There And Back Again
By Point North Media
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In this series, story expert Alastair Stephens guides you through the pages of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
||CleanThere And Back Again 41: The Golden Hall||In this session, we discuss the healing of the king of Rohan in book three, chapter five of The Lord Of The Rings!||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 40: Wise Fool||In this session, we discuss the upcoming Amazon TV adaptation of Tolkien's world, then conclude our discussion of book three, chapter five of The Lord Of The Rings!||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 39: Fire And Deep Water||In this session, we share the tale of the entwives and are reunited with Gandalf in book three, chapters four and five of The Lord Of The Rings!||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 38: Treebeard And Beardtree||In this session, we meet Treebeard and delve into the history of the ents in book three, chapter four of The Lord Of The Rings!||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 37: Merry And Pippin’s Excellent Adventure||In this session, we return to the hobbits and meet the Uruk-hai in book three, chapter three of The Lord Of The Rings!||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 36: Farewell To Boromir||In this session, we send Boromir off into the Anduin and meet the Riders of Rohan in the first two chapters of book three of The Lord Of The Rings!||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 35: Two Roads Diverge||In this session, we delve deep into the final temptation of Boromir, and discuss Frodo's choice at the end of the Fellowship of the Ring.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 34: The Breaking Of The Fellowship||In this session, we conclude The Fellowship of the Ring and witness the end of the Fellowship in chapters 9 & 10 of Book 2 of The Lord Of The Rings.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 33: All Shall Love Me And Despair||In this session, we discuss The Fellowship Of The Ring, Book 2, Chapters 7 & 8: The Mirror of Galadriel & Farewell to Lórien!||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 32: The Heart Of Elvendom||In this session, we escape the shadow of Moria and cross the Nimrodel into Lothlórien in book two, chapter six of The Lord of the Rings!||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 31: You Cannot Pass||In this session, we face Durin's Bane and fly from Moria in book two, chapter five of The Lord of the Rings!||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 30: The Watcher In The Water||In this session, we confront Caradhras and venture into Moria in chapters three and four of book two of The Lord of the Rings!||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 29: Nine Vs. Nine||In this session, we make a valiant effort to leave Rivendell and make it to Caradhras in Book 2, Chapter 3 of The Lord of the Rings!||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 28: Small, But Great In Mischief||In this session, we complete our discussion of the Council of Elrond in Book 2, Chapter 2 of The Lord of the Rings!||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 27: Isildur’s Bane||In this session, we try valiantly to make it through the Council of Elrond, and fall just a little short of our goal.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 26: In The House Of Elrond||In this session, we catch our breath in Rivendell and discuss a remarkable poetic achievement in book two, chapter one of The Lord of the Rings!||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 25: There My Heart Is||In this session, we race from Weathertop to the Ford of Bruinen, meeting Glorfindel and facing down black riders in chapter twelve of The Lord of the Rings!||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 24: Lights On Weathertop||In this session, we depart from Bree, confront the black riders on Weathertop, and hear the tale of Beren and Luthien!||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 23: Not All Who Wander Are Lost||In this session, we arrive in Bree, spend some time at the Prancing Pony, and meet the man they call Strider!||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 22: Tom Bombadil||In this session, we discuss the importance of blue jackets and yellow boots, and journey with the hobbits through the Barrow-Downs!||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again Bonus: Listener Q&A||In this bonus episode, I delve into the listener mailbag to answer questions on Gandalf, the origin of dwarves and orcs, and the protection of the Shire.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 21: Beyond The Shire||This week, we cover chapter five and six of The Fellowship of the Ring, and discuss Buckland, Sam's heroism, and the nature of the Old Forest.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 20: Short Cuts, Long Delays||This week, we cover chapter four of The Fellowship of the Ring, and discuss Sam's first encounter with elves, short cuts and beer, and the goodness of Farmer Maggot.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 19: Black Riders||This week, we cover chapter three of The Fellowship of the Ring, and discuss hobbit-style urgency, leaving Bag End, encounters with Black Riders, and elves, sir! Elves!||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 18: Chance And Choice||This week, we cover the second half of the second chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring, and discuss Frodo's choice, the location of the Three Rings, and Sam Gamgee!||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 17: Shadow And Sam||This week, we cover the first half of the second chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring, and discuss what Gandalf knew and when, the history of the ring, and the darkening world.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 16: A Long-Expected Party||This week, we begin The Fellowship Of The Ring, and discuss hobbit culture, the influence of the ring, and how much Gandalf really knows.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 15: The Long Road||This week, we open The Lord of the Rings and discuss the prefatory material, including Tolkien's discussion of allegory and applicability.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 14: A Chance-Meeting||This we look back on The Hobbit and catch our breath before moving into The Lord Of The Rings next week!||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 13: The Kindly West||This week, we conclude The Hobbit as Bilbo bids farewell to Thorin and the dwarves, and returns home from the Mountain to the Hill.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 12: Burglar Baggins||The clouds gather as we approach the end of The Hobbit, and the Battle of Five Armies.||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 11: Hall And Home||This week, the narrative takes a turn as Bilbo burgles the Arkenstone, and Smaug meets his watery doom.||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 10: Beneath The Lonely Mountain||This week, we battle illness and technical inconvenience as Bilbo arrives at the Lonely Mountain, and finally meets Smaug.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 9: The Return Of A King||This week, Bilbo rescues the dwarves from the halls of the Wood Elf King, and the company arrives in Laketown in the ninth and tenth chapters of The Hobbit!||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 8: Magic And Mirkwood||This week, Bilbo ventures into Mirkwood and becomes a hero in the eighth chapter of The Hobbit!||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 7: The Other Side||This week, Bilbo meets Beorn in the seventh chapter of The Hobbit!||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 6: The West And The Wild||This week, Bilbo emerges from the Misty Mountain and moves into the Wild in the sixth chapter of The Hobbit!||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 5: Riddles And Ring||This week, Bilbo meets Gollum and finds a curious magical ring in the fifth chapter of The Hobbit!||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 4: Elves and Goblins||This week, Bilbo reaches Rivendell and delves beneath the Misty Mountains in the third and fourth chapters of The Hobbit!||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 3: Trolls And Stone||This week, Bilbo begins his adventure and runs right into trolls in the second chapter of The Hobbit!||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 2: Confusticated And Bebothered||This week, we meet out hero, our wizard, and many, many dwarves. Welcome to the first chapter of The Hobbit!||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again 1: On Fairy Stories||This week, we begin our journey through the works of JRR Tolkien by looking at his manifesto for fantasy literature, On Fairy Stories!||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere And Back Again: Introduction||In 2017, we're going on a grand adventure through the pages of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings!||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Grateful for every minute!
LOTR is beloved to me and my family. And in truth, I'd listen to Alastair read the phone book, but the opportunity to hear him speak so eloquently and generously about everything Tolkien? Pure podcast perfection.
Alastair is a true delight.
Storywonk podcasts are gems of the podcast universe and Back Again is no exception. This show is crafted with love. If you are a life long Tolkien fan or you're new to the series, this is a must listen. Delightful, insightful and funny. Plus you get to hear a nice Scottish accent in your ears and who doesn't enjoy that?
If you love stories, you will love this podcast.