31 episodes

Three adult women talk via Google Hangout once a month about Harry Potter, a series of books for children. Jokes are made, nonsense is shared, fun is had. Lives are changed? Who can say?

The Sorting Chat — A Harry Potter Podcast Cherie Saulter, Lauren Shows, Dayle Stidham

    • Comedy

Three adult women talk via Google Hangout once a month about Harry Potter, a series of books for children. Jokes are made, nonsense is shared, fun is had. Lives are changed? Who can say?

    A Very Special Episode — The McAvoy Twins and the Hunt for the Bad News Bears

    A Very Special Episode — The McAvoy Twins and the Hunt for the Bad News Bears

    Hello, and welcome back to this Harry Potter Podcast that can't get its life together! We're back after another long absence, and this time we're bringing you something different. Lauren, Dayle and Cherie all sat down at Lauren's house and recorded in the same room for the first time ever. That being the case, we decided to try something new: a HP-themed tabletop RPG! Listen as we stumble through what is essentially fanfic being created in real time! Listen also as both the Game Master and the Players refuse to do character voices! Listen as we bend canon to suit our own needs! We had a great time — this doesn't necessarily generate a good podcast, but we hope you'll come along with us and enjoy our adventure. It's really the least you can do.
    Web: thesortingchat.comEmail: thesortingchat@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/thesortingchatTwitter: @thesortingchat
    Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 22 — Vape Credit

    Episode 22 — Vape Credit

    Hello friends, and welcome back to this podcast that really tries to be about Harry Potter — I promise, folks, we really try. Listen as we start with what we consider to be a very solid premise — JK Rowling and authorial intent — and devolve very swiftly into talking about jeans, pajama jeans, other types of pants and vaping. After our absence, we were getting used to the whole "oh yeah, this is a podcast" thing, and so the episode is much shorter than usual. We'll get the hang of it again soon, I'm sure. Or we won't, I'm not a fortune teller.
    [CW: discussion of childbirth injury, 2:40–3:05]
    Web: thesortingchat.comEmail: thesortingchat@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/thesortingchatTwitter: @thesortingchat
    Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

    • 37 min
    Episode 21 — Travis

    Episode 21 — Travis

    Hello, and welcome to the very late 21st episode of this supposedly Harry Potter podcast! Forces of nature have kept one of us down — but not out — and our dear Dayle returns to us after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael in October. Now that she is safe and sound, we return to our regularly scheduled pattern of talking like no one is listening. Which is to say: come with us as we discuss the recently released “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and get lost deep in the weeds trying to reconstruct when and who and where and why everything ever was in the Harry Potter universe. Also, Cherie thinks one of the characters’ names is Travis, and we riff on that for way too long. Reunited, and it feels so good!
    [CW: Natural disasters, genocide]
    Web: thesortingchat.comEmail: thesortingchat@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/thesortingchatTwitter: @thesortingchat
    Thanks as always to Zich Steadman, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 20 — I Care For People

    Episode 20 — I Care For People

    Hello, and welcome to the "best" Harry Potter podcast with the worst audio! We've got a little bit of everything for you in this one — except for Dayle, who was out sick. (#wandsoutfordayle) It's just Cherie and Lauren this time, talking about The Hogwarts Express and general boarding school transportation, lamenting "The Cursed Child" (again) and eventually devolving into punch-crunk conversation about Season 3 of "The Surreal Life" and our love for Brigitte Nielsen. It's what all the hep cats are talkin' about in 2018! 
    Web: thesortingchat.comEmail: thesortingchat@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/thesortingchatTwitter: @thesortingchat
    Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

    • 48 min
    Episode 19 — Wackadoodle

    Episode 19 — Wackadoodle

    Hello, friends and lovers! Welcome to this very, very late episode. Join us as we try to answer listener questions, and get sidetracked by snakes and soccer! Also, Lauren's daughter Lucy interrupts several times until we decide to invite her to talk to us, at which point she clams up faster than that frog from the Bugs Bunny cartoons. Kids! They love to troll! Thanks to listener Katie for bearing with us and for being kind about our ignorant assumptions about the British. It's the American Way!
    [CW: Heavy discussion of mental illness]
    Web: thesortingchat.comEmail: thesortingchat@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/thesortingchatTwitter: @thesortingchat
    Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

    • 43 min
    Episode 18 — People Hanging Out With Ghosts

    Episode 18 — People Hanging Out With Ghosts

    Hey everybody, it's us! We're back, and ready to talk about Harry Potter! In between talking about makeup and lovingly criticizing our friends and family for their shortcomings! Listen as we discuss the dynamics of couples with both magical and non-magical partners, ghosts and wizard sex! Listen also as we are plagued by technical difficulties, turning this episode into a narrative disaster! It's our very own Cursed Episode! If you listen to it, you'll be dead in 7 days! It's good fun!
    [CW: murder, mental illness, sex]
    Web: thesortingchat.comEmail: thesortingchat@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/thesortingchatTwitter: @thesortingchat
    Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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It took me a minute to catch up on them all because I’m a lazy, terrible person, but this last one I got to listen to as it was released and I felt ultra cool! I really love this podcast. I love HP and I love most of the other things discussed here and I love being able to honestly give a well deserved 5 star rating. Give it a listen if you enjoy the magical world and laughing. You’ll be glad you did.

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You'll never hear "These Dreams" the same way again after listening to Lauren, Cherie, and Dayle talk about the beloved book series of "Harry Potter." Grab a Butterbeer and settle in for a podcast about all things Harry Potter.

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