Episode #605: The Immortal Rat (POA Chapter 4, The Leaky Cauldron)

On this week’s episode, we kick back, relax and enjoy some ice cream every half hour from our pal Florean Fortescue! Join us for some delicious sundaes as we bum around Diagon Alley, meet up with our best friends and get some surprising news about a recently escaped convict!

  • In celebration of April Fool’s Day, check out Episode #508: How To Tell Fred and George Weasley Apart, and More Twin Talk
  • News covers Daniel Radcliffe expecting his first child and his Moderating A Trans and Nonbinary Youth Roundtable for The Trevor Project, which you can watch in full right here!
  • Main Discussion: Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4: The Leaky Cauldron
  • 7-Word Summary: Discoveries are everywhere around this Leaky Cauldron
  • Harry is free to roam all of Diagon Alley by himself! How old were we when our parents started letting us venture out on our own?
  • Do we think that this is foolish of Molly and Arthur, to just let Ron roam around Diagon Alley given he is Harry’s best friend?
  • Ron gets a his own wand! We analyze what the core and wand wood mean for his character!
  • Something is definitely up with Scabbers! We start putting the pieces of the puzzle together!
  • Molly and Arthur get into a heated argument about Harry. Which parent do the hosts ultimately side with?
  • Connecting the Threads to Order of the Phoenix: Molly’s protection of Harry, the safety of the larger wizarding community and Harry’s escort to King’s Cross
  • Odds & Ends cover the Grim, the Firebolt, Dementors, the No. 12, Percy and more!
  • Quizzitch: What is Professor R.J. Lupin’s middle name?
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