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Accio Politics! A Harry Potter Podcast

Mar 6, 2021

Harry goes on a very awkward date with Cho in this chapter, and Helene and Adri get into the politics of suspicion and scapegoating. We also talk about Hagrid's similarities to Harry, and wonder what it would have looked like had Hagrid also taken Neville under his wing from day 1. 

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Feb 27, 2021

Masculinity and invasion of privacy. What do they have in common? Chapter 24 of OotP, of course! In this episode, we talk about current news (unsurprisingly QAnon is still prevalent in our politics), Harry's journey through masculinity (and how other characters display this trait), and the invasion of privacy...


Feb 20, 2021

Texas is under snow and without power, Texas Senator and noted Insurrectionist Ted Cruz flees to Cancun to then throw his daughters under the bus when it becomes a media PHENOMENON (your honor, my daughters made me do it, I swear! Women lead us men astray, let's focus on them and how to hold them accountable), and we...


Feb 13, 2021

For chapter 22 of OotP, special guest Mike from the Potterless Podcast, joins Helene and Adri in talking about the 45th President’s second impeachment trial, the world building involved in creating St. Mungo’s, how people can create narratives based on limited facts and bias, and our love for Ginny Weasley.

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Feb 6, 2021

A few years ago, Erin and Adri covered the politics of Christmas and how the series was designed around this loose idea of cultural Christianity, even in the wizarding world. Today, we expand on this theme of cultural Christianity as default by having a conversation about what it's like to be a Jewish person living in...