J.R.R. Tolkien

7:45am

Tue May 26, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Tolkein dug deep into how names came to be

Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.

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7:35am

Tue March 11, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Discover the wonders of Skara Brae

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a journey to Scotland for this historical snapshot of the stone-built Neolithic settlement Skara Brae.

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8:00pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Discover the wonders of Skara Brae

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a journey to Scotland for this historical snapshot of the stone-built Neolithic settlement Skara Brae.

9:45am

Tue May 8, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On asterisk reality and the Oxford English Dictionary

Commentator Gary Joiner has a history lesson on "asterisk reality" and a great practitioner of it, J.R.R. Tolkien, in his editing capacity at the Oxford English Dictionary.