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An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien

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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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Latest Episodes

Lots of "Man Flesh" uP in here ;) We are super pumped to be talking about the New Rings of Power Trailer. There is so much to ketchup on ... Blue Wizard Meteor Man, Ent Wives, & Sauron! Lane & Ez take a deep dive down all of the promotional materials... more

7 days ago

Hope you enjoyed the intro ;) and be sure to keep listening for our special segment: Sitting in the Shadows with Strider! We are back from our vacation and happy to share our thoughts on the fellowship of the ring! There's exciting news from the Ring... more

a month ago

We've had quite the adventure the last few weeks! We were excited to watch this film and record this episode! We've had no internet (not even sure if this is going to upload) so we haven't been able to communicate with the Fellowship! We are hoping t... more

2 months ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 717 ratings
  • Shining new light on an old love

    I’ve been a Tolkien fan and LOTR fan all my life. Even before reading the novels, my parents would tell me about hobbits and ents and wizards when we were in nature and wild places. When the first movie came out I was 9 years old, and loved the story and started reading the books a couple years later in middle school. Recently my fiancée and I have been listening to a reading of the books as they have never read them before. Seeing the story fresh with someone has been fantastic and this podcast... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Used to be a great podcast

    Was my favorite podcast for a long time, Lane and Ez were a dynamic duo. Now it just seems like Ez and his wife touting their relationship and hardly talking about anything

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Dead Podcast

    Used to be good, then a month or more would go by between episodes. Really seems like they don’t care anymore.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States10 months ago
  • Downhill

    Started good but has slipped to mostly two friends thinking everyone is listening to their life stories. If that’s for you, have at it.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Great for even casual fans of Tolkien

    This podcast gives great chapter-by-chapter breakdowns of the Lord of the Rings books and the Hobbit! I was always a fan of the movies and was curious about all of the lore of the books but was intimidated by reading them because I thought I’d get lost or lose motivation. Ez and Lane have helped me stay motivated and helped me understand all of the things I’m reading - breaking down the use of language, themes, and lore in each chapter. They even have me laughing at some of the goofy tangents th... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago

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