“Promptly Potter” Episode 160: “*Record Scratch* *Freeze Frame* Yep, That’s Me. You’re Probably Wondering How I Ended Up in This Situation”

– In Chapter 28 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Snape and Draco flee Hogwarts alongside other Death Eaters. Harry gives chase but is unsuccessful, and the Death Eaters are able to escape. After the chaos, Dumbledore’s body is found, lifeless, near the base of the Astronomy Tower.

– Today’s prompt is “Why does Snape choose to tell Harry that he is the Half-Blood Prince?”

– This episode is hosted by Richa Venkatraman.

– 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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