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P&C's Talking Tolkien Book Club
78 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
S8 Ep13: Final Countdown & Final Farewell
Part 2 of our Final Farewell. Acknowledgments, regrets, a final power rankings, and last reflections. From the bottom of my & Clifford's hearts, thank you very much for taking the time to go on this journey with us. It'd been
21 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
S8 Ep12: In Addition to Everything Under & Before the M-E Sun
Part 1 of our farewell is a long reminiscing reflection. It really could also serve as an extended trailer for this show. In fact feel free to send to a friend! Thank you for listening!
88 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
S8 Ep11: ROTK Bk6 Ch9: Lose Them, So That Others May Keep Them
We come to the end of the road, literally to the Grey Havens & the Sea. Thank you to all who joined us for the whole journey. A two-part final wrap-up episodes will both follow come tomorrow. Please enjoy & send to a friend!
95 minutes | Aug 28, 2022
S8 Ep10: ROTK Bk6 Ch8: Homecoming
The hobbits arrive home to the Shire, but it is not at all how they left it. Things must be set right. Please enjoy and send to a friend! Thank you for listening!
85 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
S8 Ep9: Smith of Wootton Major Special
Highly recommended reading for yourself FIRST. Parts will feel familiar, but strangely packaged. Hopefully you will feel the enchantment & nostalgia. With this special, truly we enter the twilight. Please enjoy & send to a friend. Thank you for listening!
104 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
S8 Ep8: ROTK Bk6 Ch7: The HEROES Head Home
The entire chapter was a bold move on Tolkien's part, because little about it was wrapping up. We dive into why, and then tack on a lengthy game that helps bring the show full circle. Please enjoy and send to a friend, thank you for listening!
97 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
S8 Ep7: ROTK Bk6 Ch6: Farewells and Reprisals
A bagillion goodbyes this chapter...or at least two dozen to cover. We dive into it, and though in a way all of them are sad, most are ultimately happy, fitting, and well done. Themes and games are reprised. And parting words filled with lasting wisdom abound. Please enjoy and send to a friend! Thank you for listening!
76 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
S8 Ep6: Tell Almost All Special
What was originally supposed to accompany chapter 5 about a possible deleted scene in Minas Tirith has become its own normal length episode. We cast our minds all the way back to the choice of Bilbo, and tell almost all about the wizards. Please enjoy and thank you for listening!
94 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
S8 Ep5: ROTK: Bk6 Ch5: An Episode Straight Out of....
The final push begins! And we finally fulfill the book's title is in addition to a myriad of other tangents including courtship drama and the transition from legend to history. Please enjoy and share with a friend! Thank you for listening!
93 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
S8 Ep4: ROTK Bk6 Ch4: Middle Earth's Eucatastrophic Easter Sunday
It's taken a lot of work to get here, but it is finally time to discuss in full the Chief Hero of Lord of the Rings, and possibly the greatest Eucatastrophe moment of the trilogy. Please enjoy, thank you for listening! Happy Easter! He is Risen!
139 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
S8 Ep3: ROTK Bk6 Ch3: Fairy Story Exemplums: Middle Earth's Good Friday
Fittingly, on 4/15/22 (Good Friday of 2022) finally Frodo and Sam reach the slopes of Mt Doom to complete the quest. But can they complete it? We go over beautiful moments to treasure, love, and draw wisdom from. And major twists in the plot that need explanation are analyzed. Please enjoy, and Thank You THANK YOU for listening and coming so far with us.
96 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
S8 Ep2: ROTK Bk6 Ch2: Only A Small And Passing Thing
A penultimate episode of sorts. Lots of action and drama, and also deep dives like Tolkien playing with the Priest, Prophet, and King Types. Please enjoy and thank you for listening!
63 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
S8 Ep1: ROTK Bk6 Ch1: The Power of Words
Our two operatives behind enemy lines finally enter the dreaded Mordor, but not together. How does Sam handle himself with the Ring, and what does he do about Frodo's dilemma? Find on in this episode, as the real final push to the finish begins. Let us say second semester of senior year. Please enjoy and thank you for listening everyone!
86 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
S7 Ep13: Leaf By Niggle Special
Please enjoy this extra special episode to close out Book V. Warning: it is extremely heavy on the allegory Tolkien *supposedly* disliked. Please enjoy and thank you for listening!
71 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
S7 Ep12: ROTK Bk5 Ch10: Forgetting Names & Springing Traps
Glorious marches and impending doom against impossible odds. Parleys and talks with dreadful characters, but surely the Blackland cannot be bargained with. An epic ending to Book V of LOTR, what is one of the most epic books in the history of literature. Please enjoy and thank you for listening!
61 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
S7 Ep11: Aragorn Backstory Special
We've uncovered a lot about the raggedy Ranger we met all the way back in Bree....but there is STILL enough backstory to cover in its own special episode. Thus lettuce dive into our hopeful future king. Please enjoy and thank you for listening.
90 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
S7 Ep10: ROTK Bk5 Ch9: A Virtuous Endgame
The blood of the Men of Dol Amroth, Aragorn's leadership, Chess analogies, and a reprisal of the Council of Elrond. Look forward to this and more in this episode. Please enjoy and thank you for listening!
88 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
S7 Ep9: ROTK Bk5 Ch8: King Conqueror, King Healer
Another rich....and therefore long....episode about possibly the most underrated chapter of the series. Please enjoy discussions of leechcraft, herblore, and miraculous healings. Please enjoy and Thank you for listening!
97 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
S7 Ep8: ROTK Bk5 Ch7: A Warning to the Wise
We discuss all things Denethor who seems to have been reading an emo and angsty book of the Bible. We also discuss chapter order, Persian carpets, and the liberal arts. Please enjoy and thank you for listening!
127 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
S7 Ep7: ROTK Bk5 Ch6: A Rollercoaster of Emotions
One of our most over-the-top episodes yet. It's long. It's packed. The tangents stray far from the chapter, but it's also chuck full of things that we deem cannot go unmentioned. We hope you enjoy and thank you for listening!
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