David and John give their final thoughts on Season 1 of The Rings of Power. They also announce their new Silmarillion read-along to help you stay in Tolkien’s world a little longer. After responding to listener feedback, they have a long and deep discussion about the show with returning Tolkien Scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila. Look for a BONUS episode later in the week with extended portions of the interview with her.
The first passage for the Silmarillion read-along will be “Ainulindale.” You can find it in the first few pages of The Silmarillion.
Deep lore questions, comments and/or thoughts to share? Send us an email at email@example.com.
Mythopea – A poem by JRR Tolkien explaining and defending creative myth-making.
Race, Tolkien, and Middle-earth, Revisited. The Prancing Pony Podcast, episode #192.
Later, Joanna is joined by The Rings of Power showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to discuss making the show as well as the character reveal in the finale (2:24:21)
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)