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Alohomora! is an interactive and creative collaborative project between fans worldwide and MuggleNet staff. Join us as we re-read the entire series, spin wild theories, and share content all influenced by our love of Harry Potter.

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Alohomora! is an interactive and creative collaborative project between fans worldwide and MuggleNet staff. Join us as we re-read the entire series, spin wild theories, and share content all influenced by our love of Harry Potter.

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By Ryatl - Sep 03 2019
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I’ve been a listener since day one but I’m having a hard time listening with the new host. 😩

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I love the talk about Harry Potter

iTunes Ratings

348 Ratings
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280
31
14
14
9

Sigh...

By Ryatl - Sep 03 2019
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I’ve been a listener since day one but I’m having a hard time listening with the new host. 😩

Loved

By fawkes the magic phoniex - Apr 18 2019
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I love the talk about Harry Potter

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Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

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Alohomora! is an interactive and creative collaborative project between fans worldwide and MuggleNet staff. Join us as we re-read the entire series, spin wild theories, and share content all influenced by our love of Harry Potter.

The Great Snape Debate: Dangerously Interesting

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On episode 224 we discuss...

→ How do you feel about Severus Snape? → Rowling’s post-Potter thoughts on Snape → “Sectumsempra’s not a nice spell.” → The Enigmatic Eileen Prince → Snape’s sorting → Loving and Listening to Lily → Dumbledore’s Potions Poking Stick → “By the way, I’ve loved your mother forever.” → How Snape changed and how we change → Alan Rickman’s tight grip → Even in Cursed Child, Snape just can’t win → Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Jul 08 2017

2hr 56mins

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CoS, 7-8: Return of the Pig

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→ Episode 12 Recap: Lockhart, Earmuffs, Photography, Platform 9 3/4→ Special Feature Recap: Artifact Inspector - Ford Anglia→ PQOTW Responses→ Snape's Pitch→ Ron's flair for silence→ Under the hair gel spell!→ Filch's soul→ Hermione's shame→ Riddle the poet→ Special Feature: Pottermore, In Depth→ Question of the Week→ Download our app!→ Alohomora! Promotional Video→ Low bandwidth now available!

Oct 08 2012

1hr 52mins

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PoA, 11-12: Wolf, Rabbit, Dragon, Cat

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→ We celebrate our one year anniversary!→ Episode 24 Recap: Fearing boggarts, Scientific memories, Soulful portraits, Portraits scales, Olimione→ Special Feature Recap: Artifact Inspector, the Marauder's Map→ PQOTW Responses→ Hagbeak→ Love is good!→ McG & Trelaw face-off→ Owls above the law→ Did Harry purposely NOT learn Expecto Patronum?→ Classic JKR→ Special Feature: The Unspeakables, Patronus charm→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

Mar 24 2013

1hr 57mins

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DH, 24: The Carrot on the String

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→ Episode 173 Recap: Wand allegiance, Grindelwald vs. Voldemort, Peter and the Thestrals→ PQOTW Responses→ Dobby the Baptist→ Is Dumbledore dead?→ Hermione, Ron and Goblin rights→ Voldemort’s Gringotts key→ Revealing wands→ The Hallow Eccentrics→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! store

Jan 30 2016

2hr 5mins

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GoF, 37: Yay, Death!

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→ Episode 74 Recap: Prior Priori? Phoenix Technicalities; Amazing Conversations.→ PQOTW Responses→ Traumatised Harry and Disappearing Diggorys→ Setting Clues→ Desperately Seeking Thestrals→ Illegal Bugging→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

Mar 22 2014

1hr 37mins

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Cursed Child, 1.1: King of Angst

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→ Our initial thoughts on the play as a whole → A functionally different epilogue → Rose Granger-Weasley: a study in reading vs. seeing → Scorpius Malfoy, the greatest nerd to ever nerd → Kids these days... er, in 2020 → The Trio is all grown up! → The lasting effects of Cedric Diggory → So, about the trolley witch... → Draco and his troubled past

Aug 21 2016

1hr 47mins

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Sortings - Whatever, Hat

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On Episode 208 we discuss...  

→ Why is Hogwarts still Sorting? → The Hat is always right...or it thinks it is → Hat Stall: I do not think that means what you think it means → Should families really end up in the same House? → Controversial Sortings → Lockhart: is he really blue and bronze? → Let's speculate on some Houses!

Dec 10 2016

2hr 24mins

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PoA, 5-6: Cadogan's Pony

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→ Episode 21 Recap: Harry's "home", Voldemort's nature, a round of applause!, Hogwarts pets, Prefects & Head boys→ Special Feature Recap: What If?→ PQOTW Responses→ Molly's wild past→ The missing queue→ Why doesn't Hagrid learn magic?→ The little knight that could→ Trelawny's predictions→ Does McGonagall influence Hermione?→ Special Feature: Pottermore, The Unspeakables→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

Feb 10 2013

2hr 15mins

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Women of Harry Potter: Smacking Point

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On Episode 204 we discuss...

→ A little more Patronus talk → The brightest witch of her age → The love of teaching → Being an individual → Not conforming to society's needs → Small yet powerful → A mother's love → A mother's desperation → Abuse playing into the picture → Is evilness related to pleasing a man? → The Hogwarts Regina George? → All hail the Queen

Oct 15 2016

2hr 13mins

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GoF 23 Revisit: An Evening of Blunders and Broken Hearts

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On Episode 227 we discuss...

→ Hermione's not gonna take it anymore → Ron can't have nice things → Cinderella's back → Beauxbatons and Durmstrang → The sock chapter → Hermione got her groove... for the first time → Does the Seeker have a full bladder? → Meet the Weird Sisters → Is Ron and Hermione's relationship healthy? → A giant secret → The Goblet of Spectacle → "Make it pink!" "Make it blue!" → Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Aug 19 2017

2hr 44mins

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Lupin is James, and Other Such Fun Oldskool Theories

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On Episode 217 we discuss...

→ What could have been, and what still could be? The potency of theories that still remain plausible → The book that started it all, for some of us... → How Harry Potter's mystery genre enables many different outcomes as possibility → Neville's memory, Peter's hand, and Harry's Gryffindor ancestry → Snape, the Overgrown Bat-shaped Man → is James Potter trapped inside Remus Lupin's body? (Yes, and here's why) → Ron Weasley is Dumbledore, Mark Evans is relevant and Dumbledore IS. NOT. DEAD. → False book titles, dropped plot threads like that dreaded red-headed Weasley Cousin and other such things that might have been!

Apr 15 2017

2hr 28mins

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DH, 33: Through Her Eyes

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→ Episode 183 Recap: The Shrieking Shack; to love is to be human; who was Hermione feuding with?→ PQOTW Responses→ Does Lily live up to her saint-like legacy?→ Is Snape to blame for Petunia's intolerance of magic?→ DOES Hogwarts Sort too soon?→ Examining the Dumbledore/Snape relationship→ Does Snape truly never really KNOW Lily?→ Jo's thoughts on Snape→ Question of the WeekCheck out the Alohomora! store

Apr 02 2016

2hr 33mins

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GoF, 26: Monkeyweed

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→ Episode 63 Recap: Medieval unicorns; Mrs. Norris's abilities; Prefect's bathroom access; Golden egg poetry; Obvious summoning→ PQOTW Responses → We all live in a Harry submarine→ Hagrid returns . . . with unicorns!→ Mermaids, maidens and marine mayhem→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

Jan 04 2014

1hr 18mins

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OotP, 18: Back Off, Zacharias

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→ Episode 94 Recap: Snape, trust, & temptation; Slightly sexist staircase; Sanity saving Luna→ PQOTW Responses→ Exactly how reckless is Sirius?→ Does the Room of Requirement have unlimited resources?→ Misunderstood Expelliarmus→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

Aug 09 2014

56mins

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Ilvermorny - Choo-Choose It!

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On Episode 212 we discuss...

→ Ilvermorny: A (Brief Recap) History → No one got the Salem Witches' Institute joke → Connections to the British wizarding world → What is Ilvermorny Castle like? → Controversy with using Native American culture → Are classes different at Ilvermorny? → Quidditch and Quadpot and wizard lacrosse! → Symbolism of the Gordian Knot → "We choo-choose it!" → Sorting, wands, and Rappaport's Law → Ilvermorny vs. Hogwarts Houses → Welcome to Ilvermorny (art)

Feb 04 2017

2hr 4mins

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Sirius Black: He Gives the Best Gifts

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On Episode 230 we discuss...

→ Not Snape 2.0 → Get your learning on - Padfoot and the Pup → Does Jo hate Sirius? → Who's the leader of the pack? → Loyal AF → Day to day dog transformations → Is Harry his mate or his godson? → Sirius gives the best gifts → Killed by a curtain → Scorpio poster child → He seriously needed a good therapist → A 36er in the 27 club

Oct 17 2017

2hr 15mins

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HBP 11 Revisit: Hermione Does Not Approve

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On Episode 229 we discuss...

→ We love Half-Blood Prince but we can’t remember why → Do not write in library books! → Completely change your thinking for 6th year → Poor Ron → Why can’t Harry and Lupin be besties? → Harry Potter and the Airport Security → Hannah Abbott is not a lighter note → A beat for humor → Cormac's Connections → Consequences Schmonsequences → Aragog can't come to the phone right now → Read your Evening Prophet, kids!

Oct 01 2017

2hr 21mins

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Religion and Fate - Into the Unknown

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On Episode 210 we discuss...

→ Predestination vs. free will in prophesies → Magic as religion → Is there a Wizard God? → Wizards reconciling magic and religious belief → The stigma of Christians against Harry Potter → Resurrection: a common element → Are Horcruxes a perversion of religious symbols? → The importance of choices → Even Quidditch has religious imagery! → Trios and the Trinity → Repentance and Redemption → Ghosts and the afterlife

Jan 08 2017

1hr 51mins

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Life Lessons & Themes: All Sorts of Lessons

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On Episode 214 we discuss...

→ Harry’s Cinderella moment → “You will be independent because I demand it!” → The weird connection of Moaning Myrtle and Ginny → Beware nice words and pretty people → What’s Prisoner of Azkaban’s secret ingredient? → The shock of Goblet of Fire → Teachers of the revolution → The empathy of Luna Lovegood → Dumbledore’s diary → The essential sacrifice → What has Harry Potter taught you?

Mar 04 2017

2hr 29mins

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Tom Riddle: Train Ride of Insanity

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On Episode 222 we discuss...  → Born of the Love Potion → Life at the Orphanage → Could Dumbledore have saved him? → Tom at Hogwarts → Becoming The Dark Lord → Horcruxes and The First War → Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Jun 10 2017

2hr 1min

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Food: Why Would You Eat That?

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On Episode 285 we discuss…

- Deathly Hallows is book-ended by good food - Home is where the food is - We'll never look at movie food the same way again - One minute feasts? Yes please! - Oh, that's why Hufflepuffs sleep near the kitchens! - Hermione is not the domestic type - Growing boys need a LOT of food! - Danielle explains British food for us Americans - Crazy American foods in comparison - Why is there no tea time at Hogwarts?

Nov 23 2019

2hr 1min

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CoS 10 Revisit: No Hands Potter

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On Episode 284 we discuss...

→ Lockhart should have been the Hogwarts Drama teacher...or a Siren → What really happened to the Wagga Wagga Werewolf? → The Not-So-Restricted Section → Hermione's one track plan → Symbolic Quidditch → Alison (and everyone) just really, really, really loves Oliver Wood → Fred and George, ultimate protective Beaters → Where are the adults with this Bludger? → "Breathing in Harry's bones" → How does Skele-Gro work? → Complications of Dobby's magic → Sock foreshadowing → British hospital grapes

Nov 09 2019

1hr 13mins

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Lily and James: Eyes Guys

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On Episode 283 we discuss...

→ Is Lily Evans a Mary Sue? → Irvin recommends the “Lily Evans” web series by Apple Juice Productions → What was the turning point for Lily and James coming together? → Lily’s unusual inter-house friendship with Snape, and how much you can forgive your friends → Would Harry be spoiled if he had been raised by Lily and James? → Harry gets his bravery from James and his love from Lily… and so do Potter fans! → Ring theory: the Lily & James edition! → Why is it so hard for fans to forgive James Potter his transgressions against Snape? → James matured beyond his teenage years, while most of his peers didn’t → Everything about The Forest Again is beautiful and makes us cry!

Oct 26 2019

1hr 42mins

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GoF 34 Revisit: The Bar Mitzvah Chapter

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On Episode 282 we discuss...

→ Tom Riddle the pun master → Harry doubts expelliarmus for the first and last time → Harry's journey with unforgivable curses → Voldemort's psychological torture backfires → Mechanics of fighting the imperius curse → Harry's quidditch training is very applicable → All Voldemort talks about is killing Harry → Does it hurt to die? → Lots of ring composition → More than one mistake in this chapter? → Not a single complete sentence in OotP → THE mistake → Bring my body back…if convenient

Oct 12 2019

2hr 9mins

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Episode 281: Ring Composition, Part Deux - The Book Inside the Book

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On Episode 281 we discuss...

→ J.K. Rowling - the master of reprise → Even Jo's tweets are written in rings! → A quick history of ring composition study in the HP fandom → Geeky glee → Literary alchemy in Potter → Too many parallels to list → Lethal White is Goblet of Fire → More internal book rings → OH MY GOD/WHAT/WOW/STOP IT! → Alison stops breathing → Would Voldemort have won if Lucius hadn't been a moron? → But wait, there's more!

Sep 28 2019

1hr 54mins

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PS/SS 9 Revisit: Talk to the (Broken) Hand

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On Episode 280 we discuss...

→ Dudley vs. Draco - who's worse? → Eleven-year-olds flying - no parental approval required → Rememberalls must have some useful purpose...that we never learn → Is Madam Hooch a metamorphmagus? → Did Neville fall off his broom on purpose? → Go Parvati! You tell him! → McGonagall, the queen of hyperbole → Filch and Petunia would get along GREAT → Gryffindor hasn't won since when now? → "Can't a person eat in peace in this place?" No. → Why doesn't anyone befriend the Fat Lady? → Madam Pomfrey, healing more than just broken bones

Sep 14 2019

1hr 53mins

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House Duality: Fifth Grade Impeachment

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On Episode 279 we discuss...

→ Controversial ideas → Who you are vs. what you value → Self-fulfilling prophecy → McGonagall's fully developed brain → Sorting Hat Chats (Check out Sorting Hat Chats here!) → Irvin wants to talk about Dumbledore → We explore our house journeys → Why be one thing when you can be everything else? → Does a person's house define them? → Spot on house mottos → Sorting characters from the books

Aug 31 2019

1hr 56mins

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GoF 8 Revisit: Quidditch on Demand

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On Episode 278 we discuss...

→ Consent of Scent is important! → How do Dobby and Winky know each other? → Barty Crouch Jr. is eavesdropping on the Trio in the Top Box - what information does he glean? → How do Omnioculars work? → There's now a muggle equivalent to Omnioculars in existence! → Ron is touchy about Harry buying him the Omnioculars, and about being poor in general. → What does the Bulgarian Minister of Magic know about Harry and Voldemort's conflict in Britain? → What nefarious ends does Lucius Malfoy have in mind when making donations to St. Mungo's? → Does Draco even like Quidditch? → Is the text discriminating against Viktor Krum? → Does Krum frown the British way or the American way? → Why didn't Harry go into professional Quidditch?

Aug 17 2019

1hr 29mins

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Muggles & Squibs - Not On The List

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On Episode 277 we discuss…

→ What makes a Muggle a Muggle and a Squib a Squib? → Focus on Filch → Why Magic needs Muggles → Othering and Norms → Weasleys' Non-Wizarding Worries? → Canon Squibs and Muggles → Magic accessibility aids for Squibs

Aug 03 2019

1hr 34mins

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DH 5 Revisit: A Saintlike Situation

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On Episode 276 we discuss…

→ Whomping Willow Woods → A little bit of everything for the discerning Potter fan → Foreshadowing full circle → The Tonks Family → Genius takes work   → Terror and Tension → Lupin has a lot to lose → More cheerful topics? → Let’s talk about Moody → Underdeveloped frontal lobes → I don’t like you Mundungus Fletcher → The last best hope.

Jul 18 2019

2hr 28mins

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Bonus: Behind the Dumbledore

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Go "Behind the Dumbledore" with Lead Editor Patrick as he explores the past, present, and future of Alohomora! from his unique point of view.

Jul 13 2019

2hr 5mins

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Neville Longbottom: From Zero to Hero

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On Episode 275 we discuss…

→ He fought the hat, and the hat won → "Young squib dies due to meringue." → Raised by tough love and post-war reality checks → The ultimate Gryffinpuff → Neville, the slow burn we all need → Young Augusta vs. young Minerva - the story we all want to read → The perfect role model for all late bloomers → What if Neville had been the Chosen One? → Brave AF → Neville, the Hagrid of Herbology → The Leaky Cauldron, that's in London → Thanks for proving that Cursed Child isn't canon, Neville!

Jul 06 2019

1hr 52mins

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POA 18 Revisit: Society Killed the Potters!

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On Episode 274 we discuss...

→ Starting in the middle → Is it foreshadowing or a happy coincidence? → Strap in for a lot of Lupin Love → Dumbledore's plan and wizarding community selective amnesia → The details of werewolf habits and contamination → Being an Animagi is complicated and gross → Should Lupin take some of the blame for Peter's betrayal? → Everybody in these books needs therapy, but mostly Lupin → This chapter is not visually appealing, or, lessons from the Michael Harle School of Film → Trying to answer age old questions about the Marauder's Map → Animagi gone bad! → OGM everywhere

Jun 22 2019

1hr 43mins

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Draco: Blondie Bear

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On Episode 273 we discuss…

→ Draco Malfoy was almost Draco Smart → Always tickle a sleeping Draco  → Did the Malfoys think Harry was the next Dark Lord? → Blood lives matter → Nature vs nurture → Irvin’s next book may or may not be about the Malfoys → Draco’s insides are a little squishy → A person of dubious morality → Was Lucius an abusive father? → The worst thing Draco ever did → The Mortal Instruments is HP fanfic → A very special announcement!

Jun 08 2019

1hr 42mins

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DH 1: Dinner with the Death Eaters

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On Episode 272 we discuss...

→ Dedications and Epigraphs worth reading → If you haven't read the other books, screw you! → Jo's writing at its peak → Showing the bomb under the table → Harry Potter vs. Game of Thrones → Yaxley? Who dis? → Disdain for the peacocking Malfoys → Cursed Child - "Yeah, we just did that." → Did Pettigrew lose his voice along with his hand? → Worst marriage announcement ever → Let us all toast the bravery of Charity Burbage → DH pt 1: Just as much Hermione's movie as Harry's?

May 25 2019

2hr 2mins

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HBP 1 Revisit: Incontinent Gerbil

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On Episode 271 we discuss…

→ The other other other minister → What happens to Fudge? → A literal frog wearing a wig → Is the gerbil alive? → Wizarding condescension towards muggles  → Exhonorating the innocent → Fudge is an issue → Wizarding think tank → Jim the dementor returns → A Star Trek nerd-out break → Dementors could be marsupials → Telepathy isn't real

May 11 2019

2hr 11mins

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OotP 1 Revisit: Literal Trash Wizard

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On Episode 270 we discuss...

→ The Gateway to Reading → Why This Book is Emo by Kat → Physical changes → Who's the bully? → Magic Fisticuffs → A shock of magic → It's too real when you're 15 → Things we don't hashtag → Death Clues → Patronus size doesn't matter

Apr 27 2019

1hr 53mins

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GOF 1 Revisit: Timelines Say What?

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On Episode 269 we discuss... 

→ Laura is back! → Good in depth discussion, kick ass usernames → Delving into some magical science → Struggling to keep track of timelines → Once again the trace has questionable mechanics → The significance of the Riddle house to Voldemort → Looking for an ounce of Wormtail's morality → Noah was nearly prophetic about Nagini → Nagini's back story came out of nowhere → A totally different format than previous first chapters → Voldemort is basically a Batman villain → An honorary sorting for Frank

Apr 13 2019

1hr 45mins

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PoA 1 Revisit: None of Your Dang Business

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On Episode 268 we discuss...

→ Welcome back, Micah! → Holiday homework? → The themes are all here → Owls are dumb → Weasley Winnings → Sneakoscopes are terrible gifts → Trusting Rowling → Furry books were a thing → The failures of adults → "Lumos Maxima!"

Mar 30 2019

1hr 53mins

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CoS 1 Revisit: Tennis Ball Eyes

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On Episode 267 we discuss...

→ Is this actually Harry's worst birthday? → Cinnamon roll Harry → Hedwig vs. Dobby - who would win in a fight? → Book one skippers unite! → Our first glance at physical abuse from the Dursleys → Sassy Harry...how we love thee → Did the Dursleys acknowledge Harry's early birthdays? → What homework could Harry have actually done? → First glance into Harry's PTSD and horcrux dreams → Ring composition time! → Why does Dobby pick this day to show himself? → Underestimating House Elves 101

Mar 16 2019

1hr 25mins

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