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Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe. Character studies are released every Monday. Special topics episodes are released periodically. Book club episodes for Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and Half-Blood Prince, as well as special topics shows recorded from January 2017 through June 2019 can be listened to on the feed titled The Real Weird Sisters: The Archive.
 
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Alice and Martha pay tribute to Fawkes, who really is a wondrous bird! Plus, Alice has some realizations about phoenixes, and Martha explains the history of Guy Fawkes, which she knows like the back of her hand. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows…
 
Alice and Martha pay tribute to Fawkes, who really is a wondrous bird! Plus, Alice has some realizations about phoenixes, and Martha explains the history of Guy Fawkes, which she knows like the back of her hand. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows…
 
Hopefully Olive Hornby isn’t listening to this episode, or she might have to renew her restraining order, because Alice and Martha are joined frequently throughout the show by Myrtle herself (thought not quite in the flesh…). This will probably be the last time we ever see or talk about Myrtle, so make sure to cherish every minute! Please consider …
 
Hopefully Olive Hornby isn't listening to this episode, or she might have to renew her restraining order, because Alice and Martha are joined frequently throughout the show by Myrtle herself (thought not quite in the flesh...). This will probably be the last time we ever see or talk about Myrtle, so make sure to cherish every minute! Please conside…
 
Mosag’s husband, Aragog, is the topic of conversation this week, even if Martha’s impression isn’t quite what it use to be. (Or maybe it’s exactly as it always was? We’re not quite sure.) From his obsession with Hagrid to his unknown origins, Aragog is (of course) a highly unique character and a deserving Real Weirdo. And we cannot deny our listene…
 
Mosag's husband, Aragog, is the topic of conversation this week, even if Martha's impression isn't quite what it use to be. (Or maybe it's exactly as it always was? We're not quite sure.) From his obsession with Hagrid to his unknown origins, Aragog is (of course) a highly unique character and a deserving Real Weirdo. And we cannot deny our listene…
 
Put on your lime green bowler hat and your purple boots and settle in for a nice buttered crumpet and an episode about one of the worst Ministers of Magic imaginable! Alice and Martha debate Fudge’s unknown Hogwarts house and discuss the myriad ways he is an unfit leader for the Wizarding World. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon…
 
Put on your lime green bowler hat and your purple boots and settle in for a nice buttered crumpet and an episode about one of the worst Ministers of Magic imaginable! Alice and Martha debate Fudge's unknown Hogwarts house and discuss the myriad ways he is an unfit leader for the Wizarding World. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon…
 
Alice and Martha discuss the world’s creepiest child, “Cotton-Eyed Tom” Riddle! Plus, Martha reveals a new childhood memory and Miss Hepzibah makes a reappearance. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don’t forget to subs…
 
Alice and Martha discuss the world's creepiest child, "Cotton-Eyed Tom" Riddle! Plus, Martha reveals a new childhood memory and Miss Hepzibah makes a reappearance. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don’t forget to subs…
 
Whether he’s advising Harry on which electives to take or polishing his Prefect’s badge, Percy is well on his way to a meteoric rise to power by the end of his arc in the first three books! And in addition to discussing everyone’s favorite HB, Alice and Martha relive some real weird childhood memories. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.…
 
Whether he's advising Harry on which electives to take or polishing his Prefect's badge, Percy is well on his way to a meteoric rise to power by the end of his arc in the first three books! And in addition to discussing everyone's favorite HB, Alice and Martha relive some real weird childhood memories. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.…
 
He may not be as skilled at Apparition or Potions as he would like, but he was one of Alice and Martha’s main inspirations for staring the Character Study series! A true Hufflepuff at heart, Ernie shows his loyalty to Justin, Cedric, and Harry, and though he may be a bit pompous, we rather like him. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.pat…
 
He may not be as skilled at Apparition or Potions as he would like, but he was one of Alice and Martha's main inspirations for staring the Character Study series! A true Hufflepuff at heart, Ernie shows his loyalty to Justin, Cedric, and Harry, and though he may be a bit pompous, we rather like him. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.pat…
 
Special guest Sarah Walt Weaver (@sarahwaltweaver) joins the Real Weird Sisters to discuss her web comic, Adventures with Vrah (www.adventureswithvrah.com), her story “Harry Potter Curses Family; Hero Mom Saves Day,” and the power of humor in the face of tragedy. In the second half of the show, Sarah and Alice compete in some Harry Potter games, le…
 
Special guest Sarah Walt Weaver (@sarahwaltweaver) joins the Real Weird Sisters to discuss her web comic, Adventures with Vrah (www.adventureswithvrah.com), her story "Harry Potter Curses Family; Hero Mom Saves Day," and the power of humor in the face of tragedy. In the second half of the show, Sarah and Alice compete in some Harry Potter games, le…
 
Alice and Martha resume their discussion of Hermione, covering her arc in the third book. From her relationship with Ron to her time (turner) management to her standing up to Professor Trelawney, Hermione really starts to come into her own in Prisoner of Azkaban! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episode…
 
Alice and Martha resume their discussion of Hermione, covering her arc in the third book. From her relationship with Ron to her time (turner) management to her standing up to Professor Trelawney, Hermione really starts to come into her own in Prisoner of Azkaban! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episode…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Chappell (@Chappells_Show) and the Sorting Blanket to sort the characters of Big Brother (season 22) into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both the Big Brother series and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting …
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Chappell (@Chappells_Show) and the Sorting Blanket to sort the characters of Big Brother (season 22) into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both the Big Brother series and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting …
 
Alice and Martha drone on and on this week about Professor Binns, in a tone that is guaranteed to cause drowsiness within ten minutes! Listeners, please channel your inner Hermione and resist the urge to fall asleep during the show! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and…
 
Alice and Martha drone on and on this week about Professor Binns, in a tone that is guaranteed to cause drowsiness within ten minutes! Listeners, please channel your inner Hermione and resist the urge to fall asleep during the show! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and…
 
Well hellooooo, Sir Nicholas! Helloooo!! Alice and Martha are back to discuss one of Hogwarts’ most notorious ghosts, Nearly Headless Nick. He may not be part of the Headless Hunt, but at least his reenactment of his own beheading was deemed a success! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are relea…
 
Well hellooooo, Sir Nicholas! Helloooo!! Alice and Martha are back to discuss one of Hogwarts' most notorious ghosts, Nearly Headless Nick. He may not be part of the Headless Hunt, but at least his reenactment of his own beheading was deemed a success! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are relea…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Hagrid’s development in the second book, from his being framed (twice) for opening the Chamber of Secrets, to his relationship with Aragog and his sly way with words! All we’re saying is, if anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they’d have ter do would be ter follow the spiders.... Read more The post Rubeus Hagrid: Ch…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Hagrid's development in the second book, from his being framed (twice) for opening the Chamber of Secrets, to his relationship with Aragog and his sly way with words! All we're saying is, if anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they’d have ter do would be ter follow the spiders. Please consider supporting us on Patreo…
 
Peskipiksi Pesternomi! Alice and Martha giggle about Lockhart and his charming ways on this week’s episode. After all, they are just silly girls like Mrs. Weasley and Hermione! Whether it be his forget-me-not (or was it periwinkle?) eyes or his dazzlingly white smile, all that really matters is the publicity. But, in the end, when... Read more The …
 
Peskipiksi Pesternomi! Alice and Martha giggle about Lockhart and his charming ways on this week's episode. After all, they are just silly girls like Mrs. Weasley and Hermione! Whether it be his forget-me-not (or was it periwinkle?) eyes or his dazzlingly white smile, all that really matters is the publicity. But, in the end, when it comes to Lockh…
 
Alice and Martha resume their discussion of Ron, this time focusing on his extremely unusual fear of spiders, his impressive driving skills, and his willingness to stand up for Muggle-borns. Though his interior decorating choices may not be the most tasteful and his decisions might be particularly rash in this book, Ron’s arc in the... Read more Th…
 
Alice and Martha resume their discussion of Ron, this time focusing on his *extremely unusual* fear of spiders, his impressive driving skills, and his willingness to stand up for Muggle-borns. Though his interior decorating choices may not be the most tasteful and his decisions might be particularly rash in this book, Ron's arc in the second book s…
 
Though Lucius’s role in the beginning of the series is mostly behind the scenes, we get a clear picture of who he is through his parrot, Draco. If you are in need a more productive hobby, and enjoy putting others down to preserve your family name, well then, our slippery friend, you sound like Lucius…... Read more The post Lucius Malfoy: Character …
 
Though Lucius's role in the beginning of the series is mostly behind the scenes, we get a clear picture of who he is through his parrot, Draco. If you are in need a more productive hobby, and enjoy putting others down to preserve your family name, well then, our slippery friend, you sound like Lucius... This episode covers Lucius Malfoy's arc in th…
 
Car gone! No note! Alice and Martha discuss the bad cop of the Weasley family, supermom Mrs. Weasley. She may be a bit strict, but we can’t think of a better surrogate mother figure for Harry. Pop six quick bacon sandwiches and get ready for our conversation about Molly in the first three books. Please... Read more The post Molly Weasley: Character…
 
Car gone! No note! Alice and Martha discuss the bad cop of the Weasley family, supermom Mrs. Weasley. She may be a bit strict, but we can't think of a better surrogate mother figure for Harry. Pop six quick bacon sandwiches and get ready for our conversation about Molly in the first three books. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Shut Up Tim (@shutuptim) and the Sorting Bonnet to sort the characters of Winnie the Pooh into Hogwarts houses. Please be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Winnie the Pooh and the Harry Potter series. Please consider... Read more The post …
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Shut Up Tim (@shutuptim) and the Sorting Bonnet to sort the characters of Winnie the Pooh into Hogwarts houses. Please be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Winnie the Pooh and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patre…
 
Put on your mismatched socks and tea cozy, because it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite elf! From new theories about how his friendship with Winky came about, to discussion of his relationship with Harry, there’s plenty of chances for some classic Dobby impressions, miss! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsis…
 
Put on your mismatched socks and tea cozy, because it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite elf! From new theories about how his friendship with Winky came about, to discussion of his relationship with Harry, there’s plenty of chances for some classic Dobby impressions, miss! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsis…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Andrew Shim (@andrewwshim) to discuss issues of Asian representation in the Harry Potter books and movies as well as ideas for how this representation could be improved. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rea…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Andrew Shim (@andrewwshim) to discuss issues of Asian representation in the Harry Potter books and movies as well as ideas for how this representation could be improved. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rea…
 
It’s time to talk about Dinky Diddidums, Ickle Diddikins, Aunt Marge’s Neffy Poo, or, as most know him, “Big D.” He may be too busy to join Alice and Martha, as he is probably at tea with the Polkisses, but we’ll all make sure to keep him happy with at least 39 presents to celebrate... Read more The post Dudley Dursley: Character Study appeared fir…
 
It's time to talk about Dinky Diddidums, Ickle Diddikins, Aunt Marge's Neffy Poo, or, as most know him, "Big D." He may be too busy to join Alice and Martha, as he is probably at tea with the Polkisses, but we'll all make sure to keep him happy with at least 39 presents to celebrate his character study. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www…
 
He may be mere shadow and vapor! shadow and vapor! but Lord Voldemort still has a large presence in the first four books–hence the two hour podcast! He’s sassy, charming, and an ego-maniac, but HE’LL GO WRONG, MARK OUR WORDS! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and specia…
 
He may be only *smoke and vapor! smoke and vapor!* but Lord Voldemort still has a large presence in the first four books--hence the two hour podcast! He's sassy, charming, and an ego-maniac, but HE'LL GO WRONG, MARK OUR WORDS! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and speci…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by Lital Ruderman, PhD, MA, LPC, NCC, (she/her) to discuss themes of mental health in the Harry Potter series and how they are developed. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. For listeners who may be struggling or need someone to talk to, the National... Read more The post Exploring M…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by Lital Ruderman, PhD, MA, LPC, NCC, (she/her) to discuss themes of mental health in the Harry Potter series and how they are developed. Be aware that the episode includes spoilers from the Harry Potter series. For listeners who may be struggling or need someone to talk to, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is av…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by clinical psychology doctoral candidate Oak Reed (he/him) to discuss ways to combat transphobia and practice self care in difficult times. Important: For any trans listeners who may be experiencing thoughts of self harm or suicide, please contact the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860. For more information on the topics di…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by clinical psychology doctoral candidate Oak Reed to discuss ways to combat transphobia and practice self-care during difficult times. For more information on the topics discussed in this episode, Oak recommends the following resources: the 2015 National Transgender Discrimination Survey; Adult Transgender Care, edited …
 
It’s time to stop horsing around once and for all, and to finally have a serious conversation about the number one Hogwarts hottie, Firenze! He may not hold a candle to Mr. Tumnus, but he’s still one of the sexiest stargazers in the Wizarding World. We don’t know a whole lot about Firenze’s backstory, but... Read more The post Firenze: Character St…
 
It's time to stop horsing around once and for all, and to finally have a serious conversation about the number one Hogwarts hottie, Firenze! He may not hold a candle to Mr. Tumnus, but he's still one of the sexiest stargazers in the Wizarding World. We don't know a whole lot about Firenze's backstory, but one thing is for sure: Hagrid definitely di…
 
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