Episode #412: Determinedly (HBP 21, The Unknowable Room)



  • The latest on JKR’s assistant’s credit card fraud
  • Quidditch Through The Ages is getting an illustrated edition!
  • Team StarKid is turning 10 and they’re planning an event in LA!
  • Muggle Mail covers the cursed DADA position, Dumbledore lecturing Harry and the powers of Hufflepuff’s Cup
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 21 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Unknowable Room
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry searches for Draco unsuccessfully but determinedly
  • JKR drops yet another subtle hint to the identity of the Half-Blood Prince
  • Dobby and Kreacher report back their findings on Malfoy! Despite the result, should Harry have been more explicit with his instructions?
  • Why does Harry never consider that Draco could be entering the Room of Requirement?
  • What combination of words would we use to try and enter the room?
  • Given her persistence, should Hermione have offered Harry suggestions on how to acquire the Slughorn’s memory?
  • Snape is having a really bad day (again), but should he be taking it out on his students?
  • Why was Tonks in this chapter? What did she need to see Dumbledore about?
  • We draw connections between Moaning Myrtle, Draco and Tom Riddle
  • The hosts Rename The Chapter and give their MVPs of the Week!
  • Quizzitch: When Professor Slughorn gets plant leaves from Professor Sprout, what group of students does he say they are for?
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  • In Bonus MuggleCast, available on Patreon: The creators of the amazing graphic art within the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film series visit Chicago, and Eric recaps their event.
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Running time: 1:04:27, 77.3 MB