Day 5: Accio Politics | Indoorswomen
Two recovering English Majors discuss politics in the world of Harry Potter, chapter by chapter.
Two geekily inclined BFFs chat about nerd life and pop culture. Each episode has a theme, general or specific, and Meg and Jen explore it thoughtfully, personally, and with a lot of laughter along the way. As a bonus, the indoorswomen have a plethora of silly games for you and your friends to play at home.
Adri and Erin talk about different types of punishment in chapter 15, “The Forbidden Forest” of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. They wonder what are acceptable versus unacceptable forms of punishment in the wizarding world. Episode 16 will discuss the politics of testing in chapter 16, “Through the Trapdoor” of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
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“Accio Politics takes a piece of literary work that holds a special place in the hearts of many millennials and truly analyzes the meaning. Before this podcast I never thought about the social relevance of Harry Potter. The women dissect each chapter of the Harry Potter series and relate the wizarding world to that of us muggles. It’s special to everyone who grew up loving the series and a great way to relive it.”
-Not Your Little Lady
“Muggles need not enter! This podcast brings you in depth of all things politics of Harry Potter. These young ladies are able take the stories and deliver an in depth analysis on the story.”
-Married To Murder
Space: The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, and a great setting for pop culture! In this episode, we’re talking all things space. Space travel, space tropes, spacemen, etc. Plus we’re offering tons of space-related pop culture recommendations along the way, from Sunshine to Moon and just about every franchise with “star” in the name. We also play a game of TV Tropes Roulette and end with our random recs. As always, our lovely intro/outro music is “We Are Highscore” by Krackatoa. Catch you later, home koalas! (It’s a thing we’re trying to make happen, like “fetch.” Listen to hear more.)
More episodes of note: Upside Down Women | Talking Documentaries (And Wonder Woman!)
“Women talking about geek stuff is totally needed. The trope game was interesting and sucked me in. A whole show of games and movie/book critiques would be great since the hosts really know their stuff. I’m unsure if this needs to be an hour long though. 30 minutes seems like it would work just as well.”
-Change Over Time
“Not just another scifi pop culture show, Jen and Meg managed to captured and keep my short attention span for the entire 59 minutes of the “Spaaaace” episode. Friendly, intelligent conversation with great quality production, the girls offered up deep cut knowledge about a variety of pop culture media venturing off into many many directions while keeping conversation neatly tied to the episode’s subject. This was fun and with a catalog 57 episodes deep, there are plenty of subjects to choose from. I’ll listen again.”