When J. K. Rowling “outed” Dumbledore, it sent shock waves around the world. Now, ten years since that revelation, we explore how far the Harry Potter series has come, and how far it still has to go. Join Beth, Elayna and Michael, along with guest Shanna, as they open the closet (under the stairs) for an examination of LGBTQIA+ in Potter.
The most debated character in the Harry Potter series continues to incite controversy, even 20 years after his first appearance and 10 years after his death on the page. Join Katy and Michael, along with long-time listeners David (daveybjones999) and Jessica (MoodyHorcrux) as they reopen the Dumbledore on the “always” intriguing Potions Master, Severus Snape.
This place sure is dusty. And who’s doing all of that yelling? Join Kat, Katy, Michael and guest host Alex (listener Feminist_Cat) as they pull out their Extendable Ears on the Order of the Phoenix’s secret meeting at “Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place,” Chapter 4 of Order of the Phoenix.
The single most evil wizard of all time wasn’t born evil. Or, was he? What made him tick? Grab your history book and join hosts Rosie, Kristen, Kat, and guest Grace for an in-depth dive into the psyche of Tom Marvolo Riddle.