The Lorehounds – The Rings of Power – S01E05 – Partings

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 secondage@baldmove.com and we’ll get back to you during the Lorecast episodes, which air each Monday during the season.

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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

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)