Tuesday, January 3, 2012

And we've switched hosts!

Yep, the changes just keep a’coming here at TWH. Our radio station, the benevolent KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla, has agreed to cover the cost of our podcasts by switching to PodBean. Things are still being transferred over as I’m writing this post—-I’m having to FTP every audio file manually, so it’s taking a bit of time! You can subscribe to our new RSS feed here!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

We've moved!

Guess what, dear listeners? We're moving to TUMBLR! Find our new blog at thewitchinghourkwcw.tumblr.com. Same handle, different host.

The Witching Hour has been on Blogspot for a lovely year and a half. However, the times are a changin’ and we’ve decided to move everything over to Tumblr. We’re also switching podcast hosts, but more on that later.

The witches are on winter break, providing Sara the perfect opportunity to transfer everything over. You’ll still be able to visit the old blog here at thewitchinghourkwcw.blogspot.com, but we've transferred all the old content to Tumblr, too!

For the next month or so, we'll continue to post things here, each time with a reminder to check us out over at Tumblr. But after that, 'twill be the end of our Blogspot blog.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

and a partridge in the whomping willow tree!

Happy Christmas everyone!

We now present our semi-annual holiday show! hooray! so get your Weasley sweaters on and pop open a butterbeer, because The Witching Hour is about to get COZY.

So make sure you tune in to catch (a possible shortened version of) the holiday show! and as always, we hope you have yourselves a Harry little Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Solstice or whatever other excellent holiday you celebrate).

Also, a few announcements: As our closest followers may notice, this posting is out of order. Sara's way behind on the podcasts (as usual) so we're gifting you all this episode as it is, after all, Christmas.

After that, there will be some big changes coming to TWH! We're switching podcast hosts, and we'll soon be moving our blog to tumblr. Look for that, and the rest of the episodes from season 4 in the next few weeks.

Season 4 - Episode 14 - And a Partridge in the Whomping Willow Tree

"The Cold Wild Yonder" by Oliver Boyd & the Remembralls
"Xmas Rules, Voldemort Drools" by Harry & the Potters
"Christmas at Hogwarts" by Hungry Hungry Hippogriffs
"My Wish List" by MC Kreacher
"Help Me Hagrid" by Justin Finch-Fletchley & the Sugar Quills
"Have Yourself a Harry Little Christmas" by Gred & Forge
"Drop the Needle, it's Christmas" by Dumbledore
"Yuletide Anthem" by Kwikspell
"Seasonal Depression" by the Whomping WIllows
"A Ministry-Approved Christmas" by Peeved
"So Much Love" by Snidget
"I Need Some Mistletoe" by Neville Longbottom
"The Twelve Days of Wizard Christmas" by Gred & Forge
"The Sweater Song" by the Hermione Crookshanks Experience
"Happy Christmas Day" by Oliver Boyd & the Remembralls

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Harry and the Potters take over The Witching Hour... at the witching hour!

Dear listeners,

Finally!! Our special one-hour episode with Harry and the Potters is now available here, and on iTunes!

Backstory: The guys came to Whitman and performed on Saturday, Oct. 29. After the show, we snuck up to the KWCW station and did a special show, 12 - 1 am. They picked the tracks, told some jokes about Walla Walla, took some calls, and generally had a blast.

In fact, they had such fun that we should offer our apologies for the poor audio quality at points—the guys were just super excited and making the levels crazy. I did a bit of editing, but c’est la vie. ENJOY!

Here's a sample of the guys' selections:

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Fugazi
  • Weezer
  • Clarence Clemens & the Red Bank Rockers

And Jacob: We're still wondering. Did Bobby ever get his prize?


It's been over 10 years since the release of the film version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Begin chills now...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Mr. Potter

This is so terribly belated, I knoooooow! Sorry, dear listeners! (My computer crashed. Sympathy plz?) But finally, we present to you our special episode devoted to Dear Mr. Potter, the book that collected fan letters written to the characters who changed their lives—Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Luna and the others. In the episode we read a few of the letters, talk about role that HP and the fan culture has played in our own lives, and play some sweet meta-wrock (that is, wizard rock about wizard rock and wizard culture!) Speaking of which....

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Dear Mr. Potter

"The Leaky Con Theme Song" by the House of Black & Swish and Flick
"Potter Addict" by the House of Black
"Wizard Rock Heart Throb" by the Whomping Willows
"I'm Bringin' Sneakoscopes" by the Sneakoscopes
"Wizard Rock Twist" by the Remus Lupins
"This is Never Going to End" by the Parselmouths
"Post Potter Depression" by Lauren Fairweather
"Rock with a W" by Buckbeak's Flight
"Big Magic Wreggae Party" by Mimbulus Mimbletonia
"For Jo" by RiddleTM
"Open Letter to the Entire Wizarding Community" by the Whomping Willows
"Wrock Fan Girl" by the House of Black
"My Parents are Muggles" by Seen and Unforeseen
"Like It's Quidditch" by the Station
"Book 6 Made Me Cry" by Danny Dementor
"Bring Back Richard Harris" by Harry Potter and the Magic of Music
"Needlessly Complicated" by the Butterbeer Experience
"House Song" by Ministry of Magic

Friday, November 11, 2011

Deathly Hallows part 2 now out on DVD!

Get your copy today! Just don't spoil the special features for us—we haven't been able to see them yet.