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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 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 39: Kwikspell

Hello magical friends, especially Bradley, the newest member of the WZRD Radio Patreon, who’s joined just in time to help me do this episode!

Speaking of my magical Patreon friends, I had so much fun talking to this month’s guest, that I couldn’t bear to cut it all, so patrons are getting a special extended version of our conversation. But don’t worry if you’re not a patron; this version is still excellent.

Let’s dive into it, with out first music break.

Here’s “Arabella’s Squad.”

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Ep 14: Ashley Hamel

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Hello magical friends, especially my WZRD Radio patrons whose support lets me do these episodes! I’m your hostwitch Bess and today, by popular request, my guest is Ashley Hamel! Whether you know her from Bella and Le Strangers, Ashley Trix and the Wzrds, or from her newest muggle music released earlier this year, I think we can all agree she is an incredible performer. I can’t wait to hear what she’s got going on! And if you’re curious who won the House Special candle giveaway, don’t worry, I’ll be announcing that here too.

But you know we can’t start anything without some wizard rock, so here’s our first set of songs, beginning with a special request from Jennifer, who asks all of you magical friends to be kind to yourself. The world could do with a bit more kindness just now.

Here’s “Yuletide” by Kwikspell.

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