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Your favorite Harry Potter podcast about all things wizarding world canon! Each episode we dive deep into the stories, pulling out familiar, not-so-familiar, and at times downright arcane tidbits of Harry Potter lore and discuss their implications on the story. How do ghosts have musical instruments, did they die with them? Would you be more afraid of falling off a flying carpet or an invisible Thestral? Why does every snack and candy at Honeydukes carry a threat of bodily harm? All this and more are discussed each month on Hold My Butterbeer. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/holdmybutterbeer/support

Hold My Butterbeer - A Wizarding World Canon Podcast Hold My Butterbeer

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    • 4.9, 73 Ratings

Your favorite Harry Potter podcast about all things wizarding world canon! Each episode we dive deep into the stories, pulling out familiar, not-so-familiar, and at times downright arcane tidbits of Harry Potter lore and discuss their implications on the story. How do ghosts have musical instruments, did they die with them? Would you be more afraid of falling off a flying carpet or an invisible Thestral? Why does every snack and candy at Honeydukes carry a threat of bodily harm? All this and more are discussed each month on Hold My Butterbeer. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/holdmybutterbeer/support

    Time Travel, A Nightmare - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 15

    Time Travel, A Nightmare - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 15

    On this week's episode we discuss all things Time Travel! We've pulled from all sorts of canon for this one, from the original books, old Pottermore articles (we keep the receipts!), Cursed Child, and more. The hosts are mixed about how time travel is used in general, and even more so when it comes to the Harry Potter series. 

    We'd like to thank our listeners for one year of podcasting! July 31, 2020 marks our first anniversary putting episodes out there, and we're so grateful for all of the support. As an anniversary present, please consider leaving us a review on whatever platform you listen to podcasts.

    We now have merch! Check out www.holdmybutterbeer.com for our full range of designs. You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod


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    • 59 min
    JKR's Tone Deaf Echo Chamber - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 13

    JKR's Tone Deaf Echo Chamber - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 13

    Trigger warning: Stories of abuse, use of adult language, harmful statements regarding the Transgender community. 

    On today's episode, we address the recent statements made by JK Rowling on Twitter which are harmful to the Transgender and Non-Binary Communities. During a global pandemic, and in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and the battle for social justice, JK Rowling got back on Twitter last week to reinforce her stance of "gender critical feminism", also called "Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF)." We dissect her remarks and why we find them so problematic. We have also created a blog post reviewing the material gone over in today's episode including screen shots and links to further information and resources: https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/post/episode-13-jkr-s-tone-deaf-echo-chamber

    Note: This episode was recording before JK Rowling released a statement on her website regarding her views on sex and gender, and so that material is not discussed in today's episode. 

    For more information on how to be an Ally to Trans and Non-Binary people, please check out this link from the Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/a-guide-to-being-an-ally-to-transgender-and-nonbinary-youth/

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    You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Tipsy Wizards - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 12

    Tipsy Wizards - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 12

    On today's episode we discuss all things wizarding libations. Do you know how many brands of wizarding beer, whiskey, and wine are out there? Neither did we before today, but they all sound delicious! We give tips for enjoying drinks in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (but you didn't hear it from us) and discuss the moral implications of elf-made wine, plus so much more! All wizards and witches tuning into this episode are reminded to drink responsibly and follow the guidelines set down by the Department of Intoxicating Substances in your respective countries.

    We now have merch! Check out https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/ for our full range of designs.

    Do you have a favorite drink from the Wizarding World? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/


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    Vanishing Poop & Other Hygiene Mysteries - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 11

    Vanishing Poop & Other Hygiene Mysteries - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 11

    On today's episode we discuss all things wizarding hygiene, medicine, and self-care. How do wizards and witches take care of themselves? Do wizards have soap, or do they just scourgify everything (and we mean everything!)? What would be on the offering menu at a wizarding spa? And why, oh why, did we need that vanishing poop article from Pottermore?? Be sure to listen of all of this and more! 

    We now have merch! Check out https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/ for our full range of designs.

    Do  you have ideas for how wizards and witches look after themselves? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/


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    • 54 min
    Wizarding Games & Sports - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 10

    Wizarding Games & Sports - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 10

    On today's episode we discuss all things Wizarding World sports and games! From the Quidditch World Cup to Quodpot (our favorite American alternative), to Wizard Chess to Exploding Snap, wizards and witches have come up with all kinds of ways to entertain themselves. Beat back those bludgers, listeners, and chuck that quaffle here!

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    Do you have a favorite magical game or sport? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Levitation with Michael - A Shot of Butterbeer Episode 1

    Levitation with Michael - A Shot of Butterbeer Episode 1

    Welcome to A Shot of Butterbeer! We thought it would be fun to release the occasional mini-sode to sprinkle in some Harry Potter canon during your month. Today Michael is sharing about the Levitation Charm's invention, which we learned about in Wonderbook of Spells. We will also be responding to emails and comments from our listeners, so please be in touch with your own ideas about Harry Potter canon and they might be discussed on another episode.Are there any obscure pieces of Harry Potter canon you'd like to hear on this new series? We'd love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Momofonefornow ,

Unique, Funny, and Thoughtful

I’ve dabbled with other HP podcasts, but this is something special. These four bring so much awareness to the HP universe that I never thought of and help to navigate some of the trickier aspects of it in a logical manner (looking at you Michael and your levels of canon; seriously put everything in such a great perspective). If you are an HP fan and want to feel like you are part of a great conversation about things you were always curious about in the HO universe, then you found the right podcast.

KatSpenc ,

Perfect for any Potter fan!⚡️

I love this podcast! It’s so much fun getting to know the hosts and hearing the variety of discussions they bring to the table. Just gives me Hogwarts feels!❤️

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

Love it!

The best.
Can anyone tell me.... is Hermione actually dark skinned? I always imagined she was light skinned even when I was a kid reading the books when they first came out.

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