Tolkien Begins

Tolkien Begins

Thanks, Patrons! We have unlocked the year of J. R. R. Tolkien, and this episode begins it all with our heroes discussing the baggage that they bring to Tolkien, and Brandon providing some much-needed context to Tolkien’s life and work (if you can imagine that). You’ll hear about Tolkien’s wife dancing for him in a forest, the difference between philology and linguistics, Tolkien’s experience of World War I, and so much, much more. And The Hobbit is coming next week. Enjoy!

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Nathan Alberson is co-founder and creative director of Warhorn Media. He produces and appears on many podcasts—including The Bookening, Sound of Sanity, Sanity at the Movies, and The Ville. He is married to the incandescent Meredith.


Jake is the CEO of Warhorn Media and the discipleship pastor of Clearnote Church. He also teaches at Clearnote Pastors College.


Brandon Chasteen has a Phd. Abd of English literature, although now he works in land and oil. He's a down-home-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory. He podcasts for The Bookening.

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