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Episode 9: We're Here, We're Metaphorically Queer

Part II of an examination of the Metaphorically Queer Liminal Being. Slash fanfiction; Squibs; Obscurials; chosen families; why Harry almost went to Stonewall High; the reason for all of that camping during the Horcrux hunt; and the character best embodying the archetype ruling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
http://archive.org/download/QHTP09/QHTP09.mp3

Episode 8: Have You Tried Not Being Liminal?

What links Game of Thrones to Harry Potter? What do Roald Dahl and Diana Wynne Jones have to do with it? And where does alchemy figure in all of this? Part I of an examination of the Metaphorically Queer Liminal Being, the ruling archetype of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Episode 8: Have You Tried Not Being Liminal?

Episode 7: Fountain of Youth

Did JK Rowling foreshadow the first tournament task in the first book? Why do Neville, Luna and Ginny fight Death Eaters with the Trio in the fifth and sixth books? A look at how the archetypes ruling the first six Harry Potter books interact with each other.

Episode 7: Fountain of Youth

Episode 6: A Murder of Crones

In myths and folktales, a Crone watches over the hero in childhood, but the Crone isn't any old woman. The Crone is a conduit between worlds, and a male character who's an archetypal Crone is a key figure in Harry Potter. Harry understanding Crones makes him a whole person and, ultimately, Master of Death.

Episode 6: A Murder of Crones

Episode 5: Our Father

Why is Cedric Diggory the one who dates the girl Harry fancies? Why does McGonagall wait for Hagrid on Privet Drive? And why is Neville Longbottom responsible for Harry becoming a Seeker? An examination of the Father archetype in Harry Potter.

Episode 5: Our Father

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Episode 4: Mother, May I?

Why does Hermione get a cat in her third year? What do Hagrid, Molly Weasley and Dolores Umbridge have in common? And what links the sphinx in the maze to Cho Chang? An exploration of the Mother archetype in HP.

Episode 4: Mother, May I?