31: The Plot Holes Positively Curdle

31: The Plot Holes Positively Curdle

In which we discuss Chapters 27-28 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "Padfoot Returns" and "The Madness of Mr. Crouch". The C Plot thickens, plot holes abound, and the author, a self-proclaimed feminist, continues to have an entirely anti-feminist way of writing women. Find us on Twitter! Adela - @aredhel__ Zoe - @zoetopaz e - @cel10e The Show: @potternaught (Twitter & Tumblr!) Theme music by Morgan Jackson: https://wedidthetimewarpagain.bandcamp.com/ LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: All The Young Dudes: https://archiveofourown.org/works/10057010 Adela's Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adela/wisp-rpg

33: Lord Voldemort's Multilevel Marketing Scheme
1h 5min
CW: brief discussion of a dead body 38:40-39:45, brief mention of fetuses in anti-abortion ads 39:45-40:20. In which we discuss the first half of the climax of Goblet of Fire, including the fridging o ...
32: The Vaguest Of Clues
52min 6sec
We talk about possibly the two least helpful chapters in the entire fourth book (The Dream & The Pensieve), and the Neville Protection Squad commences once again.  Follow us on Twitter! Adela: @aredhe ...
30: ... It's Just Bigotry, Isn't It?
1h 0min
CW: frank conversations about anti-semitism & transphobia. Sports? Big communal bathtub? How a whole generation of activists inspired by these books now have to reconcile the foundation of their being ...
29: Minerva McGonagall's Lumberjack Dress Robes
1h 5min
A quiet bunch of chapters as we crawl through the good and the bad of Yule Ball drama, more messy house elf business, and Hagrid's big reveal. Follow us on Twitter! E - @cel10e Adela - @aredhel__ Zoe ...
28: Some Anybody Can Be Bad People
1h 14min
A plot! Triwizard Tournament!  B plot! Harry and Ron are silly boys!  C plot! Mysteries abound!  D plot! JKR is still a TERF! General content warning across the episode for discussions of grooming, TE ...
27: God Save The Queen
1h 13min
Dean sings the national anthem, JKR doesn't know the difference between satin and silk, and Krum is here! Teenage drama abounds, as we laugh at accents, protect Harry, and predict the upcoming tournam ...
26: The Voltron Of Neville Protection
1h 11min
General content warning for the entire episode: discussions of death, torture, and trauma regarding Moody’s lesson.  In this episode we discuss chapters 13-14 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. W ...
25: Are We Really Fans?
1h 3min
In this episode we discuss chapters 10-12 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We touch on the return to Hogwarts, the beginnings of Hermione's flawed activism, what disability looks like (or doesn ...
24: Fantastic Beasts(??) And How To Classify Them
1h 14min
CW brief discussion of family death / child death / parents mourning around 57:00-59:00 We get into the nitty gritty of some super depressing aspects of these chapters. Are Veela or leprechauns beings ...
23: Weasleys & Wizard Whimsy
1h 13min
In which we discuss some issues with the Weasleys' parenting, explore some discrepancies and plot-holes in the fabric of wizarding society, and argue about Sports. E has fewer and fewer nice things to ...
22: Harry Is A Real Person Now!
1h 3min
CW: content warning for discussion of fatphobia/eating disorders/unhealthy diet etc. from 4:50-9:30 We start reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, have some opinions on the writing choices of t ...
BONUS EPISODE: WAIT, AUNT MARGE IS THE TRUNCHBULL?!
48min 53sec
In which we talk about the Prisoner of Azkaban film and you can tell how much we liked it because we actually stay on topic this time! Also, listen right to the end for some after-credits nonsense... ...
BONUS EPISODE 1: This Is An Alan Rickman Podcast Now
51min 1sec
We watched the first two Harry Potter movies and we talk about our thoughts on them a bit, but mostly we talk about how much we love Alan Rickman. And also, for some reason a lot of talk about Star Tr ...
21: Falling Out Of Love (Book 3 Wrap-Up)
1h 14min
In our wrap-up for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, we talk about how hard it is to goodbye to something that you've fallen out of love with. Adela struggles to with her ranking of the series ...
20: How Can I Make This Story More About Dads?
1h 6min
Content Warning: 37:19 - 48:24 content warning for frank discussion of HIV & AIDs, Homophobia We had a rough time with these chapters and there was more bad than good. Zoe is too impatient to wait for ...
19: Everyone Hold Hands And Say Something Important
59min 45sec
We talk through one big scene that is actually three chapters. Azkaban and innocence, death penalty and childhood trauma, and so. much. exposition. The secrets flow fast and loose and a rat is feature ...
18: Quidditch? Sports!? Thoughts?!?
55min 21sec
Come for the Quidditch questions, stay for Zoe's Trelawney-in-a-trance voice.  Please send us better acronym fillers for NEWT, and PLEASE @ Zoe if you have any information about how Quidditch rankings ...
17: Baby Goat Stampede
1h 7min
Let's talk about Patronuses--in the books, on Pottermore, and in the fandom. Also in this episode: a very good Quidditch match, a very bad portrait hole guardian, and Hermione deserves better friends! ...
16: GIVE US YOUR BEST WIZARD SWEARS!
43min 48sec
CW light discussion of alcohol, timestamp 29:42-32:01 and briefly again at 36:10-36:43 Rising action means lots of plot but not as much intrigue as we move right through Book 3. We discuss some the im ...
15: A Grim Reality
57min 37sec
We start with a statement on our support for Black Lives Matter and our statement against JKR's transphobic rhetoric. We discuss Wolfie McWolferson, bad teaching and good, boggarts and dementors, and ...
14: The Dursley Problem Continues
57min 41sec
We face a whole lot of fatphobia in these first few chapters, meet Stan and Ernie of the Knight Bus, and adopt a Very Good Cat named Crookshanks. Plus we talk through issues with the depiction of Brit ...
13: WHAT ANIMAL AND WHICH WALLS (Book 2 Wrap-Up)
51min 36sec
So many thoughts and questions! Thank you to everyone for sending your responses in as we wrap up book 2! We discuss some great talking points about bloodlines and magical creatures, answer your great ...
12: Impressive... And Yet, In The Middle, Quite Hollow
47min 42sec
We read the last few chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets but we aren't hugely impressed by the ending, despite a few highlights (including, surprisingly, the Lockhart Wizarding World/P ...
11: Got To Be Seen To Be Doing Something
45min 29sec
Time to play Harry Potter Clue! We learn that Myrtle is more important than we thought, Hagrid has a secret and spiders are scary. Hermione goes to the library, E has some interesting predictions, and ...
10: A Slytherin Special
55min 31sec
A Slytherin British friend comes and joins us to talk through some Slytherin-heavy chapters in which people get petrified, Harry loses some bones, and we call out some celebrities--who would really be ...
09: Justin Folkien Rolkien Tolkien
51min 28sec
We talk about a variety of gross things, from slugs to exclusionary practices, slurs, and questionable world building habits. Also, plots happen and things are getting spooky as Harry hears a voice no ...
08: Lucius Malfoy's Secret Bentley
53min 40sec
The Weasleys have trouble getting out the door, Ron and Harry make a foolish decision like typical 12 year olds, we all hate Lockhart, and everyone (including the wizarding world) loves cars. Find us ...
07: Egg.
59min 52sec
Down and dirty with book 2, which is called The Chamber of Secrets, in case you forgot. We talk fatphobia, the Weasleys, Pure-Blood issues, and egg. Follow us on Twitter: Adela: @aredhel__ E: @cel10e ...
06: In This House We Love Neville (Book 1 Wrap-Up)
56min 4sec
Come join us for a book 1 wrap up where we discuss our favourite moments, characters, and other childhood fave books! We answer questions, do a quiz, and prepare to dive into the next Harry Potter adv ...
05: CHESS GRANDMASTER RON
56min 57sec
These kids are smart and also very much only 11 years old, someone help them. We talk through the last section of Book 1 including E's great liveblog for Zoe and Adela, Ron and Hermione's strengths as ...
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