#16 Lupin Is Not Sirius Black, But Sirius Black Is Lupin: Book 3, Ch 12-14

In the 16th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 12-14 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. CJ's theories are on overdrive this month - they think Lupin might be Hermione and/or Sirius Black; and they're still very suspicious about Crookshanks the cat... who also might be Sirius Black? Other than that, it's mostly just us being annoyed with Harry's recklessness. 

If you like the song we featured by Be Steadwell, it's called 'sage (witch two)' and you can find that and lots of other beautiful music at www.besteadwell.com

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 15-17 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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Love, CJ and Arlie x

#15 Harry Potter Needs A Smack On The Bottom: Book 3, Ch 9-11

In the 15th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 9-11 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. We start with a recap for newcomers about why CJ never read the books before, and get an update on how CJ is feeling about witchcraft and the Church. CJ has a new theory about how Sirius Black is getting into the castle, and still can't work out whether Lupin is a good guy or bad guy. Arlie manages to stay neutral in the face of some ~interesting~ theories. 

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 12-14 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter and Instagram - we're @CJandArlie on both. 

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#14 A Gateway Drug Into Satanism: Book 3, Ch 6-8

In the 14th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 6-8 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. CJ has noticed Hermione has too many classes in her timetable, and the working theory is... three Hermiones? Other mysteries include how Sirius Black got into the castle, and what a boggart would turn into if either of us found one in our house. Also, a tangent on knee caps. 

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 9-11 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter and Instagram - we're @CJandArlie on both. 

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#13 Plurnij, Jurnipl, Lurpnij, Ipulrnj: Book 3, Ch 1-5

In the 13th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 1-5 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. CJ is looking for Voldemort around every corner. Even really unlikely corners. Even corners that aren't really corners. JK very successfully throws us off the Sirius Black scent, and we have to announce a Major Incident. 

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 6-8 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#12 A Constant Stream Of Spiders: 2nd Movie

In the 12th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie watch the second Harry Potter movie in the company of special guest Charles Adrian Gillott. The consensus is that this film makes no sense, but it was definitely funny to behold. We tackle tough questions like what is going on? Why is any of this happening? And oh my god why are there so many spiders at Hogwarts?

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 1-4 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#11 Getting Better Acquainted

In the 11th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie are guests on Dave Pickering's podcast, Getting Better Acquainted. In this mini episode, we play just a little bit of the conversation we had with Dave. If you'd like to hear the rest of it, you can find the full episode by searching for Getting Better Acquainted in your podcast app, or you can go here to listen on SoundCloud. 

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have watched the second movie - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Love, CJ and Arlie x

#10 Mother Flipping Voldemort: Book 2, Ch 14-18

In the 10th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 14-18 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This month Percy is acting weird and we’re very suspicious – could he be colluding with the Heir of Slytherin? Or is it something more… innocent? CJ's theories are getting wilder and in some cases more accurate. But we won't tell them which ones are which. Plus, CJ is creeped out by the giant spiders but not for the reasons you'd expect.

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have watched the second movie - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#9 See You At Boomslang: Book 2, Ch 10-13

In the 9th episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 10-13 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. CJ is overwhelmed by theories about who might be the heir of Slytherin, but there's one thing they know for sure - Hagrid is innocent. We also tackle the important questions of the day, like where is Voldemort's body? Is it in storage? Why is Lucius Malfoy such a loser? And could we use polyjuice potion to take down the Government? 

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 14-18 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#8 Colin Creevey Is A Babe: Book 2, Ch 5-9

In the eighth episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 5-9 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This month CJ blesses us with a number of theories that range from incredible (re: Mrs Norris) and slightly disturbing (re: possible hiding places for Lord Voldemort), to just very confused (re: candidates for heir of Slytherin). We also discuss public toilet anxieties for arguably a bit too long.

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 10-13 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#7 Does It Sound Like Gnomes Could Run A Bank? Book 2, Ch 1-4

In the seventh episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 1-4 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We're also joined by our friend Freddy McConnell, who owns a first edition copy of the Philosopher's Stone (sadly rendered worthless in a terrible accident involving his dad heavily underestimating the potential of this book series).

This month we ponder where wizards get off thinking telephones are so weird when they go around sending messages by owl all the time, what Lucius Malfoy is doing selling naughty items at Borgin and Burkes, and whether Ginny is a giant lesbian. 

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 5-9 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every month! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

Updates! Science! Evil spirits? Music!

In this mini update from The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie have news on the topics of scheduling (ooh, scheduling!) and the lemming community of CJ's flat. There is also some musical fun at the end. New episode coming very soon! 

 It's us crashing the British Podcast Awards!

It's us crashing the British Podcast Awards!

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 1-4 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#6 LAST YEAR LAST YEAR: 1st Movie

In the sixth episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about the first Harry Potter movie. Join us for a discussion centred mostly around the world class child acting delivered by our main protagonists. We also talk about animatronic Robbie Coltrane, our favourite bits of magical world building, and Jesus tries to stop us from watching the film. Again. Plus, where the heck was Peeves?

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 1-4 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#5 The Philosopher's Stone: Fun Facts Edition

In this bonus episode, CJ and Arlie are joined by Jess Pumphrey to talk about some fun facts sent in by listeners during our Philosopher's Stone episodes. Find out what a Supreme Mugwump is, learn about the impressive athleticism of muggle quidditch, and get the gossip on Nicholas Flamel. Plus, we we discuss the pros and cons of burial vs. cremation. Because this podcast is fun! 

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have watched the first Harry Potter movie.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

Merry Christmas from CJ and Arlie

Hello folks! So, a new episode is due today... but sadly the busy-ness of the Christmas period has conspired to delay our 5th episode. We just wanted to drop a quick note to wish a happy Christmas to those who celebrate, and let you know that we'll be back with episode 5 on January 9th.

Starting this podcast has been a really positive thing for us in 2016, so a huge thank you to everyone who's been listening to the show. We're excited to keep reading in 2017, and hope you'll join us!

Wishing you all a restful new year.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#4 Fire Breathing Magic Awesome Head: Book 1, Ch 13-17

In the fourth episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 13-17 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. CJ has now read an entire Harry Potter book! CJ is now normal.

This week we talk about our favourite characters from the first book, whether the Forbidden Forest is an appropriate location for a detention, and whether or not Snape is evil. (He is. He isn't. He is. He... isn't? He is. Or is he?) Plus, there's a heated debate over which body part is most ideal to host a disembodied dark wizard, and CJ reveals whether they still identify as a muggle. 

As promised in the episode, here is CJ modelling their new scarf, plus, their workings for the potions challenge...

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If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have watched the first Harry Potter movie.

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#3 Dammit, Peeves! Book 1, Ch 6-12

In the third episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about chapters 6-12 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This week we meet Hermione, Ron, Neville, Malfoy and Snape - to name but a few.

We learn how to play quidditch, Arlie does a rap (um, sort of) and CJ has a crush on a teacher - oh my! Plus, Peeves pays CJ a visit on the London Underground.

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 13-17 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#2 Supreme Mugwump: Book 1, Ch 1-5

In the second episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about the first five chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The good news is... CJ likes it! So we can keep making this podcast.

We also establish that Harry has a spark, Dudley needs discipline and Dumbledore's high heeled boots are FAB-U-LOUS. Plus, CJ sees their first Harry Potter meme that they understand, and we discuss the important question of the day: What is a Supreme Mugwump?

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 6-12 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

#1 Nineteen Years Later

It's 2016 - nineteen years after Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone originally came out - and CJ is finally about to read it. 

In the first episode of The Boy Who Hasn't Lived, CJ and Arlie talk about how Harry Potter impacted them differently growing up, the devil and TV evangelists, whether the spirit of Harry Potter killed CJ’s parakeet, whether Arlie is a wizard, and CJ describes what they think is going to happen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

And may we say, a spooky Halloween to all magical folk and muggles alike!  

If you want to read along with CJ, in the next episode we will have read chapters 1-5 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

Don't forget to subscribe to get a new episode every two weeks! You can follow CJ and Arlie on Twitter @CJandArlie.

Love, CJ and Arlie x

Accio... TRAILER!

Welp, it's an exciting day - we've released the trailer for The Boy Who Hasn't Lived! We really hope you enjoy it.

We're also very happy to say that the first episode of the show will be coming on Halloween! (That's the 31st of October, for those of you who don't follow the ancient Celtic traditions.) 

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and new episodes will come out every two weeks.

Here's a Harry Potter gif that we feel accurately sums up our feelings about finally letting people listen to this thing we've been making.

Love, CJ and Arlie x