The Tolkien Road

A podcast about Middle-earth and all things Tolkien.

0148 – The Hobbit – Ch05 – Riddles in the Dark

Concerning “Riddles in the Dark”, from random rings to perilous pity…

    • Bilbo Wakes Up – 2:00
    • Old Gollum – 8:30
    • The Riddle Game – 28:00
    • Bilbo’s Escape – 47:00
    • Haiku – 57:00

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Originally released: 11/12/2018.

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