Witch, Please Lives on Acast Now!

Hey witches! Our new episodes are now posted to Acast and automatically updated into your podcast player of choice, so we’re going to stop posting each new episode here. If you want to get in touch, check us out on Twitter or Instagram. You can also email us, but we’re very bad at answering it!

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Hannah McGregor

I am an Assistant Professor in Publishing @ SFU. My areas of research include periodical studies, media studies, middlebrow culture, contemporary and early twentieth-century Canadian literature, critical race studies, and digital humanities. I also make a fortnightly podcast about Harry Potter.

14 thoughts on “Witch, Please Lives on Acast Now!”

  1. I love the new podcast. Would be interested in a reading of any of the books through the lense of critical disability theory as it relates to squibs, ghosts, ariana Dumbledoor, St. Mungoes hospital etc. The wizarding world is unable to accept the idea of unrulely bodies and makes the way ghosts are defined by the physical ailments and half-lives, how Ariana is treated as well as squibs shows both the lack of accessibility in the wizarding world and the abelism consistent with the social model of disability. Even Dumbledore has ideas which align with assisted suicide in that he decides he cannot live a productive life within the Order while dying from the Curse (I know there is stuff with Draco as well but he is convinced on the horcrux mission that his life no longer has much meaning). I look forward to your episodes and this episode since I always hoped the wizarding world would have cured me into the non-binary Tonks I dreamed of being but I think part of living should mean valuing every life.

  2. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this episode. I am actually in my first year of teaching voice pedagogy to undergraduates (that is, the science and practice of teaching voice lessons), so I’m not only teaching, I’m teaching how to teach. Very much aspiring to be a Lupin.

  3. Been a long-time listener since your first run through the series. I love it because it’s very cozy and full of knowledge. I wish podcasts of this level existed for several “kids” or “light-hearted” series that I like. A good example being ‘Naruto’; like ‘Harry Potter’, it’s a text full of nuance and complexity that kinda ends unsatisfyingly because the author throws up their hands and goes “Uhhhh….back to the status quo!”.

  4. Totally not related to the current podcast … I recently found you and started listening. In a few episodes you mentioned books we should read about how to read critically. I foolishly forgot to write them down and it doesn’t seem you have them listed anywhere. Could you please add your book recommendations to the FAQ?

  5. I was listening to book2, ep2/ Queer theory. while I was listening to the episode, I thought about the character Pleakly from Lilo and Stitch movies/tv show. Pleakly might be a queer character because he calls himself aunt Pleakly to Lilo and even dresses female.
    I thought you guys would like to know that.

  6. Google Podcasts doesn’t let you leave reviews, but I wanted to say how much I love this podcast!

    And, on the most recent episode, that I enjoy reading Ron’s Yule Ball frustration through a bisexual lens where he’s attracted to both Hermione and Krum. High level angst and drama, with some internalized confusion.

  7. Hi!

    First I just wanted to say how thankful I am I came upon this podcast. You both have provided me with a lot of joy over the last few months, and also helped me learn a lot of new things that I want to explore further on my own time.

    I’m not sure if someone else has commented on this, but one thing about Hermiones age in this book – I believe that Hermione is actually fifteen in GoF, or she turns fifteen at some point in this novel (I’m not sure when her birthday is canonically). So I think that the age difference between her and Viktor Krum is actually closer to three years rather than four, and makes their relationship a little less… questionable lol.

    My basis for this is that in Half Blood Prince, Ron turns seventeen rather than sixteen, and I think it’s implied to be the case for Hermione and a majority of sixth year students, with Harry being the exception. If I’m remembering correctly (and my brain has turned to mashed potatoes over the last two years so I could probably be remembering this wrong lol), Harry doesn’t take their apparition test because he won’t be of age until July, whereas Ron and Hermione both take it at the end of the year.

    Really looking forward to your book five episodes! I hope you both are enjoying the autumn season, thanks so much for this podcast!

  8. omg… im sorry i sent this comment not finishing this episode bc i knew i would forget about it by the end of the episode. im sorry im an egg!

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