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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 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 29: Swish and Flick

Hello magical friends! Especially Leah, the newest member of the WZRD Radio patron, whose support lets me do these interview episodes.

Today I’m super excited to be talking with Stacy Santiago Pisani and John Pisani of Swish and Flick! The energy and Slytherin Pride they brought to wizard rock is legendary. If you’ve never heard of them before, you’re in for a real treat.

But first—the music. We’re kicking it off today with “Our Love is Magic” by Dandy Decadence.

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Episode 5: House of my Fathers

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Hello magical friends and welcome to another episode of WZRD Radio. I’m your hostwitch Bess and I hope you’re all staying safe, getting creative with ways to see friends, and mastering your cleaning charms. Here at WZRD Radio, we’re keeping our post owls very busy.

This month, we’re starting with Roonil Wazlib’s “Ariana.”

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