The Alohomora! Podcast Hosts

The hosts of Alohomora! have collectively worked on MuggleNet for 51 years.

That's a lot of brain power. So, you would think that hosting a podcast with that many years of Potter experience would be easy. You would be right. No, just kidding. The hosts make it look easy, but it's not. They do have a lot of fun though! Want to know more about their mundane Muggle lives? All the boring details are below.

Alison has been a Harry Potter fanatic since she was five, and has since read the series over fifty times. A proud (and often conflicted) Gryffinpuff, she graduated from Brigham Young University in English Education and currently teaches high school English and drama. Though she can connect absolutely everything to Harry Potter, she also loves reading, writing, music, traveling, hanging out with family and friends, and thinking about all of the above. She’s been told that she basically is Hermione Granger, from the bossiness to the naturally frizzy hair and everything in between.

Eric, 25 originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, is currently enjoying life in the Windy City (Chicago, IL). No stranger to podcasts, Eric has co-hosted MuggleCast since 2005 and currently can also be found on “Game of Owns” and occasionally “Hogwarts Radio.” Eric is thrilled to continue discussion of Harry Potter well beyond his own adolescence.
Kat, a proud Ravenclaw from Massachusetts, has been a part of the Harry Potter fandom for most of her adult life. Now in her mid-30's, she has read the Harry Potter series so many times, she has lost count! As the podcasts resident Eagle, she has basically memorized the lexicon, usually has the correct answer to a question & loves to prove others wrong! The 10% of her life that she spends not thinking on, talking about, or reading Harry Potter, is dedicated to travel, photography, and petting her two adorable, soft kitties.

Katy, a ’79 baby and Carolina girl, fell in love with the Wizarding World when the first Potter movie was released in 2001. A professional fangirl, she has been creating websites since 1997 and podcasting since 2005, co-hosting Masters Cast and later Brite Cast. Her love for all things tech pushed her towards a Bachelor’s degree in IT. Her passion for all things Potter inspired her to become a part of MuggleNet staff in 2017. Like any good Ravenclaw, her curiosity is never satiated. When she’s not Pottering around the net (hah!), she can be found adding to her massive Rainbow Brite collection, traveling with her husband, or snuggling with their two cats.

Kristen, a 25-year-old Ravenclaw from Virginia, has been a fan of Harry Potter since the age of 12 and has read the books countless times. Her favorite pass time is to curl up with a good book surrounded by her two puppies, Tag & Sherlock.  She works as the Social Media Manager for MuggleNet. Kristen's Muggle passion is working with kids who have disabilities. Right now, she is an ABA therapist for children on the Autism spectrum. She graduated from VCU with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Michael is a 28-year-old Hufflepuff from Albuquerque, New Mexico (though he now lives in Austin, Texas). Michael previously managed and hosted MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s AudioFictions program, currently acts as a rotating host for MuggleNet's SpeakBeasty podcast, and is best known in the Harry Potter community for his many impressions of various wizarding world denizens. Beyond Potter, Michael graduated from university in 2011 with a major in Cinematic Arts and a minor in Theater. He is currently pursuing a career as a professional Youth Services Librarian. In his spare time, Michael does his best to conduct himself as similarly to Professor Lupin as he can, while also collecting Harry Potter Trading Cards in the hope that someone will someday play the game with him.
Rosie, a 24-year-old Medieval Studies and Literature student from Oxford, UK, has been working for MuggleNet for over eight years though most people probably didn’t know. She’s spent most of her time over on MuggleNet Fanfiction moderating stories and exploring all aspects of the Potterverse both within the canon and fan-universes. A loyal Hufflepuff, she loves to find new ways of viewing the text and making connections within the fandom.