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ParentCast is dedicated to New Parents, New Babies and their New Lives together. Hosts Mary and Blake Larsen talk about the ups and downs of parenthood, share some laughter about their baby in the judgement-free zone, interview experts, share whines and wins of the week as well as their top picks for baby gear and tips.
 
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To celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated biography Tom Stoppard: A Life, venerated biographer Hermione Lee interviews Stoppard himself in an affectionate and witty accompaniment to the book. The biographer and the playwright -- both knighted by the British crown -- talk through Stoppard's life from his childhood in Darjeeling, his experien…
 
Hermione reveals the secret she's been keeping all rear, and Harry and Hermione do it all over again. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Hermione's Secret or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUP…
 
Greenlight neighbor Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind) talks with returning favorite Hala Alyan about her new novel The Arsonist's City, a rich family story which is also a love letter to Beirut. The two writers discuss the challenges of writing in the pandemic and their own writing routines as well as the differences between writing prose and po…
 
Somehow this is the most controversial episode we've ever done including the one where we canceled She Who Must Not Be Named! Explore the Prisoner of Azkaban film with us and it'll almost be like you're right here with us resenting that you came to Movie Night. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of the Prisoner o…
 
Well Witches, it’s time to hop on the back of the nearest hippogriff and fly into the sunset, because we’re officially wrapping up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Oh how time flies when you’re examining disability, metaphor, and the prison industrial complex! It's almost as if time is... a construct? (Kidding, kidding, physicists please d…
 
It’s time for the next five minutes of Prisoner of Azkaban – we’re flying through this movie as fast as all of the MVBs ! Shut Up Tim is back for another guest appearance and Alice scrutinizes Alfonso’s scene cuts, in a classic “Owless” moment. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released ever…
 
Greenlight neighbor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan interviews bestselling author Carol Edgarian about her cinematic and adventurous novel Vera, set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Their conversation delves into the history of the event and the parallels of a society teetering on disaster and fraught with political corrupt…
 
We're just gonna have to let this one explain itself. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Soup, Salad, Sandwich or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUPPORT US ON OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.…
 
Alice and Martha put on their fang earrings and dragon skin boots, even if that means they won’t be attending a rock concert any time soon. There’s no other word for it – this episode is cool. Plus, an important discovery about the Harry Potter Wiki(s?!). Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are re…
 
Duende District bookstore owner Angela Spring is the guest host for this special event with Naima Coster presenting her new book What’s Mine and Yours in conversation with National Book Award winning author Elizabeth Acevedo. The participants' mutual admiration is evident in their warm and brilliant craft- and character-driven discussion about the …
 
In the last chapter of The Prisoner of Azkaban, we race to beat the clock super literally, kiss Harry's happy future good-bye, lose only acceptable DADA teacher we've ever met, chat with Dumbledore, and take the Hogwarts Express back into London where I guess it's super convenient for every Hogwarts student to be picked up. Email us at restrictedse…
 
Special guest, poet and educator Mercedes Eng, joins us to take a closer look at Azkaban, the carceral logic of the wizard world, and how it reflects our own ideas about monstrosity, punishment, and innocence. We take a look at restorative and transformative ideas of justice and debate whether the nightmarish portrayal of Azkaban is a radical call …
 
The Real Weird Sisters are joined again by recurring guest Shut Up Tim to review what is quite possibly the worst five minute chunk of Prisoner of Azkaban. From the kneeslapper “mind your heads” moment to the “right smart bird” moment, there is plenty to dissect, though we know we’ll never fully understand the intricacies of Alfonso’s beautiful, da…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guests Mary Kwiatkowski (@FrailMary), Sarah Carradine (@sarahcarradine), and the Sorting Circle to sort the contestants of season two of The Circle (US). Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both The Circle (US) and the Harry Potter series. Please su…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Arthur Weasley in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books. If you have time to listen to this episode later, Molly’s making meatballs. 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 subscribe to…
 
Priyanka Champaneri presents her new book The City of Good Death, winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, in conversation with a past winner of the prize, Grace Talusan. In their discussion of Priyanka's novel set in Varanasi, India, a tale full of memory, ritual, and the uncanny, the two authors talk about personal and cultur…
 
In this brief but crazy chapter, the moon comes out, the rat escapes, the dementors get romantic, and shit hits the fan. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of The Dementor's Kiss or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and…
 
Director of the V&A and former Labour MP Tristram Hunt joins Conor Gearty to discuss his life and career. Tristram Hunt is the Director of the V&A – the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. Since taking up the post in 2017, Hunt has championed design education in UK schools, encouraged debate around the history of the museum’s glo…
 
Greetings, Witches! Our last two episode on Animal Studies and Disability Studies laid the groundwork for this week's episode all about how to read Remus Lupin and his Lycanthropy. In an ebook released on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling stated that she meant Lupin's werewolf condition to be a metaphor for AIDS. This week we look at the way that metaphors …
 
Alice and Martha discuss Arthur Weasley in the second, third, and fourth books. From his love of eclectricity to his vast knowledge of the Wizarding World, Arthur is one of the most underrated father figures to Harry in the series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full review on Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film...We chat the thematic differences between film and book, changing the visual language of the franchise, we dive VERY deep in this eclectic film score, and talk about how exposition almost breaks and saves this film at the same time...…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full review on Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film... We chat the thematic differences between film and book, changing the visual language of the franchise, we dive VERY deep in this eclectic film score, and talk about how exposition almost breaks and saves this film at the same time...…
 
NOTE* This is a short preview of the commentary track for The Prisoner Of Azkaban which appears at JoinTheNerdClan.comMary and Blake provide a live-time commentary track for Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film. In this track we discuss the time motif, the drastic change in visual language, how exposition is used to the story's advantage i…
 
Marie Arnold talks with award-winning middle grade author Zoraida Córdova about Arnold's debut middle grade novel, The Year I Flew Away. The book’s main character makes a deal with a witch to be popular and "American", and Marie and Zoraida's hilarious and moving discussion encompasses Haitian and Ecuadorian magic traditions, the challenges of depi…
 
This chapter answers questions you didn't even know you had! Btw it was Crookshanks all along. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of The Servant of Lord Voldemort or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review…
 
The Real Weird Sisters and Tim discuss everything about minute 5:01 TO minute 10:00 of Prisoner of Azkaban. Dudley watches two television sets simultaneously, the CGI Snuffles inspires an impression from a surprising source, and the Shrunken Heads (Alfonso’s legacy) make their first appearance. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.…
 
Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri launches his timely new collection of stories, Prayer for the Living, in conversation with novelist and essayist Porochista Khakpour. Their passionate and poetic conversation touches on the spiritual, political, aesthetic and emotional aspects of writing fiction, and in particular the tension for non-white write…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 22 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Owl Post Again. We chat the continued use of great bookends, why Mary actually feels bad for Snape(?!), and why Harry is the kid in class that definitely eats glue...
 
The MCU Diaries Host Blake Larsen chats The Falcon And The Winter Soldier season 1 finale: episode 1.06 - Truth. Blake discusses Thesis and Antithesis, the cathartic arcs for Sam and Bucky, and why this episode is the MCU at it's best, but also it's very worst.
 
Remus Lupin details his tragic backstory as he and Sirius Black desperately try to convince the Golden Trio that all is not what it seems. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know…
 
Greetings, Witches! In this episode, we're once again applying a disability studies lens to the wizarding world. This time, we're looking at questions of access, accommodation, and community support for characters we might read as disabled in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. We're joined by disabled poet and visual artist, Tea Gerbeza, who…
 
Alice and Martha won’t be whistling “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” on this episode, but there’s still plenty to laugh at in this discussion of Uncle Vernon in books 3 – 7. From his relationship to his sister to his inability to say the word “dementor” correctly, Vernon’s character is nothing if not consistent throughout the series! Please consider sup…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 21 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Hermione's Secret.We chat the complicated rules of time travel, how much Dumbledore actually knows, and why Madame Pomfrey is probably a member of the Dharma Initiative...By Mary & Blake Media
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 21 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Hermione's Secret. We chat the complicated rules of time travel, how much Dumbledore actually knows, and why Madame Pomfrey is probably a member of the Dharma Initiative...
 
Journalist Clover Hope talks about the women who have shaped the music, power, and reach of rap in her new book, The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip Hop, along with the book's illustrator Rachelle Baker and critic Briana Younger. Hope and Baker talk about the choices they made in representing the style, humor, agency, and influence of women rap…
 
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