Episode #579: Stop the Huffle-Hate! (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 4 – 6)

On this week’s episode, Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapters 4 – 6 of Sorcerer’s Stone! Join us as Harry learns he’s a wizard, ventures to Diagon Alley and boards the Hogwarts Express for the very first time! Plus, we meet Hagrid, Ron, Hermione, Draco and more!

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  • Main Discussion #1: Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 4: Keeper of the Keys
  • 7-Word Summary: Suddenly, Hagrid bursts through the door… BAM!
  • You’re a wizard, Harry!
  • Does Petunia‚Äôs angry response hint at her own desire to have become a wizard?
  • Do we find Hagrid to be convincing in his claims about Harry and his parents?
  • Main Discussion #2: Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 5: Diagon Alley
  • 7-Word Summary: Magic is being shown in the shops
  • Harry enters the Wizarding World for the first time!
  • Irresponsible Hagrid: is he the right person for this job?
  • What is with all of the Hufflepuff hatred?
  • Inside Ollivander’s: Does Harry’s wand foreshadow his Hogwarts House? This scene also explains Harry’s scarf colors on the U.K. cover!
  • What do we make of Harry’s Impostor Syndrome towards the end of the chapter?
  • Main Discussion #3: Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 6: The Journey From Platform 9 3/4
  • 7-Word Summary: Aboard the train Harry meets the Weasleys
  • Worst to First: From The Dursleys to The Weasleys
  • Ron & Harry: Bros forever at first sight
  • What are Harry’s first impressions of Hermione?
  • The hosts give their Most Valuable Chapter or Wizard of the Week
  • Next Week: Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 7-9
  • Quizzitch: From which vault number does Hagrid retrieve the philosopher’s/sorcerer’s stone?
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