Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

United States

A product of rigorous and excited discussion between a few MuggleNet staff members, Alohomora! was crafted to fill the void left in the aftermath of the final Harry Potter movie release. Led by the rotating voices of the podcast, fans can now re-read the books alongside thousands online and share all their new insights on the show, as well as on the companion section. The project is entirely produced by fans, for fans.

Episodes

Albus Dumbledore - All Kinds of Love  

On Episode 207 we discuss...  

→ No spoilers for Fantastic Beasts! (Well, we tried)
→ Dumbledore as the archetypal mentor
→ Is Dumbledore a good person and are his actions justified?
→ Timelines can be confusing
→ JKR got Harry's story from Dumbledore's portrait
→ Would knowing Dumbledore's sexuality have impacted Harry's story?
→ Everything goes back to that one summer
→ How does Dumbledore still trust people?
→ Regret and caution
→ The Greater Good vs. the one
→ Love of all kinds
→ Why do we have more empathy for Dumbledore than other characters?

Recap: Episode 206  

On this recap we discuss...   

→ Muggle ailments vs. Magical wounds
→ Flight, Fight, and Freeze
→ Why Order of the Phoenix Harry is exactly who he should be

Illness & Special Needs in the Wizarding World - The Non-Existent “Nero-Typical” Norm  

On Episode 205 we discuss... 

→ Magic can’t fix everything
SpeakBeasty host, Ariel, has a question
How Anne Rowling shaped Harry Potter
→ What Ariana stands for
→ Lupin, HIV and metaphors for disability
→ Silvanus Kettleburn: The Black Knight
→ Disability in the darkness
→ The abuse of memory
→ Taking advantage of the disadvantaged

Recap: Episode 205  

On this recap we discuss... 

→ Fiddling with the Fidelius Charm
→ Is there a secret hiding in the Order photo?
→ Giving Peter some slack

Recap: Episode 204  

On this recap we discuss... 

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Women of Harry Potter: Smacking Point  

On Episode 204 we discuss...

→ A little more Patronus talk
→ The brightest witch of her age
→ The love of teaching
→ Being an individual
→ Not conforming to society's needs
→ Small yet powerful
→ A mother's love
→ A mother's desperation
→ Abuse playing into the picture
→ Is evilness related to pleasing a man?
→ The Hogwarts Regina George?
→ All hail the Queen

Recap: Episode 203  

On this recap we discuss...

→ Delphi's parentage
→ Scorpius nerdish qualities
→ Changing the people's opinions

Cursed Child, 2.2: Strong Scots  

On Episode 203 we discuss...

→ We reveal our Patronuses!
→ A new interpretive theory of the play
→ McGonagall: Out of character?
→ Awkward hierarchy
→ Ol' Reekie train
→ Who can influence a prophecy?
→ Albus's character progression
→ The need to hear Scorpius's lines in Anthony Boyle's voice
→ Paint, memory, and finally confronted trauma
→ Draco's softening
→ Time Turners and Fawkes and the Elder Wand, oh my!
→Blanket potentially on fire: the joys of live theatre!
→ How is the Fidelius Charm working here?
→ Theories on Delphi's, er...origins
→ We have lots of emotions about the end

Recap: Episode 202  

→ Amos the "stage dad"?
→ Could Cedric really be a Death Eater?
→ Snape's self destruction
→ Snape and Hermione

Cursed Child, 2.1: Cursed Right Off the Page  

→ Seen, unseen and to be seen
→ Taking “The Augurey” seriously
→ Familiar faces for familiarity’s sake
→ Imagination vs. Live Theater
→ The Great Snape Debate continues
→ Polly Chapman and the Missing Direction
→ Scorpius: The Human Pottermore
→ Cedric Diggory goes stupid crazy
→ Ron and Hermione: From teaspoons to ladles
→ Who is the Cursed Child?
→ The Curse of Nineteen Years Later
→ Delphie... something... something

Recap: Episode 201  

→ Something feels familiar...
→ The origins of Del-FEE
→ Time: Wibbly-wobbly or around in circles?
→ Spinster Hermione has no Oppugnos to give
→ The happy medium of reading Cursed Child

Cursed Child, 1.2: The Pull of Time  

→ More first impressions
→ To what effect are the dream sequences helpful?
→ Delphi's master manipulation
→ Why did Harry listen to Bane? Shouldn't he know better?
→ Scorpius the Cinnamon Roll
→ J. K. Rowling and Where to Find Her
→ The insane strength of Scorpius Malfoy?
→ Legitimizing 101: How to Make Your Fan Fiction Canon
→ Scorbus: to be or not to be?
→ Is Delphi affected by the AUs?
→ Risk isn't risk if it can be undone

Recap: Episode 200  

→ Does Ginny finally get her "Another! *Cup smash*" moment?
→ Scorpius and the Slytherin stigma
→ Harry's parenting skills
→ J. K. Rowling's (considerably narrower) Wizarding World

Bonus: Cursed Child Production  

→ Our impressions, both seeing it before reading and reading before seeing
→ Costuming and sets that bring the world to life!
→ Music and sound design: creating the atmosphere
→ Magic is real! (And it's made with illusions)
→ Perfect casting is perfect
→ Our favorite moments in the theater

Cursed Child 1.1: King of Angst  

→ Our initial thoughts on the play as a whole
→ A functionally different epilogue
→ Rose Granger-Weasley: a study in reading vs. seeing
→ Scorpius Malfoy, the greatest nerd to ever nerd
→ Kids these days... er, in 2020
→ The Trio is all grown up!
→ The lasting effects of Cedric Diggory
→ So, about the trolley witch...
→ Draco and his troubled past

Recap: Episode 199  

→ Why Umbridge decided to not be a Death Eater
→ "Purr"-sonalities of cats
→ Historical roles of birch
→ Umbridge vs. Voldemort as villains

Dolores Umbridge: Pink Is The New Purple  

→ Is Umbridge truly a Slytherin?
→ Umbridge v. Lupin: Comparative teaching styles
→ Is Umbridge sleep deprived?
→ Dolores fulfills her own worst fears while at Hogwarts
→ Is Umbridge pitiable?
→ Would she have joined the Death Eaters if recruited?
→ How is Umbridge handling Azkaban prison?
→ Who exactly is more evil? Umbridge, or Lord Voldemort?

Recap: Episode 198  

→ A new perspective on Remus Lupin
→ The badass within Minerva
→ Can we question her decisions to not marry Dougal?

Bonus - Live at Leviosa in Las Vegas!  

On this special bonus episode we discuss...

→ Has the brand lost touch with the fandom?
→ The Global Franchise Development team
→ From story and passion to business
→ How much is Jo controlling?
→ Fantastic Beasts and the Script No One Wants
→ What amount of blame does the fandom need to take?

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