Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 20: The First Task

By Bijaya Shrestha on

I’m not a dragon, you’re a dragon. This week, Sarah tells us what happens during the first task, the gang discusses the first task some more, and Bijaya speaks up for dragon rights! Also, things heat up in the Tri Quizard Tournament Task 2 as Michael slowly catches up!  Find us on Twitter at @potterpod …

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

By Sarah Tompkins on

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 18: The Weighing of the Wands

By Bijaya Shrestha on

How does one weigh wands? Is there an app for that? This week, the first task of the Tri-Quizzard Tournament comes to an exciting conclusion! Bijaya tells us about day two of Harry’s angst party and Sarah gives us an in-depth look at the meaning of wand materials. Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 17: The Four Champions

By Bijaya Shrestha on

FOUR CHAMPIONS?? FOUR?? The quizzitch portion of the Tri-Quizard Tournament doesn’t let up as it get’s neck and neck! Join the gang as Sarah shows the beginnings of Harry’s angst in the new chapter and Nika Howard (@Nika_Howard) guest stars! Find us on Twitter at @potterpod or shoot us an email at potterpod@geeklyinc.com. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://www.geeklyinc.com/potterpod/hp-b4-ch17.mp3Podcast: Play in …

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

By Sarah Tompkins on

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 …

Typical Titles

By Christina Ladd on

There’s a trend in SFF and YA publishing that has begun to grate on me, and I share it with you now so that you can share in my irritation. For lack of a better term I’m calling it the X of Y and Z, and it is everywhere. I draw attention to it not …

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

By Sarah Tompkins on

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 14: The Unforgivable Curses

By Bijaya Shrestha on

If you like Expelliarmus, wait till you hear about these spells! This week, the heat flairs as Bijaya, Michael, and Sarah duke it out in the TriQuizzard Tournament Task 1! Sarah introduces the Unforgivable Curses, Michael can’t get enough sleep until he talks about Peeves, and Bijaya’s dog, Kobe, tries to give his two cents! Find …