Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

→ Minerva's Hatstall: why wasn't it mentioned in the series?
→ Did James Potter know Martin McGonagall?
→ Just how much did Albus & Minerva share with each other?
→ A tragic love life
→ Did Ron use McGonagall to learn about Hermione?
→ Minerva & Snape; what's the deal?
→ Does McGonagall believe Harry is The Chosen One?
→ What makes McGonagall so akin to felines?

Direct download: Alohomora_Minerva_McGonagall_A_Mean_Bite.mp3
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→ Does Salazar have Muggle relatives?
→ Do Ilvermorny wand rules pose serious issues?
→ Why Ilvermorny houses are superior to Hogwarts
→ The choice to live or die makes all the difference

Direct download: Alohomora_Recap_Episode_197.mp3
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→ Welcome to the new format!
→ The extremist Gaunts
→ “I am Isolt Sayre”
→ Magic for No-Majs
→ Love Magic: More questions than answers
→ Fantastic American Beasts and Where to Find Them
→ Slytherin’s best self
→ We stand before the Ilvermorny sorting statues

Direct download: Alohomora_Illvermorny_The_New_World.mp3
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Beedle the Bard for a new generation
→ Broom games
→ Rediscovering the wizarding world

Direct download: Alohomora_Recap_The_Hogwarts_Library.mp3
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→ Newt Scamander vs. Kennilworthy Whisp
→ The Holyhead Harpies movie
→ Michael sings Celestina Warbeck’s Quidditch hit
→ Check out the Transylvanian team
→ Devaluing the Snitch
→ Awesome alliteration
→ Quodpot: Hot Potato Dodgeball
→ Which broomstick?
→ Starfish with and without Stick

Direct download: Alohomora_QTTA_7-10_Beat_Back_Those_Bludgers_Boys.mp3
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→ Time turning to 2001
→ Meet Kennilworthy Whisp
→ A visit to London's Museum of Quidditch
→ Medieval history lessons
→ The Bladder Games
→ Finding Queerditch Marsh
→ Nostalgia bombing with Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
→ Darwin eats a Snidget
→ Harry's Quidditch career that could have been
→ Madam Hooch's secret history
→ Muggle Quidditch

Direct download: Alohomora_QTTA_1-6_Savage_Snitch.mp3
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→ Defacing a book
→ About the Author
→ 13-year-old jokes
→ Newt the Weirdo
→ What is a Beast?
→ Magical Laws and Muggle-Sighting Restrictions
→ Fwoopers and Phoenix and Kappas, oh my!
→ The Lethifold, The Plimpy and The Quintaped.

Direct download: Alohomora_Beasts_On_The_Move.mp3
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→ Rivers of Death
→ The Three Brothers
→ The Gifts
→ Using the Hallows
→ The Pardoner's Tale
→ A Different Dumbledore
→ Scepticism or Secret Keeping?
→ To Remain a Fool

Direct download: Alohomora_BtB_3_A_Haunting_Honesty.mp3
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→ The Warlock's Hairy Heart. A dark fairytale.
→ The Weakness of Love, Power and Possession
→ Chaperones are important
→ Darkness and Disney
→ Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump
→ Alchemy and Magic Spells
→ The Beauty of JKR's Artwork (And her archived sketch of HRH)
→ Trees, Death and Monty Python
→ Trickster Rabbits and Magical Reality

Please note we are giving a trigger warning for brief discussion of rape as an allegory in relation to the first tale. If you would like to avoid this discussion, please skip from 40:34-41:35.

Direct download: Alohomora_BtB_2_Heartcrux_Rabbit_Wrangler.mp3
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→ Remembering Beedle's release
→ JK Rowling reveals herself
→ Dumbledore revisits Beedle, but why?
→ The Wizard and the Hopping Pot. Is it alive?
→ Medieval Muggles and Magic
→ The Fountain of Fair Fortune
→ A Tale of Tales
→ Morals, Mirrors and Memories

Direct download: Alohomora_BtB_1_Afternoon_Crossword_Puzzle.mp3
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