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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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OP27: Dull March into Squally April

12/15/2018
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Today we’re jumping into chapter 27 of Order of the Phoenix, entitled “The Centaur and the Sneak.” As I re-read this chapter looking for a good topic for this Minute podcast, I found myself making a series of notes about a lot of disconnected tidbits. So as I’ve done before, I’m going to talk about […] The post OP27: Dull March into Squally April appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:36

Re-Readability

12/12/2018
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I’m always amazed that every time I re read the Harry Potter books I find something new to wonder about. The story and the world are so rich that it gives the never ending potential for theories and the chance for discoveries of connections you’ve never realized, either because you were too focused on something […] The post Re-Readability appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:01:44

CS15: Contrasting Viewpoints

12/8/2018
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The opening paragraph of Chamber of Secrets chapter 15, entitled “Aragog,” is describing some very contrasting atmospheres. Outside on the grounds of Hogwarts, summer is approaching. The weather is perfect, but inside of the castle things for Harry have never been going more wrong. The students go fearfully through the corridors, and any happiness feels […] The post CS15: Contrasting Viewpoints appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:53

OP26: Things Are Looking Up

12/5/2018
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Chapter 26 of Order of the Phoenix is completely packed. I mean it, this chapter is like a rich tapestry. I’ll just wander through the text, pointing out things here and there. It starts with Hermione’s delightful explanation for Harry of Cho’s behavior during their disastrous date, which includes Hermione adding this gem: “And it […] The post OP26: Things Are Looking Up appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:51

Magic Brains

12/1/2018
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As a fan of the world JK Rowling created, I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering how it could happen in real life. Recently I was studying the adolescent brain, and was fascinated to find that when kids reach 11/12 their brains are essentially wiped to prepare for adult development. Ever wonder why your previously […] The post Magic Brains appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:03

CS14: A Chapter Full of Doubts

11/28/2018
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There’s a lot of doubt that goes on in Chapter 14 of Chamber of Secrets, which is entitled “Cornelius Fudge.” At the opening of the chapter Harry is still reeling from the apparent fact that Hagrid was the person who opened the Chamber 50 years ago. We find out later that what Tom Riddle had […] The post CS14: A Chapter Full of Doubts appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:21

OP25: Hitting the Bottom

11/24/2018
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Two very important things happen in chapter 25 of Order of the Phoenix. I’m not talking about Harry’s disastrous date with Cho, which, let’s face it, is just horrible. I cringe as I read it and yes, I do recognize those kinds of awkward moments on dates when you just know things are going badly […] The post OP25: Hitting the Bottom appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:52

Summoning Charms

11/21/2018
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I’ve been doing some thinking about Summoning Charms, which, given the option, I would perform at least a dozen times a day, because where are my car keys and is my phone in my purse or did I leave it in the car again? (For those two reasons alone, I think the Summoning Charm would […] The post Summoning Charms appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:34

CS13: Looks Can Be Deceiving

11/17/2018
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I don’t remember where I read or heard this particular bit of information, but I heard that chapter 13 of the Potter books was where we got a little preview of the villain for that book, and boy does that hold true for Chapter 13 of Chamber of Secrets, entitled The Very Secret Diary. We […] The post CS13: Looks Can Be Deceiving appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:30

OP24: Memories in the Pensieve

11/14/2018
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And now we’re to chapter 24 of Order of the Phoenix. This is not one of my favorite chapters of the book. I’m struck again how much I dislike certain characters, in this case Snape and Sirius. And since I know that this is the last time we’ll meet Sirius except for those few frantic […] The post OP24: Memories in the Pensieve appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:45

The Lovegood House

11/10/2018
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On a couple of previous podcasts, I have talked about Ottery St. Catchpole and the Burrow. I’ve discussed why we identify the town with Ottery St. Mary in Devon, near Exeter. I talked about the relationship between the town and the Burrow, located, according to the books, about a mile outside of the village. I […] The post The Lovegood House appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:38

CS12: In Dumbledore’s Office

11/7/2018
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At the beginning of Chapter 12 of Chamber of Secrets, entitled “The Polyjuice Potion,” Harry is taken to Dumbledore’s office. While he is waiting for the headmaster he has interactions with the Sorting Hat and Fawkes the Phoenix. I’d like to talk about how these interactions foreshadow the events that take place later in the […] The post CS12: In Dumbledore’s Office appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:05:00

OP23: Tears and Robes

11/3/2018
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Let me just start out by saying that I cry easily. Just ask my wife. I cry at sappy commercials with fathers sending their daughters off into the world while remembering every father-daughter dance and scraped knee. So you’d think that reading the Harry Potter books, especially the first time around would have been a […] The post OP23: Tears and Robes appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:05:21

The Significance of Halloween

10/31/2018
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Halloween has always had a significance in the Harry Potter series. To start with, it’s the date of James’ and Lily’s deaths and Voldemort’s downfall in 1981. Then, in Philosopher’s Stone Quirrell tries to take the Stone for the first time by letting the troll in; in Chamber of Secrets the chamber is opened and […] The post The Significance of Halloween appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:26

CS11: Loyalty

10/27/2018
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There is a lot that happens in Chapter 11 of Chamber of Secrets, entitled The Dueling Club. The final ingredients for the Polyjuice Potion are acquired. The dueling club meeting takes place, which leads to Harry finding out he is a Parselmouth. And Harry discovers Nearly Headless Nick and Justin Finch Fletchley petrified in the […] The post CS11: Loyalty appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:04:31

OP22: In Essence Divided

10/24/2018
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In chapter 22, we are introduced to St Mungo’s hospital. But we are also introduced to two other new ideas, one of which remained a mystery to fans even after the last book was published. One of these new ideas is the fact that the portraits of previous headmasters and headmistresses of Hogwarts are not […] The post OP22: In Essence Divided appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:05:06

Percivals in Canon

10/20/2018
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Percival is a suspiciously common name in the Harry Potter universe, and I’m inclined to read way into that. Probably the most well-known of these is Percy Weasley, who is not actually a confirmed “Percival.” As the Lexicon’s entry for Percy notes, “In Arthurian legend, Percival was a chivalrous knight who was given a glimpse […] The post Percivals in Canon appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:19

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