Episode 7 – Rara, Rus, and Risus – Season Finale


Tickle the Pear – Season 1, Episode 7 – Rara, Rus, and Risus

SEASON FINALE!!! To wrap up Season 1, Rara, Rus, and guest of honor Risus bring the magic home–literally. They discuss the Harry Potter phenomenon in the cities they grew up in: Mumbai (India), New York City (USA), and Curitiba (Brazil). They also explore what makes “home” home in Harry Potter. The presence of love? Friends? Magic? Tune in to the last episode of this season, and have a Butterbeer with us. Cheers!

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Episode 6 – Lists, Lovers and Loo Powder

Season 1 – Episode 6 – Lists, Lovers and Loo Powder

Rara and Rus shake things up! In a Buzzfeed-style episode of lists, R&R debate over their top favorite moments from the books, things they would steal from Hogwarts, spells they would add to the wizarding world, and–ahem–which characters they would “fling, marry, or kill.”

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Episode 5 – Charm Bracelets, Chagrin and Childish Adults

Season 1 – Episode 5 – Charm Bracelets, Chagrin and Childish Adults

In Episode 5, Rara and Rus get meta – They ask: should we be embarrassed about hosting a Harry Potter podcast in our mid-twenties? Is Harry Potter a work of high-quality literature? (Um, yes.) And where would we hide our horcruxes?

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Sources

Thanks to devoted Harry Potter fandom, our minds are tickled by so many wonderful Harry-Potter-related articles and stories online. Many of these find their way into our podcasts.

We do our best to cite everything after an episode, but please let us know if we’ve missed anything or made a mistake. Here’s a list of some of the sources we’ve used:

Episode 4 – Education, Elvis, and Engorgio

Is Hogwarts a good school?

Episode 5 – Charm Bracelets, Chagrin, and Childish Adults

Episode 4 – Education, Elvis and Engorgio


Tickle the Pear – Season 1, Episode 4 – Education, Elvis and Engorgio

Rara and Rus discuss whether Hogwarts is a good school. Does it have good teachers? Is it a safe space mentally and emotionally? Does it promote learning for the sake of learning? And why are these teenagers–who own magic wands–so damn well behaved!?

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Episode 3 – Mudbloods, Multiplicity, and Mental Knickers


Tickle the Pear – Season 1, Episode 3 – Mudbloods, Multiplicity, and Mental Knickers

In this episode, Rara and Rus discuss two equally pressing questions. First, is Hogwarts a safe space for students of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities and sexual orientations? Second–how could JK Rowling question Ron and Hermione’s relationship?!

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Introducing our very own TTP crest of glory

TTP crest

Our friend Patrick Dixon from GraphicNerdity.com has honored us by designing a GORGEOUS crest for our podcast. We love it more than Harry loves treacle tart, more than Neville loves herbology, more than Dobby loves socks, dare we say even more than Hermione loves the library!?

Happy Friday/Question of the Day

In honor of Friday: what does Snape do on the weekend to unwind? Does he make up new spells? Fly around as a bat? Hang out in his pensieve memories? It’s a mystery! We’re recording Episode 6 today, so give us your best guesses here or on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll read ’em on air. Happy Friday!!

Comments? Be honest like the Sorting Hat.

We would love to hear your thoughts on Episode 2! How did we do?

Episode 2 – Dementors, Dating, and Dirty Talk


Tickle the Pear – Season 1, Episode 2 – Dementors, Dating, and Dirty Talk.

This week Rara and Rus question how romantic relationships work in the wizarding world. They reveal shocking opinions about fan-favorite characters, mull over their top five confusions from the Harry Potter series, and receive a call-in from a surprise guest!

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