Episode #661: Kromance (GOF Chapter 28: The Madness of Mr. Crouch) feat. The Fantasy Fangirls!

What’s that in the bushes? It’s another introduction into the horrors of true crime as we follow Harry and Viktor Krum into the woods of the Forbidden Forest! Joining us for this episode are Nicole and Lexi of Fantasy Fangirls podcast! With plenty of laughs and deep coverage of another massive chapter of Book 4, listen now as we discuss “The Madness of Mr. Crouch!”

  • Welcome back Nicole and Lexi of the Fantasy Fangirls podcast!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28: The Madness of Mr. Crouch
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry finds Crouch disturbed inside the forest
  • Main Discussion #1: Drinky has a winking problem
  • Down in the kitchens, Harry and Hermione uncover more clues at the expense of making every situation worse.
  • Laura has calculated Winky’s BAC, and it’s not good.
  • Is Crouch Sr. careless to not have taken Winky back, and does he rely on House-Elf magic to feel confident that she’ll keep his secrets, which she does?
  • Main Discussion #2: a wild Mr. Crouch appears!
  • Down on the pitch, we learn that the points so far haven’t mattered… much.
  • Nicole explains why she would quit the Triwizard Tournament at this point.
  • Krum pulls Harry aside… to talk about girls!
  • Has Crouch Sr. traveled all this way on FOOT? Or by magic?
  • Should Harry have asked Crocuh Sr. more direct follow-up questions before leaving Krum alone with him?
  • Does Dumbledore fear Krum, or fear for Krum in this moment?
  • Does Igor Karkaroff kind of have a point about fairness?
  • Is Hagrid about to be revealed to be Uncle Vernon in disguise?
  • Odds & Ends include the principality of Andorra! Cornelius Fudge’s wife! Christmas Nifflers, Barty Crouch Jr.’s test scores, and more.
  • Quizzitch: Who is the second person Mad-Eye Fakey tells should become an Auror as a career?
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