“Promptly Potter” Episode 94: “Impractical and Really, Really Disgusting”

– In Chapter 37 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore informs the school that Voldemort has returned and is responsible for Cedric’s death. On the train home, Hermione reveals that Rita Skeeter is an unregistered Animagus. The reporter, in her beetle Animagus form, is trapped within a jar in Hermione’s possession.

– Today’s prompt is “Why does the Ministry of Magic have strict laws about registering Animagi when there are many forms of magical disguise and concealment? Are such laws fair, worthwhile, and/or necessary?”

– This episode is hosted by Princess Jhode Datu.

– 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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