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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Jun 15, 2021

Episode 47 features The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, founder and president of Signum University and the longtime host of The Tolkien Professor podcast. We talk about Tolkien, learning, online education, and higher education. And along the way The Tolkein Professor tells the tale of the founding of...


Jun 1, 2021

Episode 46 features Shawn McBee, a graphic designer for television and film with credits like Stargirl, Preacher, Sleepy Hollow, The Resident, and many other titles. We talk about being in a position most people don't know exists, the whim of the industry, passion projects, hobbies, Batman, and so much more.

During the...


May 18, 2021

Episode 45 features Chris Webster, founder of DIGTECH, co-founder of the Archaeology Podcast Network, and a podcaster in his own right; he’s here to discuss cultural resources management, which is another name for archaeology, the Indiana Jones myth, being a business owner, digital and physical stuff, and so...


May 4, 2021

Episode 44 features Ethan Gilsdorf, journalist, teacher, essayist, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. We discuss his book, how gaming is important to who we are, being creatives, finding your place, and so much more.

During the episode we cover:

  • Generational Geekdom
  • Gaming Apprenticeship
  • Fantasy Freaks and...


Apr 20, 2021

Episode 43 features Ilana Levine, host of Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine and a star or stage and screen. We discuss the magic of live performance, creative conversations, nervous energy, and so much more.

During the episode we cover:

  • Theatre
  • Live Performance
  • Podcasting
  • Community
  • Passion...