Kathy Tu, co-host of WNYC's Nancy podcast joins Vanessa this week to bless the nearly-perfect Cho Chang for her immense talent, her hard work and for living up to the incredibly high standards put upon her by others. Vanessa gives Kathy a quiz about historic, emotional moments in Olympic history.
Parvati Patil with Proma Khosla
Proma Khosla, a culture writer for Mashable, dancer, and professional Harry Potter fan, joins Ariana to bless Parvati Patil and set the record straight on exactly how her name is pronounced. Ariana gives Proma a quiz on the annual "Twins Days" event in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Angelina Johnson with Bayana Davis
We are kicking off a series of WOHP episodes lifting up and shedding light on the women of color in the Harry Potter series with this first episode on Angelina Johnson featuring Bayana Davis of the #WizardTeam podcast. Vanessa provides Bayana with a quiz on Serena Williams.
In this special episode Ariana airs her grievances with Ron Weasley's inconsiderate behavior in defense of Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood and others. She then with the help of a listener voicemail contemplates a blessing for him. Vanessa provides a quiz on the women of the Kennedy family.
This week Vanessa blesses secret spy and squib, Mrs. Arabella Figg, for her great ability to lie in the most ethical circumstance - in order to protect someone else. Ariana delivers a curious quiz about spinsters and cats. We do hope you will join our Thornback Society!