In which Leif and Gersande react to the second episode of Rings of Power, "Adrift." We're talking orcs, Khazad-dûm, Dissa and Durin, lots of obscure Silmarilliony details about the Maiar (& the Sun and Moon!) as we revisit the timelines of the second and third ages, and more.
In podcast form, my partner Leif Halldór Ásgeirsson and I react to the new television series set in Tolkien's Legendarium. Together, we feel up to the task of assessing where Rings of Power soars as an adaptation, and where it might be falling rather short. (Transcript available!)
This month's #DrinkTeaReadBooks: Silvia Moreno Garcia's Gods of Jade and Shadow, the first three Witcher books, I finally read Frank Herbert's Dune, amongst several others! And a shout-out to Book Rant Podcast for being awesome.
This week, we look at Ryan McMahon's rending podcast about the unsolved murder of Indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay, a "debate" on the existence of "state racism" in France, and end with the extraordinary poem "The Palace" by Kaveh Akbar.
This week, I look at the second novel of the Ciel series by Sophie Labelle, an interview with Julie Michaud, the book Black Writers Matter by Whitney French, the comic The Thread That Binds by Noel Arthur Heimpel, and much more...
This week, a critical video on Elon Musk's "Loop" by donoteat, a brilliant article on Hawaii, tourism, and decolonization by Bani Amor, and a Québecois podcast on depression and anxiety.
This week's biweekly round-up: an interview back in December with Angela Davis, the latest Sandy&Nora podcast episode, ancient Roman history, and more.