Episode #645: Dumbledore the Matchmaker (GOF Chapter 15, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)

This week, we find out which of our co-hosts should switch to Divination as their primary hobby as we check back in on our predictions about one another. In Chapter-by-Chapter, Harry develops a resistance to the Imperius Curse cast upon him repeatedly by Mad-Eye Fakey, who is TOTALLY casting those curses with the full knowledge and approval of Dumbledore… right? And, everybody’s getting ready for the arrival of more students! Listen as Andrew, Eric, Micah and special Slug Club guest Katie tackle Chapter 15 of Goblet of Fire, “Beauxbatons and Durmstrang”

  • Welcome Slug Club guest Katie to the show!
  • Did our host predictions from last week net any accurate results? We check in.
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  • Coming up in Bonus MuggleCast, we play MuggleCast’s first ever edition of The Snogging Club!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang
  • 7-Word Summary: Foreigners arrive at the clean, squeaky school
  • Main Discussion #1: Mad-Eye Fakey’s never-ending Imperius Curses
  • Is there any way Dumbledore actually knows what’s going on?
  • Is Moody’s lesson tailored for Harry and, thus, only for this one class of Fourth Years?
  • Is Moody chewing with his food before he eats it, or is he actually helping Harry to resist Voldemort?
  • Why do NONE of the students say anything to other professors about these illegal happenings?
  • Inside Imperius: Does the description in the book meet what we would expect for such a curse?
  • Is Harry’s Horcrux helping him to do what no other student can, and resist?
  • Main Discussion #2: Tournament Anticipation
  • Ron insults Cedric Diggory. What’s the beef?
  • Teachers get the school in tip-top shape. But, it’s a centuries-old castle. How successful are they?
  • Odds and Ends touches on Hermione’s continuing efforts with S.P.E.W., and Snape’s threat to poison the students. Is Snape trying to out-do Mad-Eye Fakey?
  • Quizzitch: Which Durmstrang student asks Igor karkaroff to have some wine?
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