The Lorehounds – Prologue: Welcome to the Second Age

David and John set the stage for the Second Age with a discussion of Tolkien’s life and some background on the people and places of Middle-earth. Join us to begin 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 secondage@baldmove.com 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.

Second Age Upcoming Topics and Release Schedule
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)