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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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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What Makes “The Lord of the Rings” Great? Tolkien and Faith

Many claim the detailed, imaginative Middle-Earth is why Tolkien’s books are popular, but the faith his characters display is what makes “The Lord of the Rings” phenomenal.