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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,
Book 3, Ep. 7 | Prisoner of Azkaban Wrap-Up

Well Witches, it’s time to hop on the back of the nearest hippogriff and fly into the sunset, because we’re... more

08 Jun 2021 · 51 minutes
Book 3, Ep. 6 | The Prison Industrial Complex with Mercedes Eng

Special guest, poet and educator Mercedes Eng, joins us to take a closer look at Azkaban, the carceral logic of... more

25 May 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Book 3, Ep. 5 | Werewolves: A Metaphor?

Greetings, Witches!Our last two episode on Animal Studies and Disability Studies laid the groundwork for this week's episode all about... more

11 May 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Book 3, Ep.4 | Disability and Resistant Readings with with Tea Gerbeza

Greetings, Witches!In this episode, we're once again applying a disability studies lens to the wizarding world. This time, we're looking... more

27 Apr 2021 · 55 minutes
Book 3, Ep. 3 | Animal Studies Revisited

Witches, meet us at the edge of the Forbidden Forest.We're returning to the rich territory of animal studies to understand... more

13 Apr 2021 · 57 minutes
Book 3, Episode 2 | Time Travel

Greetings, Witches!As always, we're eternally grateful for the time you spend listening with us. In this episode, we're unpacking the... more

30 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
Book 3, Ep. 1 | Pedagogy

Attention, class!This is the episode all of you superbly studious witches have been waiting for! We draw upon our own... more

16 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Introducing: The Real Question

Greetings, Witches!We’re excited to bring you a special something from our partners at Not Sorry Productions. The Real Question is... more

10 Mar 2021 · 46 minutes
Book 2, Ep. 7 | Chamber of Secrets Wrap-Up

Well, Witches, we've reached the end of another book together. We spend this episode, among other things, revisiting the tragic... more

02 Mar 2021 · 51 minutes
Book 2, Ep. 6 | Print Culture

Beloved bookish witches, join us for a discussion of print culture as it appears in the wizarding world. We'll unpack... more

16 Feb 2021 · 57 minutes
Book 2, Ep. 5 | Celebrity Studies

This week we've brought together the Who's Who of the Wizarding World for the event of the season you won't... more

02 Feb 2021 · 59 minutes
Book 2, Ep. 4 | Disability Studies with Jes Battis, PhD.

Special guest, Jes Battis PhD, joins us to unpack the history of disability studies and help us understand both the... more

19 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Book 2, Ep. 3 | The Gothic

Beware, Witches! Deep in the belly of a dark and chilly castle lurks an abundance of secrets! In case you... more

05 Jan 2021 · 1 hour,
A Holiday Special from the Archives featuring Neale Barnholden!

Season's Greetings Witches!In this most magical of seasons, we are bringing you a bright star from our archives—a holiday special... more

22 Dec 2020 · 45 minutes
Book 2, Ep. 2 | Queer Theory

We have an episode for you that, in our professional opinion, is very gay. And by gay we mean inviting... more

08 Dec 2020 · 57 minutes
Book 2, Ep.1 | Feminist Theory

Greetings Witches! We're so excited to be moving on to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with you! Break... more

24 Nov 2020 · 55 minutes
Book 1, Ep.6. | Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Wrap-Up

We've arrived at the end of our journey though Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but before we dig into... more

10 Nov 2020 · 54 minutes
Book 1, Ep.5 | Trauma with Lucia M. Lorenzi, PhD.

Special guest, Lucia M. Lorenzi, PhD, joins us to unpack trauma theory and helps us understand both the characters in... more

29 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Book 1, Ep. 4 | Class

Dearest Witches, gather round for some lessons in class solidarity! In this episode, we'll discuss the formation of class structure... more

13 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Book 1, Ep. 3 | Animals

Snuggle up to your familiars, Witches, because today's episode is all about animals (and critical animal studies!). What distinguishes the... more

29 Sep 2020 · 58 minutes
Book 1, Ep. 2 | Orientalism

In this episode, we unravel the many layers of Orientalist tropes that permeate the Harry Potter world. How do some... more

15 Sep 2020 · 57 minutes
Book 1, Ep. 1 | The Chosen One

It’s FINALLY HERE! In honor of Hogwarts day, September 1st, we present to you the first day of class you’ve... more

01 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Announcing the Witch, Please Reboot!

BIG NEWS, WITCHES! Through a brand new partnership with Not Sorry Productions (the brilliant team behind Harry Potter and the Sacred Text), we’re... more

24 Aug 2020 · 7 minutes
S3E3: Witch, Please Goes Rogue on Prequels

WE ARE GETTING ROGUER EVERY EPISODE TBQHSo this one’s on time, but witches? It is pretty. silly. We sat down, in the... more

04 Sep 2018 · 50 minutes
S3E2: Witch, Please and the Rogue History Lesson

OH MY GOLLY WE ARE SO ROGUE IT IS RUUUUDE.But we are ever grateful for your patience and love, dear... more

21 Aug 2018 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
S3E1: Witch, Please Gone Rogue!

OKAY IT IS NOT JUNE ANYMORE SO THIS IS LATE but we’re back with a brand new episode for this,... more

02 Jul 2018 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
S2E8: Witch, Please and the Magic of Inter-Continental Technology

image credit: Melbourne Writers FestivalWell, witches, it’s that time of year again for the first time (technically the second time):... more

26 Sep 2017 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
S2E7: Witch, Please and Some Other Novel

Image of courtesy of BuzzfeedEpisode CW: discussion of intimate partner abuseTo record this episode, Hannah and Marcelle sat in a... more

11 Sep 2017 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
S2E6: Witch, Please and the Symphonic Discourse

photo credit: @wildflowersyegGood evening witches and magicians and wizards of all ages! Welcome to this evening’s musical performance of Witch,... more

29 Aug 2017 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
Special Bonus Episode: Secret Feminist Agenda 1.7

Hey witches! We’re popping into your feed on a Friday to drop the newest episode of Hannah’s new podcast, Secret... more

25 Aug 2017 · 34 minutes
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In this episode, we unravel the many layers of Orientalist tropes that permeate the Harry Potter world. How do some not-so-subtle visual... more