The Protagonist Podcast #152: Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban (Novel 1999) “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by special guest Amy Champion to discuss Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Topics of discussion include character growth, the logic of the Time Turner and the Marauder’s Map, and the ethics of rule breaking at Hogwarts

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The Protagonist Podcast #123: The Doctor’s Wife in Blindness (Novel 1995) “Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are.”

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Joe and Todd discuss the doctor’s wife from the novel Blindness. They talk about Jose Saramago’s writing, the depths to which humans can sink (and the heights to which they can rise), and the believability of a societal collapse.

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The Protagonist Podcast #119: Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (Novel 1960) “Oh, hey Boo.”

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Todd and Joe tackle an American classic and discuss Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. They talk about her transformation, the vivid side characters, and also acknowledge how great Atticus Finch is.

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The Protagonist Podcast #114: Vin in Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (Novel 2008) “What is it that you believe?”

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Todd and Joe are joined by All-Star guest Kjerste Christensen to discuss Vin from the novel Mistborn: The Final Empire. They talk about her characteristics, her best moments, and what makes a good fantasy novel.

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The Protagonist Podcast #113: Special: Valentines Day 2017 “I’ll never be as bad as my grandpa!”

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In our Valentines Day Special 2017, we are joined by special guest Alana Howlett to play a of Fictional play Fictional Dating Game. What fictional inventor would be the best match for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Donatello? Who is the best match to give Eponine from Les Mis a happily ever after? Listen to find out.

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#104: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Novel 1998) “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by special guest Zach Glassett to discuss the novel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. They talk about character evolution, a bad red herring for a mystery, and the awesomeness of Riddle’s diary.

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#096: Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility (Novel 1811) “Know your own happiness.”

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As a special bonus episode, Todd and Joe talk about Elinor and Marianne from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. They talk about the romantic mindset, whether or not the ending works, and debate the existence of an engagement.

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#089: Orual in Till We Have Faces (Novel 1956) “Are the gods not just?”

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This week, Todd and Joe talk about Orual from the C.S. Lewis novel Till We Have Faces. We discuss mythology, love, and a rather ambiguous ending.

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#085: Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders (Novel 1967) “Stay gold, Ponyboy … Stay gold.”

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Todd and Joe talk about Ponyboy from S.E. Hinton’s classic novel The Outsiders. Topics of discussion include using issues of identity, adolescence, and if there was a better way to spell “Socs.”

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#084: Lizzie Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (mixed media 2012) “It is a truth universally acknowledged …”

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This week Joe and Todd are rejoined by special guest Kjerste Christensen to discuss the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. We talk about what is unique about a YouTube/social media adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and how in the world they managed to make Lydia a sympathetic character.

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