We long ago revealed our hand when it comes to our penchant for Harry Potter completism (see also The Chapter Titles Were So Good, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text) and this Canadian offering makes a welcome contribution to the field. Our two hosts, self-described "lady scholars", are terrific company - razor-sharp but not self-serious - funny, even - and they reach for academic and pop culture references with equal ease during these passionate deep-dives into the seven texts that defined a generation. Around 30 consecutive episodes break down Books 1 - 7, with subsequent, more occasional instalments turning to new extensions in the Potterverse[TM], like Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts. Good, thoughtful fun.
Gateway episodes: Episode 5A: Prisoner of Time Constraints (21 Apr 2015) / Episode 9: The Cleansing Fire (8 Sep 2015) / Episode 11A: The Full-blood Patriarchy (12 Jan 2016)