“Promptly Potter” Episode 136: “No Thoughts, Only Upward Social Mobility”
– In Chapter 4 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore brings Harry along on his visit to Horace Slughorn, hoping the allure of Harry’s fame will convince the man to accept a teaching position at Hogwarts.
– Today’s prompt is “Did Slughorn’s influence or lack thereof contribute to the fact that many Slug Club members became Death Eaters?”
– This episode is hosted by Kinjal Thakker.
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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.