Erik started collecting Harry Potter books as a way to bring back a souvenir from his trips abroad. Family and friends started bringing books back from their trips as well and before he knew it, Erik was a translation collector. As a teacher of English to non-native speakers, Erik believes in the importance of native language preservation and literacy. Naturally, collecting Harry Potter translations just makes sense! When he is not podcasting, Erik enjoys sports, music, traveling, and spending time with his family in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan area.