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Wordstruck

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Great books with great friends
5-11. Dobby’s Magic Socks
Jan 11 • 77 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 23 and 24 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry is really dumb in this one.
Christmas Special: 2018
Dec 25, 2018 • 37 min
A (Barely) Blasphemous Christmas.

Cast 
Adar Rice- INNKEEPER, FRANKI WISEMEN
Alyssa Small - GOLDI WISEMEN
Anne Harrington - ELIZABETH, JOSEPHINE
Austin Logan - GABRIEL
Cameron Michael Fehring- SHEPHERD SAM
Clark Hodges - NARRATOR 
Courtney Crary-…
Bonus: Crimes of Grindelwald
Dec 14, 2018 • 39 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss the motion picture Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
5-10. Get it Girl
Nov 28, 2018 • 71 min
It’s time for the Wizard Ball! Grab a butterbeer and the nearest quidditch player and join us on the dance floor!
5-9. HELF
Oct 24, 2018 • 74 min
There are so many house elves and they’re all named after Teletubbies. What is the Wizarding World coming to, and what wizard has been a Bad Wizard®? Find out in this week’s episode!
5-8. Third Wheelin’ Hagrid
Aug 10, 2018 • 68 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 18 and 19 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Clark waxes poetic about Hagrid, Alyssa wonders about dragon’s intelligence, and wands are weighed in a needlessly garish ceremony.
5-7. Gobby the Flame Cup
Jul 12, 2018 • 73 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 15 and 16 of Harry Potter and Gobby the Flame Cup. They talk about the Goblet of Fire, wizard stereotypes, and who put Harry’s name in the cup.
5-6. Wizard Acne
Jun 7, 2018 • 66 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 13 and 14 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They speculate about how long Mad Eyed Moody will stay employed, why acne hasn’t been cured yet, and what gave Neville Longbottom the 1,000 yard stare,
5-5. Burnt Toast
May 23, 2018 • 65 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 11 and 12 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry and the gang take the Hogwarts Express, meet their new defense against the Dark Arts, and begin to learn about student activism.
5-4. Humans Are Terrible
Apr 26, 2018 • 72 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 9 and 10 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They bag on Bagman, slouch on Crouch, and ponder the creation of wands and humanity’s iron grip on Magic use.
5-3. A Family-sized Carpet
Apr 5, 2018 • 77 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss chapters 7 and 8 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firex
5-2. The Floo Network
Mar 15, 2018 • 75 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 4,5, and 6 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Join them as they discuss trick candies, flying tables, and portkeys.
5-1. To Milk a Snake
Feb 23, 2018 • 67 min
Alyssa and Clark venture back into the world of magic as they read the first 3 chapters of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I don’t know what a Goblet of Fire is, but I’m glad we have Harry on our side to figure it out!
4-4. Never Let Me Go (The Motion Picture)
Feb 9, 2018 • 86 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss the Never Let Me Go motion picture. This 2010 movie was directed by Mark Romanek and featured Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightly, and Andrew Garfield as Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy.
4-3. #FenceWatch
Jan 28, 2018 • 83 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Part 3 of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. They hash out favorite scenes, most frustrating characters, and whether or not NLMG could be considered science fiction.
4-2. One Hour with Tommy
Jan 4, 2018 • 75 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Part 2 of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Holiday Special 2017: A Christmas Carol
Dec 25, 2017 • 64 min
We hope you enjoy our 2017 Christmas special; a modern, radio play version of Dickens’ tale of redemption and love. The hosts from our current podcasts (and some yet to come) worked very hard on it. Below, in no particular order, are the cast and crew…
4-1. Five Monkeys and a Ladder
Nov 23, 2017 • 95 min
This episode, we talk about Part 1 (chapters 1-10), where we learn about our narrator Kathy and her friends Tommy and Ruth. As we explore the world of Hailsham, we discuss the socially-stunted students, the elusive and troubled guardians, and what it…
Preseason: Books That Inspired Us
Nov 9, 2017 • 32 min
Alyssa and Clark chat about books that inspired them and books that they haven’t finished but totally want to.
Preseason: Books That Comfort Us
Oct 26, 2017 • 28 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss books that gave them comfort and books that remind them of a time and place. Prepare for Season 4 by reading Part One of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and thanks so much for listening!
3-12. Season Finale — The Prisoner of Azkaban Motion Picture
Oct 12, 2017 • 95 min
Alyssa and Clark celebrate the Season 3 Finale with chocolate, laughter, and a deep dive into Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban motion picture.
Bonus: What’s Your Patronus?
Sep 28, 2017 • 11 min
Alyssa and Clark discover their Patronuses.
3-11. Dementor Tossing
Sep 14, 2017 • 75 min
In the penultimate episode of Season 3, Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 21 and 22 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They celebrate the tying of loose ends, ponder the size of Hagrid’s brandy glasses, and try to figure out what could possibly…
3-10. Getting Sirius
Sep 4, 2017 • 76 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 20 and 21 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. With Snape unconscious, the gang has to face a slippery Pettigrew, an unexpected full moon, and a reeeeeally awkward conversation about finding new roommates.
3-9. Feral Werewolves
Aug 17, 2017 • 70 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 17 and 18 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Clark tries to guess the true nature of Crookshanks, Alyssa ponders the meaning of “Patronus”, and both hosts are left frustrated with the sheer amount of…
3-8. Guarding a Zoo
Aug 4, 2017 • 79 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 15 and 16 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Clark makes predictions about Crookshanks, escaping Azkaban, and the relevancy of Trelawny’s prediction. Alyssa gets into the finer points of Hermoine’s mania and…
3-7. The Manufacturers
Jul 20, 2017 • 68 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 13 and 14 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They talk about biscotti, dead rats, and how Dumbledore’s not actually a character in this book.
3-6. The Dementor’s Kiss
Jul 6, 2017 • 79 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 11 and 12 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They dispose some thoughts on dangerous creatures, talk about alternate Sirius Black realities, and joke about the mighty Patronus.
3-5. Featherfall
Jun 22, 2017 • 83 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 9 and 10 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They discuss quidditch, lightning, and The Marauder’s Map.
3-4. Caught in a Lupin Loop
Jun 9, 2017 • 86 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 7 and 8 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They celebrate the teachings of Lupin, mourn the loss of Hagrid’s gusto, and spend entirely too much time talking about movies.
3-3. Invisible Horses
May 25, 2017 • 91 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 5 and 6 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They meet a new professor of the Dark Arts, discuss the inconvenience of invisible horses, and share their love of Hagrid in a teaching position.
3-2. Chekov’s Broom
May 12, 2017 • 77 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 3 and 4 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They also discuss the logistics of The Knight Bus, Unicorn Frappuccinos, The Leaky Cauldron, and Chekov’s Broom. So much magical speculation, so little time.
3-1. A Better Birthday
Apr 26, 2017 • 75 min
Alyssa and Clark dive back into the world of Harry Potter, discussing Chapters 1 and 2 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Preseason: Books that Shaped Our Friendships
Apr 12, 2017 • 39 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss books that shaped their friendships and philosophy.
Bonus: Beauty and the Beast
Mar 29, 2017 • 67 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s latest foray into live-action remakes of their classics.
Preseason: Books that Brought Us Joy
Mar 15, 2017 • 27 min
Alyssa and Clark talk about the books that brought them joy and the books that they were forced to read. They talk about the wonders of Redwall, the relevance of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the potential hilarity of Garfield comics.
Season Two Finale - HP and the Chamber of Secrets Motion Picture
Feb 2, 2017 • 97 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - The Motion Picture. They may not have loved the movie, but they sure loved making Season 2 of Wordstruck. Thank you to all the great listeners that made this season possible. Stay tuned…
2-9. We’re All Voldemort
Jan 19, 2017 • 96 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss the final two chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Clark discovers his wild swing was a huge miss, every house has a house weapon, and Voldemort’s entire plan was hinged on a lack of communication. Alyssa pitches a…
2-8. Perceiving Percy
Jan 8, 2017 • 71 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 15 and 16 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Join them as they discuss giant spiders, raising stakes, and the utter foolishness of every character.
Bonus: Secret Weapon Holiday Special!
Dec 31, 2016 • 7 min
Secret Weapon Holiday Special 2016
2-7. Youngledore
Dec 21, 2016 • 83 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 13 and 14 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Join them as they discuss Young Dumbledore, the inconsistency of magic (a.k.a. algorithms), and maybe even a giant spider.
2-6. Lemon Drop!
Dec 8, 2016 • 84 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 11 and 12 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss the Huffle Exposition bots, a very scared Peeves, and a very silly Polyjuice Potion.
2-5. Raising Mandrakes
Nov 22, 2016 • 83 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 9 and 10 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Join them as they discuss Wizard racial slurs, the possibility of a giant spider, and the general problems with having a house elf.
2-4. Exposition Sponge
Nov 9, 2016 • 75 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 7 and 8 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Join them as they discuss racial slurs, slugs, and the rise of the Heir.
2-3. Poor Hedwig
Oct 26, 2016 • 80 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 5 and 6 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Clark poses a basilisk theory, Alyssa poses a darker side of Hogwarts that kidnaps untrained wizards, and we discuss how babbydrakes are formed.
2-2. Gummy Worm O’Clock
Oct 12, 2016 • 1 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapters 3 and 4 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Find out what happens when you give a Gnome a nummy, how to create the perfect travel mug, and how to properly use Floo powder.
2-1. Get Your Own Bacon
Sep 28, 2016 • 48 min
Alyssa and Clark reenter the Potterverse to discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Chapters 1 and 2. They talk of the House Elf Underground, Hedwig shooting lightning, and the inevitable appearance of snakes and/or spiders.
Preseason: Books that Fed Our Interests
Sep 14, 2016 • 26 min
In their final preseason episode, Alyssa and Clark discuss books that helped them work more effectively and books that fed their interests.
Preseason: Books that Changed Us
Aug 31, 2016 • 25 min
Alyssa and Clark talk about the books that changed their perspectives and the books they don’t plan on finishing.
Season One Finale: The Sorcerer’s Stone Motion Picture
Aug 17, 2016 • 134 min
Topic: Long live Maggie Smith. In the long awaited Season One finale, Alyssa and Clark discuss the Sorcerer’s Stone motion picture, featuring the charming Daniel Radcliff, the delightful Robbie Coltrane, and the perfectly-cast Maggie Smith. Alyssa, having…
1-10. Train Riding into the Sunset
Aug 3, 2016 • 83 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and announce their plans for Season 2. Join the two as they discuss the Final Boss Battle™, a very talkative Voldemort, and a tense moment between Harry and Hagrid. Clark…
Bonus: Ilvermorny Sorting Special
Jul 27, 2016 • 25 min
Alyssa and Clark take the official Ilvermorny Sorting Quiz, and are surprised at the results. Log in to Pottermore and take the quiz, and check out the Sorting Hat Spectacular while you’re at it!
1-9. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Jul 20, 2016
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapter 16 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Join them as they discuss wizard finals, the underlying causes of McGonagall’s mistrust in Harry, and how the third floor corridor has some pretty crappy booby traps.
1-8. God of War
Jul 6, 2016 • 63 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss Chapter 15 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Join them as they ponder proper punishments , speculate about celestial Centaurs, and debate Dumbledore’s departure. They also meet Firenze - the first exposition bot with…
1-7. Gender Normative Wizards
Jun 22, 2016 • 72 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss quidditch and Nicolas Flamel’s sexuality in Chapter 13, and the various implications of the Sorcerer’s Stone in Chapter 14. There’s also a dragon, a (hypothetical) side quest for an invisibility cloak, and a secret meeting in the…
1-6. Fields of Lemon Drops
Jun 8, 2016 • 87 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss the finer points of Seeker strategy in Chapter 11, and Dumbledore’s greatest desire in Chapter 12. Oh, and there’s a bunch of invisible sneaking and Fluffy feeding in the meantime.
1-5. Chaotic Neutral
May 25, 2016 • 80 min
Alyssa and Clark anticipate a wizard fight that never happens in chapter 9 of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone. They also meet a very large troll in chapter 10, and see Harry, Ron, and Hermoine become the best of friends.
Bonus: Sorting Hat Spectacular
May 18, 2016 • 25 min
In this very special bonus episode, Alyssa and Clark take the official Pottermore sorting hat quiz to find out where they belong. Existential crisis ensues.
1-4. Unfinished Business
May 11, 2016 • 70 min
Alyssa and Clark enter Hogwarts, where they meet the Sorting Hat, a handicapped-averse stairway system, and the mysterious third floor corridor.
1-3. Wizarding Welfare
Apr 27, 2016 • 68 min
Alyssa and Clark take a dive into the world of Wizard economics, the heavy handed delivery of Gringots, Wizard welfare, Hermoine, and more.
1-2. Supreme Mugwump
Apr 13, 2016 • 75 min
Alyssa and Clark discuss chapters three and four of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. They talk about Hagrid’s expulsion, the ticking time bomb in the Dursley’s marriage, and the many (often hilarious) titles given to Dumbledore.
1-1. Muggle Hugger
Mar 30, 2016 • 62 min
Alyssa and Clark start reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Intro: Entering the Potterverse
Mar 16, 2016 • 7 min
In this season of Wordstruck, Alyssa and Clark are reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. They talk about the overall themes, writing style, things we may have missed as children, and more. Tune in every two weeks to hear two great friends read…