In this episode following on from the ring of Isenguard and the Tower of Orthanc we are taking a look at the Statues of the Argonath. The twin statues guarding the ancient norther boundary of the kingdom of Gondor.
Who built them, when, why, how and how do they compare to modern marvels in our world?
Obviously inspired by the famous list of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient world, ours differs only in that we are only counting those monuments that are still surviving as of the events in The Lord of the Rings.
At number 7 on our list is the ring of isengard and the tower of Orthanc. Listen to the episode to find out why this monument to the craft of the Numenorians comes in at numbers seven.
Its one of the questions brought up my new readers of Tolien or those turned off from Fantasy because they think it childish or naive to read about magic and fantasy worlds.
In this first of the three part episode we list several of the examples of magic shown in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. From the surprisingly few examples in the Hobbit, To the more obvious, but also more abstract magic shown in The Lord of the Rings.
IN the next two episodes we will be taking a deeper look into exactly what magic is in Tolkiens world and how it differs to most modern concepts of magic.
This weeks post/episode takes a look at the always controversial topic of the justice system. With a massive prison population an a never ending war on drugs adding to the issue every day, soon 1 out of every 100 men in america will be in prison at some point in their life.
Is prison to answer to all the crimes we use it for, does a white collar money launderer deserve to be in the same place as rapists and murderers?
Does sating the need for revenge trump our social responsibility to people who quite often are a victim of circumstance?