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It’s the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as they explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big question ...
 
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
EW’s BINGE celebrates the very best in TV and film – the shows and movies you want to curl up with and watch for hours on end, maybe even over and over. Season 5: RuPaul’s Drag Race, with BeBe Zahara Benet, Shangela, Raja, Latrice Royale, Jinkx Monsoon, Alyssa Edwards, Bianca Del Rio, Trixie Mattel, Bob the Drag Queen, Sasha Velour, Peppermint, and more. Season 4: Community, with Dan Harmon, Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong. S ...
 
Opheads is an international podcast based in both Hobart and Berlin, centred on deconstructing the ways in which we as individuals accept, approach, consume and process news media, and explores where our opinions and perspectives actually come from.
 
**We are on vacation until the New Year. Please check back for the new season and more fails in 2019** Fear of failure? Each week we talk about historical, famous, current, and fan failures. We use these stories to show you you’re not as fragile as you think! Please rate, review, and follow. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat at Fragile Freaks Podcast. Email in your fails to fragilefreakspodcast@gmail.com.
 
Be CinematNIC. Filmmaker Nicole Russin-McFarland discusses movies, movies and nothing but movies. The podcast’s intimate one-on-one format gets to the heart of the matter like a personal conversation over coffee with a good friend. NOTE: Episodes begin after a short ad and may contain mid-roll ad sponsorships. The explicit content label is only because PG-13 and R rated films will get discussed on the podcast at times, and a guest may drop an occasional bad word.
 
Thriller author Taylor Marsh is a creative master exploring mysteries tied from the sacred to psychic. Taylor disrupts assumptions with cosmic theories excavated through her unpredictable artist’s journey. A guide through the mind’s shadows and trip wires, no boundaries. Life, death, and the delicious torture of leveling up. It’s taken over 2,000 years, but it’s time for a reeducation. Maybe Mary was a revolutionary too.
 
Welcome to Lumos Maxima: The Rowling Library Podcast. Turn on the light every other Friday with hosts Demi and Jess as they explore magical topics all about Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The segments of each episode are a recap of the latest issue of The Rowling Library Magazine, Quick Quotes Corner, Wizarding News in the Muggle World, and Tales of Magic and Mischief.
 
Killing the Magic with Dean Thomas is a weekly podcast hosted by the not so infamous Lucie Sheehan. From trying to figure out which Hogwarts house would throw the best party (Hufflepuff) to understanding the word 'lol', Killing the Magic has it all! Tune in to hear Lucie (aka Dean) chat with a mate or two each week about life, growing up, or just a random idea.
 
Want to learn about books without actual books? Ever wish non-fiction could be shorter, funnier, and less accurate? Check out The Book Pile, a podcast where comedians tell you about books so you never have to read. (Now including fiction!) Kellen does standup. Dave writes ads. Together they highlight lessons from the world’s best books, unhampered by things like “expertise" or “sponsors." For a free book signed by Kellen and Dave, take a screenshot before posting a review, and email it to Th ...
 
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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In classic Kinda Funny fashion, we go from ranking our favorite drinks to dealing with truly problematic artists.Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start00:01:45 - Nick is too cold00:08:40 - Beverage Talk\00:46:49 - Ads00:48:18 - Nick jams on the trumpet00:48:30 - Harry Potter TV seriesBy Kinda Funny
 
The internet went crazy today when a rumor seemed to break through about the always-destined Harry Potter television show — specifically that while no series is actually in the works, WB is now officially shopping for writers and pitches for an HBO Max event. We did a quick-and-dirty reaction pod with our three hosts and our good friend Proma Khosl…
 
JK Rowling has become an anti-trans activist on social media. This news has sent Harry Potter fandom -- always full of queers and trans people -- into mourning. We talk to author/publisher (and longtime Slytherin) Cecilia Tan about how to ignore Rowling and take back Harry Potter. Shownotes here: www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/shownotes…
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, hosts John Rocha, Shannon McClung and Michael Vogel discuss the reveal of the new Star Wars Storylines, DC's Future State release, The Batman/Michael Keaton controversy and what all the Batmen appearing in the DCU means for the character, the controversial Wonder Woman photo from Zack Snyder's Justice League, Ed…
 
JK Rowling broke all publishing records with Harry Potter. The books, films and the Wizarding-World have inspired and touched people of all ages around the world. In light of her recent transphobic tweets and essays, we delve into her history, the reaction of the fans and who defends her. Where did this culture arise from? What does she really beli…
 
Richard Bauckham’s book ‘Jesus and the Eyewitnesses’ has been heralded as a paradigm shift in the way the authorship of the Gospels should be seen. Bauckham argues that the Gospels are based on eyewitness accounts and should be regarded as fundamentally trustworthy. New Testament historian James Crossley discusses the implications of Bauckham's wor…
 
The Missing Mirror. Harry, Ron and Hermione land in Hogsmeade and are immediately surrounded by Death Eaters with Dementors on the way. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the twenty-eighth chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We discuss a bad start, saving his friends,…
 
In Do You Talk Funny?, Dave Nihill (our special guest!) went undercover, posing as a popular Irish standup comedian in order to get better at public speaking. Listen to his hilarious insights and stories, including truly crazy things he’s done in Colombia. Also, Dave has some retractions and Kellen cheats in a comedy competition.…
 
Lex escalates his game against Superman. Next episode we will be covering chapters 5 and 6. Original chapters, written by Alexander Wales, can be read here or on fanfiction.net and the audiobook chapters, recorded by Eneasz Brodski, can be found earlier in this podcast feed and on the website.By The Methods of Rationality Podcast
 
WandaVision Season 1 continues with Episode 3 this week and the cracks in Wanda and Vision's world are starting to show. Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are preparing for the birth of their babies from the suddenly pregnant Wanda. But as the birth approaches, the facade between the worlds Wanda has constructed and the rea…
 
Sam Devis is a former Christian and produces a podcast called When Belief Dies. One of the triggers for his faith deconstruction was reading Yuval Noah Harari’s ‘Sapiens’ and the consequent questions this raised, particularly around evolution. Andrew Halestrap is emeritus professor of biochemistry and senior research fellow at Bristol University an…
 
Vanessa and Casper continue exploring the theme of survival in part two of chapter thirty-one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Ron and Hermione's big kiss, Draco Malfoy's failure of choice, and some plot holes that Vanessa found in the text. Throughout the episode we consider the question: What happens to us when part o…
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, hosts John Rocha, Shannon McClung and Michael Vogel discuss the rumors that HBO Max might be doing a revival of Batman: The Animated Series, what characters they'd like to see return and their favorite episode of the series. They also discuss the news that Zack Snyder's Justice League might be getting released a…
 
You don't have to look far for claims of the miraculous. But what constitutes a ‘miracle’ and do Christian beliefs in this area make sense? Michael Shermer is a well-known atheist in the USA and founding publisher of Skeptic magazine. He says miraculous claims always have a natural explanation. Adrian Holloway is a London pastor and apologist. He c…
 
The Final Hiding Place. The trinity have escaped Gringotts on a dragon but getting off this ride might be harder that they thought. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the twenty-seventh chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We discuss a few different reactions, dismount…
 
Kellen and Dave delve into the production and procrastination that went into creating the most ground-breaking musical of all time, as revealed in the book Hamilton, The Revolution. Plus, Dave tells a story of making unlikely friends at a live performance of Hamilton, and Kellen recalls a piercing heckle he received from the worst group of people t…
 
In this episode we dive into the world of 1930s Metropolis, where a strange man in a shiny suit has appeared from nowhere and begins thwarting violent crimes! Next episode we will be covering chapters 3 and 4. Original chapters, written by Alexander Wales, can be read here or on fanfiction.net and the audiobook chapters, recorded by Eneasz Brodski,…
 
WandaVision debuted this weekend on Disney Plus. The show features Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch and Vision respectively. The show will focus on how Wanda deals with the trauma of losing Vision not once but twice in Avengers Infinity War and how she tries to escape the pain of his loss in…
 
WandaVision is finally here! The much anticipated return of the Marvel Universe and the beginning of Phase IV begins with this first Disney Plus TV show Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision”. The show blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered …
 
Following the pro-Trump riots and storming of Congress at Capitol Hill, many fear white evangelicals in the USA are in the grip of political idolatry in their support of the outgoing president. Justin is joined by Johnnie Moore who chaired Trump’s Evangelical Executive Council and defends Trump’s administration, and Christian justice activist Shane…
 
WWE Superstar Xavier Woods joins us to talk about Matt Damon, Nickelodeon, Football leagues, and more!Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start00:04:30 - Andy drinks Major Mellon00:29:10 - Best Song in movie universes00:42:40 - Greg’s Discriminating taste01:00:05 - ADS01:10:00 -FCF Talk01:29:34 - Post ShowBy Kinda Funny
 
On this episode of The Geek Buddies, hosts John Rocha, Shannon McClung and Michael Vogel discuss the Road to Wandavision thru the Marvel movies and the comic books material that might influence the upcoming series that drops this Friday. They also discuss the possibility of a live action Captain Rex appearing in the recently announced Disney Plus l…
 
Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Survival in the first half of chapter thirty-one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Yes, that's right, we've split a chapter in half for the first time in our whole show history! This week we are joined by Dr. Allie Bayne from HERstory on the Rocks, who shares an opening story about sexual abuse and how…
 
Comedian Chad Daniels joins Kellen and Dave to discuss his favorite book, The Old Man and the Sea. It's a story of perseverance, purpose, and skill (and fishing). A skilled storyteller himself, Chad brings insights from having read the book every year for the past two decades. Plus he's just hilarious.…
 
Casper, Matt and Vanessa don't have any brilliant insights about what happened last week. So in this conversation they turn to Harry Potter and each other to try to sit in the fear and discomfort of what is happening right now as a result of Trump's facism in the US. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Atheist Biologist PZ Myers is an outspoken critic of Christianity. He believes that faith in God and science are contradictory. He debates theistic evolutionist Denis Alexander, (now Emeritus) Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. Is science is at odds with Christianity as PZ claims? They touch on Fine Tuning, Rationality and …
 
Gringotts. The trinity's time at Shell Cottage has been anything but restful as they have spent every waking moment with Griphook planning their heist. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the twenty-sixth chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We discuss Hermione not lovi…
 
It’s often been argued that the prosperity and welfare of Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, Norway and Sweden are proof that secular societies do better than religious ones. Christian Lomsdalen of the Norwegian Humanist Association & Stefan Gustavsson of Apologia – Centre for Christian Apologetics in Sweden join Justin to debate the issues.Ch…
 
What can Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling teach you about life? Turns out, lots of things. How to convince people to try solutions, how to create compelling mysteries, and the right way to free a house-elf. Plus, Kellen talks about breaking into Universal Studios, and Dave still knows too much about Harry Potter.…
 
Trans 2020 recap Becky is sick Becky is full of it Becky finally got his name changed Becky had a health scare Becky learned th’ software Also I swear to god I met some real life TERF’s Elliot Page is here!!! JK Rowling is a professional TERF Eddie Izzard is making her own rules I can’t help but cheer TERF head cannon of anxiety and fear I can’t li…
 
This week, Vanessa and Matt discuss their own New Year's traditions and the language we use around this time of year. Thanks to Charity, Luna, TeaKay, Matías, and Zack for their beautiful voicemail contributions. Next week we’ll be reading part one of Chapter 31, The Battle of Hogwarts, through the theme of Survival. -- It’s only two sickles to joi…
 
Geshe Tashi Tsering has been a Buddhist monk since he was a teenager. He claims that fulfillment in life involves shedding negative mental states and embracing the enlightened understanding of Buddhism. We are the answer to our own salvation. Sunil Shivdasani is a Christian from a Hindu background. He works with Christian Vision for Men. He explain…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake read 'Darius the Great is Not Okay' by Adib Khorram. Carrie does some Google Maps research, Jake mentions Puppetry of the Penis, and they have a brief discussion of teasplaining, while completely failing to talk about truck nuts, alas. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! This episode…
 
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