Paradox: The Time Travel Podcast

Episode 16: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Finally, we’ve come to the smoking hot Harry Potter spawn in stage play form of time travel: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” — our first play!

The “eighth” Harry Potter book (which is actually a script) takes a bit of what was started in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and kicks it into high magic time travel gear. Over the course of the two-part play, a couple of dumb kids make every time travel mistake pretty much ever. Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy are basically Marty McFly if the general time travel ineptitude of History’s Greatest Intern was paired with a wanton disregard for any sort of smart planning or awareness of consequences.

It’s a lot of fun!


And hey we found a video of someone (kinda) answering the question we had about how you say “Cursed Child.” We’re going with Curs-ed.

Listen to Episode 16 right here:

In this episode:

  • Cursed or Cursed?
  • Reader question!
  • Alby Severy Potter and Scary Dragon Malfoy
  • Time Turners, etc.
  • Delphi and so on
  • The First Timeline Alteration
  • The Double Trouble
  • Timeline B
  • Sucks to be Rose
  • The Second Alteration
  • Malfoyworld (Timeline C)
  • Actually shouldn’t they just have tried to kill Voldemort in the past?
  • Coming next: “The Donald Darko”
  • Coming after that: The Frequently Asked for “Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel”

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