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Apr 11, 2018

We thought we knew all about Tolkien and Middle Earth. We were WRONG. Guest Emma Sherr-Ziarko (Wolf 359, Pairing Podcast) schools us on the creation of the world, the Silmarillion, and all its intricacies. We talk about how eagles are apparently better than wolves, the goddess of empathy and sorrow, the reason music is so legit, silver fox elves, and sooooooo much more. Seriously, this is a buckwild episode.



You can find Emma Sherr-Ziarko on Twitter @TheGreatDilemma and acting as Commander Renée Minkowski on Wolf 359. Check out her new podcast, Pairing, where she pairs wine with art & culture to delightful effect.



Audible - Go to or text spirits to 500-500 to start your free trial and redeem your free audiobook. This week Julia recommends The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley and Amanda recommends The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.


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Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, a production collective of indie audio professionals. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.