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The Quibbler: A Harry Potter Book Club

Heather Price-Wright & Alex Dalenberg

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The Quibbler: A Harry Potter Book Club

The Quibbler: A Harry Potter Book Club

Heather Price-Wright & Alex Dalenberg

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329
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A Harry Potter book club for grownups. Heather Price-Wright and Alex Dalenberg make their way through the Harry Potter books, chapter by chapter. We analyze avada kedavra. We dissect Dumbledore. We question quidditch. And we hail Hermione. Join us as we go as deep as you've always wanted to into the books that defined our childhoods. Alohamora—the door is open.

Latest Episodes

The Nibbler 5—Live Free or Twi-hard

EIt's the spookiest Halloween in a long, long, long time, so we're rewarding (?) you all with a long, long, LONG final episode of The Nibbler. Seriously this thing is gargantuan. What did we even talk about? Dust motes? Child brides? Eternal sleeplessness? Accidentally becoming full, un-ironic fans of this series despite the fact that it barely qualifies as having a plot? ALL OF IT AND MORE. Plus: Freaked out forgers, vampire fat acceptance, unqualified obstetricians, and more, more more. This week: Twilight Breaking Dawn (Part 2) Next week: Gringotts

130 minNOV 1
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The Nibbler 5—Live Free or Twi-hard

Ep. 95—Gender Revelio!

EThe One Where We Alienate Most of our Remaining Listeners Who Still Like Harry Potter. Kidding-ish, but this is the first one recorded post-Rowling screed(s), so yeah, we get into it a bit. Also, some of Bill's best friends are goblins, heterosexual marriage cures Lupin of … being old and tired? and Ron makes every bad-faith devil's advocate argument you could ever hope to find on Reddit. And we learn about art history a little bit! This week's chapter: Shell Cottage Next week's chapter: Gringott's

75 minOCT 27
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Ep. 95—Gender Revelio!

Movie Mini 7—Creature Feature Creep

EWe very irrationally still call these "minis," but at any rate, let's ease back into the Potterverse by discussing the surprisingly fun—considering all the death, despair, camping, etc.—first installment of the Deathly Hallows films! This week, the Grangers are definitely about a month from being charged with murdering their daughter; two Death Eaters go deep undercover in coveralls; Ron has bad-news snowblindness; Lucius loses his very cool and manly wand-holder thingie; and Dobby Voice ruins Dobby. Plus: A really ill-advised wedding! This week: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Next week: Shell Cottage

78 minSEP 23
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Movie Mini 7—Creature Feature Creep

Ep. 94—Large Elder Wand Collider

EOK, so we're (still) doing this. We recorded before a lot of real-world shit went down, which is just the way of things these days, but we still managed to talk about Ibram X. Kendi and class warfare. Very on-brand. Also this week, Ron eulogizes poorly; Fleur-ence Nightingale nurses an enormous number of people back to health; Griphook expresses correct and healthy skepticism of so-called "ally" wizards; and Greg uses the elder wand for SEO. Damn it, Greg. Plus: Grief. This week's chapter: The Wandmaker Next Week: Movie Mini for Deathly Hallows Pt. 1

89 minJUL 5
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Ep. 94—Large Elder Wand Collider

Summary Supercut: Sorcerer's Stone

EAs promised, and because you gorgeous people raised THOUSANDS of dollars in the last 2 weeks for bail funds, criminal justice reform, affordable legal services, community health organizations, local and national Black Lives Matter affiliates, and more, here are all the summaries of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, spliced together. Here's what we learned: 1) WOW the early audio was bad; how did anyone get through this? 2) We used to do these way faster, and with remarkably few line-by-line dialogue recreations. 3) Buh-buh-buh motherf*ing was a Book 2 innovation.

14 minJUN 10
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Summary Supercut: Sorcerer's Stone

Ep. 93—Fenrir Payback

EIn which we finally and totally dispense with the notion that these are chapter "summaries." So much Manor action, so little time! This week, Fenrir stirs up some stereotypes, Bellatrix has a "cool girl villain" accessory, Death Eater Nation is essentially a failed state, Scabbers finally snuffs it, and Dobby dies with his socks on. Plus: Draco Malfoy, Meme Lord. This week's chapter: Malfor Manor Next week's chapter: The Wandmaker

104 minMAY 12
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Ep. 93—Fenrir Payback

Quibbler After Hours: Mr. Lupin's Opus

EHappy Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's talk teachers. Why are the best lessons in the entire series taught by a supervillain? Why does Hagrid get to just like, introduce monsters and see what happens? Why doesn't everyone have to take arithmency, which seems like wizard math? Be honest, is astronomy really astrology, and if so, can I sign up? How does Ron know how to write his name? Why isn't there art class? Who in god's name put Albus Dumbledore in charge? Is anyone reviewing these lesson plans? Plus: Our favorite teachers, IRL. This episode is dedicated to the memory of the inimitable and unforgettable Paul Lowes. Rest peacefully, pal.

41 minMAY 6
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Quibbler After Hours: Mr. Lupin's Opus

Ep. 92—Pod Save the Wizarding World

EThis episode is a lot of us patting ourselves on the back about how good podcasts are. Not ours, necessarily; mostly Lee Jordan's. We would for sure listen to his podcast. This week, Hermione gets an iota of the credit she's due; Harry has hallows mania; Remus has an extremely underwhelming alias; Ron sort of agrees with everyone; and Alex lectures us on strong passwords. Plus: Very little talk about the Virus that Must Not be Named. This week's chapter: The Deathly Hallows Next week's chapter: Malfoy Manor

44 minAPR 16
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Ep. 92—Pod Save the Wizarding World

Ep. 91—Hallows Be Thy Name

EPodcasting in the time of pestilence … hope you're all hanging in there and prepared to use some of your potentially ample alone time to TALK ABOUT DEATH. Sorry, the timing of this one is weird, but yeah, it's a lot about death. And what shoes Death might wear. And what pants. And impossible moral choices in times of crisis. And the need to believe in something. And Patrick Stewart, a bit. Plus: Does Hermione actually believe in magic? This week's chapter: The Tale of the Three Brothers Next week's chapter: The Deathly Hallows

69 minMAR 21
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Ep. 91—Hallows Be Thy Name

Ep. 90—Chekhov's Erumpent Horn

EIf a crumple-horn snorcack appears in the first act … well, you know the drill. This week, Potter Productivity becomes a thing; so does #Rontent; Hermione reads in bed and that's an actual scene in this book, like a whole page of that; Xenophilius gets his Infowars on; and we wonder whether J. K. believes that all writers are trash. Plus: An easter egg that took forever. This week's chapter: Xenophilius Lovegood Next week's chapter: The Tale of the Three Brothers

47 minMAR 3
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Ep. 90—Chekhov's Erumpent Horn

Latest Episodes

The Nibbler 5—Live Free or Twi-hard

EIt's the spookiest Halloween in a long, long, long time, so we're rewarding (?) you all with a long, long, LONG final episode of The Nibbler. Seriously this thing is gargantuan. What did we even talk about? Dust motes? Child brides? Eternal sleeplessness? Accidentally becoming full, un-ironic fans of this series despite the fact that it barely qualifies as having a plot? ALL OF IT AND MORE. Plus: Freaked out forgers, vampire fat acceptance, unqualified obstetricians, and more, more more. This week: Twilight Breaking Dawn (Part 2) Next week: Gringotts

130 minNOV 1
Comments
The Nibbler 5—Live Free or Twi-hard

Ep. 95—Gender Revelio!

EThe One Where We Alienate Most of our Remaining Listeners Who Still Like Harry Potter. Kidding-ish, but this is the first one recorded post-Rowling screed(s), so yeah, we get into it a bit. Also, some of Bill's best friends are goblins, heterosexual marriage cures Lupin of … being old and tired? and Ron makes every bad-faith devil's advocate argument you could ever hope to find on Reddit. And we learn about art history a little bit! This week's chapter: Shell Cottage Next week's chapter: Gringott's

75 minOCT 27
Comments
Ep. 95—Gender Revelio!

Movie Mini 7—Creature Feature Creep

EWe very irrationally still call these "minis," but at any rate, let's ease back into the Potterverse by discussing the surprisingly fun—considering all the death, despair, camping, etc.—first installment of the Deathly Hallows films! This week, the Grangers are definitely about a month from being charged with murdering their daughter; two Death Eaters go deep undercover in coveralls; Ron has bad-news snowblindness; Lucius loses his very cool and manly wand-holder thingie; and Dobby Voice ruins Dobby. Plus: A really ill-advised wedding! This week: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Next week: Shell Cottage

78 minSEP 23
Comments
Movie Mini 7—Creature Feature Creep

Ep. 94—Large Elder Wand Collider

EOK, so we're (still) doing this. We recorded before a lot of real-world shit went down, which is just the way of things these days, but we still managed to talk about Ibram X. Kendi and class warfare. Very on-brand. Also this week, Ron eulogizes poorly; Fleur-ence Nightingale nurses an enormous number of people back to health; Griphook expresses correct and healthy skepticism of so-called "ally" wizards; and Greg uses the elder wand for SEO. Damn it, Greg. Plus: Grief. This week's chapter: The Wandmaker Next Week: Movie Mini for Deathly Hallows Pt. 1

89 minJUL 5
Comments
Ep. 94—Large Elder Wand Collider

Summary Supercut: Sorcerer's Stone

EAs promised, and because you gorgeous people raised THOUSANDS of dollars in the last 2 weeks for bail funds, criminal justice reform, affordable legal services, community health organizations, local and national Black Lives Matter affiliates, and more, here are all the summaries of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, spliced together. Here's what we learned: 1) WOW the early audio was bad; how did anyone get through this? 2) We used to do these way faster, and with remarkably few line-by-line dialogue recreations. 3) Buh-buh-buh motherf*ing was a Book 2 innovation.

14 minJUN 10
Comments
Summary Supercut: Sorcerer's Stone

Ep. 93—Fenrir Payback

EIn which we finally and totally dispense with the notion that these are chapter "summaries." So much Manor action, so little time! This week, Fenrir stirs up some stereotypes, Bellatrix has a "cool girl villain" accessory, Death Eater Nation is essentially a failed state, Scabbers finally snuffs it, and Dobby dies with his socks on. Plus: Draco Malfoy, Meme Lord. This week's chapter: Malfor Manor Next week's chapter: The Wandmaker

104 minMAY 12
Comments
Ep. 93—Fenrir Payback

Quibbler After Hours: Mr. Lupin's Opus

EHappy Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's talk teachers. Why are the best lessons in the entire series taught by a supervillain? Why does Hagrid get to just like, introduce monsters and see what happens? Why doesn't everyone have to take arithmency, which seems like wizard math? Be honest, is astronomy really astrology, and if so, can I sign up? How does Ron know how to write his name? Why isn't there art class? Who in god's name put Albus Dumbledore in charge? Is anyone reviewing these lesson plans? Plus: Our favorite teachers, IRL. This episode is dedicated to the memory of the inimitable and unforgettable Paul Lowes. Rest peacefully, pal.

41 minMAY 6
Comments
Quibbler After Hours: Mr. Lupin's Opus

Ep. 92—Pod Save the Wizarding World

EThis episode is a lot of us patting ourselves on the back about how good podcasts are. Not ours, necessarily; mostly Lee Jordan's. We would for sure listen to his podcast. This week, Hermione gets an iota of the credit she's due; Harry has hallows mania; Remus has an extremely underwhelming alias; Ron sort of agrees with everyone; and Alex lectures us on strong passwords. Plus: Very little talk about the Virus that Must Not be Named. This week's chapter: The Deathly Hallows Next week's chapter: Malfoy Manor

44 minAPR 16
Comments
Ep. 92—Pod Save the Wizarding World

Ep. 91—Hallows Be Thy Name

EPodcasting in the time of pestilence … hope you're all hanging in there and prepared to use some of your potentially ample alone time to TALK ABOUT DEATH. Sorry, the timing of this one is weird, but yeah, it's a lot about death. And what shoes Death might wear. And what pants. And impossible moral choices in times of crisis. And the need to believe in something. And Patrick Stewart, a bit. Plus: Does Hermione actually believe in magic? This week's chapter: The Tale of the Three Brothers Next week's chapter: The Deathly Hallows

69 minMAR 21
Comments
Ep. 91—Hallows Be Thy Name

Ep. 90—Chekhov's Erumpent Horn

EIf a crumple-horn snorcack appears in the first act … well, you know the drill. This week, Potter Productivity becomes a thing; so does #Rontent; Hermione reads in bed and that's an actual scene in this book, like a whole page of that; Xenophilius gets his Infowars on; and we wonder whether J. K. believes that all writers are trash. Plus: An easter egg that took forever. This week's chapter: Xenophilius Lovegood Next week's chapter: The Tale of the Three Brothers

47 minMAR 3
Comments
Ep. 90—Chekhov's Erumpent Horn

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