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Join film producers David Baron and David Heyman, and cast Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James and Olivier Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook) and Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) as they discuss the final installment of the Harry Potter film series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. The story follows Harry Potter on a quest to find and destroy Lord ...
 
Welcome to Lumos Maxima: The Rowling Library Podcast. Turn on the light every other Friday with hosts Demi and Jess as they explore magical topics all about Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The segments of each episode are a recap of the latest issue of The Rowling Library Magazine, Quick Quotes Corner, Wizarding News in the Muggle World, and Tales of Magic and Mischief.
 
Reading, Writing, Rowling: Imagination and Fiction in the Age of Harry Potter: Join Katy McDaniel (Professor of History at Marietta College), John Granger (the Dean of Harry Potter Scholars), and Emily Strand (Mt. Carmel College of Nursing and Mythgard Institute) in association with http://MuggleNet.com for a podcast focused on the scholarship of J.K. Rowling’s literary works, featuring the most prominent researchers and the most inspirational ideas in the field of Potter Studies today.
 
Superior is a bi-weekly podcast where we discuss movies and the books that inspire them. We choose from a variety of genres in order to bring you consistent, entertaining discussion. Kyle is a movie aficionado that loves all things tech. Brittany is a high-school history teacher that has a passion for reading. Together, this dynamic duo co-host the book/movie podcast that is Superior.
 
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Alice and Martha resume their discussion of Ron, this time focusing on his extremely unusual fear of spiders, his impressive driving skills, and his willingness to stand up for Muggle-borns. Though his interior decorating choices may not be the most tasteful and his decisions might be particularly rash in this book, Ron’s arc in the second book sho…
 
First I would like to apologize for the audio in this episode. Katie had just moved and is still trying to figure out how to record in her new home. In this episode we talk all things Percy. We discuss his relationship with his family and his sorting. What house do you think Percy should have been sorted in? Let us know! Wizard Studies Podcast is o…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Whomping Willow. We chat why this chapter’s journey is the inverse of the journey to Hogwarts in The Sorcerer’s Stone, the Malfoy’s real intent with the diary, and we have another M&B Media Hall Of Fame moment… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebo…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – At Flourish And Blotts. We chat the vibrant and tactile scene setting that informs well established relationships, why Gilderoy Lockhart is just the best, and why Borgin and Burkes is the SEARS for the dark arts…. Connect with the show: Like Us On Faceboo…
 
This is the one you all have been asking and waiting for. In this episode we talk about Miss Hermione Granger. We are splitting this episode into two, so the second half of this episode will come out on her birthday on September 19th. If you are interested in entering our giveaway send us in a question and to get a second entry you can leave us a r…
 
Peskipiksi Pesternomi! Alice and Martha giggle about Lockhart and his charming ways on this week’s episode. After all, they are just silly girls like Mrs. Weasley and Hermione! Whether it be his forget-me-not (or was it periwinkle?) eyes or his dazzlingly white smile, all that really matters is the publicity. But, in the end, when it comes to Lockh…
 
Peskipiksi Pesternomi! Alice and Martha giggle about Lockhart and his charming ways on this week's episode. After all, they are just silly girls like Mrs. Weasley and Hermione! Whether it be his forget-me-not (or was it periwinkle?) eyes or his dazzlingly white smile, all that really matters is the publicity. But, in the end, when it comes to Lockh…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Burrow. We chat how the author alludes to many world building and character moments for this book, Harry’s hard transition from Muggle to magical worlds, and why Mary is a gnome… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 2 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Dobby’s Warning. We chat why Blake’s OUT on Dobby, how this chapter alludes to a much larger unsavory world, and why Blake may have to be Team Hufflepuff for life…. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | F…
 
Alice and Martha resume their discussion of Ron, this time focusing on his *extremely unusual* fear of spiders, his impressive driving skills, and his willingness to stand up for Muggle-borns. Though his interior decorating choices may not be the most tasteful and his decisions might be particularly rash in this book, Ron's arc in the second book s…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 1 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Worst Birthday. We discuss Harry’s memory of Hogwarts, why this chapter says a lot more than it leads on, and why Mary goes absolute Savage-mode tonight…. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow …
 
Thank you for listening to Lumos Maxima: The Rowling Library Podcast. Demi and Jess have decided to launch their new podcast, The Half-Blood Princesses: A Harry Potter Podcast. Please continue on the magical journey with them on their new chapter. You can listen on anchor, anchor.fm/HBPrincessesPod, and on all other platforms. The podcast is on Twi…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone film review! We discuss if the movie can stand on it’s own from the books, if the ending of the film follows through on the books theme, and why Blake would totally be Snape’s homeboy… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On T…
 
Happy September 1st, everyone!! Hopefully, you caught the Hogwarts Express in time before it left Platform 9 3/4. In honor of Back to Hogwarts, we kick off our subjects series with an episode on Transfiguration! We break down all the parts of Transfiguration that don't make sense as well as the limitations and classifications of this type of magic.…
 
Mary and Blake provide a live-time commentary track for Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone film… In this track we discuss the various changes between the film and book, what matters most to the viewer for Harry at the end of the film, and we discover a brand new character – FauxGrid… This is a PREMIUM Mary & Blake production. We have, however, i…
 
Though Lucius’s role in the beginning of the series is mostly behind the scenes, we get a clear picture of who he is through his parrot, Draco. If you are in need a more productive hobby, and enjoy putting others down to preserve your family name, well then, our slippery friend, you sound like Lucius… This episode covers Lucius Malfoy’s arc in the …
 
Though Lucius's role in the beginning of the series is mostly behind the scenes, we get a clear picture of who he is through his parrot, Draco. If you are in need a more productive hobby, and enjoy putting others down to preserve your family name, well then, our slippery friend, you sound like Lucius... This episode covers Lucius Malfoy's arc in th…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone book review and do a little mailbag from the listeners! We discuss if each of the main characters have successful arcs, the audacity of the world building, and why Snape may or may not be a fan of cruises and beer… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 17 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Man With Two Faces. We discuss if the book stands on it’s own as a singular work, why Harry being a passive character in the end is the right choice, and Voldemort just needs to find a Hot Topic… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Ne…
 
Car gone! No note! Alice and Martha discuss the bad cop of the Weasley family, supermom Mrs. Weasley. She may be a bit strict, but we can’t think of a better surrogate mother figure for Harry. Pop six quick bacon sandwiches and get ready for our conversation about Molly in the first three books. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon…
 
Car gone! No note! Alice and Martha discuss the bad cop of the Weasley family, supermom Mrs. Weasley. She may be a bit strict, but we can't think of a better surrogate mother figure for Harry. Pop six quick bacon sandwiches and get ready for our conversation about Molly in the first three books. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Through The Trapdoor. We discuss the value of bookends and symmetry, why Quirrell waits so long to get the stone, and why Dumbledore only cares about two things: cake and Kelly Clarkson… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Fol…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Shut Up Tim (@shutuptim) and the Sorting Bonnet to sort the characters of Winnie the Pooh into Hogwarts houses. Please be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Winnie the Pooh and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patre…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Shut Up Tim (@shutuptim) and the Sorting Bonnet to sort the characters of Winnie the Pooh into Hogwarts houses. Please be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Winnie the Pooh and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patre…
 
In the second episode of our movie series, we discuss the Chamber of Secrets! Settle in because this is the longest movie of the whole series. We discuss everything from Katie's love of Jason Isaacs to her hatred of Gilderoy Lockhart... and much more! Wizard Studies Podcast is on Facebook as "Wizard Studies Podcast," Instagram as @wizardstudiespodc…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Forbidden Forest. We discuss why McGonagal may have more up her sleeve than what appears, Harry’s choice to leave his stasis, and the Exorcism Of Emily Rose… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follo…
 
Put on your mismatched socks and tea cozy, because it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite elf! From new theories about how his friendship with Winky came about, to discussion of his relationship with Harry, there’s plenty of chances for some classic Dobby impressions, miss! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsis…
 
Put on your mismatched socks and tea cozy, because it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite elf! From new theories about how his friendship with Winky came about, to discussion of his relationship with Harry, there’s plenty of chances for some classic Dobby impressions, miss! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsis…
 
Demi and Jess solemnly swear that they are up to no good! Join them and special guest Lizzy as they talk all about the Marauder’s Map in episode 11 of Lumos Maxima. Topics include listeners’ voicemail messages, getting to know Lizzy, a quote about the Marauder’s Map, Wizarding World and Marauder’s Map news, and an unforgettable discussion about the…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Norbert The Norwegian Ridgeback. We discuss the narrative clunkiness of this chapter, the author growing in her story, and why Madam Pomfrey cares about one thing and one thing only: HIPPA. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | …
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Andrew Shim (@andrewwshim) to discuss issues of Asian representation in the Harry Potter books and movies as well as ideas for how this representation could be improved. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rea…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Andrew Shim (@andrewwshim) to discuss issues of Asian representation in the Harry Potter books and movies as well as ideas for how this representation could be improved. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rea…
 
In this episode, we discuss Professor Sybill Trelawwwwwneeeyyy, debate her qualifications as a Seer, and decide if she's legit or a fraud. Also, stay tuned to hear our Wizarding World names (you can get your own here: https://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/fun-stuff/name-generator/). Wizard Studies Podcast is on Facebook as "Wizard Studies Podcast,"…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Nicolas Flamel. We discuss how friendship is the key to discovering Nicolas Flamel, why The Sorcerer’s Stone is immediately associated with Snape, and we have a special guest appearance from our Little Lass… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Joi…
 
Literary alchemy provides clues to the romantic pairings in Harry Potter. Why did Ron and Hermione, Remus and Tonks, and Bill and Fleur end up paired together? Literary alchemy holds the symbolic answers. Katy and John talk this month with Elizabeth Baird Hardy (Mayland Community College) and Beatrice Groves (Oxford University) about the alchemical…
 
It’s time to talk about Dinky Diddidums, Ickle Diddikins, Aunt Marge’s Neffy Poo, or, as most know him, “Big D.” He may be too busy to join Alice and Martha, as he is probably at tea with the Polkisses, but we’ll all make sure to keep him happy with at least 39 presents to celebrate his character study. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www…
 
It's time to talk about Dinky Diddidums, Ickle Diddikins, Aunt Marge's Neffy Poo, or, as most know him, "Big D." He may be too busy to join Alice and Martha, as he is probably at tea with the Polkisses, but we'll all make sure to keep him happy with at least 39 presents to celebrate his character study. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Mirror Of Erised. We discuss how much Dumbledore is in control of Harry’s fate, the author’s gift of showing and not telling us about her characters, and why Mary’s deepest desires involve Doritos and melatonin… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebo…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 11 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Quidditch. We discuss the author somehow keeping a play-by-play accounting of a fictional sport engaging, Harry’s purpose for not celebrating his big win, and how Hermione gets away with straight up lighting a professor on fire. Connect with the show: Like…
 
Okay, take two. This episode is all about Hogsmeade village. We talk about all the stores and mention events that take place there. One Wizard Studies sticker to whoever counts how many times we, mostly Katie, mix up Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and Honeydukes. Wizard Studies Podcast is on Facebook as "Wizard Studies Podcast," Instagram as @wizardstudiespo…
 
He may be mere shadow and vapor! shadow and vapor! but Lord Voldemort still has a large presence in the first four books–hence the two hour podcast! He’s sassy, charming, and an ego-maniac, but HE’LL GO WRONG, MARK OUR WORDS! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and specia…
 
He may be only *smoke and vapor! smoke and vapor!* but Lord Voldemort still has a large presence in the first four books--hence the two hour podcast! He's sassy, charming, and an ego-maniac, but HE'LL GO WRONG, MARK OUR WORDS! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and speci…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by Lital Ruderman, PhD, MA, LPC, NCC, (she/her) to discuss themes of mental health in the Harry Potter series and how they are developed. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. For listeners who may be struggling or need someone to talk to, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is av…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by Lital Ruderman, PhD, MA, LPC, NCC, (she/her) to discuss themes of mental health in the Harry Potter series and how they are developed. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. For listeners who may be struggling or need someone to talk to, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is av…
 
It’s time to raise your glass of Butterbeer to the Chosen One! Demi and Jess celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in episode 10 of Lumos Maxima. Topics include a listener’s voicemail message, a recap of issue #43 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about Harry’s birthday, Wizarding World and Harry birthday news, and a discussion about Harry’s bir…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Hallowe’en. We discuss the why Hermione lied for the boys, Professors McGonagall’s intent, and the troughs at Fenway Park… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Instagram Download this episode…
 
Surprise! Join Demi and Jess for their first bonus episode. What better time to start their bonus episode series than between episodes 9 and 10, just like Platform Nine and Three-Quarters at King’s Cross Station?In episode 9 3/4, they rank the Weasleys. Listen to them discuss each Weasley family member in turn then share their ranks at the end! Lum…
 
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