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The Secrets of Middle-earth explores the myths, legends and themes of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. A podcast about the books, the movies and the videogame 'Lord of the Rings Online', the Hobbit and the Silmarillion. Hosted by Fr. Roderick.

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    • 4.8 • 144 Ratings

The Secrets of Middle-earth explores the myths, legends and themes of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. A podcast about the books, the movies and the videogame 'Lord of the Rings Online', the Hobbit and the Silmarillion. Hosted by Fr. Roderick.

    Tolkien Christmas Gift Guide

    Tolkien Christmas Gift Guide

    SME037: What to get that Tolkien fan in your life for Christmas? Thomas Sanjurjo, Kaitlyn Facista, Thomas Salerno, and Jeff Haecker have Tolkien-related and adjacent gift ideas for all the fans in your life (or for your own Christmas list).
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    Links for this episode:

    * Letters From Father Christmas, Centenary Edition
    * Atlas Of Middle-Earth
    * Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
    * The Fall of Númenor: And Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-earth
    * The Silmarillion [Illustrated Edition]: Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien
    * The Hobbit (Graphic Novel): An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic
    * The Chronicles of Prydain
    * An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World (Leather-bound Classics)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

    Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

    Hi everyone, This is Dom Bettinelli, CEO of StarQuest, with a special message as we approach the Christmas season.

    This past year, the StarQuest Network has continued to expand our mission of exploring the intersection of faith and pop culture through our many entertaining and informative programs.

    Now we need your generous financial support to keep producing the shows you love and to reach new audiences with more of the life-changing and uplifting programming we’ve been creating for more than a decade. That’s why it’s very important that we hear from you this Advent and Christmas—the time when non-profits receive most of their support for the year.

    If you are already a supporter of StarQuest, we thank you and ask you to prayerfully consider increasing your support at this time.

    If you are not yet a supporter, please become one now. Every gift counts. Could you give $15, or even just $10 per month?

    Whatever level of support you can offer, please show your support for SQPN this Christmas, and remember that your gifts are tax-deductible.

    Just go to sqpn.com/give. That’s sqpn.com/give.

    May God bless you this Advent, and may you have a blessed Christmas season!

    • 1 min
    Rings of Power, Season 1 Review

    Rings of Power, Season 1 Review

    SME036: With Season 1 complete, Thomas Salerno, Kaitlyn Facista, and Jeff Haecker give a new look back to the whole season, including how it all appears on a re-watch, plus their predictions for what comes next.

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!

    * You can watch The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.

    * Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien books and Blu-ray/DVDs at the Secrets of Middle Earth Store (Coming soon).

    * Join the conversation at the SQPN Facebook page.

    * Be part of the StarQuest Discord community at SQPN.com/discord

    * Send your feedback or comments to middleearth@sqpn.com



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Rings of Power, Ep. 8: Alloyed

    Rings of Power, Ep. 8: Alloyed

    SME035: Finale! Thomas Sanjurjo, Kaitlyn Facista, Thomas Salerno, and Jeff Haecker discuss the Rings of Power finale; the big reveal of two characters; the forging of the Rings; and the future of this podcast.

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!

    * You can watch The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.

    * Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien books and Blu-ray/DVDs at the Secrets of Middle Earth Store (Coming soon).

    * Join the conversation at the SQPN Facebook page.

    * Be part of the StarQuest Discord community at SQPN.com/discord

    * Send your feedback or comments to middleearth@sqpn.com



    This Episode is Brought to You By:

    Secrets of Middle Earth is brought to you in part through the generous support of Tim Shevlin’s Personal Fitness training for Catholics. Providing spiritual and physical wellness through personalized nutrition, workout, and prayer programs and daily accountability check-ins. Learn more by visiting fitcatholics.com.

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    Support StarQuest’s mission to explore the intersection of faith and pop culture by becoming a named sponsor of the show of your choice on the StarQuest network. Click to get started or find out more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rings of Power, Episode 7: The Eye

    Rings of Power, Episode 7: The Eye

    SME034: As season 1 races toward its end, Thomas Sanjurjo, Kaitlyn Facista, Thomas Salerno, and Jeff Haecker continue to play “guess the Sauron;” marvel at the Dwarves; note the characters who CAN’T die; and note the Tolkien-ish flourishes in the script.

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!

    * You can watch The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.

    * Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien books and Blu-ray/DVDs at the Secrets of Middle Earth Store (Coming soon).

    * Join the conversation at the SQPN Facebook page.

    * Be part of the StarQuest Discord community at SQPN.com/discord

    * Send your feedback or comments to middleearth@sqpn.com



    This Episode is Brought to You By:

    Secrets of Middle Earth is brought to you in part through the generous support of Tim Shevlin’s Personal Fitness training for Catholics. Providing spiritual and physical wellness through personalized nutrition, workout, and prayer programs and daily accountability check-ins. Learn more by visiting fitcatholics.com.

    Want to Sponsor A Show?

    Support StarQuest’s mission to explore the intersection of faith and pop culture by becoming a named sponsor of the show of your choice on the StarQuest network. Click to get started or find out more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Rings of Power, Ep. 6: Udun

    Rings of Power, Ep. 6: Udun

    SME033: Doom! Thomas Salerno, Kaitlyn Facista, and Jeff Haecker discuss the latest episode, including the question of the redeemability of orcs; Halbrand’s secret; and Galadriel’s focused drive.

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!

    * You can watch The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.

    * Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien books and Blu-ray/DVDs at the Secrets of Middle Earth Store (Coming soon).

    * Join the conversation at the SQPN Facebook page.

    * Be part of the StarQuest Discord community at SQPN.com/discord

    * Send your feedback or comments to middleearth@sqpn.com



    This Episode is Brought to You By:

    Secrets of Middle Earth is brought to you in part through the generous support of Tim Shevlin’s Personal Fitness training for Catholics. Providing spiritual and physical wellness through personalized nutrition, workout, and prayer programs and daily accountability check-ins. Learn more by visiting fitcatholics.com.

    Want to Sponsor A Show?

    Support StarQuest’s mission to explore the intersection of faith and pop culture by becoming a named sponsor of the show of your choice on the StarQuest network. Click to get started or find out more.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Tjay F ,

I like the knowledge of all the commentary

I believe this is a wonderful podcast
I like the knowledge of all the podcast commentary companions and think you all did well , I’m about 1/3 thru the entire recordings, I think this is very relaxing to listen too, except maybe the battles haha , those are brutal hahahhh. Good work everyone God bless you

WickedScamp ,

Awesome source of LOTR Lore

Father Roderick built an amazing show that gave great insight into the lord of the LOTR while pulling out some very meaningful insights!

grimmest400 ,

I haven’t listened to it yet

The home Page looks interesting so in excited to listen to it
😁

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