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Potter And Daughter 39 – Book 7 Episode 3

In episode thirty of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily tackle Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows chapters 14-19. Harry and his friends, with no safe haven to return to, are on the run. Harry learns that Voldemort is after a previously stolen item, and a possible method for destroying Horcruxes, but the victory is short-lived as, after a […]

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Potter And Daughter 29 – Book 7 Episode 2

In episode twenty-nine of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily pick up their discussion of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows with chapters 9-13. Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from the Death Eaters and need to find a safe place to hide. Kreacher sheds some light on the origination and possible whereabouts of the locket Horcrux, and […]

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Potter And Daughter 28 – Book 7 Episode 1

In episode twenty-eight of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily begin discussing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, covering chapters 1-8. Snape takes his place at his master’s table, Harry says goodbye to #4 Privet Drive for the last time, seven Potter’s take to the skies and Harry loses more than one friend in a single night. Harry, Ron and Hermione […]

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Potter And Daughter 27 – Book 6 Episode 5

In episode twenty-seven of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily finish covering Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince with chapters 26-30. Harry and Dumbledore go spelunking for Horcruxes, which isn’t nearly as fun as it sounds, then, upon returning to Hogwarts, stumble onto an assassination plot in the works. Harry chases the attackers from the castle, and in […]

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Potter And Daughter 26 – Book 6 Episode 4

In episode twenty-six of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily discuss Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince chapters 21-25. Harry knows where Draco is hiding, but can’t see to catch him in the act, but with a little liquid luck Harry is able to complete the mission Dumbledore assigned to him at the beginning of the school year. Harry […]

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Potter And Daughter 25 – Book 6 Episode 3

In episode twenty-five of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily cover Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince chapters 14-20. Harry slips Ron a Quidditch confidence boost in his drink… or does he? Ron and Hermione are on the outs and Harry is stuck in the middle. Harry attends the Slug Club Christmas party, spies on Malfoy, and rebuffs […]

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Potter And Daughter 24 – Book 6 Episode 2

In episode twenty-four of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily delve into Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince chapters 7-13. Harry is more suspicious of Draco than he’s ever been, Professor Slughorn courts Harry for the Slug Club, and Snape lands his dream job which might turn into a nightmare for Harry. Harry gets some unexpected help in […]

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Potter And Daughter 23 – Book 6 Episode 1

In episode twenty-three of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily begin Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince by discussing chapters 1-6. We get our first glimpse of Ministry/Muggle intergovernmental cooperation, Professor Snape is definitely a double agent, though his true loyalties are now unclear and Dumbledore fetches Harry from Privet Drive and reinforces a warning he’d previously delivered to […]

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Potter And Daughter 22 – Book 5 Episode 6

In episode twenty-two of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily wrap up Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by discussing chapters 33-38. Harry is in a hurry to save Sirius, but first he must deal with the meddling Professor Umbridge. Harry and his friend take flight to London, and find a multitude of mysteries waiting for them […]

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Potter And Daughter 21 – Book 5 Episode 5

In episode twenty-one of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily discuss Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix chapters 27-32. Hogwarts gets a new teacher who’s half creature, The DA is betrayed, Dumbledore is ousted from Hogwarts and Fred and George stage a spectacular exit of their own. Harry sees his father in a new, dimmer light, Hagrid returns […]

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Potter And Daughter 20 – Book 5 Episode 4

In episode twenty of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily discuss Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix chapters 20-26. Hagrid gets back from his secret mission and, from the looks of him, things didn’t go as well as he’d hoped. Umbridge sets her “evaluating eye” squarely on Hagrid as Harry shares a moment with Cho. Mr. Weasley is […]

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Potter And Daughter 19 – Book 5 Episode 3

In episode nineteen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily discuss Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix chapters 13-19. Harry begins to see what happens when the paranoid and fearful hand of The Ministry begins to tighten its grip around Hogwarts. Harry has his first of several detentions with Deloris Umbridge and her “enhanced” punishment techniques. Dumbledore […]

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Potter And Daughter 18 – Book 5 Episode 2

In episode eighteen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily pick up on Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix at chapter 7 and discuss everything through chapter 12. Harry faces expulsion (AGAIN) and has a trial at the Ministry of Magic. Dumbledore provides aid, but is still distant. Hogwarts has two new Gryffindor Prefects, but not the […]

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Potter And Daughter 17 – Book 5 Episode 1

In episode seventeen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily start out on Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and cover chapters 1-6. This is the first book in the series that Lily has not read all the way through as of the time of our recording. Harry isn’t being kept in the cupboard any more, […]

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Potter And Daughter 16 – Book 4, Episode 5

In episode sixteen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily wrap up Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire with a discussion of chapters 32-37. Harry is transported to an unexpected place and finally meets his greatest foe face to noseless face. After a final act of love and protection from his parents, Harry returns with what’s left of Cedric to […]

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Potter And Daughter 15 – Book 4, Episode 4

In episode fifteen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily cover chapters 27-31 of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. Harry reunites with his godfather, and has several visions courtesy of his Divination Class dreams and Dumbledore’s Pensieve. Armed with more knowledge of Death Eaters past and a few new spells, Harry tackles the 3rd Tri-Wizard Tournament Task, […]

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Potter And Daughter 14 – Book 4, Episode 3

In episode fourteen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily discuss the events of chapters 19-26 of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. Harry is a Tri-Wizard Champion whether he likes it or not, and that means being tasked with… tasks! He faces the first two which see him in a sky high dragon battle and a deep […]

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Potter And Daughter 13 – Book 4, Episode 2

In episode thirteen of Potter And Daughter Joel and Lily tackle chapters 10-18 of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. After the life threatening danger at the Quidditch World Cup, Harry heads to Hogwarts (the place where his life is USUALLY in danger) which is hosting the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Harry has a mad new professor with some unforgivable lessons, […]

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Potter And Daughter 12 – Book 4, Episode 1

In the twelfth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily discuss the the first 9 chapters of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, which deals almost exclusively with the Quidditch World Cup. It’s all nearly all Quidditch, mostly all of the time. At least it is until the Death Eaters show up and cast a dark mark […]

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Potter And Daughter 11 – Book 3, Episode 4

In the eleventh episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily’s discuss the dramatic conclusion of Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, covering chapters 19 through 22. Harry’s world is turned upside down by what he’s learned from Sirius and Lupin, Peter Pettigrew’s true allegiance is revealed, Harry seeks justice for his parents but finds the job of executioner harder […]

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Potter And Daughter 10 – Book 3, Episode 3

In the tenth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily attempt to cover the remainder of book 3,  Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, but only manage to get through chapters 15-18 in an hour. There’s just too much to talk about in the final riveting act of this book (which happens to be my wife’s […]

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Potter And Daughter 09 – Book 3, Episode 2

In the ninth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily tackle chapters 8-14 of Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban and discuss Harry’s very brave and very stupid visits to Hogsmeade Village, new revelations about Sirius Black and his connection to the Potters, Oliver Wood’s Quidditch legacy, and Hermione’s increasing school schedule stresses. Our theme song is “This Book […]

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Potter And Daughter 08 – Book 3, Episode 1

In the eighth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily tackle the first seven chapters of Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban and ask the questions, “Who is Sirius Black, and why does everyone think he’s after Harry?” They also discuss magical pets, new Hogwarts professors (Remus Lupin and… Hagrid?!), and malicious magical creatures like Dementors and […]

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Potter And Daughter 07 – Book 2, Episode 4

In the seventh episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily pick up right where the last episode abruptly left off with Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at chapter 14. Things start calming down around Hogwarts until Riddle’s diary goes missing. A main character gets petrified, and Harry and Ron meet Aragog. Ginny heads down into the […]

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Potter And Daughter 06 – Book 2, Episode 3

In the sixth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily pick up their discussion of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at Chapter 11. They talk about the Polyjuice Potion plan, petrified people and poltergeists and Potter penetrating the pages of Riddle’s personal paperback. Our theme song is “This Book Is So Awesome” by Harry and The […]

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Potter And Daughter 05 – Book 2, Episode 2

In the fifth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily pick up their discussion of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at chapter 7. They talk about Harry and Draco’s prospects on their respective Quidditch teams, Wizard blood status (Pure Bloods, Mudbloods, Muggleborns and Squibs), the deal with Salazar Slytherin (and his heir), and the difference in […]

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Potter And Daughter 04 – Book 2, Episode 1

In the fourth episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily start their discussion of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets including the introduction of Dobby, the role of house elves in the Wizarding world and the introduction of Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. This episode covers chapters 1 through 6. Our theme song is “This Book Is So Awesome” […]

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Potter And Daughter 03 – Book 1, Episode 3

In the third episode of Potter And Daughter, Joel and Lily discuss chapter 12 through the end of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. They spend some time talking about The Mirror of Erised and what each of them might see in the mirror. Our theme song is “This Book Is So Awesome” by Harry and The Potters. Become a Patron and support […]