2.7 Mudbloods and Murmurs

This week on Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book, Cassie and Joe talk about racial allegory and The Voice for chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, “Mudbloods and Murmurs.”

Oliver Wood wakes Harry up early for Quidditch practice, but they find that the Slytherins also have a claim on the Quidditch pitch. The team gets into a scrap that ends with Malfoy calling Hermione a Mudblood and Ron burping up slugs. Later, Harry serves his detention with Gilderoy and hears a mysterious voice.

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

Our Spell of the Week is the Slug-vomiting Charm, which Ron attempts to use on Malfoy, but it backfires.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 2.8, “The Deathday Party!” Have a magical day!

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