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  • Ainulindalë, Tom Bombadil, and the Music of Middle-earth

    15 MAY 2024 · Hey there, fellow travellers! Having just completed our 9 episode leg through Chapter 1 of Lord of the Rings, Greta and I are taking this week and next week off as we prepare for our Mailbag and Mathoms episodes and the beginning of our dive into Chapter 2, The Shadow of the Past! I just want to say - I hope you all are enjoying this journey as much as I am! There's just something about a REALLY SLOW read that seems utterly true to the nature of Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I'm excited to continue our epic DO NOT BE HASTY quest soon! In the meantime, I want to share with you some selections from Tolkien's Overture, my book concerning the Middle-earth creation story, Ainulindalë, and the role of music in Middle-earth. The first selection is the book's first chapter, a close reading of the very first pages of The Silmarillion. The second selection is the book's sixth chapter, an extended exegesis of the role of Tom Bombadil and the source of his power. I hope you enjoy it! Head on over to https://tolkienroad.com/tovt for info on how you can enjoy the whole thing! That's https://tolkienroad.com/tovt!  And by the way, if you really love what we're doing, please consider becoming a member of the Fellowship of the Road by visiting https://patreon.com/tolkienroad! One last thing: use code MUSIC10 at https://truemythspress.com/ to get 10% off of everything in our Etsy store! We'll be back soon with more from our DO NOT BE HASTY journey through Lord of the Rings. Until next time, The Road Goes Ever On.
    42m 4s
  • 0374 » Lord of the Rings Bk1.Ch01.Pt09 » Goodbye, Gandalf! » A Long Expected Party Pt 9

    6 MAY 2024 · "Good-bye now! Take care of yourself! Look out for me, especially at unlikely times! Good-bye!" - GANDALF  In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we complete our journey through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! After the commotion of the “day after” at Bag-End, Frodo is able to finally enjoy some peace and quiet - until Gandalf comes knocking… Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG - SaberSystems WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/jSJ7DD5PQRY WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102682332 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/103554584 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN MAY OF 2024 - Michael W - SaberSystems - Malcolm C Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    26m 18s
  • 0373 » Lord of the Rings Bk1.Ch01.Pt08 » Master Frodo » A Long Expected Party Pt 8

    29 APR 2024 · "You'll live to regret it, young fellow! Why didn't you go too? You don't belong here; you're no Baggins - you - you're a Brandybuck!" In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! With Bilbo having hit the Road, Frodo is left to clean up the mess. He’ll discover that sometimes being the Master means working like the Servant! Also: we’ll see that many hobbits have a knack for the art of insult comedy! Finally: the Sackville-Bagginses STRIKE AGAIN! Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG - SaberSystems WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/hpiNgjvE3-4 WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102682332 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102682599 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN MAY OF 2024 - Michael W - SaberSystems - Malcolm C Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    42m 53s
  • 0372 » Lord of the Rings Bk1.Ch01.Pt07 » Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe » A Long Expected Party Pt 7

    22 APR 2024 · Gandalf: "Go away and leave it behind. Stop possessing it. Give it to Frodo, and I will look after him." In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! Herein, Bilbo finally hits the road, and Frodo finds Gandalf waiting for him at Bag-End with an important assignment. Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/hpiNgjvE3-4 WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102682332 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102682599 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN APRIL OF 2024 - KG - Terry S - Katie P - Julia - Jonathan D - Ty M Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    50m 53s
  • 0371 » Lord of the Rings Bk1.Ch01.Pt06 » Bilbo Goes Gollum » A Long Expected Party Pt 6

    15 APR 2024 · In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! As Bilbo sneaks back to Bag-End and prepares to leave the Shire once and for all, Gandalf confronts him about the Ring, and an ugly argument ensues. Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/WwDsBVoIDBA WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102290628 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/102290842 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN APRIL OF 2024 - KG - Terry S - Katie P - Julia - Jonathan D - Ty M Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    55m 25s
  • 0370 » LOTR 1.01.05 » A Long Expected Party Pt 05 » Bilbo's Speech / Hobbit Math

    8 APR 2024 · In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, Bilbo delivers his unforgettable birthday speech and shocking surprise, as we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! We’ll take time to consider every detail of his speech, and do the math on the most memorable line of them all: "I don't know half of you as half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/Sj9wD-Wug0g WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100933089 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100934631 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN APRIL OF 2024 - KG - Terry S - Katie P - Julia - Jonathan D - Ty M Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    40m 14s
  • 0369 » LOTR 1.01.04 » A Long Expected Party Pt 04 » Bilbo's Birthday Banquet

    1 APR 2024 · In this episode of DO NOT BE HASTY, Bilbo’s birthday festivities begin, as we continue through LORD OF THE RINGS Book 1, Chapter 1, A LONG EXPECTED PARTY! We’ll take time to envision the layout of the party field, and consider the variety of entertainments and meals that made it one of the greatest birthday celebrations of all time! This section begins with the words “Before long the invitations began pouring out…” and ends with the words “...and to cheer at every full stop.” Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/Sj9wD-Wug0g WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100933089 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100934631 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN APRIL OF 2024 - KG - Terry S - Katie P - Julia - Jonathan D - Ty M Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    39m 33s
  • 0368 » Tolkien Reading Day 2024: Tolkien, Tarantino, and The Great Escape

    25 MAR 2024 · Tolkien Reading Day 2024 is upon us, and boy do we have a curve ball for you! What do Tolkien and Quentin Tarantino have in common? Apparently more than you'd think! Greta and I watched Tarantino's 2019 film "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" twice this week, and found some fascinating synchronicities with Tolkien's own vision of fairy tales from "On Fairy-stories", including one that has me convinced that Tarantino MUST HAVE read Tolkien when creating the film. We had a blast discussing Tolkien and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and you will too, so do yourself a favor and join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/xQWepG-JgJg WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/ad-free-video-101031690 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/tolkien-reading-101032618 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN MARCH OF 2024 - Peter B - Paul D - Steven S - Jay Z - Bethany E - Daniel D - Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    30m 14s
  • 0367 » LOTR 1.01.03 » A Long Expected Party Pt 03 » Gandalf, Keeper of the Secret Fire(works)

    18 MAR 2024 · Welcome to Episode 367 of The Tolkien Road, or Episode 3 in the Do Not Be Hasty - reckoning! In this episode, we'll explore Gandalf's arrival at Bag End with fireworks in tow, and his subsequent discussion with Bilbo about his party, plans, and upcoming joke. Perhaps most importantly, we'll answer that important question: just HOW BIG were Gandalf's eyebrows??? Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/cH0TopUiL-s WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100503865 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/lord-of-rings-pt-100504340 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Matthew W - Daniel D - Harrison C - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN MARCH OF 2024 - Peter B - Paul D - Steven S - Jay Z - Bethany E - Daniel D - Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    45m 6s
  • 0366 » LOTR 1.01.02 » A Long Expected Party Pt 02 » Hamfast "The Gaffer" Gamgee

    11 MAR 2024 · In this episode, we grab a pint with Sam's dad at the Ivy Bush as we resume our exploration of Lord of the Rings Book 1 Chapter 1 A Long Expected Party by considering the section from “Twelve more years passed…” to “...this very month as-is.” The bulk of this section concerns Hamfast Gamgee, aka The Gaffer, and his conversation with other Shire-folk including Daddy Twofoot, Sandyman the Miller, and Old Noakes. Through their humorous back and forth, we’ll come to understand how Bilbo and Frodo are generally viewed around the Shire, and discover something of where the Gaffer’s son, Samwise, gets his personality. Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG WATCH THE VIDEO » https://youtu.be/bpQbSAi7M2I WATCH AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100016347 LISTEN AD-FREE » https://www.patreon.com/posts/100016452 FOLLOW & SUPPORT THE TOLKIEN ROAD: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad https://twitter.com/tolkienroad https://facebook.com/tolkienroad https://instagram.com/tolkienroad LINKS & MATHOMS: - take 10% OFF Tolkien Road merch at True Myths Press » https://truemythspress.com/discount/TENOFF (enter code TENOFF at checkout) - listen to TOLKIEN'S WORKS for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon - buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/ - buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/ SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PATRONS: - John R - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - Melkor27 - KG - Emilio P - Jonathan D - Richard K - Paul D - Julia - Werty - Chris B - Tuor91 - Carolyn S - Emiel K - Brian O (the 2nd) - Jonathan R - Seb M - Ms. Anonymous - Andrew T - Redhawk - Shannon S - Brian O (the 1st) - Zeke F - James L - Chris L - Asya V - Ish of the Hammer - Teresa C - David of Pints with Jack - Eric B AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN MARCH OF 2024 - Peter B - Paul D - Steven S - Jay Z - Bethany E - Daniel D - Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien Thank you so much for sticking with us over the years!!! 🙌 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
    43m 7s
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    0016 - Talking Tolkien is now The Tolkien Road!

    26 APR 2015 · Talking Tolkien is now The Tolkien Road podcast. On this episode, Greta and I discuss the reasons behind the name change as well as what the future will hold. The Road goes ever on! For more info, please visit TrueMyths.org!
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    17m 58s

A journey through Middle-earth! Join co-hosts John & Greta as they go chapter-by-chapter through The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and all of Tolkien's works and writings.

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A journey through Middle-earth! Join co-hosts John & Greta as they go chapter-by-chapter through The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and all of Tolkien's works and writings.
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