Episode 267: COS 1 – Tennis Ball Eyes

Harry’s second year is not off to a good start. He hasn’t received any letters from his friends. The Dursleys are managing to treat him as both a threat and a non-entity at the same time, and Harry has to spend his birthday doing chores and pretending he doesn’t exist. Join hosts Alison, Beth, and Katy, along with special guest Eric Scull, as they continue our seven-part anniversary discussion with Chapter 1 of Chamber of Secrets, “The Worst Birthday.”

Episode 266: PS/SS 1 Revisit – Series of Half Truths

April 18th is Alohomora’s 7th anniversary – our most magical anniversary yet! So this episode will start off our seven-part series celebrating the staying power of Harry Potter, this podcast, and our listeners! The next seven episodes will be revisiting the first chapter of each of the seven novels along with some special guests. But to kick things off, we’re starting with a host-only show. Join Beth, Kat, Katy, and Michael as they discuss the chapter where it all began, “The Boy Who Lived,” chapter 1 of Philosopher’s / Sorcerer’s Stone.

Episode 263: HBP 17 – Rise Above Your Anguish

The students are back from the Christmas holidays and Harry already has an appointment scheduled with Dumbledore for the following day. In the memories he shows Harry, we learn the fate of Tom Riddle’s relatives and that Tom is looking for more information about something called a “horcrux.” Join hosts Alison and Katy, returning guest Irvin, and new guest Zoe as they dive into the pensieve to learn more about Voldemort’s past in Chapter 17 of Half-Blood Prince, “A Sluggish Memory.”