It’s September 1st and you know what that means: it’s time to go back to Hogwarts! But this year’s trip is unique in several ways. Join hosts Katy, Michael and Rosie along with guest host Kate as they discuss just how peculiar this journey is in Chapter 5 of Prizoner of Azkaban, “The Dementor.”
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.
When J. K. Rowling “outed” Dumbledore, it sent shock waves around the world. Now, ten years since that revelation, we explore how far the Harry Potter series has come, and how far it still has to go. Join Beth, Elayna and Michael, along with guest Shanna, as they open the closet (under the stairs) for an examination of LGBTQIA+ in Potter.
Break out the Time Turners, because Alohomora’s going back! Back to the days where canon was open and anything was possible! Where detailed fan theories remained as-yet unproven and not disproved. How do these old school theories hold up today, how did they inspire us Then, and where did it all net out? This episode is a special look back at the boundless ingenuity of inspired minds of Harry Potter fans.