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 29, 2018
  • Episode 206 is here, and we are joined by Tessa and Brizzy from Fantastic Geeks!
  • What non-central character life would we want to read about? (Tessa is “Marauders Trash.”)
  • Trailer update! What’s up with the Deathly Hallows? How did Jacob get his memory back? What’s the name of the Chinese beast (and good luck to us on pronouncing it)? How many flashbacks will there be in the movie? What do we think of Johnny Depp?
  • Brizzy recommended Dumbledore and Grindelwald fan movie; we want charming Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts:
  • Announcements: Thank you for joining our Hogwarts Radio Weekend! Rate and review the show on iTunes. Our next Hog’s Head Radio will be out by the end of July! Terrance will be at LeakyCon on August 10th as part of the “Potter Podcasts in 2018” panel. Gretchen will be at Gen Con in Indianapolis August 2nd through 5th; tweet @GretchaSketcha to meet up!
  • Lots of exciting news this week!
  • Crimes of Grindelwald interviews: Leta Lestrange “isn’t who we think she is,” Alison Sudol can’t talk about Queenie, and Jude Law and David Heyman discuss Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
  • “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” cover revealed. More details on the new Wizarding World Orlando ride. New Universal Orlando park? The largest Harry Potter Lego set ever has been announced!
  • A fun game of Would You Rather wraps up this awesome episode. See you all for episode 207, which celebrates our TENTH YEAR of Hogwarts Radio!
  • Find our hosts on the interwebs:
    • Fantastic Geeks: @FantasticGeeks on Twitter
    • Tessa: @tessanetting on Twitter and Instagram
    • Brizzy: @BrizzyVoices on Twitter and Instagram
    • Terrance: @Terranceus on Twitter and Instagram
    • Bailey: @RiddleWrites on Twitter, @RiddlesReviews on Instagram
    • Gretchen: @gretchasketcha on Twitter and Instagram
Jul 22, 2018

The all new Crimes of Grindelwald trailer is here and so are we! Hogwarts Radio back in the studio to break it all down. Join us as we go scene by scene, frame by frame to discuss everything!

We see more Grindelwald, more Dumbledore, and MORE BEASTS! It’s a jam packed episode. Don’t miss this latest edition of Hogwarts Radio! 

Jul 22, 2018

A re-release of our discussion on the FIRST Crimes of Grindelwald trailer! 

This episode  was released on March 13th, 2018 and featured hosts Terrance Pinkston and Bailey Riddle with special guests Megan and Katie Petras. 

  • 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!
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