A colorful cast of characters assembles to watch the final match of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup: the Weasleys, the Malfoys, Cornelius Fudge, a hidden Barty Crouch Jr., Winky, and a sassy Bulgarian Minister. On this episode, we discuss their interactions and their hidden agendas. Join hosts Kat and Rosie, with guests Adri Wilson and Josh Fackler, as they sit in the Top Box and discuss Chapter 8 of Goblet of Fire, “The Quidditch World Cup.”
Travel with us around the globe as we examine how different languages translated the words but maintained the magic of J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Michael, along with SpeakBeasty host Aurelia and three very special guests, Camille, Marjolaine and Simé, are your guides as we examine the Languages and Translations of Harry Potter.
It’s the day of the Quidditch tryouts, but despite all of the excitement in the air, even breakfast isn’t fun anymore as Voldemort quietly returns to power. Don’t worry, though! Hermione’s got everything covered. Join hosts Alison, Beth, Michael and guest host Rita, as they get some much needed assistance from “Hermione’s Helping Hand,” chapter 11 of Half-Blood Prince.
This week, we’re grabbing a Portkey to the Quidditch World Cup and taking the sport to the international level! Join hosts Michael, Lauren and Shannen, along with guest host Megan, as they pick their favorite broomsticks and teams in the final chapters of Quidditch Through the Ages.