Lord of the Rings Lorecast

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From the creation of the world to what happened after the destruction of the One Ring, this podcast explains all of the lore, characters, history, and mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien's amazingly deep and complex world one topic at a time. It's like the best college course you could ever take with a professor who loves Middle Earth and adds in some mind-blowing concepts along the way. Whether you're new to the fandom or someone interested in brushing up on the details and expanding your perspective, this is the perfect Tolkien podcast for you. This is part of the Robots Radio network and is brought to you by the host of other hit lore shows including the Fallout Lorecast, Elder Scrolls Lorecast, Witcher Lorecast, and Cyberpunk Lorecast. For business inquiries or advertising please contact robotsnetwork@gmail.com. This podcast is supported by our patrons at patron.com/lotrlorecast.com.


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31. Beren and Luthien Part 4: The Prisons of Luthien
1866

With the fear of Beren being captured, Luthien vows to aid him but must avoid multiple capture attempts herself.

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Sep 26, 2022
30: Beren and Luthien Part 3: Finrod's Oath
1885

Beren heads to the only place he knows he might find a friend - Finrod in Nargathrond, who is now swept into the doom of the Noldor.

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Sep 19, 2022
29. Beren and Luthien Part 2: Beren's Doom
2147

Beren & Luthien finally meet, but King Thingol is not happy about it. So he devises are sinister solution...

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Sep 12, 2022
28. Beren and Luthien Part 1: A Chance Meeting
1913

Barahir's men defy Sauron until tragedy strikes and Beren must go on.

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Sep 05, 2022
27. War Stories & Horrors
1911

We've discussed much about the Elves and their response to the Battle of Sudden Flame, but what about the men? And what was Sauron's role in this major conflict of the 1st age?

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Aug 29, 2022
26. Fingolfin vs Morgoth
2239

Can Fingolfin take on Morgoth/Melkor? How does one stand up against a God?

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Aug 22, 2022
25. The Battle of Sudden Flame, The Dagor Bragollach
1965

Morgoth strikes back with fire, a dragon, balrogs, and a host of orcs as far as the eye can see.

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Aug 15, 2022
24. The First Men Arrive in Beleriand
2093

Finrod Felegund discovers the first group of Men to arrive in Beleriand.

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Aug 08, 2022
23. The Tragedy of The White Lady of the Noldor
2088

The story of Aredhel, the White Lady of the Noldor, is a fairy tale all on its own and sets up future events in Gondolin.

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Aug 01, 2022
22. The Hidden Things of the Noldor
2097

Turgon and Finrod finalize the creation of the hidden cities of Gondolin & Nargothrond, and Melian seeks the knowledge Galadrial hides from her.

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Jul 25, 2022
21. The Father of Dragons
2068

Glaurung, the first of all dragons, issues forth from Angband to break the siege, but is he ready yet? Also, let's talk about the origin of Dragons in Tolkien's mythology.

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Jul 18, 2022
20. Caves, Towers, and Battle
1810

Finrod and Turgon found two great hidden cities, and Melkor again tests the might of the Noldor.

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Jul 11, 2022
19. Sneak Peak - Bonus Ep: Valar vs Mythology & The Importance of Grief
1839

I'm on vacation this week, so I've cracked open the Patron bonus episode vault to share with you some insights into the Valar vs Mythological gods.

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Jul 04, 2022
18. A Time of Peace
1985

With Maedros saved, the Noldor decide to explore more of Beleriand, meet King Thingol, and claim new lands for themselves... all while the shadow of Melkor looms.

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Jun 27, 2022
17. The Friendship of Fingon & Maedros
2064

As Fingolfin's host enters Beleriand, the sun rises, flowers bloom, and Melkor attempts to blot out the sun. Fingon searches for Maedros and a way to ease the strife between the groups of Noldor.

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Jun 20, 2022
16. The Awakening of Men
2000

With the first rising of the sun comes the awakening of men in Middle Earth. What were they like? How did they interact with the Elves? Where did they settle? We discuss all of this and more.

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Jun 13, 2022
15. The End of The Years of the Trees
1829

We wrap up the final years of the Trees with the terrible events that befall Feanor's sons, the creation of two very important celestial bodies, and... something else.

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Jun 06, 2022
14. The First Battle of Beleriand
1857

Before the Noldor make it to Beleriand, the Elves there had to deal with the return of Melkor without them. And this sets up the political background of the land the Noldor would settle.

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May 30, 2022
13. The Nature of "Magic"
2020

How does magic actually work in Tolkien's works? Who can use it and how is it different than what we might expect?

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May 23, 2022
12. The Doom of Feanor
1831

Feanor's vow of revenge turns to blood, but not the blood of orcs or Melkor. Feanor and his sons are driven to terrible deeds that will forever change the future of the elves of Middle Earth.

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May 16, 2022
11. The Oath of Feanor
2223

The light of the trees is extinguished, and Feanor's thoughts turn dark as he vows revenge against Melkor.

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May 09, 2022
10. The Power & Wisdom of Galadriel
2140

Feanor might be "officially" the greatest of the elves, but great can be subjective. Let's talk about Galadriel, and why she might give him a run for his money.

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May 01, 2022
9. The Theft of the Silmarils
2126

This episode has it all. Betrayal. Exile. Murder. Theft. Revenge. A Cthulhuesque "god" from the outer darkness ready to help at a moment's notice? Check.

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Apr 25, 2022
8. The Greatest of the Elves: Feanor
1913

We finally get to talk about individual Elves and their stories, so let's begin with the most impressive Elf to have ever lived. Feanor. "The Spirit of Fire."

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Apr 18, 2022
7. The Sundering of the Elves
1954

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different groups of elves? The Elves are welcomed to Valinor, but the journey is not as simple as it seems. Not all decide to go and many splinter off along the way...

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Apr 11, 2022
6. The Creation of the Dwarves
1925

If the Elves and Men are the Children of Iluvatar, then where do the Dwarves come from? And when? What if I told you that the answer is not actually that simple and kind of surprising.

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Apr 04, 2022
5. The Coming of the Elves
2185

The Elves are finally here! But are the Valar ready? And what terrible things does Melkor have in store for them?

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Mar 28, 2022
4. The Most Beautiful Creations of the Valar: The 2 Trees of Valinor
2074

The way Tolkien brings light to his world is extremely unique and highlights the struggle between the powers of good and evil. So what do 2 trees have to do with this? Well, it's very one of the coolest things he created in his mythology.

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Mar 21, 2022
3. All 14 of the Valar
2252

These are the most powerful spirits in Arda, the main powers of the world, and the most important themes in the eyes of Tolkien. Let's explore their roles and how they affect Middle Earth.

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Mar 14, 2022
2. The Beginning of Time
2124

The creation story continues with the introduction of Manwe, Ulmo, and Aule: the Valar who represent the air, water, and land, respectively, and we descend into the world at the beginning of time itself.

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Mar 07, 2022
1. The Creation Story: The Ainulindalë
2955

How did Tolkien's world begin? Here's his creation myth, as told by the Elves, with some very interesting foreshadowing for what this means for the future of the world and how things will play out for both Good and Evil.

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Feb 25, 2022