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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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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

The Number of Students at Hogwarts

8/8/2018
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There are about 320 students at Hogwarts. How do we know? In order to unravel this mystery, we need to step out of the stories themselves. We need to understand the way that Rowling thinks about the books. Rowling is very, very visual. She writes the kind of visual language that makes a film so […] The post The Number of Students at Hogwarts appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:06

Unicorns

8/4/2018
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“They prefer the woman’s touch, unicorns,“ says professor Grubbly-Plank in chapter 24 of Goblet of Fire. Rowling uses existing myths in her wizarding world often. The unicorn is a great example of that. Unicorns have been noted as mythical creatures in both Eastern and Western mythology since antiquity. During the Middle Ages, the Europeans combined […] The post Unicorns appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:47

OP14: Visualizing Hogwarts

8/1/2018
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Welcome to chapter fourteen. The sun is shining! As we’ve been noting the relationship between the weather and Harry’s experiences and mood, that means today should be a great day. And sure enough, Harry’s Saturday starts out spectacularly well. He wakes up to the sun shining in the windows of the dormitory, heads down to […] The post OP14: Visualizing Hogwarts appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:52

Book Facts vs. Movie Facts

7/28/2018
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Has this ever happened to you? Recently, I was playing a Harry Potter Trivia game with my friends. The question was: How was the Diadem of Ravenclaw Horcrux destroyed? I definitely know this answer, my favorite book is Deathly Hallows, and I’m a Ravenclaw, this question hits my sweet spot of Harry Potter knowledge. My […] The post Book Facts vs. Movie Facts appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:57

He Did Not Look Back

7/25/2018
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Chapter 34 of Deathly Hallows is one of the most poignant, if not the most poignant chapter in the Harry Potter series. Harry realizes that he must die in order to kill the part of Voldemort that resides in him, so he leaves the castle to confront Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest. On his way […] The post He Did Not Look Back appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:02

OP13: Unsettled School Days

7/21/2018
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The thirteenth chapter of Order of the Phoenix is called “Detention with Dolores,” and I think it’s fair to say that those detention scenes dominate our reading. I don’t know if there’s a more disturbing passage in any of the Potter books than the last half of this chapter. I honestly can’t imagine being able […] The post OP13: Unsettled School Days appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:44

The Weasleys and Ottery St Catchpole

7/18/2018
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Did you ever stop to think about the strange relationship between the Weasleys and the town of Ottery St. Catchpole? Some of the folks in town must know about that odd house out there in the middle of the fields. It’s only about a mile south of town, after all, and the Burrow isn’t invisible […] The post The Weasleys and Ottery St Catchpole appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:42

CS4: Privet Drive vs. The Burrow

7/14/2018
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In Chamber of Secrets Harry goes from living in one extreme to being brought to the opposite extreme. The first sentences of Chapter 4, At Flourish and Blotts, describes it perfectly: ‘Life at the Burrow was as different as possible from everything on Privet Drive. The Dursleys liked everything neat and ordered; the Weasleys’ house […] The post CS4: Privet Drive vs. The Burrow appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:25

OP12: Is It Monday Again?

7/11/2018
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Chapter twelve of Order of the Phoenix starts with Harry and Ron racing downstairs for the Great Hall on the first day of classes. It’s the start of the 1995-1996 school year and, as I mentioned in previous podcasts, Harry is already feeling separated and alone. To add to his frustration, first Hermione tells him […] The post OP12: Is It Monday Again? appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:40

The Prime Minister

7/7/2018
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We never learn the name of the Muggle Prime Minister who meets with Fudge and Scrimgeour in Chapter 1 of Half-Blood Prince, but we do know that that meeting occurred in 1996. In real life at least, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was John Major. While nothing in the Potter canon outright disproves […] The post The Prime Minister appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:43

Love… and Harry Potter will Bring us Together

7/4/2018
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Nick: Hey, everyone, welcome to your Harry Potter Lexicon Minute, I’m Nick Moline, The Harry Potter Lexicon’s resident tech wizard, Barbara: and I’m Barbara Moline, one of the Editors on the Harry Potter Lexicon, and Nick’s Wife, and this is the story of how our Mutual enjoyment of Harry Potter brought Nick and me Together […] The post Love… and Harry Potter will Bring us Together appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:02:18

OP11: Of Loss and Beginning

6/30/2018
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The theme of separation is in full swing in this chapter. Harry himself notes that things are not as rosy and cheerful as he’d hoped upon returning to Hogwarts. He thinks: Between the absence of Hagrid and the presence of those dragonish horses, he had felt that his return to Hogwarts, so long anticipated, was […] The post OP11: Of Loss and Beginning appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:33

How My Potter Adventure Began

6/27/2018
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Hey, everyone, welcome to your Harry Potter Lexicon Minute. I’m Nick Moline, The Harry Potter Lexicon’s resident tech wizard, and this is the story of how my adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world began. It was somewhere around late 2000 or early 2001 that I first heard about Harry Potter. I first heard about it […] The post How My Potter Adventure Began appeared first on The Harry Potter Lexicon.

Duration:00:03:10

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