Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 17-19: Hypersexual Werewolves, Wizarding Puberty, and Crotch Broom Fun Times

This time on Advanced Muggle Studies, we talked Chapters 17-19 and we talked A LOT, so we broke the episode in two sections. There’s the full episode, and then there’s a special episode in which we JUST discuss the lore of werewolves, the subtext behind their use in the story, and their significance for the overall…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 11: Your Honor, I present this piglet as witness for the defense

I forgive you if you thought we were dead. But we’re back, and talking about all sorts of interesting things, including: Harry’s angst puzzle; Hermione really doesn’t know him at all; NO ONE IS GOING TO KILL ANYONE OKAY; Evil Hermione; dead family guilt trips; the need for Pensieves in law enforcement; world-building

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 6: Horoscopes and hippogriffs know no personal boundaries

Advanced Muggle Studies returns! This week we discuss: awesome alliteration; pretty pug Pansy Parkinson; how exactly Hermione planned to pull this off; academic excellence despite physics; emotional labor with Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny; large schools hate signs; Sir Cadogan and King Pellinore; Divination is clearly…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 1-3: Mistresses Margery and Dolores's Institute for Badly Trained Bulldogs and Children To Be Punished

We’ve left the Chamber, now we’re off to Azkaban! Your Professors begin Book 3, and this week we discuss: things Harry Potter is or is not; why flatworms are flat; revisionist witch burnings and whether or not Wendelin the Weird was actually helping; poverty-shaming the Weasleys; that OTHER Valley of the Kings;