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HBP 12 Revisit: Questionable Morality
On Episode 306 we discuss...
→ Harry reading Cliff Notes
→ Fandom theories from back in the day
→ "Eh, it's Half-Blood Prince. Things get a bit sexy."
→ Why did Aberforth buy a sketchy mirror?
→ Was Rose Granger-Weasley named after Madam Rosemerta??
→ Polyjuiced Draco in Hogsmeade??
→ Double Imperio! OMG!
→ "Katie is social distancing from the ground."
→ Ring composition curses
→ How did Draco afford the cursed necklace?
→ Deep dive on opals!
→ The trouble with trusting teachers
Cho Chang: Social Distance From Swans!
On Episode 305 we discuss...
→ Cho's name... lazily written, alliteration love, and/or downright offensive?
→ The only girl on her Quidditch team!
→ Written to be a love triangle character/self-insertion mold
→ From cool chick to emotional, jealous wreck
→ Ginny vs. Cho
→ Teenage boys are oblivious
→ The Madam Puddifoot's disaster - fault on both sides
→ Why did Cho join the DA?
→ Cho + Dudley = the fanfics we all want to read
→ What kind of wand do you imagine Cho has?
→ Cho as Asian representation
PoA 15 Revisit: Quidditch Is Life
On episode 304 we discuss...
→ What was Buckbeak's favorite part of London?
→ Hermione at her breaking point... crying, slapping, quitting
→ Hermione's slap = SO GOOD... but, don't do that
→ Fowl or Foul? Ron helping with Buckbeak's appeal is precious
→ How does the Quidditch system even work??
→ Oliver legit sends his team to bed
→ "What a man... I love him"
→ Crookshanks and the "Grim" - blink and you miss it
→ Lee Jordan's commentary gives us life
→ "When you want to win, rules don't matter!"
→ Everyone's reactions when Gryffindor wins = golden
→ Which memory would guarantee a successful Patronus cast for you?
Patronuses & Dementors: You Fail, Maggots!
*Trigger warnings for this episode: suicidal thoughts and death of a loved one
On Episode 303 we discuss...
→ "Azkaban Guards" = magical policemen? Not quite
→ Why are parents not concerned that their children will be surrounded by Dementors in PoA?
→ Is Harry already suffering from mental health issues in PoA?
→ Are wizards behind Muggle society in the field of psychology? YES
→ Dementor's Kiss = lobotomy
→ Rex gives us a history lesson on brain science!
→ Patronuses and spirit animals reveal a spiritual similarity
→ Are Patronuses alive??
→ Dementor vomit = maggots
→ Did Harry have suicidal thoughts?
→ Turning Patronuses into magical voicemail is legit!
→ Patronus battles... um, what??
DH 26 Revisit: Live Your Best Life
On Episode 302 we discuss...
→ Grace’s famous last words, “I don’t think there’s anything controversial in this one!”
→ Action set-piece + character growth all in one
→ The trio forms a good plan for once!
→ Why didn't they ask Bill for advice?
→ The quest for Bellatrix’s wand
→ Why was Hermione chosen to play the role of Bellatrix?
→ Bi-Harry? Why not
→ Can House Elves penetrate Fidelius Charms??
→ "We make society run, kind of"
→ Death Eaters = Storm Troopers
→ Gotta get the deetz on the Imperious Curse
→ Why is there not a taboo on the Unforgivable Curses??
→ "Why you gotta be so mean to the dragon?"
The Anthropology of Harry Potter, Part One - Wicked Fascinating
On Episode 301 we discuss...
→ How has Potter shaped your own personal or social environment?
→ "The Harry Potter series is a massive lesson on the notion of death"
→ Which character deaths got send-offs and which didn't?
→ Life following loss
→ What kind of afterlife would you want in the Potter universe?
→ "I really do believe that Voldemort was a good leader"
→ So many daddy issues
→ A great political leader or a god?
→ The progression of propaganda
→ What should the new Ministry of Magic statue look like?
→ WHO IS SAINT MUNGO??
→ Which words/phrases from the series do you use in your everyday conversations?