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Episode 55: Battle Cedric Diggory

Hello magical friends and welcome to episode 55 of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess and, while you’re listening to this, I’m recovering from LeakyCon Orlando. I assume I had a wonderful time and met so many of you.

I’m gonna go take a nap in the Room of Requirement while you listen to some music.

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Episode 54: Chloe Ament

Hostwitch’s note: I’m so sorry for mispronouncing your name twice, Chloe!

Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 54 of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess, and today I’m making a new friend!

Before we get started though, don’t forget that Slytherspouse and I will be at LeakyCon, with buttons and ribbons for any magical friend who finds us. We’ll be masked and vaxxed and can’t wait to see you.

Now here’s ‘Magic is Here to Stay” by The House of Black.

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Wrock Event Highlight

2022 Wizard Rock Sampler

It’s the most exciting time of the year; Wizard Rock Sampler Season!

The rules are simple: if you have a song about the Harry Potter universe, or the Harry Potter fandom, you should submit it! Whether it’s your first song and you want reassurance, or it’s your five hundredth and you just want to share, this is the place to do it.

Submit at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScybiKdINlfN5UCEEb800M2y6xh1tcgDbp4q3q–fJykzVGDQ/viewform

Submissions are open through August 15–your hostwitch’s birthday!

If you have questions, ask Dream Quaffle on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok.

I can’t wait to see what you make, magical friends!

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Episode 53: In Which I Kick Harry Potter in the Face

Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 53 of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess and this month—July—is one of the busiest in the Harry Potter fandom. So don’t forget to stay hydrated, stay vaxxed, and stay masked as you meet up with all your magical friends.

We’ll get into some of the wonderful fandom events soon, but here at WZRD, the music comes first.

Here’s “In Which Moaning Myrtle Moans” by The Moaning Myrtles.

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Episode 52: Slytherspouse

Hello magical friends, especially James, the newest member of the WZRD Radio Patreon! Hi James!

I’m your hostwitch Bess and I’ve got a very special guest today. Your own—and my own—Slytherspouse! Not just the technical know-how behind the WZRD Radio radio station, he’s also a wizard rocker in his own right.

We’ll dig into what makes him tick in a minute, but first, let’s hear some music.

This is The Whomping Willows with “Sometimes I Feel Ugly.”

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Episode 51: Lucky Tonight

Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 51 of WZRD Radio! I’m your hostwitch Bess, and I’ve been keeping about a third of St. Mungo’s specialists busy since we last spoke, but don’t worry! I’m back on my feet and the spattergroit scars should vanish any day now.

It’s starting to get truly hot here, so let’s welcome the new season with a block party. Grab your friends, your firewhiskey, and turn up the tunes.

Here’s “Amortentia” by Solitary Snape.

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Episode 50: Luna (not) Lovegood

Hello magical friends! Especially Kayde, WZRD’s new patron, whose support lets me do these interviews! (Hi Kayde!)

This is WZRD’s FIFTIETH episode! Can you believe it? It’s lucky I booked such a fabulous guest to help me celebrate. I can’t imagine a more glamorous interviewee than Luna (not) Lovegood. Have you seen those music videos?

But, of course, what’s a celebration without a little music?

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Episode 49: Expecto Patronum

Hello magical friends, and welcome to Episode 49 of WZRD Radio! I’m your hostwitch Bess, and this is your semi-regular reminder that if you’re not comfortable being part of the Harry Potter fandom, that’s fine. You can step away. JKR is making any association with her incredibly toxic. Even your hostwitch is moving her Harry Potter décor out of the more public parts of her home.

If you’re part of this community for life, let me point you to the Gayly Prophet’s “Guide to Firing JKR while keeping Harry Potter,” WZRD’s own Pinkie Promise to boycott the franchise and support trans rights, and the Trans Wrock Comp that features some of our queer and trans wrockers and allies.

I know it’s uncomfortable to talk about this subject and examine our feelings on it, but I think that’s part of what keeps us different from JKR; that we keep doing the hard work and examining our impact on other people.

To help as we process how we’re feeling, here’s some music! First up is “Knight Bus” by Knight Bus.

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Episode 48: Dream Quaffle

Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 48 of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess, and today I’m talking to a wizard rocker you probably already know and adore, Dream Quaffle!

But before we dig into what makes this magical being tick, let’s start with some music!

This is “Hagrid’s on the Lam” by Muggle Mike.

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Episode 47: I Love Ginny

Hello magical friends, and welcome to episode 47 of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess, and I hope you all remember to not take any food from Fred and George today—it’s their birthday, and you know how they get.

While we’re hiding out from the Weasley twins, how about some music? Here’s “Arthur Weasley” by Sonorus.

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