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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: https://www.youtube.com/user/stodoe
  • Protego Foundation Updates from Tylor! Find them at ProtegoFoundation.org 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: https://youtu.be/2jcvU607KCM
  • 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 Patreon.com, 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 Staff@HogwartsRadio.com.
  • 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 Patreon.com/HogwartsRadio. 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.
  • http://www.protegofoundation.org/finddougal.html
  • 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!

Nov 11, 2018
  • Join Terrance, Bailey, Gretchen, and guest Marissa for the last episode before Crimes of Grindelwald is released!
  • Marissa (@MarissaOsman) from MuggleNet and Angry Hare joins the hosts. Check out her fandom candles at AngryHare.com!
  • In the news: Target has released Harry Potter sock advent calendars, Box Lunch has a new exclusive Funko, Barnes & Noble will hold Crimes of Grindelwald events, Oklahoma students created Hogwarts for a classmate, and the hosts review and rate the looks from the Crimes of Grindelwald premiere red carpet.
  • In the main discussion, the hosts theorize about the new movie and discuss what they're most looking forward to seeing.
  • Thank you to our patrons - we've reached out first goal! Fourth years can expect signed album art, a handwritten thank you note, and other goodies coming to them by the middle of next month. A post is now made on Patreon with the link to the form for your address.
  • Fifth year patrons will get all the above, and entered into a drawing for a UK copy of Tales of Beedle the Bard signed by all the hosts.
  • If you're not a Patron, join us at Patreon.com/HogwartsRadio!
  • That's it for episode 221, we'll see you next time for our Crimes of Grindelwald reaction show!
Nov 4, 2018
  • Is WB worried about filling seats for CoG?

  • Amy Hogan from MuggleNet and SpeakBeasty joins us this week! 

  • Crimes of Grindelwald box office projections are in. Is Warner Bros. worried about not being able to fill theaters because of all the controversy surrounding this film?

  • Globus Mundi store opens in Diagon Alley. The store is filled with Hogwarts merchandise, a “ticket booth” and “travel information” area as well as regular Potter-themed items… BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?!

  • New scenes in new trailers; looks to be a reunion between Jacob, Queenie, and Newt and Queenie finally looks happy! 

  • New MinaLima Map reveals movie locations. Will these be locations we will be seeing in this film?

  • SPOILER ALERT. If you don’t want to be spoiled please fast forward from 34:00 to  41:30 in this episode.

  • Patreon update

  • Two Truths and a lie makes a return and a new segment called “Music or Muse” makes it’s Hogwarts Radio debut!

  • That’s it for Episode 220. Join us next week for Episode 221.

Oct 29, 2018
  • We present to you episode 219 of our #FantasticBeasts / #HarryPotter podcast! Same great taste and now just half the calories.
  • Over 20 MILLION cups of Butterbeer have been sold! Just how much Butterbeer is that? Our friends over at MuggleNet have the answers!
  • In the News: Ezra Miller tells everyone to chill the eff out and just watch the movie, we address the Claudia Kim casting controversy and voice our thoughts.
  • Luke reviews two of the released tracks from the all new ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ soundtrack. Which one was his favorite? Which one is easier to visualize?
  • The hosts discuss Harry’s experiences on Halloween. Why is this day so tough for him? Why does stuff always seem to happen to him every year on this date?
  • Patreon update on exclusive Hogwarts Radio content.
  • Two Truths and a Lie reveal just how many Funko Harry Potter Pops that Bailey has.
  • That’s it for episode 219. Join us next week for episode 220!
Oct 22, 2018
  • Join Terrance, Bailey, Luke, and Gretchen for episode 218, which is all about Newt!
  • In the news: Crimes of Grindelwald tickets are on sale, Cursed Child San Francisco held a casting call, potential opening of Cursed Child LA, Johnny Depp’s first interview about Grindelwald, and new Crimes of Grindelwald footage!
  • The hosts discuss the live for Newt Scamander. What comes to mind when you think of Newt? Mild spoilers for what will mostly likely be plot points in the Fantastic Beasts films!
  • Two Truths and a Lie: Hogwarts Edition. Do you know which is the lie?
  • That’s it for episode 218. Join us next week for episode 219!
Oct 14, 2018
  • Episode 217 is here! Join Terrance, Bailey, and Luke as they discuss new CoG character posters, Dancing with the Potter stars, Cho Chang, and more!
  • Terrance feels like the third wheel on a date...
  • Check out Luke’s ‘Hogwarts Radio WROCK’ Spotify Playlist each week to listen along! https://open.spotify.com/user/1223097650?si=hZ32bfg-QLm8VyMXgHRZOg
  • Evanna Lynch goes back to Hogwarts, Hogwarts Mystery incorporates Halloween into the game, and new ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ character posters are released.
  • Rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Your support goes a long way to letting other Harry Potter fans know about the show! Check out our Patreon for exclusive content!
  • We share listener reactions to Cho Chang. Tweet us your thoughts at @HogwartsRadio.
  • We discuss Cho Chang’s relationships. Why was she never able to get over Cedric? Why did she and Harry never make it to the next level?
  • That does it for episode 217! Join us next time for episode 218!
Oct 7, 2018

Terrance, Bailey, Luke, and Gretchen are back to discuss the past week's top Wizarding World stories AND much more! Hear us talk about the History of Magic exhibit happening in NYC right now, and the new Potter ride coming to Universal Studios Orlando. Also, our heads literally explode on the news of an all new Harry Potter RPG game!

Tune in as we discuss even more about the final Fantastic Beasts trailer! What are some of the major takeaways? What new theories do we have?

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