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In episode 256, we discuss: - The Nature of Middle-earth - The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan / Carl Hostetter resemblance - LOTRonPrime theories - LOTR films criticisms - The Council of Elrond - and more! Join us! ***Ad-Free and 2 Days Early for Our Patrons*** EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous WATCH THE VIDEO LINKS - Wheel of Tim…
 
Did Tolkien really say that the Lord of the Rings is “fundamentally religious and Catholic”? Just what did he mean by that? How much does it matter for deepening our appreciation of Lord of the Rings and of Middle-earth? Join us as we explore the issue! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous WATCH THE VIDEO CONTENTS - Disclaimer for t…
 
Why did Númenor exist? Was it simply to reward the Edain and their descendants? Or was there some greater purpose that impacted the rest of Arda, and perhaps even the Cosmos? In this episode, we are focusing on The Religion of Númenor, per a passage from Unfinished Tales' "A Description of Númenor". This is a very important topic for a number of re…
 
In early July, I published an 8 minute video on our YouTube channel titled The Silmarillion: 3 Big Problems (and How to Fix Them). For many Tolkien fans, even asserting that there are problems with a work like The Silmarillion might be considered borderline blasphemy. I might have even said the same thing several years ago! However, after our surve…
 
Birds play a massive, iconic role in the legendarium of Middle-earth. From the great Eagles that always seem to appear at the most eucatastrophic moments to the tiny Thrush that proves the downfall of Smaug, Tolkien's love for birds seems to rise to the level of his love for languages and trees! A few months ago, long-time listener, patron, and orn…
 
Hey there, fellow travelers! What you're about to listen to is the audio from our latest video, in which we reacted to last week's big LOTRonPrime news from Amazon. We're talking about this: https://twitter.com/LOTRonPrime/status/1422255647106617359 In order to get the full effect, you should probably head on over to YouTube and watch this. Here's …
 
We are delighted to welcome Carl Hostetter to The Tolkien Road! Carl is the editor of the forthcoming book The Nature of Middle-earth, the latest collection of previously unpublished writings from JRR Tolkien. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous By the way, here's that preview we discussed: https://preview.aer.io/The_Nature_of_Midd…
 
A ton of big news about Amazon's LOTR on Prime dropped on Tuesday (7/20/2021). In Episode 250, we discuss all of it, where it came from, how accurate it might be, and what it all means! Topics include the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien experts, nudity, Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales rights, hobbits in the Second Age, and whole lot more! EXECUTIVE PRODU…
 
In what may become an annual tradition, we re-visit The Silmarillion's "Akallabêth", the great legend of the Rise and Fall of Númenor. And this time around, Greta leads the discussion, and shares some great insights! (Special thanks to fellow traveller Paul M for the prompt!) view The Silmarillion: 3 Big Problems (and How to Fix Them) » https://you…
 
On episode 248, we explore the legend of Helm Hammerhand and the War of the Rohirrim, which is the subject of a forthcoming film from New Line Cinema. Helm Hammerhand artwork © TurnerMohan 2013 - 2021: (please support the artist!) view LOTR: War of the Rohirrim! 10 Things You Need to Know» https://youtu.be/nhdbV_ptkFA view The Silmarillion: 3 Big P…
 
On episode 247, John visits with Michael Jahosky, author of the book The Good News of the Return of the King. Purchase The Good News of the Return of the King» https://amzn.to/3gSos5d For more info on Michael, visit his website » https://mythicmission.com/ Topics include: - Michael's inspiration for this book » 5:15 - Lord of the Rings as Michael's…
 
On episode 246, we complete our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth. See my video "LOTR: War of the Rohirrim - 10 Things You Need to Know": https://youtu.be/nhdbV_ptkFA Topics include: - Gollum's Age - The Blue Wizards and the Second Age (!!!) - Glorfindel - Cirdan - Teachings of Pe…
 
On episode 245, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 11, The War of the Jewels. Topics include: What is "The War of the Jewels"? The Wanderings of Húrin The early Tale of Years (for the First Age) Ents and Eagles Quendi and Eldar and more! Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. For more on th…
 
Oh snap, Morgoth has a RING??? This episode is brought to you by Eternal Flame, the new Tolkien-inspired album from musical artist Blind May See. Check it out now! BlindMaySee.com On Episode 244, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 10, Morgoth's Ring. Discover: Alternate versions of "Ainulindalë" T…
 
This episode is brought to you by Eternal Flame, the new Tolkien-inspired album from musical artist Blind May See. Check it out now! BlindMaySee.com On Episode 243, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we examine the second half of volume 9, Sauron Defeated, which is the fourth and final volume focused on the textua…
 
This episode is brought to you by Eternal Flame, the new Tolkien-inspired album from musical artist Blind May See. Check it out now! BlindMaySee.com On Episode 242, we continue our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 9, Sauron Defeated, which is the fourth and final volume focused on the textual history of The Lor…
 
On Episode 241, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 8, The War of the Ring, which is the third of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. Discover: A different version of Helm's Deep Tolkien's early sketches of Orthanc How Sam Gamgee was almost Sam Goodchild "Nice…
 
On Episode 240, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 7, The Treason of Isengard, which is the second of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. In this volume, we discover rejected plot points, first appearances of Saruman and the Balrog known as Durin's Bane, and …
 
On Episode 239, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 6, The Return of the Shadow, which is the first of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. In this volume, we learn about Frodo's and Strider's original names, Bilbo's marriage, Treebeard's first appearance, and …
 
On episode 238, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey Volume 5, The Lost Road and Other Writings! The Lost Road and Other Writings contains Tolkien's earliest writings on the legend of Númenor, as well as updated timelines for the Silmarillion and the last version of The Silmarillion he wrote before writing T…
 
On episode 237, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey Volume 4, The Shaping of Middle-earth! The Shaping of Middle-earth contains summaries and timetables of the important events from the Elder Days. Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. Leave a tip. For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podca…
 
On episode 236, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey The Lays of Beleriand. The Lays of Beleriand contains poetic versions of The Children of Húrin and Beren and Lúthien, as well as fragments from poetic versions of other Middle-earth tales. Join us! Links: Breton Lai ("Lay") (wikipedia) Alliterative Verse (…
 
On episode 235, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey The Book of Lost Tales II. The Book of Lost Tales II contains the earliest versions of legends including "Beren and Lúthien", "The Children of Húrin", "The Fall of Gondolin", "Eärendel", and "The Ruin of Doriath". Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Ro…
 
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