The Alohomora! Podcast Hosts
The hosts of Alohomora! have collectively worked on MuggleNet for 36 years.
That’s a lot of brain power. So, you would think that hosting a podcast with that many years of Potter experience would be easy. You would be right. No, just kidding. The hosts make it look easy, but it’s not. They do have a lot of fun though! Want to know more about their mundane Muggle lives? All the boring details are below.
Alison, a 21 year old Californian-currently-
Caleb, a 24-year-old Texan, is a walking Harry Potter encyclopedia, which speaks more to his sheer obsession than any real brain power. He feels pretty privileged to have essentially grown up alongside the books being released, which often takes him too far in wishing it was all real! He is a proud Gryffindor and Minerva McGonagall’s #1 fan (Minerva is my Homegirl!). Otherwise, he spends time reading, writing, and running.
Eric, 25 originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, is currently enjoying life in the Windy City (Chicago, IL). No stranger to podcasts, Eric has co-hosted MuggleCast since 2005 and currently can also be found on “Game of Owns” and occasionally “Hogwarts Radio.” Eric is thrilled to continue discussion of Harry Potter well beyond his own adolescence.
Kat, a proud Ravenclaw from Massachusetts, has been a part of the Harry Potter fandom for most of her adult life. Now at 32, she has read the Harry Potter series so many times, she has lost count! As the podcasts resident Eagle, she has basically memorized the lexicon, usually has the correct answer to a question & loves to prove others wrong! The 10% of her life that she spends not thinking on, talking about, or reading Harry Potter, is dedicated to travel, photography, and petting her two adorable, soft kitties.
Kristen, a 25-year-old Ravenclaw from Virginia, has been a fan of Harry Potter since the age of 12 and has read the books countless times. Her favorite pass time is to curl up with a good book surrounded by her two puppies, Tag & Sherlock. She works as the Social Media Manager for MuggleNet. Kristen's Muggle passion is working with kids who have disabilities. Right now, she is an ABA therapist for children on the Autism spectrum. She graduated from VCU with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Michael is a 25-year-old Hufflepuff from New Mexico. Previously a frequent guest host and the voice of the Alohomora! chapter titles, Michael is thrilled to have joined the show as an official host. Michael previously managed and hosted MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s AudioFictions program, and is best known in the Harry Potter community for his many impressions of various wizarding world denizens. Beyond Potter, Michael graduated from university in 2011 with a major in Cinematic Arts and a minor in Theater and is now a Youth Services Librarian. He’s also following his passion of becoming a professional voice over. In his spare time, Michael does his best to conduct himself as similarly to Professor Lupin as he can, while also collecting Harry Potter Trading Cards in the hope that someone will someday play the game with him.
Rosie, a 22-year-old Medieval Studies and Literature student from Oxford, UK, has been working for MuggleNet for over six years though most people probably didn’t know. She’s spent most of her time over on MuggleNet Fanfiction moderating stories and exploring all aspects of the Potterverse both within the canon and fan-universes. A loyal Hufflepuff, she loves to find new ways of viewing the text and making connections within the fandom.