Hold My Butterbeer - A Harry Potter Canon Podcast
Drink, Drank, Drunk - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 12

Drink, Drank, Drunk - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 12

May 31, 2020

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Wizards Health & Hygiene - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 11
Wizarding Games & Sports - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 10
Levitation with Michael - A Shot of Butterbeer Episode 1

Levitation with Michael - A Shot of Butterbeer Episode 1

April 14, 2020

Welcome to A Shot of Butterbeer! We thought it would be fun to release the occasional mini-sode to sprinkle in some Harry Potter canon during your month. Today Michael is sharing about the Levitation Charm's invention, which we learned about in Wonderbook of Spells. We will also be responding to emails and comments from our listeners, so please be in touch with your own ideas about Harry Potter canon and they might be discussed on another episode.

Are there any obscure pieces of Harry Potter canon you'd like to hear on this new series? 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/ 

Spells, when we have more questions than answers - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 9

Spells, when we have more questions than answers - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 9

March 31, 2020

Today's episode is about all things spells! We discuss the similarities and differences between charms, hexes, and jinxes, share our favorite spells, and try to understand the implications of spellcasting around the world!

How do you think spells work across international boarders? 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/ 

Obscure Characters - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 8

Obscure Characters - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 8

February 28, 2020

This episode we discuss the many unsung heroes of the Harry Potter series, the characters that had brief moments of action or were only mentioned in throw-away lines, but whose backstories still intrigue us. Bob Ogden, Wilkie Twycross, Great Uncle Billius, and Mrs. Figg are just a few of the characters we speculate on backstory and sing the praises of their oddness.

Did we miss discussing one of your favorite minor characters? 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/

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/

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