“Promptly Potter” Episode 92: “The Ethical and Logistical Dilemmas of Veritaserum”

– In Chapter 35 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry manages to return to Hogwarts. There, he finds himself in more danger. Under the effects of Veritaserum, Professor Moody reveals himself to be Barty Crouch Jr. using Polyjuice Potion as a disguise to gain access to Harry, all on Voldemort’s orders.

– Today’s prompt is “The use of Veritaserum is very strictly controlled by the Ministry – under what circumstances do you imagine Veritaserum can be administered or voluntarily taken?”

– This episode is hosted by Rex Hadden.

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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.

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