The Tolkien Professor website and podcast are down

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by BigRed, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. BigRed

    BigRed New Member

    I am new to the Tolkien Professor podcast. I am now hooked but have a huge problem now, the website and podcast feeds are down. I just completed Silmarillion Seminar #27 but cannot download #28 or any higher numbers from anywhere including itunes. If I go to http://tolkienprofessor.com/ to download from there it comes up with

    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Any ideas where I can download the rest of the Silmarillion Seminars?
     
  2. Nicholas Palazzo

    Nicholas Palazzo Well-Known Member

    Welcome! I've been using the podcast apps Podkicker and Podcast Addict to listen in, so I'll have to do some digging to find exactly where they are now stored.
     
  3. Nicholas Palazzo

    Nicholas Palazzo Well-Known Member

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  4. BigRed

    BigRed New Member

    I appreciate your quick response. Unfortunately all of those links rely on the Tolkien Professor website for the feed. My podcast listener, podkeeper free was working fine with the Tolkien Professor until 2 days ago. I went went online to download directly from the site and noticed it was down. I do a lot of driving for my job and have been loving doing a deep dive into the silmarillion. Hopefully I can finish this series.
     
  5. Nicholas Palazzo

    Nicholas Palazzo Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. It seems that the old episodes are not on the new server.... I'd suggest going right to the source @tolkienprof on Twitter.
     
  6. BigRed

    BigRed New Member

    Just sent him a tweet. Any idea who is in charge of the podcast hosting?
     
  7. BigRed

    BigRed New Member

    Tolkien Professor‏@tolkienprof
    So, I know that the Tolkien Prof website is down. It is currently under pointless and senseless assault by Chinese hackers with, apparently, a lot of time on their hands. We’re working on it. But the podcast feed and the YT videos are still all up.
     
  8. Nicholas Palazzo

    Nicholas Palazzo Well-Known Member

    I mean, I'll physically see him (and likely whomever is in charge of hosting the old podcast episodes) on the 23rd, so I can mention it then.
     
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  9. BigRed

    BigRed New Member

    Both the website and old podcasts are back up this morning!!!!!! I have downloaded the rest of the Silmarillion Seminar this morning, just in case. Back to the deep dive.
     
  10. Nicholas Palazzo

    Nicholas Palazzo Well-Known Member

  11. amysrevenge

    amysrevenge Well-Known Member

    I greatly enjoyed the Silm Seminar sessions myself (especially since I didn't start until after they re-recorded the missing final episode so I got to hear it without delay haha), and that led directly to my active participation in the Exploring the Lord of the Rings discussions, which I am finding immensely rewarding.
     
  12. Ennikan

    Ennikan New Member

    Actually, I still cannot download Silmarillion Seminar #8. Just tried with no luck. The forum here is deathly slow as well, not sure if related. http://tolkienprofessor.com/ is also not loading.
     
  13. Ennikan

    Ennikan New Member

    Actually, I still cannot download Silmarillion Seminar #8. Just tried with no luck. The forum here is deathly slow as well, not sure if related. http://tolkienprofessor.com/ is also not loading.
     
  14. Ennikan

    Ennikan New Member

    Actually, I still cannot download Silmarillion Seminar #8. Just tried with no luck. The forum here is deathly slow as well, not sure if related. http://tolkienprofessor.com/ is also not loading.
     
  15. Halstein

    Halstein Active Member

    Anyone know where the Silmarillion Seminar can be found? The Tolkienprofessor-site seem to be down.
     
  16. Jim Deutch

    Jim Deutch Active Member

    The podcast feed is up; you can find everything at http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/TolkienProf.xml Internet Explorer parses this XML nicely: other browsers not always so great.
    The Silmarillion Seminar's "lost" episode is at http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/TolkienProf/TolkienProf243.mp3
    and all the rest are there too, starting with episode 1 at http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/TolkienProf/TolkienProf70.mp3
    and I congratulate you on wanting to listen to these; they are excellent! There are 35 of them all together, so it'll take some listening...
     
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  17. Halstein

    Halstein Active Member

    Thanks to Jim Deutch. I'm going trough the SilmSem with the speed of continental drift.
     
  18. Jim Deutch

    Jim Deutch Active Member

    I'm behind in the current Le Mort D'Arthur class, but Corey has mentioned how it's going to be almost twice as many sessions as the previous longest MythGard class. He is technically correct, since the 35 sessions of the Silmarillion Seminar were pre-MythGard, but they should count. They should definitely count!
     
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