Episode #612: Bad Moon Rising (POA Chapter 9, Grim Defeat)

On this week’s episode, join us as we elude mass murderers with a sleepover in The Great Hall, attend a brutal Defense Against The Dark Arts class and play Quidditch in the worst possible conditions! What could possibly go wrong?

  • Harry Potter: The Exhibition is now open in NYC’s Herald Square! Micah got a chance to preview the experience, so keep an eye out for a Muggle MiniCast set to be released Memorial Day Weekend, which includes an interview with Tom Zaller, the President & CEO of Imagine Exhibitions.
  • Main Discussion: Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9: Grim Defeat
  • 7-Word Summary: Suspicions rock the Hogwarts student body tonight
  • With Sirius Black running around Hogwarts, shouldn’t at least one professor have stayed WITH the students in The Great Hall?
  • How did Sirius Black break into Hogwarts? Could Crookshanks have been involved? Has Sirius formed a connection with him at this point?
  • Why isn’t the Ministry alerted? This is now TWICE that Sirius has gotten past the Dementors!
  • What was the conversation like between Sirius Black and the Fat Lady?
  • We analyze Snape’s conduct in teaching Defense Against The Dark Arts, his great joy in criticizing the students’ lack of knowledge on the subject, and his attempt to sow seeds of doubt amongst about Lupin’s effectiveness as a teacher!
  • Snape is trying to OUT Lupin! Is Snape more vicious in Prisoner of Azkaban than he is at any other point in the series?
  • Do we think Sirius knows Lupin is at Hogwarts? Did he use Lupin’s “time of the month” to his advantage as well?
  • Could Lupin be “sick” because of the guilt of knowing that Sirius broke into the castle?
  • Quidditch Controversy: What’s up with the Slytherin favoritism?
  • Did the dementors come onto the Quidditch pitch because of Sirius?
  • Odds & Ends cover Cedric Diggory, Harry’s worst memory, Hermione’s bloodshot eyes and more!
  • Quizzitch: In what school year of theirs did the Weasley Twins obtain the Marauder’s map?
  • Next Week: Reminder, we’re off BUT you will get a very cool MuggleMiniCast all about the new Harry Potter: The Exhibition!
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