I have read the Hobbit many dozens of times, but have never made it all the way through the Lord of the Rings books despite loving the films. I wanted to read through the Silmarillion first before going all the way through the Lord of the Rings, and I knew how dense it was, so I was looking for a podcast to break down every chapter as I went through. This. Podcast. Delivers!! John and Greta are a joy to listen to. They're really funny, laid back, and do a wonderful job of keeping the names straight, breaking down what's really happening, and also of bringing in other aspects of Tolkien's works like Leaf By Niggle and Mythopoeia that I never would have read otherwise. If you want some fantastic companions to accompany you during your journey through the works of Tolkien, look no further! One of my favorite podcasts ever.