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WWBUT 33 – Love You, Katara

Usually our WWBUT episodes are our lighter, fluffier fare, but this one gets a little serious. Warning: Contains discussions of emotional abuse, suicide, and fictional attempted sexual assault against a child. We also have a long discussion about J. K. Rowling and her TERF manifesto and what to do with our feelings as people whose […]

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Episode 52 – Harry Potter Part Two Plus Fantastic Beasts

Our discussion of Harry Potter continues in episode 52, covering books five through seven as well as the recently released “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Are the beasts truly fantastic? Did we forgive Snape and Malfoy? How do we feel about the future of the franchise?

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Episode 51 – Harry Potter, Books One Through Four

In episode 51, we’re taking a look at a series that’s incredible formative for both of us—Harry Potter. This time, we’re discussing books and films one through four, figuring out what makes them so appealing to us, why we’re still interested, and how our views have changed since our first entry into the fandom.

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Episode 49 – Werewolves

It’s time for episode 49, and this time around we’re discussing Missy’s love/hate relationship with werewolves. Why do so many pieces of media only depict male werewolves? Why is so much werewolf media disappointing? Also: butts.

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Episode 23 – Mary Sues

We’re back with episode 23, and this time we’re talking about Mary Sues! Just what is a Mary Sue? Should we live in fear of the author insert? Do tropes have to be a bad thing? We’re chatting with our friend Stephani about this and many other things, including Ganondorf, why the Qunari are always evil, and our Hermione Granger feelings.

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Episode 16 – Factions

We’re back with episode sixteen! This time around we’re talking about factions, specifically Hogwarts houses and the districts of The Hunger Games. Why do we love them so much? Why is belonging so important? How do these factions shape fictional worlds?