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Have you ever wanted to know what the history of Middle Earth is, but have no desire to read the Silmarillion? Do you wonder about the most likely dark lord to rise after Sauron's downfall at the end of the Lord of the Rings? Do you just want to listen to some drunk friends dunk on the Hobbit movies? So, You Want to Read Tolkien brings you all of these things and so much more. Please join us in a discussion of history, literature, the absence of women, and why Frodo is the best. Also incest and rap battles.

So, You Want to Read Tolkien So, You Want to Read Tolkien

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Have you ever wanted to know what the history of Middle Earth is, but have no desire to read the Silmarillion? Do you wonder about the most likely dark lord to rise after Sauron's downfall at the end of the Lord of the Rings? Do you just want to listen to some drunk friends dunk on the Hobbit movies? So, You Want to Read Tolkien brings you all of these things and so much more. Please join us in a discussion of history, literature, the absence of women, and why Frodo is the best. Also incest and rap battles.

    Does Gandalf Yolo

    Does Gandalf Yolo

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book V, Chapter 9, The Last Debate

    It’s a chapter of standing around a talking in two different parts!

    The Fellowship is reunited!…mostly.

    Caitlin still doesn’t understand miles?

    How far is it from Minas Tirith to the Black Gate? I have a feeling Twitter will let us know.

    And Hobbits, man. They rock.

     

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    • 41 min
    Only Little Murder

    Only Little Murder

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book V, Chapter 8, The Houses of Healing

    Some people are healthy, and some are not. We will point out each one just in case you are confused.

    We meet Tolkein’s self-insert, self-burn.

    Also another woman! That we had forgotten about. Whoa.

    Caitlin has her most egregious forgetting of a name to date.

    And Hobbits, man. They rock.

     

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    • 41 min
    Ultimate Evil Trilo

    Ultimate Evil Trilo

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book V, Chapter 7, The Pyre of Denethor.

    Our favourite boy does just a *little* murder, and maybe a bit of treason.

    Feanor, thousands of years later, still causing problems for everyone.

    Murder-Suicide always seems like the best plan, right?

    We still don’t understand how the afterlife works in MiddeEarth. Presumably, we never will.

     

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    • 38 min
    Weed Wizard

    Weed Wizard

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book V, Chapter 6, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

    Dernhelm is a girl? What?

    Who killed the Witchking? Why was there a prophesy about that?

    And, most importantly, Gimli has his axe.

     

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    • 59 min
    Second Best Horse

    Second Best Horse

    This week we discuss Return of the King, Book V, Chapter 5, the Ride of the Rohirrim.

    A little less Ride and a little more Eavesdropping. Come and discuss with us as Merry is very observant, but misses some vital facts. Theoden gives some speeches and steals a horn. Eomer is racist, and Snowmane is the best horse ever.

    Well, the best horse that wasn’t stolen by Gandalf.

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    • 39 min
    Bettamir

    Bettamir

    Caitlin, Rachel and Emmy are excited to be back with The Return of the King, Book 5, Chapter 4, The Siege of Gondor!

    Characters



    * Pippin – Guard of the Citadel, Faramir’s protector?

    * Gandalf – bearer of bad news, Denethor’s worst enemy apparently

    * Denethor – huge know-it-all, Steward of Gondor

    * Faramir – Captain of the White Tower, generally an island. Horse whisperer. Human whisperer?

    * Prince Imrahil – Faramir’s wing man and uncle

    * Beregond – a soldier of Gondor, helps Pippin find his clothes

    * Shadowfax – the best of horses

    * The Black Captain – The Witchking of Angmar

    * The Nazgul and their Fell Beasts – being that inspire terror



     

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Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

protogenes ,

Putting Iluvatar in his place

Highly entertaining, with a fresh viewpoint on the good Professor. Recommended.

JayelleMo ,

Entertational

That title is a portmanteau of "entertaining" and "sensational" with maybe "educational" thrown in the middle there?

Anyway, this podcast is definitely a fun listen, whether it's your first or five hunderdth time through Tolkien!

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