Michael Harle known is in the Harry Potter community for his many impressions of various wizarding world denizens. He is a rotating host for MuggleNet’s SpeakBeasty podcast and also c-hosts the show Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter.
On Episode 297 we discuss... → Turtleback storytelling → This is structured writing. Character-driven? Baloney! → We know that C.S. Lewis used this technique because of Rowling! → What do Twilight and Star Wars have in common with Potter? → OOTP = OCD → J.K. Rowling has a tattoo? → Literary alchemy is here to blow your mind → What does Order of the Phoenix have to do with Ewoks? → GoF = the crucial book containing the crucial chapter → While Harry is being torn down, Neville is rising up → Deathly Hallows Structure??
On Episode 296 we discuss... → GoF - the one time we see Sirius as a good father figure → Why does FakeMoody teach students to throw off the Imperius Curse? → What DID Moody do to the witch who shouted, "Boo!" behind him on April Fool's Day? → "Hagrid is the actual worst." → Goblin rebellions sound fascinating! → *cough*Lockhart*cough* → "Fanfiction - the gift that keeps on giving." → House Elves = Brownies or Robots? → Beauxbatons and Durmstrange entrances - #impressed
On Episode 295 we discuss... → How did Ron get away with bringing a rat to school, anyway? → Are magical pets a reflection of their owners? OMG YES → "Errol's going to outlive them all." → Crackpot theories about Crookshanks and Mrs. Norris → Amphibious metamorphosis and how it compares to Neville → How phoenixes are like jellyfish... and hipsters → "In the Harry Potter universe, rabbits exist only to die." → Snakes, spiders, and creepers, oh my! → "I think Voldemort is the best pet owner." → Why do Squibs and cats get along so well? → Fang is a heckin' good boy - 14/10 would cuddle → Pygmy Puffs are THE CUTEST... but, BOGIE EATERS?!?
On Episode 294 we discuss... → Does Golpalott’s Third Law actually make sense? → What if Harry had given a bezoar to Snape? → Slughorn compares Harry to Lily more than James → Why didn't Harry just ask Dumbledore what a Horcrux was? → Alohomora Research Corner: powered by Ctrl-F → A glimpse into classroom seating charts courtesy of the Hogwarts houses → Is Wilkie Twycross yet another bad teacher? → And then, Harry becomes a stalker → Fiery UNDERWEAR? WHAT? → Willow vs. A Midsummer Night's Dream → What if Ron had died? → Hogwarts, social-distancing before it was cool
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Austin, TX, USA
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