James Potter holds many titles. Husband, father, bully, leader, Prongs, chaser, and friend, to name a few. Join Sam and Emily this week as they devote a character profile to the man behind the titles, and talk all about James Potter. Grab your favorite beverage and tune in!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily welcome their friend, Zach, from the We Don't Wanna podcast! This episode topic was requested by a listener after hearing the episode where Sam and Emily went on We Don't Wanna. The trio speculate what all could have happened after that fateful Halloween night when Voldy attacked baby Harry. Grab a highball cocktail and tune in!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily dive into the first three chapters of another fanfic, "All the Young Dudes". The fanfic is about the Marauders from Lupin's perspective. Find the link to the story here, https://bit.ly/2V6OOYz, and the Spotify playlist here, https://spoti.fi/3ytYevN. Brew yourself a Mischief Cocktail and tune in!
This week Sam and Emily are celebrating Pride Month by welcoming guests and hosts of The Gayly Prophet, Lark and Jessie, onto the podcast! The four dive into queer and trans representation (or lack thereof) in the Harry Potter series, as well as their favorite fanfic couplings. Be sure to check out https://hashtagruthless.com/ for some awesome Harry Potter and Pride themed content and merch.
Tune into HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily are in person together, but not only that, they are in person WITH fan-favorite Gryffindor, Sarah! Listen as the three wrap up the house profile episodes the only appropriate way possible, by saving the best for last (or so Sarah says). Grab your Gryffindor cocktail and tune in.
Strap in because this show is going on the road! To Wilmington, North Carolina in fact, AKA, One Tree Hill. Sam and Emily recorded this Harry Potter/One Tree Hill crossover episode together, in person, in their Air BNB in Wilmington. Listen to hear a fun comparison of two of their favorite series.
Those cunning folk in Slytherin use any means to achieve their ends! This week Sam and Emily are talking all about them in a long-awaited Slytherin house profile episode. Slytherins can sometimes get a bad reputation (sometimes it's not a rep, it's just a fact) but there is much more to this house than what meets the eye. Grab a Slytherin cocktail and tune in! Cheers!
Sam and Emily devote this episode to everyone's favorite half-giant and Care of Magical Creatures professor. You guessed it- Hagrid! Hagrid is truly the heart of the series and Hogwarts wouldn't be home without him. Grab a Dragon's Fire cocktail and tune in. Cheers!
As requested by some listeners, this week Sam and Emily are reading their first Harry Potter fan fiction, "My Immortal". What started as a semi-optimistic episode took a quick turn into one of the wildest rides the podcast has ever seen. Make yourself a Red Wine Long Island and tune in if you dare. Cheers!
*Episode disclaimer*: The fanfic "My Immortal" contains ideals and language that may be triggering to some and in no way reflect the views of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast.
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily pay tribute to the late, great, actress Helen McCrory by devoting this episode to the sisters of the house of Black. Tune in to hear all about Bellatrix, Narcissa, and Andromeda Black. Be sure to check out the fan made film, Sisters of House of Black too. There are spoilers in this episode!
This week Sam and Emily are talking all about boggarts! Tune in to hear about what they think their boggarts would turn into. They also discuss if the exercise of ridding a boggart could represent a deeper practice of controlling and relieving anxiety. Grab yourself a fear cocktail and join in. Riddikulus!
Jump back into HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily talk all things Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody in this character profile episode. What could be more fitting to pair with a discussion on Moody than a nice, piping glass of Polyjuice Potion. Feel free to serve with or without the hair, and the flask is optional.
Surprise! It's the end of the Wizarding World Careers series. Tune in to hear Sam and Emily wrap up their discussion of the top 12 careers in the Wizarding World from P-Z.
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily talk about who they would cast in the prequels. This episode has been a listener suggestion for a while and it is finally time to discuss! Tune in to hear their casting picks and talk a bit about what else they would like to see from the prequels if (when) they are made. Listen until the end for a special announcement.
Happy Birthday to Sam this week and Happy St. Patty's Day! Tune in to hear Sam's personal character profile and reminiscings about the passing of time.
Welcome to part three of HP Half Drunk's Wizarding World career series! This week Sam and Emily are discussing the top 12 careers in the Wizarding World from K-O. Grab a Minister cocktail and tune in!
Happy March (literally how is it already March again) and Happy Women's History Month! Join Sam and Emily this week as they celebrate some of the most influential women in the WW and Harry Potter series. Grab your Women's Equali-TEA cocktail and tune in!
Happy Birthday to Emily this week as she celebrates turning 26 on National Margarita Day! Tune in to hear her personal character profile and recollections about the start of Sam and Emily's friendship.
Happy belated V-day to all HP Half-Drunk listeners! Hope you celebrated love either with your boo or with your bffs. Sam and Emily are honoring Valentine's Day this week by discussing some of the would-be couples fans have shipped in the Harry Potter series. Tune in to get their takes.
Join Sam and Emily this week as they continue their Wizarding World Career series by discussing the top 12 careers of F-J. Grab your healer cocktail and tune in!
Happy February and happy Black History Month! Sam and Emily are kicking off this month with a character profile on everyone's favorite West Ham fan, Dean Thomas! Tune in to hear their celebration of this truly upstanding young man.
Stars Hollow is going to Hogwarts in this week's episode of HP Half-Drunk. Whether you are a Gilmore Girls super fan like Sam and Emily, or you have never seen the show, this episode has something for everyone. Though, spoilers. Like, lots of spoilers. Tune in as the main characters from Gilmore Girls are sorted into their Hogwarts houses and Sam and Emily get half-drunk on Founder's Day Punch.
A: "What do you like me to call you when we're alone together?"
This has been a re-cap of this week's episode all about the powerhouse couple of Arthur and Molly Weasley.
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily talk all about canon. What is canon, really? And what is considered to be (and not to be) canon in the Harry Potter series? Tune in to find out!
New year, new series! This week Sam and Emily kick off a new mini series: Wizarding World Careers A-Z. This episode will focus on the top 12 careers in the Wizarding World beginning with the letters A-E. Grab your Auror cocktail and tune in!
Happy New Year! If you're ready to welcome 2021 tune into this week's episode; and bid adieu to 2020 with Sam and Emily as they reflect on the past year, and what a year it's been. Listen as they also set some modest goals for 2021.
Tis the damn season, y'all! Time for Christmas and Santa Claus talk, gift giving and receiving, and most importantly- festive cocktails. Tune in to hear the HP Half-Drunk 3rd annual Christmas Spectacular. Merry Christmas, you filthy animals!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily discuss the plausibility of some more fan theories and then play a game of HP "Would You Rather". Make yourself some delicious and festive Mulled Wine and tune in!
Tune in to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily talk all about a couple of the biggest unsung heroes of the Harry Potter series- Regulus Black and his trusty sidekick, Kreacher. These two made a huge impact on the plot of the series and deserve some recognition. Pour one out for them!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily are joined by podcast favorite, and Emily's favorite Dad, Andrew. The three discuss what they are thankful for from the Wizarding World and then pair traditional Thanksgiving foods with Harry Potter characters. It's a fun and light episode served with a dark and heavy, stout ale. Grab yours and tune in!
Tune into HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily present a very special character profile all about the one and only, Minerva McGonagall. Get ready to be surprised about Minerva's upbringing and early life-- there's a lot you may not know. Listen while you sip a stiff and classy Gin and Tonic.
After a brief hiatus, HP Half-Drunk is back this week to discuss a listener suggested topic: the worst characters of Harry Potter. It's only fitting that this episode comes served with the worst alcohol on the shelf. Grab yours and tune in!
It's almost Halloween, so this week join Sam and Emily as they welcome back Katie Paige to the podcast to discuss real-life witchy, magic things. Tarot cards, crystal balls, crystals, psychics, the whole lot. Stay tuned for a round of trivia!
Tune into HP Half-Drunk this week to hear Sam and Emily talk about everything and nothing in this fun catch up episode. The two sip on some bourbon while they talk about life updates, re-take their Hogwarts house quiz, and play some trivia!
What could be a better start to spooky season than a discussion all about the arguably most terrifying character in the Harry Potter series, Bellatrix Lestrange? Can't think of anything? Well then you better tune in!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily are joined by their longtime friend, Heather, to wrap up the Harry Potter enneagram series. This episode is focused on the Gut Triad, which includes types 8, 9, and 1. Make yourself a glass of Rum Punch and tune in!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as we are joined by the hosts of Say Enneathing to continue our enneagram + Harry Potter discussion! This episode focuses on characters centered in the heart triad and is paired with a perfectly appropriate pumpkin beer.
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as they are joined by Abbey Howe, from Enneagram with Abbey! Get ready to learn all about the enneagram, but more specifically the enneagram types in the head triad, and which Harry Potter characters are associated with them.
Tune in this week to hear Sam and Emily's answers to your AUA questions! They were sipping on a veritaserum cocktail throughout, so you know they were answering honestly. Also stick around for a quick round of trivia.
Join Sam and Emily this week as they show some respect for the OG (original ginger) witch and mom, Lily Evans Potter. Followed by a game of HP Would You Rather, and topped off with a Redhead cocktail.
How could this episode not be totally awesome when Sam and Emily are joined again by guest, Sarah, to discuss act two of AVPM? Add in a Strawberry Twizzlers cocktail, plus a round of trivia, and you're in for a treat!
Welcome back this week as Sam and Emily are joined by fan favorite, Sarah, to discuss the first act of A Very Potter Musical. How has this never been talked about before? The laughs, takes, and butterbeer floats were flowing!
It's no secret that Harry isn't the best at thinking before he acts. This week Sam and Emily recount five times when Harry actually effed up and made things worse, and discuss the consequences of those fateful bad decisions. To go along with Harry's screw ups, they are drinking a very appropriate cocktail- The Screw Up.
Join Sam and Emily this week as they welcome long-time listener, David, to the podcast. David is a hero in the muggle world, as a math teacher to tiny humans. He had the great idea to talk about how we can continue to keep Harry Potter alive throughout future generations, by discussing the lessons that the series teaches us. As David is a fellow Kentuckian, it's only natural that the bourbon was flowing throughout. Grab yours and tune in.
It's the week after finishing the deep dive of the entire series, and Sam and Emily are left licking their wounds. In this episode they discuss where they are now in the series and if any of their thoughts and feelings have changed. Paired with The Cure cocktail, hopefully after this episode their series hangover will be waning.
Don't dream it's over! This week Sam and Emily are concluding the deep dive in its entirety, by comparing the last part of the Deathly Hallows book to film. The emotions and Wild Turkey 101 were flowing throughout.
In this milestone episode, Sam and Emily keep it one hundred by reflecting back on their podcast journey so far. They also speculate on the possibility of another 100 episodes. The episode is rounded out by a few old favorites like 'shag, marry, kill' and trivia, along with a new fun game of HP 'would you rather'. Grab a butterbeer and tune in!
All good things must come to an end, deep dives included. In this week's episode, Sam and Emily wrap up their re-read of the series by discussing the final chapters of Deathly Hallows. All of the feelings are felt and all is not well.
This episode has been long-time overdue, and it's purpose is to give the "other" Weasleys (AKA Bill, Charlie, and Percy) the conversation and acknowledgement that they deserve. We will be sipping on summery and fruity Mai Tais to pay homage to the trademark Weasley hair.
Sam and Emily have finally reached the beginning of the end, and have started watching Deathly Hallows Part Two. Tune in to hear their comparison of film to book in this continued deep dive. Maybe also listen to Big Sean before tuning in.
After a few weeks off from the Deathly Hallows deep dive, Sam and Emily are finally back to it this week. As always, there's a lot of content to unpack. Grab your drink and tune in!
This week Sam and Emily are joined by PFTCommenter, host of Pardon My Take, the number one sports podcast in the world. Some have described this episode as the crossover event of the century. PFT gets all his questions answered about Harry Potter and quidditch, and there's even a little GoT conversation thrown in. All while enjoying the renowned MD 20/20.
Sam & Emily are back after a week of muting in order to uplift the Black Lives Matter movement. In an effort to keep the important conversation of diversity and race going, this week HP Half-Drunk is joined by the creators of Gray Matters. The four girls discuss how race is portrayed in the series and beyond, and also what steps we can take in the future to be better.
This week Sam and Emily are joined by budding musical artist, Sarah Barrios! Not only is Sarah an extremely talented singer/songwriter, she is also a huge fan of Harry Potter and advocates for the importance of reading. Give her a listen!
Sam and Emily are back this week to finish up their book/film comparison of Deathly Hallows Part 1. They also get trendy with their drink of the week: a Dalgona Martini. Grab yours and tune in!
Sam and Emily continue their Deathly Hallows deep-dive this week by discussing chapters 18-24. The crew continue on their horcrux destroying journey and also learn about the hallows. Grab a Silver Doe cocktail and join in!
Whatta week! Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo? This calls for a celebration indeed, and for the addition of a special guest on this week's episode. Dave from Inside the Force, joins this week's episode to offer insights on the similarities between the two sagas. He also learns about Hogwarts houses and helps decide where some Star Wars characters would be sorted. After this episode, he discovered he is a Gryffindor.
Smells like teen spirit in this week's episode of HP Half-Drunk. Tune in as Sam and Emily have their part two analysis of the Deathly Hallows film, while enjoying a couple of Coronas.
Tune in this week as Sam and Emily keep rolling through Deathly Hallows, covering chapters 11-17. Also back by popular demand-Reading Time With Andrew! There is so much content to get through in this episode, you're gonna want to pair it with a drink. Possibly a snakebite beer cocktail?
The world feels a little crazy right now, so this week, Sam and Emily are getting even crazier by tossing around some wild Harry Potter fan theories. Hopefully this episode can help lighten the mood when life is currently pretty heavy.
Sam and Emily are back again this week to dissect the first 45 minutes of the Deathly Hallows Part 1 film. Overall, job well done! Tune in to hear all of their takes.
This week is the beginning of the end of Sam and Emily's deep dive into the series, as they discuss the first ten chapters of Deathly Hallows. Feelings are felt and drinks are poured out for those who have departed from the series forever. Grab whatever your quarantine drink is and tune in!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily finish their deep-dive into the Half-Blood Prince. The positivity expressed in earlier episodes when comparing the book to the film, is pretty much benched in this episode, but you were warned! Everyone should be half-drunk on their quarantini's while listening because really, why the hell not?
This week is special (but also super weird for obvious reasons) because it is Sam's birthday! Though it felt eerie to celebrate a birthday right now, it was still a fun time that Sam and Emily got to spend together this past weekend. Listen as Sam makes her birthday wishes and they both reflect on being 25.
It's been awhile since we have dove into the Half-Blood Prince book, but we are back at it this week and we are finishing it! There are so many things that unfold in the last few chapters of this book and we try our best to cover them all.
How long have we been waiting for this? Finally Sam and Emily deliver their Ginny Weasley character profile and there are SO many feelings about this gal. She is much admired in the HP Half-Drunk world. Go make yourself an aperol spritz and tune in!
This week is very special because it is Emily's birthday week! Throughout the episode Emily will detail her "birthday wishes" of things she wishes she could add to or alter about the Wizarding World. Tune in to hear them!
This week Sam and Emily are observing Galentine's Day! The holiday that celebrates female friendships. This episode was a listener suggestion and will focus on the bad bitches (witches) in the Wizarding World.
Who is ready to listen to Sam and Emily rant about how the plot completely breaks down in this part three film analysis of Half-Blood Prince? Okay, it's not a complete rant, but still. Tune in to hear all of the thoughts.
Back into the pensieve we go! Join Sam and Emily in this week's deep dive episode as they comment on chapters 16 through 23 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Cheers!
Draco's father is probably tired of hearing about his son's petty problems; but in this HP Half-Drunk episode they are the topic of discussion. Tune in this week with your Draco Malfoy Martini to hear what all the fuss is about.
Join Sam and Emily this week as they break-down part two of the Half-Blood Prince film and compare it to the book. There were plenty of positives, along with plenty of critiques.
In this episode Sam and Emily jump back into their re-read of Half-Blood Prince by discussing chapters 9 through 15. We are introduced to Tom Riddle's family and himself as a child, quidditch returns to Hogwarts, teenage hormones are raging all over the place, oh and not to mention there's this odd prince fellow that's helping Harry excel at potions. Grab your book and tune in!
Happy New Year! In this week's episode Sam and Emily reflect on the past year and make resolutions for 2020. They also recommend some resolutions inspired by Harry Potter characters, for those that don't have them yet.
Happy Half-Drunk Christmas everyone! Join Sam and Emily this week as they celebrate Christmas together by building their own Slug Club Christmas party, reminiscing on their favorite Christmas moments from the series, and have their gift exchange.
That tosser, Harry Potter, is going back to Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Sam and Emily continue their Half-Blood Prince discussion as they compare the film to the book. Grab some butterbeer and tune in!
Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week as Sam and Emily begin their deep dive into Half-Blood Prince. We are eight chapters in and have a long way to go for this last year at Hogwarts. Grab a drink and tune in!
As if the Wizarding World wasn't complicated enough with the return of You-Know-Who- now we have to worry about making it into the Slug Club?! Professor Slughorn is a very interesting and somewhat perplexing character. He may have entered the series late in the game, but he brought a lot of plot to the table! Join Sam and Emily as they talk in detail about his character.
This week on Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily are broadening their minds and looking into the beyond using their inner eye! With the insight of special guest Katie Paige, (find her on Instagram @misskatiepaige) this episode aims to analyze the zodiac signs of our favorite Harry Potter characters. For a prime listening experience- pair it with a delicious Pisces Honey Pear Cocktail.
That's a wrap on Order of the Phoenix! Tune in to hear Sam and Emily give their final thoughts on the movie of the 5th installment in the series.
It's November and the time has finally come for Sam and Emily to wrap up their re-read of Order of the Phoenix. Tune in to hear their thoughts and reactions to the last 8 chapters of the book!
It's Halloween week! So in the spirit of Halloween, Sam and Emily discuss the spirits of Hogwarts. They also treat themselves to a glass or two of the delectable Silver Ghost cabernet sauvignon.
Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! This week Sam and Emily devote a very special character profile to notorious not-so-mass-murderer, Sirius Black. Will there ever be enough to say about this epic character? Probably not, but they try.
Things are a little different this week because Sam and Emily are in New Orleans for Emily's bachelorette party! During this episode, they will answer some listener questions and questions from friends who are there too. All of this comes to you after quite a few jello shots and cocktails.
"You may not like it Minister, but you've got to admit, Dumbledore's got style." - Kingsley Shacklebolt (Order of the Phoenix, movie)
As if Dumbledore needed to prove how fabulous he is! Join Sam and Emily this week as they discuss the third part of the Order of the Phoenix movie, along with their thoughts on the new Wizarding World app.
There is A LOT of content for Sam and Emily to discuss this week as they make their way through Chapters 20-29 of Order of the Phoenix. From awkward first kisses, first dates, first Voldemort mind-possessions, first visits to St. Mungos, first occlumency lessons, first escapes from Hogwarts (multiple), (not) first breakouts from Azkaban, etc. Grab some buttered fire-whisky and tune in!
Things at Hogwarts are way worse than we feared! The time has come for answers, whether we want them or not. We WILL have order! Okay, you get it. This week is all about the queen of mean herself, Dolores Umbridge. Join Sam and Emily as they find out more about Umbridge's background and discuss her most volatile moments. Give her hell from us!
Welcome back this week as Sam and Emily continue their journey through Order of the Phoenix. In this episode, the two will compare the second part of the film to the book- while sipping on some spiked La Croix (White Claw). Tune in and grab your Claws while you still can!
As school kicks off back at Hogwarts, Sam and Emily jump back into discussing Order of the Phoenix. Tune in to hear their take on chapters 11-19 of the book, while indulging in a phoenix feather mimosa!
Tune back into Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week for a very special episode devoted to the very special, Luna Lovegood. Sam and Emily discuss Luna's background, along with all of the unforgettable moments that made us all fall in love with the Quibbler Queen.
This week Sam and Emily are left longing for pudding by the end of their re-cap of Order of the Phoenix movie part 1. Guess they will have to settle for their Mr. Black cocktail. Grab yours and tune in!
Sam, Emily, and Sassy Harry are back in action this week as the deep dive into Order of the Phoenix begins! Tune in as they talk through the first 10 chapters of the book.
Planning a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal? Tune in to hear Sam and Emily give their takes on both the Orlando and Hollywood parks!
That's right! The podcast is officially a year old! Join us this week as we take a look back at how the podcast has grown over the past year and answer all of your questions. Thank you all SO MUCH for being here, we love you!
And he's back! In this episode Sam and Emily wrap-up the Goblet of Fire movie/book comparison, while sipping on an aptly named cocktail, "The Death Eater".
The second task is upon us! And... so is the third. This week Sam and Emily tackle the last portion of the Goblet of Fire book. There are so many major plot points in these last chapters, you're going to want to make sure you have a Fleur Delacour cocktail to get you through it!
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".
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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. 🦅💙
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!w.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?".
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!