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Talking Tolkien - The Extra Curricular

Jonathan Cox, Katie Sabo, and Chase Smith

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Talking Tolkien - The Extra Curricular

Jonathan Cox, Katie Sabo, and Chase Smith

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Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!

Latest Episodes

Here at the End of All Things

I am glad that you're here with us, listeners, here at the end of all things. Join Katie and Jonathan as we discuss what it means to have read the Silmarillion, the Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings—what we've discovered that we never noticed before, how our understanding of the books has changed, and how our lives have changed, as well.

51 MIN2016 NOV 10
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Here at the End of All Things

RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King

We finally watch the last movie in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and Katie and Jonathan have a lot to talk about. The movie makes a lot of changes—some good, some bad, and some just for the sake of movie magic.

77 MIN2016 NOV 3
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RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King

RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship

The final chapter of the Lord of the Rings has been read and Jonathan, Katie and Chase have completed what they set out to do. They follow Frodo and Sam as they rebuild the Shire after the events of the pervious chapter and tie up the loose ends. But not all hurts can be fully healed and not all tears are evil. This is the final chapter episode of Talking Tolkien.

70 MIN2016 OCT 13
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RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship

RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home

growing in the Shire. You can find more episodes on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Also, please check out our Patreon page.

78 MIN2016 OCT 6
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RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home

RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree

The hobbits and Gandalf continue on towards the Shire. However, they have to make a stop in the village of Bree to talk with a certain owner of a certain Pony themed inn. Jonathan, Katie and Chase discuss these events along with chance meetings with celebrities and the economy of pipe growing in the Shire.

49 MIN2016 SEP 29
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RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree

RotK Part 16: Concerning Retracing Steps

The end of the Fellowship has finally arrived. The day all dread is here and it takes the form of marching back through Rohan, Isengard and eventually arriving in In Rivendale. Jonathan, Katie and Chase Talk about this bitter sweet time and the nature of Bilbo's mind and its connection to the Ring.

80 MIN2016 SEP 22
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RotK Part 16: Concerning Retracing Steps

RotK Part 15: Concerning A New Age of Man

The king is returning to Minas Tirith with the Fellowship of the Ring in tow. Meanwhile, two people still in

84 MIN2016 SEP 15
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RotK Part 15: Concerning A New Age of Man

RotK Part 14: Concerning The Notion That It Was A Dream

And like that, the dark lord of Mordor, Sauron, was gone from Middle-Earth. The Fourth Age has dawned, and our heroes get some well earned rest, but much awaits the Fellowship of the Ring in this new world without war. Jonathan, Katie and Chase discuss this new future along with their week in the real world.

55 MIN2016 SEP 8
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RotK Part 14: Concerning The Notion That It Was A Dream

RotK Part 13: Concerning A Real Hero of Middle-Earth

Sam and Frodo reach the slopes of Mount Doom, bur Frodo is far too weak to climb the volcano. The Ring is too much of a burden on his mind. What is Sam to do other than pull Frodo to the top and becoming the real hero of Middle-Earth. Katie and Chase discuss these events along with a Bork Dog and Chase's first day in culinary school.

69 MIN2016 SEP 1
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RotK Part 13: Concerning A Real Hero of Middle-Earth

RotK Part 12: Concerning a Living Mordor

This week, Sam and Frodo trudge through the land of darkness towards Mount Doom. However, they and Jonathan, Katie and Chase make some revelations about the land of Mordor along the way. This includes water and plant life. What other secrets could be hiding in the deep recesses of this land? We will just have to find out.

50 MIN2016 AUG 25
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RotK Part 12: Concerning a Living Mordor

Latest Episodes

Here at the End of All Things

I am glad that you're here with us, listeners, here at the end of all things. Join Katie and Jonathan as we discuss what it means to have read the Silmarillion, the Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings—what we've discovered that we never noticed before, how our understanding of the books has changed, and how our lives have changed, as well.

51 MIN2016 NOV 10
Comments
Here at the End of All Things

RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King

We finally watch the last movie in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and Katie and Jonathan have a lot to talk about. The movie makes a lot of changes—some good, some bad, and some just for the sake of movie magic.

77 MIN2016 NOV 3
Comments
RotK Part 20: Concerning a Return of a King

RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship

The final chapter of the Lord of the Rings has been read and Jonathan, Katie and Chase have completed what they set out to do. They follow Frodo and Sam as they rebuild the Shire after the events of the pervious chapter and tie up the loose ends. But not all hurts can be fully healed and not all tears are evil. This is the final chapter episode of Talking Tolkien.

70 MIN2016 OCT 13
Comments
RotK Part 19: Concerning The Final Hours of the Fellowship

RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home

growing in the Shire. You can find more episodes on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Also, please check out our Patreon page.

78 MIN2016 OCT 6
Comments
RotK Part 18: Concerning Never Really Returning Home

RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree

The hobbits and Gandalf continue on towards the Shire. However, they have to make a stop in the village of Bree to talk with a certain owner of a certain Pony themed inn. Jonathan, Katie and Chase discuss these events along with chance meetings with celebrities and the economy of pipe growing in the Shire.

49 MIN2016 SEP 29
Comments
RotK Part 17: Concerning Another Night in Bree

RotK Part 16: Concerning Retracing Steps

The end of the Fellowship has finally arrived. The day all dread is here and it takes the form of marching back through Rohan, Isengard and eventually arriving in In Rivendale. Jonathan, Katie and Chase Talk about this bitter sweet time and the nature of Bilbo's mind and its connection to the Ring.

80 MIN2016 SEP 22
Comments
RotK Part 16: Concerning Retracing Steps

RotK Part 15: Concerning A New Age of Man

The king is returning to Minas Tirith with the Fellowship of the Ring in tow. Meanwhile, two people still in

84 MIN2016 SEP 15
Comments
RotK Part 15: Concerning A New Age of Man

RotK Part 14: Concerning The Notion That It Was A Dream

And like that, the dark lord of Mordor, Sauron, was gone from Middle-Earth. The Fourth Age has dawned, and our heroes get some well earned rest, but much awaits the Fellowship of the Ring in this new world without war. Jonathan, Katie and Chase discuss this new future along with their week in the real world.

55 MIN2016 SEP 8
Comments
RotK Part 14: Concerning The Notion That It Was A Dream

RotK Part 13: Concerning A Real Hero of Middle-Earth

Sam and Frodo reach the slopes of Mount Doom, bur Frodo is far too weak to climb the volcano. The Ring is too much of a burden on his mind. What is Sam to do other than pull Frodo to the top and becoming the real hero of Middle-Earth. Katie and Chase discuss these events along with a Bork Dog and Chase's first day in culinary school.

69 MIN2016 SEP 1
Comments
RotK Part 13: Concerning A Real Hero of Middle-Earth

RotK Part 12: Concerning a Living Mordor

This week, Sam and Frodo trudge through the land of darkness towards Mount Doom. However, they and Jonathan, Katie and Chase make some revelations about the land of Mordor along the way. This includes water and plant life. What other secrets could be hiding in the deep recesses of this land? We will just have to find out.

50 MIN2016 AUG 25
Comments
RotK Part 12: Concerning a Living Mordor