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Charlie Lein, Pip Parker, and various guests discuss the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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ARC: A Tolkien Podcast ARC: A Tolkien Podcast

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Charlie Lein, Pip Parker, and various guests discuss the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Music credit: "Long Road Ahead B" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Book 6, Chapter 8: "The Scouring of the Shire"

    Book 6, Chapter 8: "The Scouring of the Shire"

    The Hobbits come home while Pip and Charlie hit the homeward stretch of the series in Book 6, Chapter 8, "The Scouring of the Shire."

    • 30 min
    Book 6, Chapter 7: "Homeward Bound"

    Book 6, Chapter 7: "Homeward Bound"

    Charlie and Pip inch closer to the end of the book as they look at the real meaning of the Shire in Book 6, Chapter 7, "Homeward Bound."

    • 16 min
    Book 6, Chapter 6: "Many Partings"

    Book 6, Chapter 6: "Many Partings"

    Indiana University doctoral candidate Luke J. Chambers joins Pip and Charlie to discuss both this chapter and, more importantly, his article, "Enta Geweorc and the Work of Ents," just recently published in volume 16 of the Tolkien Studies journal!

    • 40 min
    Book 6, Chapter 5: "The Steward and the King"

    Book 6, Chapter 5: "The Steward and the King"

    In this special "Mourning Edition" of the show, Charlie and Pip get some bad news from NPR, but that won't stop them from discussing Eowyn and Faramir and everything they represent in Book 6, Chapter 5, "The Steward and the King."

    • 40 min
    Book 6, Chapter 4: "The Field of Cormallen"

    Book 6, Chapter 4: "The Field of Cormallen"

    Pip and Charlie have made it to the home-stretch! Join them as they shamelessly impugn Tolkien's own thoughts in episode 57 of ARC!

    • 19 min
    Book 6, Chapter 3: "Mount Doom"

    Book 6, Chapter 3: "Mount Doom"

    Finally, Charlie and Pip reach the climax of the entire book. Tune in to hear about the fate of the Ring, the role of chance, and the tension between free will and human nature in this episode of ARC!

    • 36 min

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