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Accio Politics! A Harry Potter Podcast

Feb 19, 2018

We’re back! On this episode, we talk about the myriad ways impersonation both benefits and hurts the trio (and how there are no perfect victims) in chapter 12 “The Polyjuice Potion” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

This episode’s theme made us think about Rachel Dolezal and her...


Feb 12, 2018

This week’s episode is all about language. Erin and Adri discuss the politics of language prejudice in chapter 11 “The Dueling Club” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Harry is a victim of gossip, Adri feels called out because she loves gossip, and Erin makes some great points about how...


Feb 5, 2018

Can institutions hurt our bodies? On this week’s episode, Adri and Erin discuss the politics of bodily harm in chapter 10 “The Rogue Bludger” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Poor Colin gets petrified (plus his camera gets fried), Harry’s arm gets deboned, and Adri stumbles through the...


Jan 29, 2018

How are threats used for political gain? On this week’s episode, Adri and Erin discuss the politics of threats and how these affect characters in chapter 9 “The Writing on the Wall” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

We also talk about threats in context to the “fake news” movement:


Jan 22, 2018

How do we choose who and what we remember in our cultural spaces? Who gets invited to places of memories and who gets excluded? This week, we discuss the politics of remembrance in chapter 8 “The Deathday Party” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

We also talk about remembrance in the context...