249 episodes

Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe.
Podcast episodes may contain spoilers from the entire Harry Potter series.

The Real Weird Sisters | A Harry Potter Podcast Alice Asleson and Martha Krebill

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Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe.
Podcast episodes may contain spoilers from the entire Harry Potter series.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Movie Review

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Movie Review

    Alice and Martha are joined by Mary Kwiatkowski (@FrailMary) and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named to review the Harry Potter computer game. Oh, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Now move along!







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    • 3 hr 50 min
    The Real Weird Sisters: Where We’ve Been and What Comes Next

    The Real Weird Sisters: Where We’ve Been and What Comes Next

    Alice and Martha walk through the history of the podcast and discuss plans for the new direction of the show. Thank you all for sticking with us for the past four years, and we hope you will continue to listen as we move to this next stage!







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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Epilogue: Nineteen Years Later

    Epilogue: Nineteen Years Later

    All is well as Alice and Martha round out the final official book club episode. Albus Severus, Little Scorpius, Victoire, and the rest of the gang head off to Hogwarts, and how satisfying it is to know that this is the final moment of the series, the last we’ll see of these characters!







    This may be the final book club episode, but the podcast is far from over! Stay tuned for later this week, when we will announce our plans going forward. Don’t forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!







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    • 1 hr 1 min
    7.36 The Flaw in the Plan

    7.36 The Flaw in the Plan

    It’s all come down to this: after all, neither can live while the other survives. Put simply, Harry got to the wand weeks ago; Tom Riddle is too late. This penultimate chapter of the series has wandlore, new theories, and one final Peeves impression. And don’t forget that Slytherin House played its part (for better or for worse…).







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    • 2 hr 13 min
    7.35 King’s Cross

    7.35 King’s Cross

    Alice and Martha once again find themselves on different sides of the aisle regarding what exactly is happening in this chapter. However, we can all agree that the gleam of triumph in Dumbledore’s eyes following Voldemort’s return was thanks to the fact that he would no longer have to coerce Harry into becoming blood brothers with Ron. And in his underrated decision to return to life, Harry is the man in the million and seems to know it (after all, he is a jock who became a cop).







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    Book club episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!

    • 1 hr 50 min
    7.34 The Forest Again

    7.34 The Forest Again

    Come in, Command Central: Harry Potter is about to die. We repeat: Harry Potter is about to die. in a lesser reported story, Martha and Alice have a rare difference of Potter opinion and have very contrasting emotional responses to this chapter. You’ll be edge of your seat, panting like Bellatrix, to hear how those chapter rankings play out!







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    Spoiler warning! Please be aware that our show contains spoilers for events which take place later in the series.







    Book club episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

Real Weird Div ,

The Perfect Podcast

I started listening to the Real Weird Sisters in mid 2018, just as I was graduating from college (just like Martha) and it has been an absolute joy and comfort to have these two friends in my ears. I caught up through all the episodes at the time within 6 weeks, I loved listening so much. Alice and Martha really know their stuff when it comes to Harry Potter and I love when they get into the nitty gritty details of each chapter. Even when they make fun of poor writing or character flaws, they do with a lot of love and respect for the text. As a proud Slytherin, I do think they could spare a bit more love for my house though! They’ve definitely made me the most knowledgeable Potterhead in my circles. I have a 6 year age gap between me and my older brother also, and it’s incredibly sweet to see siblings bonding over the HP series in this way. My brother introduced me to the HP books when I was young also but I now school him with the knowledge I’ve gained through the book club lol. I’ve relistened to the book club several times just for the comfort of hanging out with my good friends Alice and Martha.

These sisters are so relatable, smart, quirky, and endlessly fun to listen to. Thanks for all the laughs and joy over the past few years. Excited for your future episodes ❤️

catanagnos ,

Submitting a Review... After All This Time

I’ve had the privilege of listening to Alice and Martha every week for the past couple of years talk about all things Harry Potter, which is great for a super fan like me. My life has changed a lot over the past two years (from graduating college to moving to my state’s capital and starting my first “big girl” job) but the one thing that’s remained consistent is the sisters making me laugh and critically think about this series and even the world around me.

Love you both and can’t wait to see what you do next. After all this time, I've found out that I’ve become a fan of the sisters, not just their podcast.

Eating in ,

Approach with caution

I actually stopped listening just after the trio made it to shell cottage. That’s right, after getting that far, halfway through the last book, I had to stop. The first 4 or 5 books were good, the ladies broke down the chapters well enough and conveyed their honest reactions. But over the last few books the podcast degenerated into tirelessly revisiting the same ‘jokes’ and repeating the same line OVER AND OVER in different ‘voices’ to make each other giggle like 8 year olds at a slumber party. While this was present earlier, by the end it seems like 1/3 or more of each episode was taken up with this nonsense to the point that constant skipping ahead wasn’t worth it anymore. So bad that I couldn’t even bring myself to care what they thought of the end of the series. Wish it hadn’t gone so far off the rails.

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