Ollivander is arguably the COOLEST character in the HP universe. His work in wandlore is legendary and is literally the source of magic we've all fallen in love with. In this episode, we discuss things like: ▫️ Ollivander's history with Wandlore ▫️ The wandmaker Dragomir Gregorovitch ▫️ Wand cores: Unicorn Hair, Phoenix Feather, Dragon Heartstring (and the other cores Ollivander didn't consider 'pure' enough) ▫️ Wand woods (and the characters who yield each wood) ▫️ Dissection of specific...
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is FINALLY out and we have so much to say about it! Listen along to hear if our theories were confirmed from the trailer, new information we received (AURELIUS DUMBLEDORE!!!), and what we hope to see in future movies! Join the MickOlsen's plus our Ravenclaw's new baby in discussing this epic movie!
All the members of We Solemnly Swear share their favorite spells, charms, hexes and potions from the books -- plus make up a few of their own! We also discuss J.K. Rowling's latin creativity in creating the spells we all know.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore - was he an old man with regrets trying his best to save wizarding kind? Or was he a master chess player with his eye single to gaining ultimate power? Our MickOlsen tribe is pretty divided between these sides of Dumbledore, so we held a moderated debate about it!
In spirit of the upcoming holiday, we will be talking about everything Halloween! Have you noticed all the events that seem to happen on Halloween? Well we have too! So we are here to discuss everything we know about Halloween in the wizarding world, and highlight each Halloween we know of throughout the series.
This is part two of a two-part horcrux series! We discuss everything we know about horcruxes - what they are, who has made one, what Voldemort's are, where he hid them and how they were destroyed. This episode specifically covers Salazar Slytherin's locket, Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem, Nagini the snake, and Harry Potter, the boy who lived (the horcrux he never meant to make).
This is part one of a two-part horcrux series! We discuss everything we know about horcruxes - what they are, who has made one, what Voldemort's are, where he hid them and how they were destroyed. This episode specifically covers Tom Riddle's diary, the Gaunt family ring, and Helga Hufflepuff's cup.
In this episode, we dissect Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. From the plumbing inside Hogwarts and Ron as a Seer to whether Lucius Malfoy knew the diary was a horcrux, we talk through it all! Enemies of the heir - BEWARE!!
In episode 7, we discuss different magical maladies, abilities and conditions. We talk about the process to become an animagus, what actually is a maledictus (and fan theories about Nagini's story from Crimes of Grindelwald to Lord Voldemort!), Obscurials and how they develop an Obscurus, and the genetic power of a Metamorphmagus like Nymphadora Tonks!
In a four-part Hogwarts house series, we learn about the brave of heart Gryffindors. Jame and Grace discuss traits of the Gryffindor House, why their tower is the tallest of all the houses, and give further insight into the portrait of the fat lady and Dean Thomas.
In a four-part Hogwarts House series, we discuss the radiant, recalcitrant, rambunctious Ravenclaw House! Tori tells us about the inner-workings of a Ravenclaw and we learn more about Uric the Oddball, a medieval wizard, who became famous for his eccentric behaviour, such as wearing a jellyfish as a hat, and sleeping in a room with fifty pet Augureys. He is considered to be one of the weirdest wizards in history, and, as such, is often the punchline of wizarding jokes.