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The podcast with bright ideas about all things Harry Potter. Tune in each week to hear insightful discussions about all the topics the fandom can’t seem to decide on! We love critiques, questions, comments, topics and interaction in general! Reach out to us (and follow us!) on: twitter: @lumosmaximapod instagram: @lumosmaximapodcast email: lumosmaximapodcast@gmail.com
 
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.
 
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Thank you for listening to Lumos Maxima: The Rowling Library Podcast. Demi and Jess have decided to launch their new podcast, The Half-Blood Princesses: A Harry Potter Podcast. Please continue on the magical journey with them on their new chapter. You can listen on anchor, anchor.fm/HBPrincessesPod, and on all other platforms. The podcast is on Twi…
 
Demi and Jess solemnly swear that they are up to no good! Join them and special guest Lizzy as they talk all about the Marauder’s Map in episode 11 of Lumos Maxima. Topics include listeners’ voicemail messages, getting to know Lizzy, a quote about the Marauder’s Map, Wizarding World and Marauder’s Map news, and an unforgettable discussion about the…
 
It’s time to raise your glass of Butterbeer to the Chosen One! Demi and Jess celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in episode 10 of Lumos Maxima. Topics include a listener’s voicemail message, a recap of issue #43 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about Harry’s birthday, Wizarding World and Harry birthday news, and a discussion about Harry’s bir…
 
Surprise! Join Demi and Jess for their first bonus episode. What better time to start their bonus episode series than between episodes 9 and 10, just like Platform Nine and Three-Quarters at King’s Cross Station?In episode 9 3/4, they rank the Weasleys. Listen to them discuss each Weasley family member in turn then share their ranks at the end! Lum…
 
What time is it? It’s summer at the Burrow time! Join Demi and Jess as they plunge into the Weasleys’ home during summer holidays. Topics include a listener’s voicemail message, a quote about the Burrow, Wizarding World and Burrow news, and a discussion about Harry’s summers at the Burrow in Chamber of Secrets, Goblet of Fire, Half-Blood Prince, an…
 
This week, Sarah and Delaney talk about what the wizarding world (and all our fav witches and wizards) are doing during the COVID pandemic. Spoiler alert: Hogwarts isn't closed! Stay tuned until the end for a public health segment on myths and facts about the novel coronavirus, recommendations, and what we're doing to stay sane during this time. Wa…
 
Neville Longbottom is the shining star of episode 8 of Lumos Maxima. Join Demi, Jess, and special guest Tiffany from Swish and Flick as they talk all about this kind-hearted and brave Gryffindor. Topics include getting to know Tiffany, a quote about Neville, Wizarding World and Neville news, and a conversation about Neville from Sorcerer’s Stone to…
 
Soar into magical episode 7 of Lumos Maxima as Demi and Jess talk all about thestrals. Topics include a listener’s voicemail message, a recap of issue #42 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about thestrals, Wizarding World and thestrals news, and a conversation about thestrals. The hosts discuss the thestrals’ incredible sense of direction an…
 
Happy Birthday Draco Malfoy! Draco gets the spotlight in episode 6 of Lumos Maxima. Join Demi, Jess, and special guest Anissa as they plunge into Draco’s character like never before. Topics include getting to know Anissa, a quote about Draco, Wizarding World and Draco news, and a discussion all about Draco from Sorcerer’s Stone through Cursed Child…
 
Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games in episode 5 of Lumos Maxima as Demi, Jess, and special guest Madi plunge into a deep discussion about the Triwizard Tournament. Topics include getting to know Madi, a recap of issue #41 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about the tournament, Wizarding World and Triwizard news, and an analysis of each of t…
 
Dive into the silvery mist of the Pensieve with Demi and Jess in episode 4 of Lumos Maxima. Topics include a quote about the Pensieve, Wizarding World and Pensieve news, the Pensieve meets High School Musical and Gwen Stefani, and a conversation about the Pensieve that goes into a deep analysis of Voldemort and Snape’s characters. Lumos Maxima is o…
 
In the third episode of Lumos Maxima, Demi and Jess are joined by special guest Amy as they analyze two mind-blowing conspiracy theories about Ron Weasley. Topics include a social media shout out, getting to know Amy, a recap of issue #40 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about Ron, Wizarding World and conspiracy theory news, a character pro…
 
In the second episode of Lumos Maxima, Demi and Jess are joined by special guest Kathy as they jump into a lively discussion about the Deathly Hallows! Topics include a social media shout out, getting to know Kathy, a recap of issue #39 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about the Hallows, Wizarding World and Deathly Hallows news, and a conve…
 
Embark on a magical journey with hosts Demi and Jess as they discuss Luna Lovegood in their first episode of Lumos Maxima: The Rowling Library Podcast! Topics include getting to know the hosts, a recap of issue #38 of The Rowling Library Magazine, a quote about Luna, Wizarding World and Luna news, and a conversation on the character development of …
 
Nearly 50 episodes in and we are just now dropping a book versus movie episode?! Wooooooops. In this episode, we compare the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, to the 2001 film adaptation by Chris Columbus. Hear our overall comparison rating, the "big goofs" and the "why would you do that to us honestly Chris honestly …
 
It's time for some sports talk on Lumos Maxima. Kind of? Well, a little bit. This week, Delaney and Sarah talk about the ins and outs of the most obscure athletic event some people have ever heard of: Quidditch! Listen in as we give some history, try to explain the rules, and reminisce on some of the best Harry Potter memories Quidditch gave us. Wa…
 
I T S ~S P O O K Y~ S E A S O N ! Listen in as hosts Sarah and Delaney kick off their October episodes with another Nox: Lumos Maxima After Dark presentation. This week, we present to you our favourite Avada Kedavras in a nod to October (and MFM, duh)! These murder(ers) are so diverse we had to laugh. Have a fav murder or true crime story? WE'D LOV…
 
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS k cool thats out of the way. We've done our waiting... one whole year of it! After what we hope is long enough to let people see the movie (insert eye roll) your hosts finally bring you hot takes on the second Fantastic Beasts movie Crimes of Grindelwald! Hear some thrilling plot analysis, some blatant plot hole talk, pre…
 
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S THE LAST ONE?! This week, Sarah and Delaney wrap up their controversial characters series with the final installment about Severus Snape. This episode is jam packed... we've got Snape controversy, chats on how to be a good person, the "Lily" issue, healing dark magic injuries and more! Host Sarah even moves to camp "Not Sure Ab…
 
IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S FINALLY HERE!! The long awaits (and talked about) Severus Snape episodes start NOW! In our last installment of the controversial characters series, hosts Sarah and Delaney talk about the life and times of Severus Snape. This two (three.......) part Snape analysis will be a wild one, so tune in each episode to hear more! Wan…
 
TWO IN A ROW?? WHATS THIS?? This week, Sarah and Delaney continue their controversial characters series installment on Sirius Black. Does he use and abuse his relationship with Lupin? Should he have been the Godfather? Does he really care about pureblood prejudice? Find out this week! We also gear up for our final installment to come.... Snape Snap…
 
WE'RE BACKKKKKKKKK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!! Bet ya missed us, huh? PS IT'S OUR MF PODCAST BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY! ONE YEAR TODAY! Also Happy Birthday JKR and the Boy Who Lived. They're cool too, we guess. This week, Sarah and Delaney resume their controversial characters series after a very relaxing summer break. This episode, learn about the history …
 
LOVO PART 2! This week, Hosts Sarah and Delaney head straight into the controversial topics surrounding the Dark Lord himself. From evil takeovers to just never dying, Lord Voldemort had a flare for the dramatic and a serial killers childhood. We love feedback, comments, critiques and questions! Get in touch at: Instagram: @lumosmaximapodcast Twitt…
 
It's all about the Dark Lord this week on Lumos Maxima! Get ready to hear about his dysfunctionally horrible family, dark and twisty childhood, and how Tom Riddle became Lord Voldemort in part one of this controversial characters installment. Spoiler alter: there's a lot of talk about Hitler and Serial Killers. We love feedback, comments, critiques…
 
Welcome back to Lumos Maxima! This week, we head straight into part 2 of the Dumbledore controversy. Listen as hosts Sarah and Delaney, as well as returning special guest Kelsey, tackle heated topics surrounding the man himself. We love feedback, comments, critiques and questions! Get in touch at: Instagram: @lumosmaximapodcast Twitter: @Lumosmaxim…
 
This week, hosts Sarah and Delaney kick off the long awaited controversial characters series with the man himself: Albus Dumbledore! Joined by special guest Kelsey, the trio (get it) talk about the life and times of Dumbledore that shaped him into the beloved yet controversial character he is. Next weeks episode, part 2, will cover the most controv…
 
SURPRISE! We've started a new thing! Every now and then, we want to take a step away from the lovely world of the boy who lived, and analyze and discuss some other great books/movies/fandoms. We are calling it Nox: Lumos Maxima After Dark (Get it? Do ya get it?). For our first Nox episode, we step into the dystopian world of The Hunger Games. Credi…
 
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We've talked and talked about it... so now it's time. This week, we finally tackle Cursed Child! Hear our ratings, a ~super good~ summary, and the good, bad, and ugly of Cursed Child. Spoiler: there is not a lot of good in our eyes. We love feedback, comments, critiques and questions! Get in touch at: Instagram: @lumos…
 
In this weeks episode, Hosts Sarah and Delaney deep dive into the moments of sheer desperation that changed the path of Harry Potter irrevocably. Join us as we chat about Mrs. Crouch, Xenophilius, Merope and more. Spoiler alter: you're going to identify with a lot of these feelings and situations. We love feedback, comments, critiques and questions…
 
This week is a PACKED episode...... We talk J.K's back writing (and disagree?!?), why on earth there is no entertainment in the Wizarding World, who our "all time saddest deaths" are and of course assess the final set of justified and unjustified deaths in the OG series (including animals)! Catch a preview of our upcoming episode topics at the end …
 
This week, we are going to be talking about a super light and happy subject.... just kidding. We are back with Part 2 of the Plot Device Death segment of our Death Series. This week, we get into some of the BIG deaths in the series (AKA Dumbledore and Snape). Credit for transition music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHIZkAEsztItpmnmaeVdYg Chann…
 
IT'S HERE! The Death Series is finally here! The series will discuss the darkest, heaviest parts of the series... character deaths. To start it off, we discuss deaths used mainly as plot devices. These deaths may be important to the plot, but that doesn't make them hurt any less. Credit for transition music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHIZkAE…
 
We all may want to be wizards and witches, but hosts Sarah and Delaney are here to remind us that even the wizarding world of Harry Potter isn't perfect. This week, Lumos Maxima is back with part two of the Stereotypes in Society episode. Credit for transition music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHIZkAEsztItpmnmaeVdYg Channel Replace Media…
 
The Wizarding World may be different in some ways, but there are many things our two worlds share... one of them being that we both still have stereotypes and prejudices that put people into boxes and affect the way we interact with each other. This week, hosts Delaney and Sarah talk about the serious stereotyping in Harry's society, and the parall…
 
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. If we could choose our family, I think we would all want to be a Weasley. This week, we round out our Relationship Series with one of the most complex and prevalent type of relationship in Harry Potter. Credit for transition music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHIZkAEsztItpmnmaeVdYg…
 
Lumos Maxima is back this week with another episode in our Relationship Series. This week, we tackle one of the main center points of the entire series... Friendship! We also go down a rabbit hole about movie ratings.... but that's at the end so you can skip that. Credit for transition music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHIZkAEsztItpmnmaeVdYg …
 
Get ready Harry Potter fans, this is the week that hosts Sarah and Delaney talk about one of the most controversial topics in the Harry Potter universe.... Should Ron and Hermione actually have ended up together. This week, Lumos Maxima is back with part 2 of the romantic relationship portion or the relationship series. Credit for transition music …
 
Well we've waited until the last possible second to talk about the Fantastic Beasts Movie so if you haven't seen it yet.... literally what have you been doing? In honor of the second installment of the series being released this week, we talk about the plot, the characters, what we learned from the first movie, and what we expect from the next one.…
 
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