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A Harry Potter discussion podcast hosted by two sisters with a long-time passion for over analyzing.
 
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Harry is often recklessly brave, sometimes with disastrous consequences. But this week, Lauren and Alex are focusing on the times it had hilarious consequences as they count down the top 7 sassy Harry moments.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The Harry Potter books make a point to mention how difficult and dangerous is is to become an Animagus, but what are the details? What makes it dangerous? How long does it take? How is it different than normal transfiguration? Lucky for us JK Rowling has provided the answers. This week join Alex and Lauren's discussion of the process of becomin ...…
 
We know at hogwarts Harry found home and belonging, but he found family and love at the Burrow. On this episode, Lauren and Alex are highlighting everything there is to love about the Weasley Family home.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Tina Goldstein is one of the best examples of an American witch we see from the Wizarding World. This week’s episode is dedicated to all the things to love about Tina- from her background and childhood to what drives her to do what she does.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The school year plays a major role in every Harry Potter book but the summers are often the main feature of the first few chapters of the books. In this episode Alex and Lauren discuss everything about summer and back to school time for Hogwarts students- including Hogwarts letters, back to school shopping, and the journey to school.…
 
In Harry’s early life, birthdays were rarely a cause for celebration. But with his newfound friendships at Hogwarts also came the experience of presents, cards and even birthday cake. This week Lauren is joined by recurring guest Camilla to discuss Harry’s birthday journey.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Bravery is a major theme throughout the Harry Potter series. And as we all know, brave is the best thing to be. This week, Lauren and Alex pit 12 of the bravest HP characters against each other in a head-to-head bracket tournament to determine once and for all the bravest of the brave.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The wizarding world is undeniably magical, both literally and figuratively. Sadly, beneath the excitement and wonder it has a dark side filled with as much prejudice as the real world. Muggle-Born wizards and Squibs both face this reality. On this week's episode Alex and Lauren discuss the similarities and differences between these two groups a ...…
 
Garrick Ollivander is widely regarded as one of the world's best wand makers and for good reason. He continued his family's long legacy while completely revolutionizing the wandmaking industry. But what else do we know about this complicated man? Is he a dark wizard? How did he impact Harry's story? Is he BFFs with Dumbledore?…
 
One of the most fascinating aspects of the magical world is the sentient photographs and portraits. Even Harry was captivated by the Hogwarts paintings. But how does it work? What makes a magical moving photograph different than a talking portrait? In this episode we explore these and other queries.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Professor Flitwick may be a tertiary character but he’s full of personality. From his unbridled enthusiasm and enjoyment of umbrellaed drinks to his lesser known magical fighting skills there is much more than meets the eye. Join Lauren and Alex to celebrate this underrated Hogwarts teacher.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
In the style of Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest mobile game from the magical world. Of course Alex and Lauren had to give it a try. In this week's episode tune in to hear detailed info on game play, cameos, and how it compares to the other HP mobile games in the lineup.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The Harry Potter series is chock-full of exciting, serious, suspenseful, and even sad moments. It's easy to overlook all the happy happenings throughout the story but they are there nonetheless. This week Lauren is joined by special guest, Camilla, to discuss their top seven (non-ranked) happy moments from Harry Potter and their dogs cheese-fee ...…
 
Through most of his early years the only father figure Harry knew was mean, abusive, and narrow minded. Did things get better for him after he entered the magical world? Lauren and Alex talk about the major father figures that influence Harry during his life and time at school.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The Dursleys are indisputably and inexcusably horrible but what makes them tick? What led them accept Harry in the first place? Why does Vernon hate magic? And finally, is there a redeemable Dursley?By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The Elixir of Life turned one year old this week. To celebrate the hosts are launching a brand new giveaway, new segments, and all new theme music! Oh, and they also rank the 7 saddest death in Harry Potter.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
'Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic' is a hit off-broadway Harry Potter parody play. It centers on the, likely confusing and frightening, experiences of the Hufflepuff students who went to school alongside Harry. As vocal Hufflepuff fans and admirers Lauren and Alex couldn't stop themselves from wa ...…
 
The episode where the wood is made up and the lengths don’t matter (except they kinda do).By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Moms play a pivotal role in Harry’s story. Inspired by Mother’s Day, Lauren and Alex consider all the best and worst ways mums influenced Harry’s life.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
The Elixir of Life Fam annihilated a Harry Potter escape room. Join Lauren and Alex as they recap their experience. Stick around till the end of the show to hear their take on a hotly debated HP controversy.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Rowling always names her characters with deeper meaning in mind. This week, the hosts dive into the backstory of some our favorite (and not-so-favorite) character’s names.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Who's most likely to become the next Dark Lord? Who’s the best quidditch player? Greatest friend? Best hair? Lauren and Alex are giving out end-of-year superlative awards to Hogwarts students... and a few non students too.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
While rereading Half-Blood Prince Lauren came up with interesting theories and questions involving horcruxes, Slughorn, and unbreakable vows. Naturally she had to bounce her ideas off of Alex so the podcast heads back to its roots with this theory discussion episode.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Hogwarts has no shortage of great teachers, so the competition for best of the best is tough. Who will reign supreme in Lauren and Alex’s ranking show-down? The results may shock you, but probably not.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Hagrid is a main player in the Harry Potter books from nearly the first chapter. Join us as we give him the recognition he deserves while covering his life’s many ups and many, many downs.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Hogwarts is one of the best schools of magic in the world, but it has also harbored some of the worst teachers imaginable. Lauren and Alex are counting down the top worst Hogwarts teachers.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
In the second part of the hosts’ look into world-wide wizarding education, we learn about magical schools in Uganda and Northern Europe. We also explore the intriguing possibilities of specialty schools.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
According to Pottermore there are eleven "long-established and prestigious" magical schools around the world. We know about Hogwarts and Ilvermorny but what about the rest? In this weeks episode Alex and Lauren discuss three of the lesser known wizarding school from around the world.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
In this episode the sisters cover Professor Minerva McGonagall’s life before we meet her in the Harry Potter series and the events and circumstances that shape her into the BAMF we know and love.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Lauren and Alex have been open about their disinterest in the Harry Potter movies so they decided to challenge themselves. In this week's episode they revisited the first installment of the Harry Potter film franchise. What did the movie portray well? What was disappointing? Was anything better in the movies than the books? Is Sean Biggerstaff ...…
 
Luna Lovegood gets a lot of positive attention from the Harry Potter fandom and for good reason. This week Alex and Lauren discuss Luna's family, backstory, character traits, quidditch commentary, and what JKR has revealed about her post-Hogwarts life.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
In 1994, the Triwizard Tournament returned after a 200 year absence. Who spearheaded the decision to bring it back? Why at that time? And of course, what is going on under those robes?By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Adding to their House series, Lauren and Alex are covering the four houses of Ilvermorny. Ilvermorny is called the Hogwarts of North America but how do the two comparable when it comes to houses? Are there direct house equivalents from Hogwarts to Ilvermorny? And what is a Honer Serpent? Link to possible Hogwarts/Ilvermorny house comparisons: h ...…
 
With the recent revelation about Nagini, the confusion over Professor McGonagall's age, and a shocking Hogwarts-related bathroom tweet, the Harry Potter fandom is reeling and wondering, "Is anything canon anymore?" In this weeks episode Lauren and Alex objectively analyze the hard hitting questions: What counts as wizarding world canon? Who det ...…
 
As the series primarily takes place at Hogwarts, a wizarding school, education is a prominent theme throughout the Harry Potter books. But do wizards take primary education as seriously as muggles? Is there any higher education in the magical world? What is Snape’a favorite answer to any question? What shape does “ummm” make in an audio recording?…
 
They are known as one of the biggest blood traitor families there are but what makes for the top Weasley family members? Do Fred and George have distinct personalities? Is Bill actually just a huge nerd? In this weeks episode Alex and Lauren pit all nine Weasley family members against each other to determine once and for who's the best of the best.…
 
According to Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory exemplified many of the qualities that distinguish Hufflepuff house. We all know him as a brave Hogwarts champion, Harry's fair Quidditch rival, and an undeserving victim of Voldemort's callous quest for power. But we thought his character deserved an even closer examination. In this weeks episode Alex an ...…
 
Slytherin is known to be the Hogwarts house that turns out more dark wizards than any other. Are Slytherins inherently evil? Is ambition always a bad thing? How far in advance should revenge really be planned? We discuss these questions and much more in the final installment of our Hogwarts Houses series.…
 
It's that Yuletide season and Alex and Lauren wanted to do something special to mark the season. In this weeks episode we discuss an explosive new Grindelwald theory, faerie lights, christmas pudding, and much much more.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Lauren and Alex have always taken the character of Percy Weasley at face value. He's Ron's pompous, slightly annoying older brother that cares more about professional success than family or defeating Voldemort. But is there a reason to delve deeper into his motivations? Is Percy a secret family man who has good reason to distrust Dumbledore? If ...…
 
A Very Potter Musical is a student produced Harry Potter parody musical by Team StarKid and a HP fandom favorite. It took years but Alex finally convinced Lauren to watch it. Tune in to hear the the hosts' favorite moments, songs, characters, and jokes. Also, they share the hot take everyone has been waiting for: their opinion on the musical Ha ...…
 
Throughout the seven Harry Potter books we get a pretty detailed look into Gryffindor House but we are still left with some unanswered questions. What separates Gryffindor from the other three Hogwarts houses? In what way are Gryffindors just like Slytherins? Why did Godric Gryffindor need a sword anyway? And what is the deal with the dormitory ...…
 
Alex and Lauren watched the new Fantastic Beasts movie and they have a few thoughts... (Possible SPOILERS ahead) Who's the biggest manipulator, Grindelwald or Dumbledore? Why is McGonagall showing up at Hogwarts decades before she was born? What in the world is Queenie thinking? Were those babies on the Titanic? And, most importantly, how thirs ...…
 
With Thanksgiving coming up, Lauren and Alex have food on the brain. Each host prepared an iconic British dish mentioned in the Harry Potter books and are reporting the results.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Do the Harry Potter books pass the Bechtel test? Are women represented well in the wizarding world at large? In this week's episode Alex and Lauren are joined by special guests, Adri and Erin of the Accio Politics Podcast, to discuss these questions and much more.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
To continue our Hogwarts House series, the host are diving into Hufflepuff. What makes a good ‘Puff? Has there ever been a dark Hufflepuff? What magical skill was Helga Hufflepuff most known for? And what type of vinegar was her favorite?By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Ghosts are a big part of life at Hogwarts but what do we really know about them and their place in the wizarding world? This week Alex and Lauren compare HP ghosts to our muggle understanding of spirts, explain the hidden backstories of some of our favorite haunts, and give out advice for trick or treaters.…
 
Lauren and Alex are both Ravenclaws. So to kick off a series about the four Hogwarts Houses, the hosts have a discussion about the good, the bad, and the annoying things about their house.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
This week Lauren and Alex are joined by a special guest, published author and host of 2 Men and the Mouse podcast, Kevin J Kessler. The ladies just arrived back from Universal Studios Orlando to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and needed to enlist help to tell you all about it.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
Pets are often featured in the Harry Potter series and in the greater wizarding world. How does pet ownership differ in the lives of muggles and wizards? Why did Ron bring an unsanctioned rat to Hogwarts? What is the best magical pet? Alex and Lauren explore these questions and more.By The Elixir of Life Podcast.
 
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