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The Quibbler: A Harry Potter Book Club

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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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English

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623-640-3584


Episodes

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


Ep. 44—Go Fudge Yourself

10/25/2017
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Well, we've come to the end of the road, and I can let go. This book's too long for me, is it too long for you? (With infinite apologies to the smooth sounds of Boyz II Men). This week, Harry tells a strange tale, Dumbledore shows his hand a tiny bit, Hermione kidnaps a journalist, Cornelius is fudging awful, Snape is, OK, fine, brave as hell, and the twins get some well-deserved capital. Plus: Fights on a train, and I guess Ron is also there? Where has Ron been all this book? This week's...

Duration: 00:52:18


Ep. 43—Bartys All the Way Down

10/12/2017
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Oh dear, we are not nice to darling Jo this week. Barty tells an implausible story; McGonagall makes friends with a dog; Dumbledore's eyes do a lot more than sparkle; Harry is appropriately nonplussed; Ron and Hermione are still not really part of it; and Snape helps, I guess? Plus: A piping hot Peter Pettigrew take. This week's chapter: Veritaserum Next week's chapters: The Parting of the Ways & The Beginning

Duration: 00:48:39


Ep. 42—Expelliarmust've Forgotten All the Other Spells

10/5/2017
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Don't you wish your all-hands meetings took place in spooky graveyards? No? Just LoVo, then? This week: Voldy tells his side of the story; Harry grips his shaking wand; the Death Eaters get the band back together; Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle make a lot more sense; everyone is transported into an '80s laser light show; and Frank Bryce is an excellent heckler. Plus: Evil slapstick! This week's chapters: The Death Eaters & Priori Incantatum Next week's chapter: Veritaserum

Duration: 00:45:40


Ep. 41—Goodnight, Sweet Puff

9/29/2017
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Holy cow, this is a rough one—get ready to cry and cry. Rita Skeeter belatedly blows Book 2 wide open; Harry gets a merit badge in compasses; a Sphinx has lost its touch, riddle-wise; Ron and Hermione are … not really part of it; Cedric, well, know know; and LoVo learns to cook. Plus: We wish David Bowie would show up. This week's chapters: The Third Task & Flesh, Blood, and Bone Next week's chapters: The Death Eaters & Priori Incantatum

Duration: 00:52:04


Quibbler After Hours: Owl Post Again

9/22/2017
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Hi, we messed up our audio this week, so instead of regularly scheduled programming, you get to hear from … yourselves! We read letters on wizarding Myers-Briggs testing, bad Hogwarts pedagogy, Hermione's allyship, Santa's little helpers, and the uses of snake milk. Thankssssss for the mail, amigosssssss! Next week's chapters: The Third Task & Flesh, Blood, and Bone

Duration: 00:24:05


Ep. 40—Twelve Angry Wizards

9/14/2017
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Weird wispy cloud for your thoughts? Because Dumbledore has too many of 'em, and not enough are about making sure kids don't die in mazes. This week, Harry has a nightmare; Karkaroff has some information to share; Barty has something to prove; Fudge has no care whatsoever for his colleagues; Dumbledore has a big bowl of ideas and none of them are good; and Neville, sweet soul, has a secret. This week's chapters: The Dream & The Pensieve Next week's chapters: The Third Task & Flesh, Blood...

Duration: 00:58:50


Ep. 39—Bubotuber Pus Remix

9/8/2017
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There are only two actually funny things in this episode; sorry. They are bubotuber pus and nifflers. Otherwise, it's hate mail, torture, authoritariamism, more torture, family drama, enslaved elves, alcoholism, trauma, literally even more torture, and oh, Sirius is starving to death. Cool. This week's chapters: Padfoot Returns & The Madness of Mr. Crouch Next week's chapters: The Dream & The Pensieve

Duration: 01:08:49


Ep. 38—Dobby Ex Machina

8/31/2017
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Harry's got to be under the sea, in a giant squid's garden, in peril. Get ready for the scuba trip from hell as Harry and the rest of the champions take on the second Triwizard task. J.K. recycles a plot twist; Mad-Eye contemplates a murder; Snape is awful but often correct; Cat Wife and Moaning Myrtle make triumphant returns; Dobby super duper saves the day; and Dumbledore speaks Mermish. Plus: Let's just reiterate that this school should immediately be shut down. None of this is OK. This...

Duration: 00:52:14


Ep. 37—Alternative Facts with Rita Skeeter

8/27/2017
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Time for the worst thing a young wizard will ever experience: a school dance! This week, Dobby gets some knitwear; Ron practices his DIY skills; Parvati Patil slays; #Frangelina cuts a rug; girls rule; boys drool; and Hagrid has a *big* secret. Plus: Misandrist unicorns and wedge issues! This week's chapters: The Yule Ball & Rita Skeeter's Scoop Next week's chapters: The Egg and the Eye & The Second Task

Duration: 01:10:25


Ep. 36—We've All Dated a Ron

8/16/2017
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Twitterpation has turned to full-on hormone madness this week. Dobby is a high-fashion elf; all your faves are problematic; Harry is overly forgiving; Hermione and Ginny are queens; Neville and Fred get it done; Harry is NOT the Cho-sen One; and seriously, what the hell is the matter with Ron? Plus: Minerva McGonagall's tight bun(s). This week's chapters: The House Elf Liberation Front & The Unexpected Task Next week's chapters: The Yule Ball & Rita Skeeter's Scoop

Duration: 00:53:07


Ep. 35—How to Pwn Your Dragon

8/9/2017
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If you were looking for total mayhem, the first task of the revamped Triwizard Tournament does not disappoint! Basically, these chapters go angst, angst, library, disembodied fireplace head, dragonsdragonsdragonsdragonsdragns near death experience oh my god what the f**k dragons, Madame Pomfrey, best friends forever, dragons. Hold onto your butts! This week's chapters: The Hungarian Horntail & The First Task Next week's chapters: The House Elf Liberation Front & The Unexpected Task

Duration: 00:59:33


Ep. 34—The Goblet of Fail

8/2/2017
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Well, turns out things actually CAN get more insane in this book. This week, a cup had one job and utterly failed to do it; Mad Eye/Barty Jr. played the part of Dr. Evil magnificently; Ron did not handle disappointment well; Karkarov made a decent point; Snape made his most vile remark thus far (high bar); Hermione did everyone's emotional labor for them; and the squid got breakfast. Plus: Does your, erm, "wand" measure up? This week's chapters: The Four Champions & The Weighing of the...

Duration: 01:01:56


Ep. 33—Never Trust a Cup to Do a Hat's Job

7/27/2017
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Are you ready for more: DANGEROUS CLASSES! DRAMATIC ENTRANCES! INSANE METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION! TEEN HEARTTHROBS! MONSTERS! NONSENSICAL PLOT TWISTS!? Then you've come to the right place. The foreigners have arrived, and everyone at Hogwarts is losing their mind. Hagrid uses hair gel, Ron mumbles incoherently about French stew, and a stupid cup decides the fate of all our heroes. This week's chapters: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang & The Goblet of Fire Next week's chapters: The Four Champions...

Duration: 00:50:49


Ep. 32—DARE: Dark Arts Resistance Education

7/12/2017
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Pimples, monsters, horoscopes, and questionable disciplinary measures greet the gang as classes resume at Hogwarts School of Peril and Mayhem. Malfoy gets what's coming to him; Lavender Brown gets sexually harrassed; Hagrid gets in over his head; Neville gets hella re-traumatized; some spiders get pwned; and Hermione gets a taste for activism. Plus: So. Much. Bubotuber. Pus. This week's chapters: Mad-Eye Moody & The Unforgivable Curses Next week's chapters: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang & The...

Duration: 01:04:02


Ep. 31— You Mad-Eye, Bro?

7/8/2017
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A monster episode where nothing happens! Just kidding. We start with a mailbag, full of lovely and brilliant observations from you gorgeous people. Then, Ron is starving, Hermione is on a hunger strike, Dennis Creevey is a soaking wet angel, the Sorting Hat is fairly rude, ghosts are weirdly bureaucratic, and Mad-Eye is EXTRA AF. This week's chapters: Aboard the Hogwars Express & The Triwizard Tournament. Next week's chapters: Mad-Eye Moody & The Unforgivable curses

Duration: 01:22:41


Ep. 30—The Pureblood's Burden

6/28/2017
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A very special three-host episode, featuring Cousin of the Podcast Kyle Price-Livingston, jokester, genius, scholar, and rogue. We make Kyle talk about all kinds of fun stuff: slavery, torture, the patriarchy, mail bombs, Fake News, and Shaq. Plus: Hermione has her consciousness raised and Ron, as usual, is an idiot. This week's chapters: The Dark Mark & Mayhem at the Ministry Next week's chapters: Aboard the Hogwarts Express & The Triwizard Tournament

Duration: 01:10:35


Quibbler After Hours: Capital in the Wizarding World

6/21/2017
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We do something truly wild and crazy this week: spend 45 minutes talking about wizard currency! By popular demand, it's an all-wizarding-economics episode, and wow, does it get wonky. Are galleons artificially devalued? Is there something (((unpleasant))) about the way goblins are portrayed? Does the wizarding war come down to ECONOMIC ANXIETY? Can we do any math at all??? This week: No chapters! Just $$$ Next week's chapters: The Dark Mark & Mayhem at the Ministry

Duration: 00:42:02


Ep. 29—Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Quidditch

6/12/2017
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So, this book is crazy. Harry Potter enters its baroque period as we head to the Quidditch World Cup. We are worried about poor Mr. Roberts, not super impressed with Ludo Bagman, rooting for Ireland but loving sexy, brooding, duck-footed Krum, peeved about the Veelas, and just here for all the shenanigans. Plus: underage gambling, weird wizard nationalism, and camping! This week's chapters: Bagman and Crouch & The Quidditch World Cup Next week's chapters: The Dark Mark & Mayhem at the...

Duration: 01:04:52


Ep. 27—Riddle Horror Picture Show

5/30/2017
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Welcome to Harry's literal nightmare! We start Goblet of Fire with a bang (and a flash of green light). Voldy needs feeding, Nagini needs milking, Wormtail needs a new gig, Harry needs a goddamn parent, Dudley needs to lose a few. Plus, flashy mail birds and cake for breakfast! This week's chapters: The Riddle House, The Scar, & The Invitation Next week's chapters: Back to the Burrow, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, & The Portkey

Duration: 01:04:15

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