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Sep 16, 2019

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On our first monthly mailbag, we cover the following and many other great Tolkien topics:


Sep 9, 2019

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...


Sep 2, 2019

We continue our in-depth exploration on the events and themes of the Second Age! On this episode, we look at the latter part of The Tale of Years in LOTR Appendix B.

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Topics discussed on this week's episode...

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Aug 26, 2019

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 and really get our hands...


Aug 19, 2019

Concerning Tolkien's surprising insights on the meaning of life...

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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...