Hold My Butterbeer - A Wizarding World Canon Podcast

Hold My Butterbeer - A Wizarding World Canon Podcast

By Hold My Butterbeer
Your favorite Harry Potter podcast about all things wizarding world canon! Each episode we dive deep into the stories, pulling out familiar, not-so-familiar, and at times downright arcane tidbits of Harry Potter lore and discuss their implications on the story. How do ghosts have musical instruments, did they die with them? Would you be more afraid of falling off a flying carpet or an invisible Thestral? Why does every snack and candy at Honeydukes carry a threat of bodily harm? All this and more are discussed each month on Hold My Butterbeer.
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JKR's Tone Deaf Echo Chamber - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 13
Trigger warning: Stories of abuse, use of adult language, harmful statements regarding the Transgender community.  On today's episode, we address the recent statements made by JK Rowling on Twitter which are harmful to the Transgender and Non-Binary Communities. During a global pandemic, and in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and the battle for social justice, JK Rowling got back on Twitter last week to reinforce her stance of "gender critical feminism", also called "Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF)." We dissect her remarks and why we find them so problematic. We have also created a blog post reviewing the material gone over in today's episode including screen shots and links to further information and resources: https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/post/episode-13-jkr-s-tone-deaf-echo-chamber Note: This episode was recording before JK Rowling released a statement on her website regarding her views on sex and gender, and so that material is not discussed in today's episode.  For more information on how to be an Ally to Trans and Non-Binary people, please check out this link from the Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/a-guide-to-being-an-ally-to-transgender-and-nonbinary-youth/ 24/7 LGBTQ support line: 1-866-488-7386 Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod
1:36:02
June 15, 2020
Tipsy Wizards - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 12
On today's episode we discuss all things wizarding libations. Do you know how many brands of wizarding beer, whiskey, and wine are out there? Neither did we before today, but they all sound delicious! We give tips for enjoying drinks in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (but you didn't hear it from us) and discuss the moral implications of elf-made wine, plus so much more! All wizards and witches tuning into this episode are reminded to drink responsibly and follow the guidelines set down by the Department of Intoxicating Substances in your respective countries. We now have merch! Check out https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/ for our full range of designs. Do you have a favorite drink from the Wizarding World? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
59:45
June 1, 2020
Vanishing Poop & Other Hygiene Mysteries - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 11
On today's episode we discuss all things wizarding hygiene, medicine, and self-care. How do wizards and witches take care of themselves? Do wizards have soap, or do they just scourgify everything (and we mean everything!)? What would be on the offering menu at a wizarding spa? And why, oh why, did we need that vanishing poop article from Pottermore?? Be sure to listen of all of this and more!  We now have merch! Check out https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/ for our full range of designs. Do  you have ideas for how wizards and witches look after themselves? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
53:55
May 16, 2020
Wizarding Games & Sports - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 10
On today's episode we discuss all things Wizarding World sports and games! From the Quidditch World Cup to Quodpot (our favorite American alternative), to Wizard Chess to Exploding Snap, wizards and witches have come up with all kinds of ways to entertain themselves. Beat back those bludgers, listeners, and chuck that quaffle here! We now have merch! Check out https://www.holdmybutterbeer.com/ for all of our designs. Do you have a favorite magical game or sport? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
1:01:14
May 1, 2020
Levitation with Michael - A Shot of Butterbeer Episode 1
Welcome to A Shot of Butterbeer! We thought it would be fun to release the occasional mini-sode to sprinkle in some Harry Potter canon during your month. Today Michael is sharing about the Levitation Charm's invention, which we learned about in Wonderbook of Spells. We will also be responding to emails and comments from our listeners, so please be in touch with your own ideas about Harry Potter canon and they might be discussed on another episode.Are there any obscure pieces of Harry Potter canon you'd like to hear on this new series? We'd love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
06:35
April 15, 2020
Spells, when we have more questions than answers - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 9
Today's episode is about all things spells! We discuss the similarities and differences between charms, hexes, and jinxes, share our favorite spells, and try to understand the implications of spellcasting around the world!How do you think spells work across international boarders? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
1:18:35
April 1, 2020
Obscure Characters - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 8
This episode we discuss the many unsung heroes of the Harry Potter series, the characters that had brief moments of action or were only mentioned in throw-away lines, but whose backstories still intrigue us. Bob Ogden, Wilkie Twycross, Great Uncle Billius, and Mrs. Figg are just a few of the characters we speculate on backstory and sing the praises of their oddness.Did we miss discussing one of your favorite minor characters? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
1:01:55
February 29, 2020
LeakyCon Panel Boston Oct 2019 - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 7.5
Thank you everyone who came to our panel “Harry Potter and the Question of Canon” at LeakyCon, Boston, 2019! LeakyCon was kind enough to provide us with a recording of the panel which we are glad to now share with all of you! In this episode we review the Levels of Canon, which have been updated since Episode 2! We also answer attendee questions and engage in conversation around how we view canon as a fandom moving forward.We would like to also note that this panel was recorded in October, 2019, before JK Rowling’s harmful Tweet regarding the Transgender community. We felt it was important to leave this episode as it was recorded rather than edit out any parts that we look at differently now in retrospect. We hope you will listen to episode 5.5 discussing JK Rowling’s problematic comments.What would you like to hear at a future LeakyCon panel? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
59:40
February 17, 2020
Wand Horoscopes - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 7
This episode we discuss all things wands! Wands are an essential part of the Wizarding World with so much lore connected to them. We discuss known wand woods and cores, famous wand makers, and read each others’ wand horoscopes. Michael would also like our listeners to know that at the time of this episode release his collection has grown to 100 wands!Do you resonate with your wand wood? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
49:07
February 1, 2020
Delicious, Delectable, Dangerous: Wizarding Snacks - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 6
Join us as we discuss all things snacks in the Wizarding World! From chocolate frogs to licorice spiders, the food of the Harry Potter series is iconic, if always tinged with a touch of danger. Anything off the trolly, dears?What are some of your favorite wizarding snacks? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
1:01:41
January 6, 2020
JKR's Tweet - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 5.5
We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled discussion to address JK Rowling’s recent tweet about the Maya Forstater case. We feel it is important to address this and other statements made by Jo which have been seen to many as transgender-exclusionary. We discuss our views on this subject, the idea of separating art from creator, and share resources for being strong allies to the trans and non-binary communities. The following is a list of the resources mentioned in today’s episode:JK Rowling’s tweet: https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1207646162813100033Twitter feed providing trans research from the medical community: https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1207732950109970433Pottercast Episode 15.2: Sorting It Out: http://pottercast.mischiefmedia.com/15-2-sorting-it-out-j-k-rowling-transphobia-and-what-just-happened-to-our-community-with-jackson-bird/List of YA books by Trans authors: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/14/reading-trans-literary-landscapehttps://dbrl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1267394437/1334598469https://coreysbookcorner.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/early-2019-books-with-trans-or-non-binary-authors/https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/425275057/834392528https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/book-list-young-adult-books-about-transgender-people/You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
43:57
January 4, 2020
Hold My Holidays - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 5
Happy Holidays from HMB to you! Join us for our chat about feasts, Christmas trees, painted gnomes and all things winter holidays in the wizarding world! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
57:13
December 1, 2019
Halloween (but mostly ghosts) - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 4
This episode, we discuss the best time of the year: Halloween!! All things ooky and spooky will be reviewed including ghosts, ghouls, feasts and treats, and how Celestina Warbeck is our Halloween queen! How would you celebrate Halloween in the Wizarding World? Treat us with a message! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
1:00:22
October 31, 2019
The Worst of Wizarding Transportation - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 3
This episode, we review all the known ways of getting around in the Wizarding World, from Thestrals to trains to flying automobiles. Learn Michael’s greatest fear and how the girls would all be buried as piss poor witches.What would be your favorite way to travel in the Wizarding World? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
59:55
September 30, 2019
The Food Pyramid of Canon - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 2
This episode, Michael presents a way to organize all of the varied sources of information about the Wizarding World, while the other hosts do everything they can to destroy the system. Should we accept some aspects of Harry Potter canon as more valid than other pieces? And who gets to decide? Join your hosts to discuss the Levels of Canon!Do you have any thoughts on the Levels of Canon? We’d love to hear them! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
39:47
August 31, 2019
Meet Your Hosts - Hold My Butterbeer Episode 1
Welcome to Hold My Butterbeer, a new podcast about all things Wizarding World canon! In our first episode we introduce each of our hosts and talk about how we met. We also discuss how Harry Potter has changed our lives forever! Do you have burning questions about Harry Potter canon and the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at holdmybutterbeerpod@gmail.com, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/holdmybutterbeerpod/
30:57
July 25, 2019