Episode #587: Another Dangerous Year Gone (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 17)

On this week’s episode of MuggleCast, we dive deep into the final chapter of Sorcerer’s Stone, connect some serious threads to Deathly Hallows and get after everyone’s favorite headmaster. Dumbledore apologists beware!

  • News: Leslie Phillips, voice of the Sorting Hat passes away at 98
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  • Chapter-by-Chapter for Sorcerer’s Stone concludes with Chapter 17: The Man With Two Faces
  • 7-Word Summary: Dumbledore comes at the situation with lies
  • Main Discussion 1: Dumbledore’s Task – we draw some strong parallels between Sorcerer’s Stone and Deathly Hallows
  • Does Voldemort read Harry’s mind, is it the Horcrux connection or just a lucky guess?
  • What made Dumbledore initially move the stone from Gringotts? What tipped him off? Do we know how Quirrell found out about its location?
  • Could Dumbledore not trust himself enough to keep the Stone in his own possession?
  • We analyze Snape’s “protection” of Harry throughout his first year
  • Main Discussion #2: YOU LIAR!
  • We dissect the conversation Harry and Dumbledore have in the hospital wing
  • “Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” How much is Dumbledore referring to himself in this moment?
  • Does Dumbledore’s refuse to tell Harry the truth for his own protection or to serve Dumbledore’s own selfish purposes?
  • How much is Dumbledore himself a Security Nightmare?
  • Odds & Ends cover iconic quotes, Quirrell’s twitching, Hagrid’s drinking and more
  • The Dumbledore Liar count finishes Sorcerer’s Stone at 8 while we revisit all of our 7-Word Summaries
  • Next Week: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets begins!
  • Quizzitch: What color are Dobby the House-Elf’s eyes?
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