation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nerdherder/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nerdherder/support

Myopia: Defend Your Childhood - A Nostalgic Movies Podcast
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Myopia: Defend Your Childhood - A Nostalgic Movies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 82:06


In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the release of the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, we are covering The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings and the Two Towers back to back. Will we make it? CAN WE SURVIVE? WILL IT MAKE ME WANT TO WATCH THE HOBBIT TRILOGY FINALLY?  WILL IT BE THE FARTHEST FROM HOME I HAVE EVER BEEN? Host: Nic Panel: Daniel, Charlie, Kellie Directed by Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee

The Unexpected Cosmology Podcast
173 | TUC LIVE: Preexistence of the Righteous; Mary Magdalene and the Two Towers; Genesis Targum19

The Unexpected Cosmology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 203:00


Subscribe to the TUC Book Readers Club: https://www.patreon.com/noeljoshuahad... Read along articles: https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/ar... My bookstore is open! The Restored Names version of the Aramaic Targum is now on sale. https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/no... Be sure to like and subscribe. Live recordings are made every week. If you would like to participate in a future live recording, visit my Discord page. https://discord.gg/Y7tshvhCYq New articles are published every Friday morning at The Unexpected Cosmology, exposing the lies of the world. Website: The Unexpected Cosmology Link: https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/

The BreakCast
Anniversary Brothers - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 20th Anniversary

The BreakCast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 90:15


Aaron and Josh Sarnecky are back. This time they're discussing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for its 20th anniversary. The Two Towers is the second film in director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic. It was released on December 18 2002. The movie continues the story of the previous installment, with Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) forging an uneasy alliance with Gollum (Andy Serkis) on their way to destroy the Ring. Elsewhere, their friends fight the forces of Saruman (Christopher Lee). New characters include King Théoden of Rohan (Bernard Hill), Theoden's niece Éowyn (Miranda Otto), and the Gondorian ranger Faramir (David Wenham). The Two Towers was the highest grossing movie of 2002 and garnered near universal acclaim. It was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects. Josh and Aaron talk about the film's plot and characters, particularly notable changes from the source material that angered some book readers. They also chat about the visual effects and action. For more Lord of the Rings, you can listen to Aaron and Josh's podcasts on The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is streaming on HBO Max --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Brothers' Take
Ep. 144 : 'They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard!' (The Two Towers 20th Anniversary)

The Brothers' Take

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 95:43


In this week's Episode the Brothers are Back in the Room, joined by their Good Friend and fellow Lord of the Rings Fan, Corey, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Two Towers! From the introduction of Gollum to the joining cast of Rohirim and the Epic Battle of Helm's Deep, find out which characters and sequences stood out the most and why this movie was such an impactful sequel to the Fellowship. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with us by getting in touch to share your own fond memories of this Movie and if you enjoyed this Podcast why not consider following us and leaving us a review! Chapters; 0:00 Intro 2:48 Corey's Thoughts on Fellowship of the Ring 5:42 The Big Challenge of The Two Towers 9:33 Gollum 17:13 Rohan 29:43 Faramir 38:08 What are the Two Towers? 46:25 The Ents 52:48 The Battle of Helms Deep 1:14:43 The Nazgul & New Additions 1:20:08 The Opening Sequence 1:25:21 Favourite Part of the Two Towers 1:34:07 Outro *Track Featured - 'Helm's Deep' by Howard Shore. No copyright intended. The track was included merely as a respectful homage for the 20th Anniversary. If you prefer to watch Podcasts on Youtube then you can find a link to our youtube Channel, as well as links to our Social Media pages, by visiting our Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/TheBrothersTake Thanks for Listening!

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast

Jared, Oriana and Ned continue our own epic trilogy with a look at our collective choice of topic: Peter Jackson's version of The Two Towers. Turning 20 years old this month, The Two Towers built on the success of the previous year's The Fellowship of the Ring, becoming another holiday blockbuster and continuing the overall story, as well as introducing the wider world to a variety of striking performances, among them Bernard Hill as Theoden, Miranda Otto as Eowyn and most famously and indelibly, Andy Serkis's compelling performance as Gollum, further interpreted by the Weta digital effects team to bring the character to life as an animation. All three of us have our own distinct memories and experiences of watching it for the first time and we've seen it any number of times since, but returning to it as a standalone film – as with our previous Fellowship episode, we went back to the original theatrical cut – made something clear to us: it's not all that great. Many different moments are absolutely indelible as already noted and there's no way something like The Rings of Power can even come close to it, but compared to the absolute triumph of Jackson's Fellowship, his Two Towers is the odd one out of the series as a whole. What about the structure of the story as adapted, filmed and edited meant that this might have always been the weak center of the sequence? What moments in particular are absolutely perfect – and what decisions are baffling then and now? Exactly how much Helm's Deep did there have to be in the first place – and do all the decisions that go into the making of that sequence as being central rest on the best foundation? And how great does Serkis's performance and the realization of Gollum as a character remain overall? (Answer: utterly.)SHOW NOTES.Jared's doodle. If that seems familiar, look back a year…Follow the HarperCollins Union Twitter feed for strike news.Andy Serkis reading the Silmarillion? We are intrigued, we are. Hail and farewell to Jules Bass.We do recommend relistening to our Fellowship episode; plenty of relevant show notes too.The Frodo Franchise is a very good read for sure.The original teaser trailer attached to the end of The Fellowship of the Ring at the conclusion of that film's theatrical run.The first official trailer is good, no question, but the second one with the Requiem for a Dream music? Man oh man. Kazaa! Ah Internet nostalgia. Phew, that opening scene. What a way to start up again.We do miss the Huorns, even if they showed up a little bit in the extended version – but not by name.It's a mix of perfect moments and ‘hmmm' bits but the whole start to the Helm's Deep battle definitely is key to the film.Arwen was indeed filmed at being at Helm's Deep and there are background images of her here and there. (Lindsay Ellis's essay the other month has a bit more about that.)Zulu, the British film from 1964 that inspired Jackson's take on Helm's Deep, is…a caution. (As stated, Zulu Dawn is more interesting in comparison.)The look on Theoden's face after he takes in the explosion – that's good acting.Edoras, an absolute triumph of set design, construction, visual effects and cinematography – so it was, so it remains. (Here's a visit to the set area on Mt. Sunday from a couple of years ago.)Feel free to pick up a copy of The Deadwood Bible by Matt Zoller Seitz if you like, and appreciate Oriana's work helping make it happen!Brad Dourif's tear (and the scene overall). Wormtongue's confrontation scene with Eowyn is in the Edoras clip linked above.The Eowyn/Aragorn blade clash/confrontation scene? Good, good stuff. (The warg attack scene, less so.)Where to begin with Gollum? Frustratingly the extended Two Towers documentary segment on Gollum doesn't appear to be on YouTube but Serkis's book on working on the character is easily available and a very good read.Do you really want to know about the monkey from the 1997 Lost in Space? Do you? Fine. Enjoy a video tribute. Now Gollum does act like a cat here, true. And the ‘yeees?!?' moment remains awesome.The self-confrontation scene. You know it.“PO-TA-TOES.”The buildup to Gollum snarling “My PRECIOUS!” at Faramir is truly striking.David Wenham dealing with Van Helsing. The film that is. (And yeah yeah 300.)Gandalf returns and Ian McKellen's hair levels up.The whole “give up the weapons/wink/'I TOLD you to take the WIZARD'S STAFF'” sequence – just a treat.The meat was always on the menu, really.“The Riders of Rohan” is one of Howard Shore's most gripping pieces, still.“Gollum's Song” is really good if you haven't heard it in a bit. (Emiliana Torrini's website will be back soon, it seems.)Sheila Chandra = next level. As is “Breath of Life.”Isabel Bayrakdarian = also next level, and so is “Evenstar.”“The Last March of the Ents” is another remarkable moment of music. “Release the RIVER!”Support By-The-Bywater and our network, Megaphonic, on Patreon and you can hang out with us on a friendly Discord!

Why Did Peter Sink?
The Gate of God (part 1)

Why Did Peter Sink?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 31:14


The Tower of Babel story is a strange one. It's strange enough that I'm going to spend a lot of time on it, to the point that you will surely switch over to YouTube in about ten minutes. My hope is that this blog/podcast does not drive you back into the arms of the politics, porn, and video games, so I'll do my best to keep it moving. I may have already lost most of you just at the mention of those candies. On the surface level, the Tower of Babel reads like a tale of where languages came from, in the same spirit of fables, such as, “How the Tiger Got its Stripes.” You may pass over the text and think, “Isn't that cute. A story of where the many human languages came from.” Like the Garden of Eden story you can read this one literally, yawn, close the book, then return to your sportsball and Door Dash. And doing so you will miss the entire point of the story of the Tower of Babel. There is another layer, much deeper than the literal, and you can scratch the surface using your fingernail and realize that there are multiple layers of paint. This is why it is a timeless story. First, understanding that “Babel” means “Gate to God” or “Gateway to God” should tell you there is more happening than a simple tower construction project. You could even call it a “Stairway to Heaven” but I am not here to talk about Led Zeppelin. Still, that song title is a phrase that is relevant, or even possibly a reference to the Tower of Babel. If you ask five people the meaning of the lyrics, you will get five answers (my money is on the Lord of the Rings interpretation being closest to the mark, since Led Zeppelin band members were Tolkien nerds). However, even if “Stairway to Heaven” is about Arwen and Aragorn, the Lord of the Rings is the most Catholic novel ever written, so in a wide circling way, from classic rock back to Genesis all the way to the rock of the Church, we have to drive by the Tower of Babel story anyway. The same variety of interpretations that happen with “Stairway to Heaven” can come from readers of the Tower of Babel story, and I think if we called it the “Gate to God” story we would probably be at a better starting point. The Gate being built is a Ziggurat, which is a pagan temple. The location may have been Eridu, in modern day Iraq. Or it may have been elsewhere. It's not particularly important where it was built, because lots of these Ziggurats existed in ancient times, and they are remarkably similar in shape and purpose, even across cultures that had no contact. Now, if you have the idea of some giant tower that touches the sky, you need to first stop and understand that ancient people were not stupid. They knew that a tower could not be built to the sky, probably better than we do, since they didn't have steel and even one hundred feet in height would have been an engineering marvel. So if you want to get anything out of the story, you have to put aside your presentism and unconscious bias. Presentism is the modern bias and assumption that people that didn't have smart phones were only slightly higher than baboons in terms of mental and intellectual acumen.What is a Ziggurat? It is a temple built as a home base for rituals and sacrifices to gods of the lower-case mythological variety. Archaeologists have found these structures with staircases to a central altar, where worship and sacrifice was made to gods. The most famous god of the ancient world was the storm god, or sky god, like Baal, or Marduk, or Zeus, or Jupiter (who are actually all the same god just shifted from one culture to another and that, too, is important to keep in mind as we go along.) At the core of the story is God observing the construction of this Gate to God, and the people in charge are intending to build it “to reach the sky.” Why the sky? Because that's where the sky god lives. Sometimes he lives in a mountain, but the sky god throws the lightning bolts. Along with the sky god, there is a whole list of other gods, like the moon god, the sun god, etc. There is even “Father Sky,” who was a more primordial god in these same cultures, but this elder god was knocked out by the storm god in a battle on the spiritual realm. This too is important to keep in mind, as the tale of Zeus defeating his father Uranus plays into the story of the Tower of Babel very much. The interesting thing about mythology is how celestial objects, like the moon, and natural phenomena, like storms, get translated into spirits. This is mythology in a nutshell, and we assume the ancient people were just trying their best to explain away what could not be explained by science, since there was no such thing as science. There were no telescopes, so in our Present Bias we look at these tales as explanations in a pre-scientific age. These are cute tales from primitive people, who, if they were around today, we would pat on the head and send away with a dum-dum sucker. What non-believers and soul-deniers today have use today as a shield against all things supernatural is a saying known as the “God of the gaps.” The idea is that we only assume God exists for things that we cannot explain yet. This is full blown presentism. If you are not an anti-presentist, you are a presentist. For example, the reason the Irish no longer believe that fairies bring illness is because we know what germs are. We can see germs under microscopes. Until we knew about germs, we blamed fairies. In other words, since we couldn't explain illness, we pawned it off on fairies and God. However, right now, in 2022, science is still claiming to look for a mythical “bat of the gaps” in the Covid story, while we all know that there was no bat, but there most certainly was a very large virology lab. The great irony is that a bat that doesn't exist has been invented and mythologized now by the very same people who mock any idea of fairies or spirits. We could get lost here in talking about scapegoating and human nature, but let's stay on track. The “God of the gaps” idea is a modern argument to reduce all religion to superstitious nonsense. It's an idea that modern writers like Carl Sagan and Richard Dawkins have campaigned hard to sell. There's just one problem with both the fairy stories and Carl Sagan. Neither of them match the concept of the God of Christianity. A quote from Carl Sagan illustrates the problem perfectly, and he was very close to understanding the God of Christianity, but he was bothered by fairy believers who kept moving God into the gaps. This illustrates the problem with how bad conceptions of what the Christian God is brings so much confusion:“In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, ‘This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'“In other words, Carl had clearly never read the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Carl is actually very close to understanding the awe of God in the way that Catholics understand God. Whoever he is talking about in that quote has no understanding of God as he is understood in the Catholic Church. The God of Israel, is unique, in both conception and power, as Yahweh does not live in the universe like the pagan gods. The God of Christianity, the Trinity, is complete, a whole, that encompasses both the universe and our hearts. God is far simpler to understand than Zeus, in that he is One God, existing forever, outside of space and time. At the same time, he is infinitely more complex in that we can never understand him at all. We can understand God, and we can never understand him. There is another jarring quote where Carl Sagan showed that he was talking about believers that did not understand the Christian God. He said, “Your God is too small for my universe.”To which anyone who spends time in the Catechism can tell you, “No kidding, Carl.” That's been a known fact for 4,000 years. Cave people knew that, and they didn't have telescopes. What amazes me most today is how science assumes that all religious people are merely superstitious buffoons, but when they begin to talk about God, they are describing a pagan concept of lower-case gods, not the understanding of the God of Israel and certainly not the Trinity. This is where bad instruction of the faithful leads to a mess, and as far as bad training and catechesis goes, Catholics have a lot of explaining to do. We have dropped the ball horribly for about three generations now in teaching something as basic as, “How can we speak about God?”God is bigger than Carl's universe. The universe alone can't explain Carl Sagan. As Peter Lawler said, “Physics can't explain the physicist…Physics, by itself, simply explains away the physicist—and much else.” Far bigger than our conception or intellect can handle, God transcends our minds. He is not in the gaps, he created all the gaps, and no matter how many gaps we figure out, there will be more gaps. Like Sagan, who seemed to think that we have overtaken God in terms of knowledge about the universe, the brightest minds of the middle ages thought God kept the planets afloat with crystals. Sagan and company are no different than the confused thinkers of the “Dark Ages” who thought they had figured everything out. But here's something important to realize: the incorrect concepts of the universe was never doctrine. The idea that the earth was at the center of the universe was never part of Christianity. That's only what the intellectuals of the middle ages believed. This is why the Church moves and decides slowly, like the Ents, the trees in Lord of the Rings, who take a long time to decide anything. This is also why the Church doesn't leap in when economic and tech fads offer utopia. The wisdom of the Church plays out in a couple of ways, one in its patience, and second by recognizing heresies and bad ideas long before they are proven to be bad ideas, such as the theories of Marx or calling out Transhumanism (before it gets started). The truth comes out over time, and science is a small part of revealing God's world to us. It's one kind of knowledge, but it's not wisdom. It's worth noting that in a hundred years we may realize that much of modern science is wrong. This happens repeatedly in our history. What is a solid “known” today could be laughable later. Phrenology had its day as a serious science, when people interpreted bumps on our heads. Now it is a joke. (Sociologists beware!) But God does not change, nor does the proper concept of God. To assume otherwise is to be exactly like the intellectuals of the middle ages, who were surely certain of their ideas, too. To assume all is known today is the classic mistake of the falls in Genesis, too. What often seems to be the case is that non-believers have a bad concept of God, stemming from various causes. I think the main problem is that they just don't understand the Trinitarian God properly. I certainly didn't. The reason we don't is because the loudest voices proclaiming God today confuse the right meaning of the word. In fact, I don't think most Christians know the meaning of the word God, because he just seems to be a vending machine to so many. (Here is where I resist ranting about the message preached in the “Prosperity Gospel”. )If you think Zeus and the God of Israel are the same thing, you cannot read the Tower of Babel story. Don't do it. Don't even try. Why waste your time? You cannot understand it if you don't even understand what the writer was talking about. If you don't have the proper idea of God in place, you will fail before you start. It's like beginning a calculus problem when you only made it through Algebra II. It's like interpreting a modern biology book using the theory of the four bodily humors from Galen, the ancient Greek physician. It doesn't work. You will be lost on reading the first sentence. To understand the God of Israel, you have to backtrack and realize a few things. First, you have to rip out your modern assumptions and biases and reset, because all of the noise around God in our media has created a windstorm in your head. Everyone is trying to put their spin on what God is, and until you find the right language, the crazy interpretations will continue to spin. In my own surfacing into the light, I slowly realized that I had cut myself off with a little of help from my friends and much help from the media around me, not to mention a giant pool of Captain Morgan. I had sliced myself off, walled myself in, because of various reasons. In trying to “find myself,” I got lost, and the reasons I lost God was because of exactly the list of reasons listed in the intro of the Catechism. I had forgotten the right concept of God, overlooked what I knew was true, and rejected the entire idea of God. …this "intimate and vital bond of man to God" can be forgotten, overlooked, or even explicitly rejected by man. Such attitudes can have different causes: revolt against evil in the world; religious ignorance or indifference; the cares and riches of this world; the scandal of bad example on the part of believers; currents of thought hostile to religion; finally, that attitude of sinful man which makes him hide from God out of fear and flee his call. (CCC 27-30)Yes, all of those things. The pain and suffering of this world confused me, I was ignorant of what the word God really meant in the Bible, I was drawn to pleasures like drinking, I saw many bad examples of believers that made me question faith entirely, and my education, along with movies and books I read, was purposefully leading me by the nose to a path of belittling and laughing at those with faith. I remember trying to read Genesis and thinking, “This is ridiculous,” and only fifteen years later did I realize that my understanding of God was all wrong. I had to reset completely. Life has a funny way of beating you into a state of reasonableness so that you can try again. To reset, I started with this: God transcends all creatures. We must therefore continually purify our language of everything in it that is limited, image-bound or imperfect, if we are not to confuse our image of God--"the inexpressible, the incomprehensible, the invisible, the ungraspable"--with our human representations.16 Our human words always fall short of the mystery of God. Admittedly, in speaking about God like this, our language is using human modes of expression; nevertheless it really does attain to God himself, though unable to express him in his infinite simplicity. Likewise, we must recall that "between Creator and creature no similitude can be expressed without implying an even greater dissimilitude"; and that "concerning God, we cannot grasp what he is, but only what he is not, and how other beings stand in relation to him." (CCC 39-43)He transcends all creatures, including myths like Zeus. He created everything, including our ability to invent myths like Zeus. We are continually learning more about creation. We are not done learning or discovering wonders here, because we are not God. This should be a cause for awe - Carl Sagan is correct. If he met people who understood God in this sense, instead of reducing all Christians to knuckle-dragging fundamentalists, he could have had terrific conversations about that very fact. God is nothing like the pathetic Zeus. He's way beyond us, transcending our world, while at the same time reaching down to us and saying “Boo!” from time to time. He alerts us that he's present. Most importantly, we cannot control God. This is critical to reading the Tower of Babel story. The pagan gods are far more mundane and limited than the God of the Trinity. The pagan gods live in mountains or in the forest. They are the moon. They are the stars. They are within the universe. The classic blunder of so many non-believers is that they assume God is an object in the universe, like how we think of Zeus. Whenever you hear, “All gods are the same,” you know immediately the speaker does not understand the Christian concept of God. Sagan's “small God” comment and Bertrand Russell's famous “teapot god” betray their fundamental misunderstanding of what the word God means to Catholics. The architect of the universe is not standing in the solar system like a tour guide; he transcends all creation. He transcends all tings, but is still a living God that can reach us on a very personal level. So when you read the Tower of Babel story, the important things to keep in mind are: * The Tower is a Ziggurat built to “reach the sky.” Babel means “Gate to God.” The ancient cultures believed that these pyramid temples made a connecting point between heaven and earth. They often have a stairway to an altar on the top. These exist across the world, even in Aztec and Mayan cultures that never had any apparent contact with Mesopotamian cultures. (This should start raising hairs on your neck but resist the urge to blame aliens here.) * Ziggurats were built to worship gods of mythology, most commonly the “sky god,” a.k.a. storm god, a.k.a. thunder god, a.k.a. fertility god, a.k.a. the rainmaker. This god goes by various names in history: Baal, Marduk, Zeus, Jupiter, Thor, and more (Perkūnas, Perun, Indra, Dyaus, and Zojz). This god was usually depicted with bull horns and/or holding lightning bolts. In mythology, the sky god “defeated” the primordial god (or gods). This tale is called the succession myth and it gets repeated in Babylon, Greece, Rome, and many other places. This god is a shape-shifting rapist who can appear as a bull, a serpent, a swan, an eagle, or even a shepherd. As Éomer says in The Two Towers, “The white wizard is cunning,” so is the fertility god. * Satan is the storm god. Yes, the “S” word. This came as a shock, since I enjoy reading Greek and Roman mythology. But really, how did I miss it for so long? The horns often depicted on Satan are exactly like the bull horns of Baal. And Baal = Marduk = Zeus = Jupiter = Thor = Satan. Baal is Zeus. Baal is also Satan. They are all the same character. Jesus even calls Satan ‘Beelzebul,' which is a version of Baal-Zebub, the Philistine deity of Baal/Zeus equivalent. Better yet, Beelzebul is actually a mocking name that riffs on Beelzebub. “Prince Baal” or “Lord Baal” is modified by Jesus to mock “Baal of flies” or “Lord of dung.” This mockery also took me aback, because if Jesus mocks the sky gods, it proves that God does indeed have a sense of humor. There is word play going on. Jesus again mocks the sky god a second time when he gives the nickname “Sons of Thunder” to James and John (Mk 3:17), which means sons of the sky god, a.k.a. Zeus. Like most nicknames, it is not a compliment. When they call for revenge on those who oppose Jesus, James and John are acting like Baal or Zeus or Satan. James and John ask, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Jesus turned and rebuked them. (Lk 9:54) Jesus is the polar opposite of the cruel and vengeful sky god. In other words, Jesus is God, and God is love. This is the opposite of the fallen angel named Satan, who shape-shifts and goes by many other names. (Yet for some reason God allows Satan to divide, distract, and deceive us in this world, which is the great head-scratcher for us all and takes a lifetime to understand.) * Keep in mind that all myths are victory tales and founding narratives. They are written and told to justify for the current state of affairs in the world. When you read any myth, you have to read it from the perspective of the myth-makers. Babel is part of Israel's story, but if the other side told the story of Babel, it would be a very different tale, where the temple at Babel would be seen like St. Peter in Rome or Notre Dame in Paris. * The intention and goal of building the Tower of Babel versus the intention building St. Peter or Notre Dame is starkly different. The “Gate to God” is being built up to “the sky.” The Tower is meant to bring god down to earth (just like in Ghostbusters - more on that later) and make a name for the people. St. Peter and Notre Dame are built to give glory to God, not to people. This fundamental misunderstanding of God makes all the difference, both in our individual lives and in the pursuits of nations. * The God of Israel cannot be controlled. He does not need us. We need him. If you read the Tower of Babel at only the surface level, at the “How the Tiger got its stripes” level, where it's only about how the various languages came to be, you will get something out of it. That is a valid, literal reading, but you will miss the greater significance of the story. Know before you start: God doesn't make transactions with his creatures. Praying for what you want can work out in strange ways, but it always works out in how God wills it. He gets the last laugh, you might say. Even the great destroyers of faith, Marx, Voltaire, Hume, Russell, Dawkins, et al. are part of God's plan somehow. He allows doubt and struggle for reasons we cannot understand, but like Joseph in Egypt, when we realized that all his struggles had a purpose: “Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good.” (Gen 50:20) Without this understanding of God, we are trying to manipulate him and make him dance. But he is the one who makes us dance, and it's much easier to dance with him than to try to lead. He is Tolkien and we are Frodo. We are his characters. We cannot reach up and grab the author, and that is exactly what the builders at Babel are trying to do. This is a really, really bad idea for us to try, both then and now. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.whydidpetersink.com

Popcorn Psychology
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Ecological Grief, Individuation, and Internal Family Systems

Popcorn Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 110:27


Welcome back to the Tolkien-verse! We are diving back into the Lord of the Rings trilogy with The Two Towers. We are joined by Justine Mastin, therapist and author of Starship Therapise and The Grieving Therapist. We touch upon a variety of themes: grief and loss, ecological grief, individuation, Jung. We also discuss Internal Family Systems and how that is demonstrated via Gollum/Smeagol. You can find Justine here:website: justinemastin.comsocial: @mindbodyfandom on fb, insta, and twitterbook: Starship Therapise: using therapeutic fanfiction to rewrite your lifebook: The Grieving Therapist: caring for yourself and your clients when it feels like the end of the world

Episode 77: Lord of the Rings Trilogy w/Tall Boy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 94:46


This week, we teamed up with our good friends at Tall Boy Radio to dive deep into the world of Lord of the Rings. Throughout this episode, we shared the best moments from Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King.  For all things Tall Boy Radio, visit www.tallboyradio.wordpress.com For all things Happy Hour Podcast, visit https://linktr.ee/Happyhourpodcast3 

The Friendchise
Ep. 142: LOTR: The Two Towers (w/ Cameron Takeda and Taylor McLaughlin)

The Friendchise

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 136:26


Tyler and Konnery take up arms for the defense of Helms Deep alongside guest Rohirrim Cameron Takeda and Taylor McLaughlin for the dark middle chapter of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, "The Two Towers". Together the adventurers discuss LOTR video games, Middle-earth lore, and other tomfoolery on this Ent-marching episode of The Friendchise! What's New? Kon: God of War Ragnarok (PS5) Tyler: Metal Gear Solid Series (PS3), Braindead/Dead Alive (Rental) Cameron: "Patience" by Daniel Clowes Taylor: Detroit: Become Human (PS5)

#ELOsoFumarTakes
#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 231st Take - Lord of the Rings The Two Towers with Sam Spencer, Matt Tye, & Tripp Waldrop

#ELOsoFumarTakes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 211:41


This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes returns to the cinema. I've wrangled the best nerds our industry has to offer as we dive into the second installment of Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers debuted 20 years ago! Our goal tonight is to revel, drink, smoke and nerd out with Matt Tye, Tripp Waldrop and, of course, Sam Spencer! Enjoy!   Just like with our foray into LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring, this #Take is dedicated in honor of my sister Reagan, who without, my life would be absent of art.  Please support the Whitney Museum of American Art. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167261/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_8 https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/two-towers/    

The Bomb Squad Podcast
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) | Bomb Squad Movie Night #93 [SPOTIFY VIDEO VERSION]

The Bomb Squad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 34:40


ON THE NINETY-THIRD EPISODE OF MOVIE NIGHT: Tanner, Joe, Austin, Tim, and Rein discuss the 2002 epic fantasy adventure film from Peter Jackson,

The Bomb Squad Podcast
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) | Bomb Squad Movie Night #93

The Bomb Squad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 33:40


ON THE NINETY-THIRD EPISODE OF MOVIE NIGHT: Tanner, Joe, Austin, Tim, and Rein discuss the 2002 epic fantasy adventure film from Peter Jackson,

The Rings of Power Wrap-up
023 - Dragons, Balrogs, and Trolls, Oh My: An Interview with John Howe

The Rings of Power Wrap-up

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 36:09


We learn how a boar's skull inspired the snow troll, talk about the rich visual beauty of Tolkien's descriptions, and learn why reading The Two Towers first can still work out alright! Alan, James, and Sara welcome John Howe — acclaimed Tolkien illustrator, and Concept Artist for The Rings of Power — to The Rings of Power Wrap-up. And you may have signed an autograph before, but... have you ever signed a shoe?

TV Trivia Pod
113 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Trivia w/ Bald Move

TV Trivia Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 30:20


-We're covering Lord Of The Rings trivia for the next six weeks, so get ready for some Two Towers trivia!-Subscribe/support/follow on Patreon/BuyMeACoffee/FB/IG/TW: https://linktr.ee/tvtriviapod -Submit YOUR own trivia questions for the show! Just click the option in the linktree! -I want to do a mailbag episode! Send me an email at tvtriviapod@gmail.com -Support monthly on Patreon or do a one time thing on BuyMeACoffee (see linktree) and get EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, like at least 4 bonus episodes a month containing 40+ bonus questions, movie trivia, and MORE! -Thank you, Aron! -Home: http://baldmove.com/-Twitter @baldmove - twitter.com/baldmove-Find us in your favorite podcast app by searching for Bald Move Pulp or Bald Move Prestige, depending on taste.We're currently podcasting on LOTR: THE RINGS OF POWER, GOT: HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, and THE WALKING DEAD final season. Things we're looking forward to next year, THE LAST OF US, PICARD S3, Foundation S2, the Justified sequel, Severance, Yellow Jackets, and more!

J.R.R. You Tolkien To Me about The Rings Of Power
The Lord of the Rings (Animated - 1978)

J.R.R. You Tolkien To Me about The Rings Of Power

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 91:57


Who doesn't remember Ralph Bakshi's awesome, odd, sometimes utterly bizare and unfinished take on The Fellowship of the Ring and about half of The Two Towers? Whether you've just watched it for the first time or the fiftieth or just want us to describe it to you, let's journey to Rivendell, go through the mines of Moria and do battle at Helm's Deep, this week of J.R.R. You Tolkien To Me.

What R You Watching
LOTR TWO TOWERS with KJ Boone on 98.7 The Axe

What R You Watching

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 87:17 Transcription Available


We talk abou the second installment in the LOTR trilogy. LOTR The Two Towers. We also talk NFL and not really sure what else. (38:30) LOTR TT

We Watched A Thing
266 - We Watched The Rings: Part Two - The Two Towers (w/ Topher)

We Watched A Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 60:42


Continue our journey through Middle Earth as we watch the rings! This week we're chatting to some trees, putting meat back on the menu, and battling for Helm's Deep, all while discussing the continuation of the Lord of the Rings Saga - ‘The Two Towers'. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, and Jackson, based on 1954's The Two Towers, the second volume of the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The sequel to 2001's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the film is the second instalment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It features an ensemble cast including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, and Andy Serkis. We Watched A Thing is supported by Dendy Cinemas Canberra. The best Australian cinema chain showing everything from blockbusters to arthouse and indie films. Find them at https://www.dendy.com.au/ If you like this podcast, or hate it and us and want to tell us so - You can reach us at wewatchedathing@gmail.com Or, Twitter - @WeWatchedAThing Facebook - @WeWatchedAThing Instagram - @WeWatchedAThing and on iTunes and Youtube If you really like us and think we're worth at least a dollar, why not check out our patreon at http://patreon.com/wewatchedathing. Every little bit helps, and you can get access to bonus episodes, early releases, and even tell us what movies to watch.

The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books
60b. Bonus: Jared Pechacek on The Two Towers.

The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 36:50


The Two Towers' landscape passages… a lot of the book is from Sam's POV, and he's the gardener, and Ithilien is packed with flower names in a way that not even the Shire is when he's not the viewpoint character. So there's so much lore that he clearly is collecting as he goes. Which I think is so beautiful.Jared Pechaček is a writer and artist whose recent work includes illustrating the acclaimed horror novel Red X by David Demchuk. He's also one of the hosts of By-The-Bywater, a podcast here on the Megaphonic network that's about all things Tolkien. He lives in Seattle, where he can generally be found either tweeting about fashion or drifting over the beach at low tide.Jared joins Chris and Suzanne for a wide-ranging discussion on The Two Towers, including a look at the characters of Sam and Frodo, a reading of the landscape of Ithilien, and a sampling of rabbit stew.SHOW NOTES.Follow Jared on Twitter or Patreon, or listen to him on By-The-Bywater.By-The-Bywater episodes on food, the Ents, and Orcs.Jared made rabbit stew for a Kitchen Party livestream (which happens occasionally on the Megaphonic twitch channel).Support The Spouter-Inn on Patreon.

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast
44. (Various Sighs and Groans.)

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 84:04


Jared, Oriana and Ned talk about the inevitable: the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Ever since By-the-Bywater began, the show's creation, filming and buildup to its release has loomed large in our news reports and there were inevitable questions about it the more information was surfacing. But there was always hope that it could in fact succeed and add to the notable if admittedly varied canon of Tolkien adaptations already created over time. Suffice to say that there was a lot of heavy promotion, a whole amount of attention and there are definitely plenty of people out there who have enjoyed the series to one degree or another. The three of us…are not among them. Frankly, not in the slightest, outside of a few particular points and factors, and we try and bring them up as we can. But we're not going to pussyfoot around the fact that we found this eight episode introductory season to otherwise be a near-unmitigated disaster and are still picking our way through the wreckage like the orcs after the ‘are you kidding us right now' Mount Doom relighting trick. What choices were made by the showrunners to create incidents and particular character arcs, whether from Tolkien's own creations or invented characters of their own, and why did so many of them fall so flat? What did the continuing use of non-standard English dialects mean for certain characters and how they're meant to be perceived or understood? Who were the good actors who actually did something of note with their often confusing or underwritten or just poorly written character motivations? What if anything was in line with Tolkien's general themes and approaches, and more importantly, what wasn't? And once again, what in the WORLD with that scheme about Mt. Doom, good frickin' grief.SHOW NOTESJared's doodle. See, if they'd cast a Celebrimbor who even LOOKED like this…Yup, second season of The Rings of Power is happening. Yup, sure is. Great. The HarperCollins union announces the strike. Again, please honor it.We tend to favor the reactions that look at things with at least a slightly gimlet eye. James Whitbrook's end-of-season episode recap at io9 had some good tart points, especially on the unnecessary approach making the entire season a prologue or pilot, in essence.Published before the end of the season, Kathryn VanArendonk's Vulture piece “The Fantasy Prequel Problem,” which also and understandably takes in House of the Dragon as well, also had some sharp observations.Undone is a really, really good series that Amazon has, indeed. Check it out.Repeating from the previous episode's show notes: Ned's Twitter threads on the time compression problem in the series with specific regard to Númenor.The actual destruction of the Two Trees in this clip is truly marvelous, an excellent brief summary…and as we say, it immediately falls apart after that.J. J. Abrams's famous/infamous TED Talk about the mystery box/puzzle box approach he favors, which the ROP showrunners clearly have taken to heart. (We are not fans.)A recent argument about how the Star Wars prequels became more embraced. (The point Oriana notes about having a vision is brought up as a factor.) See also Rian Johnson's 2020 tweet.The Bronwyn/Theo/orc duel in episode 2 and the Galadriel/Adar barn debate in episode 6 are very good scenes! But they were all too rare in comparison. Our earlier episode on orcs. If you want to delve more into the haphazard weirdness of 1980s/1990s D&D novels – and there are quite a lot to choose from – Rob Bricken's irregular ‘Dungeons & Dragons & Novels' series on io9 has been a treat; here's the most recent entry.Caroline Framke's Variety piece on the show is much more positive than ours but zeroes in on an inescapable fact: the lack of traction the show has had in terms of wider discussion/interest, especially in comparison to House of the Dragon.Star Wars: Andor! The Wheel of Time! The forthcoming Willow series! There's so much more that's just…better out there. Our episode from last year on Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring.Subscription required but we do indeed recommend Lindsay Ellis's new video on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings adaptation choices, as well as the Like Stories of Old's YouTube video The Rings of Powers Has a Narrative Momentum Problem.The Spouter-Inn's episode on The Two Towers – the bonus episode with Jared is forthcoming. (Their earlier Fellowship of the Ring episode, as well as the bonus episode with Oriana.)Support By-The-Bywater and our network, Megaphonic. Thanks!

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd
The Rings of Power Season 1 MAILBAG!

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 54:14 Very Popular


Chris, Andy, and Steve answer listener emails for The Rings of Power!WE HAVE A PATREON!WE HAVE MERCH!Join the conversation at streamingthingspod@gmail.comFollow us all on Twitter!@StreamThingPod for the show.@moviesRtherapy for Chris.@andymostdays for Andy.@stevemay13 for Steve.This month Streaming Things is brought to you by...Chester Copperpot, Jade, Jillian MorganAaron Layton, Adam Horne, Andrew Gray, Casey McCain, Crystal Trujillo, Jen Robinson, John Collins, Kalesha Reaves, Kate, Kiki Newton, Stanton, Valerie, Will NashA. Wells, Abbey Vollmer, Adam Raimond, Ali Ewald, Alix, Arcade Shenanigans, Barb, Caleb Jeter, Carmelita Valdez McKoy, Chloe Richardson, Christopher Covello, Cindy Miller-Ray, Elizabeth Hubbard, Enza, Florida Josh, HHS Teacher, Hyly B., Jimmy Gadd, John Maddux, Josh & Anna, J'Dinkalage Morgoose, Katie Blair, Kaylah Higgins, LisaL, Maggie, Marcus, Maria, Mells, Michelle Moore, Nick Nolte, Nicole Casas, Paola Garcia, Rachel Molloy, Ryan Bigger, Sean Callahan, Stephanie Pegalis, Suzanne Rode, Sydney Day, Tony DarreAaron B, Aaron K, Aaron Locke, AaronArmstrong, Adam Casson, Aidan Forrest, Alex Lehmbeck, Amanda King, Amanda Stanford, Amber McVey, Amy S., Andre, Andrew Pickering, Andy Liles, Annie Hudson, Ariana, Arkadya Mills, Aaron Anastasia, Austin Huss, Barry, Bill Seebold, Brandon Corsentino, Breanna Rivers, Brenda Bren, Brett Roby, Brittany Deck, Brittany Sparks, Cake, Carlo Carino, Casey Glass, Casey Holland, Catarina Zeh, Chris Deplancke, Clay Bennett, Cody Beke, Courtney Killpack, Damian Martin, Danae Fields, Danielle, David Touloumtzis, DC Hart, e Lopez, Eliska Martinez, Em Versaico, Erika Spiess, Ervin Flournoy, Gavin Holter, Georgia, Gillian Sloan, Hannah E Crocker, Heath Pennington, Irenę Denise Spikes, Isis, Jaclyn, Jacob Sichler, Jake Lenhof, James Tarkey, Jeanette Murphy, Jenn El, Jenna W., Jenni Wichern, Jennifer Hardy, Jennifer Lyn Istvan, Jennifer Noffsinger, Jenny, Jes Jes, Jess R, Jesse, Jesse Maynard, Jessica L. Crouse, Jillian Blackburn, Jillian Laub, Jillian Laub, Joe Velez, Joel Archer, John May, John T, Jordan, Jordan Wood, Josephine Neubert, Joyce Syler, Julia Wlaszczuk, Julie McGrath, Jungle, Justin Edelheit, Kandace Worth, Katharina, Katie, Katie Morgan, Kerri, Kevin Strother, Kody Stevens, Kristin Wessell, Lady Pris, Laura Hardwicke, Lauren Waller, Li Lee, Linus Grahn, Lisa McDaneil, Mac², Mallory Drake, Mandy Spears, Marcelina, Matt Unden, Melanie Bordelon, Melina, Melissa McGee, Michelle, Mike, Mindy, MJ, Monique WIllshire, Morgan Quimby, Nate Sussman, Neal Wagner, Nicole C, Orion Moore, Patty McCabe, Phil, Phillip O., Rachel Barron, Rebecca Hill, Reece Koski, Reid Family, Robin Punsalan, Ryan Holmes, Ryan J Pool, Sandra A., Sara Fuhrman, Sarah&Spencer, Savannah Lanz, ScareKrow2409, Shannon Meyers, Shannon Timchula, Shea McCullough, Shep, Stacey with an “e”, Stacy, Stephanie Lidbetter Illustration, Stephanie Pegalis, Steven Vukcevich, Tamara Dale, Tara, Taylor Juarez, Teresa Savage, The Alex G, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Van der Heyden, Thumbs, Tony Mann, Trischa Buhler, Tyler Romine, Will Bergstrom, YARF, Zac Suthers, Zack TrippAnnalise Routenberg, Claire Cumming-Herrero, Colleen P Frost, Joel Diamond, Judy Ball, Kimberly Porton, Kyle Willard, Pam & Dave Abriol-Miller, Sergio Zaciu, Short Round, Tabetha Ray, TJ HymesSupport the show

Spoilers! with Toria and KimKim
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

Spoilers! with Toria and KimKim

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 57:29


KimKim spoils the second LOTR movie, The Two Towers for Toria, who has still somehow never seen it. (Or read it, but honestly, that's ok - it's a hard read). Frodo is still useless.The good news is, KimKim did the whole movie in 1(ish) hour. MINI HOCUS POCUS 2 SPOILER!Also, there's like at least 2 technical difficulties in this episode. Yikes. 

Gochujang Gang Podcast
Lord of the Rings, Part 1: “One Gochu to rule them all”

Gochujang Gang Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 103:06


The Gochujang Gang simply walks into Mordor to determine whether The Lord of the Rings has stood the test of time and is their Precious or if it shall not pass in this special two-parter. In this episode, the Gang:  closes the jangdok lid, looking back at the original trilogy (7:23), starts the discussion of the films with The Fellowship of the Ring (17:07) and pulls out their best impressions from the movie in the 'Guess Who It Is' (25:25), participates in the multi-part 'The Lord of The Lord of the Rings' edition of the Golden Gochu Quiz, beginning with 'What are we, some kind of fellowship of the ring?' (32:15), proceeds forward to The Two Towers (38:18), with more impressions (45:35) and some meme related questions in the ongoing Golden Gochu Quiz (54:45), completes the discussion of the trilogy with The Return of the King (1:00:48), has a final round of 'Guess Who It Is' (1:18:03), and continues in the quest to determine the true Lord of Lord of the Rings (1:22:15), and finishes up this week's episode with the Hobbit prequels (1:28:43) and attempts to solve Riddles in the Dark (1:35:15). Listen to the Gochujang Gang Podcast on Spotify or your favorite podcast service, with new episodes coming out every week. Find the Gang's social media and related podcast links at https://linktr.ee/gochujanggang/ #gochujanggang #GJGSeason4  #lotrpart1 #whatslassie #oneshallnotpass #howhasgollumaffectedyourlife? Introduction Background Music - Yah Yah - josh pan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQh...​ Promoted by https://bit.ly/36r2fV6​ Youtube Video

KHZ Productions
The Youth Critic Retrospectives (Part 6 of 7): The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

KHZ Productions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 81:37


This week on the Podcast, we continue our descent to Mt. Trending in Twitter to find and destroy the hatred of sentimental 2000's blockbusters by overly stimulated toxic fandoms. This week, David Weiser and a "special return guest" join me on this second part of a 3-part mini-series, where we look back at The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This time, we look at The Two Towers. Twitter Handles: @Moviekale @theyouthcritic @kHznetwork @weiser_david @brandoncooley94 David's Film Blog: filmassessment.blogspot.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Thinking Outside The Long Box
TOTLB 441 The Two Towers

Thinking Outside The Long Box

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 27:47


"The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the company is true." Galadriel's last words to the fellowship before it all but came apart at the seems. We're still going along the Lord of the Ring train tracks onto part two of this amazing trilogy. We are of course talking about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. "The sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated and AFI Award-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" follows the continuing quest of Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the Fellowship to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin) discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman's deadly spell." What happens now that the fellowship has all but dissolved, and all of our companions are pretty much separated? Frodo & Sam make a frenemy, who they aren't sure they can trust, but is taking them much further than they anticipated. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are on the hunt for the Uruk's who have taken Merry and Pippin. Plus the awesome battle at Helm's Deep! This might be the most exciting of the three films! SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Android |  Spotify | Pandora | RSS Tell us what you think! Leave us a voicemail at 970-573-6148 Send us feedback and/or MP3's to outsidethelongbox@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube! Support the podcast on Patreon! Credit - Doyle Daniels, Juan Muro

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd
The Rings of Power Episode 7: The Eye

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 85:12 Very Popular


Chris, Andy, and Steve sit down to catch episode 7 of The Lord of the Rings | The Rings of Power - The Eye!Time Codes00:02:31 - Overall Thoughts00:09:19 - Episode Recap01:03:25 - Second Breakfast (Easter Eggs)01:08:20 - Old Toby (Favorite Moments)01:18:43 - One Performance to Rule Them All (Favorite performance)WE HAVE A PATREON!WE HAVE MERCH!Join the conversation at streamingthingspod@gmail.comFollow us all on Twitter!@StreamThingPod for the show.@moviesRtherapy for Chris.@andymostdays for Andy.@stevemay13 for Steve.This month Streaming Things is brought to you by...Chester Copperpot, Jade, Jillian MorganAaron Layton, Adam Horne, Andrew Gray, Casey McCain, Crystal Trujillo, Jen Robinson, John Collins, Kalesha Reaves, Kate, Kiki Newton, Stanton, Valerie, Will NashA. Wells, Abbey Vollmer, Adam Raimond, Ali Ewald, Alix, Arcade Shenanigans, Barb, Caleb Jeter, Carmelita Valdez McKoy, Chloe Richardson, Christopher Covello, Cindy Miller-Ray, Elizabeth Hubbard, Enza, Florida Josh, HHS Teacher, Hyly B., Jimmy Gadd, John Maddux, Josh & Anna, J'Dinkalage Morgoose, Katie Blair, Kaylah Higgins, LisaL, Maggie, Marcus, Maria, Mells, Michelle Moore, Nick Nolte, Nicole Casas, Paola Garcia, Rachel Molloy, Ryan Bigger, Sean Callahan, Stephanie Pegalis, Suzanne Rode, Sydney Day, Tony DarreAaron B, Aaron K, Aaron Locke, AaronArmstrong, Adam Casson, Aidan Forrest, Alex Lehmbeck, Amanda King, Amanda Stanford, Amber McVey, Amy S., Andre, Andrew Pickering, Andy Liles, Annie Hudson, Ariana, Arkadya Mills, Aaron Anastasia, Austin Huss, Barry, Bill Seebold, Brandon Corsentino, Breanna Rivers, Brenda Bren, Brett Roby, Brittany Deck, Brittany Sparks, Cake, Carlo Carino, Casey Glass, Casey Holland, Catarina Zeh, Chris Deplancke, Clay Bennett, Cody Beke, Courtney Killpack, Damian Martin, Danae Fields, Danielle, David Touloumtzis, DC Hart, e Lopez, Eliska Martinez, Em Versaico, Erika Spiess, Ervin Flournoy, Gavin Holter, Georgia, Gillian Sloan, Hannah E Crocker, Heath Pennington, Irenę Denise Spikes, Isis, Jaclyn, Jacob Sichler, Jake Lenhof, James Tarkey, Jeanette Murphy, Jenn El, Jenna W., Jenni Wichern, Jennifer Hardy, Jennifer Lyn Istvan, Jennifer Noffsinger, Jenny, Jes Jes, Jess R, Jesse, Jesse Maynard, Jessica L. Crouse, Jillian Blackburn, Jillian Laub, Jillian Laub, Joe Velez, Joel Archer, John May, John T, Jordan, Jordan Wood, Josephine Neubert, Joyce Syler, Julia Wlaszczuk, Julie McGrath, Jungle, Justin Edelheit, Kandace Worth, Katharina, Katie, Katie Morgan, Kerri, Kevin Strother, Kody Stevens, Kristin Wessell, Lady Pris, Laura Hardwicke, Lauren Waller, Li Lee, Linus Grahn, Lisa McDaneil, Mac², Mallory Drake, Mandy Spears, Marcelina, Matt Unden, Melanie Bordelon, Melina, Melissa McGee, Michelle, Mike, Mindy, MJ, Monique WIllshire, Morgan Quimby, Nate Sussman, Neal Wagner, Nicole C, Orion Moore, Patty McCabe, Phil, Phillip O., Rachel Barron, Rebecca Hill, Reece Koski, Reid Family, Robin Punsalan, Ryan Holmes, Ryan J Pool, Sandra A., Sara Fuhrman, Sarah&Spencer, Savannah Lanz, ScareKrow2409, Shannon Meyers, Shannon Timchula, Shea McCullough, Shep, Stacey with an “e”, Stacy, Stephanie Lidbetter Illustration, Stephanie Pegalis, Steven Vukcevich, Tamara Dale, Tara, Taylor Juarez, Teresa Savage, The Alex G, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Van der Heyden, Thumbs, Tony Mann, Trischa Buhler, Tyler Romine, Will Bergstrom, YARF, Zac Suthers, Zack TrippAnnalise Routenberg, Claire Cumming-Herrero, Colleen P Frost, Joel Diamond, Judy Ball, Kimberly Porton, Kyle Willard, Pam & Dave Abriol-Miller, Sergio Zaciu, Short Round, Tabetha Ray, TJ HymesSupport the show

Turn Leftist Podcast
092: They're Taking the Hobbits to Stalingrad! Talking Tolkien from the Left

Turn Leftist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 98:08


Nick is joined by Mike from TurnLeftist Podcast and Rick from Decolonized Buffalo to nerd out on Tolkien. We discuss his life and works, his politics, and of course argue irrefutably that The Shire can only be built through authoritarian communism. This is a fun one and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it -Nick Decolonized Buffalo Links: https://www.instagram.com/decolonized_buffalo/ https://twitter.com/decolonizedbp https://open.spotify.com/show/5HNK0mWbkbxoynVEKwgvVC https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deco…lo/id1530454129 Turn Leftist Links: https://linktr.ee/turnleftist Sterling: twitter.com/turnleftistpod Ward: instagram.com/millennialleftist and twitter.com/wardlawley Jaron: instagram.com/jarondagan Cosper: patreon.com/existence_is_innocent Mike: instagram.com/turnleftist Special Shout to People's Commissar for Production for production work on this one instagram.com/pcfproduction pcfproduction1312@gmail.com Sources: https://peacerequiresanarchy.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-letters-of-jrr-tolkien/ https://www.thetolkienforum.com/threads/tolkiens-political-views.23245/ https://twitter.com/theoneringnet https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/JRRTolkien https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/ The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, etc. Intro Music Concerning Hobbits, Howard Shore, The Fellowship of the Ring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL_3mlOPnGI Outro Music Samwise the Brave, Howard Shore, The Two Towers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOpsPVthV5I

3...2...1...Binge!
A Binge to Rule Them All - (Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)

3...2...1...Binge!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 96:46


One does not simply start their Lord of the Rings marathon without The Fellowship of the Ring, while The Two Towers being released in 2002 just seems to fall right into place, and bend a knee or lose a finger for The Return of the King of gaslighting, gatekeeping and hobbit-bossing, Gollum. Did you know he broke his toe in 3...2...1...BINGE! Support our podcast by trying out Audible! Get a free audiobook when you visit https://www.audibletrial.com/321binge --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/3-2-1-binge/message

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd
The Rings of Power Episode 6: Udûn

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 101:17 Very Popular


Chris and Steve sit down to catch episode 6 of The Lord of the Rings | The Rings of Power - Udûn!Time Codes00:07:17 - Overall Thoughts00:12:40 - Episode Recap01:22:09 - Second Breakfast (Easter Eggs)01:25:54 - Old Toby (Favorite Moments)01:32:40 - One Performance to Rule Them All (Favorite performance)WE HAVE A PATREON!WE HAVE MERCH!Join the conversation at streamingthingspod@gmail.comFollow us all on Twitter!@StreamThingPod for the show.@moviesRtherapy for Chris.@andymostdays for Andy.@stevemay13 for Steve.This month Streaming Things is brought to you by...The K-Stew Patron Saints of Streaming Things:Chester Copperpot, Jade, Jillian MorganTry Before You Deny Producers:Aaron Layton, Andrew Gray, Casey McCain, Crystal Trujillo, Jen Robinson, John Collins, Kalesha Reaves, Kate, Kiki Newton, Will NashA. Wells, Adam Horne, Adam Raimond, Arcade Shenanigans, Barb, Caleb Jeter, Carmelita Valdez McKoy, Chloe Richardson, Cindy Miller-Ray, Elizabeth Hubbard, Enza, Jimmy Gadd, John Madden, Josh & Anna, J'Dinkalage Morgoose, Katie Blair, Kaylah Higgins, LisaL, Marcus, Mills, Michelle Moore, Nick Nolte, Nicole Casas, Paola Garcia, Sean Callahan, Stephanie Pegalis, Suzanne Rode, Sydney DayAaron B, Aaron K, Aaron Locke, AaronArmstrong, Adam Casson, Aidan Forrest, Ali Ewald, Alex Fischer, Amanda King, Amanda Stanford, Amber, Amber McVey, Andre, Andrew Pickering, Andy Liles, Annie Hudson, Ariana, Arkadya Mills, Aaron Anastasia, Ashley Powers, Austin Huss, Bill Seebold, Brandon Corsentino, Breanna Rivers, Brenda Bren, Brett Roby, Brittany Deck, Brittany Sparks, Cake, Carlo Carino, Casey Glass, Casey Holland, Catarina Zeh, Chris Deplancke, Clay Bennett, Cody Beke, Damian Martin, Danae Fields, Danielle, David Touloumtzis, DC Hart, Debbie Vervynch, e Lopez, Em Versaico, Erika Spiess, Ervin Flournoy, Gavin Holter, Georgia, Hannah E Crocker, Heath Pennington, Irenę Denise Spikes, Jaclyn, Jacob Sichler, Jake Lenhof, James Tarkey, Jeanette Murphy, Jenn El, Jenni Wichern, Jennifer Noffsinger, Jenny, Jes Jes, Jess R, Jesse, Jesse Maynard, Jessica L. Crouse, Jillian Blackburn, Jillian Laub, Jillian Laub, Joel Archer, John May, John T, Jon Rustin, Jordan, Jordan Wood, Josephine Neubert, Joyce Syler, Julia Wlaszczuk, Julie McGrath, Jungle, Justin Edelheit, Kandace Worth, Katharina, Katie Morgan, Kerri, Kevin Strother, Kody Stevens, Kristin Wessell, Lady Pris, Lauren Waller, Li Lee, Linus Grahn, Mac², Mallory Drake, Mandy Spears, Marcelina, Maria, Matt Unden, Melina, Melissa McGee, Mike, Mindy, MJ, Monique WIllshire, Nate Sussman, Neal Wagner, Nicole C, Orion Moore, Patty McCabe, Phil, Phillip O., Rachel Barron, Rachel M, Rebecca Hill, Reece Koski, Reid Family, Robin Punsalan, Ryan Holmes, Samantha Snyder, Sandra A., Sara Fuhrman, Sarah&Spencer, Savannah Lanz, ScareKrow2409, Shannon Meyers, Shannon Timchula, Shea McCullough, Shep, Stacey with an “e”, Stacy, Stephanie Lidbetter Illustration, Steven Vukcevich, Tabetha Ray, Tamara Dale, Tara, Taylor Juarez, Teresa Savage, The Alex G, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Van der Heyden, Thumbs, Tony Mann, Tony Darre, Trischa Buhler, Tyler Romine, Will Bergstrom, YARF, Zac Suthers, Zack TrippAnnalise Routenberg, Colleen P Frost, Joel Diamond, Judy Ball, Kimberly Proton, Kyle Willard, Marcel Dave Abriol, Sergio Zaciu, TJ Hymes, Torie Pittman, Yolanda BSupport the show

The Spouter-Inn; or, A Conversation with Great Books

The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Couples' Cut
The Lord of The Rings (Extended Edition)

Couples' Cut

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 158:31


Take the long route to Middle Earth with us in this very special Lord of the Rings Episode.  We cover the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.The cast includes Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davis, and Sean Bean.(This episode contains spoilers)Where to watch Lord of the Rings Extended Editions?HBO Max* As of September 2022 in the USAFor more shenanigans, follow us on Instagram @couplescutpodcast or TikTok @couplescutpodcast, Twitter @couplescutpod or send us an e-mail at CouplesCutPodcast@gmail.com

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd
The Rings of Power Episode 4: Partings

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 81:07 Very Popular


Chris, Andy, and Steve sit down to catch episode 5 of The Lord of the Rings | The Rings of Power - Partings!Time Codes00:04:24 - Overall Thoughts00:11:28 - Episode Recap01:03:35 - Second Breakfast (Easter Eggs)01:05:50 - Old Toby (Favorite Moments)01:11:22 - One Performance to Rule Them All (Favorite performance)WE HAVE A PATREON!WE HAVE MERCH!Join the conversation at streamingthingspod@gmail.comFollow us all on Twitter!@StreamThingPod for the show.@moviesRtherapy for Chris.@andymostdays for Andy.@stevemay13 for Steve.This month Streaming Things is brought to you by...The K-Stew Patron Saints of Streaming Things:Chester Copperpot, Jade, Jillian MorganTry Before You Deny Producers:Aaron Layton, Andrew Gray, Casey McCain, Crystal Trujillo, Jen Robinson, John Collins, Kalesha Reaves, Kate, Kiki Newton, Will NashA. Wells, Adam Horne, Adam Raimond, Arcade Shenanigans, Barb, Caleb Jeter, Carmelita Valdez McKoy, Chloe Richardson, Cindy Miller-Ray, Elizabeth Hubbard, Enza, Jimmy Gadd, John Madden, Josh & Anna, J'Dinkalage Morgoose, Katie Blair, Kaylah Higgins, LisaL, Marcus, Mills, Michelle Moore, Nick Nolte, Nicole Casas, Paola Garcia, Sean Callahan, Stephanie Pegalis, Suzanne Rode, Sydney DayAaron B, Aaron K, Aaron Locke, AaronArmstrong, Adam Casson, Aidan Forrest, Ali Ewald, Alex Fischer, Amanda King, Amanda Stanford, Amber, Amber McVey, Andre, Andrew Pickering, Andy Liles, Annie Hudson, Ariana, Arkadya Mills, Aaron Anastasia, Ashley Powers, Austin Huss, Bill Seebold, Brandon Corsentino, Breanna Rivers, Brenda Bren, Brett Roby, Brittany Deck, Brittany Sparks, Cake, Carlo Carino, Casey Glass, Casey Holland, Catarina Zeh, Chris Deplancke, Clay Bennett, Cody Beke, Damian Martin, Danae Fields, Danielle, David Touloumtzis, DC Hart, Debbie Vervynch, e Lopez, Em Versaico, Erika Spiess, Ervin Flournoy, Gavin Holter, Georgia, Hannah E Crocker, Heath Pennington, Irenę Denise Spikes, Jaclyn, Jacob Sichler, Jake Lenhof, James Tarkey, Jeanette Murphy, Jenn El, Jenni Wichern, Jennifer Noffsinger, Jenny, Jes Jes, Jess R, Jesse, Jesse Maynard, Jessica L. Crouse, Jillian Blackburn, Jillian Laub, Jillian Laub, Joel Archer, John May, John T, Jon Rustin, Jordan, Jordan Wood, Josephine Neubert, Joyce Syler, Julia Wlaszczuk, Julie McGrath, Jungle, Justin Edelheit, Kandace Worth, Katharina, Katie Morgan, Kerri, Kevin Strother, Kody Stevens, Kristin Wessell, Lady Pris, Lauren Waller, Li Lee, Linus Grahn, Mac², Mallory Drake, Mandy Spears, Marcelina, Maria, Matt Unden, Melina, Melissa McGee, Mike, Mindy, MJ, Monique WIllshire, Nate Sussman, Neal Wagner, Nicole C, Orion Moore, Patty McCabe, Phil, Phillip O., Rachel Barron, Rachel M, Rebecca Hill, Reece Koski, Reid Family, Robin Punsalan, Ryan Holmes, Samantha Snyder, Sandra A., Sara Fuhrman, Sarah&Spencer, Savannah Lanz, ScareKrow2409, Shannon Meyers, Shannon Timchula, Shea McCullough, Shep, Stacey with an “e”, Stacy, Stephanie Lidbetter Illustration, Steven Vukcevich, Tabetha Ray, Tamara Dale, Tara, Taylor Juarez, Teresa Savage, The Alex G, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Van der Heyden, Thumbs, Tony Mann, Tony Darre, Trischa Buhler, Tyler Romine, Will Bergstrom, YARF, Zac Suthers, Zack TrippAnnalise Routenberg, Colleen P Frost, Joel Diamond, Judy Ball, Kimberly Proton, Kyle Willard, Marcel Dave Abriol, Sergio Zaciu, TJ Hymes, Torie Pittman, Yolanda BSupport the show

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd
The House of the Dragon & The Rings of Power MAILBAG!

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 85:38 Very Popular


Chris and Steve answer questions, discuss theories, and discover new easter eggs from the listeners! These are for both Rings of Power and House of the Dragon!Time Codes00:06:04 - House of the Dragon Mailbag01:05:05 - Rings of Power MailbagWE HAVE A PATREON!WE HAVE MERCH!Join the conversation at streamingthingspod@gmail.comFollow us all on Twitter!@StreamThingPod for the show.@moviesRtherapy for Chris.@andymostdays for Andy.@stevemay13 for Steve.This month Streaming Things is brought to you by...The K-Stew Patron Saints of Streaming Things:Chester Copperpot, Jade, Jillian MorganTry Before You Deny Producers:Aaron Layton, Andrew Gray, Casey McCain, Crystal Trujillo, Jen Robinson, John Collins, Kalesha Reaves, Kate, Kiki Newton, Will NashA. Wells, Adam Horne, Adam Raimond, Arcade Shenanigans, Barb, Caleb Jeter, Carmelita Valdez McKoy, Chloe Richardson, Cindy Miller-Ray, Elizabeth Hubbard, Enza, Jimmy Gadd, John Madden, Josh & Anna, J'Dinkalage Morgoose, Katie Blair, Kaylah Higgins, LisaL, Marcus, Mills, Michelle Moore, Nick Nolte, Nicole Casas, Paola Garcia, Sean Callahan, Stephanie Pegalis, Suzanne Rode, Sydney DayAaron B, Aaron K, Aaron Locke, AaronArmstrong, Adam Casson, Aidan Forrest, Ali Ewald, Alex Fischer, Amanda King, Amanda Stanford, Amber, Amber McVey, Andre, Andrew Pickering, Andy Liles, Annie Hudson, Ariana, Arkadya Mills, Aaron Anastasia, Ashley Powers, Austin Huss, Bill Seebold, Brandon Corsentino, Breanna Rivers, Brenda Bren, Brett Roby, Brittany Deck, Brittany Sparks, Cake, Carlo Carino, Casey Glass, Casey Holland, Catarina Zeh, Chris Deplancke, Clay Bennett, Cody Beke, Damian Martin, Danae Fields, Danielle, David Touloumtzis, DC Hart, Debbie Vervynch, e Lopez, Em Versaico, Erika Spiess, Ervin Flournoy, Gavin Holter, Georgia, Hannah E Crocker, Heath Pennington, Irenę Denise Spikes, Jaclyn, Jacob Sichler, Jake Lenhof, James Tarkey, Jeanette Murphy, Jenn El, Jenni Wichern, Jennifer Noffsinger, Jenny, Jes Jes, Jess R, Jesse, Jesse Maynard, Jessica L. Crouse, Jillian Blackburn, Jillian Laub, Jillian Laub, Joel Archer, John May, John T, Jon Rustin, Jordan, Jordan Wood, Josephine Neubert, Joyce Syler, Julia Wlaszczuk, Julie McGrath, Jungle, Justin Edelheit, Kandace Worth, Katharina, Katie Morgan, Kerri, Kevin Strother, Kody Stevens, Kristin Wessell, Lady Pris, Lauren Waller, Li Lee, Linus Grahn, Mac², Mallory Drake, Mandy Spears, Marcelina, Maria, Matt Unden, Melina, Melissa McGee, Mike, Mindy, MJ, Monique WIllshire, Nate Sussman, Neal Wagner, Nicole C, Orion Moore, Patty McCabe, Phil, Phillip O., Rachel Barron, Rachel M, Rebecca Hill, Reece Koski, Reid Family, Robin Punsalan, Ryan Holmes, Samantha Snyder, Sandra A., Sara Fuhrman, Sarah&Spencer, Savannah Lanz, ScareKrow2409, Shannon Meyers, Shannon Timchula, Shea McCullough, Shep, Stacey with an “e”, Stacy, Stephanie Lidbetter Illustration, Steven Vukcevich, Tabetha Ray, Tamara Dale, Tara, Taylor Juarez, Teresa Savage, The Alex G, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Van der Heyden, Thumbs, Tony Mann, Tony Darre, Trischa Buhler, Tyler Romine, Will Bergstrom, YARF, Zac Suthers, Zack TrippAnnalise Routenberg, Colleen P Frost, Joel Diamond, Judy Ball, Kimberly Proton, Kyle Willard, Marcel Dave Abriol, Sergio Zaciu, TJ Hymes, Torie Pittman, Yolanda BSupport the show

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd
The Rings of Power Episode 2: Adar

Streaming Things: Binge and Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 98:23 Very Popular


Chris, Andy, and Steve sit down to catch episode 3 of The Lord of the Rings | The Rings of Power - Adar! They recap the show, enjoy second breakfast (easter eggs), smoke some old Toby (favorite moments), as well as decide which performance can rule them all(Favorite performer).Time Codes00:06:05 - Corrections00:10:13 - Overall Thoughts00:16:35 - Episode Recap01:18:44 - Second Breakfast (Easter Eggs)01:22:05 - Old Toby (Favorite Moments)01:29:38 - One Performance to Rule Them All (Favorite performance)WE HAVE A PATREON!Please consider becoming a Patreon Producer for Streaming Things at:https://www.patreon.com/StreamingThingsJoin the conversation at streamingthingspod@gmail.comFollow us all on Twitter!@StreamThingPod for the show.@moviesRtherapy for Chris.@andymostdays for Andy.@stevemay13 for Steve.This month Streaming Things is brought to you by...The K-Stew Patron Saints of Streaming Things:Chester Copperpot, Jade, Jillian MorganTry Before You Deny Producers:Aaron Layton, Andrew Gray, Casey McCain, Crystal Trujillo, Jen Robinson, John Collins, Kalesha Reaves, Kate, Kiki Newton, Will NashMarty B's VIP Section Producers:A. Wells, Adam Horne, Adam Raimond, Arcade Shenanigans, Barb, Caleb Jeter, Carmelita Valdez McKoy, Chloe Richardson, Cindy Miller-Ray, Elizabeth Hubbard, Enza, Jimmy Gadd, John Madden, Josh & Anna, J'Dinkalage Morgoose, Katie Blair, Kaylah Higgins, LisaL, Marcus, Mills, Michelle Moore, Nick Nolte, Nicole Casas, Paola Garcia, Sean Callahan, Stephanie Pegalis, Suzanne Rode, Sydney DayChocolate Pudding Producers:Aaron B, Aaron K, Aaron Locke, AaronArmstrong, Adam Casson, Aidan Forrest, Ali Ewald, Alex Fischer, Amanda King, Amanda Stanford, Amber, Amber McVey, Andre, Andrew Pickering, Andy Liles, Annie Hudson, Ariana, Arkadya Mills, Aaron Anastasia, Ashley Powers, Austin Huss, Bill Seebold, Brandon Corsentino, Breanna Rivers, Brenda Bren, Brett Roby, Brittany Deck, Brittany Sparks, Cake, Carlo Carino, Casey Glass, Casey Holland, Catarina Zeh, Chris Deplancke, Clay Bennett, Cody Beke, Damian Martin, Danae Fields, Danielle, Davi