This week Sam and Emily are joined by budding musical artist, Sarah Barrios! Not only is Sarah an extremely talented singer/songwriter, she is also a huge fan of Harry Potter and advocates for the importance of reading. Give her a listen! Cheers!
Sam and Emily are back this week to finish up their book/film comparison of Deathly Hallows Part 1. They also get trendy with their drink of the week: a Dalgona Martini. Grab yours and tune in! Cheers!
Sam and Emily continue their Deathly Hallows deep-dive this week by discussing chapters 18-24. The crew continue on their horcrux destroying journey and also learn about the hallows. Grab a Silver Doe cocktail and join in! Cheers!
Whatta week! Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo? This calls for a celebration indeed, and for the addition of a special guest on this week's episode. Dave from Inside The Force: A Star Wars Podcast, joins this week's episode to offer insights on the similarities between the two sagas. He also learns about Hogwarts houses and helps decide where some Star Wars characters would be sorted. After this episode, he discovered he is a Gryffindor. Cheers!
Since you can't watch the Kentucky Derby today, (first Saturday in May for those of you who didn't know), tune in to HP Half-Drunk's third quarantine bonus episode! In this episode Sam and Emily discuss their drink picks for five more characters. Cheers!
Tune in this week as Sam and Emily keep rolling through Deathly Hallows, covering chapters 11-17. Also back by popular demand-Reading Time With Andrew! There is so much content to get through in this episode, you're gonna want to pair it with a drink. Possibly a snakebite beer cocktail? Cheers!
Happy Saturday! Welcome to the first bonus episode of HP & The Half-Drunk Podcast: Quarantine Edition. Sam and Emily discuss which cocktails/drinks they would imagine 5 key characters of the series would enjoy the most. Cheers!
The world feels a little crazy right now, so this week, Sam and Emily are getting even crazier by tossing around some wild Harry Potter fan theories. Hopefully this episode can help lighten the mood when life is currently pretty heavy. Cheers!
This week is the beginning of the end of Sam and Emily's deep dive into the series, as they discuss the first ten chapters of Deathly Hallows. Feelings are felt and drinks are poured out for those who have departed from the series forever. Grab whatever your quarantine drink is and tune in! Cheers!
Welcome back to HP Half-Drunk this week as Sam and Emily finish their deep-dive into the Half-Blood Prince. The positivity expressed in earlier episodes when comparing the book to the film, is pretty much benched in this episode, but you were warned! Everyone should be half-drunk on their quarantini's while listening because really, why the hell not? Cheers!
This week is special (but also super weird for obvious reasons) because it is Sam's birthday! Though it felt eerie to celebrate a birthday right now, it was still a fun time that Sam and Emily got to spend together this past weekend. Listen as Sam makes her birthday wishes and they both reflect on being 25. Cheers!
It's been awhile since we have dove into the Half-Blood Prince book, but we are back at it this week and we are finishing it! There are so many things that unfold in the last few chapters of this book and we try our best to cover them all. Cheers!
How long have we been waiting for this? Finally Sam and Emily deliver their Ginny Weasley character profile and there are SO many feelings about this gal. She is much admired in the HP Half-Drunk world. Go make yourself an aperol spritz and tune in!
This week is very special because it is Emily's birthday week! Throughout the episode Emily will detail her "birthday wishes" of things she wishes she could add to or alter about the Wizarding World. Tune in to hear them, cheers!
This week Sam and Emily are observing Galentine's Day! The holiday that celebrates female friendships. This episode was a listener suggestion and will focus on the bad bitches (witches) in the Wizarding World. Cheers!
Who is ready to listen to Sam and Emily rant about how the plot completely breaks down in this part three film analysis of Half-Blood Prince? Okay, it's not a complete rant, but still. Tune in to hear all of the thoughts. Cheers!
Draco's father is probably tired of hearing about his son's petty problems; but in this HP Half-Drunk episode they are the topic of discussion. Tune in this week with your Draco Malfoy Martini to hear what all the fuss is about. Cheers!
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In this episode Sam and Emily jump back into their re-read of Half-Blood Prince by discussing chapters 9 through 15. We are introduced to Tom Riddle's family and himself as a child, quidditch returns to Hogwarts, teenage hormones are raging all over the place, oh and not to mention there's this odd prince fellow that's helping Harry excel at potions. Grab your book and tune in!
Happy New Year! In this week's episode Sam and Emily reflect on the past year and make resolutions for 2020. They also recommend some resolutions inspired by Harry Potter characters, for those that don't have them yet. Cheers!
Happy Half-Drunk Christmas everyone! Join Sam and Emily this week as they celebrate Christmas together by building their own Slug Club Christmas party, reminiscing on their favorite Christmas moments from the series, and have their gift exchange. Cheers!
That tosser, Harry Potter, is going back to Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Sam and Emily continue their Half-Blood Prince discussion as they compare the film to the book. Grab some butterbeer and tune in! Cheers!
Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast this week as Sam and Emily begin their deep dive into Half-Blood Prince. We are eight chapters in and have a long way to go for this last year at Hogwarts. Grab a drink and tune in! Cheers!
As if the Wizarding World wasn't complicated enough with the return of You-Know-Who- now we have to worry about making it into the Slug Club?! Professor Slughorn is a very interesting and somewhat perplexing character. He may have entered the series late in the game, but he brought a lot of plot to the table! Join Sam and Emily as they talk in detail about his character. Cheers!
This week on Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast, Sam and Emily are broadening their minds and looking into the beyond using their inner eye! With the insight of special guest Katie Paige, (find her on Instagram @misskatiepaige) this episode aims to analyze the zodiac signs of our favorite Harry Potter characters. For a prime listening experience- pair it with a delicious Pisces Honey Pear Cocktail. Cheers!
It's Halloween week! So in the spirit of Halloween, Sam and Emily discuss the spirits of Hogwarts. They also treat themselves to a glass or two of the delectable Silver Ghost cabernet sauvignon. Cheers!
Welcome back to Harry Potter and the Half-Drunk Podcast! This week Sam and Emily devote a very special character profile to notorious not-so-mass-murderer, Sirius Black. Will there ever be enough to say about this epic character? Probably not, but they try. Cheers!
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!
"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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
"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!
DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE???
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!
"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!
The quaffle is released and the game begins! This week's episode is all about the most talked-about sport in the Wizarding 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!
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!
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!
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 (compare) the two franchises, drink, and know things. The Dornish wine was flowing throughout! Cheers!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.*
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!