Episode #628: Did the Dursley’s Gifts to Harry Foreshadow ‘Deathly Hallows’? And More MuggleMail

It’s time to reflect on our recent re-read of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Join Andrew, Eric, Micah, and Laura as they open the MuggleMail bag once more to tackle an array of voicemails, e-mails and chicken soup submissions following our recent excursion into Book 3’s Chapter-By-Chapter.

  • The MuggleCast 2023 Listener Survey is HERE and is open to all listeners through October 6th! We want to know what you love about the show, what you think could improve it, and what other content you’d be interested in us making.
  • Check out Parts 1 and 2 of Belated Binge Podcast‘s “Harry Potter: A History” and “Harry Potter: A Fandom” series with Eric!
  • We begin our Book 3 wrap-up by revisiting our 7 Word Summaries and voting on which one should get a re-do!
  • 7-Word Summary of Book 3: Sirius prevails over Ministry officials and Snape
  • Voicemails include: Is there a connection between the Deathly Hallows and the gifts Harry receives from the Dursleys?
  • Does the prophecy’s existence explain why Snape picks on Neville? Is there another reason why Voldemort doesn’t have hair?
  • Lupin’s werewolf depiction may be referenced elsewhere, and the phases of the moon are more gradual than you may think!
  • A listener writes in about Micah’s criticism of Time-Turning.
  • Why are Lupin’s lesson plans so creature-centric?
  • Is there a reason behind the many strained paternal relationships in HP?
  • Would Veritaserum help crack a Fidelius Charm? And, is being someone’s Godfather a special magical bond?
  • Listeners also point out: McGonagall’s anti-Divination stance goes back to Book One. And, how does Professor Binns grade papers?
  • One 13-year-old listener made her parents detour around Mount Greylock (we 100% support this).
  • Quizzitch: Who found the Riddle family dead?
  • Next week: Goblet of Fire movie commentary!
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  • And don’t forget you can join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast! This week, we discuss moments that were cut from Book 4 for the movie!

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