Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 40 of WZRD Radio. Also, happy Hanukah to everyone lighting the hanukiyah tonight.
I’m your hostwitch Bess, and I’m looking forward to latkes with the Slytherspouse as soon as I finish recording this.
This may be the last episode of the year, but it’s not the last you’ll hear from me! Your hostwitch is going to be spreading the holiday wrock cheer over on Puffcast on the 22nd, so join me there for some musical fun and games.
Here’s Muggle Mike to kick off the season, with the traditional performance of “A Very Severus Christmas.”
The final wandoscope of 2021 is for holly wand carriers.
There’s a saying, “when his wand’s oak and hers is holly, then to marry would be folly.” It doesn’t have anything to do with anything, holly wand, but I thought it was interesting. You also have the same wand wood as Harry Potter, but you probably already knew that. The important things, holly wand, are that you are are quick to anger, protective, and a little impulsive. You also have a bad habit of attracting quests, whether literal or spiritual. That makes this month a good time for you to pause and take stock of what you’ve achieved already. It’s good to be always striving, but the achievement is meaningless without taking it into yourself. So take a pause, figure out what shape you want you and your life to be, and then plunge back into your next perilous adventure.
Next up we have The Veelas, with “Molly’s Carol.”
December is always a busy time in the fandom, so be sure to check the calendar on the website for all the events I couldn’t fit here !
This is exciting—the first ever Pakistan-made Harry Potter fan film is playing in Lahore, Pakistan now through the 5th. [link]
If you like raptors and are in Huby in the UK on the 4th and 5th, York Bird of Prey Center is having a Harry Potter weekend. [link]
Don’t forget, magical friends! If you want to submit to Candle Wix’ wintery mix compilation, the due date is now December 10th! [link]
Every weekend in December, the Association Elyri’s Place is doing a Harry Potter illumination garden in Mexy, France. [link]
Gruppo di Lettura Lasciate Stare Oscar Wilde is back again, this time with a virtual Natale ad Hogwarts on the 14th. [link]
If you’re in Perth, Australia on the 17th, check out Harry Potter Christmas at London Court. [link]
If, instead, you’re going to DisCon in DC, the Blibbering Humdingers will be performing on the 17th! [link]
And, of course, the last comp from the Wizrocklopedia Compilation Club comes out this month! It’s a tribute to Lauren Fairweather and the band list is looking stellar. [link]
As for what came out last month…
Hut on the Wrock 2 actually came out in October—I’m sorry for forgetting to announce it last month and causing you to miss a whole month of its magic! [link]
Brian Ross of Draco and the Malfoys has rebooted his Patreon! [link]
Speaking of Draco and the Malfoys, they released new merch! [link]
Percy and the Prefects launched a Discord to share their upcoming plans and exclusive teasers. [link]
Tom Smith released “Dead Potters.” [link]
New wrocker Head Boy shared their first album! [link]
Laurent released the Spanish song “My Horrocrux.” [link]
Nur Peach gave us “(You Are My) Chosen One.” [link]
Here’s Tonks and the Aurors with “This Christmas.”
And that’s the end of this episode. I hope you all feel cozy and warm.
Who’s ready for an exciting announcement?
The WZRD Radio Merch Store is finally open! Just go to Shop.WZRDRadioPod.com or click “Shop WZRD” on the website. There are stickers, pins, and a zine that I’ll only be selling in December, plus a few other goodies.
If you want the patron discount on WZRD merch, you can join the Patreon at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod for two muggle dollars a month. You’ll get that discount code and support both this show and the Yes All Witches grant program.
And don’t forget, WZRD Radio is 24/7 at listen.WZRDRadioPod.com. Or if you just want to hang out with your hostwitch, you can do that on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. You can say hi, tell me which mispronunciation made you wince the hardest, or even guess this episode’s musical theme because, yes, there is a Cruciatus Curse album download available to the first correct guess.
If you don’t ‘do’ social media, you can leave a comment on the transcript, or email me at WZRDRadioPod@gmail.com.
Until next year, magical friends: Have a very Harry Christmas.
Intro and outro music are from Higher Up, by Shane Ivers.
Art is by graphic_co on fiverr.