Alice Asleson and Martha Krebill are sisters whose obsession with Harry Potter has defined them, and their friendship, for most of their lives.
Hailing from Bozeman, Montana, the two sisters grew up reading, rereading, and re-re-reading the Harry Potter series. Alice, who was seven when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published, estimates that she has read the series’ first book over 75 times! Although Martha’s tally isn’t quite as high, she would like to clarify that she was a mere toddler when Alice first started reading the books, so she was doomed to forever be six years behind.
Both sisters have made local news for their Harry Potter fandom. Alice was interviewed for a newspaper in 2005 after she read Half-Blood Prince overnight, and Martha and her friends were on TV in 2011 while in line for the midnight premiere of Deathly Hallows Part 2.
All throughout their lives, Alice and Martha have shared a common bond for Harry Potter that has brought them close together. Now that they are adults and living in two different parts of the country (Chicago and Montana), they have decided to broadcast their love for Harry Potter to the world by podcasting weekly together about what they see as the greatest literary masterpiece of our time.