The Alohomora! Podcast Hosts
The hosts of Alohomora! have collectively worked on MuggleNet for 34 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.
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 31, 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 her photography studio, reading, and petting her two adorable, soft kitties.
Laura Reilly is an 18-year-old from New Jersey and is the Video Editor for MuggleNet. She started out as the editor for Alohomora! & loves being a host so she can indulge in two of her favorite things: talking & Harry Potter. She has been known to break into sketchy places if it means getting a quiet recording spot. A proud Gryffindor and student at Rutgers University, she loves travel and writing more than anything else in the world.
Noah, a 22 year old lad home grown in Long Island, English Lit major currently enrolled in his third year at Muhlenberg College, & four year MuggleNet staff member, has found working on Alohomora! with his fellow staff quite the thrill ride! Having already featured fans in the Editorials and Fan Art sections on MuggleNet, this project felt like a natural next step for him, & the show an excellent venue to express his insatiable passion for book analysis. Go close read with him in the forums!
Michael is a 24-year-old Hufflepuff from New Mexico. Previously a frequent guest host and the voice of the chapter titles for Alohomora!, Michael is thrilled to have joined the show as an official host. Michael also manages and hosts 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 an Events Coordinator at an independent bookstore. 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.