Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deathly Hallows, the holidays and more

Dear listeners,

Sorry to report, there'll be no radio show this week as we're both out of town on holiday. (Happy Thanksgiving from The Witching Hour!)

We'll be back on Tuesday, November 30 from 3-4 p.m. PST, surely with lots to chat about!!! We spent last Thursday evening outside Walla Walla Grand Cinemas chatting with Potter fans, dancing to wrock, dueling in the parking lot, and of course, watching what may very well be the best Harry Potter movie out yet.

In the meantime, check out a review, live-blog, and discussion of the film: from the Guardian, Movieline, and of course MuggleNet.

See you next week!

Your hosts as Hedwig, left, and Dobby, right.
Top fans MaryBeth and Trisha!

Photos courtesy of Miss Trisha Way.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Final Battle (TWO DAYS)

It's our last show before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part one, and our last show before Thanksgiving (nom). So tune in! It turned out to be a great mix of songs this week, all about the final book/movies. We've got some homages to Hedwig, Snape, the Lupins, Dumbledore and more. We've got some news about the upcoming movie. And the weapon we've got is love. (Oh, wait...)

Photo courtesy of

Season 2 - Episode 11 - The Final Battle

And this week's playlist:

"Goodbye Privet Drive" by Ministry of Magic
"Rebel Call" by the Whomping Willows
"Hedwig Lives" by the House of Black
"Open at the Close" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"Godric's Hallow" by Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons
"Battle of Hogwarts" by Ministry of Magic
"The Second War" by Into the Pensieve
"A Phoenix Lament" by Ministry of Magic
"Teddy" by Obliviate!
"Potterwatch" by Catchlove
"The Bravest Man I Ever Knew" by Ministry of Magic
"Maybe Kreacher Will Bring Me a Sandwich" by Harry and the Potters
"Wizard Party Forever!!!" by the Whomping Willows

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hunt for the Horcruxes; also, SIX DAYS

Photo courtesy of Spencerette via Flickr.
Finally! A new podcast! After last week's recording fiasco we figured out the trouble and got the podcast recording software to behave again.

This week's theme drew inspiration (and wrock) heavily from Creevey Crisis's album VII, which chronicles each of the seven Horcruxes with a different song. It's kind of metal-y, so if that's your thing, definitely check it out. We may just have to add (w)metal to the growing list of genres played on the Witching Hour.

And remember, if you don't want to directly download the link here, you can always use iTunes to do your podcatching for you. Simply open iTunes, go to the iTunes store, and type "the Witching Hour" into the search bar. In the results, scroll down to the podcasts section. We're on the main page, on the right (the music one, next to the wiccan podcast). Otherwise, here you go:

Episode 10 - Season 2 - Hunt for the Horcruxes

This week's tunes:
"The Blood of a Prince" by Harry and the Potters
"The Diary" by Catchlove
"Song of the Locket" by Roonil Wazlib
"Ring" by Creevey Crisis
"The Diadem" by the Butterbeer Experience
"Harry" by Creevey Crisis
"Horcruxes" by Harry and the Potters
"Cup" by Creevey Crisis
"So This Is It (Taking Off That Locket)" by the Hermione Crookshanks Experience
"The 7th Horcrux" by the Remus Lupins
"Diadem" by Creevey Crisis
"The Deathly Hallows" by the Cruciatus Curse

Tune in next week for songs along the theme The Final Battle. Check the Facebook event for more.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Front-page news

The Witching Hour and our Weeks of Wizardry was the featured story this week in Whitman College's student newspaper, the Pioneer. This is the second time this semester that we've been newsworthy, hurrah!

(To read the last one, check out the About the Witching Hour link to the left, which was included as a KWCW show of the week spot in the newspaper.)

The article basically details how we and the Whitman Events Board (WEB) both had the idea to put on some events at Whitman to lead up to the release of Deathly Hallows pt. 1. WHICH IS IN ONE WEEK BY THE WAY! It has two pictures of our Quidditch tournament, hosted last Sunday, and talks about the other upcoming events.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Witching Hour apprentice

Dear listeners,

We know you are waiting on pins and needles for our next podcast (it will be up soon we promise), but in the meantime, we present to you some good news.

The Witching Hour has found itself an apprentice for next semester! Claire Johnson, a competitor in one of our recent events and a first-year at Whitman, has agreed to fill Sara's role as co-DJ while Sara is out of the country.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Magical deeds are afoot!

Bad news, dear listeners. Very bad news. The program we use to convert our live broadcasts into podcasts FAILED this week! So that means, unfortunately, no podcast today. SO SO SORRY!

I am especially sorry to the beautiful and talented Caitlin Goldie, whose poem we read on air.

But that doesn't mean you should be deprived of the knowledge of what we played. We shared with our live listeners the Halloween charity album, A Hogwarts Halloween.

It's only $7!!! And all the proceeds go to the Harry Potter Alliance! So buy it anyways, k wizards?

In other news, the Witching Hour was interviewed for the Pio today, woo. Check it next Thursday around Whitman campus. It's an article about the Weeks of Wizardry OF COURSE.