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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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    • 4.3, 11 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.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Anyagee ,

Great way to get into reading Tolkien!

I wasn’t able to get through the books back when the movies came out, but this is a great, entertaining podcast that has gotten me through (so far) The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and half of The Fellowship Of the Ring!

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.

Caligati ,

Tolkien

Love your show! Been reading Tolkien for years but just recently read the Simerilian. Thank you! I miss spelled th…
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Kevin

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