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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 Signum University from the seed of The Tolkien Professor podcast, and more.

During the episode we cover:

  • Our Tolkien introductions
  • Staying inspired by Tolkien
  • Conversation is weather
  • Starting The Tolkien Professor podcast
  • The Silmarillion Seminars
  • Inspirations for Signum University
  • The thrill of teaching
  • And much more...

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

Mythgard Institute

The Silmarillion Seminars - The Tolkien Professor







Other Links

Coupland’s ‘Psychotic’ family portrait is as real as it is unflattering

Love and Peace: Five music documentaries that make me love the 1960s


You can also hear more Palmer in the meantime on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier and as mentioned on this show as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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