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Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!

The Extra Curricular Katie Sabo, Chase Smith, and Juliana Antoninus

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!

    Talking Tolkien Reunion Special

    Talking Tolkien Reunion Special

    Join Katie, Chase, and Juliana in this one-time-only reunion of the Talking Tolkien crew!

    • 41 min
    Here at the End of All Things

    Here at the End of All Things

    I am glad that you're here with us, listeners, here at the end of all things. Join Katie and Jonathan as we discuss what it means to have read the Silmarillion, the Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings—what we've discovered that we never noticed before, how our understanding of the books has changed, and how our lives have changed, as well.

    • 51 min
    RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King

    RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King

    We finally watch the last movie in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and Katie and Jonathan have a lot to talk about. The movie makes a lot of changes—some good, some bad, and some just for the sake of movie magic.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship

    RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship

    The final chapter of the Lord of the Rings has been read and Jonathan, Katie and Chase have completed what they set out to do. They follow Frodo and Sam as they rebuild the Shire after the events of the pervious chapter and tie up the loose ends. But not all hurts can be fully healed and not all tears are evil. This is the final chapter episode of Talking Tolkien.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home

    RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home

    growing in the Shire. You can find more episodes on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Also, please check out our Patreon page.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree

    RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree

    The hobbits and Gandalf continue on towards the Shire. However, they have to make a stop in the village of Bree to talk with a certain owner of a certain Pony themed inn. Jonathan, Katie and Chase discuss these events along with chance meetings with celebrities and the economy of pipe growing in the Shire.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Kingmark21 ,

Great podcast

Love this podcast. Good chemistry between the hosts, fun to listen too, and well read in Tolkien. I’m still listening to the early episodes, but loving it!

horgar ,

Hard left

So leftist they equate Republicans as the rule of Sauron. No thanls

pantaelaman ,

Super great

This is such a great podcast. I am listening to it as I read the series and it is super helpful for reviewing the massive amounts of information contained in Tolkien’s books.

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