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Riddles in the Dark NOT 2.15: Desolation of Smaug Trailer 2 Mega-Episode

Where else would a two and a half minute trailer take three hours and twenty minutes to discuss? Riddles in the Dark, of course!

Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen is joined by Dave Kale, Trish Lambert, and Laura Berkholtz to talk about everything worth talking about (and stuff probably not worth talking about) in the second trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

This was a video-enabled episode, so you can either listen to the audio-only version or watch the hosts go forward and backward in the trailer as they debate and discuss.

Audio-only download: .mp3 (right click and choose “Save As…” to download)

Video on YouTube

This was a riddle-less episode.


As always, many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band for allowing 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