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Apr 26, 2015

Talking Tolkien is now The Tolkien Road podcast. On this episode, Greta and I discuss the reasons behind the name change as well as what the future will hold. The Road goes ever on!

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Apr 17, 2015

Only 15 episodes in, and we finally find out what a Silmaril is and where they came from!

On this episode, John & Greta continue their chapter-by-chapter walkthrough of The Silmarillion with Chapter 7, Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor. Things are starting to get ugly in the Blessed Realm! We discuss topics...

Apr 11, 2015

Tolkien addresses his philosophy-poem "Mythopoeia" to C.S. Lewis, who said that myths were "lies breathed through silver." 

In this episode, we discuss the meaning of "Mythopoeia" and how it serves as a sort of spiritual and creative manifesto for Tolkien. Plus, Greta comes up with some killer haikus on the fly.


Apr 4, 2015

Who is Fëanor and why is he important? And who thought it was a good idea to let Melkor out of the dungeon?!?! C'MON MAN!!! Way.

On this episode, John & Greta discuss Chapter 06 of The Silmarillion, Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor. Plus, we hear from a listener with a really cool comment, and discuss...