Hogwarts Radio: Harry Potter podcasting since 2008

Hogwarts Radio is a general entertainment HARRY POTTER podcast dedicated to discussing all things about J.K. Rowling's wizarding world! Tune in each episode to hear passionate fans just like you discuss the latest developments on the new 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' film series, and SO MUCH MORE!
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Mar 10, 2019
  • It's time for episode 237! Join Terrance, Bailey, and Gretchen as they discuss some adorable news and look into a Penseive to remember their first times reading Harry Potter
  • Where would the hosts hide their Horcruxes? Maybe we shouldn't tell...
  • Shoutouts: Have a Biscuit, Potter & Accio Politics Podcasts
  • Owl Post: Does Gretchen really sound like Jenna Fischer?
  • In the News: Emma Watson may co-star in the Black Widow movie, Asmodee is launching Harry Potter Dobble, a Niffler was lost on the London railway, and an MIT student has created a Sorting Hat that will read your mind!
  • Announcements: We are loving the Time Turner Thursdays. We will be able to release them more frequently if we reach our next Patron goal!
  • Discussion: What was it like to read the Potter books in the early 2000s?
  • The hosts play a round of Avada Kedavra, Amortentia, Imperio.
  • We wrap up this episode with some Magical Memories.
  • Join us next week for episode 238!
Mar 3, 2019
  • It's a full panel this week with Terrance, Bailey, Gretchen, Luke and Tylor!
  • This episode kickoffs with some interesting news about Fantastic Beasts 3: Jo has returned to the script. Why?
  • Protego Foundation Update: This month, Potterhead Running Club has chosen Protego as one of its charity partners for their recent virtual 5k - Slug Club Armchair to 5k! Sign up here:
  • In the News: We get a sneak peek at the Hagrid coaster and a release timeframe for Wizards Unite. Alfonso Cuarón wins some Oscars. Vote for the location of the Wizarding Wands display and tweet at us what location we should vote for! @HogwartsRadio
  • Discussion: The hosts answer some questions probably only they are wondering about.
  • We end with a game and some final thoughts. Join us next week for episode 237!
Feb 28, 2019

Welcome to Time Turner Thursdays a special feature of Hogwarts Radio that revisits some of our more popular episodes over the past 10 years. Episode 128 was released on, April 6th, 2013 and features a few guests from our friends over at MuggleNet’s Alohomora! Podcast.

The group discusses a variety of news stories and pays tribute to the passing of Richard Griffiths. Kat and Eric beta test Pottermore’s Playstation Network game, and talk about the possibility of this being the first open world experience for fans of the series.

Also, the panel breaks down, in depth, differences between hexes, charms, jinxes, spells, and curses. What are some of our favorites? Tune in to find out!

We hope you have as much fun relistening and revisiting some of these older episodes as we had recording them. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast.

Feb 24, 2019
  • Join Terrance, Bailey, Gretchen, and Alex for episode 235!
  • The hosts ponder the ramifications of Vertiaserum and Memory Charms. WE ARE SO CURIOUS.
  • In the News: Has FB 3's release been pushed? A new Invisibility Cloak costume will make you invisible (kinda). A CoG deleted scene reveals more about Grindelwald. There's a new Wizards Unite trailer and new HP games!
  • Announcements: We are only ONE Patron away from our goal! Join us at Welcome to our new listeners!
  • Discussion: How do you handle Post-Potter Depression? Plus some theories.
  • The hosts sort the Avengers into houses.
  • That's it for episode 235, join us next week for episode 236!
Feb 17, 2019
  • Join Terrance, Gretchen, and new part-time hosts Tylor and Kelsey for episode 234!
  • Kickoff: The hosts discuss some tweets and lament JKR's lack of Twitter presence. Check out Stodoe Studios here:
  • Protego Foundation Updates from Tylor! Find them at and @ProtegoFDN.
  • In the News: Concept art for the new Wizarding World coaster has been revealed, the premiere and ticket details for Cursed Child in SF, Daniel Radcliffe thinks an HP reboot is coming, and a Crimes of Grindelwald deleted scene!
  • Watch the first episode of Dan Radcliffe's Miracle Workers here:
  • Announcements: Leave us a review on iTunes and check out our Patreon page. We are only 1 Patron away from our goal!
  • Discussion: The hosts discuss happy things like Avada Kedavra and dead characters.
  • Two truths and a lie... Can you figure them out?
  • That's it for episode 234 - tune in next week for episode 235!
Feb 14, 2019

Welcome to Time Turner Thursdays a special feature of Hogwarts Radio that revisits some of our more popular episodes over the past 10 years. Episode 152 was released on January 31st, 2014 and talks about Gary Oldman’s role in the Robo-Cop reboot, Emma Watson trying her hand at a comedic role, the Weasley sweater’s go on sale at the WB studio tour in London, and the Harry Potter fandom tops the list of best fandoms in the world! There’s so much to dive into and we hope you have as much fun relistening and revisiting some of these older episodes as we had recording them. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast.  

Feb 2, 2019
  • Join Terrance, Bailey, Luke, and Gretchen for episode 232!
  • We are podcasting through the polar vortex! How cold is it where you are?
  • The hosts discuss a strange detail in the Prizoner of Azkaban illustrations and the questionable fashion choices of the Crimes of Grindelwald cast.
  • In the news: the Wizarding World's new ride gets more photos, Prisoner of Azkaban 20th anniversary editions have been revealed, Fantastic Beasts 1 will air on USA, Cursed Child Hamburg tickets are on sale soon, and Gringotts is coming to the Studio Tour.
  • Announcements: We have chosen new co-host, thank you for your submissions! Join our patrons on, and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes. Be sure to check out our Time Turner Thursdays!
  • That's it for episode 232 - join us next week for episode 233! You Stay Classy, Hogwarts!
Jan 31, 2019
  • The Hogwarts Radio crew is back in the studio this week to cover the past week's top news stories! Fantastic Beasts 3 filming has been pushed back to the the fall. What governed this decision? Was this a good move by WB?
  • A couple of Oscar nods for some Potter alumni, a discussion on Seamus Finnegan, and much more. Don't miss out! An all new episode is coming up next!
Jan 31, 2019

Welcome to Time Turner Thursdays a special feature of Hogwarts Radio that revisits some of our more popular episodes over the past 10 years. Episode 43 was released on April 8, 2010 and covers a wide variety of topics such as the big fire on set of Deathly Hallows Part 2 filming, Bloomsbury re-publishing the book series with all new artwork, a total review of the WWoHP theme park before it even opened and much more! Jeff shares the story of his lost cell phone on a ride at Universal Studios and the staff closing down the ride for more than 3 hours to retrieve it. Finally, the panel talks about how everything has stopped for Harry Potter. Although this episode was released almost 9 years ago, it remains one of our favorites! We hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening!

Hosts: Terrance Pinkston, Jr., Greyson Smith, Jeremy Baril, Jeff Guillaume, and Eric Scull.

  • Fire on the HP set! Was it as bad as what was reported?
  • Bloomsbury republishes the series complete with new artwork, is it too soon?
  • What would happen if Fawkes caught on fire, mid-flight?
  • Can we expect a revamp coming from Scholastic?
  • Wizard Wrock features Wands Upopens in new window, a Tik Tok parody by Laurel P.
  • Jeff and Eric give us a thourough review of the theme park
  • And Jeff gives us a rundown of the food we can expect
  • Eric loves the fish and gets more than he can bargain for
  • Jeff loses more than his lunch on one of the rides. His iPhone!
  • The ride is closed for more than three hours as crews work tirelessly to retrieve it.
  • "Everything has stopped to let Harry Potter happen. Everyone got out of the way, Disney, Busch Gardens..."
  • Hogwarts rave music takes over the second wrock break
  • Riddles for the HP know it all
  • "Wrong name" game actually reveals there are 50 Harry Potter books, and that Professor Flitwick is the real Half-Pint [Prince]!
  • Counting down to episode 50: Funniest moments in HR history
Jan 20, 2019
  • Join Terrance, Bailey, Luke, and Gretchen for episode 230 as they discuss superfans and Dean Thomas!
  • Did Dobby die because of his promise not to save Harry?
  • In the News: Crimes of Grindelwald gets a digital and physical release date, SyFy's superfan correspondants travelled to the Paris premiere of CoG, and we take a look at a piece of Potter history.
  • Announcements: We are looking for a part-time host! Email us at
  • Discussion: The hosts head back to their Dumbledore's Army discussion starting with Dean Thomas. Who were his parents? What was it like going to wizarding school? What was up with his relationship with Ginny?
  • The hosts play two truths and a lie and learn that Terrance loves Wendy's.
  • That's it for episode 230 - join us next week for episode 231! Stay Classy, Hogwarts!
Jan 17, 2019

Welcome to Time Turner Thursday’s a special feature of Hogwarts Radio that revisits some of our more popular episodes over the past 10 years. Episode 153 was released on February 6th, 2014 and discusses a big shakeup involving the future of Ron and Hermione. Listeners may remember The Sunday Times reporting J.K. Rowling had stated Harry and Hermione would have made a better couples match. This 6 person panel is fired up over the news and shares a wide variety of opinions.  

  • Where is the definitive line with canon?
  • Should New Media be considered?
  • What is the REAL reason J.K. Rowling paired Ron with Hermione?

Don't miss out as the Hogwarts Radio crew dives deep into the story and reads reactions from fans across the interwebs! This is one episode that will get Harry Potter fans talking about these stunning new (possible) revelations around the world!

Jan 13, 2019
  • Welcome to episode 229! Join Terrance, Gretchen, and Social Media Manager Sydney as they discuss the news and the way Fantastic Beasts has become about the Dumbledores.
  • Announcements: Don't forget to give us a review on iTunes, send us an email with your thoughts to be read on air, and find us on Patreon.
  • In the News: the illustrated Goblet of Fire has a release date, Crimes of Grindelwald was nominated for BAFTAs, and the new Cursed Child on Broadway cast has been announced!
  • Discussion: The hosts discuss some burning questions. Why do first years have Astronomy at midnight on a weeknight? Would Newt ever tame a Basilisk? WHY was Newt able to Accio the Niffler?
  • The hosts play a classic: Avada Kedavra, Amortenia, Imperio.
  • Thanks for joining us for episode 229. Tune in next week for episode 230!
Jan 6, 2019
  • Happy New Year and welcome to episode 228! Join Terrance, Luke, Bailey, and Gretchen for their first episode back together in... months?
  • If you're a first time listener, welcome! Be sure to check out our new feature, Time Turner Thursdays, and hear some highlights from our 10 years of podcasting.
  • Thank you to our current Patrons! You can check it out at If we can get 5 more Patrons, we will be able to increase our show to an hour and a half. More content! Yay!
  • In the News: You can now preorder "Crimes of Grindelwald" on Amazon, Chicago Muggles can check out Magic Leap One at the AT&T store, and Wizards Unite has dropped a new trailer.
  • The hosts discuss some lingering "Fantastic Beasts" thoughts and look forward to what we can expect in 2019.
  • Two Truths and a Lie: Harry Potter Edition.
  • Join us next week for episode 229!
Jan 3, 2019

Welcome to Time Turner Thursdays a special feature of Hogwarts Radio that revisits some of our more popular episodes over the past 10 years. Episode 143 was released on December 6, 2013.

Hosts Terrance, Greyson, Mary, Marissa, Jeanna and Adam discuss Whimsic Alley’s settlement with Warner Brothers, debate who would make a better James Bond: Daniel Radcliffe or Matt Lewis, and The Cuckoo’s Calling being nominated for an Audible award. The hosts read some emails, and Adam learns about Wrecking Your Loaf when an old moment from the show is revisited. The team looks Into the Mirror and dives deep into the mystery that is Rubeus Hagrid, dissecting his personality, life, and what he might see in the Mirror of Erised. To close out the show, we learn more about the Fantastic Beast of the week: the Ashwinder.

Dec 23, 2018

In our final episode of the year we look back at 2018. What were some of the biggest stories of the year? How far have we come as fans of the franchise? Terrance and Luke are in studio to discuss the year of 'Crimes of Grindelwald' and what we can look forward to in 2019. 

Thank you to all the wonderful listeners of the show. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hogwarts Radio will be back in 2019!

Dec 21, 2018

Home Alone is one of the most iconic holiday movies of all time. Join the Hogwarts Radio crew as we gather around the fireplace, sip our egg nog, and record a commentary on this Christmas classic. Just pop in the movie, hit play on your audio device, and enjoy a Home Alone as you've never experienced it before! 

Dec 16, 2018
  • Episode 226 is here! Terrance, Bailey, and (appearing for half the episode) Gretchen are joined by listener Elizabeth Sartor!
  • Elizabeth's son is obsessed with the wizarding world, which got us thinking... stayed tune for more information on content for kids!
  • In the News: JKR tweets possibly important things, Dan Radcliffe has a new show we might watch, and the Protego Foundation's "Find Dougal" campaign needs your help.
  • Announcements: Next week's episode will be the last for the year! Episode 228 will be released January 6th.
  • Discussion: The hosts analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of "Crimes of Grindelwald."
  • A game of two truths and a lie reveals some interesting facts about our hosts.
  • That's it for episode 226 - join us next week for our year in review show and follow our lovely hosts!
  • Hogwarts Radio: @hogwartsradio
  • Terrance: @Terranceus
  • Bailey: @riddlewrites, @riddlesreviews
  • Gretchen: @gretchaksetcha
  • Elizabeth: @mylittlemelodys
Dec 9, 2018
  • Welcome, welcome to another yea— err… episode of Hogwarts Radio!

  • Luke visits the theme park for the first time ever. He shares some of his thoughts on attention to detail, food, and most importantly finally settles the long awaited Butterbeer debate!

  • Bailey and Luke discuss their thoughts on the Crimes of Grindelwald film. What were some of the initial takeaways and how did they feel after leaving the theater.

  • Future Jacob channels Ross from Friends. 

  • Almost a month after and we still are no closer to understanding what has been going on in this film. It’s all up to speculation and theorizing.

  • We discuss Luke’s notes on the movie and go scene by scene to try and make sense of it all

  • The hosts agree, we definitely have 2 years, or 104 episodes worth of information for discussion. 

  • Has Grindelwald written Dumbledore off?

  • Does Credence have the ability to destroy Albus?

  • All this and much more on this VERY LONG episode of our FANTASTIC podcast!

Dec 6, 2018
  • What were our takeaways from Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • Would this story have been better as books first, films second?
  • Big reasons why people liked/disliked the movie
  • How did we manage to appreciate the film the first and second time around? Were we able to catch more details after multiple viewings or were we still confused?
  •  Why all the negativity? Are the fans concerned with J.K. Rowling’s ability to tell a story?
  • There is a clear division in the fandom and some fans are scared that will drive us apart.
  • We pick out some of the top moments in the screenplay that highlight and accent the film.
  • The hosts agree, the screenplay provided a good amount of context for certain scenes. 
  • Is Baby Corvus still alive and if so have we already been introduced to him?
  • Segments from each podcast make it into this week’s show. We go into “The Newt Case” and play “Amortentia, Avada Kedavra, Imperio.”
Dec 2, 2018
  • Terrance and Gretchen are joined by Hogwarts Radio's own social media manager, Sydney Mook.
  • In this week's episode, the hosts discuss the box office numbers for Crimes of Grindelwald. Where did WB go wrong? What made this movie opening different?
  • They also dive into each CoG character arc. What did each character do in this movie? What does the future hold for our heroes and villains?
  • The hosts end with a rousing game of Avada Kedavra, Amortentia, Imperio!
  • Join us next week for episode 225, and follow our wonderful hosts!
Nov 25, 2018
  • Terrance and Gretchen are joined by Lizzie from SpeakBeasty for episode 223!
  • How did Crimes of Grindelwald do at the box office? What did the critics think?
  • Are fans struggling to separate Fantastic Beasts from Harry Potter?
  • The hosts examine the twist in Crimes of Grindelwald. 
  • Thanks for joining us! We'll see you next week for episode 224.
Nov 18, 2018

Terrance and Gretchen are joined by guests Kari Lewis and Sydney Mook to discuss their initial reactions to "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". This is filled with spoilers, beware!

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