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Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe. Podcast episodes may contain spoilers from the entire Harry Potter series.

Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe. Podcast episodes may contain spoilers from the entire Harry Potter series.
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Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe. Podcast episodes may contain spoilers from the entire Harry Potter series.

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English


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5.38 The Second War Begins

11/12/2018
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Come join Alice and Martha for a cup o’ dandelion juice as they wrap up their discussion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Everyone but Harry is back in excellent spirits, thanks to Madam Pomfrey and the fact that none of them apparently cared too much about Sirius (shhhhhh, let’s not talk about him right... Read more

Duration:01:33:42

5.37 The Lost Prophecy

11/5/2018
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In this emotional chapter, Harry expresses his grief and anger while Dumbledore remains infuriatingly calm. And at long last, Dumbledore tells Harry everything. (Well, maybe not everything, but everything that he needs Harry to know at the moment.) Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters. Spoiler warning! Please be aware that our show contains spoilers for events which take place... Read more

Duration:01:45:59

5.36 The Only One He Ever Feared

10/29/2018
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Voldemort has plenty of chances to exercise his high, cold laugh in this chapter, even though his Death Eaters really do prove to be a bunch of bumbling idiots. Martha and Alice get to the bottom of several slightly vague Ministry of Magic plot lines. And, as the chapter title suggests, Double Door and Voldemort finally go... Read more

Duration:01:05:52

5.35 Beyond the Veil

10/22/2018
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This chapter, we’re in for the biggest shock of the series so far – apparently, there’s a Death Eater named Jugson. That’s right. Jugson. Let that sink in a minute. In other news, Bellatrix makes her first appearance of the series, and, oh yeah, [SPOILER ALERT] Sirius steps just a little too far past the... Read more

Duration:01:28:01

5.34 The Department of Mysteries

10/15/2018
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Ministry of Magic security protocols turn out to be alarmingly cavalier as Dumbledore’s Army begins its rescue mission. Not a soul is in sight as the group encounters the tank of brains, the Benjamin Button (well, not really Benjamin Button) Bell Jar, and the infamous veil for the first time. It’s not all fun and games, though, as the... Read more

Duration:01:07:26

5.33 Fight and Flight

10/8/2018
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Finally, Umbridge gets her comeuppance as Hermy executes her “smart plan… really smart plan” and tries to use the centaurs to do her bidding. After a scuffle with Ronan, Bane, Magorian, and a “hard-faced gray centaur,” Harry’s impatience reaches new levels. After much debate, Luna saves the day and comes up with a plan to fly to the Ministry... Read more

Duration:00:56:07

Sorting Hat: Mean Girls

10/3/2018
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In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Paul Asleson (@paulasleson) and the Sorting Spring Fling Crown to sort the characters of Mean Girls into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Mean Girls and the Harry Potter series. Please subscribe to our show! Book club episodes are released every Monday.

Duration:01:02:07

5.32 Out of the Fire

10/1/2018
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In this frantic chapter, Harry desperately tries to convince a skeptical Hermione that he doesn’t have a “saving-people-thing.” Ron attempts to fool Umbridge with a not-so-convincing lie about Peeves, while Ginny is a little more successful in tricking their fellow students into believing someone has let off dangerous (possibly fatal??) magical gas in the corridor.... Read more

Duration:01:10:52

5.31 O.W.L.s

9/24/2018
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Oh my goodness, is that them? Is that the examiners?? Professors Tofty (or is it Toffee?) and Marchbanks have arrived, and when it comes to O.W.L.s (more commonly known as owls) it’s not really what you know, it’s who you know. From Ernie averaging eight hours of studying a day to Hermione forgetting the definition of ehwaz, everyone is going to be glad when exams are finally... Read more

Duration:01:11:06

5.30 Grawp

9/17/2018
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In Hagrid’s Tale, Part 2, we finally get the answer to the most important mystery of the book…what Hagrid has been doing and why he has been so beaten up all this time! Harry and Hermy have the pleasure of meeting Grawp, who definitely DOESN’T pick Hermione up or wave her around in the air. Luckily, the ruddy stargazers... Read more

Duration:01:12:40

5.29 Career Advice

9/10/2018
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Now that Harry’s got the basics of Occlumency down, Snape figures he can just carry on on his own with his studies. However, he’s so down about Cho (it definitely couldn’t be anything else) that he’s having trouble enjoying the Easter holidays. When Ginny hatches a dangerous plan, Fred and George are willing to risk... Read more

Duration:01:18:30

5.28 Snape’s Worst Memory

9/3/2018
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With Umbridge as the new Head of Hogwarts, Fred and George take their troublemaking to the next level. A kitten plate saves Harry from divulging important information, though isn’t that the point of the Fidelius Charm? Voldemort begins laying the groundwork for luring Harry to the Ministry (we think?) and Malfoy finds out that Harry has been taking... Read more

Duration:01:33:30

Sorting Hat: Les Misérables

9/1/2018
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In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guests Jessica McKenna (@JessRMcKenna) and Zach Reino (@ZachReino) of Off Book Podcast (@OffBookPod), as well as the Sorting Beret to sort the characters of Les Misérables into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Les Misérables and the Harry Potter series. Please subscribe to our... Read more

Duration:01:45:33

5.27 The Centaur and the Sneak

8/27/2018
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With Firenze now at the helm of the Divination class, we have a lot of questions. Why are Lavender and Parvati so attracted to their new professor? Has teaching always been Firenze’s dream? And where exactly do centaurs come from? We also spend plenty of time mourning the end of the D.A., celebrating Dobby’s bravery, and... Read more

Duration:01:23:03

5.26 Seen and Unforeseen

8/20/2018
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While Ron continues to fail miserably at Quidditch, Harry continues to fail miserably at Occlumency, maybe because his visions make him feel special…important? However, it’s not all doom and gloom this chapter. Believe it or not, Harry’s interview with Rita sends the Quibbler to reprint faster than any previous issue, even those about Crumple-Horned Snorkacks! And Trelawney’s sacking... Read more

Duration:01:13:30

5.25 The Beetle at Bay

8/13/2018
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Several disturbing news stories shake the wizarding community, and Hermione sees the chance for an opening for Harry to regain some credibility. Harry goes on a disastrous date with the Human Hosepipe. And finally, Rita Skeeter makes her triumphant return as Hermione’s unlikely drinking mate. We may not love the title of this chapter, but... Read more

Duration:01:17:15

5.24 Occlumency

8/6/2018
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Snape reveals himself as a master of sass when he makes a surprise visit to Grimmauld Place. Harry reluctantly parts with Sirius, and Lupin and Tonks enjoy their first date as group chaperones on the Knight Bus. Harry’s unhappy return to Hogwarts is made worse with his first session of Remedial Potions (Good Lord, he must be... Read more

Duration:01:28:10

5.23 Christmas on the Closed Ward

7/30/2018
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Harry wallows in the wake of the Extendable Ears fiasco (this is exactly why Phineas Nigellus loathed being a teacher!) and comes up with some interesting theories about how exactly he might have attacked Mr. Weasley. Everyone forgets that Ginny almost died as a first year, and Hermione gives up a really good skiing trip in order... Read more

Duration:01:38:12

5.22 St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries

7/23/2018
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In one of the most suspenseful chapters of the series so far, Mr. Weasley’s life hangs in the balance as Harry struggles to convey just how serious the situation is (do they not realize how much a person bleeds when fangs that long pierce their side?). It’s a strange situation when Sirius behaves more maturely than... Read more

Duration:01:40:10

5.21 The Eye of the Snake

7/16/2018
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Umbridge stoops to new lows in order to take down our biggest friend–but we know what she’s doing, that foul, lying, twisting old gargoyle! Thanks to an extra special meeting of the Defense Association, Cho has A VERY HARRY CHRISTMAS! Unfortunately, Harry doesn’t have too long to bask in the glow of his first kiss, as... Read more

Duration:01:42:24