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Alohomora!: An In-Depth Exploration of the Harry Potter Series

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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Cursed Child, 1.1: King of Angst

→ 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

1hr 47mins

21 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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Horcruxes - Voldy-Bits

On Episode 209 we discuss... → Making a Horcrux: How Do You Even? → Horcrux pies and chocolate bars → Body and soul → The first kill → The Seven Horcrux Sins → Hot-Demort → Did Grindelwald make a Horcrux? → Rowling's least favorite Horcrux question

2hr 42mins

24 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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CoS, 7-8: Return of the Pig

→ 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!

1hr 52mins

8 Oct 2012

Rank #3

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

→ 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

1hr 57mins

24 Mar 2013

Rank #4

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Sirius Black: He Gives the Best Gifts

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

2hr 15mins

17 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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OotP, 12: Better with Friends and Biscuits

→ Episode 88 Recap: Sorting in the Muggle World; Switching Houses; Human Experience and Unusual People; Return of Ugly Evil→ PQOTW Responses→ How important is House Unity in Order of the Phoenix?→ Can you really be bored at Hogwarts?→ Dangerous Devious Dolores→ The Ministry of Paranoia→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

1hr 29mins

21 Jun 2014

Rank #6

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Life Lessons & Themes: All Sorts of Lessons

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?

2hr 29mins

4 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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GoF 23 Revisit: An Evening of Blunders and Broken Hearts

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!

2hr 44mins

19 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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Nineteen Days Later: What a Mess

On Episode 228 we discuss... → MuggleNet Live! Ninteen Years Later Recap → Harry’s new house → Ron’s Wizard Wheezes → “OMG, my parents! They’re in Australia!” → Boring staircases → Colin Creevey’s ghost → The latest from Potterwatch → Expecto Patronum Maxima! → Slytherin’s second chance → Counselors and statues

2hr 26mins

16 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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PoA, 5-6: Cadogan's Pony

→ 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

2hr 15mins

10 Feb 2013

Rank #10

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Wandlore - More About Yew

On Episode 211 we discuss... → Our wands say interesting things about us → Ollivander's Bespoke Wand Selector questions are fascinating → American wand makers vs. Ollivander wands → Can you order custom wands? → How are wands made? (Magic) → Magical affinities between wands and wizards → Are wands alive? → Inherited and passed down wands → Muggles and wands → Priori Incantatum: unicorn and dragon edition → Characters and their correlations with wands

2hr 1min

21 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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OotP, 4: AARGH!

→ Episode 80 Recap: Lupin Appreciation Time; Racial Stereotypes; The Ladies of Potter→ PQOTW Responses→ Grimmauld Place in the Wizard Space→ Is CAPSLOCK HARRY really that bad?→ Family betrayal→ How Ginny got her groove back→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

1hr 18mins

27 Apr 2014

Rank #12

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HBP, 19: Spider Tales

→ Episode 136 Recap: Apparition PTSD; Aristotle a Wizard?; Harry’s got love→ PQOTW Responses→ Hagrid reads to giant spiders→ Harry is borderline stalker→ Brawling house-elves→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! store


16 May 2015

Rank #13

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HBP 4: After School Special

→ Episode 121 Recap: The Dursleys' side; Harry the house-elf; Dumbledore & Snape→ PQOTW Responses→ The Not-Zombies→ Profiling Slughorn→ Who's the spider?→ Dumbledore's safety nets→ Grief recovery→ A little of this, a little of that...→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! store

1hr 21mins

31 Jan 2015

Rank #14

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Women of Harry Potter: Smacking Point

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

2hr 13mins

15 Oct 2016

Rank #15

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GoF, 3: Knickerbocker Glory

→ Episode 39 Recap: Whose eyes?; Bertha Jorkins; Showing and Telling; Voldemort's monologuing; → PQOTW Responses→ Dieting Dursleys→ The Invitation → Sassy Harry's new found confidence.→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store


20 Jul 2013

Rank #16

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DH 34 Revisit: We're All Just Stardust

On Episode 231 we discuss... → Harry Potter in braille → Short but beautiful → What more could Dumbledore do? → Expecto Patronum Maxima! → Deaths of innocents → "Harry and Ginny kiss, I guess." → Harry becomes Dumbledore → Ron, the dude bro → What did the Resurrection Stone resurrect? → Harry, the Christ child → Dead and back again

2hr 37mins

29 Oct 2017

Rank #17

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PoA 10 Revisit: They Don't Make Them Like This at Hogwarts!

On Episode 225 we discuss... → Layering Halloween 1981 → Why didn't  Hermione reveal her knowledge sooner? → Where the Remus/Lily friendship idea came from → The power of dementors → Lupin doubts his abilities, and we're all sad → Pottermore listened to Episode 24 → What happened to the Map? It's NOT in Cursed Child! → Who exactly does the Map show? → Welcome to the magical world of Hogsmeade → "Those ain't yo mama's shoes!" → Sirius question: Would he go to the Dark side? → Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

1hr 48mins

21 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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GoF, 28: Harmony's Downfall

→ Episode 65 Recap: Hidden marks; Ministry miscues; Fading scars; A Sirius mistake; Rat diet→ PQOTW Responses → Winky's drinking problem→ Hermione's thick skin→ Does Moody use a bad excuse?→ Special Feature: Pottermore, In Depth→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store

1hr 37mins

18 Jan 2014

Rank #19

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LGBTQIA+ In Potter: Beauty In Difference

On Episode 226 we discuss... → LGBTQIA: Now you know your ABCs → Sexuality in the wizarding world → Dumbledore seen and unseen → Fantastic Gays and Where to Find Them → Queerness in fandom → “Play him like a gay junkie.” → Polyjuice Potion and Drag Culture → Protect Charlie Weasley at All Costs → Is Cursed Child combating Toxic Masculinity or Queerbaiting? → Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

3hr 3mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #20