2.11 The Dueling Club

It’s Monday and that means yet another episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book. We continue our coverage of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with mounting rumors about Harry’s connections to the attacks on students. Snape and Lockheart host a disastrous Dueling Club that does little to improve Harry’s reputation or the students’ preparedness, and two more denizens of Hogwarts are petrified by the end of the chapter.

We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:

Our Spell of the Week is Expelliarmus, which the students learn at the Dueling Club and which will probably return many more times throughout this podcast.

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You can hear more from our guest, Bri Castellini, on the Burn, Noticed podcast, which covers the TV show Burn Notice on an episode-by-episode basis. You can also find Bri on her personal website as well as on Twitter and Instagram as @brisownworld.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 2.12, “The Polyjuice Potion!” Have a magical day!

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