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In the final part of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, we continue to be blown away by the quality of what we’ve got to read. And it’s not just the writing - it’s the sheer chutzpah of McGonagall, kneecapping her own house in the cup competition. It’s the sheer insanity of Hogwarts’ detention policy, which somehow involves centaurs who can somehow click their hooves. And it’s the sheer, towering, sage, brilliant, father-figure punk trolling of Dumbledore, who will invest in decorations just to crush the dreams of a full quarter of the students in his care. What more could you ask for?
Well for a start you could ask for REVIEWS drawn from around the internet, and from our very own Sharklettes, on this light-footed masterpiece, which is good because WE’VE GOT ‘EM.  
AND you could ask for the next book! We’ve enjoyed this so much that we’re rolling onwards, clicking our hooves, into Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, starting next week! More Hogwarts! More Potter! MORE SHARK!
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In part 3 of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, we have our first encounter with Quidditch and it's one for the ages. In Harry's second game the entire hopes of Gryffindor House rest once again on the shoulders of a first year student, the referee is literally out to get him and the backup seeker has gone AWOL. But come on lads...it's Hufflepuff. Also in this episode, Harry discovers an interesting mirror, Hogwarts' central heating packs in again and we find out that dragons exist. Promises to be a busy hour!

If you'd like to get in touch email us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil and on Facebook.

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It’s part 2 of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorceror’s Stone if you’re in America), and the magic continues! We discover some key information this time: Snape’s pre-game ritual, the secret baller life of Hufflepuff House, and the questionable quality of the Hogwarts Megabus, to name but a few.
We’ve got two episodes of this one left after this, so send in your thoughts and reviews of Harry Potter Book 1 so we can enjoy them in Episode 4: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, and @sharkliveroil on Twitter.
The amazing Mitchell and Webb on Hufflepuff here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9n9wswKMec
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Welcome to the first part of our read through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/ Sorcerer's Stone (depending on where you live). In this episode we meet Harry for the first time, gasp in awe as a middle aged drill-makng executive has a complete nervous breakdown and wonder whether lovely Hagrid really was the best man for the job of protecting the wizarding world's most important child. It's good to be back!

Send us your reviews about Harry Potter Book 1 and we'll read them out on the podcast. You can reach us at:

sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on twitter

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