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Riddles in the Dark Midyear Review for Movie 2

Reviewing the riddles and conundra that have been posed so far on Riddles in the Dark

In this riddle-less and Dave-less episode, Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Trish Lambert, and Laura Berkholtz review all the riddles and conundra posed so far for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and discuss them in light of the first trailer for the movie.

This is a great opportunity to get caught up on your own answers on the Riddles in the Dark Predictions Facebook page. All the questions are available to be responded to the end of July; after that, we will go back to retiring each question at the approximate 30 day mark.


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Many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band for allowing our use of their wonderful music to accompany the episodes. Season 2 sees excerpts from their new album “Songs of the Dwarves.” Intro: Battle of Azanulbizar; Outro: The Sevenfold Meeting.