It’s Monday and that means a new episode of Podtrificus Totalus, the universe’s favorite Harry Potter podcast!
In this week’s chapter, Harry finds a mystery diary that belonged to a T.M. Riddle fifty years ago — the same amount of time that has passed since the Chamber of Secrets was last opened. A Valentine’s Day disaster ends up revealing the diary’s secrets, and Harry learns who opened the Chamber last time.
We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:
- Buster’s Breathless, an episode of Arthur
- Philoctetes, a character in Disney’s Hercules (1997)
- Gimli, a character in The Lord of the Rings
- Armando Dippet on the Harry Potter Lexicon
- Thomas (name) on Wikipedia
- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
- The Revealing Charm on the Harry Potter Wiki
Our Spell of the Week is Aparecium, which Hermione uses on the diary in attempt to reveal its secrets.
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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 2.14, “Cornelius Fudge!” Have a magical day!