This podcast features a literature circle discussion between Alexander Fryer, Shelly Fryer, and Wesley Fryer about J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” Reasons for loving the book and movie series are explored, noteable characteristics and lessons learned from major characters are discussed, and favorite scenes from the movies and the books are shared. This podcast concludes with a remix of various movie lines, including a memorable monolog by Gandalf the Grey in the mines of Moria, as he speaks to Frodo about the history of the ring and his destiny as the ringbearer.

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  1. “J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)” (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  2. Praetorian Guard (WikiPedia entry)
  3. taking the hobbits to isengard (YouTube video)
  4. “VeggieTales – Lord of the Beans”

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One Response to Podcast157: Lord of the Rings Literature Circle

  1. George Somers says:

    LOTR fans should also check out the Secrets of the LOTR podcast at, which also talks about the new LOTR online game.

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