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Harry Potter Book Club

Follow along as six friends journey chapter-by-chapter through the entire Harry Potter canon! Savor the story with us as we discuss the literary, philosophical, religious, and socio-cultural dimensions of J. K. Rowling’s modern classic. Each episode of this read-through focuses on a couple chapters, exploring themes, analyzing characters, chasing allusions, and simply enjoying the wizarding world that’s captured our imaginations. (Warning: spoilers abound!) Send your comments and questions to HPBCfanmail@gmail.com, and we just might feature them in an upcoming episode. Follow us on Twitter (@HPBCpodcast), and be sure to check out the website at hpbc.art.blog. Pull up a chair and join the club!

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HPBC Episode 20 - Chamber of Secrets Chapter 1

The Harry Potter Book Club kicks of their discussion of the second book in the beloved series!

46mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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HPBC Episode 3: Sorcerer's Stone Chapters 2–3

The read-through continues as the Harry Potter Book Club discusses Chapters 2–3 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

1hr 6mins

15 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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HPBC Episode 4: Sorcerer's Stone Chapters 4-5

As the HPBC turns to Chapters 4-5 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," we meet Hagrid, shake hands with Quirrell, and go shopping in Diagon Alley!

2hr 7mins

16 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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HPBC Episode 5: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 6

In this episode, the HPBC reads some recent fan emails and dives into Chapter 6 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

1hr 10mins

12 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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HPBC Episode 19 - Bonus Q&A

The Harry Potter Book Club celebrates reaching the end of Sorcerer's Stone with a bonus episode devoted to answering listener questions!

52mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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HPBC Episode 6: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 7

Join us as we explore Chapter 7 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." In this episode, we analyze the various Hogwarts houses, share which ones we belong to, and even offer a rendition of the school song!

1hr 11mins

15 May 2017

Rank #6

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HPBC Episode 12 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 13

We're back in action! Join us as we answer listener questions and discuss Nicholas Flamel, the sorcerer's (philosopher's?) stone, and what's going on with Severus Snape.

1hr 19mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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HPBC Episode 11 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 12

As we make our way through chapter 12 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the HPBC stops to take a long look in the Mirror of Erised.

1hr 2mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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HPBC Episode 9 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 10

It's levi-O-sa, not levio-SA! The HPBC journey through Sorcerer's Stone continues with Halloween night escapades at Hogwarts!

52mins

5 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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HPBC Episode 10 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 11

Grab your brooms! The Harry Potter Book Club takes flight in this exploration of Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 11, "Quidditch."

52mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #10