Episodes

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Chapter 50: Myers-Briggs-Potter

This week, Sam and Emily discuss the 16 different personality types and discuss their relation to Harry Potter characters. The Myers-Briggs type indicator test analyzes one's personality based on extraversion (E)/introversion (I), sensing (S)/intuition(N), thinking (T)/feeling (F), and judgement (J)/perception (P). It was developed by mother-daughter duo Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. To quote Ronald Weasley, they "know more about you than you do". 

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Chapter 49: Support Cedric Diggory

"Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and a fierce, fierce friend."
- Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) 


In this episode Sam and Emily lift their wands (and glasses) to pay tribute to Cedric Diggory, Hogwarts' Hufflepuff, Triwizard champion, with his very own character profile episode. 

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Chapter 48: Yule Ballin'

DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE???

This week, Sam and Emily will give a synopsis of the middle chunk of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. During which they will be comparing the film to the book and sipping on a festive Yule Mule cocktail.

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Chapter 47: Constant Vigilance

This week Sam and Emily dive back into their re-read of Goblet of Fire by tackling chapters 13-24. There are SO MANY THINGS that happen in the pages of these chapters. Tune in to hear their take on the book so far!

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chapter 46: I got 99 problems but a snitch ain't one

The quaffle is released and the game begins! This week's episode is all about the most talked-about sport in the Wizarding World, Quidditch! Join Sam and Emily as they explore the facts and history surrounding the sport. Along with some of the most popular moves and most common fouls. Don't forget to grab your Firebolt (cocktaill)! And remember, snitches get stitches.

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Chapter 45: I love magic

Join Sam and Emily this week as they compare the first third of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie and book! They discuss what did and did not make the cut in the first 20 minutes of the movie, while enjoying an Old Fashioned cocktail!

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Chapter 44: Morsmordre

Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week, in which Sam and Emily begin their deep dive into the fourth installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. During this episode, Sam and Emily analyze the first third (twelve chapters) of the book while sipping on something hot-- a Goblet of Fire cocktail! 

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Chapter 43: Harry Potter and the Game of Thrones

Winter is coming… to Hogwarts! In this special episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily welcome back recurring guest, Sarah, to compare Game of Thrones to our favorite series. This episode the three delve into their feelings about the conclusion to GoT, talk about similarities and differences between the two franchises, drink, and know things. The Dornish wine was flowing throughout! 

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chapter 42: more fan theories

This week Sam and Emily welcome back Chad from It's Bourbon Night! The three of them attempt to break down a couple Harry Potter Reddit theories while sipping on a Tight Spot cocktail. There might even be a couple Avengers: End Game conversations dropped in so *SPOILERS* if you have been living under a rock and for some reason have not seen it. 

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Chapter 41: Previously Recorded Crossover

Join Sam and Emily this week as they are featured on and collaborate with Previously Recorded. In this episode, we attempt to definitively rank the top 10 characters in the Harry Potter series. Since we are doing something a little different this week, we decided to keep it classic with one of our favorite drinks: Butterbeer! 

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Chapter 40: I've Done my Waiting!

Sam and Emily breakdown the second half of the "Prisoner of Azkaban" movie in this week's episode, thus completing their deep dive into the third installment of the series! In honor of the prisoner of Azkaban himself, this episode comes paired with an extremely dark and smooth beer: the Black Butte Porter.

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Chapter 39: Dementor! Dementor!

Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily dive back into the Prisoner of Azkaban! There's a lot of content to unpack here, so this episode is a little longer, plus we were late so... you're welcome ;) This episode also came paired with a very strong drink. Be wary of the Hair of the Dog cocktail! It just might bite you. 

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Chapter 38: Moony Presents His Compliments

Jump back in this week as Sam and Emily try to unpack all of their feelings for Remus Lupin and his "furry little problem". They dive into Lupin's background before discussing JK's thoughts on him, and their reasons why he's an inspiration to us all. To show solidarity with Lupin, they sip on a deceptively sweet, Wolfsbane Potion cocktail. 

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Chapter 37: Stroke the Spine

This week Sam and Emily continue their deep dive into the Prisoner of Azkaban, by dissecting the first half of the movie and discussing how it compares to the first half of the book. Prepare for fan-girl moments over Alfonso Cuarón's direction and Ron Weasley's lion impersonation. This episode is best served with a Fat Lady Float- a fun, alcoholic spin on a root beer float!

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Chapter 36: Expecto Patronum!

Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! In this episode, Sam and Emily continue their deep dive into the series by covering the first half of Prisoner of Azkaban (book). JK is at it again with her heavy-handed foreshadowing! This episode is best paired with a Patronus Charm Cocktail. 

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Chapter 35: We Solemnly Swear that we are up to no good

Join Sam and Emily this week as they preface their deep dive into The Prisoner of Azkaban, with an episode solely dedicated to the Marauders. A PREQUEL, if you will.  Sam and Emily discuss what all we know about the Marauders, along with some interesting facts about the foursome. This episode comes served with a perfectly complex glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Chapter 34: True and Unafraid of Toil

Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week, in which Sam and Emily discuss all things Hufflepuff.  Including house facts and history, along with some of their favorite Hufflepuffs! Grab your Hufflepuff Bananas Foster and tune in! 

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Chapter 33: Harry Potter and the Ranking of the Snacks

In this episode, Sam and Emily welcome back Chaz from Chapter 7, to discuss the top 10 snacks from the franchise! No, not the consumable kind of snacks that you get from Honeydukes or by pressing F7 on a vending machine. We are talking about the human snack specimens from the Wizarding World. Since this episode has us all up in our sweet feelings, we will be pairing it with some indulgent Butterbeer!

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Chapter 32: Enemies of the heir, beware

Join Sam & Emily this week, back in The Chamber of Secrets! Polyjuice Potion in hand, this episode compares the book and movie version of the second installment in the series.

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Chapter 31: The chamber of secrets has been opened

Jump back in with Sam and Emily as they begin another deep dive, this time into The Chamber of Secrets! In this episode they will discuss major plot points from the book along with their questions and observations. Grab your Moaning Myrtle cocktail and tune in!

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Chapter 30: Wit beyond Measure

This week is Emily's birthday, so it's only fitting that this episode is devoted to honoring Emily's Hogwarts house, Ravenclaw! Throughout the episode Sam and Emily will discuss the history and details surrounding Ravenclaw house, along with some of the house's most notable members, all while enjoying their Ravenclaw themed cocktails. 🦅💙

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Chapter 29: A cauldron full of hot, strong love

It's almost Valentine's Day! Whether you are in a relationship or single this Valentine's Day, we can all come together to celebrate the couples of the Wizarding World. In this episode, Sam and Emily sip on their freshly brewed Amortentia while they discuss their top 7 couples from the series, along with a few other topics!

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Chapter 28: Started from the (Long)Bottom

Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! This week Sam and Emily have their first character profile of the year, completely devoted to Neville Longbottom. While he may be overlooked and underestimated throughout most of the series by his counterparts, we explore exactly why Neville Longbottom is one hero not to be forgotten!

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Chapter 27: Comparing The Sorcerer's Stone Book & Movie

Tune into Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week as Sam and Emily welcome back Sarah from Chapter 19. The trio discuss in depth the first ever film of the series and how it compares to the book. The good and the bad of the Sorcerer's Stone! Throughout the episode they will be indulging in another original cocktail: The Gryffindor! 

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Chapter 26: A Deep dive into the Sorcerer's Stone

Hello everyone and welcome to Chapter 26! Join Sam and Emily in this week's episode as they in-depthly review and discuss the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone book. After re-reading the first book in the series, they both had a lot of new insight to present to each other including foreshadowing, questions, and theory tie-ins. Throughout the episode they they sip on their original cocktail creation, Unicorn Blood! 

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Chapter 25: Voldemort vs. Grindelwald

Join Sam and Emily this week as they welcome their guest and host of This is My Bourbon Podcast, Perry! During this episode the trio discuss the two biggest villains of the Wizarding World: Voldemort and Grindelwald. Who is more terrifying? Who would win in a duel? While debating this topic they sip on the drink of the week, bourbon butterbeer! Stick around to test Perry's Harry Potter trivia knowledge!

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Chapter 24: Together at last

Hello everyone! Join us this week for Chapter 24! This episode is a very special one because Sam and Emily were actually together for the recording! While they were enjoying some quality time together, (and a gin and tonic) they also answered some listener questions and played a game of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit.

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Chapter 23: Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for joining us in 2019! We have some big plans for the podcast this year, so join us in this episode as we discuss our goals and resolutions for 2019. We will be starting the New Year off right by enjoying some festive Felix Felicis for good luck! Cheers!

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Chapter 22: Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas! This week we are celebrating the holidays by discussing some of our favorite Christmas moments from the Harry Potter books and movies, along with what we would like to receive as a gift in the Potterverse- all while sipping on some festive eggnog. We also have our gift exchange! This is our last episode of 2018, so we wanted to give it to you all early as a Christmas present from us! 

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Chapter 21: Fan Theories

Tune in this week as Sam and Emily welcome guest, Natalie to the podcast! We will be sipping on a couple of I.C. Lights as we get to know Natalie and her HP history, discuss Harry Potter inspired tattoos, and 5 fun fan theories! 

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Chapter 20: For the greater good

Join us as we enjoy two of our favorite drinks while discussing two of our favorite lovebirds: Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald! Sam will be enjoying a vodka-cran with lime, and Emily will be warming up with our butterbeer. Also don't miss a special new segment we are introducing this episode, along with an interesting theory about the Dumbledore-Grindelwald final duel!

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Chapter 19: The Life and lies of Albus Dumbledore

In this week's episode Sam and Emily bring on guest, Sarah, to discuss the history and life of Albus Dumbledore. Join them in Chapter 19, as they talk all about the bad-ass headmaster's controversial backstory, while also sipping on a tart lemon drop cocktail in his honor!

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Chapter 18: beast mode part iii

A R E   Y O U   R E A D Y   F O R   I T ?

To conclude our Fantastic Beast Mode three-part series, we are giving our unofficial, official review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. So if you haven't seen it yet, CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD. Join us in Chapter 18, as we discuss the movie for the first time with each other. Also, bring your bottle of 19 Crimes. You're going to need a drink! 

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chapter 17: beast mode part ii

It’s time for Chapter 17: Beast Mode Part 2! Emily’s fiancé, Karn, joins us to discuss all things regarding the Wizarding World of the United States. Grab some pumpkin juice and tune in! 

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chapter 16: beast mode part i

Join Sam and Emily this week as they kick off Beast Mode! A three-part series that will cover all things Fantastic Beasts. In this episode, Sam and Emily dive deep into discussing the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie (spoilers!) while sipping on the featured cocktail of the week, Gigglewater! 

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Chapter 15: a newbie's guide to Harry Potter

Happy National Nachos Day, and slightly, more importantly, Election Day!!!! After you go vote, grab some nachos and a margarita while you tune in to Chapter 15: A Newbie's Guide to Harry Potter. In this episode we are joined by a Harry Potter newb, Bailey, to see what she thinks the Harry Potter series is all about. After we find out Bailey's Pottermore results, stay tuned as we set the record straight while discussing the major plot points and themes of each book! 

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chapter 14: happy halloween

TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!!! Thought you ought to know! Happy Halloween, everyone! Join Sam and Emily this week as they discuss the significance of the holiday in the Harry Potter series while also sipping on some homemade polyjuice potion.

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Chapter 13: Hallows vs. Horcruxes

Join Sam and Emily this week as they welcome special guests and hosts of, It’s Bourbon Night- Chad and Sara! The guest duo are bourbon know-it-alls and potterheads to boot! This episode's discussion will focus on the comparison of hallows and horcruxes, while enjoying a pour or two of Wild Turkey bourbon. Find out which each of them would choose as a hallow and what they would make into a horcrux!

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chapter 12: No underage wizards allowed in today

In light of yesterday being National Liqueur Day, we are celebrating by adding amaretto to the most famous drink of the Harry Potter series--Butterbeer! Join us as we discuss the drinks and the taverns from the series, while enjoying our homemade butterbeer. We also tried out a new game, Harry Potter themed "Would You Rather?". 

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Chapter 11: the cursed child

This week's episode is coming to you late, and we apologize for the wait! But nevertheless we are back with Chapter 11: The Cursed Child. Join us this week as we discuss (rant..) in detail all about the 8th installment in the Harry Potter series. Grab your wine, it's a doozy! 

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Chapter 10: Voldemort: inherently evil?

This week's episode is all about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, The Dark Lord, You-Know-Who, alright you guessed it, Lord Voldemort. Join Sam and Emily as they bring on a very special guest, (who also happens to be Emily's mom) to discuss the nature of Voldemort's evilness. Was it inherent, or was it a product of his troubled childhood? 

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Chapter 9: The Minors

Join us this week as we discuss some of the minor characters from Harry Potter! Whether they are stealing your hearts in the background of the main plot, whether they are intriguing you with their subtle cockiness, or whether they are spiking your interest just by being mentioned in passing. These characters may have a minor role in the story, but they have a major role in our hearts. We want to know more about them!

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Chapter 8: Let's hear it for the boys

In response to, Chapter 5: Yass Queen, it's only fair to show some love for the men of Harry Potter! This week we share our definitive ranking of the top ten bad-ass men of the series. Join us in our discussion of that, along with a couple of fan theories! 

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chapter 7: Snape Snape Severus Snape

Here we are with Chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! This week is all about the one and only, Severus Snape. Join Sam and Emily in their discussion, as they welcome fellow HP nerd, self-proclaimed Slytherin, and steadfast Snape supporter, Chaz Barry!

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chapter 6: unanswered questions

In this week's episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily tackle and discuss their unanswered, burning questions from the series! Anything and everything we would ask J.K. Rowling if we could. Plus we each discuss a popular, yet controversial fan-theory. 

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chapter 5: Yass queen

This week we welcome our close friend, (and bad-ass queen) Heather, to another episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast. Join us first, as we find out Heather's Hogwarts house, patronous, and wand. Then stay tuned for our definitive Top 10 list of the most bad-ass women from the Harry Potter series! 

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Chapter 4: Twenty-three years later

Grab your time-turner and join Sam and Emily for this week's episode, Chapter 4:Twenty-Three Years Later. As they take a journey to the past, they will discuss their favorite characters as well as the characters they related to the most while growing up! 

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Chapter 3: Gone too soon

We're back this week to discuss the most notable, heart-breaking, and in some cases, necessary deaths in Harry Potter! Andrew Gill, Emily's dad, joins in the discussion. We hope you enjoy! 

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Chapter 2: we open at the close

Who is ready to open at the close? We are kicking off our Harry Potter discourse this week by starting at the end of the series! Bring your tissues and your wine! 

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Chapter 1: The girls who drank

AND WE ARE LIVE PEOPLE! Welcome to our first episode! Welcome to Harry Potter And The Half Drunk Podcast! We’re Sam and Emily! Long time best friends and lovers of Harry Potter and adult beverages. We are starting this podcast to combine our two loves and discuss everything Harry Potter, from books to movies to fan theories!

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