This week takes us through Kate’s favorite fandom: the Legendarium of Middle-earth and the guy who wrote it: J.R Tolkien. They talk about the fantasy genre he reinvigorated, religion, the themes of his work and even how he became beloved by the counter-culture. So sit back, smoke some pipeweed, and check out how why Tolkien matters with some Middle-earth fans.
Kate is a Chicana, podcaster, pop culture scholar, and mutant. With But Why Tho? She, along with Matt, Adrian use their love and knowledge of popular culture to talk from their hearts about why the things they love matter beyond fandoms on ButWhyTho? Podcast.