We're back with the third episode in our Harry Potter and New World Wines Series! In this episode, Emma and Winston discuss the second book in J.K. Rowling's seminal children's series: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Because it's a children's book, they discuss many children's book themes, like racism, classism, and slavery. Listen to hear why we think this book is the most underrated in the series, what is problematic about it, and why Emma pairs the wine region of New Zealand with it. Plus: hubs-bot, father figures, how to pronounce Lucius, White Male Mediocrity, Gilderoy Lockhart's Sommelier Doppelganger, an apology to Kim Crawford, racism in America, questioning wands, Basilisk mythology, and the truth about weasels.
Spoilers in this episode for the entire Harry Potter series!
Content warning: discussion of abuse, racism, and slavery.
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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.