The Sorting Chat — A Harry Potter Podcast

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

Episode 10 — Walkin’ Into Spiderwebs

November 9th, 2017

Hey guys! A brand new episode has come down the pike for you — and what a doozy. This time, we spend a while trying to talk about privilege in the Wizarding World and Hogwarts pedagogy, before eventually spending the rest of our time making up Harry Potter fan fiction based on pop songs. It's a pre-Thanksgiving miracle!

Visit us at and send us all your favorite Evanescence lyrics at or

Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at or on Instagram

The Third Floor Corridor — Curiosity Door

November 8th, 2017

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural episode of The Sorting Chat's sub-podcast, The Third Floor Corridor, where we very occasionally will veer dangerously off-track and talk about things that are not Harry Potter. In this episode, we're talking about Stranger Things, mainly season 2, in the way that only we can: in long strings of uninterrupted stream-of-consciousness. Listen as we spend at least 20 minutes gushing and complaining, and then spend basically the rest of our time playing a protracted game of "Who'd You Rather?" (Spoiler alert: we're randy for just about everybody on this show.) So grab your Eggos and have a li'l listen. 

Let us know if you liked this off-topic adventure, and let us know what other things you might like to hear about in the future at or If you didn't like it, keep it to yourself, we don't need that drama.

Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who did a heck of a job translating our regular theme into something spookier and, dare we say it, stranger? He's at or on Instagram

Minisode 6 — Harry Potter and a Lady of a Chance

October 26th, 2017

Happy Harry-ween, everyfolk! Here's our sixth mini-sode, wherein we talk about wizard fine dining, wizard Halloween costumes and that age-old question: is Harry Potter a subject of The Queen? Inquiring minds want to know! And we give them very, very unsatisfactory answers. That's just what we're into here at The Sorting Chat!

This episode's title came from listener Stephanie, who had the most votes in our "generate a HP title with your dang auto-fill" contest.

Please share your thoughts and favorite laundromats with us at or at

Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at or on Instagram

Episode 9 — These Are Their Stories

October 12th, 2017

Welcome back to your only source for online Harry Potter tomfoolery commentary that I know of at this time! We're talking about the wizarding legal and criminal justice system, as only three people who are relatively uninformed on such a topic can! We also talk about a few other things here and there, just to pull the ol' switcheroo on ya. So come, enjoy yourselves on this especially heinous ride!

Please share your thoughts and Harry Potter/Law and Order crossover fan fiction with us at or at

Thanks as always to Zach Stidham, who composed "The Sorting Chat Theme." Find him at or on Instagram

Minisode 5 — The Gute’ll Getcha

September 28th, 2017

Hello people friends — and other friends? — and welcome to a new minisode. We're talking about squibs, the Harry Potter Universe's most unfortunate souls, and what kind of jobs they might do. (Thanks, superfan Jordan Haggerty, for reminding us that squibs exist and getting this talk-ball rolling.) We then catch that slammin' tangent wave into discussing theme park rides and our ideal Wizarding World attractions. Ride this wave with us, friends. Ride it all the way home.