John was joined by Aron from Bald Move to discuss orcs, Mount Doom, and their general feelings on the season. John received another audio diary from David with some thoughts on this episode. Then, Tolkien scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila and John discussed the themes of the Second Age and Tolkien’s approach to magic. Finally, Aron and John took on some listener feedback.
Deep lore questions, comments and/or thoughts to share? Send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you during the Lorecast episodes, which air each Monday during the season.Find us on twitter @thelorehounds or join us for further discussion of all things Tolkien over on the Bald Move Discord server: https://discord.gg/baldmove
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.
Sources: (1) J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter; (2) The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien; (3) Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Lorehounds: History of the Second Age Podcast Series
Ch. 1: History of Tolkien’s writings and the rise of Númenor (Jul 18, 2022)
Epilogue: Listener Q&A – email us and/or post in the discord (Aug 29, 2022)