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New Wizards

Aaron Horton & Josh Nalven

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New Wizards

New Wizards

Aaron Horton & Josh Nalven

4
Followers
122
Plays
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Does Hogwarts accept adults? Join Josh as he reads Harry Potter for the first time with the guidance of his co-host and patronus Aaron. Discover or re-visit all seven books through the eyes of some grown nerds.

Latest Episodes

Muggle Life and Literature — Before the Reading

EDo you remember when Harry Potter first took the world by storm? Aaron and Josh discuss their memories of Pottermania, and their different tastes in literature as children. Josh then shares some of his previous knowledge of the Potterverse, some spoilers he inadvertently caught (SPOILER WARNING), and his burning questions before diving in for the very first time…

19 MIN2017 AUG 4
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Muggle Life and Literature — Before the Reading

Uncle Vernon Rules — Book 1, Ch. 1-7

EWe start our adventure with some loveable folks: the Dursleys. Could they be the most beautiful, tragic characters in the Western canon? (Absolutely.) We also discuss the complex tension between the Muggle and wizarding worlds, the spooky Mr. Ollivander, and the memorable Sorting Hat scene.

25 MIN2017 AUG 4
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Uncle Vernon Rules — Book 1, Ch. 1-7

The Blood Price — Book 1, Ch. 8-17

EWe finally get to discuss the main subject of all seven books: the Weasleys, and their lust for violence. We also learn more about our new sorta-friend Hermoine, and quidditch, the Worst Game in History. Oh, and the book ends, too.

24 MIN2017 AUG 6
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The Blood Price — Book 1, Ch. 8-17

The Sorting Hat Special — Bonus Episode

EJosh takes his Pottermore quizzes to learn his wand, Patronus, and House! And just what *is* a House, anyway? Aaron and Josh take a close look at Houses Gryffindor, Slytherin, and… those other two.

23 MIN2017 AUG 6
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The Sorting Hat Special — Bonus Episode

The Weasley Way, with Mel Kassel — Book 2, Ch. 1-8

EThe wizards are joined by noted ~dark fiction~ writer and close personal friend Mel Kassel (@melkassel) to discuss the first part of book two! We touch upon wizard inequality, wizard racism, magical hominids of all kinds, and everyone’s wizard bae Gilderoy Lockhart.

25 MIN2017 AUG 16
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The Weasley Way, with Mel Kassel — Book 2, Ch. 1-8

Snake Chat — Book 2, Ch. 9-15

ESPOILER ALERT: Josh spoils himself (...?) about the book’s ending. The wizards parcel out some Parseltongue takes, explore just how badly Hagrid deserves to be fired, and most importantly, discuss the noble savagery of the Weasley car.

27 MIN2017 AUG 23
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Snake Chat — Book 2, Ch. 9-15

Seamless, but for Swords — Book 2, Ch. 16-18

EThe wizards spelunk into the titular chamber, and reflect on this fearsome and satisfying book as a whole. Under the crunchy shell of this extremely metal ending lies the sweet, chewy nougat of some interesting character development. Snake guts, too.

33 MIN2017 AUG 30
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Seamless, but for Swords — Book 2, Ch. 16-18

Sneakoscope Paranoia — Book 3, Ch. 1-7

EThe wizards have made it to the third (and most beloved?) book, and they’re already on a tear. Harry gets roasted. Percy gets roasted. Neville gets roasted. Some innocent Muggles got roasted. Is no one safe?

35 MIN2017 SEP 6
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Sneakoscope Paranoia — Book 3, Ch. 1-7

Shookshanks — Book 3, Ch. 8-13

EA knife-wielding lunatic is busting into our bedrooms, but all the teachers are sleeping face emoji. Secrets are kept, then not kept. Scabbers… dies??? The Marauder’s Map makes its first appearance, and the dot representing Josh can be seen losing its mind.

32 MIN2017 SEP 11
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Shookshanks — Book 3, Ch. 8-13

Squid Daddy, with Madeleine Davies Pt 1 — Book 3, Ch. 14-19

EWe’re joined by our friend, Dungeons & Dragons squadmate, and senior Jezebel editor Madeleine Davies in this two-part episode! We touch on her history with the books, the world of HP fan fiction as it first developed, and solid evidence of some bad Gryffindors.

24 MIN2017 SEP 20
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Squid Daddy, with Madeleine Davies Pt 1 — Book 3, Ch. 14-19

Latest Episodes

Muggle Life and Literature — Before the Reading

EDo you remember when Harry Potter first took the world by storm? Aaron and Josh discuss their memories of Pottermania, and their different tastes in literature as children. Josh then shares some of his previous knowledge of the Potterverse, some spoilers he inadvertently caught (SPOILER WARNING), and his burning questions before diving in for the very first time…

19 MIN2017 AUG 4
Comments
Muggle Life and Literature — Before the Reading

Uncle Vernon Rules — Book 1, Ch. 1-7

EWe start our adventure with some loveable folks: the Dursleys. Could they be the most beautiful, tragic characters in the Western canon? (Absolutely.) We also discuss the complex tension between the Muggle and wizarding worlds, the spooky Mr. Ollivander, and the memorable Sorting Hat scene.

25 MIN2017 AUG 4
Comments
Uncle Vernon Rules — Book 1, Ch. 1-7

The Blood Price — Book 1, Ch. 8-17

EWe finally get to discuss the main subject of all seven books: the Weasleys, and their lust for violence. We also learn more about our new sorta-friend Hermoine, and quidditch, the Worst Game in History. Oh, and the book ends, too.

24 MIN2017 AUG 6
Comments
The Blood Price — Book 1, Ch. 8-17

The Sorting Hat Special — Bonus Episode

EJosh takes his Pottermore quizzes to learn his wand, Patronus, and House! And just what *is* a House, anyway? Aaron and Josh take a close look at Houses Gryffindor, Slytherin, and… those other two.

23 MIN2017 AUG 6
Comments
The Sorting Hat Special — Bonus Episode

The Weasley Way, with Mel Kassel — Book 2, Ch. 1-8

EThe wizards are joined by noted ~dark fiction~ writer and close personal friend Mel Kassel (@melkassel) to discuss the first part of book two! We touch upon wizard inequality, wizard racism, magical hominids of all kinds, and everyone’s wizard bae Gilderoy Lockhart.

25 MIN2017 AUG 16
Comments
The Weasley Way, with Mel Kassel — Book 2, Ch. 1-8

Snake Chat — Book 2, Ch. 9-15

ESPOILER ALERT: Josh spoils himself (...?) about the book’s ending. The wizards parcel out some Parseltongue takes, explore just how badly Hagrid deserves to be fired, and most importantly, discuss the noble savagery of the Weasley car.

27 MIN2017 AUG 23
Comments
Snake Chat — Book 2, Ch. 9-15

Seamless, but for Swords — Book 2, Ch. 16-18

EThe wizards spelunk into the titular chamber, and reflect on this fearsome and satisfying book as a whole. Under the crunchy shell of this extremely metal ending lies the sweet, chewy nougat of some interesting character development. Snake guts, too.

33 MIN2017 AUG 30
Comments
Seamless, but for Swords — Book 2, Ch. 16-18

Sneakoscope Paranoia — Book 3, Ch. 1-7

EThe wizards have made it to the third (and most beloved?) book, and they’re already on a tear. Harry gets roasted. Percy gets roasted. Neville gets roasted. Some innocent Muggles got roasted. Is no one safe?

35 MIN2017 SEP 6
Comments
Sneakoscope Paranoia — Book 3, Ch. 1-7

Shookshanks — Book 3, Ch. 8-13

EA knife-wielding lunatic is busting into our bedrooms, but all the teachers are sleeping face emoji. Secrets are kept, then not kept. Scabbers… dies??? The Marauder’s Map makes its first appearance, and the dot representing Josh can be seen losing its mind.

32 MIN2017 SEP 11
Comments
Shookshanks — Book 3, Ch. 8-13

Squid Daddy, with Madeleine Davies Pt 1 — Book 3, Ch. 14-19

EWe’re joined by our friend, Dungeons & Dragons squadmate, and senior Jezebel editor Madeleine Davies in this two-part episode! We touch on her history with the books, the world of HP fan fiction as it first developed, and solid evidence of some bad Gryffindors.

24 MIN2017 SEP 20
Comments
Squid Daddy, with Madeleine Davies Pt 1 — Book 3, Ch. 14-19
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