“Promptly Potter” Episode 133: “We All Know What Happened During the Salem Witch Trials”

– In Chapter 1 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the Muggle prime minister meets with Cornelius Fudge, who introduces the wizard accompanying him as Rufus Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic. The three of them discuss the war happening between Voldemort and the rest of the wizarding world.

– Today’s prompt is “Should wizards help Muggles with problems that could be easily solved with magic? When and how?”

– This episode is hosted by Rex Hadden.

– 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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