“Promptly Potter” Episode 84: “The Problem with Snape Is… Everything”

– In Chapter 27 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rita Skeeter writes a defamatory article about Hermione. Snape uses it to bully and embarrass the young witch in class. Later, Sirius Black meets the trio outside Hogsmeade. The trio learns some context for the rumors they’ve overheard about Snape and Igor Karkaroff.

– Today’s prompt is: In this chapter, Sirius famously says, ‘If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.’ Name two characters whose treatment of their inferiors reflects upon them, one positively and one poorly.

– This episode is hosted by Geoff Hutton.

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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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