“Promptly Potter” Episode 78: “’The Elves Like It, Actually’ Is Not the Argument You Think It Is”

– In Chapter 21 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter the kitchens and manage to witness Hogwarts house-elves in a way most students never do.

– Today’s prompt is “How did the enslavement of house-elves first come about and continue to this day? Have house-elves always been subservient by nature, or were they victims of a magical contract or spell that has influenced their very evolution?”

– This episode is hosted by Richa Venkatraman.

– Join in the conversation on MuggleNet’s social media channels by using #PromptlyPotter.

Promptly Potter is MuggleNet.com’s Harry Potter critical analysis podcast in which we break down questions about the novels into bite-sized pieces. Each episode explores one chapter through a single carefully curated prompt. The topics and questions covered will span a range as long as Dumbledore’s beard. From controversial and burning to absolutely ridiculous (certainly our favorite), no question is off-limits.

Our alternating hosts dive into some of the things we’ve been reeling over for two and a half decades, but here’s the catch: They have to do it in 15 minutes or less.

Get those wands at the ready because you can consider this your acceptance letter! Come with us during this year-long reread in which we explore the wizarding world. Prepare to have your mind bewitched and your senses ensnared. This is a Harry Potter critical analysis podcast like no other, but that’s merely our opinion.


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