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

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!

Recap: Episode 215  

On this recap we discuss...

→ The flexibility of Time a.k.a. Schrodinger's Snape
→ Does Jo regret calling Cursed Child canonical?
→ Delphi's redeeming qualities
→ Alison and Eric face off (and come to an agreement!)

Cursed Child As Canon: #BreakTheCurse  

On Episode 215 we discuss...

→ The curse moves to NYC
→ Can canon be bias-free?
→ Rowling’s fingerprints
→ Entitlement or constructive criticism?
→ Canonizing Non-Canonicity
→ Choose Your Own 19 Years Later
→ “Let’s make a baby! I love you, Bellatrix!”
→ What we miss from the missing characters
→ What's your canon?

Recap: Episode 214  

On this recap we discuss...

→ Harry, Riddle and moral grayness
→ Relevance and timelessness
→ Rowling's responsibility
→ Reading Potter with the next generation

Life Lessons & Themes: All Sorts of Lessons  

On Episode 214 we discuss...

→ Harry’s Cinderella moment
→ “You will be independent because I demand it!”
→ The weird connection of Moaning Myrtle and Ginny
→ Beware nice words and pretty people
→ What’s Prisoner of Azkaban’s secret ingredient?
→ The shock of Goblet of Fire
→ Teachers of the revolution
→ The empathy of Luna Lovegood
→ Dumbledore’s diary
→ The essential sacrifice
→ What has Harry Potter taught you?

Recap: Episode 213  

On this recap we discuss...

→ A lesson in paper sizes
→ Who’s chasing the Marauders?
→ MockingPhoenixJay
→ James and Sirius support the Moutahora Macaws
→ Can we spot Rowling’s writing?

James & Sirius Prequel: A Mark Evans Thing  

On Episode 213 we discuss... 

Read the Prequel!
→ What time of year did this escapade take place?
→ Are James & Sirius in the Order of the Phoenix already?
→ Who exactly is chasing them on brooms?
→ Alternate theories on what is happening
→ WHY James & Sirius?
→ Who else would we want a little prequel about?
→ Elvendork - only appropriate as a Tolkien reference

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