A wizarding comedy improv storytelling podcast fated by dice. Six friends craft an original story with new characters set at a modern and inclusive Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Come be wizards with us! New episodes fortnightly on Fridays.
Twenty-two years after the Battle of Hogwarts and Harry Potter's triumphant victory over He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, five young friends retrace the steps of thousands of students to discover magic, friendship, and perhaps a bit of mischief at Hogwarts. From sorting in the Great Hall to the awarding of the House Cup, these inquisitive new wizards must discover their own destiny amid the twisting walls and moving staircases of a school full of secrets not even Dumbledore claimed to know.
Why Can't We Be Wizards is an all new wizarding story improvised by Kevin Rizza, Elliot Kelley, Alie and Mike Turley, and Charlotte and Mitchell Cassidy. We play a simple tabletop roleplaying game called Witchcraft and Wizardry created by Tablestory. As game master and producer, your resident Potter nerd Kevin magically transfigures our hours of tabletop nonsense into a tight, atmospheric, story-first listening experience. Come along on an adventure with Caleb, Skyler, Allison, Leo and Freya every other Friday as they cast spells, roll dice, uncover mysteries and find themselves through their time in school.
Ep. 45: Book Four, Chapter One - The Tike Murley Super Fun Zone
The group heads to sunny Florida to cheer on Allison and the rest of the Hogwarts Band in an international competition. There, they also get a chance to go to an amusement park! Freya is a trendsetter. Skyler explores their mind palace. Caleb divulges his eating habits. Leo shotguns a chili dog. Allison meets some very special friends.
Ep. 46: Book Four, Chapter Two - Fan Mail and Tournaments
The group kicks back and relaxes at a barbecue the day before returning for their fourth year at school. Once at school, they learn about some new developments and staff changes. Leo dunks on Shaq. Caleb just wants to do magic. Allison causes a small fire. Skyler hesitates. Freya doesn't have that much in common with her definitely-not-boyfriend.
Ep. 47: Book Four, Chapter Three - Fifty Champions
The group all heads to Beauxbatons for the champion selection for the Triwizard Tournament. Will their team really be selected? What other famous students might be in attendance? Caleb makes comparisons. Leo is in time out. Skyler makes some new friends. Freya makes some flowers. Allison does a relatively convincing Michael Jackson.
Ep. 48: Book Four, Chapter Four - Fortune Cookie Polar Bear Socks
The group heads to Atlantis to register and learn more about participating in the fifty wizard Triwizard Tournament. Later, they take their first class at a foreign school. Allison clears up a misunderstanding. Freya just wants to sit down and study. Skyler knows how to play a crowd. Caleb has a message for all the young wolves out there. Leo is a tree, I guess.
Ep. 49: Book Four, Chapter Five - Atlantis
After a few weeks getting acclimated to their new classes, the group goes on a tour of Atlantis' hot spots. Freya reassures a friend. Skyler rolls around. Caleb expects better amenities. Leo hesitates. Allison gets confused.
Ep. 50: Book Four, Chapter Six - The First Task
The group prepares for the first task with an old friend. But what horrors await them? Certain doom? Skyler rolls into action. Caleb leads the pack. Freya interrogates a bear. Leo plans a fire in advance for once. Allison wants to find a friend for the end of the world.
A magical story!
A bunch of friends come together to play as friends in the wizarding world. Their own story outside the books comes to life in this TTRPG, and is very enjoyable to listen to. A good podcast to listen to while doing simple life things. Give it a listen.
This podcast is unlike any other Harry Potter podcasts I’ve listened to! It is so fun to follow these wizards and their shenanigans. I’m excited to listen to more and see where it goes! Great podcast. Would definitely recommend!
Love this show!!
Stumbled on this pod a few days ago and I’m so glad I did. Absolutely BRILLIANT concept. Excellent delivery. So much fun. Very happy to subscribe!