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  • Welcome to the twenty-fourth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We're back with our in-depth breakdown of Episode 4 of The Rings of Power: 'The Great Wave'

    I was lucky enough to be joined once again, by Adar's biggest simp on Tolkien Twitter: Anna (@myelessar)

    This discussion covers everything from our favourite storylines, speculation and theories about where the show is going; as well as our critiques of the parts of Episode 4 that we didn't like.

    We also took a whole host of questions from listeners on Twitter, so stick around for that!

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    Follow Anna on Twitter: @MyElessar

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

    Listen to my guest appearance on the Seven Stars, Seven Siblings, and One White Tree podcast

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  • Welcome to the twenty-third episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    The fourth episode of The Rings of Power has been released.

    Back to our regular schedule, this is a concise review of the episode.

    I cover the overarching story arcs, talk about my favourite elements and also discuss some interesting details I picked up on

    I'll also be doing an in-depth breakdown of the episode with returning guest, Anna, next week.

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  • Welcome to the twenty-second episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We're back with our first in-depth breakdown of Episode 3 of The Rings of Power: 'Adar'

    I was lucky enough to be joined once again, by the Number 1 Elendil fan on Tolkien Twitter: Anna (@myelessar)

    This discussion covers everything from our favourite storylines, speculation and theories about where the show is going; as well as our critiques of the parts of Episode 3 that we didn't like.

    We also took a whole host of questions from listeners on Twitter, so stick around for that!

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    Follow Anna on Twitter: @MyElessar

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the twenty-first episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    As if a spoiler-free and a spoiler-filled review of the opening episodes of The Rings of Power wasn't enough, I return with our first ever in-depth breakdown.

    I knew I couldn't do this alone and was lucky enough to be joined by good friend and queen of Tolkien Twitter: Anna (@myelessar)

    This discussion covers everything from our favourite storylines, speculation and theories about where the show is going; as well as our critiques of the parts of Episodes 1& 2 that we didn't like.

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    Follow Anna on Twitter: @MyElessar

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the twentieth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We are finally here. The first two episodes of The Rings of Power have been released.

    Now that everyone has had a chance to watch them, I wanted to give you my full spoiler review of 'A Shadow of the Past' and 'Adrift'

    I cover the overarching story arcs, talk about my favourite elements and also discuss some interesting details I picked up on

    I'll also be doing an in-depth breakdown of these two episodes and answering listener questions in the next episode.

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the nineteenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    It finally happened, I have seen the first two episodes of The Rings of Power at the world premiere in London!

    It was an incredible experience but rather than talk about being there, I wanted to give you a truly spoiler-free review of Episodes 1 & 2.

    I don't describe any scenes and only reference material we've seen in the trailers and promo footage, so you can go into these episodes unspoiled!

    I also leave some time at the end to answer questions from listeners!

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  • Welcome to the eighteenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    In another extra-long episde, we're diving into everything Harfoots and The Stranger with Kylie (@sunderedseas)

    This is a long overdue episode, and we covered everything we know about the Harfoots storyline, including their narrative purpose and our expectations.

    We also put our bets on the line for The Stranger: who is he and what does he want? Listen along to find out our thoughts!

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    Follow Kylie on Twitter: @sunderedseas

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  • Welcome to the seventeenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We're approaching the end of our journey before the show airs, as we received our final trailer for The Rings Of Power!

    There's lots to breakdown in this trailer and I've tried to go scene-by-scene to cover the most important new pieces of footage and particularly the dialogue.

    This episode includes some fairly heavy speculation that may get close to actual spoilers for the first season, so make sure you're happy to hear that speculation before you listen.

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    - Watch the final trailer

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the sixteenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We return with a special Sunday episode, taking on the second half of The Rings of Power soundtrack by Bear McCreary!

    I give my initial thoughts, amateur analysis and speculation on what these tracks might mean!

    If you missed Part 1, go listen to that as we cover the first 20 tracks there!

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    - Stream the whole Soundtrack Album with bonus tracks

    - Kylie's transcription of This Wandering Day lyrics

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the fifteenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    Well, it finally happened. Amazon released the Bear McCreary soundtrack for Season 1 of The Rings of Power!

    I'm no musical scholar or student but I wanted to give you my instant reaction and amateur analysis of what these tracks might mean!

    It's a longer episode and we still only managed to cover the first 20 tracks but we'll be back at the weekend with a Part 2, covering the remaining 19 tracks!

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    - Stream the whole Soundtrack Album

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the fourteenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    In another exciting guest episode, we welcome the wonderful Lauren Does Cosplay to the show.

    Lauren is an incredible cosplayer who went to Comic-Con with her incredible Galadriel costume and got to meet Morfydd Clark and the rest of the cast.

    We cover everything from how Lauren got into both Lord of the Rings and into cosplay, and what her experience at Comic-con was like. We also talked about her thoughts on the show, advice for people who want to get into cosplay and some amusing anecdotes along the way.

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    Follow Lauren on Twitter: @LDoesCosplay
    Follow Lauren on Instagram: @laurendoescosplay
    Follow Lauren on TikTok: @lauren.does.cosplay

    Other cosplayers and artists Lauren recommends:

    - 221bdisney
    - silhouettecosplay
    - shersten.the.golden
    - rivendellforge
    - Rachel.maksy
    - alysontabbitha

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the thirteenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We return to recapping the latest news as we cover a new teaser, an article on Numenor's design and then take a look at Elrond's character and his potential journey in the show.

    We talk about his very sad backstory, the key figures in his life in the Second Age and what is at the core of his identity.

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    Links to material referenced in the episode:

    - Teaser video released August 11th

    - Article on Numenor design with Ramsey Avery

    - Teaser video released August 5th

    - Interview with Roberty Aramayo by Jaron Pak

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  • Welcome to the twelfth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    In our longest episode yet, we bring in our second guest: the delightful Erran (Lesbians For Boromir)!

    This is truly a deep-dive episode where we explore all aspects of Numenor. The political and theological foundations of Numenor as a kingdom, the duality of Miriel and Pharazon, and the ever beautiful House of Elendil!

    I appreciate this is a very long episode but it's filled with lots of brilliant insight and lots of laughter too. I'm hoping you can enjoy it one go or in parts over the weekend!

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    Follow Erran on Twitter: @LesbianBoromir

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  • Welcome to the eleventh episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We take a deep-dive into the show's behind-the-scenes crew. Looking at everyone from the showrunners, to the directors and writers, and the production and costume designers!

    Hopefully you'll get to learn a bit about the amazing team that works behind a show like this!

    Follow us on Twitter for more Rings of Power content: @DailyRoP

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

    Links to material referenced in the episode:

    - My thread on JA Bayona's filmography

    - IGN article on Orcs with Weta

    - EW article on production design with Ramsey Avery

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  • Welcome to the tenth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We return to our tried and true format today, looking at the recent clip and teasers that have been released for the show.

    We get to talk about Galadriel's journey, Finrod's sad fate and the friendship between Elrond and Prince Durin IV

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    Links to material referenced in the episode:

    - Galadriel first clip from the show

    - Teaser video released August 3rd

    - Teaser video released August 5th

    - Teaser video released August 8th

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  • Welcome to the ninth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    To start the week we have a unique episode, where I took questions from listeners on Twitter!

    Questions ranged from the serious to the fun, from my favourite character I'd like to see to whether Cirdan should have a beard in the show!

    It's a slightly longer episode as we also took a few minutes to discuss the recent Hollywood Reporter article on Peter Jackson. I won't be linking the article as I don't think we should be rewarding clickbait headlines, but it allowed us to have an interesting discussion about adaptation and fan ownership.

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  • Welcome to the eighth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    We return to the second part of our interview with the unofficial Queen of Tolkien Twitter: Anna (@MyElessar)!

    This the second half of our two-part interview. In this second part we discussed the villains of the show, the joy of practical Orcs as well as our hopes and fears for the show!

    It's a longer episode than usual, but I'm sure you'll enjoy getting to hear the interesting discussion and speculation between us!

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    Follow Anna on Twitter: @MyElessar

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the seventh episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    In our very first interview on the podcast, we welcome the unofficial Queen of Tolkien Twitter: Anna (@MyElessar)!

    This the first half of our two-part interview. In this first part we discussed the marketing campaign for Rings of Power, what we're most looking forward to about the show and explore some of the original characters we'll be seeing!

    It's a longer episode than usual, but I'm sure you'll enjoy getting to hear the interesting discussion and speculation between us!

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    Follow Anna on Twitter: @MyElessar

    And subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app: https://linktr.ee/dailyrop

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  • Welcome to the sixth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    Today we recap the latest Fandom article giving us fresh quotes and insights from the cast! Hear from Durin, Elendil, Miriel and more!

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    Links for material referenced in the show:

    - Fandom SDCC interview with cast

    - Fandom feature on Celebrimbor from June

    - Fellowship of Fans tweet about Elrond's staff/Gondolin

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  • Welcome to the fifth episode of The Daily Rings of Power Podcast!

    Today we're doing something different, an episode where I talk about my fears and concerns for the show. What are they, how concerned should we be and how can the show manage these fears?

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    Links for material referenced in the show:

    - Vanity Fair article

    - Tolkien Professor podcast discussing Numenor time compression

    - Prancing Pony Podcast with Clifford Broadway

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