2.8 The Deathday Party

This week’s episode of Podtrificus Totalus covers the second Halloween that Harry spends at Hogwarts, and it’s even spookier than the last! Nearly Headless Nick asks Harry and his friends to attend his Deathday Party, a celebration of the anniversary of his death. There, the kids get a glimpse into the world of ghosts, but as they leave, Harry once again hears the mysterious voice, and they stumble upon poor petrified Mrs. Norris under a message about the Chamber of Secrets being opened.

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

Our Spell of the Week for this episode is the Pepperup Potion, which Madam Pomfrey administers to students suffering from colds and which leaves the drinker’s ears smoking. We also answer a listener email from Becca about Harry’s family’s fortune.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 2.9, “The Writing on the Wall!” Have a magical day!

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