I love coming across old interviews that I’ve never heard from talented people who have inspired me in my life. One of those people is J.R.R. Tolkien who helped shape my childhood imagination with his books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Hell, I was even writing Middle Earth fan fiction for myself when I was a kid! I still have one of those stores that I wrote.
Anyway, I’ve got a 1964 interview here for you to listen to featuring Tolkien being interviewed by BBC producer Denys Gueroult. In the interview, Tolkien dives into Middle Earth and shares all kinds of intriguing details. This is certainly a fascinating look into the mind of one of the greatest fantasy writers ever.