Window on the West - Exploring Lord of the Rings and Tolkien

Window on the West - Exploring Lord of the Rings and Tolkien

Latest Episodes

Sub-creation is Art, Not Power – with Austin Freeman, author of Tolkien Dogmatics
March 21, 2023

Join us for a deep discussion with Austin Freeman, author of "Tolkien Dogmatics", where we talk about Tolkien's theology, Tolkien's approach to criticism, what sub-creation IS, and more!

Why Tolkien is Great – with John Carswell from The Tolkien Road
March 14, 2023

John Carswell has been podcasting Tolkien for 8 years (and written 2 books!), but he's still on a Tolkien Road to discover more depth and meaning in his works.

They Don’t Understand Tolkien – with John Trent from Bounding into Comics
March 07, 2023

Bounding into Comics reports on culture and geek news, but doesn't ever hesitate to call out the hypocrisy, double-standards, and cronyism seen in those coastal, gilded, navel-gazing circles. Jonathan and Michael talk with John about Tolkien - past, pres

Middle-earth’s Rambo | Of the Fifth Battle | #29
February 28, 2023

Tolkien holds nothing back when the races of Middle-earth decide to take on Morgoth. There's treachery, gore, rage, victory, defeat--pretty much what Game of Thrones tried to be.

Morgoth’s Kaiju-Wolf | Of Beren and Luthien Part 3 | #28
February 21, 2023

eren and Luthien's tale isn't just a love story, it's the apex of events that sets the rest of the history of Middle-earth into motion.

10 Ways The Lord of the Rings has aged POORLY?!
February 14, 2023

We TEAR APART this article that claims Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has problems that need to be corrected for "modern audiences".

Middle-earth’s Real Power Couple| Of Beren and Luthien Part 2 | #27
February 07, 2023

The story of Beren and Luthien takes a dark turn with death and cruelty, but also reveals a more fairy tale side with all the shape-shifting, magic, and a talking dog!

Tolkien’s Real Alpha Male| Of Beren and Luthien Part 1 | #26
January 31, 2023

The story of Beren and Luthien is the beating heart of Tolkien's entire Middle-earth. It's one of the first two stories he wrote (while serving in World War 1), and was directly inspired by moments he spent with his not-yet-wife, Edith.

Tolkien’s Greatest Joy | Of Beren and Luthien Intro | Episode 25
January 24, 2023

Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures...

Sauron’s Great Entrance | The Ruin of Beleriand | Episode 24
January 17, 2023

Sauron makes his big entrance into Middle-earth in this chapter, and does some serious damage to the elves and men. But Morgoth still seems to underestimate his foes.