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Second Podcast from The Harry Potter Lexicon. This podcast is short, bite-sized nuggets of Harry Potter emersion.

Second Podcast from The Harry Potter Lexicon. This podcast is short, bite-sized nuggets of Harry Potter emersion.
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Second Podcast from The Harry Potter Lexicon. This podcast is short, bite-sized nuggets of Harry Potter emersion.

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Tina and the Elder Wand

6/23/2018
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A highly relevant question to ask, as we all try to predict the future of the Fantastic Beasts series, is who is the current master of the Elder Wand? We know that when the series began, Grindelwald was its master and owner. We know that when it ends, Dumbledore will be its master and owner. […] The post Tina and the Elder Wand appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:48

OP10: The Transformation Begins

6/20/2018
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As I mentioned when talking about chapter one, the whole point of book five is the transformation of Harry Potter. All the things that are most important to him, the things that he sees as his strengths, will be taken away from him. At the end of this book, he will be starting down a […] The post OP10: The Transformation Begins appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:11

The Weird Sisters

6/16/2018
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Have you ever wondered why an all-wizard rock band would call itself The Weird Sisters? Shakespeare fans may recognize the term “weird sisters” as a name applied to the witches in Macbeth. You might know that all roles in Shakespeare’s plays were played by male actors originally, but the masculine appearance of Macbeth’s weird sisters […] The post The Weird Sisters appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:16

CS3: The Weasley Twins

6/13/2018
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I have to start off this Minute with telling you that this is one of my favorite chapters of the series. We are getting a close up look at my favorite wizarding family: the Weasleys. I love their overflowing, disorganized, warm and crowded home, and their family dynamic. But, there are two members of the […] The post CS3: The Weasley Twins appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:29

Unlucky Number Four

6/9/2018
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In China the number four is considered unlucky, presumably because the Chinese word for four is very similar to the word for death. This association with bad luck seems to have followed the number four into the wizarding world. Four is sometimes seen as a source of stability and strength, as in the four sturdy […] The post Unlucky Number Four appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:20

Harry Potter and Star Wars

6/6/2018
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With Solo: A Star Wars Story now playing in theatres, I thought it may be interesting to visit the similarities between two beloved franchises: Harry Potter and Star Wars. The protagonists Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker share many familiarities. They both live with their aunt and uncle and believe that their parents are dead, although […] The post Harry Potter and Star Wars appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:25

OP9: What is a “Flint”?

6/2/2018
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Rowling said in an interview in 2005 (TLC) that since she doesn’t re-read her own books, “there are thousands of fans who know the books much better than I do.” I suppose that’s why she admitted to using the Harry Potter Lexicon as a reference while writing the books. We fans do notice absolutely everything. […] The post OP9: What is a “Flint”? appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:59

OP9: Lucius? I Remember Him

5/30/2018
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This is truly a case of “You had to be there.” When I read this chapter for the first time, the day after the book was released, I distinctly recall feeling a little bit surprised by Harry’s reaction to Lucius Malfoy. I knew there was no love lost between them, of course. However, the fact […] The post OP9: Lucius? I Remember Him appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:09

Neville’s Bravery

5/26/2018
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I wrote an essay recently about the timing of the attack on Neville’s parents, talking about how he must have been around five years old when it happened (give or take a year or two). This means he has an awareness of what happened and remembers his parents as they were before. From this I […] The post Neville’s Bravery appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:51

The Twins’ O.W.L.s

5/23/2018
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When classes start in Harry’s fifth year, O.W.L.s are all anyone wants to talk about. At lunch on the first day, the Weasley twins offer some sage advice about how “it’s a nightmare of a year, the fifth, if you care about exam results, anyway.” Ron then comments, “Yeah… you got, what was it, three […] The post The Twins’ O.W.L.s appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:01

OP8: Sweet Victory Foreshadowed

5/19/2018
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So why is the Order of the Phoenix my favorite Harry Potter novel? The rich, imaginative descriptions of new places in the Wizarding World are part of it, sure, but it’s more. It’s the delicious, immensely satisfying way that evil gets its comeuppance by the end of the book. This chapter gives a little foreshadowing […] The post OP8: Sweet Victory Foreshadowed appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:49

CS2: Dobby’s Warning … and other musings

5/16/2018
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Today I’ll be discussing chapter 2 of Chamber of Secrets, “Dobby’s Warning.” ‘There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.’ This year. Why this year? Why did Lucius Malfoy wait until this year to hatch this plot? Why not before, why […] The post CS2: Dobby’s Warning … and other musings appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:00

Number Twelve

5/12/2018
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Previously we talked about how often prime numbers feature in the Harry Potter books. Another number that crops up a lot is the number 12. 12 Grimmauld Place might be the first one that springs to mind, but we also have 12 uses of dragon’s blood; Dumbledore’s unusual watch with 12 hands; the 12 Christmas […] The post Number Twelve appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:52

OP7: The Ministry of Magic

5/9/2018
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Harry’s first-hand knowledge of the Wizarding world was pretty limited up to this time. Basically, he had spent all of his life in three places: Diagon Alley in London (and Little Whinging is part of greater London, being in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport), the Burrow which is in south Devon, and Hogwarts, which is […] The post OP7: The Ministry of Magic appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:29

Who Enforces the Statute of Secrecy to the Muggles?

5/5/2018
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Did you know that muggles are not held to the statute of secrecy? A muggle that knows about the wizarding world can share that information with other muggles. We find this out by the fact that Petunia at some point tells Vernon about her sister being a witch; I wonder when she decided to drop […] The post Who Enforces the Statute of Secrecy to the Muggles? appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:01:47

Choosing the Deathly Hallows

5/2/2018
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I’d like to discuss a passage in the Deathly Hallows that has always interested me. It’s after Harry, Ron and Hermione, hear the Tale of the Three Brothers: “It’s just a morality tale, it’s obvious which gift is the best, which one you’d choose–” The three of them spoke at the same time; Hermione said […] The post Choosing the Deathly Hallows appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:01:55

OP6: Drawing Room Delights

4/28/2018
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Let’s just take a moment to talk about the richness of Rowling’s imagination. In chapter six of Order of the Phoenix, we’re introduced to the weird and wonderful drawing room of number twelve Grimmauld Place, with it’s curtains filled with Doxies, the nest of dead Puffskeins under the sofa, and the cabinets filled with strange […] The post OP6: Drawing Room Delights appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:25

Arithmancy

4/25/2018
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Arithmancy is a branch of magic which deals with the magical properties of numbers, and Hermione tells us it’s her favourite subject. In previous episodes we’ve already talked about some of the interesting ways that J.K. Rowling uses numbers in the books, and if we look through an arithmancy lens we find some more interesting […] The post Arithmancy appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:25

A Shout-out to Narcissa Malfoy

4/21/2018
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Narcissa Malfoy is a rude and racist witch, but there are several moments in the series that I think show Narcissa’s better side. In Spinner’s End, chapter 2 of Half Blood Prince, Narcissa is desperate to keep her son safe. Despite her sister’s warnings and Voldemort’s instructions to not speak about the plan involving Draco, […] The post A Shout-out to Narcissa Malfoy appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:03

OP5: I Don’t Think I Like This Book

4/18/2018
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You know what strikes me about chapter five of Order of the Phoenix? I really, really don’t like most of the characters in it. I don’t like Harry, I don’t like Sirius, I don’t like Molly … I don’t like any of them. But this is a tribute to Rowling’s skill as a writer, her […] The post OP5: I Don’t Think I Like This Book appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:45