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Accio Politics! A Harry Potter Podcast

Sep 24, 2018

What correlations can we make between the prison industrial complex and Azkaban? Who gets sentenced to serve in prison in our world vs who gets to skate by in the Wizarding World? We talk about technological advancements in determining innocence and guilt, and how those are infallible (much like magic, in this case)....


Sep 17, 2018

What do the Real Housewives Franchise have in common with the Harry Potter universe? Why is Professor Snape so extra? And why is Lupin reciting his life history? Join us as we talk about deceit and impersonation, what Ron and Adri have in common this week, and why Erin wants a Harry Potter reunion in the vein of...


318: The Politics of Deceit and Impersonation (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 18)

Sep 17, 2018

What do the Real Housewives Franchise have in common with the Harry Potter universe? Why is Professor Snape so extra? And why is Lupin reciting his life history? Join us as we talk about deceit and impersonation, what Ron and Adri have in common this week, and why Erin wants a Harry Potter reunion in the vein of...


Sep 10, 2018

Secrets (even scandalous ones) are used to destroy and to protect, to keep others at bay, and to imprison us. We talk about Sirius’ secret, Lupin’s life-long secret, and about the things we keep from others. Speaking of which, we also talk about that wonderful New York Times op ed with the White House leak:


Sep 3, 2018

In today’s episode, we talk about manifest destiny, self-fulfilling prophecies, and chocolate shortbread. Probably not in that order. We also talk about Beto O’Rourke, the Florida governor primaries, and Professor Trelawney’s suddenly gravely voice (does her deep voice makes her more believable?). Today’s...