Episode 5: House of my Fathers


Hello magical friends and welcome to another episode of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess and I hope you’re all staying safe, getting creative with ways to see friends, and mastering your cleaning charms. Here at WZRD Radio, we’re keeping our post owls very busy.

This month, we’re starting with Roonil Wazlib’s “Ariana.”


That was “Ariana” by Roonil Wazlib [lyrics], “So Long and Goodbye” by The Hermione Cookshanks Experience [lyrics], and “Whoa is Me” by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls [lyrics].

And now for this month’s Wandoscope, the most accurate horoscope based on your wand’s make-up.

You’ve been overdoing it lately, Ash wands. I don’t know if it’s comfort eating, impulse shopping, or workoholism, but June is the month where you’ll have the best luck in tempering those unhealthy coping mechanisms. I know, I know, change is hard. If you need a boost, ask a veela hair core or chestnut wood wand for advice. And don’t forget that old bit of folk wisdom- “rowan gossips, chestnut drones, ash is stubborn, hazel moans.” Change might be hard, but you’re more than a match for anything, even your own bad habits.

Next up is “Fred”  by Lily and James.


That was “Fred” by Lily and James, “16 Years Ago” by Riddle™ [lyrics], and Undesirable #1’s “Padfoot” [lyrics].

The world may be a little bit on fire (side note: has anyone checked on the Scamanders and their fire crabs recently?), but the Potterhead fandom is hanging in there. In addition to all the virtual trivia going on we’ve got some really cool stuff this month.

On Sunday June 7th, Muggle Snuggle will be doing a livestream at 3pm. They pinkie promise that they’ll be maintaining social distancing while performing an awesome show, so keep an eye on their Facebook for details! [link]

Leaky Con is hosting “Wizard Rock Wednesdays,” where a different wizard rocker plays a concert every week. They don’t tend to announce the shows—or the guests—more than a day or so in advance, so keep a close eye on their Twitter! [link]

DobbyCon, a Harry Potter convention in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been postponed indefinitely. However, they’re bridging the gap with DobbyConline! From June 25th through the 28th, DobbyConline will have wrock music and workshops, all the standard convention fare. And the best part? It’s entirely free! [link]

Ashley Hamel of Ashley Trix and the Wizards has her monthly “Lunch Hour Live,” which is really more like an hour and a half because it’s just too much fun to have to stop. The date isn’t set yet, but it’s usually toward the second half of the month. [link]

Tonks and the Aurors is doing a virtual summer tour kickoff concert on June 6th at 2pm. You know from her daily mini-concerts that it’s always a good show, so tune in to wrock out! [link]

And finally, Ludo Bagman and the Trash, Pottorhead, the Forbidden Forest, Return of the Desk Pig, and the Hinky Punks all released new music last month! [Ludo Bagman and the trash link] [Pottorhead link] [Forbidden Forest link] [Return of the Desk Pig link] [The Hinky Punks link]

Links to those songs can be found in the transcript of this episode, and all the events, and more, can be found on the Potterhead Calendar page of the website so be sure to check them out.

Next up is Snidget’s “Always Remember,” so stay tuned!


That was Snidget with “Always Remember,” “Pandora” by Hawthorn and Holly [lyrics], and “The House of My Fathers” by Malfoy Manor [lyrics].

And here we are, at the end of another episode. Thank you so much for sharing this time with me.

If you want to see a transcript of this episode, complete with links to all the songs you heard here, you can find it at WZRDRadioPod.WordPress.com. If you heard a new song and really liked it, consider buying it to support the artist. Without them, we wouldn’t be here.

If you think you know what this month’s musical theme was or just want to say hi, you can find me on Twitter and Tumblr at WZRDRadioPod. If you don’t have social media, you can email me at WZRDRadioPod@gmail.com

And finally, if you want to support both WZRD Radio and the Yes All Witches grant, WZRD Radio has a Patreon! You can find it at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod. If you want to support WZRD and Yes All Witches, but can’t to commit to the two dollar monthly Patreon charge, we also have a Ko-fi—coffee? Ko-fie?—at Ko-fi.com/WZRDRadioPod. Together we’re bringing more wrock into the work.

Until next time friends, remember “It’s one short step from “wizards first” to “purebloods first” and then to “Death Eaters.” …Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

End transcript.

Intro and outro music are from Higher Up, by Shane Ivers.
Art is by graphic_co on fiverr.

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