#492: The Defining Chapters of the Big Seven Harry Potter Characters
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  • Thanks to all who came out to Quizzitch Live: Weasley Thanksgiving edition! If you missed it, watch it now!
  • Main Discussion: What chapters from the Harry Potter books best define the "Big Seven" characters?
  • Is Harry's heroism better represented anywhere than in "The Forest Again"?
  • Does Draco's inaction speak as much to his character as his inaction?
  • Can a character's defining chapter be the chapter in which they are introduced?
  • The hosts propose runner-up chapters that show different sides of a character
  • Ginny and Neville both assert themselves in the chapters we chose.
  • Is Luna Lovegood's defining chapter one in which she does not physically appear?!
  • Listeners weigh in with defining chapters for additional characters!
  • Quizzitch: Who did Snape tell off for using the word “Mudblood,” during the Prince's Tale? And who was it said about?
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Normal Not Normal
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Mercedes Varnado aka Sasha Banks
In this episode we talk to WWE pro-wrestler Mercedes Varnado, aka Sasha Banks.  Mercedes was named Sports Illustrated’'s top Superstar of 2020, and she’s just as impressive outside the ring. Check out the hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney Plus to see Mercedes making her acting debut as Koska Reeves. As a child, Mercedes was ‘extremely shy’ with ‘no friends’. We find out what it took for her to harness her fear and become one of WWE’s most confident wrestlers.  We ask what her mum thinks about her life in the ring, hear how she almost missed the phone call of her career and learn why growing up with an autistic brother taught her to see the world differently. Whether you’re already into wrestling or not, Mercedes can teach us all a thing or two about following our dreams. Mercedes' ‘3am Questions’: Favourite book - The Alchemist by Paul Coelho  Favourite song - Alright by Kendrick Lamar Favourite film - Oldboy Mercedes and her husband, WWE costume designer Sarath Ton, support the Soles 4 Souls charity, which aims to provide every homeless child in the USA with a new pair of shoes. You can donate or find out more at: https://soles4souls.org/ We want to hear from you. If you have a brilliant 'Did You Know?' fact, a question for us, a jingle you’ve written or a voice note you want to share, get in touch! We’ll choose a few messages and include them in the audio version of the podcast every episode. You can tweet us your message using the hashtag #normalnotnormal or email us at normalnotnormalpodcast@gmail.com  Remember, if you’re sending us a voice note or jingle and you’re under eighteen, please get permission from your parents or guardian. Follow us on Twitter: @OliverPhelps      @James_Phelps @SashaBanksWWE Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production. Produced by Alice Homewood. Music 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund and 'Bobby Swing' by The Bladwerk Band Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk
#Millennial: Pretend Adulting, Real Talk
Andrew Sims, Laura Tee, Pamela Gocobachi
48: Free Speech, Burned Bridges, Misguided Star Wars Execs
We're back! 2021 is already a wash, so we'll see you next year. Kidding... kind of. Over the last couple of weeks, 2020 was put behind us, the internet fell in love with Bridgerton, Trump successfully found voter fraud (his own), Georgia got the redemption arc it deserves, and we came close to a coup. #America Laura finally listened to Folklore and Evermore, Pam finally met her niece, and Andrew heard some of the latest MAGA conspiracy theories. A Confessional writer asks if they should care that they burned bridges with their friend's racist husband. NOPE. We revisit the attack by white supremacist terrorists on our nation's Capitol in light of new details. To hear our initial reactions when the story was breaking, click here (https://www.patreon.com/posts/breaking-news-at-45905575?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare) . As if the scene wasn't horrifying enough, recent details indicate that the Capitol was intentionally under-protected, and some members of law enforcement participated in the attack. How should the Biden administration and 117th Congress respond to this act of domestic terror? For the "facts don't care about your feelings" crowd: the 1st amendment doesn't protect you from Twitter showing you the door. Byeeeeee! 1C? 2A? 1DK? Where are we in line for the vaccine? A Lucasfilm exec mocked a Star Wars fan's emotional reaction to the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. In other news, why does this guy work for LucasFilm? Everything is fake: some of those fancy book collections you've seen in people's at-home set ups are professionally curated (https://www.politico.com/amp/news/magazine/2020/12/26/books-by-the-foot-washington-dc-covid-books-440347?__twitter_impression=true) to give the appearance of snobbish intellectualism. How much is your favorite comfort TV show worth to you? Some are spending hundreds a year to keep watching The Office on Peacock. This week's recommendations will keep you entertained while you isolate at home from the pandemic and the cult of Trump: Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (Andrew), Supermassive Games' 'Little Hope' (Laura), and Disney's 'Soul' (Pam). This week's show is sponsored by LoveBook (https://www.lovebookonline.com/MILL for 20% off), ThirdLove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off your first purchase), and Rothy's (https://www.rothys.com/mill for your new favorite shoes and handbags). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors! And in this week's installment of After Dark, available on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/posts/46129376) : Surprise Bitch! victim Elise fills us in on what it's like to explain to Gen Zers that podcasts were not cool with the youngs back in the day. Speaking of Gen Z, let's be those old people who have fun with TikTok trends: What is a video that lives in our heads rent free? What is a piece of information it feels illegal to know? Where are our high school bullies now? ...and more!
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