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Two real weird sisters break down the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and delve into special topics related to the Harry Potter universe. Character studies are released every Monday. Special topics episodes are released periodically. Book club episodes for Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and Half-Blood Prince, as well as special topics shows recorded from January 2017 through June 2019 can be listened to on the feed titled The Real Weird Sisters: The Archive.
 
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Alice and Martha discuss the many mysteries surrounding Karkaroff: how exactly did he rise to his role of headmaster? Was he perhaps once a student at dear old Hogwarts? And why exactly does Alice think she can do a Moody impression? Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday an…
 
Take Five is back, along with all your favorite Take Five segments! Alice, Martha, and recurring guest Shut Up Tim analyze the thirteenth five minutes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which includes plenty of (fake) snow and a trip to Hogsmeade. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are …
 
Alice and Martha round out their discussion of Hagrid, analyzing his arc in the seventh book as he flies Harry away from Privet Drive, crunches up some chairs at the Weasley wedding, and is bullied by Tom Riddle for the last time. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and s…
 
The sixth book sees Hagrid as he reunites with Buckb-- er, Witherwings, makes a new "friend" in Slughorn, and is forced to say goodbye to two of his oldest companions, Aragog and Dumbledore. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodi…
 
As 2021 comes to a close, we are back to celebrate the holiday season Potter-style. First (00:04:03), Alice and Martha rank popular holiday songs and imagine a magical karaoke party / holiday album with music guru Aman Adwin (@AmanAdwin). Up second (01:00:00), the sisters compete in a rematch of last year's holiday game show, hosted by the Real Wei…
 
Alice and Martha are back to talk about our biggest friend--any guesses who that might be?? In the fifth book, Hagger endures more than the normal bumps an' bruises of his rough job, as he takes on teaching his little brother English, becomes one of Umbridge's main targets, and tangles with the centaurs in the Forbidden Forest. Please consider supp…
 
It's time ter resume the Hagrid character studies! Don your hairiest brown suit, a yellow and orange checked tie, plenty of axle grease, and eau de cologne, and settle in to hear about Hagrid's arc in the fourth book. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics…
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guests Gia Worthy (@classicallygia), Sarah Carradine (@sarahcarradine), and the Sorting Buff to sort the contestants of Survivor 41 into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Survivor 41 (through episode 11) and the Harry Potter …
 
CHARACTER STUDY: LUDOVIC BAGMAN! It's a pretty safe *bet* that you will enjoy this week's episode, as Alice and Martha analyze Bagman's motivations, relationship with Barty Crouch Sr., and the major conflict of interest in his role as a Triwizard Tournament judge. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episod…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Olympe, a fine, well-dressed woman who's not afraid of roughin' it. From insisting on treating the Beauxbatons horses like royalty to ensuring 'Ogwarts does not get two bites at ze apple, Madame Maxime is a force to be reckoned with! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are…
 
Alice and Martha school recurring guest Shut Up Tim on some important filmmaking secrets, including the importance of perspective and scene transitions, once again shedding a light Alfonso's brilliant, dark, twisted direction in the twelfth five minutes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patre…
 
Spoiler alert: Mad-Eye's dead. So of course now it's time to properly eulogize his gnarled corpse. Alice and Martha discuss the real Mad-Eye in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books, where he turns out to be even gruffer and more socially awkward than the imposter Moody. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New e…
 
Oh no you don't, laddie!! It's time for Alice and Martha to discuss all things Moody in the fourth book, and some things Barty Crouch, JUNIOR (though this is not a Barty Crouch character study). From his x-ray vision to his penchant for pushing the boundaries of what's appropriate to teach high school students, it's really a wonder that he made it …
 
This week, Alice, Martha, and returning guest Shut Up Tim enter a world that is entirely their own as they discuss the eleventh five minutes of Alfonso's magnum opus. 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 s…
 
The cards never lie, and our reading shows that this week's character study is not to be missed! Alice and Martha discuss Trelawney's arc in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books (with heavy emphasis on her extensive seventh book arc). Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday an…
 
This week's Take Five is all about that infamous bridge scene, with the added bonus of plenty of impressions from Martha and a Movia Trivia segment that will live in RWS infamy. 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 …
 
The Real Weird Sisters are back to discuss a second set of Real Weird Brothers in the Harry Potter series. From attempting to deliver the infamous bunch of grapes to Harry in the second book, to the tiny corpses lying side by side in the Great Hall in the seventh book, the Creevey brothers' legacy in the fight against Lord Voldemort is second only …
 
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guest Chappell (@Chappells_Show) and the Sorting Blanket to sort the characters of Big Brother (season 23) into Hogwarts houses. Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both the Big Brother series and the Harry Potter series. Please consider supporting …
 
Alice, Martha, and special guest Shut Up Tim are back for another riddikulus Take Five episode! This five minutes is spent on pretty much one scene, but there's still plenty to talk about, as usual! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released…
 
It's finally time to "properly eulogize" Draco, as Alice and Martha round out their discussion of his arc in the seventh book. 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 our show to make sure you ne…
 
Watch where you're sticking those pins, come over to the right side, and listen to our character study on Draco Malfoy in the sixth book! As seven-year-old Martha would say, Draco comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb in this one. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Mond…
 
Draco reverts back to his early-series-villain-self in the fifth book, taking his antagonism to new lows as he scripts highly creative lyrics, tries out many different angles to try to provoke Harry, and revels in his roles as a prefect and on the Inquisitorial Squad. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New ep…
 
OH NO YOU DON'T, LADDIE! It's time for Draco's arc in the fourth book! From his short but glorious experience as a ferret to his love of Blast-Ended Skrewts, Draco provides some comic relief in this book, but his storyline also begins to take a darker turn as we head into the latter half of the series. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.…
 
This podcast has gone to the dogs as Alice and Martha analyze Draco in the third book. It might not be a Madam Hooch character study, but there's still plenty of Quidditch talk - we've never seen such tactics!! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows …
 
HEH! WOOOOO!!! It's time for another joyride through Alfonso's magnum opus. Returning guest Shut Up Tim is back, and so is Bem, back with another gloomy warning. 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 subscr…
 
Alice and Martha are joined by special guest Allison Serafin Steere for an introductory Herbology lesson, complete with an overview of the major magical plants of the series, their connections to the muggle world, and an official plant ranking. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released ever…
 
Alice and Martha discuss everyone's favorite supermom, Molly Weasley, and her arc in the last four books. Molly may have many rivalries in these four books - Sirius, Fleur, Hermione, and Bellatrix to name a few - but her role as the Tonksfidant is far more significant. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New e…
 
Recurring guest Shut Up Tim returns to once again attempt to shed light on the way Alfonso's beautiful, dark twisted mind works. In this five minutes, Harry attends Divination and Care of Magical Creatures, though we're not quite yet to HEH! WOOO! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released e…
 
Alice and Martha round out their conversation about Hermione, discussing her arc in the seventh book. With the infamous beaded bag and her quick thinking in numerous sticky situations, we can all agree that Hermione is largely responsible for getting Harry out of this book alive. After all, she's highly logical, which allows her to look past extran…
 
Alice and Martha continue their study of Hermione, who (believe it or not) is the best student in Harry's year, this time focusing on her arc in the sixth book. 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 subscri…
 
Alice and Martha are back to continue their discussion of Hermione, covering her arc in the fifth book. You might remember this as the book when Hermy stands up to Umbridge by forming Dumbledore's Army, but more importantly, she learns to knit and becomes one of the few brave enough to say Voldemort's name. Please consider supporting us on Patreon!…
 
Alice and Martha kick off the remainder of their series about Herm-oh-ninny, with Part 3 very logically covering Book 4. This is going to be a bit of a marathon, so make sure to pace yourselves or you may wind up clutching a stitch in your side! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released eve…
 
Recurring guest Shut Up Tim returns for the next five minutes of Alfonso's magnum opus, in which the trio gets settled at Hogwarts for the year. Michael Gambon gives a foreboding speech, the new Fat Lady makes her first appearance, and Harry makes the mistake of eating one of *those* candies. There's also a very obvious MVB and our first sighting o…
 
There's more than enough to talk about with this groundbreaking double character study! Archie and Hassan Mostafa have lots in common, from their interesting Harry Potter Wiki pages to their their ability to make Hermione giggle. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and sp…
 
The Real Weird Sisters are joined again by recurring guest Shut Up Tim. In addition to analyzing an important five minutes, filled with frog puppets, new "Flitwick," and Alfonso's take on dementors, the official Real Weird Sisters each sample a Take 5 candy bar, and get an important cameo update from a very cool actor. Please consider supporting us…
 
It's time to discuss another unique and creative side character, Amos Diggory! From his relationship with his SON! to his rivalry with Harry and his confrontation with Winky, Amos is a fully three-dimensional character (except, of course, when his head is a possible 2-D hologram). Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirds…
 
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 "Owlice" moment. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released ever…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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.…
 
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 Real Weird Sisters sit down with Shut Up Tim to discuss the first five minutes of the Prisoner of Azkaban movie, kicking off a new regular Real Weird podcast series called "Take Five." Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodica…
 
Dig a gnarled finger into your ear and get ready to listen to this week's show, which is all about Frank Bryce, his imaginary wife, and his very real hot water bottle. Alice and Martha discuss their evolving feelings on Frank, dissect his tragic arc, and do some top notch impressions of the residents of Little Hangleton. Please consider supporting …
 
It's officially eulogy time, because Sirius did not choose to say "Hello, Sir Nicholas!" after all. Alice and Martha discuss Sirius's legacy after his death, at the end of the fifth book, as well as in the sixth and seventh books. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and s…
 
Though it's not quite time to *properly* eulogize Sirius yet, Alice and Martha delve into Sirius's death scene, the consequences of his "recklessness," and the fraught nature of his relationships to Snape and Kreacher. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters New episodes are released every Monday and special topic…
 
Alice and Martha discuss Sirius in the first half of the fifth book, as he walks the line between father figure and friend to Harry and heads toward his tragic demise. Because his plot is less than "stubby" in this book, Sirius will be the topic of at least one more character study! Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweir…
 
Though most of his interaction with Harry is via owl post in the fourth book, Sirius begins to take on a very important role, as a mentor, confidant, and constant source of worry for Harry. Alice and Martha break down Sirius's arc in what is arguably the happiest year of his adult life. Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/real…
 
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