Pop Medieval Ep 11: On The Loss of Christopher Tolkien and Terry Jones

Pop Medieval Ep 11: On The Loss of Christopher Tolkien and Terry Jones
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Doc and Nina get serious for a moment to talk about the passing of Christopher Tolkien, the son and executor of J.R.R Tolkien, and his impact on the Tolkien estate and it’s mark on pop culture. They’ll also discuss the loss of Terry Jones, one of the founding members of the Monty Python troupe, and remind our listeners that his writing credits were far more than just comedic.


Show Notes

You can watch Doc’s video about Christopher Tolkien here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDej6XOWwtU

Nina’s Recommendations

Lindsay Ellis’ Hugo’s-nominated The Hobbit video essay series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTRUQ-RKfUs)

Terry Jones as Mr Creosote from The Meaning of Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxRnenQYG7I)

Graham Chapman’s Memorial from 1989 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm2XPkqENaw)

Doc’s Recommendations

“Chaucer’s Knight” by Terry Jones: (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/462621.Chaucer_s_Knight?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=MCIIkQxMVU&rank=1)

Celebrating Christopher Tolkien’s Cartographic Legacy (https://www.tor.com/2020/01/22/celebrating-christopher-tolkiens-cartographic-legacy/)

“Old English and Samwise Gamgee’s Genealogy: Eden and the Unfallen Hobbit” by Dr. Richard Scott Nokes – hey, that’s Doc! (https://www.amazon.com/Old-English-Samwise-Gamgees-Genealogy-ebook/dp/B004PYDFEA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+unfallen+hobbit&qid=1579972426&sr=8-1)


Have a recommendation for us? Email Doc and Nina at podcast at profawesome dot com!