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Accio Politics! A Harry Potter Podcast

Nov 20, 2017

Along with special guest Dr. Angel Matos, PhD, Erin and Adri discuss the politics of identity in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. We talk about how identity is an invisible force that can manifest itself on your body, much like Harry’s magic begins manifesting itself before he knows he’s a...


Nov 13, 2017

Adri and Erin discuss the difference between power and empowerment in chapter 17,  “The Man with Two Faces” of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

This episode’s featured voicemail comes from Nat. Episode 18 will discuss the politics of identity  in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by...


Nov 6, 2017

Erin and Adri talk about traditional and non-traditional types of tests in chapter 16, “Through the Trapdoor” of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. They also talk about how group work is the absolute worst, you guys.

Episode 16 will discuss the politics of power in chapter 17, “The Man with...


Oct 30, 2017

Adri and Erin talk about different types of punishment in chapter 15, “The Forbidden Forest” of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. They wonder what are acceptable versus unacceptable forms of punishment in the wizarding world.

Episode 16 will discuss the politics of testing in chapter 16,...


Oct 23, 2017

Adri and Erin discuss the intricacies of what makes certain objects Contraband in chapter 14, “Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback” of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. They question what objects are contraband in the wizarding world and why they’re given such designations.

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