0172 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – The Tale of Years Pt1

As you’ve probably heard by now, the upcoming LOTR TV show will focus heavily on the story of Númenor and the Second Age of Middle-earth. Of the three Ages of Middle-earth, this is the one that we know the least about. For that reason, we thought it would be good to revisit the Second Age […]

0171 – Tolkien on the Meaning of LIfe

Concerning Tolkien’s surprising insights on the meaning of life… If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! On this week’s episode, we take a close look at Tolkien’s 1969 letter to Camilla Unwin (granddaughter of the original Hobbit publisher) on “the purpose of life”. This is Letter 310. His […]

0170 – Lord of the Rings TV: The Creative Team

On this episode, we discuss the recent video unveiling the creative team behind Amazon’s forthcoming Middle-earth TV show, discuss the career and work of each team member, and what this bunch might mean for the overall direction of the show. Please support on Patreon for as little as $1 per episode! TOPICS JD Payne & Patrick McKay […]

0169 – Concerning “The Hobbit” (The Animated Film)

Concerning The Hobbit, the 1977 animated film… Please support on Patreon for as little as $1 per episode! Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 5:30)… Background / Rankin & Bass Notable actors Opening / Bilbo / Gandalf / Dwarves Trolls Rivendell / Elrond No Stone Giants! Misty Mountain Goblins Gollum Eagles No Beorn! Mirkwood / Spiders Woodelves?!?!?! Laketown […]