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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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Ep. 60—Dolores Explains It All

5/26/2018
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Intrigue! Betrayal! Torture! Finals! This week's chapters have everything. Harry overperforms; we meet the series' first competent bureaucrats; Hagrid refuses to go quietly; Sirius gets dream-kidnapped; Kreacher gets his revenge; Draco is the Salacious Crumb of Slytherin; and Hermione thinks fast. Plus: Madame Ponfrey has accurately identified herself as the only one standing between the entire student body and certain death. This week's chapters: O.W.L.s and Out of the Fire Next Week's...

Duration:01:00:20

Ep. 59—The Rural Auror

5/19/2018
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Order of the Phoenix is really doing the MOST. This week, Harry makes his worst choice; the Marauders take the bare minimum responsibility; the twins unleash hell; Umbridge fails to drain the swamp; Hagrid pushes the "family is important" theme to its outer limits; Ron does something; and quidditch is presented in its ideal form—offscreen. Plus: Someone write a centaur spinoff, please. This week's chapters: Career Advice & Grawp Next week's chapters: O.W.L.s & Out of the Fire

Duration:00:57:07

Ep. 58—James and the Giant Bummer

5/11/2018
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We're changing our tune on a few things this week—most notably, indeed, Dumbledore is a huge badass. Dobby once again parachutes in with a dire and timely warning; Fudge massively overplays his hand; Dumbledore's got style; Umbridge tries her hand at enhanced interrogation methods; the twins light it up; and the Marauders severely underwhelm. Plus: Seriously, someone call in a missing persons report for Ron Weasley in this book. This week's chapters: The Centaur and the Sneak & Snape's Worst...

Duration:01:07:17

Ep. 57—All the Quibbles Fit to Print

5/4/2018
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Hot off the wizard presses, it's a Quibbler within a Quibbler! This week, Cho should have picked Roger Davies; Rita Skeeter explains the media business; Hermione goes rogue; we realize wizards don't take art classes; Trelawney has a sherry problem; and Dumbledore makes his best hire. Plus: Seriously, is Ron Weasley even in this book?! This week's chapters: The Beetle at Bay & Seen and Unforeseen Next week's chapters: The Centaur and the Sneak & Snape's Worst Memory

Duration:01:01:32

Ep. 56—Granger Things

4/26/2018
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Who knew we'd come out of these chapters wishing we had Phineas Nigellus as a life coach? This week, Harry puts the Grim in Grimmauld; Arthur experiments with alternative medicine; Hermione ruins her family's Christmas; Ginny reminds everyone that Book 2 happened; Gilderoy learns cursive; and Snape preaches closed-mindedness. Plus: Wow is Ron even in this book? This week's chapters: Christmas on the Closed Ward & Occlumency Next week's chapters: The Beetle at Bay & Seen and Unforeseen

Duration:01:01:53

Ep. 55—Do Portraits Dream of Acrylic Sheep?

4/20/2018
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Raise your hand if you've watched someone die, kids! This week, we're back with ghost horses, soggy snogs, the scariest kind of portrait mode, and so much more. Hermione explains feelings; Neville tells a grownup; Harry has snake eyes; Arthur narrowly escapes a terrible fate; wizards ration medicine; and Harry might need a LoVo exorcism. This week's chapters: The Eye of the Snake & St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries Next week's chapters: Christmas on the Closed Ward &...

Duration:01:02:53

The Nibbler: Vampire Weekend

4/1/2018
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It started as an April Fools joke and became SO MUCH MORE. This week, we read Twilight and enjoyed it an embarrassing amount. Bella is weirdly obsessed with cars and can't stop falling over; the kids in Forks, Washington are almost creepily nice; Charlie Swan is just trying to do his job and eat his fish fry; Edward is just trying not to murder his new girlfriend; the rest of the Cullens are just trying not to be in direct sunlight so they don't freak everyone out with their sparkly skin;...

Duration:01:21:31

Owl Post: Schrodinger's Cat Wife

3/22/2018
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You guys sent us some seriously good letters lately, so here we are, reading them back to you! From the wizarding criminal justice system to a righteous Neville takedown to the perennial head-scratcher of HOW MANY STUDENTS GO TO THIS DAMN SCHOOL, we cover the gamut of your questions, quibbles, and quality takes.

Duration:00:44:17

Ep. 53—Warrantless Firetapping

3/10/2018
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You must be in the room of requirement, because we have just what you need—another Quibbler episode! This week, Umbridge makes a fun new rule; Trelawney rages against the machine; Snape angrily elongates words; the twins engage in some performative synchronized puking; Dobby swoops in with vital information for no good reason; Harry teaches the only spell he knows; and Hermione shows some rare poor judgment. Plus: Professor Grubbly Plank is serving some serious androgynous lewks. This...

Duration:00:56:01

Ep. 52—Nobody Expects the Hogwarts Inquisition

3/1/2018
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We hate to agree with the truly evil Hogwarts High Inquisitor, but wow, does she have Professor Trelawney pegged. This week, Fudge signs an executive order; Hogwarts finally gets a performance management system; Hermione reads the whole textbook, shocking no one; Zacharias Smith suuuuucks; and Harry finally gets to look truly cool in front of Cho. Plus: God save the teens. This week's chapters: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor & In the Hog's Head Next week's chapters: Educational Decree Number...

Duration:00:52:54

Ep. 51—Umbridge Over Troubled Water

2/20/2018
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Remember when all Harry had to worry about at Hogwarts was whether Voldemort lived in his teacher's turban? This week, Umbridge makes an impression; Ron makes the team; Hermione makes hats; no one seems to make any dent in their insane piles of homework; and Percy and Sirius make us furious. We forgive Sirius though, because wow, does that guy have it rough. Plus: Where do the vanished snails go?! This week's chapters: Detention with Dolores & Percy and Padfoot Next week's chapters: The...

Duration:01:00:48

Ep. 50—No Wizard Left Behind

2/16/2018
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For the love of god, someone teach these children language arts. This week, Ron stuffs his face; Harry loses his temper (again … and again); the twins recruit some freelancers; Mondays are the worst; Snape teaches kids to make Xanax; and Umbridge is just as bad as we suspected she would be. Plus: We get into the weeds on education policy! We promise it's scintillating. This week's chapters: The Sorting Hat's New Song & Professor Umbridge Next week's chapters: Detention with Dolores & Percy...

Duration:01:06:05

Ep. 49—Unreconstructed Death Eaters

2/9/2018
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Everything is dire and they're all gonna die. That is the lesson from our chapters this week. Lucius injects some dark money into the ministry; Ron gets entirely too much responsibility; Harry has an existential crisis; Moody over-shares; Mrs. Weasley has an entirely logical reaction to a boggart; Sirius is a doomed doggo; Neville sprays stink sap; and Luna Lovegood provides a much-needed dose of weird. Plus: Ron gets his comeuppance for the Yule Ball and we talk a lot about the Civil War....

Duration:01:00:43

Quibbler After Hours Superb Owl Edition: Barebacking the Broom

2/4/2018
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It's an all-sportsball special episode of The Quibbler! This week, joined once again by Kyle Price-Livingston, we moan and groan about the rules of quidditch; wonder about Hogwarts P.E.; sort the Eagles and the Patriots (with surprising results); try to figure out which sport is more dangerous; and Wronski feint into the bizarre world of professional (!!) Muggle quidditch. Plus: Baba Yaga and pirates!

Duration:00:55:50

Ep. 48—The Ministry of Utmost Sloppiness

1/31/2018
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Evidently wizards don't have electric lights but they do have elevators?! This week, Ron sleeps in; Mr. Weasley rides the tube; Perkins saves the day; Harry teens as hard as ever; Dumbledore is basically Perry Mason; Fudge turns purple; and Dolores Umbridge emerges menacingly from the shadows. Plus: Our namesake makes its first appearance! This week’s chapters: The Ministry of Magic & The Hearing Next week’s chapters: The Woes of Mrs. Weasley & Luna Lovegood

Duration:00:52:10

Ep. 47—Kreacher Comforts

1/26/2018
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Break out your Hints from Heloise—this week, we're mostly cleaning! Sirius is stuck at 17; Molly over-parents; Harry learns … kind of a whole bunch of nothing; Mrs. Black was REALLY into genealogy; Fred and George have a rare product development misstep; and Kreacher snogs a bathrobe. Plus: Unfortunate opinions about twins! This week's chapters: The Order of the Phoenix & The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black Next week's chapters: The Ministry of Magic & The Hearing

Duration:00:52:00

Ep. 46—Magic Pixie Dream Girl

1/18/2018
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Why can't wizards make plans that make any sense? This week, some aurors break and enter (more like, Mad Eye RUDE-y, I am right?), Tonks trips a bunch, Harry continues to shout at everyone he loves, Sirius's mom yells some slurs, and Percy is truly and 100 percent trash. Plus: Metaphysical questions about potatoes. This week's chapters: The Advance Guard & Number 12 Grimmauld Place Next week's chapters: The Order of the Phoenix & The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black

Duration:00:47:04

Ep. 45—My Cousin Dudley

1/11/2018
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Get ready for 800+ pages of teenage angst, because we're starting Order of the Phoenix! Harry goes all Dashboard Confessional on us; Dudley discovers the gym; Dementors take a stroll; Mrs. Figg holds it down for everyone; Alex thinks we're doing a Star Wars podcast; and Vernon drops an eff bomb. Plus, birds! This week's chapters: Dudley Demented & A Peck of Owls Next week's chapters: The Advance Guard & Number 12, Grimmauld Place

Duration:00:49:24

Quibbler After Hours: Santa's Little House Elves (Owl Post)

12/24/2017
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Hello and Merry Christmas! We're briefly back with a special Owl Post episode, reading your smart and hilarious letters. We cover Horcruxes and depression, Santa and his "elves," how our language betrays our biases when it comes to quibbles, and the massive muggle-money chip on Voldy's shoulder. Plus, Christmas jumpers! Socks! And weird Santa Claus traditions around the world. Happy holidays, and may your patronus today be flying reindeer and/or yourself eating plenty of coookies.

Duration:00:28:43

Movie Mini 4: Harry Potter's Stupid Friend

11/7/2017
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Special guest Kyle Price-Livingston joins us once again to discuss the worst entry into the Harry Potter film canon by a long shot. Why can't Michael Gambon read stage directions? Why does Barty Jr. impersonate a virtual stranger he has to kidnap rather than his own father? Who the heck is Nigel? Why is Fleur so useless? Are portkeys two-way? Does that dragon die??? We try hard (and mostly fail) to answer these and more pressing questions. Plus: How similar is this movie to Predator?

Duration:00:52:21

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