Unfortunately I do not have an incredibly well rounded view of the podcast seeing as I was only able to get through about half an episode but that says it all about how much I disliked what I was listening to. As a creative writing student myself (Harry potter being one of my biggest inspirations) I was absolutely astounded at how lacking in insight and blatantly offensive to a book series- that has undoubtedly done incredibly well- this podcast was. As an adult who is rereading the book series myself I was excited to find a podcast that would be a similar process to my own, and having just started the goblet of fire I went straight to that episode, maybe that was a one off for how incredibly critical of the series it was, but I felt offended on J K Rowling's behalf for how unnecessary the criticisms were. Furthermore, as a podcast which basis seems to be to criticise an incredibly popular book series, I'd at least expect the commentator to have a well-rounded knowledge of the context surrounding the books, but I was in awe at how many inaccuracies there were in his criticisms (for example the surprise at a piece of 1995 technology in the Muggle part of the "Harry potter world". He seems to miss the whole point that we as the readers are muggles and this is set in modern day - at least when JK Rowling was writing- England, and seeing as this book was published in 2000 the fact there is 1995 technology is really not at all surprising.) The persuit of comedy takes away from the pure genius of the novels as they are constantly put down for the fact that they are "children's books", however the world, character and plot building are not just the works of a children's author and the fact that Schubert takes an overtly controversial point of view for this podcast was clearly much more irritating to me than thought provoking or (god forbid) endearing. I felt physically unable to not leave a bad review as the short 20 minutes I was able to suffer through was the most irritated I've been in a long time.