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The Harry Potter podcast that's unashamedly in love with Professor McGonagall.

The Harry Potter podcast that's unashamedly in love with Professor McGonagall.
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United Kingdom

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The Harry Potter podcast that's unashamedly in love with Professor McGonagall.

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English


Episodes

Thought You Ought To Know

4/15/2019
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This week's episode features a discussion of chapter 10 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'Hallowe'en'. This one is about sporting privilege, Hermione's insecurities, the history of the broomstick as a symbol of witchcraft and the political context of trolls. This week's Hogwarts Kitchen is about... jacket potatoes. Yes, really.

Duration:00:20:51

Steaks, Kidneys, and Remembralls

4/9/2019
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This episode features a discussion of chapter 9 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with the title 'The Midnight Duel', asking the real questions such as: Is Harry a good friend? (no) Is Malfoy an effective bully? (no) Is steak and kidney pie a reasonable dinner choice for schoolchildren? (you decide for yourself) How many heads is too many for a dog?

Duration:00:16:28

Cats, Classes and Rock Cakes

4/1/2019
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This is the discussion for chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'The Potions Master'. This chapter is very short and really just sets up the main mystery while giving us an insight into daily life at Hogwarts. I speculate on the tragic backstory of Professor Binns and explain why cats and dogs do not speak the same language. The Hogwarts Kitchen segment is on rock cakes, and you can find the BBC's recipe for them here: https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/rock_cakes_03094

Duration:00:14:16

Ask A Bill... About School (Bonus Episode)

3/26/2019
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The first and possibly only installment of a new type of bonus episode with the title "Ask a Bill" in which I question my husband Bill about British traditions in Harry Potter. This time, it's all about school traditions: prefects, uniforms, school houses and NEWTs.

Duration:00:13:30

Hogwarts, Twee Ukulele Edition

3/24/2019
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In this episode, we discuss chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with the title 'The Sorting Hat'. I talk about the topic of early-book quirkyness, the Hogwarts School Song and Sunday roasts.

Duration:00:24:25

All Aboard the Cauldron Cake Train

3/18/2019
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This episode features a discussion of chapter 6 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, entitled 'The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters'. We talk train etiquette, Weasley family values and wizarding baked goods, with an installment of Hogwarts Kitchen all about pumpkin pasties. Speaking of pumpkin pasties, here is my very basic and easy recipe for them: Ingredients: ready rolled shortcrust pastry some amount of fresh pumpkin, ideally one that cooks down soft, like...

Duration:00:18:31

Retail Therapy

3/11/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the fifth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'Diagon Alley'. Harry and Hagrid go shopping for school supplies and talk about money, fame, banking and wizarding politics along the way.

Duration:00:14:56

Yer A Piglet, Dudley

3/4/2019
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In this episode, we discuss chapter 4 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'The Keeper of the Keys'. Everyone loses their temper, which causes Uncle Vernon to pull a shotgun, Hagrid to give Dudley a pig tail, and Harry to raise his voice.

Duration:00:16:11

Vernon Dursley's Outstanding Plan

2/24/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 'The Letters from No One'. Uncle Vernon has the most ridiculous plans for how to escape the literal cascade of Hogwarts letters, and Harry just has to go along. This week's Hogwarts Kitchen is all about crisps (that's potato chips for the Americans out there), the favourite snack, side and standalone meal of the British.

Duration:00:17:47

The Professor McGonagall Fanclub

2/22/2019
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In this very first episode of Have a Biscuit, Potter, I introduce myself and this completely unnecessary Harry Potter podcast.

Duration:00:14:26

Kittycat sitting on a wall

2/22/2019
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In this episode, I discuss the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Boy Who Lived. If you have any questions for Professor McGonagall's Office Hour, tweet them using #askmcgonagall

Duration:00:17:27

The Vanishing Knickerbocker Glory

2/22/2019
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This episode includes a discussion of Chapter 2 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, titled 'The Vanishing Glass', as well as discussion of Knickerbocker Glory. You can find a basic recipe for Knickerbocker Glory here: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Knickerbocker-Glory

Duration:00:18:16