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Jul 6, 2020

"What we've learned is that we haven't actually learned what we thought we learned..."

200th episode! Thank you for helping us make it to this milestone! We take a victory lap of sorts, and reflect on some of the major life-level lessons we've learned from reading The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit,...


Jun 22, 2020

"I must admit that I smiled a kind of sickly smile . . . when I heard of that bloodthirsty old murderer Josef Stalin inviting all nations to join a happy family of folks devoted to the abolition of tyranny & intolerance!" - Letter 53

We continue our exploration of Tolkien's political views, this time with Letter 53 and...


Jun 15, 2020

Though not a particularly political person, Tolkien expressed some very interesting political views in some of his letters. Beginning with Episode 198, we will explore Tolkien's expressed political ideology, including what he meant by describing himself as an anarchist.

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Jun 8, 2020

Unfortunately we had to postpone our episode with Pints With Jack's David Bates (go check that out for some CS Lewis goodness). We'll get back to that real soon!

Instead, you get our discussion of 6 Spiritual Insight From Tolkien That Will Change Your Life! Don't forget to head on over to TolkienRoad.com/Spirit to...


Jun 1, 2020

Tolkien lived in one of the greatest periods of upheaval, strife, and societal change in human history: from 1914 through 1945, the world seemed to be on fire both literally and ideologically. It was just a few years before the publication of The Hobbit that the Nazi regime came to power in Germany. It was also during...