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May 1, 2015

Welcome to the 17th episode of The Tolkien Road podcast (formerly known as Talking Tolkien).

On this episode, John & Greta continue their chapter-by-chapter walkthrough of The Silmarillion with Chapter 8, Of the Darkening of Valinor, wherein Melkor and the giant spider Ungoliant throw the Blessed Realm into overwhelming darkness. Sounds like a fun-packed family adventure, eh?

Come get lost in Middle-earth and explore the history and background of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Talking Tolkien is the podcast of the website You can learn more by following @tolkienwisdom on Twitter and following on Facebook at