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.
Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest
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This is Dom Bettinelli, CEO of SQPN, with a special message. In 2020, the StarQuest Network has continued to fulfill our mission of exploring the intersection of faith and pop culture through our many entertaining and informative programs. Our listeners have responded generously through their financial support and have helped us to reach the break-even point of our current financial obligations this year.
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HTL004: Dragon Sickness
It's in the darkest moments, when Bilbo faces the most dangerous monsters, that he grows the most. What can his encounters with goblins, spiders and Smaug teach us about facing the dangers in our own life? And what is the biggest threat to middle-earth that also often endangers our own world?
In this episode, we follow Bilbo Baggins and learn from his encounter with the trolls. How can we deal with the trolls in our own lives?
What would you do if one day a wizard knocked on your door, looking for someone to go on an adventure? Would you jump up and leave, or would you politely refuse the invitation and stay where you are? Are you a Baggins or more like a Took? How can we follow in Bilbo's footsteps?
Who wouldn't want to trade their busy, noisy and stressful world for a life in the Shire? It all starts with what is perhaps the most important characteristic of a Hobbit lifestyle: contentment.
SME026: The Elves of Ered Luin
In this episode, Fr. Roderick, Laura and Inge take you to Duillond, Celondim and Gondamon to discover the history of the elves in Ered Luin.
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Fr. Roderick gets a good panel together who are very knowledgable of the material.