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A Harry Potter book club for grownups. Heather Price-Wright and Alex Dalenberg make their way through the Harry Potter books, chapter by chapter. We analyze avada kedavra. We dissect Dumbledore. We question quidditch. And we hail Hermione. Join us as we go as deep as you've always wanted to into the books that defined our childhoods. Alohamora—the door is open.

A Harry Potter book club for grownups. Heather Price-Wright and Alex Dalenberg make their way through the Harry Potter books, chapter by chapter. We analyze avada kedavra. We dissect Dumbledore. We question quidditch. And we hail Hermione. Join us as we go as deep as you've always wanted to into the books that defined our childhoods. Alohamora—the door is open.
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A Harry Potter book club for grownups. Heather Price-Wright and Alex Dalenberg make their way through the Harry Potter books, chapter by chapter. We analyze avada kedavra. We dissect Dumbledore. We question quidditch. And we hail Hermione. Join us as we go as deep as you've always wanted to into the books that defined our childhoods. Alohamora—the door is open.

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Episodes

Ep. 80—Owl Follow You Into the Dark

8/10/2019
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This one doesn’t end great for a beloved bird. It’s pretty rough for your hosts, too. This week, Dudley gets a conscience; Vernon gets the wrong idea; Hermione gets a glimpse through Harry’s eyes; Voldemort gets the power of flight; and Hedwig gets murdered. Plus: We read another effing book. This week’s chapters: The Dursleys Departing & The Seven Potters Next week’s chapters: Fallen Warrior & The Ghoul in Pajamas

Duration:01:15:33

Ep. 79—The Snark Lord Ascending

7/31/2019
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Wow, look at that, we made it all the way to Deathly Hallows! Bear with us as we ease back into the wizarding world—“dinner, Nagini,” is after all quite shocking. This week, LoVo yuks it up; Bellatrix is getting some; Yaxley briefly matters; Charity Burbage meets an uncharitable end; and Harry both bleeds and reads the newspaper, so, cool start, Harry! Plus: Very briefly, a Reconstruction podcast. This week’s chapters: The Dark Lord Ascending & In Memoriam Next week’s chapters: The Dursleys...

Duration:00:57:57

Movie Mini 6—Harry Potter and the Infinity Stone

5/25/2019
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Ever wish this podcast was partly about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a tiny bit about Game of Thrones? You’re medium in luck! Mostly though, we talk about David Yates’ Half-Blood Prince adaptation, which includes a lot of colored filters and horny teens. Cousin of the podcast Kyle Price-Livingston joins us once again to discuss horror tropes, character misfires, the goldfish monologue, Harry’s iconic pincers move, and the possibilities of a Potter/Avengers crossover. Plus, we all very...

Duration:00:54:53

The Nibbler 3—How Bella Got Her Groove Back

4/1/2019
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April Fool’s Day means just one thing in these parts. It’s another episode of The Nibbler! The third book in the series is chock-a-block full of horrifying messages for kids, tweens, teens, and grownups alike, including: you’re obligated to love back any boy who becomes obsessed with you; sex is the same as murder; the Confederacy was pretty sweet; gold shag carpeting is a classy design choice; a metaphor can never get too extended; Native American tribes are basically supernatural anyway so...

Duration:01:51:24

Ep. 78—No Fawkes Left to Give

3/27/2019
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Wow, it’s over! Dumbledore gets one last moment of pure theatricality; Fleur knows she’s got it going on; Hagrid mourns like a Greek chorus; Harry makes an overly noble breakup speech that don’t impress Ginny much; Ron and Hermione canoodle, I guess?; and J.K. goes for yet another ill-advised hetero romantic pairing. Plus: Merpeople! Centaurs! And some random rent-a-priest! This week’s chapters: The Phoenix Lament & The White Tomb Next week: Movie Mini!

Duration:01:04:38

Ep. 77—The Assassination of Albus Dumbledore by the Coward Severus Snape

3/9/2019
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I mean … is there much more to say than that? It all goes down in the astronomy tower. Draco misses his chance; death eaters giggle stupidly; Harry sees something and can’t say something; Hagrid is invincible; and an unknown someone reveals a horcrux secret. Plus: I guess we know who the Prince is now, but really, how much bandwidth do we have to care? This week’s chapters: The Lightning-Struck Tower & Flight of the Prince Next week’s chapters: The Phoenix Lament & The White Tomb

Duration:01:07:12

Ep. 76—Albus in the Underworld

3/1/2019
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Cave of wonders? More like cave of horrors! This week, Trelawney hides her empties, Malfoy gets his magical carpentry credentials, and then, you know, they go to LITERAL HELL. This underworld has everything: zombies, a glowing green cocktail made of nightmares, a truly messed up boat trip, the blood of a beloved teacher. Plus: You know what? No. That’s enough. This week’s chapters: The Seer Overheard & The Cave Next week’s chapters: The Lightning-Struck Tower & Flight of the Prince

Duration:00:54:38

Quibbler After Hours—Hail to the Chief Warlock

2/19/2019
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Sort every American president into a Hogwarts house? We thought you’d never ask … oh wait, you super didn’t! Anyway here’s this.

Duration:00:45:19

Ep. 75—Too Many McGuffins!

2/15/2019
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Is it the prophecy, the memory, the horcruxes, or what? It’s all of ‘em! This week, LoVo tears it up, Dumbledore gives an ill-received TED Talk, Slughorn sells everyone out for some candy, Harry tries something new, Ginny wins and wins again, and Ron gets dumped, finally. Plus: Introducing Gene and Dinny! This week’s chapters: Horcruxes & Sectumsempra Next week’s chapters: The Seer Overheard & The Cave

Duration:01:08:24

Ep. 74—Three Wizards and a Funeral

2/7/2019
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‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, Harry? This week, Hermione helps with homework; Ron dodges his snog-buddy; polyjuice potion finds a saucy new use; Draco mopes and we almost feel sorry for him; Myrtle and Dobby reveal crucial plot information and then vanish into tertiary character limbo; Slughorn gives a speech; and Harry takes his shot. Plus: Hagrid’s alternate path as the subject of a Werner Herzog documentary. This week’s chapters: The Unknowable Room & After the Burial Next week’s...

Duration:00:50:37

Ep. 73—Antiques Horror Show

1/16/2019
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Do these horcruxes spark joy? This week, Harry takes a bludger to the face; Ron has avoidance issues; Hagrid says some extremely true stuff we have been waiting for someone in these crazy books to finally admit; LoVo has an awkward job interview; and Kreacher looks for loopholes. Plus: The Easter egg in this one is very, very good, so listen through the end. This week’s chapters: Elf Tales & Lord Voldemort’s Request Next week’s chapters: The Unknowable Room & After the Burial

Duration:01:11:30

Ep. 72—Just a Teenage Voldy, Baby

1/10/2019
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This entire episode is about Wilkie Twycross. What, you don’t remember this absolutely essential and indelible Harry Potter character? Are you even a real fan? This week, Harry talks back; Voldy goes all teen heartthrob; Morfin gets railroaded; Dumbledore does some deep extractions; Slughorn appreciates both cheekiness and candy; and Ron falls hard. Plus: Hurtling through space-time is, in fact, pretty hard? This week’s chapters: A Sluggish Memory & Birthday Surprises Next week’s chapters:...

Duration:01:08:56

Ep. 71—It's-a Me, Sanguini!

1/4/2019
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Baby, it’s cold outside, but not as cold as it seems to be in Hermione’s heart these days. This week, Harry dodges roofies; Ron gets a necklace; Lupin tells his backstory; Percy drops by; Scrimgeour fails as a diplomat; and Sanguini is just trying to meet a nice girl. This week’s chapters: The Unbreakable Vow & A Very Frosty Christmas Next week’s chapters: A Sluggish Memory & Birthday Surprises

Duration:01:09:21

Ep. 70—My Favorite Marvolo

12/14/2018
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Admit it, you’ve always wanted to hear a deep-cuts comparison of LoVo, née Tom Riddle, to Ted Bundy. Well, you’re in luck! This week, Dumbledore collects a kid, Tom hangs a rabbit (eesh!), Ron blows a gasket, Ginny resists slut-shaming, Harry makes excellent use of the placebo effect, and Heather and Alex continue to despise one of the most iconic will-they-or-won’t-theys of all time. Plus: bird attack! This week’s chapters: The Secret Riddle & Felix Felicis Next week’s chapters: The...

Duration:00:59:14

Ep. 69—You're Only the Boy Who Lived Once

11/21/2018
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First of all, nice. Second of all: It’s just teen-town over here, folks. This week, a bunch of Hufflepuffs and babies crash Quidditch tryouts; Ron and Hermione’s so-called chemistry is just explosions and clouds of stink; Harry has no you-know-whats left to give; Hagrid mourns a murder spider; and Katie Bell gets horror movied. Plus: We finally get Cormac McLaggen’s name right. This week’s chapters: Hermione’s Helping Hand & Silver and Opals Next week’s chapters: The Secret Riddle & Felix...

Duration:00:56:10

Ep. 68—Salt, Fat, Magic, Heat

11/10/2018
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Let us now praise famous wizards. This week, Neville opts for a practical education; Snape redecorates and then chews the scenery; Slughorn actually teaches; Harry gets back into collecting rare and used books; The Gaunts have, er, economic anxiety; and we have THOUGHTS about love potions. Which, you knew we would. Also, what sound do raccoons make? Seriously. This week’s chapters: The Half-Blood Prince & The House of Gaunt Next week’s chapters: Hermione’s Helping Hand & Silver and Opals

Duration:01:12:33

Midterms Managed

11/5/2018
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Happy Election Day 2018, Quibbler fam! To keep you company while you wait in line to cast your vote (or just for fun if you're not American/not eligible/not able), here's a little something extra. We're talking Cornelius Fudge's suspicious "sacking," how the Malfoys exert their political influence, whether the wizarding political parties are just "Snakes" and "everybody else," and what motivates us, your humble hosts, to vote. So go exercise that hallowed right and remember: Vote because...

Duration:00:24:12

The Nibbler 2: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

10/30/2018
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Spooky! Scary! Happy Halloween, and welcome to a monstrous new episode of The Nibbler, New Moon edition! This week, Bella gets dumped; Jacob has a fever and the only prescription is turning into a super-wolf; Charlie is rightfully concerned about all the shit going down; Carlisle has an ethos; the Volturi have a city to maintain and a receptionist to keep complicit; Stephanie Meyer describes a 13-hour flight in what feels like real time; and WOW is Edward Cullen terrible. Plus: Lots of bonus...

Duration:01:37:45

Ep. 67—A Scar is Born

10/25/2018
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We're far from the hallows now … This week, Mr. Weasley is a skeptic; Ginny perfects her signature curse; someone should probably alert magical law enforcement to Blaise Zabini's mom; Belby chokes on a pheasant; Draco gets petted; and Harry gets stomped. Plus: Did we like A Star Is Born? Find out! (Spoiler alert: Kinda.) This week's chapters: The Slug Club & Snape Victorious Next week's chapters: The Half-Blood Prince & The House of Gaunt

Duration:00:46:04

Ep. 66—The Dewey-Dumbledore System

10/18/2018
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Soup's on! This week, Harry gets a mouthful; Fleur gets a nickname; Florian Fortescue gets nabbed; the Weasley twins get rich off the magic-industrial complex; Madame Malkin gets uncomfortable; and we get really sad when we have a terrible realization about women in the wizarding world. Plus: Does Draco have a cool new tattoo? ALSO PYGMY PUFFS! This week's chapters: An Excess of Phlegm & Draco's Detour Next week's chapters: The Slug Club & Snape Victorious

Duration:01:12:13