• Chapter Revisit,  Podcast

    Episode 267: COS 1 Revisit – 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."

  • Deathly Hallows,  Podcast

    Episode 153: DH 3 – Speak Up, Petunia!

    We are only a few chapters into Deathly Hallows, but we already have to say goodbye to familiar faces. But not before an awkward – but cute? – exchange between cousins. Join hosts Alison, Michael, Caleb, and guest host Ann (aka The Head Girl) as they discuss Chapter 3 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “The Dursleys Departing.” On Episode 153 we discuss… → Episode 152 Recap: Voldemort doesn’t get Dumbledore; the Dumbledore/Doge relationship; what Dumbledore owes Harry; seeing Dumbledore’s death → PQoTW Responses → Vernon, the constant caricature → Harry, Dudley, and wastes of space → Petunia’s frustrating silence → Question of the Week → Check out the Alohomora! store To…