Category: Philosopher’s Stone

1.08 The Potions Master

Philosopher's Stone Chapter 8

It’s time for a slightly late (but no worse for the wear) episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book.

This week’s episode covers chapter eight of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “The Potions Master.” Harry and Ron begin their classes at Hogwarts, where Harry butts heads with Professor Snape, who seems to have a mysterious grudge against him. The mystery of the little package from chapter five also develops in this chapter, with the revelation of a break in at Gringotts.

We make a number of references to outside sources and pop culture in this episode, which are listed below:

Our spell of the week for this episode is Scourify, which Snape likely uses to clean up Neville’s disastrous first attempt at Potion making. We also respond to tweets from Jose and Justine (of the Cutaways Podcast).

We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook pageTumblr, or by leaving a comment below.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 1.09, “The Midnight Duel!” Have a magical day!

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1.07 The Sorting Hat

Philosopher's Stone Chapter 7

We’re back after a short break for a new episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book!

This week’s episode covers chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “The Sorting Hat.” Harry and his fellow first-years at last arrive at Hogwarts and face the titular Sorting Hat, who places them into the four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.

We make a number of references to outside sources and pop culture in this episode, which are listed below:

Our spell of the week for this episode is Spongify, which Neville may have used when dangled out of a window by his uncle. We also answer a listener email correcting us on information from 1.05 Diagon Alley.

We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook pageTumblr, or by leaving a comment below.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 1.08, “The Potions Master!” Have a magical day!

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1.06 The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Philosopher's Stone Chapter 6

It’s Monday and that means we have a new episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book.

This week’s episode covers chapter six of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.” Harry travels to King’s Cross station where he meets the Weasleys and befriends their youngest son, Ron, aboard the Hogwarts Express. On the train ride, we’re introduced to a heap of new characters, including Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy, among others.

We make a number of references to outside sources and pop culture in this episode, which are listed below:

Our spell of the week for this episode is Colovaria, which Ron tries (and fails) to use aboard the Hogwarts Express.

We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook pageTumblr, or by leaving a comment below.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 1.07, “The Sorting Hat!” Have a magical day!

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1.05 Diagon Alley

Philosopher's Stone Chapter 5

Podtrificus Totalus is here with a brand new, fashionably late episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book.

This week we cover chapter five of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “Diagon Alley.” In this chapter we at last enter the magical Wizarding World as we follow Harry and Hagrid into Gringotts, the wizard bank, and shops for textbooks, golden cauldrons, robes, an owl, and a wand. Rowling continues to build on the close relationship between Harry and Hagrid in an ultimately eventful and heartwarming chapter.

We make a number of references to outside sources and pop culture in this episode, which are listed below:

Our spell of the week for this episode is Engorgio Skullus, as featured in LEGO Harry Potter. We also answer a question from Hannah from the Film Roast podcast about the first years in Philosopher’s Stone with which we identify.

We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook pageTumblr, or by leaving a comment below.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 1.06, “The Journey From Platform Nine and Three Quarters!” Have a magical day!

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1.04 The Keeper of the Keys

Philosopher's Stone Chapter 4

Today we’re Apparating in with the fourth episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book.

This week we tackle chapter four of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “The Keeper of the Keys.” Hagrid arrives to rescue Harry from the evil Dursleys and tells him the truth about his past, his parents, and Lord Voldemort in one of the most forward-moving yet mysterious chapters thus far. As we move through the chapters, we grow ever closer to Harry’s arrival at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and deeper in J.K. Rowling’s magical world. We also introduce a new segment on this episode, Spell of the Week, and answer more listener emails.

We make a number of references to outside sources and pop culture in this episode, which are listed below:

We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, Tumblr, or by leaving a comment below.

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Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 1.05, “Diagon Alley!” Have a magical day!

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