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Upcoming Riddles in the Dark “Split” Special

Announcing a Riddles in the Dark Special Event!

The Riddles in the Dark Podcast is pleased to announce a special two-part event focused on the most hotly debated question about the upcoming Hobbit films: where will the movies be split?

Join The Tolkien Professor Prof. Corey Olsen and Dave Kale of Middle-earth Network, as well as special guests, for a special two-part discussion on the topic listeners have been demanding more than any other: how will the filmmakers divide the story of the Hobbit across the two films?  Broadcast live on Middle-earth Network Radio on the next two Tuesdays, April 10 and 17, at 10am EDT, these special episodes will provide an in-depth look at the both J.R.R. Tolkien’s text and the evidence released by Peter Jackson and company so far (particularly the widely discussed Production Video #2 comments) and answer that most pressing of questions.  Prof. Olsen and Dave will particularly focus on the part that most Tolkien pundits have ignored: how will the “White Council” storyline be split across the films?

Over the next few weeks, we encourage excited listeners to post their questions and speculations here, on the Tolkien Professor Facebook page, and on Twitter (@tolkienprof and @davekale, remember the #riddlesinthedark hashtag!).  Then on each Tuesday, listen live and join us in the Middle-earth Network Radio chat room!