One of my favorite regular guests who I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend in the past two years has been the wonderful Mrs. Rachel Fulton-Brown. She is a professor of Medieval history at the University of Chicago and a famous firecracker in the culture wars of the past half decade.
As a friend of the infamous Milo Yiannopolis, she became the subject of his book Middle Rages which discussed her colleague’s attempt to cancel her and ruin her career and reputation at her school for her supposedly duplicitous views.
I met with her first when she came on my now defunct Public Access TV show The Fox Valley Film Critics to discuss the efficacy of the Lord of the Rings movies. This podcast is our third public discussion.
Of late, the professor has been busy producing her very own series on Unauthorized.TV that builds upon her academic work as a scholar of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The ongoing series explores the literary depths of his published and unpublished works and weaves in Tolkien’s life philosophy as a Catholic thinker and a scholar of pre-modern literature.
You can also check out The Forge of Tolkien via her blog Fencing Bear at Prayer and subscribe at Unauthorized.TV.