Emma is joined by her long-time best friend, other Emma, who is definitely a real person, to discuss the first of the most seminal books of their childhood, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher's) Stone. This is the first episode in our HP & New World Wine Series, in which Emma S-Z pairs the Harry Potter novels with different major New World Wine regions. The Emmas talk about what it was like discovering the magic of these books as kids, and how dark they really are. Listen to the episode to hear what we think is problematic about goblins, and why the books are so important for kids (and adults) to read. Plus: South Pacific, Monty Python references, Chilean winemaking wizards, The Magicians: Harry Potter for old people, favorite Dumbledores, the return of Phylloxera, the divisive Carmenère, "eau de antisemitism", and not-too-thinly-veiled metaphors.
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Pairing was created, edited, and produced by Emma Sherr-Ziarko, with music and audio recording by Winston Shaw, and artwork by Darcy Zimmerman and Katie Huey.