The Sorting Chat — A Harry Potter Podcast

Three adult women talk once a month about “Harry Potter” and laugh at each other.

A Very Special Episode — The McAvoy Twins and the Hunt for the Bad News Bears

April 20th, 2019

Hello, and welcome back to this Harry Potter Podcast that can't get its life together! We're back after another long absence, and this time we're bringing you something different. Lauren, Dayle and Cherie all sat down at Lauren's house and recorded in the same room for the first time ever. That being the case, we decided to try something new: a HP-themed tabletop RPG! Listen as we stumble through what is essentially fanfic being created in real time! Listen also as both the Game Master and the Players refuse to do character voices! Listen as we bend canon to suit our own needs! We had a great time — this doesn't necessarily generate a good podcast, but we hope you'll come along with us and enjoy our adventure. It's really the least you can do.

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Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

Episode 22 — Vape Credit

February 7th, 2019

Hello friends, and welcome back to this podcast that really tries to be about Harry Potter — I promise, folks, we really try. Listen as we start with what we consider to be a very solid premise — JK Rowling and authorial intent — and devolve very swiftly into talking about jeans, pajama jeans, other types of pants and vaping. After our absence, we were getting used to the whole "oh yeah, this is a podcast" thing, and so the episode is much shorter than usual. We'll get the hang of it again soon, I'm sure. Or we won't, I'm not a fortune teller.

[CW: discussion of childbirth injury, 2:40–3:05]

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Email: thesortingchat@gmail.com
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Twitter: @thesortingchat

Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

The Sorting Chat, In Absentia

February 1st, 2019
My goodness, friends — it has been a while. Between hurricanes, holidays and general tomfoolery, it's been radio silence from us, and we're sorry to have left you so long in the cold. We've recently got this ball rolling again, and I (Lauren, Editor and No-Time-Haver Supreme) was hoping to pull off an episode for y'all yesterday, but alas, the expansion of the Polar Vortex has slowed everything to a grinding halt here in the Great American Midwest.
 
To that end, my plan is for next Thursday! At this point, I don't even remember what we talked about, but I'm sure it was great.
 
In further news, my fellow hosts will be joining me here in this snow-covered, god-forsaken country here in a few weeks, and we'll all be together in the same room for, I believe, the first time since we started this podcast. We have some good ideas for how to spend this precious time, and some of it will make it into this podcast. So stay tuned for that, and in the meantime, stay warm, stay dry, and don't let the muggles get you down.

Episode 21 — Travis

December 6th, 2018

Hello, and welcome to the very late 21st episode of this supposedly Harry Potter podcast! Forces of nature have kept one of us down — but not out — and our dear Dayle returns to us after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael in October. Now that she is safe and sound, we return to our regularly scheduled pattern of talking like no one is listening. Which is to say: come with us as we discuss the recently released “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and get lost deep in the weeds trying to reconstruct when and who and where and why everything ever was in the Harry Potter universe. Also, Cherie thinks one of the characters’ names is Travis, and we riff on that for way too long. Reunited, and it feels so good!

[CW: Natural disasters, genocide]

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Email: thesortingchat@gmail.com
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Thanks as always to Zich Steadman, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.

Episode 20 — I Care For People

October 4th, 2018

Hello, and welcome to the "best" Harry Potter podcast with the worst audio! We've got a little bit of everything for you in this one — except for Dayle, who was out sick. (#wandsoutfordayle) It's just Cherie and Lauren this time, talking about The Hogwarts Express and general boarding school transportation, lamenting "The Cursed Child" (again) and eventually devolving into punch-crunk conversation about Season 3 of "The Surreal Life" and our love for Brigitte Nielsen. It's what all the hep cats are talkin' about in 2018! 

Web: thesortingchat.com
Email: thesortingchat@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/thesortingchat
Twitter: @thesortingchat

Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at zachstidham.bandcamp.com or on Instagram @zach.stidham.music.