“Promptly Potter” Episode 130: “Bellatrix Is Right (for Once)”

– In Chapter 36 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry attempts to cast an Unforgivable Curse on Bellatrix and finds himself incapable of doing it. Ultimately, Voldemort himself shows up, and Ministry officials watch as Dumbledore forces the evil wizard to flee.

– Today’s prompt is “Knowing Harry successfully casts the Cruciatus Curse two years later, why is he unable to do so in this moment of intense anguish and rage?”

– This episode is hosted by Steph Martin.

– 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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