That’s right — Podtrificus Totalus is back! After a long interlude, Cassie and Joe pick up once again to do a Harry Potter podcast, chapter by chapter, book by book.
This week’s episode covers chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “The Midnight Duel.” Harry’s conflict with Draco Malfoy reaches new heights during flying lessons when Draco snatches Neville’s Remembrall. Draco challenges Harry to a duel at night, and Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville are left to discover the mystery of the forbidden third floor corridor.
We make a number of references to outside sources and pop culture in this episode, which are listed below:
- WAMU Radio Interview with J.K. Rowling (Diane Rehm; 20 October 1999)
- “The Truth About Harry” Interview with J.K. Rowling (Roxanne Feldman; September 1999)
- J.K. Rowling’s annotations on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on The Guardian (18 May 2013)
- MuggleNet and Leaky Cauldron Interview with J.K. Rowling (16 July 2005) (spoiler warning up to & including Half-Blood Prince)
- Drarry, a popular Harry Potter ship (spoiler warning up to & including Deathly Hallows; note that many of the links on this page contain mature or nsfw content)
- Madam Hooch’s LEGO figure
- Rolanda Hooch on the Harry Potter Wiki
- Parvati Patil on the Harry Potter Wiki
- Padma Parvati Lakshmi
- Glitter (2001)
- Pottercast Interview with J.K. Rowling (Mellissa Anelli, John Noe, and Sue Upton; 24 December 2007)
- J.K. Rowling’s thoughts on Dolores Umbridge on Pottermore (spoiler warning up to & including Deathly Hallows)
- Gregory the Smarmy on the Harry Potter Wiki
- Alohomora on the Harry Potter Wiki
Our spell of the week for this episode is Alohomora, as performed by Hermione to open the door to the third floor corridor.
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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 1.10, “Halloween!” Have a magical day!