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Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor

January 7, 2020

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we learn more about Fëanor and his family drama, and set the stage for some of Melkor's most evil acts.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 12: She died

Speak Friend and Enter Part 12: She died

December 24, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the mysterious Rangers of Eriador, Pippin's reveal of Frodo's real name in the Prancing Pony, and Aragorn's favorite depressing bedtime story, the Lay of Luthien.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

December 10, 2019

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss the fifth chapter of the Silmarillion, and learn about the lives of the elves in and around Valinor, and some of the major players whose adventures we'll be discussing for the rest of the book.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 11: Strange folk abroad

Speak Friend and Enter Part 11: Strange folk abroad

November 26, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the major imports and exports of the village of Bree, as well as a brief history of Aragorn's entire bonkers life.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Thingol and Melian

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Thingol and Melian

November 12, 2019

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss the fourth chapter of the Silmarillion, and learn about the leaders of one of the most powerful kingdoms of Middle-Earth's elder days, and how falling in love at first sight can seriously sidetrack your plans.

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Speak Friend and Enter Part 10: A merry fellow

Speak Friend and Enter Part 10: A merry fellow

October 29, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the oddities of Gandalf's confrontation with Saruman, the origins of Frodo's spidey-sense, and everything you ever wanted to know about Tom Bombadil (but were afraid to ask).

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the coming of the elves and the captivity of Melkor

October 15, 2019

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss the third chapter of the Silmarillion, and learn of Melkor's defeat at the hands of the Valar, and of the elves' abiding love for two things: categorization, and giving everything multiple names.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 9: They are not all accounted for

Speak Friend and Enter Part 9: They are not all accounted for

October 1, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the whereabouts of the lost seeing-stones and the details of Gandalf's imprisonment by Saruman.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Q&A

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Q&A

September 17, 2019

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, Audrey turns the tables on Leah and asks her to clarify some parts of previous Deep Lore episodes, and gets her mind blown with news of the upcoming Amazon Tolkien series.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 8: Saruman the White

Speak Friend and Enter Part 8: Saruman the White

September 3, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the pre-visualization process of filming Lord of the Rings, and the story behind Saruman's general dickishness.

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