Episode #642: Mad-Eye Fakey (GOF Chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament)

On this week’s episode, the security nightmare meter is off the charts! Grab your galoshes and some treacle tart, and treat yourself to the rainy Sorting Ceremony of the 1994 school year at Hogwarts!

  • Welcome back, Micah! We hear about his recent European travels to Paris and London, including a tease of an upcoming Bonus MuggleCast on the Harry Potter Studio Tour!
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  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire Chapter 12: The Triwizard Tournament
  • 7-Word Summary: Thunderstorms announce the arrival of Mad-Eye Fakey
  • Main Discussion #1: The Teachers’ Precautions For The 1994 School Year
  • Debating the First Years’ arrival: safety vs. rite of passage
  • Do we think the weather is foreshadowing the year ahead?
  • If it weren’t for the intervention of The Giant Squid, would Dennis Creevey have drowned before Hagrid could reach him? Can Hagrid even swim?
  • Does The Giant Squid serve any other purpose? Does Dumbledore let him stay as a safety measure?
  • Peeves: The Indestructible Spirit of Chaos
  • Can Peeves actually be removed from Hogwarts? Why does he even bother listening to The Ghost Council?
  • Main Discussion #2: Excitement in the Great Hall
  • We hear The Sorting Hat song for the first time since Sorcerer’s Stone!
  • What does The Sorting Hat do the rest of the year? Does he have a side hustle?
  • Hermione’s Hunger Strike: who does she think was making her food all of these years?
  • The Triwizard Tournament is officially announced and Mad-Eye makes his grand entrance!
  • Odds & Ends cover Natalie Macdonald, Cho Chang and the return of the Dumbledore Lie Count!
  • Next week’s Quizzitch question: What is the trio’s first class of their 4th Hogwarts Year?
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