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We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!


It's all kicking off as we enter the last part of our coverage of The Hobbit. Clue's in the name: there are armies involved. More than 4 of them. But we have much more than simple hackin' slashin' magickin': we've got some surprising lessons for life, some great characterisation, and our (new) traditional review of the reviews, where we find out who loved it, who hated it, and why. As ever, get in touch with your thoughts via sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or on Twitter via @sharkliveroil.

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Part 2 of 3. This time we're going from Beorn's pad on the edge of Mirkwood aaaall the way to Smaug's cave of unimaginable pain, misery and wealth up in the Lonely Mountain. Get ready for drunken elves, useless fat dwarves and town planners who build fire-breathing-dragon-threatened-towns out of wood.

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We're taking on JRR Tolkien's classic (the short one). Get ready to hear about smug wizards, cheery elves, combat-ineffective dwarves, Hertfordshire loving hobbits and, of course, the master of disaster, Gollum. We'll be travelling from Bilbo's dope crib in Hobbinton all the way to the Eagles's classy digs in the mountains as we follow the source material for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As ever, send any comments to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com

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