Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast

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 Feb 22, 2019
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Two best friends and a podcast discussing all things Harry Potter while enjoying our favorite drinks⚡️🍷

Episode Date
Chapter 63: Harry Potter and the Full-Drunk Podcast

Things are a little different this week because Sam and Emily are in New Orleans for Emily's bachelorette party! During this episode, they will answer some listener questions and questions from friends who are there too. All of this comes to you after quite a few jello shots and cocktails. Cheers! 

Oct 15, 2019
Chapter 62: Dumbledore's Got Style

"You may not like it Minister, but you've got to admit, Dumbledore's got style." - Kingsley Shacklebolt (Order of the Phoenix, movie)

As if Dumbledore needed to prove how fabulous he is! Join Sam and Emily this week as they discuss the third part of the Order of the Phoenix movie, along with their thoughts on the new Wizarding World app. Cheers! 

Oct 08, 2019
Chapter 61: Give Her Hell From Us, Peeves

There is A LOT of content for Sam and Emily to discuss this week as they make their way through Chapters 20-29 of Order of the Phoenix. From awkward first kisses, first dates, first Voldemort mind-possessions, first visits to St. Mungos, first occlumency lessons, first escapes from Hogwarts (multiple), (not) first breakouts from Azkaban, etc. Grab some buttered fire-whisky and tune in! Cheers! 

Oct 01, 2019
Chapter 60: Hem Hem

Things at Hogwarts are way worse than we feared! The time has come for answers, whether we want them or not. We WILL have order! Okay, you get it.  This week is all about the queen of mean herself, Dolores Umbridge. Join Sam and Emily as they find out more about Umbridge's background and discuss her most volatile moments. Give her hell from us! Cheers!

Sep 24, 2019
Chapter 59: Sort of Exciting Isn't It? Breaking the Rules.

Welcome back this week as Sam and Emily continue their journey through Order of the Phoenix. In this episode, the two will compare the second part of the film to the book- while sipping on some spiked La Croix (White Claw). Tune in and grab your Claws while you still can! Cheers! 

Sep 17, 2019
Chapter 58: Have a Biscuit, Potter

As school kicks off back at Hogwarts, Sam and Emily jump back into discussing Order of the Phoenix. Tune in to hear their take on chapters 11-19 of the book, while indulging in a phoenix feather mimosa! Cheers!

Sep 03, 2019
Chapter 57: You're Just as Sane as We Are

Tune back into Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week for a very special episode devoted to the very special, Luna Lovegood. Sam and Emily discuss Luna's background, along with all of the unforgettable moments that made us all fall in love with the Quibbler Queen. Cheers! 

Aug 27, 2019
Chapter 56: I Hope There's Pudding

This week Sam and Emily are left longing for pudding by the end of their re-cap of Order of the Phoenix movie part 1. Guess they will have to settle for their Mr. Black cocktail. Grab yours and tune in! Cheers!

Aug 20, 2019
Chapter 55: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Sass

Sam, Emily, and Sassy Harry are back in action this week as the deep dive into Order of the Phoenix begins! Tune in as they talk through the first 10 chapters of the book. Cheers! 

Aug 13, 2019
Chapter 55: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Sass

Sam, Emily, and Sassy Harry are back in action this week as the deep dive into Order of the Phoenix begins! Tune in as they talk through the first 10 chapters of the book. Cheers! 

Aug 13, 2019
Chapter 54: Universal: Wizarding World 101

Planning a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal? Tune in to hear Sam and Emily give their takes on both the Orlando and Hollywood parks! Cheers! 

Aug 06, 2019
Chapter 53: Happee Birthdae Us

That's right! The podcast is officially a year old! Join Sam and Emily this week as they take a look back at how the podcast has grown over the past year and answer all of your questions.  Cheers! 

Jul 30, 2019
Chapter 52: Thirteen Years it's Been

And he's back! In this episode Sam and Emily wrap-up the Goblet of Fire movie/book comparison, while sipping on an aptly named cocktail, "The Death Eater". Cheers!

Jul 23, 2019
Chapter 51: Your Wheezy, Sir, Your Wheezy

The second task is upon us! And... so is the third. This week Sam and Emily tackle the last portion of the Goblet of Fire book.  There are so many major plot points in these last chapters, you're going to want to make sure you have a Fleur Delacour cocktail to get you through it! Cheers! 

Jul 16, 2019
Chapter 50: Myers-Briggs-Potter

This week, Sam and Emily discuss the 16 different personality types and discuss their relation to Harry Potter characters.  The type indicator test analyzes one's personality based on extraversion (E)/introversion (I), sensing (S)/intuition (N), thinking (T)/feeling (F), and judgement (J)/perception (P).  It was developed by mother-daughter duo Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers.  To quote Ronald Weasley, they "know more about you than you do".  Cheers!

Jul 09, 2019
Chapter 49: Support Cedric Diggory

"Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and a fierce, fierce friend." - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) 

In this episode Sam and Emily lift their wands (and glasses) to pay tribute to Cedric Diggory, Hogwarts' Hufflepuff, Triwizard champion, with his very own character profile episode. Cheers! 

Jul 02, 2019
Chapter 48: Yule Ballin'


This week, Sam and Emily will give a synopsis of the middle chunk of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. During which they will be comparing the film to the book and sipping on a festive Yule Mule cocktail. Cheers! 

Jun 25, 2019
Chapter 47: Constant Vigilance

"Because you've got to know. You've got to appreciate what the worst is. You don't want to find yourself in a situation where you're facing it. CONSTANT VIGILANCE!" (P.192, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). 

This week Sam and Emily dive back into their re-read of Goblet of Fire by tackling chapters 13-24. There are SO MANY THINGS that happen in the pages of these chapters. Tune in to hear their take on the book so far! Cheers! 

Jun 18, 2019
Chapter 46: I Got 99 Problems But a Snitch Ain't One

The quaffle is released and the game begins! This week's episode is all about the most talked-about sport in the Wiazarding World, Quidditch! Join Sam and Emily as they explore the facts and history surrounding the sport. Along with some of the most popular moves and most common fouls. Don't forget to grab your Firebolt (cocktaill)! And remember, snitches get stitches. Cheers!


Jun 11, 2019
Chapter 45: I Love Magic

Join Sam and Emily this week as they compare the first third of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie and book! They discuss what did and did not make the cut in the first 20 minutes of the movie, while enjoying an Old Fashioned cocktail! Cheers!

Jun 04, 2019
Chapter 44: Morsmordre

Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week, in which Sam and Emily begin their deep dive into the fourth installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. During this episode, Sam and Emily analyze the first third (twelve chapters) of the book while sipping on something hot-- a Goblet of Fire cocktail! Cheers! 

May 28, 2019
Chapter 43: Harry Potter and the Game of Thrones

Winter is coming… to Hogwarts! In this special episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily welcome back recurring guest, Sarah, to compare Game of Thrones to our favorite series. This episode the three delve into their feelings about the conclusion to GoT, talk about similarities and differences between the two franchises, drink, and know things. The Dornish wine was flowing throughout! Cheers!

May 22, 2019
Chapter 42: More Fan Theories

This week Sam and Emily welcome back Chad from It's Bourbon Night! The three of them attempt to break down a couple Harry Potter Reddit theories while sipping on a Tight Spot cocktail. There might even be a couple Avengers: End Game conversations dropped in so *SPOILERS* if you have been living under a rock and for some reason have not seen it. Cheers! 

May 14, 2019
Chapter 41: Previously Recorded Crossover

Join Sam and Emily this week as they are featured on and collaborate with Previously Recorded Podcast! In this episode, we attempt to definitively rank the top 10 characters in the Harry Potter series. Since we are doing something a little different this week, we decided to keep it classic with one of our favorite drinks: Butterbeer!

May 07, 2019
Chapter 40: I've Done My Waiting!

Sam and Emily breakdown the second half of the Prisoner of Azkaban movie in this week's episode, thus completing their deep dive into the third installment of the series! In honor of the prisoner of Azkaban himself, this episode comes paired with an extremely dark and smooth beer: the Black Butte Porter.  Cheers!

Apr 30, 2019
Chapter 39: Dementor! Dementor!

Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily dive back into the Prisoner of Azkaban! There's a lot of content to unpack here, so this episode is a little longer, plus we were late so... you're welcome ;) This episode also came paired with a very strong drink. Be wary of the Hair of the Dog cocktail! It just might bite you. Cheers!

Apr 24, 2019
Chapter 38: Moony Presents His Compliments

Jump back in this week as Sam and Emily try to unpack all of their feelings for Remus Lupin and his "furry little problem". They dive into Lupin's background before discussing JK's thoughts on him, and their reasons why he's an inspiration to us all. To show solidarity with Lupin, they sip on a deceptively sweet, Wolfsbane Potion cocktail. Cheers!

Apr 16, 2019
Chapter 37: Stroke the Spine

This week Sam and Emily continue their deep dive into the Prisoner of Azkaban, by dissecting the first half of the movie and discussing how it compares to the first half of the book. Prepare for fan-girl moments over Alfonso Cuarón's direction and Ron Weasley's lion impersonation. This episode is best served with a Fat Lady Float- a fun, alcoholic spin on a root beer float! Cheers!

Apr 09, 2019
Chapter 36: Expecto Patronum

Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! In this episode, Sam and Emily continue their deep dive into the series by covering the first half of Prisoner of Azkaban (book). JK is at it again with her heavy-handed foreshadowing! This episode is best paired with a Patronus Charm Cocktail, check our website or social for the recipe. Cheers!

Apr 02, 2019
Chapter 35: We Solemnly Swear That We Are Up to No Good

Join Sam and Emily this week as they preface their deep dive into The Prisoner of Azkaban, with an episode solely dedicated to the Mauraders. A PREQUEL, if you will. Sam and Emily discuss what all we know about the Mauraders, along with some interesting facts about the foursome. This episode comes served with a perfectly complex glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers!

Mar 26, 2019
Chapter 34: True and Unafraid of Toil

Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week, in which Sam and Emily discuss all things Hufflepuff. Including house facts and history, along with some of their favorite Hufflepuffs! Grab your Hufflepuff Bananas Foster and tune in! Cheers!

Mar 19, 2019
Chapter 33: Harry Potter and the Ranking of Snacks

In this episode, Sam and Emily welcome back Chaz from Chapter 7, to discuss the top 10 snacks from the franchise! No, not the consumable kind of snacks that you get from Honeydukes or by pressing F7 on a vending machine. We are talking about the human snack specimens from the Wizarding World. Since this episode has us all up in our sweet feelings, we will be pairing it with some indulgent ButterBeer! Cheers!

Mar 12, 2019
Chapter 32: Enemies of the Heir, Beware

Join Sam and Emily this week, back in the Chamber of Secrets! Polyjuice Potion in hand, this episode compares the book and movie version of the second installment in the series. Cheers!

Mar 05, 2019
Chapter 31: The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened

Jump back in with Sam and Emily as the begin another deep dive, this time into The Chamber of Secrets! In this episode they will discuss major plot points from the book along with their questions and observations. Grab your Moaning Myrtle cocktail and tune in! Cheers!

Feb 26, 2019
Chapter 30: Wit Beyond Measure

This week is Emily's birthday, so it's only fitting that this episode is devoted to honoring Emily's Hogwarts house, Ravenclaw! Throughout the episode Sam and Emily will discuss the history and details surrounding Ravenclaw house, along with some of the house's most notable members, all while enjoying their Ravenclaw themed cocktails. Cheers!

Feb 19, 2019
Chapter 29: A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love

It's Valentine's Day this week! Whether you are in a relationship or single this Valentine's Day, we can all come together to celebrate the couples of the Wizarding World. In this episode Sam and Emily sip on their freshly brewed Amortentia while they discuss their top 7 couples from the series, along with a few other topics! Cheers!

Feb 12, 2019
Chapter 28: Started from the (Long)bottom

Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! This week Sam and Emily have their first character profile of the year, completely devoted to Neville Longbottom. While he may be overlooked and underestimated throughout most of the series by his counterparts, this episode explores exactly why Neville Longbottom is one hero who is not to be forgotten! Cheers!

Feb 06, 2019
Chapter 27: Comparing the Sorcerer's Stone Book and Movie

Tune into Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week as Sam and Emily welcome back Sarah from Chapter 19. The trio discuss in depth the first ever film of the series and how it compares to the book. The good and the bad of the Sorcerer's Stone! Throughout the episode they will be indulging in another original cocktail: The Gryffindor! Cheers!

Jan 29, 2019
Chapter 26: A Deep Dive into the Sorcerer's Stone

Welcome to Chapter 26! Join Sam and Emily in this episode as they in-depthly review and discuss the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone book. After re-reading the first book in the series, they both had a lot of new insight to present to each other including foreshadowing, questions, and theory tie-ins. Throughout the episode they they sip on their original cocktail creation, Unicorn Blood! Cheers!

Jan 22, 2019
Chapter 25: Voldemort vs. Grindelwald

Join Sam and Emily this week as they welcome their guest and host of This is my Bourbon Podcast, Perry! During this episode the trio discuss the two biggest villains of the Wizarding World: Voldemort and Grindelwald. Who is more terrifying? Who would win in a duel? While debating this topic they sip on the drink of the week, bourbon butterbeer! Stick around to test Perry's Harry Potter trivia knowledge! Cheers!

Jan 15, 2019
Chapter 24: Together At Last

This episode is a very special one because Sam and Emily were actually together for the recording! While they were enjoying some quality time together, (and a gin and tonic) they also answered some listener questions and played a game of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit. Cheers!

Jan 08, 2019
Chapter 23: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for joining us in 2019! We have some big plans for the podcast this year, so join us in this episode as we discuss our goals and resolutions for 2019. We will be starting the New Year off right by enjoying some festive Felix Felicis for good luck! Cheers!

Jan 01, 2019
Chapter 22: Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas! This week Sam and Emily are celebrating Christmas by discussing some of their favorite Christmas moments from the Harry Potter books and movies, along with what they would like to receive as a gift in the Potterverse. All the while sipping on some festive eggnog. They also have their gift exchange with each other! Thanks for tuning in!

Dec 23, 2018
Chapter 21: Fan Theories

This week we are enjoying a black and gold favorite, I.C. Light, as we welcome Pittsburgh native and Hufflepuff, Natalie. It is only fitting that our drink of the week reflects not only her city but her house as well! Sip with us as we discuss Harry Potter tattoos, a few fan theories, and play a round of trivia. After our past few episodes, which have been on the heavy side, this one is as light and refreshing as this beer!

Dec 18, 2018
Chapter 20: For The Greater Good

Welcome to Chapter 20: For The Greater Good. Join us as we enjoy two of our favorite drinks while discussing two of our favorite lovebirds: Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald! Sam will be enjoying a vodka-cran with lime, and Emily will be warming up with our butterbeer. Also don't miss a special new segment we are introducing this episode, along with an interesting theory about the Dumbledore-Grindelwald final duel!

Dec 11, 2018
Chapter 19: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore

In this week's episode Sam and Emily bring on guest, Sarah, to discuss the history and life of Albus Dumbledore. Join them as they talk about the bad-ass headmaster's controversial backstory, while also sipping on a tart lemon drop cocktail in his honor. *This episode may contain spoilers for those who have not seen Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.*

Dec 04, 2018
Chapter 18: Beast Mode Part 3

A R E Y O U R E A D Y F O R I T ? To conclude our Fantastic Beast Mode three-part series, we are giving our unofficial, official review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. So if you haven't seen it yet, CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD. Join us as we discuss the movie for the first time with each other. Also, bring your bottle of 19 Crimes. You're going to need a drink! Cheers!

Nov 27, 2018
Chapter 17: Beast Mode Part 2

Happy Thanksgiving week, and welcome to the second installment of our three-part series, Beast Mode! Emily's fiance, Karn, joins to discuss all things relating to the Wizarding World of the United States. Grab some pumpkin juice and tune in! Cheers!

Nov 20, 2018
Chapter 16: Beast Mode Part 1

Join Sam and Emily this week as they kick off Beast Mode! A three-part series that will cover all things Fantastic Beasts. In this episode, Sam and Emily dive deep into discussing the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie while sipping on the featured cocktail of the week, Gigglewater!

Nov 13, 2018
Chapter 15: A Newbie's Guide to Harry Potter

Since today is National Nachos Day and we are lovers of all things Mexican food, this week’s featured drink is a margarita! Sip on this refreshing beverage with us as we welcome our friend and Harry Potter newbie, Bailey. Find out her Pottermore results and join us in exploring the major plot points and themes of every Harry Potter book! Cheers!

Nov 06, 2018
Chapter 14: Happy Halloween

TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!!! Thought you ought to know! Happy Halloween, everyone! Join Sam and Emily this week as they discuss the significance of the holiday in the Harry Potter series while also sipping on some homemade polyjuice potion. Cheers!

Oct 30, 2018
Chapter 13: Hallows v. Horcruxes

Join Sam and Emily this week as they welcome special guests and hosts of, It's Bourbon Night - Chad and Sara! The guest duo are bourbon know-it-alls and potterheads to boot! This episode's discussion will focus on the comparison of hallows and horcruxes, while enjoying a pour or two of Wild Turkey bourbon. Find out which each of them would choose as a hallow and what they would make into a horcrux!

Oct 23, 2018
Chapter 12: No Underage Wizards Allowed In Today

In light of it being National Liqueur Day, we are celebrating by adding amaretto to the most famous drink of the Harry Potter series--Butterbeer! Join us as we discuss the drinks and the taverns from the series, while enjoying our homemade butterbeer. We also tried out a new game, Harry Potter themed "Would You Rather?". Cheers!

Oct 17, 2018
Chapter 11: The Cursed Child

This week's episode is coming to you late, and we apologize for the wait! But nevertheless we are back with Chapter 11: The Cursed Child. Join us this week as we discuss (rant..) in detail all about the 8th installment in the Harry Potter series. Grab your wine, it's a doozy!

Oct 12, 2018
Chapter 10: Voldemort: Inherently Evil?

This week's episode is all about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, The Dark Lord, You-Know-Who, alright you guessed it, Lord Voldemort. Join Sam and Emily as they bring on a very special guest (who also happens to be Emily's mom) to discuss the nature of Voldemort's evilness. Was it inherent, or was it a product of his troubled childhood?

Oct 03, 2018
Chapter 9: The Minors

Join Sam and Emily this week as they discuss some of the minor characters from Harry Potter! Whether they are stealing your hearts in the background of the main plot, whether they are intriguing you with their subtle cockiness, or whether they are spiking your interest just by being mentioned in passing. These characters may have a minor role in the story, but they have a major role in our hearts. We want to know more about them!

Sep 25, 2018
Chapter 8: Let's Hear It For The Boys

In response to, Chapter 5: Yass Queen, it's only fair to show some love for the men of Harry Potter! This week Sam and Emily share their definitive ranking of the top ten bad-ass men of the series. Join them in their discussion of that, along with a couple of fan theories!

Sep 18, 2018
Chapter 7: Snape Snape Severus Snape

This week on Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily bring on self-proclaimed Slytherin, and steadfast Snape supporter, Chaz Barry! Join them as they enjoy some white wine while discussing all things Snape related, and talk through a few theories surrounding him.

Sep 12, 2018
Chapter 6: Unanswered Questions

In this week's episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily tackle and discuss their unanswered, burning questions from the series! Anything and everything they would ask J.K. Rowling if they could. Plus they each discuss a popular, yet controversial fan-theory.

Sep 04, 2018
Chapter 5: Yass Queen

This week Sam and Emily welcome their close friend, (and bad-ass queen) Heather, to another episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast. Join them first, as they find out Heather's Hogwarts house, patronous and wand. Then stay tuned for their definitive Top 10 list of the most bad-ass women from the Harry Potter series!

Aug 28, 2018
Chapter 4: Twenty-Three Years Later

Join Sam and Emily this week as they take a turn back in time! They discuss their favorite characters along with the ones they have related to most throughout their lives. All the while enjoying some bottom-shelf vodka.

Aug 21, 2018
Chapter 3: Gone Too Soon

This week we have our first guest, Emily's dad Andrew aka the Bald Eagle! Join us while we discuss the characters we would save and the most heartbreaking character deaths. All paired with some red wine and our first round of Harry Potter trivia!

Aug 14, 2018
Chapter 2: We Open at the Close

In this week's episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk podcast, Emily and Sam open at the close, by beginning their discourse of all things Harry Potter at the end... They discuss in depths the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and what they wished they would have seen carry over in the movies.

Aug 07, 2018
Chapter 1: The Girls Who Drank

Welcome to the first episode of Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! We are Sam and Emily, two twenty-something, adult beverage-drinking, Harry Potter-loving, best friends! In this episode we want to just give you an introduction to us and how we came to love Harry Potter. We discuss our individual favorites and least favorites in the Harry Potter book and movie series along with where we fall in the Harry Potter spectrum. All the while we are drinking champagne to celebrate Harry’s birthday! So if you love Harry Potter and don’t mind listening to two half-drunk girls discussing all the ins and outs of the franchise, please tune in!

Jul 31, 2018