In this series, story expert Alastair Stephens guides you through the pages of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
There And Back Again 71: The Road Goes Ever On And On
In this week's session, we return to Rivendell and say some fond farewells in chapters six and seven of Book Six of The Lord of the Rings.
There And Back Again 70: The Return Of The King
In this week's session, we crown King Elessar and begin our long farewells in chapters five and six of Book Six of The Lord of the Rings.
There And Back Again 69: The Steward And The King
In this week's session, we welcome Frodo and Sam back to the land of the living, and discuss the greatest romance in Middle-earth in chapters four and five of Book Six of The Lord of the Rings.
There And Back Again 68: For Good Or Ill
In this week's session, the eagles are coming and the Ring is destroyed in chapters three and four of Book Six of The Lord of the Rings.
There And Back Again 67: The End Of All Things
In this week's session, we approach the final fate of the ring with a discussion of heroism, strength and fortitude in the shadow of Mount Doom in chapter three of book six of The Lord of the Rings.
There And Back Again 66: The Cracks Of Doom
In this week's session, we continue book six of The Lord of the Rings with more discussion of hope and despair, greatness and grace, and strong masculine relationships.
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Best quality LOTR podcast
I’ve listened through this twice now. I’ve also now listened to the Tolkien professor and a few others mentioned in the other comments. The truth is. Regardless Alastair’s character (which I’m not defending in any way) his podcast is much more engaging and entertaining than really any other podcast on the subject. I’m certain he borrows from other podcasters, he even mentions them a few times. The simple truth is his podcasts were more engaging and much better quality (audio/structure) he even had intro music.
By far the most detailed, in-depth discussion you will find in The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit—anywhere.
Astonishingly good. Wish I could give 6 stars!