Hobbit Actors Launch Lord of The Rings Chat Show

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In the new tradition of podcast nostalgia, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, who played the hobbits Merry and Pippin from the Lord of the Rings films are launching a LOR podcast, The Friendship Onion on May 18th.

From Kast Media, the two actors who are best friends in real life are bringing their banter, stories, and comedic timing to the podcasting space. Each week they will dig into the latest in pop culture, put fans’ Lord of the Rings knowledge to the test, reveal exclusive stories from filming, and welcome surprise drop-ins from famous faces.

“I am contractually obliged to make a glowing comment here in regards to the podcast Billy and I are making together. This is proving difficult as Billy has abducted me and is holding me for ransom to the price of 44 bananas. PLEASE, SEND bananas,” said Monaghan.

“Dom took a little persuading, it’s true, but this podcast is going to rock! He is such a joker, you have to love Dom! Ha….but you also have to love bananas, so….yes! send bananas,” said Boyd.

The Friendship Onion will be available weekly including video simulcast episodes on YouTube.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the comedic genius of this duo to podcasting. Fans were introduced to the quick wit and fun banter of this pairing through The Lord of the Rings films, but this podcast will demonstrate how far beyond that origins story their boundless energy and interest stretches. We can’t wait to start peeling back the layers of this friendship onion.” said Colin Thomson, CEO of Kast Media.

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