David and John discuss Tolkien’s son and literary executive, Christopher Tolkien, before wrapping up The Second Age and bringing us full circle to The Lord of the Rings. Join us to continue our deep dive into the lore behind Amazon’s upcoming series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Questions? Comments? Wild speculation? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you on our Epilogue podcast, which will air on August 29, 2022.
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Sources: (1) J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter; (2) The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien; (3) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien; (4) Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Second Age Upcoming Topics and Release Schedule
Prologue: Tolkien the man and the lands and people of Middle Earth (Jul 11, 2022)
Ch. 1: History of Tolkien’s writings and the rise of Númenor (Jul 18, 2022)
Ch. 2: History of film, tv, and radio adaptations and the fall of Númenor (Jul 25, 2022)
Ch. 3: Tolkien’s academic career and a breakdown of the Elves (Aug 1, 2022)
Ch. 4: Tolkien’s influence on modern fantasy and the creation of the Rings (Aug 8, 2022)
Ch. 5: Tolkien’s wartime experience and The Last Alliance of Men and Elves (Aug 15, 2022)
Ch. 6: Christopher Tolkien and the Aftermath of the war with Sauron (Aug 22, 2022)
Epilogue: Listener Q&A – email us and/or post in the discord (Aug 29, 2022)