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WZRD Radio

WZRD Radio is your wizard rock podcast. Twice a month hostwitch Bess plays half an hour of the best wizard rock. In between songs you get the latest wandoscopes, upcoming Harry Potter events, and even interviews with your favorite wizard rockers. Let's wrock out together!

Tracks

Episode 59: Nerve
It's spooky month--how are you celebrating? If you're not sure, I've got some ideas! Events are at 24:30. Wandoscopes for magical friends with prickly ash wands are at about 9:00. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
43:08 10/01/2022
Episode 58: Chasitherin
"That's what wizard rock taught me, is that music doesn't have to be this ideal that so many conservatories and schools of music tell you it has to be. It doesn't. It can be something that's communal and beautiful for people to share." -Didi Baker of Chasitherin See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
58:11 09/15/2022
Episode 57: Leaving in a Blue Ford Anglia
Happy September, magical friends! I hope you're all staying safe and have many lovely adventures planned. Wandoscopes for magical friends with poplar wands start at 11:00. September events (and there are some brilliant ones!) start at 22:20. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
40:44 09/01/2022
Episode 56: Nanzdemort
"...in the end, the message is if you want to do it, if you are curious about it, just follow your heart. Your heart never lies." -Nancy of Nanzdemort Here's Nanzdemort's favorite sound effects website: https://freesound.org/ See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
75:45 08/15/2022
Episode 55: Battle Cedric Diggory
Happy August, magical friends! Pine wands' wandoscopes begin at about 11:50. August's fandom events being at about 23:00. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
35:31 08/01/2022
Episode 54: Chloe Ament
"I think people also like to have their hearts broken, and the Marauders story does that so well." -Chloe Ament See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
67:01 07/15/2022
Episode 53: In Which I Kick Harry Potter in the Face
I hope I'll see you at LeakyCon Orlando, magical friends! This month's wandoscope, for pear wood wands, starts at about 10:17. Upcoming fandom events begin at about 19:15. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
37:33 07/01/2022
Episode 52: Slytherspouse
"When I do anything--almost anything--it's just to make people laugh. Well, it's mostly to make me laugh and hope that people laugh with me." - Kevin of Slytherspouse See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
54:33 06/15/2022
Episode 51: Lucky Tonight
Happy June, magical friends! I hope it's a gentle month with lots of little joys. Wandoscopes for laurel wands starts at about 12:05. June's events start at about 23:20. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
39:13 06/01/2022
Episode 50: Luna (not) Lovegood
"And so I feel like, anybody who's listening who is not sure if they should do it--just do it." Luna of Luna (not) Lovegood See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
59:43 05/15/2022
Episode 49: Expecto Patronum
Happy May, magical friends! Wandoscopes for laurel wands start at 12:30. Events begin at 22:40. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
37:03 05/01/2022
Episode 48: Dream Quaffle
"So I thought “you know what? I could do that. I should try that.” And when I did, I was very glad that I tried it because I was actually pretty pleased with what came from it." -Geoff of Dream Quaffle See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioP
75:53 04/15/2022
Episode 47: I Love Ginny
Happy April, magical friends! Wandoscopes for magical friends with laurel wands starts about 10:50. Events start at about 20:45.  See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
35:56 04/01/2022
Fanatical WZRD Bonus Episode
Happy anniversary, magical friends! The hosts of Fanatical Fics stopped by to talk about the fandom siblings that are wrock and fan fiction and play a few party games. Catch Fanatical Fics at https://www.fanaticalfics.com/ See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
65:22 03/22/2022
Episode 46: Pottörhead
"Don't hesitate. Be open for positive feedback, be open for positive energy. Try as much as you can to have fun. Drop something if it's not fun. If you get stuck, pick it up later." -Jutze of Pottörhead   See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
64:16 03/15/2022
Episode 45: Walking the World
Happy second anniversary, magical friends! I hope you're ready for a month of magic. Wandoscopes for larch wands begin at approximately 9:50. Events start at 23:40. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
37:19 03/01/2022
Episode 44: SlytherPuff
" But you start to think, like “I need a very specific sound for this song idea I have.” And then you just buy the sound." -Morgan of SlytherPuff See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
69:08 02/15/2022
Episode 43: 99 Death Eaters
Don't let Professor Lockhart get you this month, magical friends! Wandoscopes for ivy wands begins at about 14:10. February's events start at 24:00. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/
35:33 02/01/2022
Episode 42: Aguamenti
"The wizard rock community, definitely. Man, I just have such a big love for it." - Ash of Aguamenti See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
55:42 01/15/2022
Episode 41: Potions Yesterday
Happy New Year, magical friends! Wandoscope for hornbeam wands starts at about 8:30. January events begin at about 22:00. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
35:54 01/01/2022
Episode 40: The Twelve Days of Wizard Christmas
It's the last episode of the year, magical friends! But there's lot of exciting news inside, so don't despair. And, of course, we'll be back again next year. Stay warm! Holly wands' wandoscope starts at 9:03. Events begin at 21:35. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
38:23 12/01/2021
Episode 39: Kwikspell
"And I was like 'this is my chance to fill this one little dream that I have; my tiny little Harry Potter dream.' And so I went and I performed Wrockstock. It was amazing. I cried. It was great." -Kosmo of Kwikspell See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
75:37 11/15/2021
Episode 38: Niffler Parade
Our first-ever patron-chosen theme episode! Wandoscopes for hazel wand carriers stars at 9:09. HP and wrock events begin at 23:10. See the transcript at https://wzrdradiopod.com/ Join the magical patron at https://www.patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
37:08 11/01/2021
Episode 37: Muggle Snuggle
"We don't really fit into the open mic scene so much, but we still did it when it was fun for us. But you know, after a while it was like “eh, we're not being paid for this. So nevermind.” ...Don't be afraid to be paid for things and you know, take up space, take up money." -Amanda of Muggle Snuggle See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
72:57 10/15/2021
Episode 36: Slytherin Weekend
Welcome to spooky month! I know the theme is particularly tricky, but I believe in you. :) Wandoscopes for hawthorn wand carriers start at about 11:22, and October's HP and wrock events start at about 21:00. See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
38:19 10/01/2021
Episode 35: Roonil Wazlib
"I think a lot of my wizard rock memories are that fun combination of being a fan of someone else, but also having them be a fan of you. It was a mutual love thing, you know? It was really cool to show up and have people care about what you do, but then also be just as equally stoked on what they're doing." -Eli of Roonil Wazlib See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
61:53 09/15/2021
Episode 34: What's Wrong
Happy September, magical friends! Don't forget your extra quills and all your texts! Wandoscopes for the fir wand begins at about 10:00 and September's events starts at roughly 25:15. See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
41:37 09/01/2021
Episode 33: Candle Wix
"...if you just want to like, get some ideas, obviously the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Jam is perfect for that...the topics they come up with are always like “Ooh, this would be really fun to write a song about, ooh!” You know, like it's not just... something, basic and prosaic. It's like... ‘muggles in relation to the wizarding world,’ like, how would you do that?... what could you write about that? It hasn't been explored much. Feel free to explore whatever you want in relation to wizard rock and expand the universe in the ways that you see fit." -Sagan, Candle Wix See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
61:03 08/15/2021
Episode 32: Give Me The Moon
We're in the heart of summer now, magical friends! This month we cover English Oak wandoscopes (at about 14:08) and all the best in August's Harry Potter and wrock events (at about 25:50.) See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
38:40 08/01/2021
Episode 31: Dots & Lines
"When I applied for Yes All Witches I didn’t think that I would be chosen. I sent in something thinking “well, what’s the harm? Might as well see what happens, right?” And I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen because, well, for one thing I wasn’t expecting it, so that’s always a nice surprise, but also because that meant I had access to advice. And as someone who’s really new to music in general, that was at least as valuable as the monetary aspect." -Zoe Bentley of Dots & Lines See the transcript at WZRDRadioPod.com Support WZRD Radio and Yes All Witches at Patreon.com/WZRDRadioPod
56:43 07/15/2021