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Riddles in the Dark 17: Radagast the Brown and the Movie App

Radagast the Brown and the Movie App on Riddles in the Dark!

Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert consider the Brown Wizard Radagast and his bunny-pulled sled in this episode of Mythgard Institute’s Riddles in the Dark. First, the references to Radagast across Tolkien’s writings are considered (and Corey shares some very interesting pieces about Radagast’s story from the posthumous publications compiled by Tolkien’s son Christopher). Next, the role that Radagast is filling in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy is speculated upon based on available film clips, stills, and interview footage. Talk then turns to the recently released movie app, including the new and shortened “scroll.” Finally, Corey shares some exciting news that should be of great interest to listeners…so be sure to listen all the way to the end!

Riddle: What will be Radagast’s relationship with the White Council in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey??

A.  Honest, a good guy, but has a minor role (closest there is to a book answer).
B.  One of the inner circle, not on the Council but operating on par with Gandalf and Elrond and Galadriel (Bigger role than books suggest).
C.  Saruman’s patsy, clearly being manipulated.
D.  Radagast doesn’t interact with the White Council.

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