107 episodes

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.

    Episode 101: Peeled Grapes

    Episode 101: 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
    Episode 100: One Last Magical Girl Moment

    Episode 100: 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
    Episode 99: It’s Just Sad

    Episode 99: 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
    Episode 98: Hobbit on Hobbit

    Episode 98: 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
    Episode 97: GodBlessed Beer

    Episode 97: 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
    Episode 96: Rando Vibes

    Episode 96: 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?

    * Fucking Gandalf.



     

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3.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Good balance of funny & snark

I absolutely love this podcast! As someone who's read LotR, The Hobbit, and attempted but swiftly gave up on The Silmarillion; seen and loved the LotR movies and... saw some of the Hobbit ones 👀👀... y'all, this podcast had me Cracking Up at so many points, but also they bring up a lot of great points that upset The Boys. Which I can appreciate – Tolkien is a good writer and tells a detailed and good story, BUT the hosts do a great job of not just putting him on a pedestal. It feels like I'm sitting in on friends talking about stories and characters we all love (or at least have Thoughts about). Also Richard Armitage. It's been a while, but that's always a good mention.

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