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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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    • 4.0 • 29 Ratings

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.

    Peeled Grapes

    Peeled Grapes

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss the portion of Appendix A, Part 1 and Part 3. We’re skipping part 2.



    * I think it’s very clear that we were not really into this.

    * A lot of ridiculous names and quick flashes of cool stuff

    * Tolkien is rolling over in his grave



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    • 48 min
    One Last Magical Girl Moment

    One Last Magical Girl Moment

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss the portion of Appendix A focusing on the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen.



    * The tale starts with death…and ends with death

    * a healthy amount of doom

    * She calls him Estel their whole liiiiiiiiiives.

    * You can’t tell me they didn’t bone on that hill.



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    • 47 min
    It's Just Sad

    It's Just Sad

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 9, The Grey Havens



    * Rebuilding the Shire

    * Galadriel’s genetics

    * Only Frodo has PTSD

    * WHERE IS THE FRODO AND ROSIE FRIENDSHIP?!?!

    * The Ringbearers leave.



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    • 51 min
    Hobbit on Hobbit

    Hobbit on Hobbit

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 8, The Scouring of the Shire



    * So Many Hobbits In This Chapters.

    * Is Frodo a wizard now?

    * Sam, Merry and Pippin the bloodthirsty

    * NINETEEN DEAD HOBBITS

    * No wait, Frodo is a God now.



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    GodBlessed Beer

    GodBlessed Beer

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 7, Homeward Bound



    * Much less people in this chapter

    * What does Rachel want you to do with your fingerprints?

    * How long did we laugh at Rachel for?

    * Bill the Pony, King of the Wolves.



     

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    • 31 min
    Rando Vibes

    Rando Vibes

    This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 6, Many Partings



    * Literally everyone is in this chapter. Again.

    * There’s a funeral but it isn’t the saddest thing in this chapter

    * We folks see each other again, or is it all a big death metaphor?

    * F*****g Gandalf.



     

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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Praise them with great praise!

They have made a podcast I think we all can enjoy.

Let us praise them with great praise!

Praise them with great praise.

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The hosts are hilarious. I have never even read Tolkien, but this podcast is so entertaining.

Joike ,

Withholding Judgment

Going to listen to a couple more episodes. So far they don't seem to enjoy their own process. Rather than an exploration of the text from a modern or feminist point of view, it feels like a judgment for not conforming to ideas that didn't even exist when Tolkien was writing. Hopefully they start interacting with the text rather than holding their noses at it.

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