Episode #622: Sneaky Snack for the Dumbledrama (POA Chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs)

Orca, Pigeon, Racoon & Lemur! Well, it’s not exactly Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, but it sounds way cooler, right?!?! On this week’s episode, the truth about the Shrieking Shack and the Marauders is revealed, and we catch everyone’s favorite headmaster telling some pretty big fibs! The Dumbledore Lie Count is BACK, BABY!

  • Welcome Slug Club Member, Jason!
  • Eric and Micah attended LeakyCon this past weekend in Chicago and they recap their favorite moments!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 18: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
  • 7-Word Summary: Lupin reveals backstory to many children, tada!
  • Sirius seemingly has no intentions to clear his own name. He’s waited all year to catch Peter and now he’s just going to kill him?  Why does he have so little regard for himself on this matter?
  • Scabbers is a serious flight risk! Why didn’t the adults or even Hermione come up with a way to neutralize Pettigrew? 
  • Main Discussion #1: Lupin’s Tragic Backstory and The Shrieking Shack Origin
  • The Wizarding World has done little in the way of “normalizing” werewolves and their condition. Should there be a school for werewolves and other wizarding world beings/creatures? Or does that defeat the purpose of an integrated magical society?
  • Main Discussion #2: The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated in Hogsmeade Village
  • What EXACTLY went down with the Shrieking Shack, historically? Who else was in on the hoax?
  • The Dumbledore lie count is FINALLY going up!
  • Amato Animo Animato Animagus! We take listeners step-by-step through the process of becoming an Animagus
  • What Animagus would each of the hosts transform into?
  • Why did Lupin feel more normal during his transformations with Padfoot, Prongs and Wormtail around?
  • Odds & Ends cover the Marauder’s Map legitimacy, Harry’s mental state, Snape the Sneak and more!
  • Quizzitch:  Who casts “Expelliarmus” against Snape inside the Shrieking Shack?
  • This week’s episode is brought to you by Indeed (claim your $75 credit at Indeed.com/MuggleCast) and HelloFresh (visit HelloFresh.com/50muggle and use code 50muggle for 50% off plus free shipping)!

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