It’s our last show before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part one, and our last show before Thanksgiving (nom). So tune in! It turned out to be a great mix of songs this week, all about the final book/movies.
We’ve got some homages to Hedwig, Snape, the Lupins, Dumbledore and more. We’ve got some news about the upcoming movie. And the weapon we’ve got is love. (Oh, wait…)
Finally! A new podcast! After last week’s recording fiasco we figured out the trouble and got the podcast recording software to behave again.
This week’s theme drew inspiration (and wrock) heavily from Creevey Crisis’s album VII, which chronicles each of the seven Horcruxes with a different song. It’s kind of metal-y, so if that’s your thing, definitely check it out. We may just have to add (w)metal to the growing list of genres played on the Witching Hour.
And remember, if you don’t want to directly download the link here, you can always use iTunes to do your podcatching for you. Simply open iTunes, go to the iTunes store, and type “the Witching Hour” into the search bar. In the results, scroll down to the podcasts section. We’re on the main page, on the right (the music one, next to the wiccan podcast). Otherwise, here you go:
The Witching Hour and our Weeks of Wizardry was the featured story this week in Whitman College’s student newspaper, the Pioneer. This is the second time this semester that we’ve been newsworthy, hurrah! (To read the last one, check out the About the Witching Hour link, which was included as a KWCW show of the week spot in the newspaper.)
The article basically details how we and the Whitman Events Board (WEB) both had the idea to put on some events at Whitman to lead up to the release of Deathly Hallows pt. 1. WHICH IS IN ONE WEEK BY THE WAY! It has two pictures of our Quidditch tournament, hosted last Sunday, and talks about the other upcoming events.
We know you are waiting on pins and needles for our next podcast (it will be up soon we promise), but in the meantime, we present to you some good news.
The Witching Hour has found itself an apprentice for next semester! Claire Johnson, a competitor in one of our recent events and a first-year at Whitman, has agreed to fill Sara’s role as co-DJ while Sara is out of the country.
Bad news, dear listeners. Very bad news. The program we use to convert our live broadcasts into podcasts FAILED this week! So that means, unfortunately, no podcast today. SO SO SORRY!
I am especially sorry to the beautiful and talented Caitlin Goldie, whose poem we read on air.
But that doesn’t mean you should be deprived of the knowledge of what we played. We shared with our live listeners the Halloween charity album, A Hogwarts Halloween. It’s only $7!!! And all the proceeds go to the Harry Potter Alliance! So buy it anyways, k wizards?
In other news, the Witching Hour was interviewed for the Pio today, woo. Check it next Thursday around Whitman campus. It’s an article about the Weeks of Wizardry OF COURSE.