Episode

Episode 24: Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes

 Hello magical friends and welcome to WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess and I’m looking forward to sharing this time with you.

We’ve got a great show ahead, so why waste time?

Here’s “Happy Birthday to Us” by Gred and Forge.

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That was Gred and Forge with “Happy Birthday to Us,” “George and Fred” by Ginny and the Heartbreakers [lyrics], and “George is Still Hurting” by Priori Incantatem [lyrics].

This month’s wandoscope is for magical friends with dogwood wands.

Dogwood wands are most well-known for being loud and dazzling; the one you can’t miss because it captures the attention so completely, and this month you are going to shine your brightest. You’ll find many opportunities for fun and play and I encourage you to take all of them. You’ve had to squish yourself down in deference to the struggles of those around you, but the time has come for you to take space for yourself again. And don’t listen to the dragon heartstring that tells you to tone it down; they’re just grumpy you’re not following their lead.

Next up is “Fred” by Lily and James.

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That was “Fred” by Lily and James, “Fred isn’t dead” by Fred Lives, and “The Weasley Polka” by Muggle Snuggle [lyrics].

Now for this month in fandom events:

The Harry Potter Society of the University of Edinburgh are having their Leaving Feast on April 3rd. [link]

Also on April 3rd, Hourglass Brewing in Longwood, Florida is launching a month-long Harry Potter art show. If you’ve gotten your magical vaccine, go check it out! [link]

The Northern Virginia Harry Potter meetup is playtesting virtual quidditch on the 11th. Bring 2d6 and your broom. [link]

Submissions to the Sea Shanty compilation are due to TK of Totally Knuts by May 1st. Their email is linked in the transcript, so get your best nautical narrative over there! [link]

On April 29th the Met—yes, that Met—is doing a tour of art and collections you might find in the wizarding world. [link]

If you’re in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, your library is doing a Teleparty watch of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, complete with a swag bag you can pick up on April 21st. [link]

A whole lot of wonderful wizard rock came out in March, but before I get to that, I missed one from February!

Mermanda released some of her amazing creations that have been made in response to the Wizrocklopedia’s Bertie Bott’s monthly prompts. Sorry Mermanda! [link]

In March, Pattycake Productions on YouTube created what is hopefully the first song in their musical series, “The Boy Who Lived.”  [link]

Percy and the Prefects put their song “Start Over” on BandCamp. [link]

Totally Knuts released their latest album, “Out of the Binary.” [link]

The Weirdos Are Out, formerly Losing Lara, just released her first album! [link]

Acappella group MayTree did a rendition of the Harry Potter theme that will give you shivers. [link]

And, of course, the Pedia Comp Club released the first album! No spoilers, but you’re definitely going to love track 10. [link]

That should be enough music and fun to keep you busy until the next episode!

Here’s “Fred and George” by Harry and the Potters.

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That was “Fred and George” by Harry and the Potters, “F.R.E.D.” by Miranda Puffskein [lyrics], and “Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes” by RiddleTM [lyrics].

Links to all the events and songs you heard about today can be found in the transcript at  WZRDRadioPod.WordPress.com. If you fell in love with a new song, consider buying it to support the artist. After all, without them, we wouldn’t be here.

If you’ve got two muggle dollars a month to spare, consider joining the WZRD Radio Patreon team at  Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod. You can support WZRD, Yes All Witches, and join the conversation about what kind of merch we should have.

Do you have a guess about the theme of this episode? Or a strong opinion you want to share? You can find me on Twitter at WZRDRadioPod. You can also leave a comment on the transcript or email me at  WZRDRadioPod@gmail.com.

Until next time, magical friends: At Hogwarts, there are no bikes.

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

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