S2E4: Witch, Please and the Stunning Studio Tour

Queue neatly and check your ticket, because we’re heading back to England for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour with special on-location guest Rachelle Saunders (of Episode Sigma fame).

Check out the photos Hannah took on the tour!

Don’t forget to listen all the way to the end for our latest #trywitches tournament challenge and the answer to this episode’s #witchpleasetellme question!

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S2E1: Witch, Please and the Curse of Live Theatre

Welcome back, witches! We sure have missed you, and we’re excited to get started on Season 2 (new numbering system TBA). The focus of this season will be the Harry Potter fandom, and Hannah kicked things off by attending Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London with HP megafan, author, and journalist Anna James. Join us for a conversation about the liveness of theatre, three-piece suits, and harpsichords!

After Marcelle and Hannah are done catching up, this episode gets pretty danged spoilery, so here’s a little chapter guide if you want to avoid them:

  • 10:47: first spoiler alert (no spoilers before this)

  • 22:03: convo with Anna James starts (so many spoilers in this)

  • 1:14:15: new segments and goodbyes (spoiler free again!)

Do listen to the end, because we introduce some new segments and their accompanying hashtags. Oh yes, and if you want to take Hannah and Anna’s advice and reproduce your own Cursed Child experience, here’s a completely illicit link to some of the tunes.

Speaking of illicit tunes, thanks to http://www.bensound.com/ for the inspirational music, and to the Internet for easily letting us find a three second Hamilton clip FAIR USE WE ARE SCHOLARS.

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Image from page 375 of “The Haverfordian, Vols. 26-27, 1904-05” (1905)

Hey witches! We’re dropping back into your feed momentarily to let you know about three upcoming events!

  1. On Sunday, April 23, at 1pm UPDATE: 3:30PM, Hannah and previous guest Rachelle Saunders will be hosting a meet-up at the Parcel Yard in King’s Cross. Come hang out!
  2. On Sunday, April 30, at 1:30pm, Marcelle (and the robot of our hearts!) will be giving a talk at the Calgary Expo on “Harry Potter and Social Justice” in room Palomino FG. “What can the Harry Potter series teach us about fighting the surge of what is popularly known as “white nationalism” in North America? Lots, as it turns out! This talk looks at allyship and how to resist systems of power that seek to eliminate difference.”
  3. On Thursday, May 25, from 5-7pm, HANNAH AND MARCELLE TOGETHER AT LAST will be doing our long-promised Toronto meet-up at The Lockhart Bar. Please be advised that, while it is Hannah’s birthday, the rule of Witch, Please meet-ups stipulates that if you bring Hannah a present you must also bring Marcelle a present.

Finally, the first episode of Witch, Please 2.0 will be dropping on Monday, June 19. Stay tuned for your erstwhile podcast hosts to tackle the Harry Potter fandom, including a certain much-demanded musical. See you soon, witches!

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