Does Hogwarts accept adults? Join Josh as he reads Harry Potter for the first time with the guidance of his co-host and patronus Aaron. Discover or re-visit all seven books through the eyes of some grown nerds.
Movie Watch-Along Recap — Goblet of Fire
Like a burst of red sparks from somewhere in a hedge maze, our fourth movie watch-along has appeared! Hear us react to emo Ron, Mad Eye “Too Much Business” Moody, and geek the f**k OUT over the graveyard scene. Watch-along MP3 available at newwizards.fm!
Movie Watch-Along Recap — Prisoner of Azkaban
After a holiday break, the wizards are back with movie three! How many times will we mention “Primer?” Is Josh capable of identifying Gary Oldman? Will the werewolf be scary, or will it have more of a Deviantart kind of vibe? Hear our recap here, and check newwizards.fm for the watch-along MP3!
Movie Watch-Along Recap — Chamber of Secrets
We’re clipping along and getting snaked up! Listen to us go gaga for Gilderoy, consider Salazar Slytherin’s impeccable taste in home furnishings, and wonder aloud how it is that kids grow like that. Watch along with us via the MP3 at newwizards.fm!
Movie Watch-Along Recap — Sorcerer's Stone
It’s the recap to our first watch-along! Tune-in to hear us gush about (and misidentify) British actors. This was a really good one! The watch-along MP3 can be had at the bottom of newwizards.fm — let us know what you think!
We Open At The Close — Series Epilogue
Wow… what a wild ride :’) We want to thank everyone for listening and reading along with us! We reflect on what magic really *is* one last time, consider the series as a whole, and most importantly, accept that Hogwarts is somewhere in the Scottish countryside. Stay tuned for the movie recaps and watch-alongs coming soon!
Post-Story Mailbag — Bonus Episode
Our last mailbag episode! :’-) Thank you so, so much for all your questions and interactions throughout the series! We consider Ron — the REAL Ron — and finally discuss Gay Dumbledore, and the differences between fantasy and sci-fi. Thankfully, it doesn’t take an hour. And if you were hoping we’d touch on that voluptuous snake once more, well folks… you will not be disappointed.
These dudes were great
Give this podcast a listen.🪄🧹🗡
As an adult who grew up in the same era when the books and films were being released, this podcast was so much fun to listen to. It was nice to relive the nostalgia of the series and their interpretations/POV of the books were enjoyable. I enjoyed the guests they had in the show and I believe it was Josh’s frustrations of the goblin rebellion and love for blood prices that had me invested in listening and finishing this podcast. Personally liked how they were HP fans but didn’t necessarily know all things of the wizarding world. Some people get really snarky about fandoms but these dudes aren’t which was refreshing. I’ve listened to a couple of HP podcasts and this one is currently my favorite. Just finished listening about mid February and planning on listening to this podcast again when it is safer to travel again since Covid is still very contagious.
*One time I was listening to this podcast from my tablet and had the volume on low so I could listen and still fall asleep (not because of the podcast, was just genuinely tired) and Aaron’s unique laugh was so effin loud it woke me from a 40 minute nap. Yeaah that guy’s laugh is very bombastic and can wake even deep sleepers like a freaking alarm clock.*
Listening into a nerdy book club
If you've been longing to be a fly on the wall of a hilarious but also incredibly smart and pointed book club discussion of Harry Potter, look no further. I'm a spotify podcast listener but I love these boys and this pod so much that I logged back into my itunes acct just to write a legitimate review. I had to dig up a decades-old password, that is how much I enjoy this podcast.
If only I could read the books for the 1st time again...
I love listening to you both, and I started this podcast about a month or two ago. I listen(ed) to you anytime I am in my car. It makes my commute to work enjoyable. I caught up to your current one on September 26th and I’ve been bummed not having anymore to listen to, and right before the epilogue. I’m dying!!! J/K, I shall endure this. Anyhow, great podcast guys.