Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 19: The Hungarian Horntail

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This is a super fun, high stakes live Jeopardy-style quiz show: What is the SECOND and FINAL task of the Tri-Quizzard Tournament, Alex. This week, we are introduced to our second and incredibly nerve-wracking task (more trivia but with people!), Harry secretly learns about his own terrifying task, and Bijaya talks to us about some gd dragons. Find us on Twitter …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 16: The Goblet of Fire

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The Gerrrrblet of Ferrrrrr is herrrreee!! This week, the Tri-Quizard Tournament heats up (get it?? fire??) and pronunciations are contested. Michael heralds the arrival of the Goblet of Fire and confesses to his long-time crush on the extremely dreamy Viktor Krum. And special guest Matt McCarthy joins us for a discussion on whether we’d put our names in the goblet to compete as champions! Find …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 15: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

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Bonjour! Zdravstvuyte! Or whatever they say at Durmstrang! Let us say hello to wizarding schools that we totally haven known existed this whole time! This week, Bijaya helps us welcome the witches and wizards of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, Sarah is dubious about the mysterious new schools and their potentially sordid pasts, and Michael fights harder than ever in the Tri Quizard Tournament …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 11: Aboard the Hogwarts Express

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Allllll abooarrd! We are headed back to school (finally)!  Join us this week as tensions increase in the Triquizzard Tournament, we make the journey back to our beloved alma mater where nothing mysterious is going to happen at all, and we learn about how the Hogwarts Express works and why it came to be! Find …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 6: The Portkey

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This isn’t a podcast, it’s your one-touch ticket to Funtown! (Sorry for the nausea – portkey technology is a bit wonky.) This week, we meet Amos and Cedric Diggory (go Hufflepuff!), take a journey with an old boot and talk about maybe the most confounding form of wizard transport: the portkey. And with the Tri-Quizzard neck and …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 5: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

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Get your dueling table ready, listeners – this week we undermine Wizard-Muggle relations in the most delicious way possible.  This week, we explore the wonderful (and probably very dangerous) world of Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes and we ask a really hard-hitting question: Why are wizards so bad at dressing like muggles? As always, the battle for Tri-Quizzard glory continues! …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 4: Back to the Burrow

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Take us hooomeee wizard roads to the Weasley’s great aboooode – this week we head Back to the Burrow! The Tri-Quizzard tournament has us fatigued, but still fightin’. We also talk through an extremely long (ie. incredibly short) chapter in which there are dangerous candies very cavalierly distributed, and try to really nail down the …