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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Jul 20, 2018
  • Episode 204 is here with the latest in Fantastic Beasts news, a breakdown of Peter Pettigrew, and more, brought to you by Patreon producer Sydney!
  • Terrance likes the Half Blood Prince movie now. Yay Terrance!
  • Saturday 7/21 is the Fantastic Beasts panel at San Diego Comic Con. We ARE expecting a trailer! If it drops to the public, we will release a special trailer reactions episode.
  • This week in Wrock, Luke listened to Ministry of Magic’s Magic is Might. Tweet @Lukaferocious and @HogwartsRadio with #WROCKList for suggestions on what Wizard Rock album Luke should listen to next, and check out the Spotify playlist to listen along!
  • This week in Potter History: MuggleNet’s Emerson Spartz and The Leaky Cauldron’s Melissa Anelli met with J.K. Rowling for an exclusive interview following the release of Half Blood Prince on July 16, 2005.
  • In the news: J.K. nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize (vote for her here:, new items at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood (join our Patreon so we can buy $375 Hermione Yule Ball gowns), new Fantastic Beasts photos (young Newt, ahh!), and Jude Law breaks his silence on Dumbledore (he’s NOT the Transfiguration teacher??).
  • Announcements: Thank you to those who have supported us on Patreon! Don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes. The About Us page of has been updated with a complete hosts Wall of Fame. The second Hog’s Head Radio will be released later this month! Terrance will be at LeakyCon 2018 as part of the Keeping It Fresh: Potter Podcasts in 2018.
  • This week we begin our series on the Marauders with an in-depth discussion on Peter Pettigrew. Was he meant to be in Gryffindor? Why did he become a Death Eater? How did he live as a rat for 12 years without going crazy? WHY didn’t Fred and George see him on the Marauder’s Map??
  • Smarmy Lukehart receives a letter from “Secretly in Love.” Send your letters in to to have Smarmy Lukehart help you on air.
  • Smells of Hogwarts returns! Thank you Jessica Bray for this wonderful series!
  • The hosts have some fun with a game of Would You Rather.

See you next week for episode 205, if we don’t see you earlier for a Crimes of Grindelwald trailer reactions episode!

Jul 15, 2018
  • Mike from Potterless Podcast joins us! Mike is reading the books for the first time as he records his show. How has he stayed unspoiled? What’s his biggest WTF moment in the books so far? Who’s his favorite character?
  • Luke will be back with a Wrock update next week! Check out his Spotify playlist to see what he’s listening to this week.
  • In the news: HPEF is shutting down after 16 years, Target is celebrating Back to Hogwarts on July 21st, and Primark releases a new Honeydukes line.
  • Don’t forget to check out our Patreon at Right now you will have access to awesome exclusives, like our very first Hog’s Head Radio episode, which is like nothing you’ve ever heard!
  • Who won the debate from episode 202- did Harry deserve to be punished by Umbridge?
  • Owl Posts inquire about the Imperius curse and why exactly Voldemort chose Draco as Dumbledore’s would-be killer.
  • We choose the best and worst teachers at Hogwarts, and some answers might surprise you (anyone remember Professor Vector?).
  • This or That becomes Would You Rather, delving into Care of Magical Creatures and the prime time for reading the Potter books.
  • Amortentia, Avada Kedavra, Imperio returns.
  • Don’t forget about our new segment, DEAR SMARMY LUKEHART. Send your letters to and Smarmy Lukehart will answer all your problems on air.
  • Be sure to check out our hosts on the internets!
    • Mike: @PotterlessPod on Twitter, @PotterlessPodcast on Instagram
    • Terrance: @Terranceus on Twitter and Instagram
    • Bailey: @RiddleWrites on Twitter, @RiddlesReviews on Instagram;
    • Gretchen: @gretchasketcha on Twitter and Instagram
    • Kelsey: @kelseeyouagain on Twitter
    • Luke: @thepodcastthat, @notnamedpodcast, @nomugglespod, @knowanddrink, @floatsdownhere, @lukaferocious
  • Tune in next week for episode 204, and head over to Patreon now for the first episode of Hog’s Head Radio!
Jul 8, 2018
  • Episode 202 is here! Get ready for some new segments and awesome announcements!
  • Would you read a stand-alone Voldemort book? Been there, done that, or exciting new information?
  • Luke’s Wrock introduction continues with a listen to Harry and the Potters self-titled album from 2003. Check out our Hogwarts Radio Wrock Playlist and let us know what Luke should listen to next week!
  • In the news: Mattel is releasing Harry Potter dolls, a woman made over £56,000 by selling her first edition, Hogwarts Mystery has made $40 million, CoS House editions are released, and Cursed Child is headed to Germany!
  • Today’s episode brought to you by Patreon producer Tammy! Head over to to become a producer and see the other cool stuff we have.
  • Also in Patreon news, this week we released the FIRST episode of our new Hog’s Head Radio. Exclusive to Patrons, our Hog’s Head Radio is a casual and fun chat with the hosts discussing otherwise unheard topics as we enjoy a drink in the Hog’s Head Pub. This week: What was your favorite theory to consider while the books were still being released?
  • Our main discussion: Did Harry deserved to be punished by Umbridge? It’s Terrance and Gretchen versus Bailey and Luke. Let us know who you think won by tweeting @HogwartsRadio! Your votes will decide!
  • This or That returns with some very scary choices.
  • Our new segment, DEAR SMARMY LUKEHART, begins! Send us your letters to and Smarmy Lukehart will answer all your problems on air.
  • Be sure to check out our hosts on the internets!
    • Terrance: @Terranceus on Twitter and Instagram
    • Bailey: @RiddleWrites on Twitter, @RiddlesReviews on Instagram;
    • Luke: @thepodcastthat, @notnamedpodcast, @nomugglespod, @knowanddrink, @floatsdownhere, @lukaferocious
    • Gretchen: @gretchasketcha on Twitter and Instagram
  • Tune in next week for episode 203, and head over to Patreon now for the first episode of Hog’s Head Radio!
Jul 1, 2018
  • And then there were 6. 
  • The panels from TPTMNBN and TPTDAKT join us! 
  • Luke re-discovers Wizard Rock and provides us with a his thoughts on the first Draco and The Malfoys album
  • Check out Likes Hogwarts Radio WROCK Spotify playlist each week to listen along and send us your thoughts?
  • How many deaths were there in the Harry Potter series?
  • The FB twitter account has been active as of late, does this mean there is a trailer around the corner?
  • MORE Lego sets revealed
  • Cursed Child making it's way to the west coast, and... AUSTRALIA! 
  • Do we want a movie for Beedle the Bard?
  • How would it work as an animation?
  • Is George Weasley secretly Willy Wonka?
  • Melissa blows our theory out of the water!
  • This or That highlights some painful ways of wizarding torture
Jun 24, 2018
  • We present to you, the 200th edition of our Harry Potter podcast!
  • How many of you knew there was an architect of Hogwarts?
  • We have NEW ALBUM ART! 
  • Special thank you and shout-out to Lucas Rosen for the design!
  • The BIGGEST ANNOUNCEMENT in the history of our podcast: Hogwarts Radio is now on Patreon!
  • What are the benefits and how can you unlock them?
  • Special guest Heidi Tandy joins us to discuss Warner Bros. sending cease and desist letters to Harry Potter fan festivals
  • How are these festivals encroaching on trademark?
  • What is fair use?
  • Is Warner Bros overreaching?
  • 15 years since OOtP hit bookstores! We relive some of our experiences of the midnight releases.
  • It's also been 8 years since the WWoHP theme park opened, we share some opening day experiences
  • Did Snape really die? A fan theory blows the text wide open!
  • Smells of Hogwarts series Part 1
  • A very special voicemail from a very special person...
  • This or That wraps up the show
  • BONUS HOGWARTS RADIO over on Patreon right now!
Jun 17, 2018
  • We're back for Episode 199 of our FANTASTIC Harry Potter podcast!
  • Kelsey Cooper guest hosts with us this week.
  • Pottermore releases a new feature titled: "Things you might not have known about Draco Malfoy"
  • The Malfoy's were connected to MUGGLE Royalty! King William I was responsible for giving the Malfoy ancestors their manor! 
  • Unconventional heroes of the Wizarding World
  • How does Newt's journey differ from Harry's?
  • Cursed Child wins big at the Tony's. We'll tell ya all about it!
  • The Lupin Paradox with the Marauders Map.
  • Random Potter Fact, and an inspirational quote from J.K. Rowling wraps up this chapter of Hogwarts Radio! 
  • BLOOPERS make their return at the end of the episode!
Jun 10, 2018
  • Tylor Starr from the Protego Foundation and Chickpeeps podcast joins the panel this week!
  • What current campaigns is The Protego Foundation running?
  • Sign the petition for Vegan Butterbeer!
  • What does Hogwarts smell like?
  • We go over the different common rooms and popular classrooms
  • The hosts agree, the prefect’s bathroom smells like LUSH exploded.
  • Updates to the Forbidden Journey ride in Orlando and Universal leaks a new experience coming this summer.
  • Sean Mendes reveals he is a HUGE Harry Potter fan on Carpool Karaoke
  • Daniel Radcliffe returns to Broadway this fall!
  • Is the power of the resurrection stone real?
  • When Dumbledore was wearing Tom Riddle’s ring, could he see his deceased family?
Jun 3, 2018
  • Congratulations to Matthew Lewis and Angela Jones on getting married this past weekend! 
  • Screenplay cover art for Crimes of Grindelwald released! 
  • We break down all the symbols and what they all mean!
  • The design is so symmetrical! Is this significant to the plot of the movie?
  • Behind the Scenes of Fantastic Beasts: The Blind Pig
  • Speakeasy goblins, now we've seen it all! 
  • J.K. Rowling updates her site and confirms she's working on Fantastic Beasts 3!
  • Was Tom Riddle ever able to cast a patronus?
  • You're given the ability to do magic for a day, what do you do?
May 28, 2018
  • TADA! We're here for another week of FANTASTIC Harry Potter podcasting!
  • Kim and Felicia from the Harry Potter Revisited podcast join us this week. 
  • Is there a Miss Wizarding World contest? What could contestants be judged on?
  • Universal Studios Japan launches a new night parade complete with a Harry Potter feature.
  • WWoHP gets in on the Summer fun with an all new experience including new food dishes, wizarding world apparel, and light show on the castle itself!
  • Harry Potter returns to cable TV this Summer. 
  • We break down Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration.
  • Would you trust Hagrid with your life?
  • Avada Kedavra, Amortentia, Imperio makes its return along with THIS or THAT!
May 20, 2018
  • The Hogwarts Radio crew assembles and feels nostalgic for the WWoHP theme park.
  • What are some of our favorite things to do there?
  • What is the first thing we do when we enter the park?
  • New Potter Funko Pops! Are coming this summer!
  • We get images of the new Lego Potter sets as well. Which one do we like the best?
  • What moment from the series do we wish we could relive again?
  • What makes for a powerful witch or wizard?
  • And we answer the ultimate question, Books or Potter boys.
May 13, 2018
Apr 29, 2018
  • There and back again, a Hogwarts Radio tale, jk... Rowling.
  • Speaking of Jo, she's been hanging out with Ilvermony Professors in NYC.
  • Verne Troyer passes away at age 49. We are incredibly saddened by this news.
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is released and now we don't have money or a social life... or life... thanks.
  • What are some of our favorite gameplay moments?
  • Any frustrations so far?
  • The premise of the game is the same even though we might take different paths to reach the same conclusion.
  • Voicemails return!
  • New 'Crimes of Grindelwald' footage shown at Cinemacon. 
  • Could Dumbledore be teaching a DADA club?
  • Young Newt is revealed.
  • What's the Point of Using Broomsticks when you can just Apparate to your Desired Location?
  • Is the Hogwarts Express only used as a student bonding experience?
  • Which house would we place Jessica Williams in? 
  • Our guest this week is Marissa Osman and she has HARRY POTTER SCENTED CANDLES! 
Apr 22, 2018
  • Hogwarts Radio hosts, ASSEMBLE!
  • Goblet of Fire illustrated edition is pushed to Fall 2019 and we're not even mad.
  • Cursed Child officially opens TODAY in NYC.
  • Emma Watson reunites with Matt Dave Lewis and Tom Felton. It's all smiles and our hearts are warm!
  • Terrance gets a response from J.K. Rowling on Twitter and we discuss speaking up against online trolls!
  • We are looking for another permanent host to the show!
  • Which character/story/place remained underdeveloped that you wish featured more in the books?
  • Our minds are blown with the mention and NAMES of the other Wizarding Schools!
  • Of course we want to know more about the Department of Mysteries! Who doesn't?
  • Wandlore was another huge thing we didn't learn a lot about.
  • Walt Disney is a Hufflepuff!
Apr 15, 2018
  • We kick off this week’s episode Introducing Gretchen Roesch as a permanent addition to our family!

  • NEW Scholastic covers for the 20th anniversary!

  • We have an unauthorized preview of the Hogwarts Mystery game! 

  • Is the gameplay what Potter fans wanted?

  • Hidden gems and Easter Eggs galore! 

  • Why was there such a weak lock on the third floor corridor?

  • Which scene in the series affected us the most?

  • Some really WTF names for books in the Wizarding World

  • Which house would ‘The Rock’ be in?

Apr 1, 2018

Coming up on this week’s episode wow what a great panel! We’re  in studio with Luke Hogan from The Podcast That network, and Kim Fritz from Harry Potter Revisited. There’s a lot happening with Harry Potter and the cursed Child in NYC, we’ll talk about their amazing first week. Also, we’ll dive into how Narcissa was able to lie to Voldemort in Deathly Hallows without him noticing. What if Harry Potter was sorted into Slytherin, and some of the worst jobs in the wizarding world. It’s all coming up next on Hogwarts Radio 190.

Mar 25, 2018
  • We’re back for an abbreviated show this week!
  • Special guest Roxy joins us! 
  • Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay will be available in book format this fall!
  • Trouble brewing at Pottermore…
  • What needs to change over at Pottermore and what do we want to see?
  • The magic of Walt Disney vs. J.K. Rowling
  • Who tells the better stories?
  • The stories we love the most, live in us forever! 
  • Celebrity sorting hat Disney princess edition!
Mar 18, 2018
  • It’s our second episode in just a few days! We’re back with more Wizarding World and Fantastic Beasts discussion.

  • What a wonderful panel this week Dana from is back along with Luke from The Podcast That network, and Erin & Adriana from Accio Politics!

  • A new logo for the Wizarding World is released with the teaser trailer of… the teaser trailer. LOL.

  • We talk about what this means for the brand — refresh or complete rebrand. 

  • Is the removal of J.K. Rowling’s name absolving her of any responsibility?

  • A theory on why Dumbledore can’t face Grindelwald: it solidifies that he is the true master of the elder wand since Albus killed Ariana, but how did she end up as an elder wand master?

  • Our trailer discussion continues with a few points we didn’t make on last episode.

  • Side note: Tom Riddle was born in 1926 which means he is already at the orphanage.

  • Ok, we’ll say it… DUMBLEDORE IS HOT!

  • Why is Dumbledore still getting people to do his own dirty work?

  • Do we see Beauxbatons?

  • Celebrity Social Media reaction to this trailer including some Potter alumni!

Mar 14, 2018
  • Welcome to a special edition of Hogwarts Radio! 
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald teaser trailer was released just this morning, and we're here to break it all down for you!
  • Why is the Ministry of Magic looking for Newt?
  • Dumbledore is looking pretty good for someone in his 60's!
  • It's refreshing to see Hogwarts again. Our nostalgia kicks in.
  • New locations, new beasts, and other familiar faces 
  • Fun theories surround "The Secret Circus"
  • Could this just be a freak show?
  • Some amazing never before seen magic including some Earth shattering spells!
  • On demand video of this episode on our Facebook page
Mar 14, 2018
  • Welcome to a special edition of Hogwarts Radio! 
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald teaser trailer was released just this morning, and we're here to break it all down for you!
  • Why is the Ministry of Magic looking for Newt?
  • Dumbledore is looking pretty good for someone in his 60's!
  • It's refreshing to see Hogwarts again. Our nostalgia kicks in.
  • New locations, new beasts, and other familiar faces 
  • Fun theories surround "The Secret Circus"
  • Could this just be a freak show?
  • Some amazing never before seen magic including some Earth shattering spells!
  • On demand video of this episode on our Facebook page
Mar 11, 2018
  • Things get REAL WEIRD this week.
  • Martha and Alice are joining us from The Real Weird Sisters podcast, along with Kim Fritz from the Harry Potter revisited podcast
  • Cursed Child is starting to take shape on Broadway with the Friday Forty starting soon!
  • Concerned citizens call the Essexville Public Safety Department over seeing dementors in the area! 
  • Storybook Cosmetics lands HUGE Ulta deal!
  • We debug a popular Harry Potter theory involving Draco Malfoy
  • What was the worst decision made by any of the characters?
  • Celebrity Sorting Hat and much more coming up on this week’s episode!
Mar 4, 2018
  • Welcome back to another wonderful week!
  • Answer a few quick questions to join our team to get in on all the fun.
  • Lots to discuss as we catch up on the top news stories
  • Kindle in motion releases "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them"
  • What has Daniel Radcliffe been up to since the end of Potter? 
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery pre-registration opens along with a new trailer! 
  • Many new gameplay examples with some familiar faces.
  • Wrecking Our Loaf makes a return
  • During the final sequence with Voldemort, what is Harry trying to do by telling Riddle to "show some remorse."
  • This week's discussion centers around many questions
  • Why not kill Voldemort before destroying his horcruxes to buy some time?
  • What is Dumbledore's boggart?
  • Are boggarts fatal?
  • Finally, do dark patronuses exist? 
  • Celebrity Sorting Hat brings fandoms together on this episode
  • A few appearances by a certain jedi master
Feb 25, 2018
  • Megan and Katie from Swish and Flick return! Whaddup ladies?!
  • We have special guest Kari Lewis on the show this week!
  • Kari bares a STRIKING resemblance to Emma Watson
  • How has being recognized for Emma's likeness changed Kari's life?
  • Follow her Instagram account to see what we mean.
  • An all new Lego Hogwarts set will be released later this year!
  • How does the new Hogwarts set measure up against previous ones?
  • What's wrecking our loaf this week: Why didn't James and Lily disapparate when Voldemort arrived?
  • Our main discussion this week: HORCRUXES!
  • Just how dark is this dark magic? It's... DARK.
  • Herpo the foul was the first wizard to create one, so is he still alive?
  • Is self mutilation one of the keys to creating a horcrux? Is this why Voldemort looked disgusting?
  • How are they created and destroyed?
  • Celebrity Sorting Hat this week surprises us all!
Feb 20, 2018
  • Hogwarts Radio hosts ASSEMBLE!
  • Megan and Katie from Swish and Flick join us again.
  • John Williams, composer of SS, CoS, and PoA takes home his 24th Grammy Award.
  • We dive into the craziest fan theories of the Harry Potter series
  • The Dumbledore is Death theory BLOWS OUR MIND! 
  • Dumbledore greeted Harry as an old friend at the end of DH.
  • We discuss some neat new Fantastic Beast theories about ALL NEW characters!
  • Celebrity Sorting Hat
  • "Baby One More Time" makes it's Parseltongue debut
  • Our picks of the week wrap up this edition of Hogwarts Radio! 
Feb 2, 2018
  • turns 10 years old today!
  • Zemmer Galpaz and Kim Fritz join us as we discuss the BIG news.
  • David Yates pointed out that Dumbledore’s sexuality not explicit in Crimes Of Grindelwald.
  • We methodically break down why it matters to the community.
  • There has been BLATANT NEGLIGENCE in acknowledging LGBT community in any Potter publication, film, or official media channel.
  • Why does WB keep putting this topic on the back burner?
  • J.K. Rowling’s response is dismissive.
  • These fans are HURTING and are finding no comfort in a world they have trusted.
  • We have no tolerance for abuse!
  • We read various responses from all corners of the fandom.
  • What needs to happen at this point?