An Unexpected Podcast

is creating Middle Earth Content




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About An Unexpected Podcast

Dear Friends,

We don’t know half of you half as well as we should like, and we like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. If you enjoy listening to An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin’ Tolkien, then this is your opportunity to support the show and get involved! We really enjoy podcasting and want to take our podcast to the next level! We would love to upgrade our equipment, travel to conventions, conduct more interviews, keep the podcast ad-free, and most importantly provide you with a way to INFLUENCE the SHOW!

We love interacting with listeners and discussing Middle Earth! When you become our Patron, you not only support the show you become a part of the show! Our rewards are designed to give you additional content, exclusive access, and influence.

We invite you to join us on an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand. Remember, “Not all those who wander are lost” and we intend to let our imagination wander far and wide.

Join our Fellowship today!

Yours truly,

Lane and Ezra
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  • Our sincerest “Thank You!” 
  • Shout out on the Podcast!
  • Opportunity to participate in our Bywater Post Newsletter - “Speech, Speech!” 
  • Access to our Patron only comments, polls, and show outlines!
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  • All previous rewards
  • + submit questions and personal “Tolkien Stories” for our Bywater Post segment! 
  • + access to a monthly patron exclusive podcast. We will release a monthly exclusive podcast on Patreon for your ears only. Exclusive series titles include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the Palantir- Predictions about the show/future of middle earth

Wandering Wizards - Ezra explores the world of the Istari and the lore of the wizards

Middle-Earth Smack Down – Who would win? Character vs Character!  

Includes Discord rewards
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  • All previous rewards
  • + You will receive our annual LOTR care package! It could include: coffee mugs, t-shirts, Lane's artwork, and much more. These rewards will be exclusive!!! 
  • + Access to all Discord recordings (We typically chat with Patrons before and after the show at least 2-3 a month) 
  • + Priority Speaker in both voice chatrooms - The Green Dragon Inn and The Hall of Fire - "An elf is speaking, pay attention!" 
Includes Discord rewards
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  • All previous rewards
  • + Goldberry will give you a personalized shout-out on the podcast. Answer her questions, so we can get to know you better (Premium Patron Profile).
  • + Submit a discussion topic for our patreon exclusive series Appendices
Includes Discord rewards
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  • All previous rewards
  • + A shout-out on each episode! “Praise to the Valar” 
  • + Join us as a guest on an Appendices episode!
  • + Invited to our quarterly White Council hangout. You can shoot the "Night-Breeze" with us. These will be recorded and posted on Patreon for all to hear. Please note: as of Jan 2019, there is a rather long wait list for Appendices spots. 
Includes Discord rewards
91 of 100 patrons
At 100 patrons, Lane and Ez will start traveling to Comic Cons to interview/ meet with LOTR and Hobbit cast members. We've got our eye on Billy Boyd :) 
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