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Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe. Character studies are released every Monday. Special topics episodes are released periodically. Book club episodes for Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and Half-Blood Prince, as well as special topics shows recorded from January 2017 through June 2019 can be listened to on the feed titled The Real Weird Sisters: The Archive.
 
Vi är en Harry Potter-podcast på svenska och vi startar detta projekt inspirerade av MuggleCast, eftersom alla inte snackar engelska. Vi kommer att prata Harry Potter. Nästan bara Harry Potter. Observera att vi inte äger Harry Potter, alla rättigheter tillhör Jk Rowling och WB och denna podcast är inte godkänd av någon som har något att göra med Harry Potter. Vi älskar Jo och skulle aldrig drömma om att försöka sno hennes grejer. (We are a Harry Potter podcast in Swedish and MuggleCast inspi ...
 
It’s a new era of Harry Potter, and we really, really want to explore it. With 'Cursed Child' and 'Fantastic Beasts' expanding our knowledge of the Wizarding World, we couldn’t resist diving in! A biweekly podcast covering Pottermore, Ilvermorny, J.K. Rowling, and the Harry Potter fandom. Be a part of it—discuss with us on Twitter @NewtCasts.
 
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Is who we are determined by our genes (nature) or our upbringing and culture (nurture)? This is one of the questions that we ask ourselves in this episode of this podcast, especially when it comes to the differences between Harry and Voldemort. We also talk about how knowledge can be used as a form of currency; this can be seen in social gains and …
 
The cards never lie, and our reading shows that this week's character study is not to be missed! Alice and Martha discuss Trelawney's arc in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books (with heavy emphasis on her extensive seventh book arc). Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday an…
 
Due to scheduling conflicts, we couldn’t record a new episode of the show this week. We didn’t want the feed to go empty this week, so please enjoy this re-release of our episode from earlier this year plus a bonus segment that was only available for Patrons of the show until now. Become a Patron for as little as $2/month by heading over to www.pat…
 
This week's Take Five is all about that infamous bridge scene, with the added bonus of plenty of impressions from Martha and a Movia Trivia segment that will live in RWS infamy. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don’t …
 
Lizzie's back!! Lizzie is both a strong Ravenclaw and a fun fact. Thanks to our Patreon sponsor this week, Sam! Phoenix Register: So much news. The UK release is a WEEK ahead of the US release! We're still working out WB's marketing strategy. The nine-wand display will be back in Leicester Square. Promotional events are happening again! Nature is h…
 
Adri is joined by special guest Laurie, the producer for the Potterversity podcast to discuss chapter 12 of Half Blood Prince. We talk about how this chapter intersects with the politics of suspicion and consent, including the imperiused Katie Bell and Hermione’s skepticism about the character of the Half Blood Prince. We also talk about the nature…
 
The Real Weird Sisters are back to discuss a second set of Real Weird Brothers in the Harry Potter series. From attempting to deliver the infamous bunch of grapes to Harry in the second book, to the tiny corpses lying side by side in the Great Hall in the seventh book, the Creevey brothers' legacy in the fight against Lord Voldemort is second only …
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Chappell (@Chappells_Show) and the Sorting Blanket to sort the characters of Big Brother (season 23) into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both the Big Brother series and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting …
 
This week, we talk about that chapter where Hermione helps Ron, unbeknownst to him, get into the Gryffindor Quidditch team. When we were thinking about which politics were driving the chapter, we thought about the politics of attention and preferential treatment. We’re also featuring the best answers to our question of the week! This week, the ques…
 
Alice, Martha, and special guest Shut Up Tim are back for another riddikulus Take Five episode! This five minutes is spent on pretty much one scene, but there's still plenty to talk about, as usual! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released…
 
It’s the official return of SpookBeasty! Phoenix Register: IT’S ALL HAPPENING. We have a title! A new release date! Everyone asks “why is Aurelius?” but never “how is Aurelius?” We try to figure out WB’s marketing game. Geoff is unimpressed by the summary. Even when he’s the worst villain, he’s still Mads Mikkelsen. Owl Post: Is Bunty going to sacr…
 
This week, we talk about that chapter where Harry met Voldemort’s extended family via Pensieve. When we were thinking about which politics were driving the chapter, we thought about the politics of ancestry and supremacism. One is based upon who your family was or what they did being an indicator of success (or failure) and the other is based on ho…
 
It's finally time to "properly eulogize" Draco, as Alice and Martha round out their discussion of his arc in the seventh book. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don’t forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you ne…
 
It’s the first day of classes at Hogwarts, and we are talking about the politics of cheating and the myth of self-sufficiency. This week we have a ton of questions that we try to answer as best as possible. Was Harry was cheating by following the hand-written instructions in the Half-Blood Prince’s Potions book? Why did Snape never share his potion…
 
Watch where you're sticking those pins, come over to the right side, and listen to our character study on Draco Malfoy in the sixth book! As seven-year-old Martha would say, Draco comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb in this one. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Mond…
 
Meet our special guest, author and blogger Thea James! She wrote a cookbook! Thanks to Michael McDonald's family for their continued support. We miss you, Mike. Phoenix Register: It's been a slim news week, but Marjolaine found something! Eddie Redmayne is performing in Cabaret on the West End this fall. Tickets are really expensive, but available!…
 
Draco reverts back to his early-series-villain-self in the fifth book, taking his antagonism to new lows as he scripts highly creative lyrics, tries out many different angles to try to provoke Harry, and revels in his roles as a prefect and on the Inquisitorial Squad. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New ep…
 
Harry’s finally back at Hogwarts and he is in for a surprise when it comes to staff appointments for the coming school year. Adri and Helene talk about the politics of School Administration and Bullying when it comes to what is influencing the events of this chapter. We also talk about the restrictive and cruel law regarding reproductive rights tha…
 
Geoff's back! Shannen is an A R T I S T E Phoenix Register: Stuff is happening!! Another break between movies?! What will Megan do? This is not a podcast about David Yates' side hustles. Main Discussion: Magical Objects Is it Vanished or is it Memorex? Dumbledougal has HANDS. Grindlewald's graphic designer got paid in exposure. We find out the real…
 
OH NO YOU DON'T, LADDIE! It's time for Draco's arc in the fourth book! From his short but glorious experience as a ferret to his love of Blast-Ended Skrewts, Draco provides some comic relief in this book, but his storyline also begins to take a darker turn as we head into the latter half of the series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.…
 
Well, we’re back on the Hogwarts Express! This time, Helene and Adri talk about the many ways that they see the politics of nepotism and privilege interact in this chapter, as well as in the rest of the book. We talk about Slughorn’s favoritism of those associated with prestige and power, Draco’s lack of growth as a boy who insists you remember who…
 
This podcast has gone to the dogs as Alice and Martha analyze Draco in the third book. It might not be a Madam Hooch character study, but there's still plenty of Quidditch talk - we've never seen such tactics!! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows …
 
Join us as the trio venture into Diagon Alley for the first time since the ministry has openly admitted that Lord Voldemort is back. Helene and Adri discuss the politics of Public Security and the politics of Commodities as it relates to both the ministry’s actions and how capitalism is alive and well, even in grim circumstances. Patrons get a bonu…
 
HEH! WOOOOO!!! It's time for another joyride through Alfonso's magnum opus. Returning guest Shut Up Tim is back, and so is Bem, back with another gloomy warning. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don’t forget to subscr…
 
Helene's back!! And keeping secrets?! The Phoenix Register: An epic battle between Newt and Grindelwald, and streaming vs theatre release logistics We're going to the CO-PA, CO-PA-CABANAAAAAA The owls are back too, and bringing mustache-related speculation! Everyone is Dougal. It's canon. Main discussion: Bunty. She's #relatable. Bunty = Ginny? (No…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Allison Serafin Steere for an introductory Herbology lesson, complete with an overview of the major magical plants of the series, their connections to the muggle world, and an official plant ranking. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released ever…
 
Harry gets to the Burrow earlier than scheduled and we get a glimpse into Arthur’s dearest ambition and Molly’s favorite nickname. Adri is joined by guest host Ann from the Speak Beasty podcast and they talk about the politics of tribalism and family, including why oh why Ginny Weasley loses her perpetual cool when it comes to Fleur joining the fam…
 
Alice and Martha discuss everyone's favorite supermom, Molly Weasley, and her arc in the last four books. Molly may have many rivalries in these four books - Sirius, Fleur, Hermione, and Bellatrix to name a few - but her role as the Tonksfidant is far more significant. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New e…
 
Harry is off to the Burrow under Dumbledore’s chaperonage, but before we pop in to see our favorite red-headed family, we’ve got a side quest to complete. Yes, you read that right, Dumbledore has one more trick up his sleeve (presumably the one with complete mobility): popping in to see a professor about leaving retirement. Helene and Adri talk abo…
 
WE’RE BACK! Did you miss us? (You did. It’s okay. We missed you too.) Phoenix Register: show changes! New theme music! New segments! Old hosts! Main discussion: What do we know about FB3 so far? Richard Coyle lacks a name on IMDb - interesting! Leaked pictures might show the German Ministry of Magic COVID is still the worst New segment! Kowalski’s …
 
Finally, a chapter with Harry in it! In between headlines and narrative paywalls (what did the rest of those articles say anyway?) Harry is snoozing away until Dumbledore appears in the Dursley’s home, just as he promised he would. Perhaps it’s the realization that Harry didn’t quite trust Dumbledore to show up, or it’s the weight of benign neglect…
 
Recurring guest Shut Up Tim returns to once again attempt to shed light on the way Alfonso's beautiful, dark twisted mind works. In this five minutes, Harry attends Divination and Care of Magical Creatures, though we're not quite yet to HEH! WOOO! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released e…
 
Alice and Martha round out their conversation about Hermione, discussing her arc in the seventh book. With the infamous beaded bag and her quick thinking in numerous sticky situations, we can all agree that Hermione is largely responsible for getting Harry out of this book alive. After all, she's highly logical, which allows her to look past extran…
 
Join us as we talk about chapter 2, "Spinner’s End" and its politics (alongside some talk about Bellatrix, Narcissa, Sirius, Severus, and Wormtail). We also talk about this insight into Snape’s humble abode and whether or not he wanted Sirius dead. Bonus Segment for Patrons: A look into MACUSA. Want access to bonus content and more? Become a Patron…
 
Alice and Martha continue their study of Hermione, who (believe it or not) is the best student in Harry's year, this time focusing on her arc in the sixth book. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don’t forget to subscri…
 
We're already on HBP (which is, incidentally, Helene's favorite book in the series). Helene and Adri talk about the politics of Foreign Affairs and Public Relations when it comes to the two ministers (one muggle, one wizard) and wonder about how we're supposed to feel about Dementors "breeding" (in a nutshell: not good). Bonus Segment for Patrons: …
 
Alice and Martha are back to continue their discussion of Hermione, covering her arc in the fifth book. You might remember this as the book when Hermy stands up to Umbridge by forming Dumbledore's Army, but more importantly, she learns to knit and becomes one of the few brave enough to say Voldemort's name. Please consider supporting us on Patreon!…
 
Alice and Martha kick off the remainder of their series about Herm-oh-ninny, with Part 3 very logically covering Book 4. This is going to be a bit of a marathon, so make sure to pace yourselves or you may wind up clutching a stitch in your side! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released eve…
 
Recurring guest Shut Up Tim returns for the next five minutes of Alfonso's magnum opus, in which the trio gets settled at Hogwarts for the year. Michael Gambon gives a foreboding speech, the new Fat Lady makes her first appearance, and Harry makes the mistake of eating one of *those* candies. There's also a very obvious MVB and our first sighting o…
 
Welcome back! This week (or, when we recorded this, so awhile ago) we have lots of Potter news to discuss. In Potter Ponderings, we're also getting into what Muggle work the wizards could or should be taking on. And on Hey Netflix... you know what, you're going to have to tell us. We are still going through all your amazing emails for guest hosting…
 
There's more than enough to talk about with this groundbreaking double character study! Archie and Hassan Mostafa have lots in common, from their interesting Harry Potter Wiki pages to their their ability to make Hermione giggle. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and sp…
 
The last episode of season 5 is upon us! On this episode, Adri and Helene talk about the movie adaptation, discussing the various elements that make up a film. Want more exclusive content? Become a Patron of the show and get bonus content while supporting the show! Become a Patron for as little as $2/month by heading over to www.patreon.com/acciopo…
 
The Real Weird Sisters are joined again by recurring guest Shut Up Tim. In addition to analyzing an important five minutes, filled with frog puppets, new "Flitwick," and Alfonso's take on dementors, the official Real Weird Sisters each sample a Take 5 candy bar, and get an important cameo update from a very cool actor. Please consider supporting us…
 
It's time to discuss another unique and creative side character, Amos Diggory! From his relationship with his SON! to his rivalry with Harry and his confrontation with Winky, Amos is a fully three-dimensional character (except, of course, when his head is a possible 2-D hologram). Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirds…
 
We did it. We did it, Joe! We're done with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so you know what that means: one whole episode devoted to the entire novel. Your hosts Adri and Helene zoomed out from our chapter to chapter format to bring you all the piping hot takes that can only be given after we read the books as adults through a different …
 
It's time for the next five minutes of Prisoner of Azkaban - we're flying through this movie as fast as all of the MVBs ! Shut Up Tim is back for another guest appearance and Alice scrutinizes Alfonso's scene cuts, in a classic "Owlice" moment. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released ever…
 
We've come to the end... The end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, that is! Hosts Helene and Adri talk about the final chapter of book 5 in the Harry Potter series through the lens of Grief and the Price of War. Helene delves deeply into the stages of grief, as Harry is personifying them in this chapter (so very well, may we add), while…
 
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