Episode #646: For the Love of Chicken Tendies (GOF Chapter 16, The Goblet of Fire)

Arriving with the foreign visitors to Hogwarts is a whole new set of cuisine options in the Great Hall, and – like some of the MuggleCast hosts – Ron is having none of it! Fred and George attempt to hoodwink a 700-year-old cup and a 150-year-old headmaster, failing spectacularly. And the trio learn that Hagrid has a crush! Join us as we deep dive into Chaper 16 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, “Goblet of Fire”!

  • Welcome to our very special musical guest James Durbin, whose new single “Hallows” excites us in all the right ways! Also check out his website and follow him on Instagram
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16: The Goblet of Fire
  • 7-Word Summary: Poliakoff wants eternal wine because Krum’s better
  • Mini Discussion #1: Cultural differences at Hogwarts
  • While Ron turns his nose up at French cuisine, the hosts discuss which foreign foods they most enjoy since growing up.
  • The Beauxbatons students are laughed at for standin when Madame Maxime does. But isn’t it just showing respect and discipline?
  • Mini Discussion #2: Karkaroff and his favoritism
  • What exactly is headmaster Igor’s game? Is he gunning for a career in the celebrity entourage industry?
  • Why bring 19 other students to Hogwarts when it is so clear that Karkaroff detests the other kids?
  • What is Karkaroff really thinking when he bumps into Harry Potter?
  • Mini Discussion #3: Fred and George’s whimsy
  • Mini Discussion #4: Hagrid and His Crush
  • Odds and Ends: Despite Ron feeling cheated by Harry later, Harry never says out loud that he would love to enter the Tournament.
  • Quizzitch: What was the birthday present that Mad-Eye Moody received and smashed, thinking it was a basilisk egg?
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