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Halloween Spooky Special: Welcome To Dead House
We've gone back to the Goosebumps well for our Halloween Spooky Special this year. It's the first one in the series, so probably the best one right? We encounter a spooky house, some spooky kids and a man in a cowboy hat who lures children into his car. Doesn't get more horrific than that.
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Harry Potter 1.4 A Thousand Slytherin Calculators
In the final part of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, we continue to be blown away by the quality of what we’ve got to read. And it’s not just the writing - it’s the sheer chutzpah of McGonagall, kneecapping her own house in the cup competition. It’s the sheer insanity of Hogwarts’ detention policy, which somehow involves centaurs who can somehow click their hooves. And it’s the sheer, towering, sage, brilliant, father-figure punk trolling of Dumbledore, who will invest in decorations just to crush the dreams of a full quarter of the students in his care. What more could you ask for?
Well for a start you could ask for REVIEWS drawn from around the internet, and from our very own Sharklettes, on this light-footed masterpiece, which is good because WE’VE GOT ‘EM.
AND you could ask for the next book! We’ve enjoyed this so much that we’re rolling onwards, clicking our hooves, into Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, starting next week! More Hogwarts! More Potter! MORE SHARK!
Harry Potter 1.3 Come on Lads, it's Hufflepuff
In part 3 of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, we have our first encounter with Quidditch and it's one for the ages. In Harry's second game the entire hopes of Gryffindor House rest once again on the shoulders of a first year student, the referee is literally out to get him and the backup seeker has gone AWOL. But come on lads...it's Hufflepuff. Also in this episode, Harry discovers an interesting mirror, Hogwarts' central heating packs in again and we find out that dragons exist. Promises to be a busy hour!
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Harry Potter 1.2 Hogwarts Megabus
It’s part 2 of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorceror’s Stone if you’re in America), and the magic continues! We discover some key information this time: Snape’s pre-game ritual, the secret baller life of Hufflepuff House, and the questionable quality of the Hogwarts Megabus, to name but a few.
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The amazing Mitchell and Webb on Hufflepuff here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9n9wswKMec
Harry Potter 1.1 Turns Out He's A Wizard
Welcome to the first part of our read through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/ Sorcerer's Stone (depending on where you live). In this episode we meet Harry for the first time, gasp in awe as a middle aged drill-makng executive has a complete nervous breakdown and wonder whether lovely Hagrid really was the best man for the job of protecting the wizarding world's most important child. It's good to be back!
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Christmas Special: Home Alone
Happy New Year! It might be a little late but you bet your ass that we recorded this in full festive mode on Christmas Eve. So sit back, relax and re-live an absolute Christmas classic as we take you through all the thrills, spills and suspected broken bones of that Christmas classic Home Alone! Merry Christmas, happy new year and have a brilliant 2020!