Wrapping up Year 2 of The Hobbit with a look back at the year of riddles and conundra!
As The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is unveiled around the world, Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Laura Berkholtz, and Trish Lambert review all the riddles and conundra posed in the second year of the Riddles in the Dark game. Corey attempts to sway the opinions of the judges, Trish mostly silently moans about the number of wrong answers she gave, and Laura is at the top of her game with her word play. Dave, busy with mundane things like semester-end exams and other graduate school stuff, missed out.
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Many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band for allowing our use of their wonderful music to accompany the audio episodes. Season 2 sees excerpts from their new album “Songs of the Dwarves.” Intro: Battle of Azanulbizar; Outro: The Sevenfold Meeting