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Welcome to “An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin’ Tolkien”. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fortnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand. Remember, “Not all those who wander are lost” and we intend to let our imagination wander far and wide. Speak "Friend" and ENTER!!!

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Welcome to “An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin’ Tolkien”. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fortnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand. Remember, “Not all those who wander are lost” and we intend to let our imagination wander far and wide. Speak "Friend" and ENTER!!!

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357 Ratings
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Amazing

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If you are a Tolkien fan, this is the podcast for you.

Even Frodo would love it

By e135790 - Jan 07 2020
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I love this podcast soooooo much. Keep going!

iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
329
8
11
4
5

Amazing

By User9875311589 - Feb 24 2020
Read more
If you are a Tolkien fan, this is the podcast for you.

Even Frodo would love it

By e135790 - Jan 07 2020
Read more
I love this podcast soooooo much. Keep going!
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An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien

Latest release on May 17, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode #3 - The Shadow of the Past

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The "white spaces" are coming into view as we discuss Chapter II of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring! During this discussion, we'll stop in at the Green Dragon, discuss the history of the RING, and learn a little more about Gollum. There will be "shadows of the past", shadows to come, and shadows that "lie". The Bywater Post is SNOWED UNDER!!! We have volunteers to help us sort through it all. Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on Feb. 11th! Make sure to read Chapter III, Three is Company. We'll see you in a fortnight!

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Wandering Wizards - Ezra explores the world of the Istari and the lore of the wizards

Middle-Earth SmackDown – Who would win? Character vs Character!

Jan 28 2018

2hr 29mins

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Rank #2: Episode #61 - The Last Debate

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Who's the lightweight drinker?!?! The Brewmaster is in the house! The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Nov 10 2019

3hr 16mins

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Rank #3: Episode #63 - The Tower of Cirith Ungol

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SPECIAL GUEST! Luke Smith joins us as we discuss the events at Cirith Ungol. 'Ezra and the Smiths' will be on tour soon ~The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Dec 16 2019

2hr 42mins

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Rank #4: Episode #53 - Minas Tirith

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Boromir is here!!! Join us as we discuss Minas Tirith! PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION AT 1 hour 30 minutes and 1 hour 48 minutes (SOOOO EPIC). After the third hour of straight podcasting Ez starts to lose it (this was a non-stop recording). ENJOY!!! The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on June 17th! Make sure to read Chapter II of Return of the King 

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Jun 04 2019

3hr 56mins

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Rank #5: Episode #4 - Three is Company

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Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear! We are overcome by song as we discuss Chapter III of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. We leave Bag End and travel through the Shire. Pippin, Sam, and Frodo enjoy the countryside, sing a few songs, and try their best to avoid a mysterious Black Rider. The Bywater Post is flooded with mail and we can't wait to share it all with you. Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on Feb. 25th! Make sure to read Chapter IV, A Short Cut to Mushrooms. We'll see you in a fortnight!

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Wandering Wizards - Ezra explores the world of the Istari and the lore of the wizards

Middle-Earth SmackDown – Who would win? Character vs Character!

Feb 11 2018

2hr 28mins

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Rank #6: Episode 60 - The Houses of Healing

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Special Guest - Erica Barnes & Suzi Millhouse!!! Healing hands .... The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Oct 28 2019

2hr 36mins

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Rank #7: Episode #32 - The White Rider

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Who is the White Rider? We are pleasantly surprised by an old friend in chapter V of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on November 11th! Make sure to read Chapter VI

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Nov 04 2018

2hr 18mins

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Rank #8: Episode #39 - The Taming of Sméagol

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Rope to the Rescue! Sméagol plays 'nice' with Frodo and Sam during chapter XII of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on January 13th! Make sure to read Chapter II of Book 4 or Chapter XIII of The Two Towers.

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Jan 06 2019

2hr 37mins

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Rank #9: Episode #42 - Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

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The Mother of all episodes! We have a special guest who is here to help us navigate through the herbs during chapter XV of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on February 17th! Make sure to read Chapter V of Book 4 or Chapter XVI of The Two Towers.

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Feb 11 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #10: Episode #34 - Helm's Deep

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Erkenbrand! We head to Helm's Deep in chapter VII of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on November 25th! Make sure to read Chapter VIII

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Nov 18 2018

2hr 14mins

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Rank #11: Episode #57 - The Ride of the Rohirrim

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Ride now!!! The city is under attack but we are on the way!!! The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on August 4th! Make sure to read Chapter V of Return of the King 

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Aug 04 2019

2hr 55mins

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Rank #12: Episode #54 - The Passing of the Grey Company

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This is a MUST LISTEN!!! Probably one of the best chapters in LOTR! Stay tuned for the Brodo Swaggins' rap at the end. Aragon has several epic moments during this chapter so you know Lane was hyped!!! ENJOY!!! The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on June 30th! Make sure to read Chapter III of Return of the King 

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Jun 17 2019

2hr 55mins

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Rank #13: Episode #47 - The Stairs of Cirith Ungol

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They're back!!! The "black riders" almost get a sniff of Frodo, Sam, and Gollum in chapter XIX of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on April 21st! Make sure to read Chapter IX of Book 4 or Chapter XX of The Two Towers.

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Apr 12 2019

2hr 24mins

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Rank #14: Episode #56 - The Siege of Gondor

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SPECIAL Guests - David and Kevin!!! We are under a siege of heat but we had a lot of fun recording this episode!!! The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on August 4th! Make sure to read Chapter V of Return of the King 

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Jul 23 2019

3hr 13mins

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Rank #15: Episode #5 - A Short Cut to Mushrooms

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Ez has an actual encounter with a Black Rider! It's dark and rainy as we discuss Chapter IV of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. Pippin, Frodo, and Sam take a shortcut and end up running into someone from Frodo's past. The Bywater Post is still flooded with mail. We love it and we share it! Join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on March 11th! Make sure to read Chapter V, A Conspiracy Unmasked. We'll see you in a fortnight! Keep your eyes peeled for a special surprise coming soon. You won't want to miss it! If you can't wait then head over to Patreon.com and listen to The Appendices - Chapter 2 for a silly teaser :) 

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Wandering Wizards - Ezra explores the world of the Istari and the lore of the wizards

Middle-Earth SmackDown – Who would win? Character vs Character!

Feb 25 2018

2hr 29mins

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Rank #16: Episode #49 - The Choices of Master Samwise

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Choices! How do we know which one is the right choice?!!! Sam struggles to answer that question and more in chapter XXI of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on April 28th! Make sure to read Chapter X of Book 4 or Chapter XXI of The Two Towers.

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

May 07 2019

2hr 23mins

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Rank #17: Episode #36 - Flotsam and Jetsam

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The Flooding of Isengard! Merry and Pippin show off their story-telling skills in chapter IX of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on December 9th! Make sure to read Chapter X

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Dec 02 2018

2hr 14mins

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Rank #18: Episode #58 - The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

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"I am no man"!!! The Witch-King has met his match!!! The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on September 1st! Make sure to read Chapter VII of Return of the King 

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Aug 19 2019

3hr 17mins

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Rank #19: Episode #35 - The Road to Isengard

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Old Toby! We head to Isengard with Gandalf & company in chapter VIII of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

The reread will continue on December 2nd! Make sure to read Chapter IX

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Nov 24 2018

2hr 17mins

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Rank #20: Episode #48 - Shelob's Lair

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Shelob!!! Will Frodo and Sam survive Shelob's Lair in chapter XX of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those on the podcast! You can also leave us a voicemail by calling: (740) 422-9395 [3 min max]. Feel free to ask us a question, read a chapter summary, sing a song, or tell your story! Join the group discussion at https://www.facebook.com/uptalkintolkien

If you'd like to send us something please address it to: 

The ShireP.O. Box 96Amanda, OH 43102

The reread will continue on April 28th! Make sure to read Chapter X of Book 4 or Chapter XXI of The Two Towers.

If you'd like to support the show and get access to additional Middle Earth content then hit us up at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uptalkintolkien

Patreon exclusive podcast series include: 

There and Back Again – Lane’s travelog for New Zealand traveling LOTR fans

Peekin’ in the PalantirPredictions about the show/future of middle earth

Hobbit's Guide to Middle Earth – Middle Earth history discussions

Apr 23 2019

1hr 51mins

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