#40—“The Palantír”

 
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By Richard Hronek, Christopher Stohs, Nathan Germain, and Matthew Boutilier. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We close Book Three with apocalyptic visions through a crystal ball. (Or is it an orb?) We discuss addiction to technology—or perhaps to possessing greater and greater knowledge. Host Nathan tells us more about the hawthorn plant than a palantír ever could.

The Tolkien Heads once again have smartphones on the chopping block, as we examine the close connection between how they work with the palantír we encounter in this chapter—even though the word “palantír” bears a striking etymological resemblance to a different English word …

RANDOM-ASS THEME: Doggy day care

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