“Promptly Potter” Episode 140: “Tempted by the Dark Arts”
– In Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Hogwarts students enjoy their welcome feast as Dumbledore announces Slughorn as the new Potions professor. Snape, to Harry’s horror, will now be teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts.
– Today’s prompt is “Is Snape more suited to being a Potions teacher or Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher?”
– This episode is hosted by Marica Laing.
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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.
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