Magical Theory, a Harry Potter podcast

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  • Lesson 1-9: Bearing Witness, And The Midnight Duel

    Lesson 1-9: Bearing Witness, And The Midnight Duel

    20/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    Turn to Page 143, The Midnight Duel. Today’s lesson is called Bearing Witness. The chapter starts with Harry eager for his first flying lesson, despite worrying about making a fool of himself in front of Malfoy and the Slytherins. During the lesson, Harry finds that he is a natural, and makes a brilliant, but unsupervised, swooping catch of Neville’s Remembrall after Draco throws it, triumphing over Draco’s bullying. That triumph seems short-lived, however, when Professor McGonagall marches Harry away from the broomsticks and toward classrooms. Unexpectedly, she turns Oliver Wood - the Gryffindor quidditch captain - onto the idea of Harry being their Seeker. Later, Malfoy challenges Harry to a duel that night. Ron joins Harry as his second, Hermione as an objector to breaking rules, and Neville as an unwitting tag-a-long. Draco is a no-show to the duel, but seems to have informed Filch of the change Gryffindors might be wandering about after curfew. After scrambling away, the foursome stumble into a locked

  • Lesson 1-8: The Hidden Curriculum, And The Potions Master

    Lesson 1-8: The Hidden Curriculum, And The Potions Master

    14/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    Turn to Page 131, The Potions Master. Today’s lesson is called The Hidden Curriculum. The chapter starts with Harry’s first week of school at Hogwarts. Although Harry is trying to simply survive his studies, he finds that he is often a subject of attention himself. Navigating the castle, his professors, and his classmates fully occupy him. Potions with Professor Snape and the Slytherins is particularly trying for Harry, who can’t help but feel like there is something more behind Snape’s picking on him. During a visit with Hagrid, Harry’s suspicions about Snape are stoked when Hagrid seems to avoid discussing him, but those suspicions are quickly overshadowed by Hagrid’s reaction to discussing a break-in at Gringotts - the very same day he and Hagrid had gone. Music: Magical Dirt by Sir Cubworth #MagicalTheory #podcast #HarryPotter #BackToHogwarts ✨Like the podcast? Contribute here: https://ko-fi.com/wizardphd

  • Lesson 1-7: Ghostly Categories, and The Sorting Hat

    Lesson 1-7: Ghostly Categories, and The Sorting Hat

    07/10/2019 Duración: 23min

    Turn to Page 113, The Sorting Hat. Today’s lesson is called Ghostly Categories. The chapter starts with Hagrid handing over the first years to Professor Mcgonagall, who is readying them to join their respective school houses. After some ghostly introductions, the first years are paraded in front of the school to their sorting ceremony. Each student is to wear the Sorting Hat, which will measure their fit for each of the four houses, and announce the best match. Harry is placed into Gryffindor, along with Ron, Hermione, and Neville. Amidst the stress of sorting, Harry first lays eyes on Professor Albus Dumbledore and Professor Severus Snape, the latter of which locks eyes with him as a bolt of pain lashes Harry’s forehead. After settling in for his first night of sleep in the Gryffindor tower, Harry experiences some bizarre dreams. Music: Magical Dirt by Sir Cubworth #MagicalTheory #podcast #HarryPotter #BackToHogwarts ✨Like the podcast? Contribute here: https://ko-fi.com/wizardphd

  • Lesson 1-6: The Baggage We Carry, and The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

    Lesson 1-6: The Baggage We Carry, and The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

    29/09/2019 Duración: 24min

    Turn to Page 88, The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. Today’s lesson is called The Baggage We Carry. The chapter starts with Harry preparing to head to Hogwarts. His family drops him off at King’s Cross Station, and Harry struggles to find Platform 9 ¾, until a kind woman with wizard children of her own guides him. Two of her children help Harry load his stuff onto the train, and discover he is the famous Harry Potter. On the train, their younger brother, Ron Weasley, confirms this with Harry before they bond over wizarding treats. Neville comes by looking for his toad, before Hermione stops in while helping Neville to witness Ron cast a dud spell. Finally, Draco Malfoy and his two friends show up to harass Harry and Ron. The train eventually arrives at its destination, and Harry first sees Hogwarts castle. Music: Magical Dirt by Sir Cubworth #MagicalTheory #podcast #HarryPotter #BackToHogwarts ✨Like the podcast? Contribute here: ko-fi.com/wizardphd

  • Lesson 1-5: Magical Theory, Muggle Reality, and Diagon Alley

    Lesson 1-5: Magical Theory, Muggle Reality, and Diagon Alley

    23/09/2019 Duración: 23min

    Turn to Page 61, Diagon Alley. Today’s lesson is called Magical Theory, Muggle Reality. "The chapter starts with Harry waking up to find that he is still a wizard. Hagrid takes him through London and the Leaky Cauldron into Diagon Alley, a wizard district, to buy Harry’s school supplies. They stop first at Gringotts, the wizard bank, to withdraw money from Harry’s family account - and Hagrid also withdraws a mysterious object from another vault, for Dumbledore. Money in hand, Harry buys robes, ingredients, and books, Hagrid gifts him an owl, and finally they buy a wand from Ollivander, who tells him that Harry’s new wand is siblings with Voldemort’s. Harry is feeling overwhelmed by his ignorance, made worse by an encounter with a fellow incoming first-year at Hogwarts." Music: Magical Dirt by Sir Cubworth #MagicalTheory #podcast #HarryPotter #BackToHogwarts ✨Like the podcast? Contribute here: https://ko-fi.com/wizardphd

  • Lesson 1-4: Known By Another Name, and The Keeper of the Keys

    Lesson 1-4: Known By Another Name, and The Keeper of the Keys

    16/09/2019 Duración: 25min

    New students: Welcome to Magical Theory. Each podcast episode features a lesson learned from a Harry Potter chapter. Take a close reading with a WizardPhD lens

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