PPP S.4 Stats for the Curious: ALL the Movies and Music (Sort of)

As I mentioned in my stats post for Season 4 of The Prancing Pony Podcast, the bar charts for band/performer … More PPP S.4 Stats for the Curious: ALL the Movies and Music (Sort of)

Graphs for The Prancing Pony Podcast Season 4 (and 3!)

What do Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies and the musician Sting have in common? The Prancing Pony Podcast, of course. In honor of season four, which ends today, here are my statistics on jokes and references made during both this season and last. And (spoiler alert) you already know who got the most mentions in the movie and music categories.

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Belated Thanks to Christopher Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher died this week. Fans of Middle-earth are mourning the loss, and no wonder. We owe him much. As his father’s biggest fan, he knew what the rest of longed for: more. More history and stories of the world where hobbits live, and we got it. Without Christopher, The Silmarillion would never have been published.

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Prancing Pony Podcast Graphs for Season 3

I’m celebrating Tolkien’s birthday in a strange way this year: by making graphs about the The Prancing Pony Podcast. As a Tolkien fan, I have been listening with great joy. Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese do a great job of dissecting the texts, digging into the rich historical background of Middle-earth, and also bringing in pop culture references and making me laugh.

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