• Character Odo the Hero is the “dying wizard” about whom was written a drinking song in the Wizarding World. Part of the song goes as follows: And Odo the hero, they bore him back home To the place that he’d known as a lad They laid him to rest with his… Read More
• Character Whoever Ogden was, he or she has lent their name to the popular (and powerful) wizarding spirit “Ogden’s Old Firewhiskey.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Food and drinks A strong alcoholic beverage similar to Muggle whiskey that burns the throat (OP5).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Oona was an innkeeper in Yorkshire in the 1100s. She provided the local “Kwidditch” team with the barrels they used for goals and afterwards, gave free mead all night to celebrate the team’s victory over Ilkley (QA3). Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry and the Weasleys are late for the Hogwarts Express (again), Harry and Ginny encounter Neville on the train, and they are introduced to Luna Lovegood and her father’s magazine, The Quibbler. Cho Chang makes a brief appearance, and Harry sees what… Read More
• Source The start-of-term feast takes place, the Sorting Hat gives warning in its new song, Harry recognizes Dolores Umbridge as she is introduced as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and Harry learns that not everyone believes that Voldemort is back. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Fred and George advertise for volunteers to test their products, the trio discusses their schedules and the upcoming O.W.L.s, Harry has an outburst in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Umbridge assigns him detention for a week, and McGonagall warns him to keep his temper under control. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Hermione stops the twins from experimenting on first-years, Ron tries to stop unknowing house-elves from taking Hermione’s knitted hats, and Professor Grubbly-Plank teaches Care of Magical Creatures as there is still no sign of Hagrid. Harry serves Umbridge’s detentions, in which an enchanted quill cuts lines into the back of… Read More
• Source Harry sends a letter to Sirius, he encounters Cho Chang and she calls him brave, and the Gryffindor team’s first practice is less than spectacular.  Percy sends Ron a letter warning him against continuing his friendship with Harry, and Sirius communicates with Harry through the common room fire. Read More
• Source Umbridge is made Hogwarts High Inquisitor, and Harry loses his temper again in Defense Against the Dark Arts, serving another week’s detention. Umbridge observes the professors in class, and Ron and Hermione try to convince Harry to give Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry, Hermione, and Ron hold a meeting at the Hog’s Head to discuss with other students the possibility of Harry giving them Defence lessons, and Hermione tells Ron and Harry that Ginny is dating Michael Corner. Podcast: Play… Read More
• Source The High Inquisitor orders all Student Organizations, Societies, Teams, Groups, and Clubs disbanded, Harry and Ron learn that boys are not allowed in the girls’ dormitory, Hedwig is hurt coming back from London, and Sirius is almost caught by Umbridge in the Gryffindor common room fireplace. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Gryffindor defeats Slytherin, but Harry, Fred, and George are given a lifetime ban from Quidditch by Umbridge for fighting with Malfoy. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)… Read More
• Source Harry is angry and picks on Dudley, Dudley is attacked by Dementors, and their neighbour Mrs. Figg returns. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Hagrid returns and tells the story of his journey with Madame Maxime to the land of the giants, where they were unsuccessful in gaining an alliance. Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Source Hagrid’s class is observed by Umbridge, Ginny Weasley replaces Harry as Gryffindor’s Seeker, Dumbledore’s Army meets again, and Harry and Cho kiss. In a dream, Harry witnesses Arthur Weasley being bitten by a huge snake. Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Source Harry speculates on why Dumbledore will not look him in the eye, Hermione joins Harry and the Weasleys at Grimmauld Place for Christmas, and Percy sends back his Weasley sweater. They visit Arthur in St. Mungo’s encounter Gilderoy Lockhart, and see Neville and his gran visiting his parents. Read More
• Source Harry and the Weasleys return to Hogwarts after the holidays and Harry begins Occlumency lessons with Snape, during which Harry sees the dark corridor in the Department of Mysteries that he often dreams about. Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Source There is a mass breakout from Azkaban, a Ministry worker dies under suspicious circumstances, and Umbridge bans the teachers from giving students information unrelated to their subjects. Harry and Cho go on a date to Hogsmeade, and Hermione and Luna Lovegood arrange for Rita Skeeter to interview Harry, with his… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry advice on his love life, Gryffindor continues its losing streak at Quidditch, and Harry’s article is published in The Quibbler- which is quickly outlawed at Hogwarts by Umbridge. Harry has another disturbing dream from Voldemort’s point of view, Harry continues his Occlumency lessons with Snape, Trelawney is… Read More
• Source Harry and his classmates have their first Divination lesson with Firenze, Marietta Edgecombe tells Umbridge of the D.A.’s meeting but suffers the effects of Hermione’s jinx, Dobby warns Harry that the D.A. has been found out, and Harry denies the meetings to Fudge and Umbridge.  Kingsley Shacklebolt modifies Marietta’s memory,… Read More
• Source Umbridge replaces Dumbledore as Head of Hogwarts, the students (with the help of Fred’s and George’s inventions) rebel while the staff sit back and watch, and Umbridge tries to get Harry to tell her where Dumbledore is hiding.  Harry confronts Cho about her friend Marietta, continues his Occlumency lessons with… Read More
• Source Harry tells Ginny of his desire to talk to Sirius, receives career advice from Professor McGonagall, breaks into Umbridge’s office to use her floo to talk to Sirius about his father, and Fred and George leave Hogwarts. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry recalls the dream again, the Gryffindors play Ravenclaw for the final match of the Quidditch season, and Hagrid introduces Harry and Hermione to his half-brother, Grawp, making them promise to look after Grawp if he has to leave. Gryffindor wins the match and the Quidditch Cup, and Ron is… Read More
• Source Harry and Hermione tell Ron about Grawp, the fifth years take their O.W.L.s, Hagrid is sacked, McGonagall is stunned, and Harry dreams that Sirius is being tortured. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Source Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Luna help Harry break into Umbridge’s office, Kreacher leads Harry to believe that Sirius is at the Department of Mysteries, and Hermione tricks Umbridge into taking her and Harry into the Forbidden Forest. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Ron and Hermione are recovering from their injuries, Fudge publicly admits to Voldemort’s return, McGonagall returns from St. Mungo’s, and Harry asks Nearly-Headless Nick about ghosts. Harry rides home with Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Luna on the train; Moody, Lupin, and Tonks meet him at King’s Cross Station and warn the… Read More
• Source Harry learns of Sirius Black’s family background, and Molly and Sirius have a row regarding what is best for Harry. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Arthur Weasley takes Harry to the Ministry of Magic for his scheduled hearing and Harry gets a look at the Ministry building and the setup of its offices. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Source Ron and Hermione become prefects, Harry is jealous, and Mrs. Weasley’s boggart is revealed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Food and drinks Orange juice is available at breakfast at Hogwarts (GF15, OP12). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Food and drinks • Sweets Snacks for owls Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More