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1957 "Carnival of Books" Interview

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1957 "Carnival of Books" Interview is a recorded interview with J.R.R. Tolkien on January 15, 1957, for the NBC radio show "Carnival of Books", hosted by Ruth Harshaw. An extract was published in The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition on page 210; in it, Tolkien mentions why he used spiders in The Hobbit.