Episode #437: The Voldeport (OOTP Chapter 5, ‘The Order of the Phoenix’)

  • What happened to Pottermore? It’s no more! We reflect on all the hype that surrounded its launch and re-sort ourselves with the new virtual Sorting Hat!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter 5, The Order of the Phoenix
  • Seven Word Summary: Harry asks Sirius about Voldemort’s return loudly
  • No. 12 Grimmauld place belongs to Sirius. We debate using his home as Order headquarters!
  • Harry and Sirius compare summers and both blame Dumbledore for their current situation. 
  • Does Molly overreact to Fred and George’s coming of age? What was Molly like back in the day when she was first legally able to use magic?
  • Slip of the knife… Death Omen #2 for Sirius!
  • Molly doesn’t approve of Mundungus Fletcher and honestly, do we? Does Dumbledore pick Order members like he does Hogwarts professors?
  • Sirius, Molly and The Battle of What’s Best for Harry
  • Sirius encourages Harry to ask about Voldemort. What do we make of his behavior?
  • At this point in the story, which characters best reflect parental figures for Harry?
  • The Voldemort Report offers a great lay of the land.
  • The Order is not well positioned to spread the word of Voldemort’s return!
  • What is the weapon? Was this misleading at all to us as readers? Is the prophecy truly a weapon?
  • We Connect The Threads, give our MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter
  • Quizzitch: The Black family tapestry reads “The Most Noble and Ancient House of Black,” but what is written directly beneath that line?
  • Don’t forget to come see us next week at LeakyCon Boston! Friday, October 11: Podcasting with Potter;  Saturday, October 12: Name That Character / LeakyMug Challenge; Sunday, October 13: MuggleCast Live with Chris Rankin
  • We’re also hosting a MuggleCast Meetup on Saturday, October 12 at Hopsters Brewing Company from 5-7 pm!
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Running time: 1:18:51, 56.8 MB

Episode #435: Into The Dark (OOTP Chapter 3, The Advance Guard)

  • Welcome Slug Club member Christina!
  • Fandom Happenings: a new Wizarding World app, Mina Lima wallpapers, Lethal White begins filming and Darks Arts shows begin in Orlando!
  • We take listener feedback on British “tea” and defending Mundungus Fletcher
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3: The Advance Guard
  • 7-Word Summary: Tonight the Guard rides into Grimmauld Place
  • We discuss Harry’s treatment of Hedwig… his only friend at Privet Drive
  • Who should Harry be guessing is behind the Howler? Does he even consider Dumbledore?
  • Is it odd there is no further communication between Petunia and Harry? What about news on Dudley’s condition?
  • The child abuse continues: eating through a cat flap and not being able to “steal” food from the fridge
  • Was Mad-Eye Moody really the best person for Harry to first encounter?
  • We discuss the members of the Advance Guard and where else they popped up in the Potter series: Remus Lupin, Mad-Eye Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Hestia Jones, Sturgis Podmore, Dedalus Diggle, Emmeline Vance, Kingsley Shacklebolt and Elphias Doge
  • Moody washes his eye – what are the chances one of the Dursleys drinks that upon their return to Privet Drive?
  • We’re introduced to Tonks for the first time in the series! Did the movies do her character justice?
  • Laura wants to know.. why does Lupin look so ragged all the time?!?
  • How ignorant are the Dursleys to think they won a best-kept lawn competition in the middle of a draught? And what’s the prize for winning?
  • Metamorphmagi: What would we do with this new magical ability?
  • Does the Ministry detect magic being done by the Advance Guard while at Privet Drive?
  • How do Muggles not see the Advance Guard depart Privet Drive and arrive in Grimmauld Place? What kind of magic is being used, if any?
  • We Connect the Threads, give our MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
  • Quizzitch: To what does Fred Weasley equate the concept of time?
  • Micah and Eric will be at LeakyCon 2019 from October 11-13 in Boston! Join us for Podcasting with Potter on October 11, Name That Character on October 12 and MuggleCast Live on October 13! Register today using code MUGGLE for $10 off!
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Running time: 1:29:50, 64.7 MB