Posts Tagged: book club

4.37 The Beginning

4.37 The Beginning

The Beginning (and the end) of Goblet of Fire has finally arrived! Alice and Martha wrap up the book by breaking down Harry’s recovery from the trauma in the graveyard, analyzing Dumbledore’s Leaving Feast speech, and discussing the parallels between Harry’s first trip on the Hogwarts Express and his trip home in this book. Don’t forget to stick around… Read more

4.36 The Parting of the Ways

4.36 The Parting of the Ways

In the penultimate chapter of Goblet of Fire, Alice and Martha marvel at J.K. Rowling’s writing abilities, break down Sirius — er, Snuffles — and Harry’s relationship, and find themselves surprisingly impressed with and proud of a certain Potions professor. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters. Spoiler warning! Please be aware that our show contains… Read more

4.35 Veritaserum

4.35 Veritaserum

Find out if Martha appropriately hyped or over-hyped this long awaited, possibly climactic chapter of the book! If you don’t enjoy this episode, Dumbledore’s eyes will quit twinkling, and you might realize why he was the only wizard You-Know-Who ever feared. Let us know what you think of the show! Fill out our 2018 feedback survey… Read more

4.34 Priori Incantatem

4.34 Priori Incantatem

Alice and Martha are once again thrilled to spend an hour and half breaking down a ten page chapter! In this episode, we discuss a wild alternate reality which, of course, involves the shrunken heads, delve into the backstory on why one Scholastic consistency editor may have been fired, and consider reasons for why the… Read more

4.33 The Death Eaters

4.33 The Death Eaters

Hello, listener, our slippery friend… Alice and Martha are back to discuss Voldemort’s sentimental side, pick apart the specifics of his return to corporeal form, and question J.K. Rowling’s math skills, yet again. (We still think you’re a genius, Jo!) Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters. Spoiler warning! Please be aware that our show contains… Read more

4.32 Flesh, Blood, and Bone

4.32 Flesh, Blood, and Bone

In what is possibly the most pivotal chapter of the entire Harry Potter series, Alice and Martha fully eulogize Cedric and reflect on the life that was taken from us too soon. Wormtail follows a recipe moste evile to resurrect his master, and sadly, “it” doesn’t drown. Lord Voldemort has returned, and Harry’s life will never be the same again. Don’t worry though; despite the heavy topic, there’s… Read more

4.31 The Third Task

4.31 The Third Task

Bill is back, acting cooler than ever, Snuffles sends his best wishes (or does he?), and no one but Hermione seems to be able to remember that Muggle technology goes haywire at Hogwarts. Luckily, there are spells to point Harry in the right direction, literally! Alice and Martha also admire Cedric’s true Hufflepuff characteristics and consider the ways in… Read more

4.30 The Pensieve

4.30 The Pensieve

With twinkling eyes, Alice and Martha delve into the inner workings of the Pensieve, the complexities of the Crouch father-son dynamic, and the possibilities of yet another Dumbledore conspiracy theory. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters. Spoiler warning! Please be aware that our show contains spoilers for events which take place later in the series. Book… Read more

4.29 The Dream

4.29 The Dream

Alice and Martha snuffle around as they recap The Dream, which rivals both sisters’ strangest dream stories and somehow, they find a way to relate all this back to the Unabomber. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters. Spoiler warning! Please be aware that our show contains spoilers for events which take place later in the… Read more

4.28 The Madness of Mr. Crouch

4.28 The Madness of Mr. Crouch

This chapter art may not be Alice’s favorite, but the chapter makes up for it with opportunities for plenty of Dobby and Winky impressions, discussions of Ron’s problem with Hermione’s social activism, and the symbolism of Barty Crouch, Sr. Plus, Harry is super awkward with Krum and Snape trolls Harry pretty hard, so what’s not… Read more