• Character Fabius Watkins is a Quidditch player. He was a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies and also their Team Captain (c. 1960s-1970s). He was killed in a collision with a helicopter (WoM). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character The Fat Lady is a painting of a large woman in a pink silk dress which hangs over the round doorway into the Gryffindor Common Room. To gain admittance to through the portrait hole, a person must give the correct password to the Fat Lady, in which case she swings… Read More
• Character Mervyn Fenwick played Keeper for the Tutshill Tornados Quidditch team during the 1990s (DP2). He was affected by a bout of sleeping sickness during a match against the Ballycastle Bats, possibly caused by Bats’ captain Finbar Quigley hitting him with a Bludger (DP2). Read More
• Character Fernando Diaz was a Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. A youthful Brazilian team went all the way to the finals in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, with Diaz and his fellow Chasers Alejandra Alonso and Gonçalo Flores leading the way (Pm). In spite of… Read More
• Character Presumably the inventor of Filibuster’s Fabulous No-Heat, Wet-Start Fireworks (CS4,GF11). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Firebolt, released in the summer of 1993, is the fastest racing broom in the world at that time. Developed by Randolph Spudmore, it is ground-breaking in that it has goblin-made ironwork parts – although working with goblins leads to frequent strikes, making this quite a rare broom. Features… Read More
• Broomsticks Firebolt is the broom manufacturer that developed the Firebolt brooms (PA4) and, probably, the Firebolt Supreme (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Firebolt Supreme is the racing broom used by the winning Bulgarian National Team during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 —… Read More
• Sports teams A Quidditch team from Massachusetts in the United States. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Food and drinks A sweet available in Honeydukes. Ron describes them as “massive sherbet balls that make you levitate a few inches off the ground…” (PA5). They are rumored to be made with dried Billywig stings (FB, BN). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Character O’Flaherty is a name by which Professor Binns addressed Seamus Finnegan during a classroom discussion in November of 1992. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical effects A flesh memory is a memory retained by a Golden Snitch of the Seeker who caught it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Transportation The fireplaces of the Wizarding World are a connected for traveling. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Transportation Floo Powder is a silvery powder, was invented in the 1200s by Ignatia Wildsmith (FW), and when thrown in the fire allows magical travel and magical communication between fireplaces connected to the Floo Network. The powder is thrown into the flames, which burst up emerald green. To travel, a witch or… Read More
• Event Wildsmith, one of many inventors from Ravenclaw House (Pm), dies at the age of 93 after revolutionizing wizarding travel (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Gonçalo Flores played Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Darren Floyd was a Beater on the Welsh National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During the 2014 tournament, the skills of the Welsh team were overshadowed and possibly distracted by the controversy surrounding their volatile manager, Gwenog Jones (Pm). Winning their first… Read More
• Plants The flutterby bush is a predatory magical plant that quivers and shakes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Transportation Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Magical effects While “[n]o spell yet devised enables wizards to fly unaided in human form” (QA1), various spells create flying effects. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Broomsticks Flyte and Barker are the manufacturers of the Twigger 90 broomstick, which was developed in 1990 to rival brooms from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Although expensive and with extra features, it had an unfortunate tendency to warp (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch manoeuvre for which the Sumbawanga Sunrays team are famous (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Quidditch A foul is an infraction of the rules of Quidditch. When a player commits one of these fouls, the opposing team are awarded a penalty by the referee (QA6). According to Kennilworthy Whisp in his book Quidditch Through the Ages, there are seven hundred recorded ways… Read More
• Event 8:45 pm: The twins are caught by Filch turning a Hogwarts corridor into a swamp. Umbridge tells them that they’re going to find out what happens to wrongdoers at Hogwarts, to which they reply “No, I don’t think we will.” They Accio their brooms from her office and fly off… Read More
• Event Fred and George know that Harry desperately wants to go to Hogsmeade but he is not allowed because escaped convict Sirius Black is on the loose and the castle is surrounded by Dementors. So they decide to give him the Marauder’s Map, which they discovered in Filch’s filing cabinet under… Read More
• Event The students in general act up in rebellion when Umbridge replaces Dumbledore as the school’s head, but Fred and George’s act of protest – wreaking havoc by setting off a whole crate of their Wildfire Whiz-Bangs fireworks inside the castle – takes the cake. Similarly displeased with Umbridge, the teachers… Read More
• Spells The Freezing Charm is a spell which immobilizes objects or creatures.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Otmar Frick was a Chaser for the Liechtenstein National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More