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Nov 8, 2019

Emma is joined by her longtime friend Sarah Wolfe to discuss the last and most epic of the Harry Potter novels, The Deathly Hallows. We talk about the flaws in the book(s), but also what is so wonderful and powerful about them, and we have our own Hallows vs. Horcruxes debate. Plus, Emma talks a bunch about California...


Oct 11, 2019

Emma is joined by her good friend and fellow nerd to discuss the works of one of their favorite living authors, Neil Gaiman. They focus on American Gods, Good Omens, and Neverwhere, and express their unequivocal love for all his novels, but some mixed feelings for some of his film work. Listen to hear which wines pair...


Sep 20, 2019

Mr. Potterless himself, Mike Schubert, returns to Pairing to talk HP with Emma. Schubes talks about why this is his favorite book of the series, and also makes some pretty stellar pairings of his own as we discuss his experiences with the wines of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring: The Half-Blood Ziarko, pinball bars,...


Jul 19, 2019

Emma is joined again by Julia Schifini (now one of our editors!) to discuss the fifth and divisive book in the Harry Potter series, The Order of the Phoenix, as well as the wine region of Argentina! We discuss mental health, corruption, and Emma's tumultuous relationship to Malbec. Plus: the Luna Lovegood and...


May 24, 2019

Amanda McLoughlin (Multitude, Spirits) returns to Pairing to talk about another great fantasy novel, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We talk about how pivotal this book was not only for the series but for the fandom, and Amanda educates Emma on a different kind of "pairing." Plus: Luna Lovegood and Newt Scamander,...