John was joined by Jim from Bald Move to discuss Elrond’s father Eärendil the Mariner, the origins of Mithril, and John’s beef about the status of the Silmarils. John received a surprise audio diary from David with some thoughts on this episode. Then, Tolkien scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila and John discussed the Palantíri and their role in Tolkien’s legendarium. Finally, Jim and John took on some listener feedback before John hosted the “Spoilore” feedback segment of the Lorecast.
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.
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 Lorehouds: 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)