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The Witching Hour,
Season 7

Season 7. Episode 11.

Throwback Thursday to that week where everyone freaked out because they thought JK Rowling was breaking up Hermione and Ron. Featuring songs about Hermione, songs about Ron, songs about Hermione and Ron as a couple, and discussion about what that relationship would have even been like.

Accio Love- Ministry of Magic
Ballad of Ron and Hermione- RiddleTM
Kiss Me (Hermione’s Lament)- The Brothers Black
Whatever You Like- DJ Ronald B
Hey Hey Ron- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
Insufferable Know-It-All Hermione Granger- Gred and Forge
I Ship It- Not Literally
Krum x- Justin Finch-Fletchly and the Sugar Quills
The Wrath of Hermione- Harry and the Potters
Portkey to Your Heart- Into the Pensieve
HerMineNe- Bella’s Love
Ron Weasley- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
Granger Danger- The Very Potter Musical
Bookworm- Roonil Wazlib
Hermione’s Song (You and Me)- Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
Tiny Ball of Light- The 2011 Oscars?
Pretty Girl- Peeved
So This is It (Taking Off the Locket)- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
Caught In Your Devil’s Snare- Into the Pensieve
I Wish You’d Be My Witch- The Mudbloods
On Again Off Again- The Cruciatus Curse
The Weasley Family- The HolyHead Harpies

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The Witching Hour,
Season 7

Season 7. Episode 6.Who run the (wizarding) world?

In this episode we celebrate the lovely ladies of Harry Potter and the wrock community.

I’ve Just Seen A Witch- Madame Pince and the Librarians
Aurors for the Win- Tonks and the Aurors
Penelope- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
Luna Lovegood- RiddleTM
Romilda’s Song (Move On)- Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons
The Coolest Girl- A Very Potter Sequel
My Parents are Muggles- Seen and Unforseen
Hallows- Andy with an M
For Jo- Riddle TM
Dean Don’t Push Me- Ginny and the Weasleys
I’m Going to Hogwarts- Lauren Fairweather
Trains, Doubts, and Dreams- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
In Which Tonks Loses Her Cool- Tonks and the Aurors
Ode to Minor Characters- Ginny and the Heartbreakers
Please Shut Up- Roonil Wazlib
Sorted This Way- Not Literally
Being in Slytherin Is Not Half Bad- The Parselmouths
Dumbledore’s Army- Ginny and the Weasleys
SPEW Anthem- The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
And Then I Died- The Moaning Myrtles
Helena’s Story- The Butterbeer Experience
Ariana- Roonil Wazlib
Gryffindors- Not Literally
Fleur Weasley- the Fleur Delacours
MollyWobbles- Roonil Wazlib
Revenge (Of the Best Kind)- Obliviate!

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The Witching Hour,
Season 7

Season 7. Episode 4.

Magical covers of muggle songs. Featuring some golden oldies and some fun new wizard tunes.

We R Lightning Scars- Alex Carpenter featuring Kri$tina Horner
Whatever You Like- DJ Ronald B
(Ginny’s) Love Story- The 8th Horcrux
Mean Mr Filch/Lavender Brown/She Died in an Upstairs Bathroom- Gred and Forge
Hey There Grindelwald- Grindelwald and the Greater Goody-Goodies
Grindylows’ Garden- Draco and the Malfoys
Remix Harrys Love- Diggin the Diggory
Privet Drive- The 8th Horcrux
The Real Mad-Eye Moody- Philosopherock
What’s the Spell- The 8th Horcrux
Lumos Flies- All Caps
The Chosen One- The 8th Horcrux
Sybill Trelawney- Catchlove
Socks!- The 8th Horcrux
Eulogy, Book IV- Philosopherock
I’ll Follow Their Son- The Remus Lupins
Hallows- Andy with an M
Have Yourself A Harry Little Christmas- Gred and Forge
The Twelve Days of Wizard Christmas- Gred and Forge
O Holey Night- Ministry of Magic
Voldy Baby- The Parselmouths
Weasley Family- The HolyHead Harpies
Dumbledore- Alex Carpenter
Lavatory Song- The 8th Horcrux
Gryffindors- Not Literally
Sorted This Way- Not Literally
Slytherin Night- Luke Conard and Joey Graceffa
Viva la Voldemort- The 8th Horcrux
Like It’s Quidditch- The Station
Speak in Tongues- Snivellius
All My Magic- Creevey Crisis
We’re The Students of Hogwarts- Catchlove
The Avada Kedavra Song- The 8th Horcrux

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Season 7. Episode 2.

Why did Hipster Harry Potter burn his tongue? Because he drank firewhisky before it was cool. On this episode of The Witching Hour we take a break from mainstream wrock and play some of the most obscure songs out there. You’ve probably never heard of them. We certainly hadn’t.

Secret Kisses - 142 Staircases
Harry Potter and the Halfdub Remix - Terabyte Frenzy
I Don’t Tell Lies - 2 Cauldrons and a Broomstick
Flight - Witherwings
Wizards Loving Wizards - Tom Riddle and Friends
The Abandoned Boys of Hogwarts - Split Seven Ways
Someone Untrustworthy - The Sneakoscopes
Not My Son - QuickSpell
Wizard Rockers Unite - The Quaffle Kids
The Bravest Man I Ever Knew - Potter Noyz
Hogwarts Schomgwarts - My Magical Romance
Neville - MC Chris
On My Broomstick - Hogwarts Homeboi
Hey There Grindewald - Grindewald and the Greater Goody-Goodies
Dumbledore’s Secret - Hinky Punks
You Must Take the Train - Hogwarts Express
Ginny Can Just Shut It - Fleur Delacours
Broomsticks and Apparitions - Fawkes
Writing on the Wall - Essence of Dittany
I Kissed a Squib - Demi Towle’s The Cruciatus Curse
We Are Ravenclaws - DJ Accio
Ron’s Mum (The Sweater Song) - Alas Earwax!
Friends of my Friends - Thomas and Finnegan
So Much Love - Snidget
Here at Hogwarts - Shrieking Shack Disco Gang
Riddikulus - The Remus Lupins
Taking U 2 Skol - Dumbledore
Hogwarts Halloween - Hungry Hungry Hipprogriffs
Dragon Rock Rules - The Hungarian Horntails
Love, Ginny - Obliviate
Mister Minister - The Sectumsempras
Merlounge - Mermaids Above Water
I Want Harry Potter Back - Lily and James

It’s been a while!

After the social media mania that was LeakyCon 2012, we’ve kind of left our dear readers hangin’. We’re so sorry about that. We love and miss you all very much. There’s just this thing called Mehera’s moving to China today, Claire’s studying abroad in Spain, and well Sara’s primary excuse is her job. 

Also, while we’re all apart, The Witching Hour is currently off the air. That’s right, for the first time since January 2010, TWHis not playing on KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla. Which means those magical moments in the studio aren’t getting converted into podcasts for all our beautiful fans in Kentucky, Slovenia and beyond. 

But it’s not the end! Keep brewing those Pottermore potions, reading those new copies of The Casual Vacancy and reblogging those COS gifs. Because Claire will be back for you in a few short months, and 2/3 of us have already signed up for Leaky 2013 in Portland. (Meet us there?) 

In the past we’ve discussed doing more mixtapes or starting a vlog. We don’t want to make too many promises, but I (Sara) would definitely enjoy doing so if we can find the time, and if you wizards are interested. 

So keep those chins up and those wands at the ready. You don’t want to lose your buttocks while we’re away.


PS. Sara’s going to be doing some file transferring over the next few months, so you might notice some missing episodes. They’ll be back up and available on iTunes as soon as our storage limit allows!

Welcome, Pio readers. Here I present you the emergency wizard kit to help you smoothly transition into the wizarding world of Harry Potter fan culture. I’ve curated the best and most important links, images, memes and even prepared a little wizard rock mix tape for download. 

Wizard rock mix tape: Download

J.K. Rowling’s site

Fan/news sites:
The Leaky Cauldron
Harry Potter Lexicon 
Harry Potter Wikia 

Wizard rock sites:
Wizard Rock

Social justice activism:
The Harry Potter Alliance 

International Quidditch Association 

Fan videos:
Wizard People, Dear Reader (audio here)
Potter Puppet Pals
A Very Potter Musical 

Fan fiction:
Harry Potter Fan Fiction

Fan art:
Accio Brain!

But sorry, friends—if you weren’t already on the Pottermore bandwagon, you’ll have to wait until the indefinite Beta period ends. 

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This week we present our own humorous look at fan-generated art: aka, it’s FAN FICTION WEEK!

Not too many songs this week as we spent waaay too much time defining the key terms in fan culture, fan fiction, and fan art. What exactly is “canon”? What’s an “AU”? What is “fluff”? What if, instead of marrying Ginny, Harry got with Hermione? Or Draco? Or some made-up half-veela Mary Sue with silver hair and purple eyes?? 

Here are some of the links we discuss during the show (you can also find all these on our facebook page's event for this show):

The Shoebox Project
Accio Brain! Fan art
Art by Marta (her website is now down, but you can find her art elsewhere)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Canon vs. AU

"Different As Can Be" by Joe Walker and Brian Rosenthal (A Very Potter Musical)
"Pretty Girl" by Peeved
"My Baby" by Ministry of Magic
"In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out" by the Whomping Willows
"Draco and Harry" by Into the Pensieve 
"Ode to George" by Katie and the Bells
"Come On Angelina" by Gred and Forge
"The Ballad of Neville and Luna" by the Remus Lupins
"I’ll Love You Good" by Mimbulus Mimbletonia
"Pensieve Diggory" by Ministry of Magic
"Cedric" by the Moaning Myrtles
"Ode to Minor Characters" by Ginny and the Heartbreakers
"Wizard Love" by Luke Conard
"Granger Danger" by Joey Richter and Lauren Lopez (A Very Potter Musical)
"Confessions of the Half Blood Prince" by Into the Pensieve
"Miss Bulstrode" by Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills
"Who is Blaise Zambini?" by the Parselmouths
"Brotherly Love" by Gred and Forge 

We’re here because we love Harry Potter, but we’re not here for Harry Potter. We’re here to celebrate the stuff that’s being created around Harry Potter.

Hank Green speaking at LeakyCon 2011 for the upcoming Real For Us documentary.

This is among the most accurate, succinct explanations of the fandom for people not in the fandom to understand. 

(via prepstergrunge)

(via siriuslyslytherin)

Hey wizards! Are you going to the annual Leaky Con in Chicago this August? 



Check it out and we hope to see you there!