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Does Hogwarts accept adults? Join Josh as he reads Harry Potter for the first time with the guidance of his co-host and patronus Aaron. Discover or re-visit all seven books through the eyes of some grown nerds.

New Wizards Aaron Horton & Josh Nalven

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Does Hogwarts accept adults? Join Josh as he reads Harry Potter for the first time with the guidance of his co-host and patronus Aaron. Discover or re-visit all seven books through the eyes of some grown nerds.

    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Goblet of Fire

    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Goblet of Fire

    Like a burst of red sparks from somewhere in a hedge maze, our fourth movie watch-along has appeared! Hear us react to emo Ron, Mad Eye “Too Much Business” Moody, and geek the fuck OUT over the graveyard scene. Watch-along MP3 available at newwizards.fm!

    • 26 min
    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Prisoner of Azkaban

    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Prisoner of Azkaban

    After a holiday break, the wizards are back with movie three! How many times will we mention “Primer?” Is Josh capable of identifying Gary Oldman? Will the werewolf be scary, or will it have more of a Deviantart kind of vibe? Hear our recap here, and check newwizards.fm for the watch-along MP3!

    • 24 min
    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Chamber of Secrets

    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Chamber of Secrets

    We’re clipping along and getting snaked up! Listen to us go gaga for Gilderoy, consider Salazar Slytherin’s impeccable taste in home furnishings, and wonder aloud how it is that kids grow like that. Watch along with us via the MP3 at newwizards.fm!

    • 27 min
    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Sorcerer's Stone

    Movie Watch-Along Recap — Sorcerer's Stone

    It’s the recap to our first watch-along! Tune-in to hear us gush about (and misidentify) British actors. This was a really good one! The watch-along MP3 can be had at the bottom of newwizards.fm — let us know what you think!

    • 17 min
    We Open At The Close — Series Epilogue

    We Open At The Close — Series Epilogue

    Wow… what a wild ride :’) We want to thank everyone for listening and reading along with us! We reflect on what magic really *is* one last time, consider the series as a whole, and most importantly, accept that Hogwarts is somewhere in the Scottish countryside. Stay tuned for the movie recaps and watch-alongs coming soon!

    • 36 min
    Post-Story Mailbag — Bonus Episode

    Post-Story Mailbag — Bonus Episode

    Our last mailbag episode! :’-) Thank you so, so much for all your questions and interactions throughout the series! We consider Ron — the REAL Ron — and finally discuss Gay Dumbledore, and the differences between fantasy and sci-fi. Thankfully, it doesn’t take an hour. And if you were hoping we’d touch on that voluptuous snake once more, well folks… you will not be disappointed.

    • 42 min

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