J.K. Rowling’s magical series is the focus for today’s episode – and about time! We’ll discuss Harry Potter‘s impact on culture, the responses to Cursed Child, and whatever other mischief we get up to!


In spite of criticisms directed at Cursed Child, can you imagine a stage production set in the world of Harry Potter? Must have been absolutely fantastic to see!



Today’s harmonica segment: Visit Pottermore and tweet us the outcome of your patronus test!


Thanks for listening!

Tyler Terpstra is with us this week, talking through that wild and wonderful world of fanfiction!


The amount of fanfiction available online is incredible! There are literally millions of stories based on books alone on fanfiction.net: from The Silmarillion to the Percy Jackson series, there really is something for everyone.



Some fanfiction explores relationships, often “shipping” couplings that are not intended by the original author.



But mostly, fanfiction is about exploring a world or cast of characters beyond what The Powers That Be authorize.


Some fanfiction places the author in the world (Self Insert); some crosses over two or more universes to create new worlds; some are original works loosely set in a familiar genre. So much to explore!


Here are some recommendations from Tyler:

General Sites





http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16092-37/Hotpoint+XSGCOM+Goa+uld+Defence.htm (Stargate-X-com)

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7568728/13/Saruman-of-many-Devices (LoTR/Generals series)


https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8324961/1/Magical-Me Self insert – Harry Potter By: Publicola

https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-story-only.272850/ By: Mr. Zoat



Eliezer Yudkowsky‘s epic Harry Potter fanfic, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/stargate-project-arctic-circle.167445/ Rewrite of Stargate (W/I Canada) By Night33

Online Fiction

https://parahumans.wordpress.com/ Worm By: Wildbow

https://www.fictionpress.com/s/2961893/1/Mother-of-Learning By: nobody103 (Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. ‘Groundhog’s day’ style setup in a fantasy world.)

http://docfuture.tumblr.com/post/82363551272/fall-of-doc-future-contents By: DocFuture



Today’s Harmonica Segment: Tweet us a S.I. (self insert) short story about your experience in an established fictional universe @hardcoverradio, or leave one in the comment section!

Thanks for listening!