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Sam and Emily discuss all things Harry Potter while also analyzing a bottle of spirits (not the ghost kind). Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast aims to bring together those people who grew up reading Harry Potter, who are now of legal drinking age... and still love to read/watch/talk about/listen to Harry Potter.

Sam and Emily discuss all things Harry Potter while also analyzing a bottle of spirits (not the ghost kind). Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast aims to bring together those people who grew up reading Harry Potter, who are now of legal drinking age... and still love to read/watch/talk about/listen to Harry Potter.
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Sam and Emily discuss all things Harry Potter while also analyzing a bottle of spirits (not the ghost kind). Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast aims to bring together those people who grew up reading Harry Potter, who are now of legal drinking age... and still love to read/watch/talk about/listen to Harry Potter.

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Episodes

Chapter 38: Moony Presents His Compliments

4/16/2019
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Jump back in this week as Sam and Emily try to unpack all of their feelings for Remus Lupin and his "furry little problem". They dive into Lupin's background before discussing JK's thoughts on him, and their reasons why he's an inspiration to us all. To show solidarity with Lupin, they sip on a deceptively sweet, Wolfsbane Potion cocktail. Cheers!

Duration:00:39:52

Chapter 37: Stroke the Spine

4/9/2019
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This week Sam and Emily continue their deep dive into the Prisoner of Azkaban, by dissecting the first half of the movie and discussing how it compares to the first half of the book. Prepare for fan-girl moments over Alfonso Cuarón's direction and Ron Weasley's lion impersonation. This episode is best served with a Fat Lady Float- a fun, alcoholic spin on a root beer float! Cheers!

Duration:00:46:51

Chapter 36: Expecto Patronum

4/2/2019
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Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! In this episode, Sam and Emily continue their deep dive into the series by covering the first half of Prisoner of Azkaban (book). JK is at it again with her heavy-handed foreshadowing! This episode is best paired with a Patronus Charm Cocktail, check our website or social for the recipe. Cheers!

Duration:00:54:58

Chapter 35: We Solemnly Swear That We Are Up to No Good

3/26/2019
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Join Sam and Emily this week as they preface their deep dive into The Prisoner of Azkaban, with an episode solely dedicated to the Mauraders. A PREQUEL, if you will. Sam and Emily discuss what all we know about the Mauraders, along with some interesting facts about the foursome. This episode comes served with a perfectly complex glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers!

Duration:00:36:29

Chapter 34: True and Unafraid of Toil

3/19/2019
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Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week, in which Sam and Emily discuss all things Hufflepuff. Including house facts and history, along with some of their favorite Hufflepuffs! Grab your Hufflepuff Bananas Foster and tune in! Cheers!

Duration:00:39:58

Chapter 33: Harry Potter and the Ranking of Snacks

3/12/2019
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In this episode, Sam and Emily welcome back Chaz from Chapter 7, to discuss the top 10 snacks from the franchise! No, not the consumable kind of snacks that you get from Honeydukes or by pressing F7 on a vending machine. We are talking about the human snack specimens from the Wizarding World. Since this episode has us all up in our sweet feelings, we will be pairing it with some indulgent ButterBeer! Cheers!

Duration:00:37:54

Chapter 32: Enemies of the Heir, Beware

3/5/2019
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Join Sam and Emily this week, back in the Chamber of Secrets! Polyjuice Potion in hand, this episode compares the book and movie version of the second installment in the series. Cheers!

Duration:00:51:31

Chapter 31: The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened

2/26/2019
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Jump back in with Sam and Emily as the begin another deep dive, this time into The Chamber of Secrets! In this episode they will discuss major plot points from the book along with their questions and observations. Grab your Moaning Myrtle cocktail and tune in! Cheers!

Duration:01:01:17

Chapter 30: Wit Beyond Measure

2/19/2019
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This week is Emily's birthday, so it's only fitting that this episode is devoted to honoring Emily's Hogwarts house, Ravenclaw! Throughout the episode Sam and Emily will discuss the history and details surrounding Ravenclaw house, along with some of the house's most notable members, all while enjoying their Ravenclaw themed cocktails. Cheers!

Duration:00:37:49

Chapter 29: A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love

2/12/2019
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It's Valentine's Day this week! Whether you are in a relationship or single this Valentine's Day, we can all come together to celebrate the couples of the Wizarding World. In this episode Sam and Emily sip on their freshly brewed Amortentia while they discuss their top 7 couples from the series, along with a few other topics! Cheers!

Duration:00:45:57

Chapter 28: Started from the (Long)bottom

2/6/2019
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Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! This week Sam and Emily have their first character profile of the year, completely devoted to Neville Longbottom. While he may be overlooked and underestimated throughout most of the series by his counterparts, this episode explores exactly why Neville Longbottom is one hero who is not to be forgotten! Cheers!

Duration:00:44:15

Chapter 27: Comparing the Sorcerer's Stone Book and Movie

1/29/2019
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Tune into Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week as Sam and Emily welcome back Sarah from Chapter 19. The trio discuss in depth the first ever film of the series and how it compares to the book. The good and the bad of the Sorcerer's Stone! Throughout the episode they will be indulging in another original cocktail: The Gryffindor! Cheers!

Duration:01:04:06

Chapter 26: A Deep Dive into the Sorcerer's Stone

1/22/2019
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Welcome to Chapter 26! Join Sam and Emily in this episode as they in-depthly review and discuss the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone book. After re-reading the first book in the series, they both had a lot of new insight to present to each other including foreshadowing, questions, and theory tie-ins. Throughout the episode they they sip on their original cocktail creation, Unicorn Blood! Cheers!

Duration:00:52:37

Chapter 25: Voldemort vs. Grindelwald

1/15/2019
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Join Sam and Emily this week as they welcome their guest and host of This is my Bourbon Podcast, Perry! During this episode the trio discuss the two biggest villains of the Wizarding World: Voldemort and Grindelwald. Who is more terrifying? Who would win in a duel? While debating this topic they sip on the drink of the week, bourbon butterbeer! Stick around to test Perry's Harry Potter trivia knowledge! Cheers!

Duration:00:38:51

Chapter 24: Together At Last

1/8/2019
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This episode is a very special one because Sam and Emily were actually together for the recording! While they were enjoying some quality time together, (and a gin and tonic) they also answered some listener questions and played a game of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit. Cheers!

Duration:00:30:56

Chapter 23: Happy New Year!

1/1/2019
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Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for joining us in 2019! We have some big plans for the podcast this year, so join us in this episode as we discuss our goals and resolutions for 2019. We will be starting the New Year off right by enjoying some festive Felix Felicis for good luck! Cheers!

Duration:00:30:50

Chapter 22: Happy Christmas!

12/23/2018
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Happy Christmas! This week Sam and Emily are celebrating Christmas by discussing some of their favorite Christmas moments from the Harry Potter books and movies, along with what they would like to receive as a gift in the Potterverse. All the while sipping on some festive eggnog. They also have their gift exchange with each other! Thanks for tuning in! 1:51 - Drink of the Week | 8:20 - Poll Results | 10:20 - Gift Exchange | 18:08 - Favorite Christmas Moments | 25:55 - What we would want as...

Duration:00:30:23

Chapter 21: Fan Theories

12/18/2018
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This week we are enjoying a black and gold favorite, I.C. Light, as we welcome Pittsburgh native and Hufflepuff, Natalie. It is only fitting that our drink of the week reflects not only her city but her house as well! Sip with us as we discuss Harry Potter tattoos, a few fan theories, and play a round of trivia. After our past few episodes, which have been on the heavy side, this one is as light and refreshing as this beer!

Duration:00:42:19

Chapter 20: For The Greater Good

12/11/2018
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Welcome to Chapter 20: For The Greater Good. Join us as we enjoy two of our favorite drinks while discussing two of our favorite lovebirds: Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald! Sam will be enjoying a vodka-cran with lime, and Emily will be warming up with our butterbeer. Also don't miss a special new segment we are introducing this episode, along with an interesting theory about the Dumbledore-Grindelwald final duel!

Duration:00:42:21

Chapter 19: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore

12/4/2018
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In this week's episode Sam and Emily bring on guest, Sarah, to discuss the history and life of Albus Dumbledore. Join them as they talk about the bad-ass headmaster's controversial backstory, while also sipping on a tart lemon drop cocktail in his honor. *This episode may contain spoilers for those who have not seen Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.*

Duration:01:07:45