The Tolkien Road – Ep. 61 – The Lord of the Rings – B2C2 – The Council of Elrond

Concerning “The Council of Elrond”, Book 2, Chapter 2 of The Lord of the Rings…

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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 through The Lord of the Rings with Book 2, Chapter 2, “The Council of Elrond.” By the way, if you haven’t already, please leave The Tolkien Road a rating and feedback on iTunes. We’d love to know what you think of the podcast. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion…

  • Haiku – 4:30
  • Who’s at the Council? – 15:30
  • The Story of the Ring – 21:30
  • Boromir & Aragorn – 30:00
  • Gandalf’s Account – 37:30
  • Saurman’s Treachery – 47:00
  • What To Do With the Ring? – 58:00

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The Tolkien Road – Ep. 60 – The Lord of the Rings – B2C1 – Many Meetings

Concerning “Many Meetings”, Book 2, Chapter 1 of The Lord of the Rings…

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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 return to The Lord of the Rings with Book 2, Chapter 1, “Many Meetings.” Although it’s not the most action-packed chapter, there’s plenty to discuss, from Gandalf’s whereabouts to the ways of Rivendell to the song of Eärendil. By the way, if you haven’t already, please leave The Tolkien Road a rating and feedback on iTunes. We’d love to know what you think of the podcast. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion…

  • Favorite Passages – 14:00
  • Frodo Wakes Up – 19:00
  • A Conversation with Gandalf – 22:00
  • Rivendell & the Feast – 33:30
  • Frodo & Bilbo – 44:30
  • The Song of Eärendil – 57:00
  • A Hymn to Elbereth – 1:04:30

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The Tolkien Road – Ep. 59 – Our Silmarillion Top 5’s

Concerning our top 5 things from The Silmarillion…

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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, 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 5 Silmarillion things too. Send us an email or leave a comment at TrueMyths! By the way, if you haven’t already, please leave The Tolkien Road a rating and feedback on iTunes. We’d love to know what you think of the podcast. Enjoy the show!

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The Tolkien Road – Ep. 58 – The Silmarillion – Ch. 24 – Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath

Concerning “Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath”, Chapter 24 of The Silmarillion…

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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, wherein Eärendil makes his fateful voyage to the Blessed Realm in order to obtain the aid of the Valar.  The First Age ends here, and as you might expect, it’s a very eventful chapter, complete with the downfall of Morgoth, the doom of Fëanor’s sons, and the fate of the Silmarils. There’s a whole lot to discuss!  By the way, if you haven’t already, please leave The Tolkien Road a rating and feedback on iTunes. We’d love to know what you think of the podcast. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion…

  • Haiku – 9:45
  • Eärendil & Elwing – 18:00
  • The Third Kinslaying – 24:30
  • Return to Valinor – 30:00
  • Eärendil the Star-sailor – 37:00
  • The War of Wrath & the Downfall of Morgoth – 44:00
  • Maedhros, Maglor, and the Oath – 54:00
  • The Return of the Exiles – 61:00

By the way, check out the summary of this chapter I did for the Beginner’s Guide.

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The following haiku were submitted but not read on air:

Josh Sosa

One in earth, one lost
at sea, one hangs in heaven . . .
Silmarils now gone

Mary Grace

Hail Earendil!
A mortal that saw Undying Lands
And lived to tell.

Maglor and Maedhros
Have at last the Silmarils
And fled into Doom.

Lars Werkman

Bitterly sworn oath
Ilúvatar named in witness
All ends in despair

John Carswell

with swift wrath, the world
is changed; morgoth bound once more.
for good? none can know.