Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets feat. Hannah McGregor

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By Joe Lipsett and Brenna Clarke Gray. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In a freewheeling discussion that can't help but address J.K. Rowling's recent transphobic comments, we also tackle the need for critical fandom, as well as Chamber of Secrets’ fat phobia and obsession with blood purity.

Also on the table: Why Gilderoy Lockhart is an obvious villain in the Rowling tradition and speculation about his real reason for joining Hogwart’s as the Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher.

Plus: how to define Easter Eggs (they're not synonymous with retconning!), how magic resembles close readings and and why we should appreciate the film's set design - and Jason Isaacs - more.

Here is a brief (incomplete list) of trans and non-binary authors to support:

  • Ronnie Mandias: Runebound
  • Sara Codair: The Evanstar Chronicles
  • Everett Maroon: The Unintentional Time Traveler
  • April Daniels: Dreadnought
  • Aiden Thomas: Cemetery Boys
  • Kai Cheng Thom: Fierce Femmes
  • Ivan Coyote: Rebent Sinner
  • Mason Deaver: I Wish You All The Best
  • Fox Benwell: Kaleidoscope Song; and finally
  • The Gayly Prophet Podcast

And search #BlackTransLivesMatter #BlackTransCrowdfund #BlackDisabledLivesMatter hashtags and donate to CanadaHelps.org

Wanna connect with the show? Use #HKHSPod on Twitter:

  • Brenna: @brennacgray
  • Joe: @bstolemyremote
  • Hannah: @hkpmcgregor

Have something longer to say or a minisode topic? Email us at hkhspod@gmail.com. See you on the page and on the screen!

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