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Crystal Clear Tolkien was created in 2007 by Lairë (going by Silimë at the time). In 2008, the podcast ceased after five episodes. In 2015, though, Lairë paired up with Marlómorsírë to bring Crystal Clear Tolkien back to the airwaves.

The purpose of Crystal Clear Tolkien to clarify the myths, misconceptions, and muddlings surrounding Tolkien’s Middle-Earth works. Our currently release podcasts cover the topics of Glorfindel, Thranduil, Gildor, and Elven death. Future, already recorded, topics include Tom Bombadil, Balrogs, and Sexual Relativity in Tolkien (where we discuss Elven mating customs). We also have a list of upcoming episodes that we're currently researching and preparing for release. Those podcast episodes cover the Istari, Durin, the dragons of Middle-Earth, Moria, the Rings of Power, Dwarves, what happened to the characters of Lord of the Rings following the completion of the events in the books, and several other topics. And, since we're a podcast that welcomes listener input, new topics sent in by our listeners are always being added.

Lairë has been an avid fan of Tolkien’s work for the last twenty years. She owns duplicate copies of The Silmarillion and The Histories of Middle-Earth. Included in her collection is a much coveted near mint condition first edition of The Road Goes Ever On, A Song Cycle. It is from Lairë’s extensive Tolkien library that all research is done (including some internet crawling to round it all out). Lairë also has written a series of Sindarin lessons that cover the basics of the Sindarin language. In addition to reading and enjoying Tolkien’s work, Lairë has also spent the last eight years indulging in the writing and sharing of fanfiction in Tolkien’s world.

Since the first Lord of the Rings movie premiered, Marlómorsírë has been an avid fan of all Tolkien’s written and theatrical works (with the exception of The Hobbit movie trilogy, which is cringe-worthy on many canonical levels). Marlómorsírë also quickly delved into the world of Tolkien cosplay and archery, garnering local print news attention for dressing up for movie premieres.Originally a fan of Lairë’s fanfiction, Marlómorsírë was slow to join the fanfiction fray but now writes and roleplays alongside Lairë in addition to helping with the Crystal Clear Tolkien podcast. Lairë was also the first to teach Marlómorsírë Sindarin. Quenya is still a challenge. Favorite characters include Daeron, Gwindor, Ingwë, and Eönwë. Favorite books include The Children of Húrin, The Ainulindalë, and The Lays of Beleriand.

Patrons funding will help cover the costs of software, hosting fees, and any additional research materials we need. Right now, we're only able to devote ourselves to four episodes a month, but we'd love to be financially supported well enough to move to six to eight episodes. The funding offered by a patrons will allow for more content to be created, more of Tolkien's world discussed, clarified, and shared.
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Get fast tracked with your questions. Pledging at least $1 per month (recurring) means your questions and topics will be moved to the head of the queue. All patrons are allowed one question/topic per month they pledge, so please keep that in mind!
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Be invited to a twice monthly live Q&A about the show, Tolkien, and us on Google Hangouts! Each month, for your $3 monthly pledge, receive an invitation to join us for a live chat where we will do our best to give you instant gratification! (All $3 level patrons also receive the $1 Reward.)
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Access our podcast episodes two days before they're released to the public! All patrons who pledge $5 per month will have advance access to our podcasts. (All $5 level patrons also receive the $1 Reward and $3 Reward.)
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The Vinyar Tengwar is a publication put out by The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, and the back issues are available for purchase. We would like to add them to our research materials. Every $20 we make will go to purchasing one back issue of the Vinyar Tengwar.
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Crystal Clear Tolkien was created in 2007 by Lairë (going by Silimë at the time). In 2008, the podcast ceased after five episodes. In 2015, though, Lairë paired up with Marlómorsírë to bring Crystal Clear Tolkien back to the airwaves.

The purpose of Crystal Clear Tolkien to clarify the myths, misconceptions, and muddlings surrounding Tolkien’s Middle-Earth works. Our currently release podcasts cover the topics of Glorfindel, Thranduil, Gildor, and Elven death. Future, already recorded, topics include Tom Bombadil, Balrogs, and Sexual Relativity in Tolkien (where we discuss Elven mating customs). We also have a list of upcoming episodes that we're currently researching and preparing for release. Those podcast episodes cover the Istari, Durin, the dragons of Middle-Earth, Moria, the Rings of Power, Dwarves, what happened to the characters of Lord of the Rings following the completion of the events in the books, and several other topics. And, since we're a podcast that welcomes listener input, new topics sent in by our listeners are always being added.

Lairë has been an avid fan of Tolkien’s work for the last twenty years. She owns duplicate copies of The Silmarillion and The Histories of Middle-Earth. Included in her collection is a much coveted near mint condition first edition of The Road Goes Ever On, A Song Cycle. It is from Lairë’s extensive Tolkien library that all research is done (including some internet crawling to round it all out). Lairë also has written a series of Sindarin lessons that cover the basics of the Sindarin language. In addition to reading and enjoying Tolkien’s work, Lairë has also spent the last eight years indulging in the writing and sharing of fanfiction in Tolkien’s world.

Since the first Lord of the Rings movie premiered, Marlómorsírë has been an avid fan of all Tolkien’s written and theatrical works (with the exception of The Hobbit movie trilogy, which is cringe-worthy on many canonical levels). Marlómorsírë also quickly delved into the world of Tolkien cosplay and archery, garnering local print news attention for dressing up for movie premieres.Originally a fan of Lairë’s fanfiction, Marlómorsírë was slow to join the fanfiction fray but now writes and roleplays alongside Lairë in addition to helping with the Crystal Clear Tolkien podcast. Lairë was also the first to teach Marlómorsírë Sindarin. Quenya is still a challenge. Favorite characters include Daeron, Gwindor, Ingwë, and Eönwë. Favorite books include The Children of Húrin, The Ainulindalë, and The Lays of Beleriand.

Patrons funding will help cover the costs of software, hosting fees, and any additional research materials we need. Right now, we're only able to devote ourselves to four episodes a month, but we'd love to be financially supported well enough to move to six to eight episodes. The funding offered by a patrons will allow for more content to be created, more of Tolkien's world discussed, clarified, and shared.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Get fast tracked with your questions. Pledging at least $1 per month (recurring) means your questions and topics will be moved to the head of the queue. All patrons are allowed one question/topic per month they pledge, so please keep that in mind!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
Be invited to a twice monthly live Q&A about the show, Tolkien, and us on Google Hangouts! Each month, for your $3 monthly pledge, receive an invitation to join us for a live chat where we will do our best to give you instant gratification! (All $3 level patrons also receive the $1 Reward.)
Pledge $5 or more per month
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Access our podcast episodes two days before they're released to the public! All patrons who pledge $5 per month will have advance access to our podcasts. (All $5 level patrons also receive the $1 Reward and $3 Reward.)