NOP Presents Harry Potter

By Chris Bashen

NOP finally tackles one of the largest media franchises of all time, along with it's very controversial author. Of course, we are talking about Harry Potter. Joining me for all things Hogwarts are Thom Brown, Nick Toussaint, and Victoria Montalbano. We travel back to 1997, and discuss the humble beginnings of the Potter franchise. We examine not the just heroic trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but also our favorite adults in the Wizarding World (we're looking at you, Snape.) We discuss why Potter caught on, and all address some harsh criticisms the books have received over the years.  Then we take a turn and discuss J.K. Rowling, and the future appeal of the Potter franchise in light of her recent comments. There's a lot of emotion in this one, so give it a listen! Music Selections from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Order of the Phoenix, and The Death Hallows, composed by John Williams and Nicholas Hopper, owned by Warner Bros. Records and is included under fair use protection.

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