Hobbits with a podcast? Stranger things have happened. Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd will take you on a journey back to Middle Earth.

The duo, who played the hobbits Merry and Pippin in the Lord of the Rings movies, are launching a podcast about the franchise. Kast Media presents The Friendship Onion, premiering May 18.

Monaghan and Boyd will bring banter, stories and comedy to the fandom podcasting space, each week digging into the latest in pop culture. The pair will put fans’ Lord of the Rings knowledge to the test and reveal exclusive stories from filming. (And maybe even welcome some surprise famous guests.)

“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 drop new episodes weekly. You can listen on Spotify or other podcasting platforms. Plus, you can catch the video simulcast 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.

The LOTR podcast is the latest in a surge of podcasts hosted by actors from fan-favorite TV and film franchises, like Office Ladies with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey or Fake Doctors, Real Friends from Zach Braff and Donald Faison.

So, will you tune in for The Friendship Onion? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Deadline