This episode we round off our three part look at Magic in Middle Earth with a look at how Magic is used in Middle Earth. The different types of magic, how it differs from Valar to Elf to Man to Dwarves and how knowledge and natural power play their own important roles.
We look perhaps one of the most important issues of magic in Tolkien, expendable power, using your own natural power dominate and corrupt the nature of something else. Usually an evil act, but not always…
This weeks show takes a look at the established and growing trend of designer drugs, both legal pharmaceuticals and illegal highs. What are the legal, societal and political issues that we face when dealing with this trend in our societies.
The problems with trying to outlaws them, the issues with rapid addiction and the possible of home made drugs.
From their birth mid way through last century to their shift from the laboratory to peoples bathrooms and barns.
Also our soap box looks at the worlds reaction to Edward Snowden and how countries that show support for him and contempt for the USA still dont offer him asylum.
And this weeks Legend or Loser, Wimbledon Winner Andy Murray!
Topic: Fantasy and Sci-fi in society and academia. Why these genres of books and movies are not taken seriously by either society of academia, Why they are passed over for prizes and awards to other, frankly, more boring works. And is the public perception of them changing with the like of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones?
Soap Box: Is a rebuttal and reply to several listener comments from the last few shows, featuring several comments from here at WordPress, topics cover, GMO’s, Globilization and media.