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

LGBTQIA+ In Potter: Beauty In Difference  

On Episode 226 we discuss...

→ LGBTQIA: Now you know your ABCs
→ Sexuality in the wizarding world
→ Dumbledore seen and unseen
→ Fantastic Gays and Where to Find Them
→ Queerness in fandom
→ “Play him like a gay junkie.”
→ Polyjuice Potion and Drag Culture
Protect Charlie Weasley at All Costs
→ Is Cursed Child combating Toxic Masculinity or Queerbaiting?
→ Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Recap: Episode 225  

On this recap we discuss...

→ Directionally challenged
→ Marauders Map OS update
→ Don't underestimate Sirius Black
→ The will of James and Lily
→ Sirius is coming to dinner

PoA 10 Revisit: They Don't Make Them Like This at Hogwarts!  

On Episode 225 we discuss...

→ Layering Halloween 1981
→ Why didn't  Hermione reveal her knowledge sooner?
→ Where the Remus/Lily friendship idea came from
→ The power of dementors
→ Lupin doubts his abilities, and we're all sad
 Pottermore listened to Episode 24
→ What happened to the Map? It's NOT in Cursed Child!
→ Who exactly does the Map show?
→ Welcome to the magical world of Hogsmeade
→ "Those ain't yo mama's shoes!"
→ Sirius question: Would he go to the Dark side?
Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Recap: Episode 224  


→ Snape's ideology
→ The lasting effects of childhood and choices
→ Snape's advantages
→ Let's try some gender-bending!

The Great Snape Debate: Dangerously Interesting  

On episode 224 we discuss...

→ How do you feel about Severus Snape?
→ Rowling’s post-Potter thoughts on Snape
→ “Sectumsempra’s not a nice spell.”
→ The Enigmatic Eileen Prince
→ Snape’s sorting
→ Loving and Listening to Lily
→ Dumbledore’s Potions Poking Stick
→ “By the way, I’ve loved your mother forever.”
→ How Snape changed and how we change
→ Alan Rickman’s tight grip
→ Even in Cursed Child, Snape just can’t win
→ Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Recap: Episode 223  

On this recap we discuss...

→ Not everyone loves CAPSLOCK HARRY
→ Is the worst character... Arthur Weasley?
→ What makes Grimmauld Place so great?

OotP 4 Revisit: Super Slytherin House  

On Episode 223 we discuss...

→ Living among the Muggles
→ What the Fidelius is going on with the Fidelius Charm?
The incestuous Black Family Tree
→ The Portrait Dimension
→ Harry Potter and the All-Knowing Prophecy
→ Judgy Weasley
→ A Sirius Discussion
→ "Angst, angst, angst!"
→ The Daily Prophet's real world applications (and arguments against that)
→ Genuine Ginny
→ Are Percy's actions justified?
Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Recap: Episode 222  

On this recap we discuss...

→ Riddle's name is his life
→ Voldemort the computer
→ Why did Riddle choose Myrtle?
→ The influence of Love Potion

Tom Riddle: Train Ride of Insanity  

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Recap: Episode 221  

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CoS 17 Revisit: This Chapter's Weird  

On Episode 221 we discuss...

→ At least it’s the best video game?
→ “Can we talk about plumbing for a minute?”
→ Timing Riddle's monologue
→ Jurassic Chamber
→ Fawkes’s big secret
→ Two Voldemorts
→ Tom Romeo Elvis Riddle
→ The Hogwarts cold case files
→ Ginny opens the Dumbledore
→ Lockhart will not hijack this chapter
Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Recap: Episode 220  

On this recap we discuss... 

→ Harry’s control over his fantasy

DEPRESSION/SUICIDE TRIGGER WARNING: Skip to the 28:28 mark to avoid this conversation

→ Horcruxes as recovery stages
→ Devolving into chaos
→ Is Dumbledore the therapist or the patient?
→ The theory’s true value
→ McGonagall the therapy cat

Is Harry Imagining Everything?: But, He Bounced!  

On Episode 220 we discuss...

→ Does this theory affect the re-readability of the series?
→ Other examples of dream theory in pop culture
→ Fight or Flight?
→ Is Snape fully redeemable in this theory?

DEPRESSION/SUICIDE TRIGGER WARNING: Skip to around 47:00 mark to avoid this conversation

→ Where do the other characters fit into this theory?
→ Dumbledore sees socks: it all makes sense now!
→ Harry is his own worst enemy
→ Plots holes served their purpose
JK Rowling & Steve Kloves discuss the theory

Recap: Episode 219  

On this recap we discuss... 

→ Whose Vault Is This Anyway?
→ Do families really share their wealth?
→ Why is Harry rich?
→ Hagrid the half-giant can apparate?
→ PQOTW Responses

PS/SS 5 Revisit: Treat Yo' Self  

On Episode 219 we discuss...

→ Chapter episodes return!
→ Tornadoes, Wardrobes and Leaky Cauldrons
→ What does your Diagon Alley look like?
→ We miss old Pottermore!
→ Foreshadowing Alley
→ Hagrid: The Native Informant
→ Where's Voldemort?
→ Draco the Braggart
→ The Gringotts vaults are full
→ Let's go shopping!
Join us in Diagon Alley on September 1st!

Recap: Episode 217  

On this recap we discuss...

→ The next generation reads Potter
→ Ron the Seer
→ Crookshanks's secret identity

PS/SS Movie Watch: Male Breakout Star (Live)  

On Episode 218 we discuss…

→ Host views on the film
→ History of the film
→ We talk awards, production, & premiere
→ How the actors became a part of the film
→ Deleted scenes
→ We talk to fans about specific movie moments
→ Our Final Thoughts on the film
→ Sponsor us on Patreon for as little as $1/month!

Lupin is James, and Other Such Fun Oldskool Theories  

On Episode 217 we discuss...

→ What could have been, and what still could be? The potency of theories that still remain plausible
The book that started it all, for some of us...
→ How Harry Potter's mystery genre enables many different outcomes as possibility
→ Neville's memory, Peter's hand, and Harry's Gryffindor ancestry
→ Snape, the Overgrown Bat-shaped Man
→ is James Potter trapped inside Remus Lupin's body? (Yes, and here's why)
→ Ron Weasley is Dumbledore, Mark Evans is relevant and Dumbledore IS. NOT. DEAD.
→ False book titles, dropped plot threads like that dreaded red-headed Weasley Cousin and other such things that might have been!

Recap: Episode 216  

On this recap we discuss...

→ The inherent danger in all classes, not just Hagrid's
→ Difficulty of Muggle Studies
→ Cultural influences on schools of magic worldwide
→ Medieval tactics
→ Teachers' continued areas of study

Wizarding Education: Flitwick ROCKS  

On Episode 216 we discuss...

→ Similarities between Hogwarts O.W.L.s, N.E.W.T.s and Muggle aptitude tests
→ The ever-increasing difficulty of Charms, Transfiguration and Potions in the series
→ Omission of regular school subjects such as math, language, etc.
→ Tertiary education - the lack thereof? - in wizarding society
→ The benefits of *Independent Magical Study*
→ Those who teach! Is Lupin the best? What about Flitwick?
→ The importance of trust for learning in an educational setting
→ Students who got jobs immediately after Hogwarts. There are more than you think!

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