It’s Monday, and that means a new episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book.
We’ve finally reached the big one: with the help of Ron and his brothers, Harry visits the Burrow for the first time and spends time with (objectively) the best character in the Harry Potter universe, Molly Weasley. There are also gnomes.
We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:
- Barnes & Noble interview with J.K. Rowling (1999)
- The original UK cover illustration for Chamber of Secrets
- Cliff Wright interview with Harry Latino (2007), archived by the Wayback Machine
- The license plate on the flying car in the films
- The license plate on the flying car on Pottermore
- The license plate on the flying car from Hogwarts Mystery
- Fred and George’s namesakes on the Harry Potter wiki (spoiler warning up to and including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
- Fred and George’s names on J.K. Rowling’s Official Site, archived by the Wayback Machine
- Fred and George’s birthday on Pottermore
- J.K. Rowling’s favorite characters on J.K. Rowling’s Official Site, archived by the Wayback Machine
- Leaky Cauldron Interview with J.K. Rowling (16 July 2005)
- Errol on the Harry Potter Lexicon
- Errol on the Harry Potter Wiki
- Where is the Burrow? on Stack Exchange
- Why Ottery St. Mary, an episode of the Harry Potter Lexicon Minute
- Location: Ottery St Catchpole
- Burrow Hill Farm on the Harry Potter Lexicon
- CS4: Privet Drive vs. The Burrow, an episode of the Harry Potter Lexicon Minute by Eileen Jones
- Molly Weasley on the Harry Potter Wiki
- J.K. Rowling on the Rosie O’Donnell Show (18 October 2000)
- Pride & Prejudice, a novel by Jane Austen
- Clueless (1996)
- Emma, a novel by Jane Austen
- J.K. Rowling on Jane Austen (21 May 2000)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
- Celestina Warbeck on Pottermore
- The Scouring Charm on the Harry Potter Wiki
Our Spell of the Week for this episode is the Scouring Charm, which can make objects clean, wash childrens’ mouths out, or clear the green goo off of treasure chests at Hogwarts.
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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 2.4, “At Flourish and Blotts!” Have a magical day!