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Alohomora! is an interactive and creative collaborative project between fans worldwide and MuggleNet staff. Join us as we re-read the entire series, spin wild theories, and share content all influenced by our love of Harry Potter.

    Memories and the Pensieve: Drowning in French

    Memories and the Pensieve: Drowning in French

    On Episode 313 we discuss...
    → Where did the brains in the Brain Room come from?
    → We hope there are individual education plans for struggling students
    → Rex schools us on memory types, formation, storage, retrieval, etc
    → Memory loss, brain injuries, and diseases
    → Are the disembodied brains conscious?
    → Most wizards are too afraid to use a Pensieve
    → The Hogwarts Pensieve contains centuries of memories!
    → Are extracted memories originals, copies, or can they be either?
    → Pensieves are cool. Let's capitalize on them!
    → Memory modification is unethical but necessary
    → Wizards seriously need primary education
    → Occlumency should be taught to all students

    • 1 hr 50 min
    DH 20 Revisit: Xenophilius Lovegood

    DH 20 Revisit: Xenophilius Lovegood

    On Episode 312 we discuss...
    → Why does Harry forgive Ron so much more easily than Hermione?
    → The Muggle Prime Minister is potentially left out to dry
    → It's time for Ron to shine
    → We need to know what a plimpy is!
    → Xenophilius's name is one of the best in the series
    → Dumbledore's gifts finally start to make sense
    → Ron... the third wheel during Bill and Fleur's first married Christmas
    → Wizarding Christmas songs FTW!
    → Harry does pay attention in class. Bye haters!
    → Erumpant horn inextricably linked to Fantastic Beasts now?
    → We need backstories on Luna's parents
    → We all love Clare

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Quidditch: The Human Condition

    Quidditch: The Human Condition

    On Episode 311 we discuss...
    → Early Quidditch = animal cruelty
    → How does the Hogwarts House team system work?
    → There should be JV teams, more backup players, fun play, and more games
    → "That's just Jo not thinking it through."
    → Quidditch is the one thing that comes naturally to Harry
    → The 2014 Quidditch World Cup was a thing of beauty
    → Female inclusion in wizard sport FTW!
    → How much do the different brooms really matter?
    → The Snitch is worth too many points
    → Fouls... the punishment does not fit the crime
    → Much love for Muggle Quidditch
    → A sport invented out of pettiness

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    CoS 11 Revisit: Can Everyone See Me?

    CoS 11 Revisit: Can Everyone See Me?

    On Episode 310 we discuss...
    → Theory confirmed: Dumbledore is the Avatar
    → CoS is FULL of red herrings
    → Are Fred and George cruel jackasses?
    → What's the most terrifying sentence in the Harry Potter canon?
    → Everyone knows that Neville is almost a squid
    → Snape is such a bad teacher! For the greater good!
    → We want to see Flitwick killin' it on the dueling stage
    → Harry CAN'T EVEN with Lockhart
    → More fat-shaming... ugh. Milicent is a cat-loving queen!
    → It's Dolohov-o-clock!
    → Student reaction to parseltongue = xenophobia?
    → Do mandrakes bleed???

    • 2 hrs 36 min
    Rubeus Hagrid: The Soccer Mom

    Rubeus Hagrid: The Soccer Mom

    On Episode 309 we discuss...
    → Did Dumbledore know Hagrid's father?
    → Mr. Dumbledore's home for Peculiar Children
    → Ogg was probably important to Hagrid's continued learning
    → Hagrid is the opposite of toxic masculinity
    → Hey Google, what is pedagogy?
    → Was the blast-ended skrewt breeding legal?
    → Yes, Hagrid's a bad teacher but that's not his fault
    → Is there any excuse for the way Hagrid treated Dudley?
    → A case of arrested development
    → Hagrid vs. Trelawney
    → "He's literally too stupid to live."
    → Hagrid is a flawed character - something everyone can agree on!

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    PS/SS 10 Revisit: No Inflated Bladders

    PS/SS 10 Revisit: No Inflated Bladders

    On Episode 308 we discuss...
    → Harry & Ron = The Chaos Crew
    → Neville has "zero positive male role models that aren't trying to dangle him out of a window"
    → Harry's privileged broom
    → Caps lock McGonagall
    → We finally learn what the heck Quidditch is!
    → Only 28 kids per year get to play the one wizard sport at school... that's messed up
    → Don't judge people by their physical appearance, mkay?
    → When does wand movement really matter?
    → How successful would a witch/wizard with a lisp be?
    → Ron... stop being rude!
    → Why did none of the teachers wonder where Hermione was?
    → Hermione could have been another Moaning Myrtle!

    • 1 hr 49 min

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