Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.

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Episode 71: Lesser-trod Histories 4 - Ælfwine

Come sail away, COME SAIL AWAY, come sail away with us(!) to Episode 71 of Athrabeth, as we continue our Lesser-trod Histories series with a discussion of the framing ...

Episode 70: Lesser-trod Histories 3 - The Music of the Ainur

Our Lesser-trod Histories series continues in episode 70 with a discussion of The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1, Chapter 2 “The Music of the Ainur”. We compare similariti...

Episode 69: A Lesser-Trod Interview with Fornad of ArdaCraft

This month, Jude and Stef chat with Fornad, the founder and administrator of ArdaCraft - the biggest recreation of Middle-earth in Minecraft (and anywhere). Fornad tel...

Episode 68: Lesser-trod Histories 2 - The Cottage of Lost Play

“And so here we builded of good magic this Cottage of Lost Play: and here old tales, old songs, and elfin music are treasured and rehearsed.” Lesser-trod Histories co...

Episode 67: Lesser-trod Histories 1

This month Athrabeth is proud to announce a new, ongoing series: Lesser-trod Histories! We’ll be exploring the 12 volumes of The History of Middle-earth, picking topic...

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