Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!
Here at the End of All Things
I am glad that you're here with us, listeners, here at the end of all things. Join Katie and Jonathan as we discuss what it means to have read the Silmarillion, the Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings—what we've discovered that we never noticed before, how our understanding of the books has changed, and how our lives have changed, as well.
RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King
We finally watch the last movie in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and Katie and Jonathan have a lot to talk about. The movie makes a lot of changes—some good, some bad, and some just for the sake of movie magic.
RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship
The final chapter of the Lord of the Rings has been read and Jonathan, Katie and Chase have completed what they set out to do. They follow Frodo and Sam as they rebuild the Shire after the events of the pervious chapter and tie up the loose ends. But not all hurts can be fully healed and not all tears are evil. This is the final chapter episode of Talking Tolkien.
RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home
growing in the Shire. You can find more episodes on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Also, please check out our Patreon page.
RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree
The hobbits and Gandalf continue on towards the Shire. However, they have to make a stop in the village of Bree to talk with a certain owner of a certain Pony themed inn. Jonathan, Katie and Chase discuss these events along with chance meetings with celebrities and the economy of pipe growing in the Shire.
RotK Part 16: Concerning Retracing Steps
The end of the Fellowship has finally arrived. The day all dread is here and it takes the form of marching back through Rohan, Isengard and eventually arriving in In Rivendale. Jonathan, Katie and Chase Talk about this bitter sweet time and the nature of Bilbo's mind and its connection to the Ring.
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Great start, disappointing follow up...
This series started excellently, with great, insightful and helpful chats about The Silmarillion, but when the team reach The Hobbit, they veer into inane chatter, stupid and irrelevant openings, and can't stop moaning and whining about The Hobbit films, where their pessimism prevents them from being grateful for what they have, or seeing any of the good in the films. The pretentious subtext then implies that if you liked the movies, you must be stupid or poor of taste. An impartial and focused critique would have been much more appreciated.