podcastWitch, Please is a fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world hosted by Hannah McGregor (Simon Fraser University) and Marcelle Kosman (University of Alberta), and produced by Hannah Rehak and WLU Press. In each episode Hannah and Marcelle -- and often an illustrious guest -- offer a critical take on this beloved but problematic series through a different theoretical lens, from Orientalism to Disability Studies.
Witch, Please is a non-peer reviewed podcast informed by scholarly perspectives.
Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5
Announcing the Witch, Please Reboot!
Book 1, Ep. 1 | The Chosen One
Book 1, Ep.5 | Trauma with Lucia M. Lorenzi, PhD.
Book 1, Ep.6. | Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Wrap-Up
Book 2, Ep.1 | Feminist Theory
A Holiday Special from the Archives featuring Neale Barnholden!
Book 2, Ep. 4| Disability Studies with Jes Battis, PhD.
Book 2, Ep. 5 | Celebrity Studies
Book 2 , Episode 7 | Chamber of Secrets Wrap-Up
Introducing: The Real Question
Book 3, Ep. 3 | Animal Studies Revisited
Book 3, Ep.4 | Disability and Resistant Readings with with Tea Gerbeza
Book 3, Ep. 5 | Werewolves: A Metaphor?
Book 3, Ep. 6 | The Prison Industrial Complex with Mercedes Eng
Book 3, Ep. 7 | Prisoner of Azkaban Wrap-Up
Book 4, Ep. 2 | The Nation State
Book 4, Ep. 3 | Critical Race Theory with K. Alex
Book 4, Ep. 5 | Trans Studies with Taylor Allgeier-Follett
Book 4, Ep. 6 | The Return of Pedagogy
Book 4, Ep. 7 | Monstrous Women with Jess Zimmerman
Book 4, Ep. 8 | Magical Capital
Book 4, Ep. 9 | The Goblet of Fire Wrap-Up
Inside Our Patreon: Bonus Episode with Ella McLeod
Book 5, Episode 1 | Critical Archival Studies
Book 5, Ep. 2 | PTSD with Addie Merians
Book 5, Episode 4 | Fan Studies with Amanda Allen
Book 5, Episode 5 | Shapeshifting
Bonus Ep: Witch, Please After 8: A Holidate
Book 5, Episode 6 | Centaurs with jaye simpson
Book 5, Episode 7 | Media Studies: The Wand is the Message
Book 5, Episode 8 | Mad Studies
Book 5, Episode 9 | The Order of the Phoenix Wrap-Up