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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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CS10: Harry, Draco, and Quidditch

10/17/2018
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First off, I need to use the Sonorus charm to give a shout out to my friend, Kim. She was the one who shared this insight with my reread group and me. She provided the foundation and I built upon it a little bit. But, I did want to give credit where credit is due, […] The post CS10: Harry, Draco, and Quidditch appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:17

OP21: Prefects, Mistletoe, and Hogwarts

10/13/2018
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While I read these chapters, I always look for something interesting to record a podcast about. When I read chapter 21, no one thing stood out as the topic to discuss, but a couple of tidbits did catch my eye. I’ll run through them for you. First, I hadn’t remembered that list of Prefect duties […] The post OP21: Prefects, Mistletoe, and Hogwarts appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:35

The Harry Potter Card Game

10/10/2018
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There are a number of new Harry Potter games coming out. They’re all mobile games, but my favorite Harry Potter game came out quite a few years before there was such a thing as a smartphone to play it on. Way back in 2001, Wizards of the Coast released a Harry Potter trading card game. […] The post The Harry Potter Card Game appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:08

CS9: Filch

10/6/2018
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What little we do know about Argus Filch, we learn perhaps the most personal detail about this man in Chapter 8 of Chamber of Secrets, entitled “The Deathday Party.” Harry just couldn’t squash his curiosity and opened Mr Filch’s mail and found his Kwikspell courses, alerting us to the fact that Argus Filch is a […] The post CS9: Filch appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:47

CS20: About The Cloak

10/3/2018
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I love this chapter. Rowling is on top of her game here. I talked about her skill at writing conversations in a previous episode, and she’s at it again in this chapter. The nuances of the conversations, first between the Trio and Hagrid and then between Hagrid and Umbridge, are nothing short of delightful. The […] The post CS20: About The Cloak appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:11

How Would The Other Houses Do It?

9/29/2018
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There is a game that I like to play that was inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest. The pin went something like this: There is a locked door Gryffindor: Knocks it down Slytherin: Picks the lock Ravenclaw: Finds the key Hufflepuff: Knocks I liked the idea of using the basic qualities known for […] The post How Would The Other Houses Do It? appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:44

CS8: Ghosts

9/26/2018
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In Chapter 8 of Chamber of Secrets, titled “The Deathday Party,” we get an up close look at the ghost of Gryffindor Tower, Sir Nicholas de Mimsey Porpington, aka Nearly Headless Nick. When Harry comes across him in the halls after Quidditch practice, Nick is reading a transparent letter. Does this mean there is ghost […] The post CS8: Ghosts appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:44

OP19: And So It Begins

9/22/2018
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Chapter nineteen starts on a high note: Harry felt as though he were carrying some kind of talisman inside his chest over the following two weeks, a glowing secret that supported him through Umbridge’s classes and even made it possible for him to smile blandly as he looked into her horrible bulging eyes. He and […] The post OP19: And So It Begins appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:02

Hermione is a Virgo: Astrology and Other Stereotypes

9/19/2018
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Hermione Granger’s birthday is September 19th. Happy Birthday, Hermione! Hermione is a Virgo, like me, but I think she would deem astrology a “very woolly” subject. When Firenze begins teaching Divination, he calls astrology “human nonsense.” Parvati attempts to explain what Professor Trelawney has taught the class about how the position of Mars affects susceptibility […] The post Hermione is a Virgo: Astrology and Other Stereotypes appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:28

CS7: Mudbloods and Murmurs

9/15/2018
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There are several standout moments for me in Chapter 7 of Chamber of Secrets, titled “Mudbloods and Murmurs.” First off, Harry is so kind to Colin Creevey. Colin is in this new world, and he is in the same house as the newest celebrity in recent wizarding history. He is in awe of Harry and […] The post CS7: Mudbloods and Murmurs appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:53

OP18: Hats, Cloaks, and Curfews

9/12/2018
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I thoroughly enjoyed chapter 18 of Order of the Phoenix, so much so that I had trouble picking out one thing to talk about in this podcast. The text is just so rich with wonderful conversations and characterizations — just read through that marvelous scene with Peeves throwing ink pellets around — it’s hard to […] The post OP18: Hats, Cloaks, and Curfews appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:36

Wizard Plumbing

9/8/2018
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So, if you’re like me, and I assume you are, you’ve got some questions about wizard plumbing. We know Hogwarts has bathrooms, and that those bathrooms have toilets, and that the halls of Hogwarts are lined with pipes. This is all spelled out for us in Chamber of Secrets, with Myrtle’s haunted toilet and the […] The post Wizard Plumbing appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:35

Myrtle, Hagrid, and CS

9/5/2018
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Did Moaning Myrtle ever find out that it was Hagrid that was accused of being responsible for her murder? I know she was intent on haunting Olive Hornby for a while after her death. But, it was 50 years before Hagrid’s name was cleared. Did Myrtle ever wonder how or why she died? Did she find out that the […] The post Myrtle, Hagrid, and CS appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:13

OP17: Wait, what?

9/1/2018
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So as you know, I’ve been reading through Order of the Phoenix for the, I don’t know, maybe fortieth time, and that doesn’t include the dozen times I’ve listened to the audio version. The sentences feel wonderfully familiar and honestly, it’s like spending time with a dear friend. I guess that’s why it really caught […] The post OP17: Wait, what? appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:06

Sort Too Soon?

8/29/2018
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In Chapter 33, “The Prince’s Tale,” of Deathly Hallows we see a previous conversation that Dumbledore and Snape had at the end of the Yule Ball. They are talking about the Dark Mark and discussing whether Snape will flee if summoned by Voldemort, as Karkaroff plans to do. ‘No,’ said Snape…’I am not such a […] The post Sort Too Soon? appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:43

CS6: Howlers, Mandrakes, and Muggleborns

8/25/2018
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In Chapter 6 of Chamber of Secrets, titled “Gilderoy Lockhart,” we are introduced to two new magical items. Ron has the unfortunate privilege of allowing us to witness a Howler’s ability to deafeningly put someone in their place. And in the first Herbology class of the term we learn all about mandrakes and their fatal […] The post CS6: Howlers, Mandrakes, and Muggleborns appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:09

OP16: Conversations

8/22/2018
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We’ve been exploring chapters from the fifth book in the Harry Potter series, The Order of the Phoenix. In several of these podcasts, I’ve marveled at the way Rowling can really bring us into the magical places in her books. The creaky, dusty old house in Grimmauld Place is a great example. So is the […] The post OP16: Conversations appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:58

She Never Had Your Mother’s Courage

8/18/2018
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There is a moment, during one of Harry’s sessions with Dumbledore in Half-Blood Prince, when Harry seems almost indignant on behalf of young Voldemort, whose mother left him at a Muggle orphanage, where she named him and then promptly died, apparently unwilling to use magic to save her own life. “She wouldn’t even stay alive […] The post She Never Had Your Mother’s Courage appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:40

CS5: Or Worse, Expelled

8/15/2018
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There’s that well known line of Hermione’s…”we could have been killed—or worse, expelled.” That’s from chapter 9, “The Midnight Duel,” in Sorcerer’s Stone. In Chapter 5, “The Whomping Willow,” of Chamber of Secrets Harry and Ron think they are going to be expelled when they got caught having flown the Ford Anglia to school. But, […] The post CS5: Or Worse, Expelled appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:00

OP15: Secrets in the Years

8/11/2018
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In this chapter, things really start heading downhill. Umbridge is appointed to be Hogwarts High Inquisitor — a name reminiscent of the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. She begins harassing and demeaning the rest of the teaching staff immediately. These scenes where she stalks the classrooms of various professors are very entertaining but chilling as […] The post OP15: Secrets in the Years appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:14