“Promptly Potter” Episode 117: “Back Off, Augusta Longbottom”

– In Chapter 23 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys visit Arthur at St. Mungo’s. While there, they encounter Neville Longbottom visiting his parents, who are permanent residents of the psychiatric ward because of their injuries from the first wizarding war.

– Today’s prompt is “Augusta insists that he should be proud of his parents. Should he have told his classmates, and would they have viewed him differently if they knew the truth?”

– This episode is hosted by Steph Martin.

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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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