“Promptly Potter” Episode 150: “A Fine Line Between Empathy and Justification”
– In Chapter 18 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ron accidentally drinks a love potion and Harry rushes him to Slughorn for an antidote. While there, Ron (once again, accidentally) drinks poisoned mead and Harry saves his life using a bezoar.
– Today’s prompt is “Love potions should be illegal, and the use of them should be severely disciplined and litigated. Discuss.”
– This episode is hosted by Princess Jhode Datu.
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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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