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The Black Cauldron Ep. 24: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 4)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 24: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 4)

November 23, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

In Part 4, we get into the idea of maintaining normalcy when a coup has taken place. The wedding and Aunt Muriel's spilling the tea at the event. We are being pointed to Dumbledore for information. No more do we accept Dumbledore as a wise, powerful, benign character. We need to know about his past and we have conflicting narratives between Muriel and Doge.

There is a quick escape from the wedding but safety is fleeting with options limited. How is Hermione always fixing the problems for the boys? Is she simply deus ex machina (god in the machine) though I mistakenly say ex deus machina? She is constantly solving problems that the others refuse to consider or think about. We also get into Kreacher and RAB!

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 23: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part3)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 23: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part3)

October 14, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

In part 3 of our discussion of the final book, we get into the 7 Potters departing from No. 4 Privet Drive and the ensuing flight and escape. Should we expect wizarding community to fight to the death v Voldemort and the Death Eaters? Or play possum as they have the higher moral ground to stand on? Or can we expect the main characters in Children's Literature to fight fire with fire in life threatening scenarios they face throughout the text? How do we logically and/or rationally resolve these issues for the adults and children who are on the "good side"? We are also at the Burrow dealing with the Will of Albus Dumbledore. 

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Podcast #181: The Fall French Open Fail!!

Podcast #181: The Fall French Open Fail!!

October 11, 2020

Well it seems this tournament happening in the fall is no different from it occurring in the spring. It came to a surprising though inevitable conclusion. Congrats to Iga Swiatek for winning over maiden major title and congrats to Rafael Nadal on lucky number 13. 

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @A_Gallivant (Andreen), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded.

The Black Cauldron Ep. 22: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 2)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 22: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 2)

October 4, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

We are slowly plodding along in the final book as we are at Privet Drive for the last time. What emotions will be stirred up from this place? What is there to do at this point in time when safety seems so abstract? What of the Dursleys? We also get into the humanity/mortality/ethics of Albus Dumbledore. With the death of one of the most notable wizards in magical history, competing narratives have emerged as to who really was this man. This ever present magical character turns out to be a most mysterious/private/hidden figure. 

One of the most important concept being pushed in this series is the idea of Dumbledore being the stand-in for codified ethics in the magical world. How does this play out in the series? What do you listeners think? We love to hear from you always!!. 

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RTFLivecast #180: The Fall of the French Open 2020!!!

RTFLivecast #180: The Fall of the French Open 2020!!!

September 27, 2020

So it is late September and it's that time again when we have the French Open .... This is so on brand for 2020 that I fully expect Wimbledon to be played come November. Nonetheless, there are singles draws for us to discuss. We attempted to give this tournament a seasonal feel but like candy corn, our efforts were an acquired taste. But the drinks were great though. 

Let's see what happens in this tournament because the whole thing seems to be so much in doubt. Can we even factor in anyone's prowess on this surface when it is all happening in September/October? Has guy forget that we are in the middle of a pandemic? So many questions not sure if we answered them all BUT we had a great time with the fanz in the comment  section!!

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @A_Gallivant (Andreen), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded.

Podcast #179: RTF Livecast Post US Covid-19 Open

Podcast #179: RTF Livecast Post US Covid-19 Open

September 20, 2020

So it seems like forever, we have not had a RTFLivecast in forever, so we thought this was a perfect time for another exciting episode. We into the US Open results as @JLR78 congrats Dominic Thiem on his major win. We into that debacle of a finals as well as discussion what does it even mean. What's with Medvedev? We reflect on the Novak Djokovic's banishment from the Open and issues surrounding his PR campaign. Speaking of PR, we discuss Naomi Osaka's experience and her effort to bring awareness of police brutality.

Do these TV commentators really understand what is happening in this moment? Do they care? What is happening in Rome and what will happen in Paris? Why are folks out here talking about Rome and the French Open in September like this we are not in the middle of a pandemic and it is not September? 

Look yall made Realz go off on folks acting like Venus Williams in Venus Year 2000!! NOT ON MY WATCH!!

Don't forget that the discussion can continue and you can tell us  how you really feel!!! We're on Twitter @A_Gallivant (Andreen), @JLR78 (Janina) and @RealzTenisFanz (Realz)!! You can find this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google, Spotify or wherever podcasts can be heard and downloaded. 

The Black Cauldron Ep 21: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 1)

The Black Cauldron Ep 21: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Deathly Hallows Part 1)

September 20, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

We are at the beginning of the end. We start the Deathly Hallows and even though we only got through to Chapter 1, we filled up an entire episode. We get into our anticipation of this final books. What did we imagine for the hero and the other characters. Also for the very first time, Rowling provided up with epigraph/epigram, not just one but two. Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers and William Penn's More Fruits of Solitude. They strike completely different tones but they all work together for this text. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 20: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 7)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 20: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 7)

September 20, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

I hope you are seated comfortably because you are for the long haul. We pulled a double duty session to bring you the exciting conclusion of the Half-Blood Prince. There was just so much to cover. Harry finally confronts Malfoy to bloody results. Snape figures out the reason for Harry's recent Potions success. Meanwhile, Harry finds out about Snape's own secret as Trewlaney is dropping bottles and bombshells. We are in a secret Voldemort cave on the Horcrux Hunt to come to a Hogwart under attack. Harry is witness to Dumbledore's death, another serious psychological blow to the young hero. We discuss all these things in spirited manner as only we can. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep. 19: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 6)

The Black Cauldron Ep. 19: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half-Blood Prince Part 6)

September 20, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

We are approaching an exciting conclusion for this book but we have some important matters to deal with. We find out the curse of the Defense of the Dark Arts job and of course ponder on the state of magical theory/education/world building in this series. We get into Rowlings' depiction of elves as Harry is still on Malfoy case. Near murder is again happening at Hogwart's  and Harry is trying "Liquid Luck" for the first time to excellent results. We get into the secret of Voldemort's immortality as Dumbledore offers up his assessment of Harry vs Riddle. 

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The Black Cauldron Ep.18: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half Blood Prince Part 5)

The Black Cauldron Ep.18: A Realz Harry Potter Series (Half Blood Prince Part 5)

September 9, 2020

Welcome to a new quarantine project brought to you by the RealzTenisFanz Podcast! We are excited to have the lovely Deb (@shackle52) that most of you already know from twitter to join Realz (@realztenisfanz) and Janina (@jlr78) as we break down the Harry Potter series while Andreen is locked up in Azkaban for not sharing our love of this magical world! We will be taking a literary dive into all 7 Harry Potter books in chronological order. We hope you will be an active part of this series.

In this episode, we get into another Dumbledore v Voldemort confrontation and the implications that lay within it. We also go into more memories and we see that Voldemort is up to his old tricks again. What about these memories that we are diving into? Are they real memories? Are they blasts into the past? We are at the Slughorn Christmas party and looking at the magical community's inability to grasp with the reality of current events. Voldemort is back and they are taking a break. 

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