“Promptly Potter” Episode 159: “Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

– In Chapter 27 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry and Dumbledore return to Hogsmeade only to see the Dark Mark above Hogwarts. They rush to the Astronomy Tower, where Draco immediately appears and disarms Dumbledore. Because he cannot bring himself to kill the headmaster, Draco is pushed aside by Snape, who ultimately kills Dumbledore himself.

– Today’s prompt is “What role might the Malfoys have played in the war if Draco had accepted Dumbledore’s offer of protection?”

– This episode is hosted by Marica Laing.

– 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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