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A Harry Potter book club for grownups. Heather Price-Wright and Alex Dalenberg make their way through the Harry Potter books, chapter by chapter. We analyze avada kedavra. We dissect Dumbledore. We question quidditch. And we hail Hermione. Join us as we go as deep as you've always wanted to into the books that defined our childhoods. Alohamora—the door is open.

The Quibbler: A Harry Potter Book Club Heather Price-Wright & Alex Dalenberg

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 698 Ratings

A Harry Potter book club for grownups. Heather Price-Wright and Alex Dalenberg make their way through the Harry Potter books, chapter by chapter. We analyze avada kedavra. We dissect Dumbledore. We question quidditch. And we hail Hermione. Join us as we go as deep as you've always wanted to into the books that defined our childhoods. Alohamora—the door is open.

    Ep. 102—Hagrid: Into the Spiderverse

    Ep. 102—Hagrid: Into the Spiderverse

    A lot of important things happen in this chapter, but also, Minerva McGonagall leads a flock of Hogwarts desk into battle. Awesome. This week, The Golden Trio stick to a plan; LoVo should fire his advance team; Draco’s mommy wuvs him; and we bid goodnight, sweet(?) Half-Blood Prince. Plus: actual, Hagrid-style weeping about Hagrid.

    This time: The Elder Wand
    Next time: The Prince’s Tale

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 101—No Time to Diadem

    Ep. 101—No Time to Diadem

    Fred Weasley was dead, to begin with. Sorry, we just had to remind you exactly what you’re getting into with this episode. But don’t worry! There’s also hellfire! And murder! And toxic workplaces! And snogging! And impossible moral conundrums! And bitchy ghosts! And PUNS ON PUNS ON PUNS! And a very limited amount of singing.

    This time: The Battle of Hogwarts
    Next time: The Elder Wand

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ep. 100—Wizardry, Equality, Fraternity

    Ep. 100—Wizardry, Equality, Fraternity

    Five years, 100 episodes, every single conceivable permutation of the f-word, and a 45-minute summary of a pretty throwaway chapter. Welcome back, witches! Sorry we wrote that. Anyway, this week, some classic Rowling quirks rear their fat pig heads, including ugly villains, reactionary teens, brutal foreshadowing of fractured families, and cool hidden Hogwarts tricks. Harry also does a torture. Plus: We … sing? A lot?

    This time: The Sacking of Severus Snape
    Next time: The Battle of Hogwarts

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep. 99—Hog's Head Revisited

    Ep. 99—Hog's Head Revisited

    Can we get away with not acknowledging that this is our first episode since February? No, huh? Don’t worry, there’s an explanation at the beginning, but mostly this is just a long, unhinged summary with digressions into wizard bathroom habits (thanks, Twitter) and interruptions from a puppy. Neville has some battle scars; Harry learns to accept help; Aberforth makes a mean ploughman’s lunch; and the Snape Discourse gets ever-more maddening.

    This time: The Lost Diadem
    Next time: The Sacking of Severus Snape

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep. 98—Dumbles Dore (like Attorneys General)

    Ep. 98—Dumbles Dore (like Attorneys General)

    Pretty annoying to meet the best character in the final act of the final book, but that's the hand we're dealt with G.O.A.T. Aberforth Dumbledore. This week: Ron's hunger makes him stupid(er), we miss dive bars immensely, and a terrible family saga finally sees the light of day. Plus: aspersions of goat … uh … loving. It takes all sorts.

    This week: The Missing Mirror

    Next week: The Lost Diadem

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Advent Calendar Final Night—A Visit from an Obscure Greek Saint

    Advent Calendar Final Night—A Visit from an Obscure Greek Saint

    And to all a good night! This is just us reading aloud to you and cracking wise. Plus an alarming amount of doctrinal history. Because you know you've always wanted to hear us talk about Trinitarians versus the Arian Heresy.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
698 Ratings

698 Ratings

e.laughman ,

Really great

Love the pacing. Not too many chapters at once, but also not one chapter at a time. Haven't listened beyond Azkaban.

elliecorinne151 ,

The perfect Harry Potter podcast

I have been looking for a good Harry Potter podcast for a while and this one has it all!! I love the exploration of ideas and different theories they explore and it’s also so funny! I love listening during my commute and am trying to pace myself so I don’t go through it too quickly and run out of episodes!

cantwontdopey ,

Such a great HP podcast

I was listening to this podcast faithfully over the years and realized how much I missed it today, so I thought I’d write a review. I don’t know if there’s much to add to the many excellent reviews, but I will say that I really miss your very nuanced, hilarious, relevant, and sometimes dark takes on the material. I certainly miss the podcast and hope you guys find the space at some point to finish it. I hope you are well!

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