Episode #411: RiddleGin (HBP 20, Lord Voldemort’s Request)

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  • Voicemails cover a listener who doesn’t like JKR (but is nice about it), Fawkes, Horcruxes and Cursed Child San Francisco
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 20 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Lord Voldemort’s Request
  • 7-Word Summary: Voldemort tries again to obtain Dumbledore‚Äôs allowance
  • Just how is Draco getting the “ingredients” he needs for Polyjuice Potion?
  • Hogwarts staffing problem: what’s the deal with Trelawney and Firenze?
  • Dumbledore calmly shames Harry for not retrieving Slughorn’s memory. Have we ever experienced anything like this in real life?
  • Given everything Harry has been through recently, is this a fair request? Why doesn’t Dumbledore get off his ass and do it himself?
  • How might the course of history have changed if Tom Riddle had been allowed to teach at Hogwarts?
  • Hepzibah, Hokey and Horcruxes
  • What was Voldemort truly after in Dumbledore’s office?
  • It is clear Dumbledore had inside information on Voldemort early on. Why didn’t he do more to stop him?
  • From tour guide to caretaker, the hosts give Voldemort a job at Hogwarts!
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  • We make several connections between this chapter and Order of the Phoenix
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Running time: 1:22:32, 49.5 MB