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Welcome to Witch, Please, a fortnightly podcast in which two lady scholars reread the entire Harry Potter series, rewatch all the movies, and discuss them for their own amusement. You can listen too.

Episodes – Witch, Please @ohwitchplease

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 378 Ratings

Welcome to Witch, Please, a fortnightly podcast in which two lady scholars reread the entire Harry Potter series, rewatch all the movies, and discuss them for their own amusement. You can listen too.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

hpanonymous ,

Great on Feminism, Bad on Race

I wish there was more outrage about the lack of people of color, and I don’t think the hosts were particularly attuned to that topic. Just a couple examples: (1) the hosts made no mention of the fact that PoA was the first movie to include diverse extras/hogwarts students. That fact was super noticeable for PoC because CC movies were very white. (2) Host couldn’t tell the difference between Cauron and Del Toro...not a good look.

And I agree with many other listeners that the podcast would be a lot more informative and powerful if the hosts were close readers.

Other than that, I really enjoy this podcast for the feminist lens. Questioning Harry’s narrative is wonderful and Stranger Granger is fantastic.

Me76735 ,

Amazing

Academia, feminism, and Harry Potter. There is nothing more I could ever ask for 😭

not impressed 12345 ,

The good does not outweigh the bad

As an avid HP fan, I really wanted to like this. While you do provide some though some provoking discussions and themes that I’ve never noticed before, my issues with this podcast are:
1. You’re college professors who repeatedly brag about refusing to do research. How would you grade your students if they submitted a report like that?
2. Nearly every topic is you complaining about the patriarchy and many of the topics are seriously stretching the truth. It may be hard to believe but not all things in life revolve around this.
3. You preach about loving Hermione and Emma Watson but you sound like you’ve taken feminism to the unhealthy extreme... in one episode you even said something like “if a white male tells me I’m wrong, I instantly assume he is more wrong.” That statement should read “if anyone tells me I’m wrong, I will listen to their objective evidence and/or present my own objective evidence to arrive at the truth.”
4. The sound effects get very annoying very quickly, particularly when you say “knight bus” 10 times in 30 seconds.

I just can’t take listening to this anymore

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