3.14 Snape’s Grudge

It’s Monday, and Podtrificus Totalus is hitting you with yet another episode of the Wizarding World’s favorite Harry Potter podcast!

This chapter sees Harry and Ron continue their grudge match with Hermione despite Hagrid’s urgings to make up. Harry chooses to go to Hogsmeade yet again, but when the Invisibility Cloak slips off, Malfoy spots him and runs off to tell Professor Snape. Once apprehended by the Potions master, Harry learns more about his father’s history with Snape and why Professor Snape dislikes him so…

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

  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • Birds of Prey (2020), Suicide Squad (2016), and the Snyder Cut
  • The X-Files S01E03 “Squeeze”

Our Spell of the Week this week is fire chatting or fire talking — basically, the use of Floo Powder as a communication tool across distances.

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You can hear more from our guest, Joseluis Solorzano, on his movie review website, Solo Breakdown, and on Twitter (@joseluissolo). You can also find the Macbeth adaptation he directed for Blank Conversations on YouTube.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 3.15, “The Quidditch Final!” Have a magical day!

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