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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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Bonus Episode

Fanatical WZRD Bonus Episode

Hello magical friends, and welcome to a very special bonus episode of WZRD Radio! I’m your hostwitch Bess and today I’m talking to some of the funniest witches in podcasting. What better way to celebrate WZRD’s second birthday than with some fic?

Hold onto your toast, magical friends! Here’s “Poetry in Motion” by How Airplanes Fly.

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Episode 46: Pottörhead

Hello magical friends, especially Libby, WZRD’s newest patron, whose support lets me do these interviews. I’m your hostwitch Bess and today I’ve got Pottörhead coming in for a chat! How’s that for a special guest?

Hold on to your party poppers, because we’re kicking this episode off with Totally Knuts and “The Riddle House.”

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Episode 45: Walking the World

Hello magical friends, and don’t touch that dial! I’m your hostwitch Bess, and this is still WZRD Radio, just with a new theme song courtesy of How Airplanes Fly. What do you think?

Welcome to WZRD’s second birthday! We’ve got lots of celebrating to do, so grab your favorite magical beverage and let’s get started!

First up is “Out in the Cold” by the Leaky Sisters.

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Episode 44: SlytherPuff

Hello magical friends! Especially Nancy, the newest member of the WZRD Patreon, whose support lets me do these interviews. I’m your hostwitch Bess and today I’m talking to Slytherpuff! It’s good to see such strong inter-house cooperation, don’t you think?

I also need to notes that I had significant technical difficulties this week, so while I’ve done my best, the sound quality is a little strange in the second half of the interview. Fortunately, it’s just on my end so you’ll be able to enjoy Slytherpuff just fine.

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