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MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
596: Horcrux Meet Cute (Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 13 and 14)

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 78:19


Another episode, another attack at Hogwarts! Join us as we enter the pages of a secret diary, get treated to a special Valentine's Day by Professor Lockhart and witness an epic showdown in Hagrid's Hut between Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy and Cornelius Fudge! All as the threads between Chamber of Secrets and Half-Blood Prince continue to grow stronger! Main Discussion #1: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 13: The Very Secret Diary 7-Word Summary: Memories are misleading within Riddle's secret diary  Don't touch that book! Ron provides some important wizarding world advice to his best friend. Harry, Ron and Hermione begin to connect the dots between The Chamber of Secrets opening 50 years ago and Tom Riddle being at Hogwarts 50 years ago... they just draw the wrong conclusion! Harry notes it was "almost as though Riddle was a friend he'd had when he was very small, and had half-forgotten.” Is this our first introduction to the Horcrux connection? Could Tom Riddle have killed Harry by trapping him inside the diary? Connecting The Threads: memory alteration and manipulation are integral plot points in Half-Blood Prince! Main Discussion #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 14: Cornelis Fudge 7-Word Summary: Hagrid receives terrible news about leaving Hogwarts Harry, Ron and Hermione are surprised to learn it was Hagrid who opened the Chamber of Secrets, but they're not really surprised, are they? As Hermione begins to piece things together, why doesn't she seek out a professor? Hermione is petrified and Tom Riddle's Diary is stolen! But whose the culprit? Checkout “A Very Secret Diary” by Arabella, which details Ginny Weasley's interactions with the diary for her entire first year! Note: this is intended for a mature audience. Would the Invisibility Cloak prevented Harry & Ron from being killed by the basilisk? So many questions surround Hagrid's arrest, first and foremost... WHERE'S THE ACTUAL EVIDENCE? Do any alternatives exist for Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge? Much like Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore leaves the school (in absolute chaos), with Harry shouldering the burden of solving the mystery! Next week: We dive into Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 15 & 16! Quizzitch: Who escorts the Gryffindors to their Herbology lesson? Support the show! There's much more MuggleCast waiting for you on Patreon! Benefits include Bonus MuggleCast, early access to each episode of the show, ad-free episodes, access to our recording studio, an exclusive Discord and Facebook group, you'll become a member of the MuggleCast Collectors Club, and at the Slug Club level you'll receive a physical gift every year!

Pottership Podcast
Episode 67 - Severus Snape & Sybil Trelawney

Pottership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 69:09


It's January and none of the Pottership ladies are going dry! Fueled with cocktails, the Mel, Sam and TC chat about Severus Snape and Sybil Trelawney! What kind of working relationship did they share? Did they hold their first impressions against each other? Was there fear between them? Animosity? Indifference? Also, visit our social medias to answer the Show Host Question: Which candy do you think is the favorite for Dumbledore, Hermione, McGonagall, Snape and Hagrid? (Twizzlers, Dark Chocolate with Almonds, or Snickers(r)? Listen and decide! So... All aboard! *** Spoilers, Adult Language, Adult Themes **** Music note: Tinder profile music is from "You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Joe Cocker, and the theme song uses a portion of "Modern Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or iHeart Radio podcasts!

Harry Potter Theory
Why Were Harry's Parents SO Rich? - Harry Potter Explained

Harry Potter Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 11:22


Welcome to arry Potter Theory. Today we're discussing HOW on earth Harry Potter's parents amassed such an incredible amount of wealth. How is it that Harry's vault was absolutely bursting at the seams from galleons when the vault of an entire family (the Weasley's) had but just one single galleon. We're also going to be looking at why Rowling made the decision to make Harry as wealthy as he was. When the Philosopher's Stone was first released- we got our first look into the contents of Harry's vault (vault 687) when Hagrid escorts him to Gringotts: Griphook unlocked the door. A lot of green smoke came billowing out, and as it cleared, Harry gasped. Inside were mounds of gold coins. Columns of silver. Heaps of little bronze Knuts. "All yours," smiled Hagrid. And from the first time I read that passage, I became fascinated with Harry's immense fortune. How did he get it? How much was there? And what did these immense stacks of gold coins look like?  Fortunately, this scene was brought to life on-screen in the release of the Philosopher's Stone in 2001- and it allowed us to finally witness, with our own eyes, exactly what Harry would have seen when he first stepped foot in vault 687. I'd also like to point out that this scene was preceded by Harry asking: “But, Hagrid, how am I to pay for all this? I haven't any money.” Oh, Harry. So again I ask- WHERE ON EARTH did Harry's parents (who were just 21 years old when they died) get all of this gold to leave for Harry? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter
GOF 37 Revisit: Minor Major, Major Minor

Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 154:37


On Episode 365 we discuss...→ The chapter gives off Lost energy→ What is Death?→ The actualization of Dumbledore→ Snape's a 9/Hagrid's a 4→ What exactly happened Karkaroff→ Talk to you never - TTYN→ We start the new year off by giving Snape the benefit of the doubt→ Hermione's main character energy→ Rita Skeeter is living her best life→ Hagrid might be the only one who is mentally healthy→ Who knows that Tom Riddle is Voldemort

The Restricted Section
Hagrid's Tale feat. Michael Hardison

The Restricted Section

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 81:11


Where has Hagrid been all this time? We finally get to learn... sort of. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Hagrid's Tale or even what you think of us! We'd love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUPPORT US ON OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/therestrictedsection THANK YOU LOVE YOU BUY OUR MERCH: https://www.teepublic.com/user/restricted-section-podcast THANK YOU LOVE YOU IG: https://www.instagram.com/restrictedsectionpod/ TW: https://twitter.com/restrictedpod FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rspoddetentioncrew/   Check out our other amazing Deus Ex Media podcasts! www.deusexmedia.org   This episode featured: Special guest Michael Hardison! Find Michael on IG @roy.g.biv79 https://www.instagram.com/roy.g.biv79/ Michael plugged We're Here https://www.hbo.com/were-here Michael also plugged Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself https://www.netflix.com/title/81258637 Christina Kann https://linktr.ee/christinakann Christina plugged Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill https://www.avalonhill.com/en-us/product/avalon-hill-betrayal-at-house-on-the-hill-second-edition-cooperative-board-game-for-ages-12-and-up-for-3-6-players:8450F69A-05BE-4BB2-8146-EBCE86E4C868 Grace Ball Catch Grace's work at Wildling www.wildlingpress.com Grace plugged this lemon poppy seed cake recipe https://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/lemon-poppyseed-cake/

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
593: Nepo Baby Draco (Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 7 and 8)

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 80:00 Very Popular


Happy New Year! As we begin 2023, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chamber of Secrets, we examine the some of the book's and series' biggest themes! Join us as we hit the Quidditch pitch, visit Hagrid's hut, spend detention with Lockhart and celebrate Halloween with Nearly-Headless Nick on our latest episode of MuggleCast! Main Discussion #1: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7: Murmurs & Mudbloods 7-Word Summary: Nepotism reigns supreme when Draco receives brooms We begin to see the influence of the Malfoy family's wealth and the impact it has at Hogwarts and in the larger wizarding community! Is it fair to assume Draco made the Slytherin Quidditch team on money alone? Unconscious bias: Why were we okay with McGonagall giving Harry a Nimbus 2000 in Sorcerer's Stone but against Lucius giving the Slytherins Nimbus 2001s in Chamber of Secrets? Why isn't there greater punishment for Malfoy using the term mudblood? Why do the male characters seem to be onto Lockhart, but most of the female characters come across as hoodwinked by his charm and good looks? Laying the Groundwork: Blood purity, Hagrid's expulsion, Ginny's strange behavior, Riddle's trophy, the cursed DADA position and more! Main Discussion #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8: The Deathday Party 7-Word Summary: Nick helps Harry out with Peeves' assistance  What does it say about Filch that he's working while he has the flu? Is he trying to prove himself given he is a Squib? Peeves drops an important piece of furniture with strong ties to Half-Blood Prince! Would the Deathday Party have been a good film adaptation? The hosts make some interesting observations about Moaning Myrtle and The Bloody Baron. The Chamber of Secrets is opened! What does it say about Harry that he runs toward an  issue rather than away from it? Or better yet, that he doesn't go and get a teacher to help investigate? Next week: We dive into Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 9 & 10! Quizzitch: What curse does Lockhart say was probably performed on Mrs Norris? This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp (get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/MuggleCast) and MasterClass (get 15% off an annual membership at MasterClass.com/MuggleCast). On Bonus MuggleCast, we discuss Pottermore's sales dropping 40% in 2022! Bonus MuggleCast, which we now release twice per month, is just one of many great benefits of becoming a patron of the show!

Belated Binge: Harry Potter
What if Harry and Ron Didn't Follow the Spiders? Where's Dumbledore?

Belated Binge: Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 22:01


What if Harry and Ron didn't follow Hagrid's advice about the Spiders? And what was Dumbledore doing during his suspension? I answer both of these questions in this episode of belated binge Harry Potter and share your feedback as well!  Find out why NOTHING would have to change if they didn't follow the spiders. Enjoy my alternate chapter events if they instead focused on Dumbledore's parting line "help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it" - spider free! And journey with me into theory land as I speculate on what Dumbledore was doing while he was away from Hogwarts. This episode is all about theorizing and borderline fan fiction as I'm basically rewriting the Harry Potter books one small change Or question at a time! For bonus episodes as well as many other benefits such as early access, show prep notes, personal shoutouts, and more BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge I'd also love for you to join the discussion, which you can do in 2 key ways: Leaving a voicemail on my website: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ Joining the new free Facebook Group for listeners of the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/688037702835574/ Find Belated Binge on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/@belatedbinge Thanks for listening!!!!

Wotcher Harry!
The Life and Lies of Rubeus Hagrid

Wotcher Harry!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 78:53


Yer a wizard, Harry! We're celebrating our beloved half-giant Hagrid, a wonderful man who should absolutely be in prison. In honor of Robbie Coltrane, we explore the life of Hagrid, learning more about giants and sharing our favorite Hagrid moments.    *Contains crude language, not for kids!*   Follow us on Instagram! @Wotcherharrypodcast Email us at wotcherharrypod@gmail.com    Theme music: Danse Macabre - Busy Strings Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP
Encore Technology Revolution: 2023 Crystal Ball Predictions Week2

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 60:00


The Buzz 1: “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” (Dory in Finding Nemo, 2003 computer-animated adventure film) The Buzz 2: “Would that it were so simple.” (Hobie Doyle in Hail, Caesar!, 2016 comedy film) The Buzz 3: “You're a wizard, ‘arry.” (Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001 fantasy film) The Buzz 4: “Inconceivable.” (Vizzini in The Princess Bride, 1987 romance-adventure film) If you're hoping to gaze into a crystal ball to see what 2023 holds, we've got the next best thing. Today, December 14, 2022, is Week 2 of our 2023 Annual Crystal Ball Predictions Special. We'll take a holiday break and resume in January 2023. In total, you'll hear predictions from nearly 60 thought leader futurists covering the exciting technologies, strategies, and trends that can help your business, industry, career, family, community and the world thrive in 2023 and beyond. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, Jack or [leftover] Dom, and join us for Technology Revolution: The Future of Now 2023 Crystal Ball Predictions – Week 2. Together, let's make 2023 a great year!

Talk Nerdy To Me
Episode 45: THE 'HOLIDAY SPECIAL' SPECIAL

Talk Nerdy To Me

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 71:29


HO HO HO! Join JB and Hagrid as they delve into their happiest memories of Holiday Specials, old and new, in their 'Holiday Special' Special.Head over to www.talknerdy.uk for more nerdy content

Harry Potter Theory
Is There RELIGION in Harry Potter? (+ Harry Potter Christmas Explained)

Harry Potter Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 10:40


Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we're discussing RELIGION and Christmas in Harry Potter . We'll also be more broadly addressing the topic of religion in Wizarding Society- including it's prevalence, diversification and whether or not witches and wizards celebrate GOD-like figures. - peeling back the layers to uncover if Christmas means the same thing in the MAGICAL world as it does in the MUGGLE world. We're going to start with Christmas then segue in to religion. Let's get in to it. Christmas time at Hogwarts meant that it was time for Hagrid and the other professors to outfit the Great Hall with Christmas decorations.  Twelve large decorated fir trees, mistletoe, and holly were among the decorations that Hagrid and the other professors helped put in the Great Hall for the Christmas holidays.  On the surface, Christmas in Harry Potter appears to be celebrated very much the same way that it's celebrated in Muggle Society- with eggnog, carols, lights, trees, presents and Christmas feasts.  "Harry had never in all his life had such a Christmas dinner. A hundred fat, roast turkeys; mountains of roast and boiled potatoes; platters of chipolatas; tureens of buttered peas, silver boats of thick, rich gravy and cranberry sauce — and stacks of wizard crackers every few feet along the table…” In fact, the emphasis placed on Christmas traditions in Harry Potter is so significant that the franchise (in some ways) has transcended the page- becoming immortalized in the real world as a story that's become synonymous with Christmas itself. As soon as the snowy-season hits, it's inevitably time to hunker down in some blankets and throw on Harry Potter. But besides all of the warm jumpers, gingerbread houses and Christmas pudding- what is the ACTUAL significance of Christmas in Harry Potter? Is Christmas in Harry Potter driven by religion, or is it a secular holiday? First I'm going to take a look at what Christmas means to witches and wizards, then I'm going to dive in to the role of religion in the wizarding world as a whole.

Professional Contestants
ProCo 221: Father, Son, and House of Hagrid - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses

Professional Contestants

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 59:29


We tend to talk about Harry Potter more than we should on this podcast, but a Harry Potter themed game show? Why, that would give us the excuse to talk about it for a full episode. We could even reveal to you all the canonical fifth Hogwarts House: The House of Hagrid. Wait no... The House of Aragog... Or was it The House of Jones? It doesn't really matter. By the time you realise it isn't true, we've stolen The Sorting Hat and are already on the run! Zach thinks of a better way to free Dobby, Jared declares that Harry Potter is in the public domain, and Adam worries about The Sorting Hat's personal life. Talking Points Include: Prescription Panera, Jock Strap Resale Etiquette, All Sally No Jack, Surprise Jay Leno, Remember This Couch, Which House Are We, The Secret House of Jones, The Sorting Hat and Dobby: Odd Couple, Aragog The Insurrectionist

The Season Pass: The Essential Theme Park Podcast
Nick's ERT #90: Orlando 2022

The Season Pass: The Essential Theme Park Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 79:33


Nick is joined by his life long friend Dom to discuss Nick's trip to Orlando.  Topics tackled include Genie Plus, Rise of the Resistance, Velicoaster, Hagrid's Magical Motorbike etc etc and much much more!

The Universal Family Podcast
UFP #28 - Hagrid's. Holiday. Hoopla.

The Universal Family Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 48:35


In this episode of The Universal Family we start to recap our recent trip to Universal Orlando Resort, including our stay at Cabana Bay, a review of Cowfish, the Holiday Tree Hunt, Today Show Cafe, the Mummy refresh, and more. Visit UFpodcast.com to contact us or to listen to The Universal Family Podcast. Please add The Universal Family Podcast to your library wherever you listen to your podcasts. We hope you enjoy the show!

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP
Technology Revolution: 2023 Crystal Ball Predictions Special #2

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 54:49


The Buzz 1: “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” (Dory in Finding Nemo, 2003 computer-animated adventure film) The Buzz 2: “Would that it were so simple.” (Hobie Doyle in Hail, Caesar!, 2016 comedy film) The Buzz 3: “You're a wizard, ‘arry.” (Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001 fantasy film) The Buzz 4: “Inconceivable.” (Vizzini in The Princess Bride, 1987 romance-adventure film) If you're hoping to gaze into a crystal ball to see what 2023 holds, we've got the next best thing. Today, December 14, 2022, is Part 2 of our 2023 Annual Crystal Ball Predictions Special. We'll take a holiday break and resume in January 2023. In total, you'll hear predictions from nearly 60 thought leader futurists covering the exciting technologies, strategies, and trends that can help your business, industry, career, family, community and the world thrive in 2023 and beyond. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, Jack or [leftover] Dom, and join us for Technology Revolution: The Future of Now 2023 Crystal Ball Predictions – Week 2 LIVE. Together, let's make 2023 a great year!

The Slug Club Podcast: A Harry Potter Podcast
Remembering Robbie and Hagrid

The Slug Club Podcast: A Harry Potter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 52:25


The Wizarding World was shook by the passing Robbie Coltrane, the man who helped bring our beloved Hagrid to life. Robbie was known to be a magical person, both on and off the set of Harry Potter. He will forever be missed

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 28-30

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 134:08


Chapter 28 - The Madness of Mr Crouch"Master is - hic - trusting Winky with - hic - the most important - hic - the most secret..."Q1 - What is this secret?Q2 - What do you think of Nifflers?"Oh..." he said, the memory coming back to him at last. "I dunno...I never noticed it had gone. I was more worried about my wand, wasn't I?" They climbed the steps into the entrance hall and went into the Great Hall for lunch. "Must be nice," Ron said abruptly, when they had sat down and started serving themselves roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. "To have so much money you don't notice if a pocketful of Galleons goes missing."Hermione hung back in their next Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson to ask Professor Moody something. The rest of the class was very eager to leave; Moody had given them such a rigorous test of hex-deflection that many of them were nursing small injuries.Q3 - Is this Moody or Crouch?Q4 - If Rita isn't using an invisibility cloak and she can't use bugging equipment, how is she learning all this stuff?Suddenly a man staggered out from behind a tall oak. For a moment, Harry didn't recognize him...then he realized it was Mr. Crouch.Q5 - What is Crouch doing out there and in that state?Q6 - How does this line up with your theory, Jenn?Crouch's eyes were rolling in his head. Harry looked around at Krum, who had followed him into the trees, and was looking down at Crouch in alarm. "Vot is wrong with him?" "No idea," Harry muttered. "Listen, you'd better go and get someone -" "Dumbledore!" gasped Mr. Crouch. He reached out and seized a handful of Harry's robes, dragging him closer, though his eyes were staring over Harry's head. "I need...see...Dumbledore...." "Okay," said Harry, "if you get up, Mr. Crouch, we can go up to the-" "I've done...stupid...thing..." Mr. Crouch breathed. He looked utterly mad. His eyes were rolling and bulging, and a trickle of spittle was sliding down his chin. Every word he spoke seemed to cost him a terrible effort. "Must...tell...Dumbledore..." "Get up, Mr. Crouch," said Harry loudly and clearly. "Get up, I'll take you to Dumbledore!" Mr., Crouch's eyes rolled forward onto Harry. "Who...you?" he whispered. "I'm a student at the school," said Harry, looking around at Krum for some help, but Krum was hanging back, looking extremely nervous. "You're not...his?" whispered Crouch, his mouth sagging. "No," said Harry, without the faintest idea what Crouch was talking about. "Dumbledore's?" "That's right," said Harry. Crouch was pulling him closer; Harry tried to loosen Crouch's grip on his robes, but it was too powerful. "Warn...Dumbledore..." "I'll get Dumbledore if you let go of me," said Harry. "Just let go, Mr. Crouch, and I'll get him...." "Thank you, Weatherby, and when you have done that, I would like a cup of tea. My wife and son will be arriving shortly, we are attending a concert tonight with Mr. and Mrs. Fudge." Crouch was now talking fluently to a tree again, and seemed completely unaware that Harry was there, which surprised Harry so much he didn't notice that Crouch had released him. "Yes, my son has recently gained twelve O.W.L.s, most satisfactory, yes, thank you, yes, very proud indeed. Now, if you could bring me that memo from the Andorran Minister of Magic, I think I will have time to draft a response...."Q7 - What is this conversation about?He raised his wand into the air and pointed it in the direction of Hagrid's cabin. Harry saw something silvery dart out of it and streak away through the trees like a ghostly bird. Q8 - What kind of magic is this?Chapter 29 - The Dream“You can't disapparate in the Hogwarts grounds, haven't I told you enough times?” said Hermione.Q1 - Who attacked Krum?"Maybe he didn't want you to get there!" said Ron quickly. "Maybe - hang on - how fast d'you reckon he could've gotten down to the forest? D'you reckon he could've beaten you and Dumbledore there?" "Not unless he can turn himself into a bat or something," said Harry.Q2 - Is Snape a vampire?Q3 - What do you think Snape would turn into if he were an animagus, and what do you think his Patronus would be? Or any characters for that matter…Somebody was climbing the steps up to the Owlery. Harry could hear two voices arguing, coming closer and closer. "- that's blackmail, that is, we could get into a lot of trouble for that-" "- we've tried being polite; it's time to play dirty, like him. He wouldn't like the Ministry of Magic knowing what he did -" "I'm telling you, if you put that in writing, it's blackmail!” "Yeah, and you won't be complaining if we get a nice fat payoff, will you?" The Owlery door banged open. Fred and George came over the threshold, then froze at the sight of Harry, Ron, and Hermione.Q4 - What are Fred and George doing?Q5 - Is Harry's dream real?Q6 - Who was killed in Harry's dream?"Or else - well..." Fudge sounded embarrassed. "Well, I'll reserve judgment until after I've seen the place where he was found, but you say it was just past the Beauxbatons carriage? Dumbledore, you know what that woman is?" "I consider her to be a very able headmistress - and an excellent dancer," said Dumbledore quietly.Chapter 30 - The PensieveA shallow stone basin lay there, with odd carvings around the edge: runes and symbols that Harry did not recognize. The silvery light was coming from the basin's contents, which were like nothing Harry had ever seen before. He could not tell whether the substance was liquid or gas. It was a bright, whitish silver, and it was moving ceaselessly; the surface of it became ruffled like water beneath wind, and then, like clouds, separated and swirled smoothly. It looked like light made liquid - or like wind made solid - Harry couldn't make up his mind.Q1 - Before Dumbeldore explained this, what did you think this basin was?"Crouch is going to let him out," Moody breathed quietly to Dumbledore. "He's done a deal with him. Took me six months to track him down, and Crouch is going to let him go if he's got enough new names. Let's hear his information, I say, and throw him straight back to the dementors." Dumbledore made a small noise of dissent through his long, crooked nose. "Ah, I was forgetting...you don't like the dementors, do you, Albus?" said Moody with a sardonic smile. "No," said Dumbledore calmly, "I'm afraid I don't. I have long felt the Ministry is wrong to ally itself with such creatures."Q2 - Is Dumbledore right to not want to ally themselves with dementors?"Not yet!" cried Karkaroff, looking quite desperate. "Wait, I have more!" Harry could see him sweating in the torchlight, his white skin contrasting strongly with the black of his hair and beard. "Snape!" he shouted. "Severus Snape!" "Snape has been cleared by this council," said Crouch disdainfully. "He has been vouched for by Albus Dumbledore." "No!" shouted Karkaroff, straining at the chains that bound him to the chair. "I assure you! Severus Snape is a Death Eater!" Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. "I have given evidence already on this matter," he said calmly. "Severus Snape was indeed a Death Eater. However, he rejoined our side before Lord Voldemort's downfall and turned spy for us, at great personal risk. He is now no more a Death Eater than I am."Q3 - Do you think Snape is still a Death Eater?Q4 - What kind of person do you think Karkaroff is?Q5 - Do you think Bagman is more seriously a Death Eater than portrayed in this memory?The dementors placed each of the four people in the four chairs with chained arms that now stood on the dungeon floor. There was a thickset man who stared blankly up at Crouch; a thinner and more nervous-looking man, whose eyes were darting around the crowd; a woman with thick, shining dark hair and heavily hooded eyes, who was sitting in the chained chair as though it were a throne; and a boy in his late teens, who looked nothing short of petrified. He was shivering, his straw-colored hair all over his face, his freckled skin milk-white. The wispy little witch beside Crouch began to rock backward and forward in her seat, whimpering into her handkerchief."We have heard the evidence against you. The four of you stand accused of capturing an Auror - Frank Longbottom - and subjecting him to the Cruciatus Curse, believing him to have knowledge of the present whereabouts of your exiled master, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named -" "Father, I didn't!" shrieked the boy in chains below. "I didn't, I swear it. Father, don't send me back to the dementors -" "You are further accused," bellowed Mr. Crouch, "of using the Cruciatus Curse on Frank Longbottom's wife, when he would not give you information. You planned to restore He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named to power, and to resume the lives of violence you presumably led while he was strong. I now ask the jury -"Q6 - What do you think of Crouch and his son?Q7 - Are any of the other people recognizable to you?Q8 - What do you think about the person they were cursing?The dementors were gliding back into the room. The boys' three companions rose quietly from their seats; the woman with the heavy-lidded eyes looked up at Crouch and called, "The Dark Lord will rise again, Crouch! Throw us into Azkaban; we will wait! He will rise again and will come for us, he will reward us beyond any of his other supporters! We alone were faithful! We alone tried to find him!" ​​But the boy was trying to fight off the dementors, even though Harry could see their cold, draining power starting to affect him. The crowd was jeering, some of them on their feet, as the woman swept out of the dungeon, and the boy continued to struggle. "I'm your son!" he screamed up at Crouch. "I'm your son!" "You are no son of mine!" bellowed Mr. Crouch, his eyes bulging suddenly. "I have no son!""What is it?" Harry asked shakily. "This? It is called a Pensieve," said Dumbledore. "I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind." "Er," said Harry, who couldn't truthfully say that he had ever felt anything of the sort. "At these times," said Dumbledore, indicating the stone basin, "I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form."Q9 - Do you like the idea of the Pensieve?"Yes," said Harry. "Professor - I was in Divination just now, and - er - I fell asleep." He hesitated here, wondering if a reprimand was coming, but Dumbledore merely said, "Quite understandable. Continue.""D'you - d'you know why my scar's hurting me?" Dumbledore looked very intently at Harry for a moment, and then said, "I have a theory, no more than that....It is my belief that your scar hurts both when Lord Voldemort is near you, and when he is feeling a particularly strong surge of hatred." "But...why?" "Because you and he are connected by the curse that failed," said Dumbledore. "That is no ordinary scar."Q10 - Do you understand why his scar hurts?"You know - you know the trial you found me in? The one with Crouch's son? Well....were they talking about Neville's parents?" Dumbledore gave Harry a very sharp look. " Has Neville never told you why he has been brought up by his grandmother?" he said. Harry shook his head, wondering, as he did so, how he could have failed to ask Neville this, in almost four years of knowing him. "Yes, they were talking about Neville's parents," said Dumbledore. "His father, Frank, was an Auror just like Professor Moody. He and his wife were tortured for information about Voldemort's whereabouts after he lost his powers, as you heard." "So they're dead?" said Harry quietly. "No," said Dumbledore, his voice full of a bitterness Harry had never heard there before. "They are insane. They are both in St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. I believe Neville visits them, with his grandmother, during the holidays. They do not recognize him." Harry sat there, horror-struck. He had never known...never, in four years, bothered to find out…Q11 - What are your thoughts on this?Harry looked into Dumbledore's light blue eyes, and the thing he really wanted to know spilled out of his mouth before he could stop it. "What made you think he'd really stopped supporting Voldemort, Professor?" Dumbledore held Harry's gaze for a few seconds, and then said, "That, Harry, is a matter between Professor Snape and myself."Q12 - What do you think this is, and is Dumbeldore right?

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Rage: Mad-Eye Moody (Book 4, Chapter 13)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 53:00


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Rage in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Bobotuber pus, Hagrid's care of magical creatures, and the classic Barty Crouch Jr. / Mad-Eye Moody conundrum. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when does anger spill over into rage? Thank you to Emily for their voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter Fourteen, The Unforgivable Curses, through the theme of Intellectual Humility. --It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Die Schokofrösche - Der Harry Potter Podcast
84 - Teil 5: Harry James Potter

Die Schokofrösche - Der Harry Potter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 85:21


Wir haben eine neue Rubrik: Die Eulenpost! Hört dazu gerne bis ans Ende der Folge rein. Wir widmen uns wieder mal Harry, diesmal aus dem 5. Buch "Der Orden des Phönix". Ein Jahr der Pubertät und Rebellion. Ist wirklich alles so ungerecht, wie Harry denkt?

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
590: Battle of Flourish and Blotts (Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 3 and 4)

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 79:37


On this week's episode, we make our first visit to The Burrow and meet several characters for the first time in Diagon Alley! Plus, hold onto your Sorting Hat as we connect a handful of threads between Chamber of Secrets and Half-Blood Prince! Micah visits Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in New York! Main Discussion #1: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3: The Burrow 7-Word Summary: Weasley's House Features New Magic And... Gnomes Fred & George are truly their father's sons (be sure to check out our Weasley Twins episode from April 2021) Right family, wrong motive - Dobby DOES belong to the Malfoys! What if... Molly and Arthur had gone to pickup Harry at Privet Drive? Comparing and contrasting Harry and Ron's view of The Burrow Main Discussion #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4: At Flourish & Blotts 7-Word Summary: Lucius takes Ginny's father in a fight Should the Weasleys have given Harry a bit more assistance with Floo Powder? Inside Borgin and Burkes: vanishing cabinets, necklaces and hands of glory, oh my! What is Lucius Malfoy's true motive in getting Tom Riddle's diary to Hogwarts? Several characters are exhibiting odd behavior, Percy and Hagrid included! What are our first impressions of Gilderoy Lockhart? 7 BOOKS?!?! Why is Hogwarts bankrolling Gilderoy's bad habits? Bookstore Throwdown: Lucius and Arthur get into it! Next Week: Chapters 5 & 6 of Chamber of Secrets This week's episode is brought to you by Stamps.com (visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone, and enter code MUGGLECAST for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, plus free postage, and a free digital scale), BetterHelp (save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/MuggleCast) and MeUndies (get 20% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee at MeUndies.com/MuggleCast)! On Bonus MuggleCast, we uncover and discuss some exciting new info about what Harry Potter attraction is coming to Epic Universe! Bonus MuggleCast is just one of many great benefits of becoming a patron of the show! And special thank you to those who have shared that MuggleCast appeared in their Spotify Wrapped's this year! The show was the top podcast for 1,500 listeners, in the Top 5 for 4,600 listeners, and in the Top 10 for 6,700 listeners

Checkpoint Chat
Episode 209 - Sun's Out, Guns Out

Checkpoint Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 76:48


This week on Checkpoint Chat, it's awards season so we try and predict all 31 winners of this year's Game Awards ahead of the show. Who will come out on top between Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Tunic, Stray, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and many, many more? -- SHOW NOTES -- 00:00:00​ - What happened to Hagrid's face? 00:10:45 - Our Game Award predictions! 01:07:10 - Listener questions Follow Checkpoint Chat on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheckpointChat​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CheckpointChat Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/checkpointchat

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 26-27

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 78:48


Chapter 26 - The Second TaskOwing to the potential for nasty accidents when objects kept flying across the room. Professor Flitwick had given each student a stack of cushions on which to practice, the theory being that these wouldn't hurt anyone if they went off target. It was a good theory, but it wasn't working very well. Neville's aim was so poor that he kept accidentally sending much heavier things flying across the room - Professor Flitwick, for instance.Q1 - Is Neville secretively really good at magic?“Moody said Dumbledore only lets Snape stay here because he's giving him a second chance or something…”"I just want to know what Snape did with his first chance, if he's on his second one," said Harry grimly.Q2 - What did Snape do that he needs a second chance?Q3 - What is Snape's deal?Q4 - Grubbly-Plank or Hagrid?“I should've learned to be an Animagus like Sirius.”Q5 - What would you be if you could be an animagus?Q6 - How amazing is Dobby for helping Harry? The unsung hero of this book so far.Q7 - How is the crowd watching the second task?Harry looked around. There was no sign of any of the other champions. What were they playing at? Why didn't they hurry up? He turned back to Hermione, raised the jagged rock, and began to hack at her bindings too.Q8 - Is Harry an idiot for doing this?Q9 - Would you rather face a dragon or face an hour in icy water looking for your loved one?Dumbledore and Ludo Bagman stood beaming at Harry and Ron from the bank as they swam nearer, but Percy, who looked very white and somehow much younger than usual, came splashing out to meet them…Percy seized Ron and was dragging him back to the bank ("Gerroff, Percy, I'm all right!")Q10 - Does this change your thoughts on Percy?Q11 - Hermione is angry that Fleur kissed Ron on the cheek…does Hermione love Ron?Q12 - Danny, Do you like Fleur more after this chapter?Chapter 27 - Padfoot ReturnsOne of the best things about the aftermath of the second task was that everybody was very keen to hear details of what had happened down in the lake, which meant that Ron was getting to share Harry's limelight for once. Harry noticed that Ron's version of events changed subtly with every retelling. At first, he gave what seemed to be the truth; it tallied with Hermione's story, anyway - Dumbledore had put all the hostages into a bewitched sleep in Professor McGonagall's office, first assuring them that they would be quite safe, and would awake when they were back above the water. One week later, however, Ron was telling a thrilling tale of kidnap in which he struggled single-handedly against fifty heavily armed merpeople who had to beat him into submission before tying him up.Q1 - They make something called a wit-sharpening potion, would you take this all the time, and would it be healthy to take a potion daily?Q2 - How does Rita Skeeter keep finding this stuff out? Does she have an invisibility cloak?“I don't care how many times your picture appears in the papers. To me. Potter, you are nothing but a nasty little boy who considers rules to be beneath him."Q3 - What is Snape's issue?"It is Veritaserum - a Truth Potion so powerful that three drops would have you spilling your innermost secrets for this entire class to hear," said Snape viciously. "Now, the use of this potion is controlled by very strict Ministry guidelines. But unless you watch your step, you might just find that my hand slips" - he shook the crystal bottle slightly - "right over your evening pumpkin juice. And then. Potter...then we'll find out whether you've been in my office or not."Q4 - What do you think of Veritaserum?"What's so urgent?" he heard Snape hiss at Karkaroff. "This," said Karkaroff, and Harry, peering around the edge of his cauldron, saw Karkaroff pull up the left-hand sleeve of his robe and show Snape something on his inner forearm. "Well?" said Karkaroff, still making every effort not to move his lips. "Do you see? It's never been this clear, never since -" "Put it away!" snarled Snape, his black eyes sweeping the classroom.Q5 - What is happening here?"Thanks," said Sirius, opening it, grabbing a drumstick, sitting down on the cave floor, and tearing off a large chunk with his teeth. "I've been living off rats mostly. Can't steal too much food from Hogsmeade; I'd draw attention to myself."Q6 - Do you think Sirius is trying to eat Peter Pettigrew?Q7 - What is the deal with Crouch?Sirius shook his head and said, "She's got the measure of Crouch better than you have, Ron. If you want to know what a mans like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."Q8 - What do you think of everything Sirius is saying about Crouch?"Well, times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. Crouch's principles might've been good in the beginning - I wouldn't know. He rose quickly through the Ministry, and he started ordering very harsh measures against Voldemort's supporters. The Aurors were given new powers - powers to kill rather than capture, for instance. And I wasn't the only one who was handed straight to the dementors without trial. Crouch fought violence with violence, and authorized the use of the Unforgivable Curses against suspects. I would say he became as ruthless and cruel as many on the Dark Side. He had his supporters, mind you - plenty of people thought he was going about things the right way, and there were a lot of witches and wizards clamoring for him to take over as Minister of Magic. When Voldemort disappeared, it looked like only a matter of time until Crouch got the top job. But then something rather unfortunate happened...." Sirius smiled grimly. "Crouch's own son was caught with a group of Death Eaters who'd managed to talk their way out of Azkaban. Apparently they were trying to find Voldemort and return him to power."Q9 - What do you think about Barty Crouch's son dying?He wasn't the only one," said Sirius bitterly. "Most go mad in there, and plenty stop eating in the end. They lose the will to live. You could always tell when a death was coming, because the dementors could sense it, they got excited. That boy looked pretty sickly when he arrived. Crouch being an important Ministry member, he and his wife were allowed a deathbed visit. That was the last time I saw Barty Crouch, half carrying his wife past my cell. She died herself, apparently, shortly afterward. Grief. Wasted away just like the boy. Crouch never came for his son's body. The dementors buried him outside the fortress; I watched them do it.""Rosier and Wilkes - they were both killed by Aurors the year before Voldemort fell. The Lestranges - they're a married couple - they're in Azkaban. Avery - from what I've heard he wormed his way out of trouble by saying he'd been acting under the Imperius Curse - he's still at large. But as far as I know, Snape was never even accused of being a Death Eater - not that that means much. Plenty of them were never caught. And Snape's certainly clever and cunning enough to keep himself out of trouble."Q10 - What are your thoughts about everything Sirius mentioned?

Belated Binge: Harry Potter
We Didn't Need the Spiders!!! - Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets Arogag - Divination, House Points & Riddikulus (Book 2 Chapter 15)

Belated Binge: Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 17:02


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Chapter 15, Arogag discussion continues as I reveal my favorite foreshadow moments, give and take some house points, and call out what I thought was Riddikulus! Divination: “No, I'm sorry, there's every chance the attacker might come back to finish these people off. . . .” Hagrid's hint about the spiders was far easier to understand — the trouble was, there didn't seem to be a single spider left in the castle to follow. “Sir,” said Malfoy loudly. “Sir, why don't you apply for the headmaster's job?” “Ron — that girl who died. Aragog said she was found in a bathroom,” said Harry, ignoring Neville's snuffling snores from the corner. “What if she never left the bathroom? What if she's still there?” House points: I'm giving house points to: The car!! 50 points for saving these children from being spider food! Fang 10 points for being a good watch dog! (Who's a good boy??) I'm taking house points away from: Harry and Ron are both losing 15 for such a stupid idea to go following spiders into the forbidden forest while hogwarts is on lockdown. Arogag is losing 50 for being willing to eat Hagrid friends! That's not a good friend move! Hagrid is losing 100 for trusting Arogag and nearly sending Harry and Ron to their deaths! Riddikulus: This WHOLE CHAPTER is ridiculous. Also, the car! If you enjoy podcast and want more benefits and content, BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge I'd also love for you to join the discussion by leaving a voicemail on my website: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ Find Belated Binge on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/@belatedbinge Thanks for listening!!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support

Belated Binge: Harry Potter
Dumbledore Knew About Arogag the Whole Time? - Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets - Arogag Lumos Theory (Book 2 Chapter 15)

Belated Binge: Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 14:47


In this episode, I'll attempt to shed light on the relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Hagrid and where Arogag falls into that. How would Dumbledore have treated Hagrid during his time at Hogwarts? Did Dumbledore know Arogag was in the Forbidden Forest? What about 50 years ago? I'll also share a headcanon theory or perhaps borderline fan fiction about how Newt Scamander may or may not have been responsible for Hagrid having Arogag in the first place. If you enjoy my theory and this podcast and want more benefits and content, BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge I'd also love for you to join the discussion by leaving a voicemail on my website: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ Join the brand new Facebook group to engage with other Potterheads and listeners of the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/688037702835574 Find Belated Binge across social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/@belatedbinge Thanks for listening!!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 24-25

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 86:06


Chapter 24 - Rita Skeeter's ScoopQ1 - Is Harry stupid or smart for not just taking Cedric's advice?Q2 - Why do you think Dumbledore secured a job for Hagrid when he was expelled?Q3 - Why are the Goblins looking for Barty CrouchQ4 - Where do you think Barty Crouch is?“How about giving me an interview about the Hagrid you know, Harry? The man behind the muscles? Your unlikely friendship and the reasons behind it. Would you call him a father substitute?”Q5 - Is Hagrid the closest thing to a father that Harry has had?Hermione went slightly pink, but Dumbledore smiled at her, and continued, “Hermione, Harry, and Ron still seem to want to know you, judging by the way they were attempting to break down the door.” “Of course we still want to know you!” Harry said, staring at Hagrid.”“My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat.”Q6 - What was Aberforth Dumbledore doing?Chapter 25 - The Egg and the EyeQ1 - What is the nicest bathroom you've ever been in?“What d'you do, sneak up here in the evenings to watch the Prefects take baths?“Sometimes,” said Myrtle, rather slyly, “but I've never come out to speak to anyone before.”Q2 - How creepy is Myrtle?Peeves was not the only thing that was moving. A single dot was flitting around a room in the bottom left-hand corner — Snape's office. But the dot wasn't labeled "Severus Snape"...it was Bartemius Crouch.Q3 - What was Barty Crouch doing in Snapes office?Q4 - Before Moody came into the picture, how did you think Harry would escape this?“Reckon they were after potion ingredients, eh?” said Moody, “Not hiding anything else in your office, are you?”Q5 - Do you think Snape is hiding something in his office?Snape suddenly did something very strange. He seized his left forearm convulsively with his right hand, as though something on it had hurt him.Q6 - What is this description?“Oh if there's one thing I hate,” he muttered, more to himself than Harry, his magical eye was fixed on the bottom left hand corner of the map, “It's a Death Eater who walked free…”Q7 - Who is at the bottom left-hand corner of the map? Q8 - Do you think Moody will catch this person now he has the map?Moody winked at him…Q9 - Was Moody just blinking?Q10 - Do you think Harry would be a good Auror? Isn't Moody great for encouraging that in Harry?

Belated Binge: Harry Potter
Ron Weasley's Nightmare! w/Fyrebyrd - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Chapter 15, Arogag - Pirori Incanchapter Discussion

Belated Binge: Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 70:41


I was joined by Fyrebyrd from The Dusty Caldron Podcast to discuss the events in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets chapter 15: Arogag. Link to The Dusty Caldron Podcast website: https://dustycaldronpodcast.com/ Things get a bit hairy for Harry and Ron Weasley in this chapter, with WAY TOO MANY LEGS! With no Hermione, no Dumbledore, and no Hagrid around, and Hogwarts still on lockdown our little duo makes decisions like: sneaking out at night underneath the invisibility cloak to follow spiders into the Forbidden Forest. What could go wrong??? It's not like they'll be kidnapped by giant spiders, nearly eaten, and have to be saved by a sentient car. Right? We also discuss Draco Malfoy's comments that come with a side of foreshadow, Snape as potential headmaster, what Dumbledore would have wanted, make the connection between a Basalisk and Voldemort, and discuss how this chapter really is just a giant eight-legged jump scare with no true impact on the plot of the story. But hey, at least we learn Hagrid and his buddy Arogag were innocent 50 years ago! If you enjoy the podcast and want early access, bonus content, shoutouts, and even more benefits BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge Link to Feedspot's 50 Best Harry Potter Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/harry_potter_podcasts/ as of posting Belated Binge was rated #30! As always, thank you so much for listening! I'd love to hear from you, use my website: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ to leave a voicemail to share your thoughts. Join the brand new Facebook group to engage with other Potterheads and listeners of the show: https://www.facebook.com/groups/688037702835574 Follow Belated Binge: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/@belatedbinge --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 21-23

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 117:51


Chapter 21 - The House-Elf Liberation FrontQ1 - Do you think Karkaroff is the one who put Harry's name in?It was hollow and completely empty — but the moment Harry opened it, the most horrible noise, a loud and screechy wail, filled the room. The nearest thing to it Harry had ever heard was the ghost orchestra at Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party, who had all been playing the musical saw.Q2 - What do you think is the clue in the egg?Q3 - Where do you think Hagrid got these Blast-Ended Screwts?“I arose, I settled myself before it, and I gazed into its crystalline depths…and what do you think I saw gazing back at me?” “An ugly old bat in outsized specs?” Ron muttered under his breath. Harry fought hard to keep his face straight. “Death my dears.” Pavarti and Lavendar both put their hands over their mouths, looking horrified. “Yes,” said Professor Trelawney, nodding impressively, “It comes, ever close, it circles overheard like a vulture, ever lower…ever lower over the castle….”Q4 - Thoughts about this prediction?He had one brief glimpse of an enormous, high-ceilinged room, large as the Great Hall above it, with mounds of glittering brass pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, and a great brick fireplace at the other end, when something small hurtled toward him from the middle of the room, squealing, “Harry Potter, sir! Harry Potter!” Next second all the wind had been knocked out of him as the squealing elf hit him hard in the midriff, hugging him so tightly he thought his ribs would break. “D-Dobby?” Harry gasped. “It is Dobby, sir, it is!” squealed the voice from somewhere around his navel. “Dobby has been hoping and hoping to see Harry Potter, sir, and Harry Potter has come to see him, sir!”Q5 - What are your thoughts on Dobby being back in the story?“And Professor Dumbledore says he will pay Dobby, sir, if Dobby wants paying! And so Dobby is a free elf, sir, and Dobby gets a Galleon a week and one day off a month!” “That's not very much!” Hermione shouted indignantly from the floor, over Winky's continued screaming and fist-beating. “Professor Dumbledore offered Dobby ten Galleons a week, and weekends off,” said Dobby, suddenly giving a little shiver, as though the prospect of so much leisure and riches were frightening, “but Dobby beat him down, miss. … Dobby likes freedom, miss, but he isn't wanting too much, miss, he likes work better.”Q6 - Does this change your thoughts on Dumbledore or on house elves (SPEW)?“Dobby likes Professor Dumbledore very much, sir, and is proud to keep his secrets for him.”Q7 - What does Dobby mean here?Q8 - Thoughts on Winky and her dislike of Bagman?Chapter 22 - The Unexpected Task“It is traditional,” said Professor McGonagall firmly. “You are a Hogwarts champion, and you will do what is expected of you as a representative of the school. So make sure you get yourself a partner, Potter.”Q1 - What are your thoughts on McGonagall?Q2 - Do you ever remember getting rejected for asking someone out?“Ron, can we borrow Pigwidgeon?” George asked. “No, he's off delivering a letter,” said Ron. “Why?” “Because George wants to invite him to the ball,” said Fred sarcastically. “Because we want to send a letter, you stupid great prat,” said George. “Who d'you two keep writing to, eh?” said Ron. “Nose out, Ron, or I'll burn that for you too,” said Fred, waving his wand threateningly. “So … you lot got dates for the ball yet?” “Nope,” said Ron. “Well, you'd better hurry up, mate, or all the good ones will be gone,” said Fred. “Who're you going with, then?” said Ron. “Angelina,” said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment. “What?” said Ron, taken aback. “You've already asked her?” “Good point,” said Fred. He turned his head and called across the common room. “Oi! Angelina!” Angelina, who had been chatting with Alicia Spinnet near the fire, looked over at him. “What?” she called back. “Want to come to the ball with me?” Angelina gave Fred an appraising sort of look. “All right, then,” she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face. “There you go,” said Fred to Harry and Ron, “piece of cake.”Q3 - Who are Fred and George writing to?Q4 - Who is your favorite character outside of the trio?But every time he glimpsed Cho that day — during break, and then lunchtime, and once on the way to History of Magic — she was surrounded by friends. Didn't she ever go anywhere alone? Could he perhaps ambush her as she was going into a bathroom? But no — she even seemed to go there with an escort of four or five girls. Yet if he didn't do it soon, she was bound to have been asked by somebody else.Q5 - We've come into contact with a Bezoar before…do you know what it is and what it does?Giggling should be made illegal, Harry thought furiously, as all the girls around Cho started doing it. She didn't, though. She said, “Okay,” and followed him out of earshot of her classmates.Q6 - How do you like Cho so far?Entering the common room, Harry looked around, and to his surprise he saw Ron sitting ashen-faced in a distant corner. Ginny was sitting with him, talking to him in what seemed to be a low, soothing voice. “What's up, Ron?” said Harry, joining them.Q7 - At this point in the story, who did you think Hermione was going with?Q8 - How do you like Ginny?Q9 - What do you think of Parvati and Harry?Chapter 23 - The Yule BallHarry and Ron both whipped around, but Hermione said loudly, waving to somebody over Malfoy's shoulder, “Hello, Professor Moody!” Malfoy went pale and jumped backwards, looking wildly around for Moody, but he was still up at the staff table finishing his stew. “Twitchy little ferret, aren't you, Malfoy?” Hermione said scathingly.Q1 - What do you think of Hermione shrinking her teeth?“Dobby knew sir must be a great wizard, for he is Harry Potter's greatest friend, but Dobby did not know that he was also generous of spirit, as noble, as selfless—”Q2 - Is Ron these things?The left sock was bright red, and he had a pattern of broomsticks upon it; the right sock was green with a pattern of snitches. “They're…they're really…well, thanks, Dobby,” said Harry, and he pulled them on, causing Dobby's eyes to leak with happiness again.Krum was accompanied by a pretty girl in blue robes Harry didn't know…His eyes fell instead on the girl next to Krum. His jaw dropped. It was Hermione.Q3 - What do you think about Krum and Hermione?!“Are we not right to be proud that we alone know our school's secrets, and right to protect them?” “Oh I would never dream of assuming I know all Howart's secrets, Igor,” said Dumbledore amicably. “Only this morning, for instance, I took a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I have never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamberpots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished.Q4 - How do you like Dumbledore after all this?Hermione was now teaching Krum to say her name properly; he kept calling her Hermy-Own. “Her — my — own — knee.”"How's it going?" Harry asked Ron, sitting down and opening a bottle of butterbeer. Ron didn't answer. He was glaring at Hermione and Krum, who were dancing nearby. Padma was sitting with her arms and legs crossed, one foot jiggling in time to the music. Every now and then she threw a disgruntled look at Ron, who was completely ignoring her. Parvati sat down on Harry's other side, crossed her arms and legs too, and within minutes was asked to dance by a boy from Beauxbatons.Q5 - Trelawney's Prediction!Q6 - What is Ron so angry about?“...Don't see what there is to fuss about, Igor.” “Severus, you cannot pretend this isn't happening!” Karkaroff's voice sounded anxious and hushed, as though keen not to be overheard. “It's been getting clearer and clearer for months. I am becoming seriously concerned. I can't deny it.” “Then flee,” said Snape's voice curtly. “Flee, I will make your excuses. I, however, am remaining at Hogwarts.”Q7 - What is Karkaroff worried about? Q8 - What is Snape's background?Q9 - Did you think that Hagrid was a half-giant?Q10 - What is Cedric talking about?Ron and Hermione were having a blazing row. Standing ten feet apart, they were bellowing at each other, each scarlet in the face. “Well, if you don't like it, you now know what the solution is, don't you?” yelled Hermione; her hair was coming down out of its elegant bun now, and her face was screwed up in anger. “Oh yeah?” Ron yelled back. “What's that?” “Next time there's a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!” Ron mouthed soundlessly like a goldfish out of water as Hermione turned on her heel and stormed up the girls staircase to bed.

Harry Potter Movie Minutes
Season 6, Episode 12

Harry Potter Movie Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 41:59


Episode 12 (Minutes 1:50:45 to 1:59:38): This week brings us back to Hagrid's hut and back to Slughorn's true memory. We have some strong feelings about the cave's appearance and the constant mission of putting Harry's life in danger. Also, how does one MAKE a horcrux, anyway? Join us next week for minutes 1:59:38 to 2:09:55! (Scene Marker: This chunk ends with HP and Dumbledore now inside the cave.)

Belated Binge: Harry Potter
Save Hermione! Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets - Expecto Plot-Chango - Cornelius Fudge (Book 2 Chapter 14)

Belated Binge: Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 15:56


In this headcanon episode of Belated Binge, I wrap up the discussion from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Chapter 14, Cornelius Fudge by sharing my thoughts on the Expecto Plot-Chango question: What If Harry and Ron DIDN'T let Hermione go off to the library alone when Harry hears the monster? This is my attempt to save Hermione from a giant snake and it goes full on fan fiction! But I couldn't save Penelope Clearwater. Someone had to get petrified after all... But I hope you enjoy this fun new way to get the TRIO down to Hagrid's to still witness Wizarding World politics at their finest! Let me know your thoughts on the question for the next chapter (Arogag): What if Harry and Ron didn't listen to Hagrid and follow the spiders into the Forbidden Forest? Let me know your thoughts on my website: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ To take part on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/@belatedbinge If you enjoy the show and want more benefits and content, BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support

Belated Binge: Harry Potter
Wizarding World Politics are Riddikulus! - Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets Cornelius Fudge - Divination, House Points, and Riddikulus (Book 2 Chapter 14)

Belated Binge: Harry Potter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 14:37


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Chapter 14, Cornelius Fudge discussion continues as I reveal my favorite foreshadow moments, give and take some house points, and call out what I thought was Riddikulus! Divination: “Riddle might have got the wrong person,” said Hermione. “Maybe it was some other monster that was attacking people. . . .” “How many monsters d'you think this place can hold?” Ron asked dully. “We always knew Hagrid had been expelled,” said Harry miserably. “And the attacks must've stopped after Hagrid was kicked out. Otherwise, Riddle wouldn't have got his award.” “Look at it from my point of view,” said Fudge, fidgeting with his bowler. “I'm under a lot of pressure. Got to be seen to be doing something. If it turns out it wasn't Hagrid, he'll be back and no more said. But I've got to take him. Got to. Wouldn't be doing my duty —” “See here, Malfoy, if Dumbledore can't stop them,” said Fudge, whose upper lip was sweating now, “I mean to say, who can?” “That remains to be seen,” said Mr. Malfoy with a nasty smile. “But as all twelve of us have voted —” Hagrid leapt to his feet, his shaggy black head grazing the ceiling. “An' how many did yeh have ter threaten an' blackmail before they agreed, Malfoy, eh?” he roared. “you will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me. You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” House points: I'm giving house points to: Hermione for solving the whole damn book and getting petrified in the process - 50 I'm taking house points away from: Everyone Ginny for stealing the diary back when the attacks would have stopped otherwise - that's my theory anyway 35 Ron and Harry - for letting Hermione go alone and giving a shit about quidditch instead of going with her and heaven forbid going for help when they knew an attack was imminent 25 each Fudge for being an idiot and taking Hagrid to jail 20 Malfoy for getting Dumbledore suspended 30 Dumbledore for not going scorched earth and shutting all this shit down when you know he could have 20 Riddikulus: Harry and Ron let Hermione go to the library alone when they knew a muggleborn was about to be attacked because… quidditch Cornelius fudges incompetence is only a glimpse of what's to come Lucious Malfoy being able to just show up with a note and Dumbledore is suspended The fact that it took this long for Hogwarts to go on lockdown in the first place If you enjoy podcast and want more benefits and content, BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge I'd also love for you to join the discussion by leaving a voicemail on my website: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ Find Belated Binge on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/@belatedbinge Thanks for listening!!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
587: Another Dangerous Year Gone (Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 17)

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 84:13


On this week's episode of MuggleCast, we dive deep into the final chapter of Sorcerer's Stone, connect some serious threads to Deathly Hallows and get after everyone's favorite headmaster. Dumbledore apologists beware! News: Leslie Phillips, voice of the Sorting Hat passes away at 98  The 6th Annual MuggleCast Patreon Holiday Gift Exchange is now live! Chapter-by-Chapter for Sorcerer's Stone concludes with Chapter 17: The Man With Two Faces 7-Word Summary: Dumbledore comes at the situation with lies Main Discussion 1: Dumbledore's Task - we draw some strong parallels between Sorcerer's Stone and Deathly Hallows Does Voldemort read Harry's mind, is it the Horcrux connection or just a lucky guess?  What made Dumbledore initially move the stone from Gringotts? What tipped him off? Do we know how Quirrell found out about its location? Could Dumbledore not trust himself enough to keep the Stone in his own possession? We analyze Snape's "protection" of Harry throughout his first year Main Discussion #2: YOU LIAR! We dissect the conversation Harry and Dumbledore have in the hospital wing “Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” How much is Dumbledore referring to himself in this moment? Does Dumbledore's refuse to tell Harry the truth for his own protection or to serve Dumbledore's own selfish purposes? How much is Dumbledore himself a Security Nightmare? Odds & Ends cover iconic quotes, Quirrell's twitching, Hagrid's drinking and more The Dumbledore Liar count finishes Sorcerer's Stone at 8 while we revisit all of our 7-Word Summaries Next Week: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets begins! Quizzitch: What color are Dobby the House-Elf's eyes? Bonus MuggleCast covers a new Hogwarts Legacy video, Dobby's gravesite in Wales and Harry Potter book sales being up 35% in 2022! Become a patron today and receive great benefits just like Bonus MuggleCast! This week's episode is brought to you by Indeed (visit Indeed.com/MuggleCast to start hiring now), BetterHelp (save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/MuggleCast) and MeUndies (get 20% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee at MeUndies.com/MuggleCast)!

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 17-18

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 85:07


Chapter 17 - The Four ChampionsQ1 - Harry has to be embarrassed here…what is the most embarrassed you've ever been?“Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire, Harry?” Dumbeldore asked calmly.Q2 - How do you think Harry's name got in the Goblet of fire?“Maybe someone's hoping Potter is going to die for it,” said Moody, with the merest trace of a growl.Q3 - Would you want to enter into the Triwizard Tournament?Q4 - Who do you think is going to win out of the four champions?“Listen,” said Harry, “I didn't put my name in that Goblet. Someone else mustv'e done it.”Q5 - Why doesn't Ron believe Harry?Q6 - Is Moody's eye massively inappropriate at a school full of children?Chapter 18 - The Weighing of the Wands“Hello,” she said, holding up a stack of toast, which she was carrying in a napkin. “ brought you this…want to go for a walk?”Q1 - How amazing is Hermione?Hagrid's beetle black eyes looked anxious under his wild eyebrows. “No idea who put yeh in fer it, Harry?” “You believe I didn't do it, then?” Said Harry, concealing with difficulty the rush of gratitude he felt at Hagrid's words.Harry didn't answer. Yes, everything did see to happen to him…that was more or less what Hermione had said as they had walked around the lake, and that was the reason, according to her, that Ron was no longer talking to him.He thought he could have coped with the rest of the schools behavior if he could just have Ron back as a friend.Q2 - Harry mentions that he wanted to use the cruciatus curse on Snape…do you think he's serious?“Testing…my name is Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet reporter.” … “Attractive blond Rita Skeeter, forty three, whose savage quill had punctured many inflated reputations —”Q3 - How do you like Rita Skeeter after this interview?Q4 - Fleur's wand contains another magical object, do you think Veela hair would make a good wand core?Q5 - Do you think Gregorovitch wands are as good as Olivanders?Q6 - Why do you think Olivander spends more time examining Harry's wand?Q7 - Do you think Sirius is coming back to the castle?