Rank #1: 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
Mar 24 2013
Rank #2: OotP, 10: The Squirting Scenario
Jun 07 2014
Rank #4: 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?
Mar 04 2017
Rank #5: 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!
Oct 08 2012
Rank #6: DH, 10: The Brightest Star
Oct 17 2015
Rank #7: Cursed Child As Canon: #BreakTheCurse
On Episode 215 we discuss...
→ The curse moves to NYC → Can canon be bias-free? → Rowling’s fingerprints → Entitlement or constructive criticism? → Canonizing Non-Canonicity → Choose Your Own 19 Years Later → “Let’s make a baby! I love you, Bellatrix!” → What we miss from the missing characters → What's your canon?
Mar 18 2017
Rank #8: The Great Snape Debate: Dangerously Interesting
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
Rank #9: 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
Feb 10 2013
Rank #11: GoF, 5: Intimidation Squad
→ Episode 41 Recap: How things may have gone so much better if Molly, not Arthur, picked Harry up from Privet Drive.→ PQOTW Responses→ Hagrid and Brute Force→ Tonnie Tungoo Tawfee *Wheeze*→ Does Percy deserve his siblings' intimidation? Do they deserve his smugness?→ Mrs. Weasley vs. Gamp's Law→ Bertha and the Big Wide World→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora Store!
Aug 04 2013
Rank #12: PS/SS 5 Revisit: Treat Yo' Self
On Episode 219 we discuss...
→ Chapter episodes return! → Tornadoes, Wardrobes and Leaky Cauldrons → What does your Diagon Alley look like? → We miss old Pottermore! → Foreshadowing Alley → Hagrid: The Native Informant → Where's Voldemort? → Draco the Braggart → The Gringotts vaults are full → Let's go shopping! → Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!
Apr 29 2017
Rank #13: 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
Aug 21 2016
Rank #14: PoA, 13-14: The Amazing, Exploding Crookshanks
→ Episode 25 Recap: Who/What shows up on the Marauder's Map, Sports & Manliness, Harry's manly search→ Special Feature Recap: The Unspeakables, Patronus Charm→ PQOTW Responses→ Wood the Bounty Hunter→ Telepathic brooms→ Minerva Jordan→ Can Hogwarts be taught?→ Dumbledore's NEW middle name→ Snape's validity→ Special Feature: What If?→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! Store
Apr 07 2013
Rank #15: DH, 26: Inbetweenie
→ Episode 176 Recap: Why Do They Snap Wands Upon Death?; What else can destroy a Horcrux?; Is Harry truly the best choice for Godfather?; Was Teddy destined to be an orphan?→ PQOTW Responses→ The MacGyver of Wands→ Why did Draco's wand work so well for Harry?→ Wandless = Factionless→ Would the plan have worked if they didn't wait so long to act?→ How does the beaded bag still exist after the Thief's Downfall?→ Griphook is a tiny, short jerk→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! store
Feb 13 2016
Rank #16: GoF, 20: Miniature Murder
Nov 23 2013
Rank #17: 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
Jan 21 2017
Rank #18: Ginny Weasley: Sugar Free Ginny
On Episode 234 we discuss...
→ Facts about Ginny → Ginny's ties to Tom Riddle → What else could Ginny have grown to be? → Degrees of Ginny love → Do we only define Ginny by her bond with Harry? → Our Ginny feelings: Thor-smash cups and Valkyrie walks → Movie Ginny: a failing of writing or acting? → Is Cursed Child Ginny ineffectual?
Dec 10 2017
Rank #19: DH, 34: One Foot Through the Veil
→ Episode 184 Recap: The impact of Snape's abusive childhood;Outward vs inward change; What would Lily say?→ PQOTW Responses→ The vulnerability of self-sacrifice→ We're all crying over the beautiful language→ Can we forgive Dumbledore as easily as Harry?→ Neville's such a top bloke→ Long term planning for the Resurrection Stone→ What exactly comes from the Stone?→ Harry becomes Master of Death→ Question of the Week→ Check out the Alohomora! store
Apr 09 2016
Rank #20: DH 5 Revisit: A Saintlike Situation
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