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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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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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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Episode 1 – Frogs, Fans, and Feminism


Tickle The Pear – Season 1, Episode 1 – Frogs, Fans, and Feminism.

In the pilot episode of Tickle the Pear, a new Harry Potter podcast, hosts Rara and Rus discuss if JK Rowling is “grossed out by girliness,” swap fan stories, and eat some frogs–chocolate, of course!

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