Science (Fiction) in Fantasy: Five novels that mix Sorcery and STEM

By Christina Ladd on

For International Women’s Day, here are some badass women of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) who defy the odds in order to pursue their passions and develop their intellects. Whether in fictional worlds or our own, the sciences are no magical haven of rationality: they’re beset with the same sexism, racism, and other social …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 36: The Parting of the Ways

By Bijaya Shrestha on

Will you take the red pill or the blue pill? This week, Bijaya tells us who part ways in this chapter, the gang evaluates the movie, and the second task of the Tri Quizzitch tournament comes to an exciting conclusion! 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-ch36.mp3Podcast: Play …

Tess of the Road Review: Ramble On

By Christina Ladd on

Between publishers and bookstores and authors themselves clamoring for attention—preorder gifts! promotional temporary tattoos! listicles!!!—I sometimes forget to be grateful. It’s especially humbling, therefore, to come across a book that reminds me so powerfully that we are privileged to live in a time when such good writing on such meaningful topics is so readily available. …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 35: Veritaserum

By Bijaya Shrestha on

DID YA PUT THE TRUTH SERUM IN THE POTION, HARRY? DID YA? This week, Sarah gives a brief summary of everything that’s happened behind the scenes in the entire book, the gang debates whether Veritaserum is ethical or an infringement on human rights, and a startling development happens in the fight for the Tri Quizard Cup!  …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 34: Priori Incantatem

By Bijaya Shrestha on

Ghooooooooosts. Or echooooooooes. This week, someone gets a surprising point in this round of the Tri Quizard Tournament, Michael shows us what Priori Incantatem is, and the gang asks about the echoes that appear from it. 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-ch34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | …