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Books and Cleverness is a new Harry Potter podcast where three enthusiastic fans board the Hogwarts Express back to school, and return to the world that enraptured us so many years ago. Starting with the very first chapter of the very first book, we’ll read and discuss Harry’s journey chapter by chapter. Not only will we talk about canon, but we’ll also discuss the movies, news in the Potter world, the supplemental books, Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s thoughts, and the fandom. As we explore the ...
 
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It's the last time we're going back to 2018. In an age before... all this, Archer and Brigid talk a bit about Quidditch and Wizarding Sports before discussing Chapter 9: "The Midnight Duel." You can find us at: http://booksandclevernesspodcast.com https://www.facebook.com/bandcpodcast https://twitter.com/books_clevernes http://instagram.com/books_c…
 
We've made it a month! In October's Potterwatch, Archer and Brigid discuss the most recent news, from new merch to updates on Fantastic Beasts and Universal to brand new video games. We also talk about what types of expansion we'd like to see in the Wizarding World. Finally, we suggest watching Bryan Seeker's YouTube recasting series. You can find …
 
In yet another episode from back in 2018, Archer and Brigid are joined by a guest host: Hannah! We go over Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, "The Potions Master," discuss our favorite and least favorite magical classes, and try to figure out how potions work. You can find us at: http://booksandclevernesspodcast.com https://www.fac…
 
In this short episode, Archer and Brigid talk about Rowling, how you can deal with an author who's turned out to be pretty terrible, and how we're going to deal with it personally and on the podcast. They also give suggestions for other authors and books you can read or give to the kids in your life. You can find us at: http://booksandclevernesspod…
 
We're back at Hogwarts with the return of our chapter analysis (from way back in 2018). In this episode we look at Chapter 7 from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Sorting Hat. We talk about the Sorting process, the Welcome Feast and Archer has Brigid play a game in Ask Me Another. You can find us at: http://booksandclevernesspodcast.com h…
 
In our first full Potterwatch episode, Archer and Brigid have a lot to cover. As quickly as possible, the go over the last two years worth of Potter-related news and reminisce on what once was (and will be again). We also have our first recommendation. See what Archer suggests you listen to for your first wrock band. You can find us at: http://book…
 
We're back! It's been two years, but we have returned ready and better than before (we hope). In this mini episode we talk about our new format and the schedule going forward. We also talk about the Author and give a statement regarding her recent actions. We hope to see you again on September 1st, when we go back to Hogwarts. You can find us at: h…
 
We have an important announcement in this episode's Potterwatch, but you'll have to listen to find out what it is. In the Common Room accidental magic is the topic of the day. What kind of accidental magic would we have probably done had we been witches? Then, what's our favorite instance of accidental magic from the books? Keeping on topic with Ch…
 
Join Max, The professor and the superstar as they sit down and draft an all time roster of 20 wrestlers from the 80s through the present and then follow up by booking an all time wrestlemania card with those wrestlers.As promised, if you like our new logo and need something for your own podcast or any kind of graphics needs go check out Tenacious T…
 
Welcome to the pilot episode of the "Book It Better" podcast. In this episode Max, Jay and The Professor sit down and talk about what gets somebody over in the world of Pro Wrestling. Is it charisma? Is it ring work? Is it something else? Sit down for 45 minutes with three lifelong wrestling fans as they shoot the breeze and give their insight on j…
 
New, edited episode up Thursday, April 26. In another mini-episode, Archer and Brigid discuss the importance of September 1, 2017 in the Potter world, the future of the Harry Potter universe and the future of the Potter fandom. Then they explore a new part of the Pottermore experience. Could this finally be something Archer likes about Pottermore? …
 
New, episode up Thursday, April 19. We have some news and announcements in a Potterwatch-focused episode 8 of Books & Cleverness. Unfortunately, we start off with some bad news before getting to the fun stuff. But, we also have a date for our re-launch! Listen to find out when you can join us and Harry as we enter Hogwarts for the first time (well,…
 
New, edited episode Thursday, April 12. We finally reach Hogwarts in the seventh episode of Books & Cleverness, although we're not through the doors quite yet. First, however, we have two stories for Potterwatch. First, we discuss what the casting of Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander means for the Fantastic Beasts movies, and whether he's a good m…
 
New, edited episode up Thursday, April 5. It's time to go back to school shopping in Chapter 5: Diagon Alley. No Potterwatch this week, but we're missing Jackie. She'll be back next week! We discuss Potter merchandise In the Common Room. What's the most embarrassing thing we've ever bought? And, what do we wish was available for purchase? Unlike Ha…
 
New, edited episode up Thursday, March 29. We finally see some magic in Chapter 3, "The Keeper of the Keys." This week's Potterwatch is all about Jude Law's casting as the young-ish Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts movies. Is he the right choice or would we have cast someone completely different? In the Common Room we ask each other what wo…
 
New, edited episode will be up Thursday, March 22. Vernon's gone absolutely mad in Chapter 4, "The Letters from No One." But first, In the Common Room, we discuss which Harry Potter related event we were most excited about. Book release? Movie release? Fan tour? Convention? A really cool shirt? Who knows? Then we go onto the chapter where we wonder…
 
We're finally reading the books! But first, in Potterwatch, Archer and Brigid talk about the Potter franchises' first Academy Award, and whether it's overdue. Then, In the Common Room, they discuss the most important Potter fan question - What is your Hogwarts House? - and the less important question of their Ilvermorny Houses as well as how much s…
 
NEWLY EDITED VERSION! In the very first episode of Books and Cleverness, hosts Archer and Brigid introduce themselves. We learn exactly when and how the world of Harry Potter first enraptured them and how they met each other. (Hint: It's really nerdy!) You can also find out what to expect from Books and Cleverness, including how often we post, the …
 
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