“Promptly Potter” Episode 85: “Dumbledore Quickens His Pace”

– In Chapter 28 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the third task draws ever closer, and Harry learns that it will involve a maze. Unexpectedly, Barty Crouch Sr. appears on Hogwarts grounds, bloody and disoriented.

– Today’s prompt is “Given the suspicious events happening at Hogwarts and in the wider wizarding world, what is going through Dumbledore’s mind upon Crouch’s crazed arrival on the grounds?”

– This episode is hosted by Amy Hogan.

– 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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