The Tolkien Road

A podcast about Middle-earth and all things Tolkien.

The Silmarillion

Conversations from Valinor to Angband and Beyond

The Silmarillion Podcast Episodes

Here’s where it all began! Since 2015, we’ve recorded over 30 hours and episodes of chapter-by-chapter discussion on The Silmarillion. Below you’ll find a sequential list of those episodes.

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The Tolkien Road Episode 1 The Silmarillion Introduction Waldman Letter

0001 – The Silmarillion – Introduction

On the first episode of the Talking Tolkien podcast, co-hosts John & Greta Carswell take a close look at the Waldman letter, in which Tolkien explained the broad sweep of the Middle-earth legendarium to a potential publisher: a great starting point for understanding The SIlmarillion!

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The Tolkien Road Episode 2 The Silmarillion Ainulindalë discussion

0002 – The Silmarillion – Ainulindalë

On the second episode The Tolkien Road podcast, co-hosts John & Greta Carswell examine Ainulindalë, the Middle-earth creation story! This is the first section of The Silmarillion, and it will blow your mind to learn to just how the world of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings came to be!

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0076 – Akallabêth Pt1

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

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The Silmarillion book cover

0077 – Akallabêth Pt2

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)

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Akallabêth 2021 episode 249 of The Tolkien Road podcast

0249 – Akallabêth 2021

In what may become an annual tradition, we re-visit The Silmarillion‘s “Akallabêth”, Tolkien’s account of the rise and fall of Númenor. And this time around, Greta

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Silmarillion 2022 Ch 10 - Of the Sindar - Tolkien Road Podcast Ep 289

0289 » Of the Sindar » The Silmarillion 2022 Ch 10

With Melkor having been imprisoned, Valinor enters a long era of peace. To Finwë, High King of the Noldor, a son is born: Fëanor, the “Spirit of Fire”, whose destiny is bound up with the fate of many. And all the while, a perilous shadow grows upon the Blessed Realm…

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Silmarillion 2022 Ch 12 - Of Men - Tolkien Road Podcast Ep 291

0291 » Of Men » The Silmarillion 2022 Ch 12

With Melkor having been imprisoned, Valinor enters a long era of peace. To Finwë, High King of the Noldor, a son is born: Fëanor, the “Spirit of Fire”, whose destiny is bound up with the fate of many. And all the while, a perilous shadow grows upon the Blessed Realm…

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Tolkien Road 298 » Silmarillion 2022 Ch 19 » Of Beren and Lúthien

0298 » Silmarillion 2022 Ch 19 » Of Beren and Lúthien

Join us for an in-depth discussion as we explore “Of Beren and Lúthien”, the 19th chapter of JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Learn about the story Tolkien called “the seed of Middle-earth”, in which a forefather of the Men of the West sets out to obtain one of the Silmarils from the Iron Crown of Morgoth!

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Akallabêth » Silmarillion 2022 » The Tolkien Road Ep 314

0314 » Akallabêth 2022

Join us for an in-depth discussion as we explore “Akallabíth”, the legend of Númenor’s fall from JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Learn about the rise of Sauron, Pharazôn’s assault on Valinor, and the escape of Elendil and Isildur to establish Arnor and Gondor.

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