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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.
 
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There might not be much dialogue in these five minutes, but what dialogue there is is absolutely brilliant (good doggie... good doggie!!). Alice, Martha, and returning guest Shut Up Tim discuss the rat, the werewolf, and a surprising reference from an incredibly obscure band. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsister…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Dumbledore's arc in the fourth book, from his many speeches to his rage-filled rant when he finds out Harry put his name in the Goblet of Fire! Our feedback survey is now live! Please visit realweirdsisters.com/feedback to give us your thoughts as we enter our seventh year of the podcast! Please consider supporting us on Pa…
 
It's back to the character who started it all, Dumbledore! In part 3, Alice and Martha discuss a new dementor litmus test and try their best to separate Book Dumbledore from Michael Gambon. You may not like him... but you can't deny, Dumbledore's got style! Our feedback survey is now live! Please visit realweirdsisters.com/feedback to give us your …
 
The twentieth Take 5 features a returning guest (Shut Up Tim), the end of the microwave minutes, and a new theme song! 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 never miss…
 
Alice and Martha gather to properly eulogize Fred... but first, there's a whole world of ear-related humor to get through! 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 never …
 
Pull out your Extendable Ears or clean out your own with a long, lethal instrument, and get ready for part three of the Fred and George character study! Alice and Martha discuss the twins in the fifth book! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are …
 
April Fool's jokes abound in this latest Take Five, which features Sirius tempted to commit murder and an MVB who is about to run along and play with his chemistry set. 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…
 
Alice and Martha resume their conversation about Gred and Forge, this time picking up in the fourth book. From their HILARIOUS fake wand to their super-responsible Ton Tongue Toffee testing, it's easy to see why the twins' business begins to take off in this book! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episod…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Faye Collyer for an introductory Astrology lesson, learning about their own charts as well as aligning the twelve signs with the four Hogwarts houses and discussing Harry Potter characters' astrological signs and how they fit with their personalities in the series! Please consider supporting us on Patreo…
 
Real Weird Sisters Alice and Martha are joined by Real Weird Guest Shut Up Tim to tackle another five minutes of Prisoner of Azkaban. These five minutes feature Bucky's "execution," some good old fashioned Whomping by everyone's favorite Willow, and another sighting of the infamous Egg Creature. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon…
 
Alice and Martha discuss another morally gray character, Barty Crouch... SENIOR... and uncover several important, groundbreaking plot holes that throw the whole series into question! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. D…
 
Alice and Martha welcome Real Weird Recurring Guest Shut Up Tim back for another Take Five episode, this time introducing a VERY important new character! 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 o…
 
Join the Real Weird Sisters and PLEASE STAND UP for our Real Weird QUEEN! 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 never miss an episode!…
 
It's time to break down another five minutes of Prisoner of Azkaban! This week's episode is full of cutting burns from the marauders, some awkward Lupin moments, and not a whole lot else... but don't worry, the sisters and special guest still find plenty to discuss! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New epis…
 
Alice and Martha discuss another pair of real weird sisters. It can be assumed that this character study will be one of the top five double character studies of all time! 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 …
 
Join official sisters Alice and Martha and special guest Shut Up Tim as they discuss the fifteenth section of Alfonso's magnum opus! Harry fights off "one nasty dementor" with a memory that's not really a memory, Hagrid skips rocks, and the spiders force Ron to tap dance in this five minute segment, which is definitely exactly five minutes, no more…
 
Alice and Martha gather to properly eulogize Dobby. But don't worry, it's not all sad... there's also a chance for three of Martha's most notorious impressions to gather together in one room. This is one Elf Tale you won't want to miss! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday…
 
Official sisters Alice and Martha discuss the iconic "HE WAS THEIR FRIEND!" scene with recurring guest Shut Up Tim. There's plenty to pick apart in these five minutes, from the choppy editing of the Peter Pettigrew story to Harry's inability to run under the Invisibility Cloak without knocking into everything in his path. Please consider supporting…
 
Alice and Martha discuss the many mysteries surrounding Karkaroff: how exactly did he rise to his role of headmaster? Was he perhaps once a student at dear old Hogwarts? And why exactly does Alice think she can do a Moody impression? Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday an…
 
Take Five is back, along with all your favorite Take Five segments! Alice, Martha, and recurring guest Shut Up Tim analyze the thirteenth five minutes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which includes plenty of (fake) snow and a trip to Hogsmeade. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are …
 
Alice and Martha round out their discussion of Hagrid, analyzing his arc in the seventh book as he flies Harry away from Privet Drive, crunches up some chairs at the Weasley wedding, and is bullied by Tom Riddle for the last time. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and s…
 
The sixth book sees Hagrid as he reunites with Buckb-- er, Witherwings, makes a new "friend" in Slughorn, and is forced to say goodbye to two of his oldest companions, Aragog and Dumbledore. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodi…
 
As 2021 comes to a close, we are back to celebrate the holiday season Potter-style. First (00:04:03), Alice and Martha rank popular holiday songs and imagine a magical karaoke party / holiday album with music guru Aman Adwin (@AmanAdwin). Up second (01:00:00), the sisters compete in a rematch of last year's holiday game show, hosted by the Real Wei…
 
Alice and Martha are back to talk about our biggest friend--any guesses who that might be?? In the fifth book, Hagger endures more than the normal bumps an' bruises of his rough job, as he takes on teaching his little brother English, becomes one of Umbridge's main targets, and tangles with the centaurs in the Forbidden Forest. Please consider supp…
 
It's time ter resume the Hagrid character studies! Don your hairiest brown suit, a yellow and orange checked tie, plenty of axle grease, and eau de cologne, and settle in to hear about Hagrid's arc in the fourth book. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guests Gia Worthy (@classicallygia), Sarah Carradine (@sarahcarradine), and the Sorting Buff to sort the contestants of Survivor 41 into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Survivor 41 (through episode 11) and the Harry Potter …
 
CHARACTER STUDY: LUDOVIC BAGMAN! It's a pretty safe *bet* that you will enjoy this week's episode, as Alice and Martha analyze Bagman's motivations, relationship with Barty Crouch Sr., and the major conflict of interest in his role as a Triwizard Tournament judge. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episod…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Olympe, a fine, well-dressed woman who's not afraid of roughin' it. From insisting on treating the Beauxbatons horses like royalty to ensuring 'Ogwarts does not get two bites at ze apple, Madame Maxime is a force to be reckoned with! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are…
 
Alice and Martha school recurring guest Shut Up Tim on some important filmmaking secrets, including the importance of perspective and scene transitions, once again shedding a light Alfonso's brilliant, dark, twisted direction in the twelfth five minutes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patre…
 
Spoiler alert: Mad-Eye's dead. So of course now it's time to properly eulogize his gnarled corpse. Alice and Martha discuss the real Mad-Eye in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books, where he turns out to be even gruffer and more socially awkward than the imposter Moody. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New e…
 
Oh no you don't, laddie!! It's time for Alice and Martha to discuss all things Moody in the fourth book, and some things Barty Crouch, JUNIOR (though this is not a Barty Crouch character study). From his x-ray vision to his penchant for pushing the boundaries of what's appropriate to teach high school students, it's really a wonder that he made it …
 
This week, Alice, Martha, and returning guest Shut Up Tim enter a world that is entirely their own as they discuss the eleventh five minutes of Alfonso's magnum opus. 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 s…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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