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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…
 
On episode 234, we continue our survey of The History of Middle-earth series, as we explore the last 6 chapters of The Book of Lost Tales I. Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. Leave a tip. For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @Tolki…
 
On this episode, we are exploring the first 4 chapters of The Book of Lost Tales I. Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. Leave a tip. For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @TolkienRoad. This episode is executive produced by Kaitlyn of …
 
On this episode, we are continuing our After The Silmarillion journey as we begin a survey of The History of Middle-earth series, beginning with The Book of Lost Tales I. Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. Leave a tip. For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us …
 
On this episode, we are continuing our After The Silmarillion series by taking a look at the contents of Unfinished Tales. Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @TolkienRoad. Th…
 
ON THIS EPISODE, we embark on our journey through the post-Silmarillion landscape by taking a high-level look at Unfinished Tales. Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @Tolkien…
 
On this episode, we discuss our path for the foreseeable future, including our BIG PLAN with regard to tackling the remainder of Tolkien's Middle-earth works. Join us! Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Al…
 
We are joined by Dr. Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien's Modern Reading, which addresses several misconceptions about Tolkien and will give you a renewed perspective on his life and work! Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.c…
 
We're joined by our friend and fellow-traveler Kaitlyn Facista of Tea with Tolkien to discuss Hobbit Parties, Silmarillion Book Clubs, Middle-earth lore, and all things Tolkien. Join us! Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.…
 
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