Alice Asleson public [search 0]
×
Join millions of Player FM users today to get news and insights whenever you like, even when you're offline. Podcast smarter with the free podcast app that refuses to compromise. Let's play!
Join the world's best podcast app to manage your favorite shows online and play them offline on our Android and iOS apps. It's free and easy!
More
show episodes
Loading …
show series
 
This chapter is a major emotional journey. Undesirable Number One finds himself pining for his ex-girlfriend (probably Cho; it is unclear from the context) and entertaining unrealistic theories about the sword in order to get his way. And between the fallout of Ron’s departure, reminders of Dumbledore’s desertion, and the first trip to James’ a ...…
 
This chapter is a major emotional journey. Undesirable Number One finds himself pining for his ex-girlfriend (probably Cho; it is unclear from the context) and entertaining unrealistic theories about the sword in order to get his way. And between the fallout of Ron’s departure, reminders of Dumbledore’s desertion, and the first trip to James’ a ...…
 
The lack of bacon sandwiches is really starting to get to everyone, and it’s a real slap of fish on the flesh when they realize they’ve completely forgotten about the possibility of “Accio Salmon!” Harry, Ron, and Hermione get their first excitement in days when they very coincidentally cross paths with some wizards (and, er, goblins) and learn ...…
 
The lack of bacon sandwiches is really starting to get to everyone, and it’s a real slap of fish on the flesh when they realize they’ve completely forgotten about the possibility of “Accio Salmon!” Harry, Ron, and Hermione get their first excitement in days when they very coincidentally cross paths with some wizards (and, er, goblins) and learn ...…
 
It’s finally time for some CAMPING!! The trio is now on the run, and Kreacher’s delicious steak and kidney pie has to be swapped out for some rubbery mushrooms stewed in a billycan. This chapter is full of déjà vu moments, from Harry forgetting that he’s a wizard to Hermione lecturing Harry about closing his mind. Harry’s “dream” leaves him won ...…
 
It’s finally time for some CAMPING!! The trio is now on the run, and Kreacher’s delicious steak and kidney pie has to be swapped out for some rubbery mushrooms stewed in a billycan. This chapter is full of déjà vu moments, from Harry forgetting that he’s a wizard to Hermione lecturing Harry about closing his mind. Harry’s “dream” leaves him won ...…
 
The trio continues with their extremely well-thought-out plan at the Ministry, with only a few tiny hiccups along the way. With Hermione and Ron busy doing the actual jobs of their alter egos, Harry checks a most unlikely location for the locket–Umbridge’s office, which is apparently now guarded by Mike Wazowski. And don’t worry, if you’ve been ...…
 
The trio continues with their extremely well-thought-out plan at the Ministry, with only a few tiny hiccups along the way. With Hermione and Ron busy doing the actual jobs of their alter egos, Harry checks a most unlikely location for the locket–Umbridge’s office, which is apparently now guarded by Mike Wazowski. And don’t worry, if you’ve been ...…
 
One of the biggest mysteries of the book is introduced and resolved over the course of this enigmatic chapter, and no, we’re not talking about the mystery of why JK Rowling seems to think even and odd house numbers are on the same side of the street. If you are wondering what has been going on at Grimmauld Place for the last few weeks, so have ...…
 
One of the biggest mysteries of the book is introduced and resolved over the course of this enigmatic chapter, and no, we’re not talking about the mystery of why JK Rowling seems to think even and odd house numbers are on the same side of the street. If you are wondering what has been going on at Grimmauld Place for the last few weeks, so have ...…
 
An extremely aged Lupin, bearing a strong resemblance to Jacob Marley, shows up at Grimmauld Place to inform the trio of the Death Eaters outside, propose a tempting plan, and drop some very surprising news about Tonks. Harry tries out the name “Remus,” and it’s about as cool as Remus’s insistence on referring to Snape as “Severus.” Though the ...…
 
An extremely aged Lupin, bearing a strong resemblance to Jacob Marley, shows up at Grimmauld Place to inform the trio of the Death Eaters outside, propose a tempting plan, and drop some very surprising news about Tonks. Harry tries out the name “Remus,” and it’s about as cool as Remus’s insistence on referring to Snape as “Severus.” Though the ...…
 
Once again, the starting page number of this chapter proves to be very significant as Kreacher reveals his story to the trio. But before we get to the elf tale, Harry spends some time ransacking Sirius’s bedroom, under the watchful eye of several bikini-clad muggle girls, a very telling photo of the Marauders, and possibly Phineas Nigellus. And ...…
 
Once again, the starting page number of this chapter proves to be very significant as Kreacher reveals his story to the trio. But before we get to the elf tale, Harry spends some time ransacking Sirius’s bedroom, under the watchful eye of several bikini-clad muggle girls, a very telling photo of the Marauders, and possibly Phineas Nigellus. And ...…
 
The trio lands in the middle of London–but NOT on Shaftesbury Avenue–and Ron and Harry (or should we still be calling him Barny??) look extra cool in their dress robes. It’s a good thing that Hermione turns out to be more skilled at undetectable extension charms than she is at memory charms. As they search for a place to hide, there’s one locat ...…
 
The trio lands in the middle of London–but NOT on Shaftesbury Avenue–and Ron and Harry (or should we still be calling him Barny??) look extra cool in their dress robes. It’s a good thing that Hermione turns out to be more skilled at undetectable extension charms than she is at memory charms. As they search for a place to hide, there’s one locat ...…
 
Thanks to Cousin Barny’s outstanding attention span, this vunderful chapter is filled with beautiful wedding quotes, which are quite useful for social media posts when people you love get married! This chapter also brings the long-awaited introduction of the effervescent Auntie Muriel, charming family memories of old Uncle Bilius, and intriguin ...…
 
Thanks to Cousin Barny’s outstanding attention span, this vunderful chapter is filled with beautiful wedding quotes, which are quite useful for social media posts when people you love get married! This chapter also brings the long-awaited introduction of the effervescent Auntie Muriel, charming family memories of old Uncle Bilius, and intriguin ...…
 
Harry finally comes of age, so it’s time to really put his magic skillz to the test and make some stuff fly around the room! It’s also time to try out a few of the twelve fail-safe ways to charm witches on both of the Weasley women, though Ron and a certain tall, faceless, unpleasant stranger might have something to say about that. In discussin ...…
 
Harry finally comes of age, so it’s time to really put his magic skillz to the test and make some stuff fly around the room! It’s also time to try out a few of the twelve fail-safe ways to charm witches on both of the Weasley women, though Ron and a certain tall, faceless, unpleasant stranger might have something to say about that. In discussin ...…
 
Harry’s struggle with his savior complex has never been more real, and there’s just no time for anything so completely trivial as vol-au-vents or weddings! Unfortunately for him, Mrs. Weasley (whose eyes are the exact shade of Ginny’s, coincidentally) has other plans for everyone, which do not include magically-altered motorbikes or plotting Vo ...…
 
Harry’s struggle with his savior complex has never been more real, and there’s just no time for anything so completely trivial as vol-au-vents or weddings! Unfortunately for him, Mrs. Weasley (whose eyes are the exact shade of Ginny’s, coincidentally) has other plans for everyone, which do not include magically-altered motorbikes or plotting Vo ...…
 
Martha may not be as excited about this week’s chapter art as she was last week, but the characters do remind us of a certain Hundred Acre Wood character, to everyone’s surprise! Also included this week are the many things we “do like,” Harry mistaking Andromeda for Bellatrix (even though she isn’t singing), and imagined last words for Dumbledo ...…
 
Martha may not be as excited about this week’s chapter art as she was last week, but the characters do remind us of a certain Hundred Acre Wood character, to everyone’s surprise! Also included this week are the many things we “do like,” Harry mistaking Andromeda for Bellatrix (even though she isn’t singing), and imagined last words for Dumbledo ...…
 
The moment we’ve all been dreading has finally arrived, so have a seat on the washing machine, pour yourself a tall glass of Harry-flavored Polyjuice Potion (it’s much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle!) and drink to our poor sweet girl, the true fallen warrior, queen of our hearts, Hedwig. We’re really going to miss her as she goes off on her new ...…
 
The moment we’ve all been dreading has finally arrived, so have a seat on the washing machine, pour yourself a tall glass of Harry-flavored Polyjuice Potion (it’s much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle!) and drink to our poor sweet girl, the true fallen warrior, queen of our hearts, Hedwig. We’re really going to miss her as she goes off on her new ...…
 
The Dursleys and Harry bid each other adieu, though not quite as tearfully as Hestia and Dedalus (aka the Order’s D-Squad) predicted. Awkward moments ensue when Harry realizes that Dudley didn’t actually attempt a clever booby trap, Vernon realizes the Order’s master plan to get their house, and Dedalus refers to the Dursleys in the absolute le ...…
 
The Dursleys and Harry bid each other adieu, though not quite as tearfully as Hestia and Dedalus (aka the Order’s D-Squad) predicted. Awkward moments ensue when Harry realizes that Dudley didn’t actually attempt a clever booby trap, Vernon realizes the Order’s master plan to get their house, and Dedalus refers to the Dursleys in the absolute le ...…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Mary Kwiatkowski (@FrailMary) and the Sorting Reaping Ball to sort the characters of The Hunger Games into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series. Please subscribe to our show! Bo ...…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Mary Kwiatkowski (@FrailMary) and the Sorting Reaping Ball to sort the characters of The Hunger Games into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series. Please subscribe to our show! Bo ...…
 
As Harry makes his way through his trunk and reads his newspaper, he is also forced to reckon with the fact that he is now a magic school dropout. Hedwig is trapped in her cage (moment of silence), the validity of Elphias Doge’s friendship with Dumbledore is questioned, and Harry realizes that his education has failed him. But at least he can d ...…
 
As Harry makes his way through his trunk and reads his newspaper, he is also forced to reckon with the fact that he is now a magic school dropout. Hedwig is trapped in her cage (moment of silence), the validity of Elphias Doge’s friendship with Dumbledore is questioned, and Harry realizes that his education has failed him. But at least he can d ...…
 
Martha relives an embarrassing stream of Facebook videos, Alice reveals that she does not really care about Charity Burbage, and both sisters get a little too caught up looking up pictures of white peacocks. Also featured in the chapter are Voldemort being extremely withholding, Lucius being pathetic, and Yaxley trying way too hard. When you fi ...…
 
Martha relives an embarrassing stream of Facebook videos, Alice reveals that she does not really care about Charity Burbage, and both sisters get a little too caught up looking up pictures of white peacocks. Also featured in the chapter are Voldemort being extremely withholding, Lucius being pathetic, and Yaxley trying way too hard. When you fi ...…
 
This may be J.K. Rowling’s favorite film of the series (we have some theories as to why that is), but it is certainly none of ours. Nevertheless, we had a great time with Shandy of the Broadcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-broadcast/id1128235491?mt=2) dissecting everything about the sixth movie from the romances to the fiyah to t ...…
 
This may be J.K. Rowling’s favorite film of the series (we have some theories as to why that is), but it is certainly none of ours. Nevertheless, we had a great time with Shandy of the Broadcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-broadcast/id1128235491?mt=2) dissecting everything about the sixth movie from the romances to the fiyah to t ...…
 
We’ve reached the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, or as we like to call it, Harry Potter and Snape. Is the final chapter as good as Alice remembered? Is it necessary to include both first and last names of characters we’ve gotten to know over the course of six books? And did Harry really have to do that stupid, noble thing? You’l ...…
 
We’ve reached the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, or as we like to call it, Harry Potter and Snape. Is the final chapter as good as Alice remembered? Is it necessary to include both first and last names of characters we’ve gotten to know over the course of six books? And did Harry really have to do that stupid, noble thing? You’l ...…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by the Real Weird Dad to sort an assortment of fictional dads, and then joined by another very special guest, Grandpa Paul Krebill. Paul Krebill’s self-published books can be found at http://bit.ly/paulkrebillbooks and http://bit.ly/paulkrebill. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsiste ...…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by the Real Weird Dad to sort an assortment of fictional dads, and then joined by another very special guest, Grandpa Paul Krebill. Paul Krebill’s self-published books can be found at http://bit.ly/paulkrebillbooks and http://bit.ly/paulkrebill. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsiste ...…
 
(Spoiler alert) Dumbledore is dead, and Fawkes the phoenix (pronounced FEE-nix) is lamenting. Harry works through his emotions as visitor after visitor enters the hospital wing — even though he’s not hurt. Sparks fly between two unexpected lovebirds, but don’t worry about the fact that it’s in response to Dumbledore’s death, because Dumbledore ...…
 
(Spoiler alert) Dumbledore is dead, and Fawkes the phoenix (pronounced FEE-nix) is lamenting. Harry works through his emotions as visitor after visitor enters the hospital wing — even though he’s not hurt. Sparks fly between two unexpected lovebirds, but don’t worry about the fact that it’s in response to Dumbledore’s death, because Dumbledore ...…
 
It’s time for the titular reveal! Snape flees Hogwarts, but don’t you dare call him coward. Hagrid’s hut burns, claiming the lives of several poor, innocent Bowtruckles, but it’s nothin’ Dumbledore won’ be able to put righ’. And as usual, Hagrid needs to work on his listening skills. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rea ...…
 
It’s time for the titular reveal! Snape flees Hogwarts, but don’t you dare call him coward. Hagrid’s hut burns, claiming the lives of several poor, innocent Bowtruckles, but it’s nothin’ Dumbledore won’ be able to put righ’. And as usual, Hagrid needs to work on his listening skills. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rea ...…
 
Come over to the right side… and by that we mean Dumbledore’s literal right side. You have to admit, it’s a tempting offer! But first, there’s time for a quick joy ride to Hogwarts (Accio Rosmerta’s Brooms!) and plenty of discussion of the limits of the Imperius Curse. Also, spoiler alert, Snape kills Dumbledore. Please consider supporting us o ...…
 
Come over to the right side… and by that we mean Dumbledore’s literal right side. You have to admit, it’s a tempting offer! But first, there’s time for a quick joy ride to Hogwarts (Accio Rosmerta’s Brooms!) and plenty of discussion of the limits of the Imperius Curse. Also, spoiler alert, Snape kills Dumbledore. Please consider supporting us o ...…
 
Take a deep breath in and enjoy the salty air of the beautiful cliffs and coast. What a wonderful spot to take the orphans for a weekend getaway! It’s also a great spot for Harry to learn the true meaning of the conditions to which he agreed to come on this adventure and for Dumbledore to prove that, despite his age, he’s a really strong swimme ...…
 
Take a deep breath in and enjoy the salty air of the beautiful cliffs and coast. What a wonderful spot to take the orphans for a weekend getaway! It’s also a great spot for Harry to learn the true meaning of the conditions to which he agreed to come on this adventure and for Dumbledore to prove that, despite his age, he’s a really strong swimme ...…
 
The creature in Harry’s chest may be gone, but the seeker is overhead as Harry, Ginny, and Harry’s Hungarian Horntail tattoo spend the last carefree weeks of the series together. Meanwhile, Hermione is unpleasantly intentional, Trelawney is cracking up, and Dumbledore is faced with a very unexpected dilemma. Please consider supporting us on Pat ...…
 
The creature in Harry’s chest may be gone, but the seeker is overhead as Harry, Ginny, and Harry’s Hungarian Horntail tattoo spend the last carefree weeks of the series together. Meanwhile, Hermione is unpleasantly intentional, Trelawney is cracking up, and Dumbledore is faced with a very unexpected dilemma. Please consider supporting us on Pat ...…
 
Google login Twitter login Classic login