0217 – A Tolkien (& Lewis & Rowling) Tour!

On this episode we are psyched to be discussing an upcoming Tolkien Tour of England and Scotland! We are joined by writer and tour leader Solomon Schmidt, who will tell us all about the Tolkien tour he has planned for the Summer of 2021! By the way, this is also a Lewis and Rowling tour, […]

0215 – Unfinished Tales – The Disaster of the Gladden Fields – Pt 2

The disaster of the Gladden Fields stands as a most notorious event in the history of Middle-earth: a conspiracy of bad fortune and lingering Sauronic malice. Yet what if, despite the doom of Isildur and his men, it can be rightly seen as the first great victory in the War of the Ring itself? Join […]

0214 – Unfinished Tales – The Disaster of the Gladden Fields – Pt 1

In the annals of Middle-earth, it is well-known that Isildur, High King of Arnor and Gondor, failed to destroy the One Ring when he had the chance, instead preserving it as a keepsake and an heirloom. Yet how did he come to lose the Ring? What evil circumstances conspired against him? Join us, as we […]

0191 – Unfinished Tales – The Quest of Erebor – Pt 2

Erebor in watercolor by Miruna-Lavinia

“Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, and not by its maker, and you therefore were meant to bear it…and I was meant to guide you both to those points.” What was behind the mysterious chain of events that led to Thorin and the dwarves’ quest to retake Erebor, aka the Lonely Mountain? Learn even […]

0190 – Unfinished Tales – The Quest of Erebor – Pt 1

Erebor in watercolor by Miruna-Lavinia

“Gandalf told us the whole strange story; how he came to arrange the journey to Erebor, why he thought of Bilbo, and how he persuaded the proud Thorin Oakenshield to take him into his company.” Why did Gandalf care about the Lonely Mountain and Smaug? Why did he insist that Bilbo accompany Thorin and the […]

0187 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 4

The Fourth and Final part of our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor and the Second Age! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road […]

0186 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 3

Part Three of our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor and the Second Age! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. […]

0185 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 2

We continue our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor and the Second Age! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, […]

0183 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 1

Our Second Age Deep Dive continues as we begin our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, […]

0174 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – A Description of Númenor

Continuing on our Second Age Deep Dive (in preparation for the upcoming Amazon Middle-earth TV show), this week we dive in to a little known chapter from Unfinished Tales: “A Description of the Island of Númenor.” Lots of interesting stuff in the details, and this gives a good general picture of Númenor’s geography as well […]