It was a true delight to be the guest on episode 172 of the Prancing Pony Podcast.

I talked about how discovered Tolkien’s work and my unusual reading history; the influence of the LOTR Appendices on my eventual linguistic pursuits; my LOTR Oscar Party story and confusion for the sound designer of Lord of the Rings; what Digital Humanities is; how my own interest in Biblical and Classical Greek led to me doing corpus linguistics and humanities computing; Tolkien as being worthy of close scholary study; textual preparation and referencing schemes; modeling textual history; modeling direct speech; named entities; the endgame for the Digital Tolkien Project and my dream of a rich reading environment for Tolkien scholars.

You can listen to it here. I’m on from 01:40 to 28:00.