0080 – The Silmarillion in 1

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One Episode to Rule Them All!!! Having completed a chapter-by-chapter walkthrough of The Silmarillion (which spans over 30 hours of content), we decided to do an episode where we cover the whole of The Silmarillion in less than an hour. With this one episode, you get the whole enchilada, from “Ainulindalë” to “Eärendil” to the […]

0079 – Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age – Pt2

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Concerning “Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age”, from Isildur’s Downfall to the triumph of the Little People… notes from listeners & news (4:30) The Beginning of the Third Age (14:30) The Fall of Isildur (17:00) The Decline of Arnor (24:00) The Return of the Ring-Wraiths & the Decline of Gondor (28:00) The […]

0078 – Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age – Pt1

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Concerning “Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, from the found of Lindon to the Last Alliance of Men and Elves… Correspondence, etc (1:30) First Age and Akallabêth recap (12:30) Lindon, Gil-Galad, and Elrond (20:00) Sauron, Lord of the Gifts (22:30) The Forging of the Rings (25:30) Men = Easy to Ensnare (29:00) […]

0077 – Akallabêth Pt2

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Continuing with “Akallabêth”, the chronicle of Númenór’s downfall… Topics include: Note from a Listener: more March 25th connections (2:30) Sauron’s Assault Upon Nimloth the Fair (10:00) The Worship of Melkor (13:00) Ar-Pharazôn’s Unholy Crusade (29:30) Amandil Goes West/Elendil Goes East (33:00) Gathering Clouds (36:30) The Assault Upon Aman (39:00) The Great Chasm (41:00) Elendil’s Escape & […]

0076 – Akallabêth Pt1

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Concerning “Akallabêth”, the chronicle of Númenór… On this episode, we begin our look at “Akallabêth”, or “The Downfallen”, the story of Númenór’s rise and fall in the Second Age. Josh Sosa on Jackson’s Fellowship… (3:00) What “Akallabêth” means… (14:00) The Waldman Letter on the Second Age (15:30) Eärendil & the Edain (20:00) The Downfall of […]

0059 – Our Silmarillion Top 5’s

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On this episode, having completed The Silmarillion with 29 episodes, we round it off to 30 by taking a victory lap, wherein we discuss our Top 5 things about The Silmarillion as a whole. We also discuss where the Tolkien Road should go next. And yes, we’d love to hear from you about your Top […]

0058 – The Silmarillion – Ch24 – Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath

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Hey there fellow travelers! Welcome to The Tolkien Road, a long walk through the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien. On this episode, we discuss the final chapter of The Silmarillion, “The Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath”, wherein Eärendil makes his fateful voyage to the Blessed Realm in order to obtain the aid of the […]

0056 – The Silmarillion – Ch23 – Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

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Hey there fellow travelers! Welcome to The Tolkien Road, a long walk through the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien.  On this episode, we continue our discussion of The Silmarillion with Chapter 23, “Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin”, wherein Tuor the son of Huor comes to Gondolin with a dire warning from Ulmo. There’s […]

0055 – The Silmarillion – Ch22 – Of the Ruin of Doriath

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Hey there fellow travelers! Welcome to The Tolkien Road, a long walk through the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien.  On this episode, we continue our discussion of The Silmarillion with Chapter 22, “Of the Ruin of Doriath”, wherein Húrin is released from his 28-year bondage and doom comes to Thingol’s kingdom. There’s a whole […]

0054 – The Silmarillion – Ch21 – Of Túrin Turambar – Pt2

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Hey there fellow travelers! Welcome to The Tolkien Road, a long walk through the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien. On this episode, we continue discussing Chapter 21 of The Silmarillion, Of Túrin Turambar. It’s a pretty tragic tale, only slightly more depressing than the current election cycle. LOL! If you liked that bit of topical […]