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Introducing "Alohomora!: Full Circle"
You asked for it, you got it! After years of requests from our loyal listeners begging us to start another re-read, we are very happy to introduce Alohomora!: Full Circle.
Created and hosted by Kat Miller, Full Circle is a re-read of the Harry Potter series through the lens of Ring Composition. Featuring book-long cohosts of past and present Alohomora! hosts and other special guests, Full Circle promises to be a re-read unlike any other.
Episodes will be released on the first of each month, one book at a time, starting November 1, 2020. The show will be exclusive to our Patreon. Join now to get access to the podcast and the exclusive, Patrons-only Discord.
The Department of Mysteries: Unspeakably Vague
On Episode 307 we discuss…
→ Hagrid definitely couldn't work there
→ Whose brains do they have in the Brain Room??
→ "Thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else"
→ The Death Chamber - the room we know the most and least about
→ Are there multiple death veils?
→ "[Myrtle is] living her best death"
→ Would the veil destroy a horcrux?
→ The Hall of Prophecies - there's going to be loads of fog tonight
→ How convenient that the fountain of perfect love potion is so close to the veil?
→ The Planet Room... Wizard NASA?
→ The Time Room... bye-bye Time-Turners!
→ Is this dept. independent from the rest of the wizarding government?
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??