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Episodes – Witch, Please

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A fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world by two lady scholars

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A fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world by two lady scholars

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383 Ratings
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Amazing

By Me76735 - Feb 15 2019
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Academia, feminism, and Harry Potter. There is nothing more I could ever ask for 😭

Best HP Podcast!

By Best of Ben - Aug 24 2018
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Intelligent, current, and hilarious!

iTunes Ratings

383 Ratings
Average Ratings
341
18
3
10
11

Amazing

By Me76735 - Feb 15 2019
Read more
Academia, feminism, and Harry Potter. There is nothing more I could ever ask for 😭

Best HP Podcast!

By Best of Ben - Aug 24 2018
Read more
Intelligent, current, and hilarious!
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Episodes – Witch, Please

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #197 in Literature category

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A fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world by two lady scholars

Rank #1: Episode 18: Roaring Anachronisms and Where to Find Them

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Greetings from the Roaring Twenties, witches!

In this excitingly lengthy new beast of an episode, Marcelle and Hannah are joined by your favourite Guy with a Film Degree: Neale Barnholden! Your hilarious hosts FINALLY talk about that new venture into the Wizarding World by money machines JK Rowling and Warner Brothers: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Get cozy, because this episode is fantastically long!

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Dec 20 2016
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Rank #2: Episode 11A: The Full-blood Patriarchy

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Hey Witches!

It’s late and there’s a hippogriff baby in need of attention, so let’s get right to it: here for your listening pleasure is the first half of our discussion of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (see what I did there?).

Enjoy!

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Jan 12 2016
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Rank #3: Episode 13C: Hallows and Goodbyes

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Well, this is it, witches. Buckle in for an extra long episode, because this is the LAST (third) part of our discussion of the LAST (seventh) book (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and we have a lot of ground to cover and old friends to mourn.

But don’t you worry. Even though we make about a hundred jokes about it, we’ll be back with more moviesodes and minisodes before the summer is through!

{TW for sexual assault, rape culture}

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May 31 2016
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Rank #4: Episode 9: The Cleansing Fire

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Is it getting hot in here or is it just that cleansing fire? Either way, we are thrilled to bring you the long-awaited first half of our discussion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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Sep 08 2015
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Rank #5: Episode 13A: Hedwig’s Last Flight

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Tonight, witches, we bid farewell to a friend and confidante. As the Harry Potter series draws to an end Hannah and Marcelle get selectively weepy because compassion fatigue is real and, like, everybody dies in this book. So pour yourself a stiff drink and, while you’re at it, pour one out for Hedwig that she may soar again in our dreams.

{TW: episode contains use of the song “Taps” and references to death}

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Apr 19 2016
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Rank #6: Episode 11B: The Half-coy Stint

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This outrageously tardy episode marks our FIRST birthday as a podcast, which means it’s also our first anniversary with YOU! We’ve come a long way these last twelve months and our coven has reached farther than we ever dreamed. We even got a fancy-pants makeover to celebrate! Above all, YOU are all the very best, and, to show our appreciation, we bring you our silliest and smartest episode yet!

Get your chips ready as we continue our analysis of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.

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Feb 11 2016
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Rank #7: Episode 13B: Deathly Famous

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Howdy witches!

Marcelle edited tonight’s episode in a flurry of packing so please forgive the dearth of whimsical sound effects! We hope that even without an obscene number of honks and hoots you’ll enjoy this second instalment of our discussion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. But, to be honest, we’re so internet famous now that we might just start making weird avant-garde artsy episodes to fuck with you. Probably not. But we could!

{TW: episode contains use of the song “Taps” and references to death}

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May 17 2016
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Rank #8: Episode 3: The Chamber of Spoilers

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Get ready to level up, Second Years!

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It’s time we stop pretending there won’t be spoilers in this podcast. We’ll do our best to give you ample warning when a spoiler is coming, and we won’t discuss the spoilers at length, so hopefully our listeners reading along with us don’t have the magic ruined for them. But if you are reading along with us—and for the first time—we really want to encourage you to go on and read ahead. xo

Mar 17 2015
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Rank #9: Episode 14: The Ghost of Podcast Past

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But we’re not dead yet! cry your coven mistresses as we claw our way back into your podcast apps. That’s right, witches! We still have two more official (and, like, scores more unofficial) episodes for you!

Tonight we’re joined by real life guy with a film degree, Neale Barnholden, for the ultimate—no, no then penultimate—wait no! the antepenultimate—WHATEVER, FOR ANOTHER EPISODE! Turn on all your lights and settle in with a companion species for a spooky episode from the podcast boneyard about the second-last (or is it?!) of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One.

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Jun 28 2016
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Rank #10: Episode 12: Harry Potter and the Teen Sex Romparoo

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Get ready for a sexy romp with our favourite witches and wizards in this week’s critical analysis of the sexy film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. If you haven’t seen the sexy trailer, check it out here as it features sexily in our sexy critique.

And if that isn’t sexy enough, break out your Malcoy flirting fans because beloved guy-with-a-sexy-film-degree Neale Barnholden returns to explain all the sexy technical terms necessary to understand this sexy teen comedy.

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Feb 23 2016
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Rank #11: Episode 4: The Chamber of Whiteness

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Book lovers, we’re back from our week-long hiatus. It’s been too long. Without further ado (but with so very Much Ado), we present to you Episode Four!

Bisoux

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Apr 07 2015
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Rank #12: Episode 16: Witch, Please: New and Improved

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Welcome to our brand new podcast, The Harry Potter Hour, Starring Feminism! It’s a lot like our old podcast Witch, Please except, uh, Newer and Different!

This truly is the last episode of classic Witch, Please, though. After this it’s all paratexts, minisodes, and shenanigans! No more rules, no more social decorum, no more consistency. If the episode seems a little early, that’s because the Internet screwed up and we didn’t know how to fix it we wanted to give you a special present before leaving you NOT FOREVER PLEASE DON’T FREAK OUT. Look to your podcatchers on August 1 for the next minisode. Until then, you can settle in comfortably with your reliably clever and hilarious hosts as we’re joined by the über popular Guy With A Film Degree Neale Barnholden to talk about the last official Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

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Jul 07 2016
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Rank #13: Episode 5A: Prisoner of Time Restraints

Apr 21 2015
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Rank #14: Episode 10: One Member Short of an Order

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Tonight is a magical night for citizens in the North Land called Canada. In addition to a Federal Election with a potentially record-breaking voter turnout, there’s also some kind of sports event starring some carnivorous birds that people are taking pretty seriously. Also, the latest episode of Witch, Please!

In tonight’s episode Hannah and Marcelle tackle the fifth movie without any actual film expertise from our favourite Actual-Guy-with-a-Film-Degree, Neale. But fear not, covenmates, Neale will be back. And on the topic of absenteeism, this might be Marcelle’s last episode for a little while because she’s gonna have a baby or something. Possibly tonight! Who knows! The important thing is that you can rely on Hannah to keep things going and something or other about when things get dark look to the light.

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Oct 20 2015
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Rank #15: Episode 7A: The Tri-and-fail-to-fit-everything-into-an-hour Tournament

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Here we are, witches, with the first of TWO too long episodes about Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. Marcelle is back from her adventures in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (a mystical land whose residents think Witch, Please episodes appear on Tuesdays!) and joins Hannah for an 85-minute discussion about displacing racial violence onto “grievable subjects,” precarity, sexual violence, Game of Thrones, and more.

Spoilers ABOUND in this episode, so proceed with caution.

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Jun 16 2015
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Rank #16: Episode 9B: The Tears of Age

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You know what, witches? Growing up is hard. In tonight’s episode your hosts Hannah and Marcelle relive their teenage years and cry a bunch.

Get your hankies and enjoy!

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Sep 22 2015
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Rank #17: Episode 6: Neale Barnholden and the Final Cut

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This episode was a real adventure–not just the editing, but the recording process, too. An extra long wait for an extra long episode: it makes sense, if you think about it!

We are excited to present to you Witch, Please Episode 6: Neale Barnholden and the Final Cut, which would make a pretty decent band name IMHO.

Extra special thanks to CJSR fm, the Edmonton Public Library, and the wonderful viewers and organizers of Edmonton’s Accio Books.

Enjoy!

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May 19 2015
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Rank #18: Episode 15A: Witch, Please and the Curious Child Part 1

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Grab your contraband Time Turners, witches, because we’re zipping back in time to episode 15A: the first half of our discussion of the play script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Speaking of time, in this episode Hannah and Marcelle dive into recording from two different timezones! The results are PRETTY GOOD!

Dramatic reading background music by Bensound.

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Aug 30 2016
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Rank #19: Episode 18B: #FantasticAsks, Or, That’s Real Fucked Up

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HAPPY 2017, WITCHES!

We don’t believe in resolutions because they are a neoliberal conceit intended to keep you politically docile by convincing you that your very being is a perfectable project. But we do believe in trying to educate yourself every damn day, and in that spirit, this minisode is accompanied by some recommended readings. Enjoy!

Content Warning for this episode: discussion of racialized violence and murder.

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Jan 17 2017
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Rank #20: S2E3: Witch, Please and the Rise of White Nationalism

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Howdy partners! Grab yer ten galleon hats and join us as we impose our critical feminism on Calgary, Alberta during the Stamp—er………. that is the Comics and Entertainment Expo that took place this past April. Marcelle hosted a one-witch panel wherein she discussed the rise of fascism in the Harry Potter series. You’ll notice references to slides during the talk; you can view or download them from the links below 🙂

In keeping with our shiny new format, Hannah and Marcelle cap off the episode with fanfare, shout-outs, and the latest #trywitches tournament challenge. Plus they answer another #witchpleasetellme question!

Mega props to all the folks who came out for the Comics Expo panel, especially those who braved a question, and super thanks to the Expo organizers for letting us rabble rouse just a bit!

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Jul 18 2017
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