Hold My Butterbeer - A Harry Potter Canon Podcast
LeakyCon Panel Boston Oct 2019 - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 7.5

LeakyCon Panel Boston Oct 2019 - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 7.5

February 16, 2020

Thank you everyone who came to our panel “Harry Potter and the Question of Canon” at LeakyCon, Boston, 2019! LeakyCon was kind enough to provide us with a recording of the panel which we are glad to now share with all of you! 

In this episode we review the Levels of Canon, which have been updated since Episode 2! We also answer attendee questions and engage in conversation around how we view canon as a fandom moving forward.

We would like to also note that this panel was recorded in October, 2019, before JK Rowling’s harmful Tweet regarding the Transgender community. We felt it was important to leave this episode as it was recorded rather than edit out any parts that we look at differently now in retrospect. We hope you will listen to episode 5.5 discussing JK Rowling’s problematic comments.

What would you like to hear at a future LeakyCon panel? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

Wand Horoscopes - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 7

Wand Horoscopes - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 7

January 31, 2020

This episode we discuss all things wands! Wands are an essential part of the Wizarding World with so much lore connected to them. We discuss known wand woods and cores, famous wand makers, and read each others’ wand horoscopes. Michael would also like our listeners to know that at the time of this episode release his collection has grown to 100 wands!

Do you resonate with your wand wood? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

Delicious, Delectable, Dangerous: Wizarding Snacks - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 6

Delicious, Delectable, Dangerous: Wizarding Snacks - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 6

January 5, 2020

Join us as we discuss all things snacks in the Wizarding World! From chocolate frogs to licorice spiders, the food of the Harry Potter series is iconic, if always tinged with a touch of danger. Anything off the trolly, dears?

What are some of your favorite wizarding snacks? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

JKR’s Tweet - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 5.5

JKR’s Tweet - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 5.5

January 3, 2020

We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled discussion to address JK Rowling’s recent tweet about the Maya Forstater case. We feel it is important to address this and other statements made by Jo which have been seen to many as transgender-exclusionary. We discuss our views on this subject, the idea of separating art from creator, and share resources for being strong allies to the trans and non-binary communities. 

The following is a list of the resources mentioned in today’s episode:
JK Rowling’s tweet: https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1207646162813100033

Twitter feed providing trans research from the medical community: https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1207732950109970433

Pottercast Episode 15.2: Sorting It Out: http://pottercast.mischiefmedia.com/15-2-sorting-it-out-j-k-rowling-transphobia-and-what-just-happened-to-our-community-with-jackson-bird/

List of YA books by Trans authors: 
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/14/reading-trans-literary-landscape

https://dbrl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1267394437/1334598469

https://coreysbookcorner.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/early-2019-books-with-trans-or-non-binary-authors/

https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/425275057/834392528

https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/book-list-young-adult-books-about-transgender-people/

You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

Hold My Holidays - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 5

Hold My Holidays - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 5

November 30, 2019

Happy Holidays from HMB to you! Join us for our chat about feasts, Christmas trees, painted gnomes and all things winter holidays in the wizarding world! 

You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

Halloween (but mostly ghosts) - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 4

Halloween (but mostly ghosts) - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 4

October 30, 2019

This episode, we discuss the best time of the year: Halloween!! All things ooky and spooky will be reviewed including ghosts, ghouls, feasts and treats, and how Celestina Warbeck is our Halloween queen! 

How would you celebrate Halloween in the Wizarding World? Treat us with a message! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/ 

The Worst of Wizarding Transportation - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 3

The Worst of Wizarding Transportation - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 3

September 29, 2019

This episode, we review all the known ways of getting around in the Wizarding World, from Thestrals to trains to flying automobiles. Learn Michael’s greatest fear and how the girls would all be buried as piss poor witches.

What would be your favorite way to travel in the Wizarding World? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/ 

The Food Pyramid of Canon - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 2

The Food Pyramid of Canon - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 2

August 30, 2019

This episode, Michael presents a way to organize all of the varied sources of information about the Wizarding World, while the other hosts do everything they can to destroy the system. Should we accept some aspects of Harry Potter canon as more valid than other pieces? And who gets to decide? Join your hosts to discuss the Levels of Canon!

Do you have any thoughts on the Levels of Canon? We’d love to hear them! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/

Meet Your Hosts - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 1

Meet Your Hosts - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 1

July 25, 2019

Welcome to Hold My Butterbeer, a new podcast about all things Wizarding World canon! In our first episode we introduce each of our hosts and talk about how we met. We also discuss how Harry Potter has changed our lives forever! 

Do you have burning questions about Harry Potter canon and the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/