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Witch, Please
Witch, Please
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

A fortnightly podcast about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter hosted by Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy... more

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Episodes

Book 7, Ep. 6 | Eugenics

In this episode, we do a deep dive into eugenics, a nineteenth-century pseudosciences that justified a lot of racist, ableist,... more

15 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
Book 7, Ep. 5 | Resurrection with Matt Potts

Matt Potts is back to talk about resurrection! We first revisit theory Matt introduced to us last season on our... more

01 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Book 7, Ep. 4 | New Media

We're back with a new episode on New Media! To begin, we revisit Print Culture, Critical Archival Studies and the... more

18 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Bonus Ep: A Sentimental Education

Hey Witches! We'll be back on Tuesday with our regularly scheduled episodes, but we thought we'd give you the promised... more

14 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Unlocked Patreon Exclusive: Sparks Fly with Maia Kobabe

Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir) has been censored enough! We're putting this exclusive bonus interview out to the public because it was... more

04 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Book 7, Ep. 3 | Motherhood with Erin Wunker

We continue our journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with another special guest, Erin Wunker! Erin is a... more

20 Sep 2022 · 1 hour,
Book 7, Ep. 2 | Historical Memory with Shira Lurie

We continue our journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with a special guest, Shira Lurie! Shira joins us... more

06 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Book 7, Ep. 1 | Chosen One Narratives Revisited

In this episode, we begin Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! We cannot believe we're already at the start of... more

23 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Unlocked Patreon Exclusive: Witch, Please Tell Me

We're still on a break and gearing up for our seventh season all about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.... more

09 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Bonus Ep: Fandom Forward with Lark and Jessie

We're in between seasons and thrilled to bring you a one-off bonus conversation with beloved podcasters Lark Malakai Gray and... more

26 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 9 | The Half-Blood Prince Wrap Up

In this episode, we wrap up Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and thus Season Six of Witch, Please. We... more

12 Jul 2022 · 45 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 8 | Life Writing

In this episode we discuss Life Writing. We begin with a review of the monomyth and Structuralism, followed by a... more

28 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 7 | Marginalia

In this episode we dig into Marginalia! After a brief revision of our episodes on Print Culture and Fan Studies,... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 6 | The Soul with Matt Potts

In this episode we are joined by Matt Potts, co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Matt is a... more

31 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 5 | Security Theatre

This week we get into Security Theatre — and what a timely topic it is! We go over what we... more

17 May 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 4 | Masculinity Studies with Aspen

In this episode, we're talking about Masculinity Studies with our special guest, Aspen!We begin with a brief review of our... more

03 May 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 3 | Rape Culture

Hey friends! Please skip this episode if that feels right for you. We'll be back in two weeks and we... more

19 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 2 | Hauntology

In this episode, we are talking ghosts! Tune in for a conversation with our guest, Lydia, as we consider Hauntology... more

05 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Book 6, Ep. 1 | Slytherin Pedagogy

In this episode, we begin Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by revisiting pedagogy! If you've enjoyed our past episodes... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Inside Our Patreon: #WitchPleaseTellMe Q&A

This week we’re releasing some insider Patreon bonus content instead of a regular episode! Please enjoy this #WitchPleaseTellMe Q&A from... more

08 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 9 | The Order of the Phoenix Wrap-Up

In this episode, we wrap up The Order of the Phoenix, and thus Season Five of Witch, Please. We talk... more

22 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 8 | Mad Studies with Aisha Wilks

In this episode we're joined by Aisha Wilks (she/her) for a dive into Mad Studies. Pulling on past episodes about... more

08 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 7 | Media Studies: The Wand is the Message

In this episode Marcelle leads us through an overview of famous Edmontonian and Media Studies scholar, Marshall McLuhan! We tackle... more

25 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 6 | Centaurs with jaye simpson

In this episode, we are joined by jaye simpson to talk about centaurs! jaye is an Oji-Cree Saulteaux Indigiqueer from... more

11 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Bonus Ep: Witch, Please After 8: A Holidate

Hey Witches! We’re dropping this Bonus Episode into your feed as a little end-of-year thank you for everything you’ve done... more

28 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 5 | Shapeshifting

In this episode, we take a closer look at the range of shapeshifters we meet in the Harry Potter series.... more

21 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 4 | Fan Studies with Amanda Allen

Well Witches, we finally did it — we recorded an episode about fan studies and fan-fiction. And our wonderful guest,... more

07 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 3 | Publics

This week we dig into publics! The Order of the Phoenix is absolutely brimming with secret, self-organized clubs and we're... more

23 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 2 | PTSD with Addie Merians

In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Dr. Addie Merians. Addie (she/her) is a postdoc in Post-Traumatic Stress... more

08 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Book 5, Ep. 1 | Critical Archival Studies

It's time for Season 5! You know what that means, Witches? It means we have a whole season coming your... more

26 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Inside Our Patreon: Bonus Episode with Ella McLeod

Hey Witches! We're dropping into your feed today with a special bonus episode featuring guest Ella McLeod. Ella joined Hannah... more

20 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 9 | The Goblet of Fire Wrap-Up

It's hard to believe, but we are at the end of season four and thus at the end of Harry... more

12 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 8 | Magical Capital

In this episode, we return to a question that has challenged us since the beginning of this podcast: what’s the... more

28 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 7 | Monstrous Women with Jess Zimmerman

In this episode we are joined by author Jess Zimmerman (she/they) to discuss the history of monstrous representation in cultural... more

14 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 6 | The Return of Pedagogy

We're revisiting pedagogy, Witches!We first tackled this topic to kick off Season Three by defining the term and considering the... more

31 Aug 2021 · 59 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 5 | Trans Studies with Taylor Allgeier-Follett

This is a must-listen, Witches!Guest Taylor Allgeier-Follet joins Hannah and Marcelle for a conversation on Trans Studies and The Goblet... more

17 Aug 2021 · 55 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 4 | Post-Critique

What happens when Marcelle asks Hannah to do an episode on gay whimsy? We get an episode on post-critique! Dive... more

03 Aug 2021 · 42 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 3 | Critical Race Theory with K. Alex

You don't want to miss this episode, Witches!Guest K. Alexandra joins Hannah and Marcelle for a conversation about Critical Race... more

20 Jul 2021 · 51 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 2 | The Nation State

Imagine this... imagined communities! In this episode, Hannah and Marcelle talk all about the Triwizard Tournament and the Goblet of... more

06 Jul 2021 · 58 minutes
Book 4, Ep. 1 | Structuralism

Guess what Witches, it's time to jump on the Hogwarts Express because we're back with our fourth season — all... more

22 Jun 2021 · 1 hour,
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You don't want to miss this episode, Witches!Guest K. Alexandra joins Hannah and Marcelle for a conversation about Critical Race Theory and... more