The youngest member of the MuggleNet podcast family, MuggleNet Academia has already amassed an incredible following of listeners worldwide with downloads in 174 countries. This is the show’s first Podcast Award nomination, and hosts Keith Hawk and John Granger, “The Hogwarts Professor,” could not be more excited and thankful for all of the listeners for their support.
MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author JK Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter series. We look through the entire Hogwarts saga for various elements in alchemy, literary components, and composition attributes, as well as discuss the various Harry Potter-themed classes that are happening today at universities and colleges around the world.
The formula for MuggleNet Academia’s success is the appearance of a special guest, who is a Potter pundit in a particular field of study, along with a student guest, who is taking that subject’s particular field of study or has recently graduated in that field to discuss the topic at length and in depth.
MuggleNet Academia has performed LIVE at conventions and was the keynote feature at the MISTI-Con convention this past May. During our one-year anniversary spectacular, we brought back ten of our previous special guests for a follow-up discussion, which has been our most downloaded show to date.
Here are samples from some of our discussions:
- Have you ever taken a deep look at the death of Severus Snape and how he looked into the eyes of his beloved through Harry and thought how beautiful that moment was? The death of Severus Snape is almost a re-telling, in modern fantasy format, of the end of the Purgatorial and Dante’s entrance into Paradise. It’s almost a step-by-step entrance into where he looks into the green eyes of his beloved and has this sacramental vision. WOW… MIND BLOWN! - Listen to Lesson 23
- Do you feel that the Death Eaters in the magical world are a representation of the Nazi Germans of World War II, or did JK Rowling write Death Eaters from the fears that she may have felt herself growing up at a time of the attacks in the UK from the IRA and separatists in Northern Ireland? - Listen to Lesson 19
- Does JK Rowling have the right to tell us that Professor Dumbledore was gay? Not according to our Canon discussion in Lesson 10. In fact, he’s not heterosexual, he’s not metrosexual, he’s not anything like that no matter what Ms. Rowling says because she didn’t make the headmaster’s sexuality an issue in the seven-volume book series that she wrote and published.
- There are so many more fascinating topics that we have already discussed in depth for your educational and listening pleasure. So head over to iTunes to find out for yourself how incredible this show is.
THE BIG QUESTION: Does the literature of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series belong in a world of leading academic discussions and dissertations? The answer is quite simply YES! Academic conferences of the Hogwarts saga have been growing quickly, with more than 80 colleges and universities with a credited Harry Potter class. A recent conference was held at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where many academics attended seminars of all types relating to The Boy Who Lived. This is why MuggleNet Academia exists and is loved by thousands of listeners.
Now it’s your turn - vote for MuggleNet Academia as the BEST Podcast of 2013 in the world of EDUCATION. Voting opens Friday, November 1st and last for fifteen days. We hope you will vote each day and show your support to the best Harry Potter academic discussions on the Internet. After you vote, share your support with friends, students, and the world of social media by tweeting (#MNPCA13), blogging, sharing, Liking, and messaging.
Thank you for all of your support! - Keith Hawk and John Granger
Posted by Keith
10-31-2013 at 08:50 AM