Episode 75: The Fish Tolkien Podcast

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Five, The Window on the West.

Characters:

  • Frodo – a tricksy hobbit
  • Faramir – a tricksy human
  • Smeagollum – a tricksy guide
  • Sam – a hobbit who just wants to do a murder, but isn’t tricksy enough
  • Anborn – probably dies after this chapter

 

In the same map as the last couple weeks we are at Henneth Annûn, this week! (Yes, I just copy and pasted this from last week because the group hasn’t moved)

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Episode 74: Tolkien Gets to Flex

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Five, The Window on the West.

Characters:

  • Frodo – a hobbit with a secret
  • Faramir – a man who wants to know the secret
  • Sam – just blurts out the secret
  • Mablung and Damrod – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are there

 

In the same map as the last couple weeks we are at Henneth Annûn, this week!

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Episode 73: Frodo’s Twilight Moment

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Four, Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Nap-master
  • Sam – Chef
  • Smeagollum – Sous Chef
  • Faramir – Captain of Gondor
  • Mablung and Damrod – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

In the same map as the last two weeks you can see how the Frodo/Sam journey line goes off to the side of Mordor and enters an area with trees. That’s where we are in this chapter!

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Episode 72: Lubricate the Ol’ Pipe

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Three, The Black Gate is Closed.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Has to get into Mordor
  • Sam – Will follow Frodo anywhere
  • Smeagollum – super doesn’t want to go to Mordor

Here is a link to the same map as last week, continuing the trios journey across the Dead Marshes to the Black Gate

The Frodo and Sam comic we discuss

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Episode 71: Fish and Subjugation

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Two, The Passage of the Marshes.

Characters:

  • Frodo- The Master of Smeagol
  • Sam – The One Who Does not Trust Smeagol
  • Gollum/Smeagol – is Smeagol

Here is a link to the same map as last week, continuing the trios journey across the Dead Marshes to the Black Gate

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Episode 70: Gollum-Off Round One

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter One, The Taming of Smeagol.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Yay! Back to our Ringbearer!
  • Sam – Yay! And his stalwart gardener!
  • Gollum/Smeagol – …he’s here too. Making more pit pats!
  • Maybe a black rider?

Here you can see a map of Frodo and Sam’s journey from the Breaking of the Fellowship to where they made their way through the Emyn Muil and met up with Gollum, moving toward the Dead Marshes and ultimately Mordor

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Episode 69: One Does Not Ride Shadowfax, He Rides You

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Eleven of the Two Towers, The Palantir

Characters

  • Pippin – a hobbit who makes a bad choice and it gives him exactly what he wanted
  • Merry – a hobbit who really, really just wants to sleep
  • Gandalf – Wizard with answers!
  • Aragorn – a man who has, maybe, just MAYBE, made a decision?
  • Théoden – King of Rohan

 

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Episode 68: Enter Through the Door, Exit Through the Roof

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Ten of the Two Towers, The Voice of Saruman

Characters

  • Gandalf – OUR Wizard
  • Saruman – That OTHER Wizard. Has a seductive voice. 
  • Merry/Pippin – The best gate keepers there ever were. 
  • Aragorn/Legolas/Gimli – the hunters, just being there, representing the three races of Middle Earth (even though there are more)
  • Treebeard – In charge of Isengard
  • Théoden – King of Rohan
  • Éomer – Théoden’s nephew and heir.
  • Grima Wormtongue – a man with terrible aim

No maps this week as all the action takes place within Isengard. Once again. Two chapters in a row with no walking. Weird.

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Episode 67: Just-in-Case-Pipe!

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Nine of the Two Towers, Flotsam and Jetsam

Characters

  • Merry and Pippin – hobbit friends, provide food, and tell a story
  • Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli – the hunters find their quarry, and listen to a story
  • Saruman – The Mean Wizard
  • Gandalf – The Nice Wizard
  • Treebeard – Ent, the one with the plan
  • Quickbeam – Ent who ALMOST strangles the Tree-Killer
  • Grima Wormtongue – a douchenozel

No maps this week as all the action takes place within Isengard. No traveling at all. They don’t even really move around within Isengard.

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Episode 66 – Yay Friendship!

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter IX, The Road to Isengard

Characters

  • Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas – the Three Hunters, reaching the end of their hunt
  • Gandalf – mysterious yet powerful wizard
  • Théoden – King of Rohan
  • Éomer – Théoden’s nephew and heir
  • Háma – no longer able to run for President.
  • Treebeard – and Ent!
  • Quickbeam – another Ent!
  • Merry and Pippin – the Hobbits we’ve been searching for!

Maps

Check out the map here to see how Fangorn Forest relates to the River Isen and Isengard and get an idea of how far the trees traveled.

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