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Listen to our weekly podcast, Exploring Tolkien, with Tolkien fans and experts Jonathan Watson and Michael Grumbine. We discuss, debate, and dive deep into everything Tolkien wrote, and examine how new shows (like The Rings of Power) are  adapting Tolkien’s works (for good or ill)!

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“It’s incredibly refreshing to hear Michael, Jonathan, and Dan appreciate Tolkien’s world, without imposing their world views on it. A Must-listen-to if you’re a real Tolkien Fan!”


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“These guys are better than any literature class I ever took! They delve into On Fairy Stories and The Silmarillion in a way that would cause Professor Tolkien to smile and raise his glass.

~Dani California


“If you want to read (or simply listen) through The Silmarillion with three brilliant guys, this is the podcast for you.”

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The Complete List of Film Changes

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