Harry Potter Book Club
By HPBCFanMail@gmail.com (Harry Potter Book Club)
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Follow along as six friends journey chapter-by-chapter through the entire Harry Potter canon! Savor the story with us as we discuss the literary, philosophical, religious, and socio-cultural dimensions of J. K. Rowling’s modern classic. Each episode of this read-through focuses on a couple chapters, exploring themes, analyzing characters, chasing allusions, and simply enjoying the wizarding world that’s captured our imaginations. (Warning: spoilers abound!) Send your comments and questions to HPBCfanmail@gmail.com, and we just might feature them in an upcoming episode. Follow us on Twitter (@HPBCpodcast), and be sure to check out the website at hpbc.art.blog. Pull up a chair and join the club!
||CleanHPBC Episode 18 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 17||We did it! In this episode, the HPBC finally makes it to the end of Sorcerer's Stone. Along the way, we tackle the psychology of Quirrell's villainy, the Nietzschean roots of Voldemort's philosophy, and the recurring col||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 17 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 16||The HPBC descends into the deeps of Hogwarts, following Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their journey to protect the Sorcerer's Stone!||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 16 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 15||Our journey through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone takes a dark turn through the Forbidden Forest. Mars is bright tonight!||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 15 - Voldemort: Origins of the Heir||In this special edition of the HPBC, the crew discusses the recently released Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. Beware: spoilers abound!||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 14: Live from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter||In a special edition episode, Trevor and Sylvia check in live from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios!||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 13 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 14||In this discussion of Chapter 14 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the club shares some exciting announcements, answers fan mail, and discusses everyone's favorite Norwegian Ridgeback!||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 12 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 13||We're back in action! Join us as we answer listener questions and discuss Nicholas Flamel, the sorcerer's (philosopher's?) stone, and what's going on with Severus Snape.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 11 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 12||As we make our way through chapter 12 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the HPBC stops to take a long look in the Mirror of Erised.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 10 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 11||Grab your brooms! The Harry Potter Book Club takes flight in this exploration of Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 11, "Quidditch."||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 9 - Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 10||It's levi-O-sa, not levio-SA! The HPBC journey through Sorcerer's Stone continues with Halloween night escapades at Hogwarts!||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 8: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 9||This episode features listener-submitted questions, flying lessons, and an exploration of what makes Draco so...Draco.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 7: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 8||Pull up a chair and join the Harry Potter Book Club as we continue our exploration of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." This episode: SNAPE.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 6: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 7||Join us as we explore Chapter 7 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." In this episode, we analyze the various Hogwarts houses, share which ones we belong to, and even offer a rendition of the school song!||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 5: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 6||In this episode, the HPBC reads some recent fan emails and dives into Chapter 6 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 4: Sorcerer's Stone Chapters 4-5||As the HPBC turns to Chapters 4-5 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," we meet Hagrid, shake hands with Quirrell, and go shopping in Diagon Alley!||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 3: Sorcerer's Stone Chapters 2–3||The read-through continues as the Harry Potter Book Club discusses Chapters 2–3 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 2: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||In this special edition episode, the Harry Potter Book Club discusses the new movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." (Warning: spoilers!)||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPBC Episode 1: Introduction & Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 1||In the inaugural episode of the Harry Potter Book Club, the gang discusses what the HPBC is all about and dives in to Chapter 1 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
like meeting a new group of kindred spirits
i've loved these books for years, and getting to experience them again with such a fun friend group was delightful!
Fun and Insightful
I loved these books, and it was fun to relive the experience of reading them while listening to the discussion and analysis of the little details and the big themes that are so easy to overlook!
I thoroughly enjoyed the detailed analysis of the themes introduced by this group of friends. Other Potter Podcasts are hard to listen to because of the negative language and sinister analysis of certain characters, but this book club brings to light the social, religious, and human themes that are prevalent in the series. I highly recommend this Podcast for any Harry Potter fan.
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