Follow along as six friends journey chapter-by-chapter through the entire Harry Potter canon! Savor the story with us as we discuss the literary, philosophical, religious, and socio-cultural dimensions of J. K. Rowling’s modern classic. Each episode of this read-through focuses on a couple chapters, exploring themes, analyzing characters, chasing allusions, and simply enjoying the wizarding world that’s captured our imaginations. (Warning: spoilers abound!) Send your comments and questions to HPBCfanmail@gmail.com, and we just might feature them in an upcoming episode. Follow us on Twitter (@HPBCpodcast), and be sure to check out the website at hpbc.art.blog. Pull up a chair and join the club!
Chamber of Secrets Chapter 5
As summer vacation draws to a close, Harry and the Weasleys take the Ford Anglia to King's Cross. Join us as we discuss malfunctioning platforms, flying cars, narrative devices, and a particularly angry tree.
Chamber of Secrets Chapter 4
Join us in Diagon Alley as we follow Harry, Ron, and Hermione to Flourish and Blotts, meet Gilderoy Lockhart, and discuss what mischief might be unfolding.
Chamber of Secrets Chapter 3
The HPBC journeys to the Burrow to meet the whole Weasley family, examine Molly and Arthur's parenting philosophy, and ponder the nature of wizard time.
Chamber of Secrets Chapter 2 Bonus Episode
When we turned off the mic for our previous episode, we realized we still had plenty to talk about! Enjoy this bonus discussion!
Chamber of Secrets Chapter 2
The Book Club discusses what may be the most anxiety-inducing chapter in the whole Harry Potter corpus and meets a very persistent house-elf.
Chamber of Secrets Chapter 1
The Harry Potter Book Club kicks of their discussion of the second book in the beloved series!