S2E2: Witch, Please and the Phenomenal Foggos

Well hello again, witches! Thanks for tuning in for this week’s mega super long but mega super lovely episode featuring the Foggo Family. An under-slept Marcelle joins the Foggos as they discuss what the Harry Potter series and the podcast Witch, Please mean to them as a family and as fans.

***** OH AND MEGA SUPER APOLOGIES FOR THE AUDIO SHENANIGANS IN THIS EPISODE. IT IS 50% TOO LITTLE SLEEP 50% I FORGET HOW TO PODCAST *****

In keeping with our seasonal format, Hannah and Marcelle play catchup before the main event of the episode, and then at the end we get into our new seasonally-appropriate features. We hope you enjoy!

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Credits:
In this episode we plug Cheryl Foggo’s books; if you’d like to learn more about her work check out her Facebook page here.

We also play the song Cheryl discusses from her daughters’ DADA playlist, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” (performed by The Roots). You can listen to the whole track here or buy it here.

 

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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Witch, Please and the THIS IS JUST AN ANNOUNCEMENT DON’T GET TOO EXCITED

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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