The Tolkien Road

A podcast about Middle-earth and all things Tolkien.

0028 – The Lord of the Rings – Bk1 – Ch06 – The Old Forest

Concerning “The Old Forest”, Book 1, Chapter 6 of The Lord of the Rings, in which Frodo and company enter the Perilous Realm…

On this episode, we continue our discussion of The Lord of the Rings with Book 1, Chapter 6 of Fellowship, “The Old Forest”, in which Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin set out on their journey through the Old Forest and encounter a far more dangerous road than they expected. Chapter 6 also introduces the mysterious Tom Bombadil, one of Tolkien’s most enigmatic figures. There’s a lot to talk about, including:

  • Who is Old Man Willow?
  • Why does the Old Forest seem alive?
  • The beauty of the word “Withywindle”
  • Our favorite passages from this chapter
  • The location of Tom Bombadil’s house
  • And much more!

Originally released: 7/20/2015.

Talking Tolkien is now known as The Tolkien Road.

If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon!

TREQ-Trees-icon

Get The Tolkien Road
GUIDE TO
THE SILMARILLION...

It will help you…

  • Grasp the book’s complex structure.
  • Become familiar with key plot points.
  • Visualize the changing world with simple maps.
  • Deepen your appreciation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.