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Accio Politics!

Oct 18, 2021

Due to scheduling conflicts, we couldn’t record a new episode of the show this week. We didn’t want the feed to go empty this week, so please enjoy this re-release of our episode from earlier this year plus a bonus segment that was only available for Patrons of the show until now. 

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Oct 11, 2021

Adri is joined by special guest Laurie, the producer for the Potterversity podcast to discuss chapter 12 of Half Blood Prince. We talk about how this chapter intersects with the politics of suspicion and consent, including the imperiused Katie Bell and Hermione’s skepticism about the character of the Half Blood...


Oct 4, 2021

This week, we talk about that chapter where Hermione helps Ron, unbeknownst to him, get into the Gryffindor Quidditch team. When we were thinking about which politics were driving the chapter, we thought about the politics of attention and preferential treatment.

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Sep 27, 2021

This week, we talk about that chapter where Harry met Voldemort’s extended family via Pensieve. When we were thinking about which politics were driving the chapter, we thought about the politics of ancestry and supremacism. One is based upon who your family was or what they did being an indicator of success...


Sep 20, 2021

It’s the first day of classes at Hogwarts, and we are talking about the politics of cheating and the myth of self-sufficiency. This week we have a ton of questions that we try to answer as best as possible. Was Harry was cheating by following the hand-written instructions in the Half-Blood Prince’s Potions book? Why...