Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

On Episode 213 we discuss... 

Read the Prequel!
→ What time of year did this escapade take place?
→ Are James & Sirius in the Order of the Phoenix already?
→ Who exactly is chasing them on brooms?
→ Alternate theories on what is happening
→ WHY James & Sirius?
→ Who else would we want a little prequel about?
→ Elvendork - only appropriate as a Tolkien reference

Direct download: Alohomora_James_and_Sirius_Prequel_A_Mark_Evans_Thing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

On this recap we discuss... 


Direct download: Ep212_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

On Episode 212 we discuss...

→ Ilvermorny: A (Brief Recap) History
→ No one got the Salem Witches' Institute joke
→ Connections to the British wizarding world
→ What is Ilvermorny Castle like?
→ Controversy with using Native American culture
→ Are classes different at Ilvermorny?
→ Quidditch and Quadpot and wizard lacrosse!
→ Symbolism of the Gordian Knot
→ "We choo-choose it!"
→ Sorting, wands, and Rappaport's Law
→ Ilvermorny vs. Hogwarts Houses
Welcome to Ilvermorny (art)

Direct download: Alohomora_Ilvermorny_Choo-Choose_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

On this recap we discuss...

→ Raise your wands in memory of John Hurt
→ Did Dumbledore repair Hagrid's wand?
→ Twins and their wands
→ Harry's Horcrux messes up everything again

Direct download: Alohomora_Recap_Episode_211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

On Episode 211 we discuss...

→ Our wands say interesting things about us
→ Ollivander's Bespoke Wand Selector questions are fascinating
→ American wand makers vs. Ollivander wands
→ Can you order custom wands?
→ How are wands made? (Magic)
→ Magical affinities between wands and wizards
→ Are wands alive?
→ Inherited and passed down wands
→ Muggles and wands
→ Priori Incantatum: unicorn and dragon edition
→ Characters and their correlations with wands

Direct download: Alohomora_Wandlore_More_About_Yew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

On this recap we discuss...

→ Ghosts as punishment
→ Luna's spirituality 
→ Neville, Luna, and Ginny as a trinity
→ Draco: a Judas parallel? 

Direct download: Alohomora_Recap_Episode_210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

On Episode 210 we discuss...

→ Predestination vs. free will in prophesies
→ Magic as religion
→ Is there a Wizard God?
→ Wizards reconciling magic and religious belief
→ The stigma of Christians against <em>Harry Potter</em>
→ Resurrection: a common element
→ Are Horcruxes a perversion of religious symbols?
→ The importance of choices
→ Even Quidditch has religious imagery!
→ Trios and the Trinity
→ Repentance and Redemption
→ Ghosts and the afterlife

Direct download: Alohomora_Religion_and_Fate_Into_the_Unknown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

On this recap we discuss...

→ Did the diadem bring the DADA curse?
→ Why murder is the thing that splits the soul
→ A different take on the food/soul theory
→ Piggy bank Harry

Direct download: Alohomora_Recap_Episode_209.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST