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Memories and the Pensieve: Drowning in French
On Episode 313 we discuss...
→ Where did the brains in the Brain Room come from?
→ We hope there are individual education plans for struggling students
→ Rex schools us on memory types, formation, storage, retrieval, etc
→ Memory loss, brain injuries, and diseases
→ Are the disembodied brains conscious?
→ Most wizards are too afraid to use a Pensieve
→ The Hogwarts Pensieve contains centuries of memories!
→ Are extracted memories originals, copies, or can they be either?
→ Pensieves are cool. Let's capitalize on them!
→ Memory modification is unethical but necessary
→ Wizards seriously need primary education
→ Occlumency should be taught to all students
DH 20 Revisit: Xenophilius Lovegood
On Episode 312 we discuss...
→ Why does Harry forgive Ron so much more easily than Hermione?
→ The Muggle Prime Minister is potentially left out to dry
→ It's time for Ron to shine
→ We need to know what a plimpy is!
→ Xenophilius's name is one of the best in the series
→ Dumbledore's gifts finally start to make sense
→ Ron... the third wheel during Bill and Fleur's first married Christmas
→ Wizarding Christmas songs FTW!
→ Harry does pay attention in class. Bye haters!
→ Erumpant horn inextricably linked to Fantastic Beasts now?
→ We need backstories on Luna's parents
→ We all love Clare
Quidditch: The Human Condition
On Episode 311 we discuss...
→ Early Quidditch = animal cruelty
→ How does the Hogwarts House team system work?
→ There should be JV teams, more backup players, fun play, and more games
→ "That's just Jo not thinking it through."
→ Quidditch is the one thing that comes naturally to Harry
→ The 2014 Quidditch World Cup was a thing of beauty
→ Female inclusion in wizard sport FTW!
→ How much do the different brooms really matter?
→ The Snitch is worth too many points
→ Fouls... the punishment does not fit the crime
→ Much love for Muggle Quidditch
→ A sport invented out of pettiness
CoS 11 Revisit: Can Everyone See Me?
On Episode 310 we discuss...
→ Theory confirmed: Dumbledore is the Avatar
→ CoS is FULL of red herrings
→ Are Fred and George cruel jackasses?
→ What's the most terrifying sentence in the Harry Potter canon?
→ Everyone knows that Neville is almost a squid
→ Snape is such a bad teacher! For the greater good!
→ We want to see Flitwick killin' it on the dueling stage
→ Harry CAN'T EVEN with Lockhart
→ More fat-shaming... ugh. Milicent is a cat-loving queen!
→ It's Dolohov-o-clock!
→ Student reaction to parseltongue = xenophobia?
→ Do mandrakes bleed???
Rubeus Hagrid: The Soccer Mom
On Episode 309 we discuss...
→ Did Dumbledore know Hagrid's father?
→ Mr. Dumbledore's home for Peculiar Children
→ Ogg was probably important to Hagrid's continued learning
→ Hagrid is the opposite of toxic masculinity
→ Hey Google, what is pedagogy?
→ Was the blast-ended skrewt breeding legal?
→ Yes, Hagrid's a bad teacher but that's not his fault
→ Is there any excuse for the way Hagrid treated Dudley?
→ A case of arrested development
→ Hagrid vs. Trelawney
→ "He's literally too stupid to live."
→ Hagrid is a flawed character - something everyone can agree on!
PS/SS 10 Revisit: No Inflated Bladders
On Episode 308 we discuss...
→ Harry & Ron = The Chaos Crew
→ Neville has "zero positive male role models that aren't trying to dangle him out of a window"
→ Harry's privileged broom
→ Caps lock McGonagall
→ We finally learn what the heck Quidditch is!
→ Only 28 kids per year get to play the one wizard sport at school... that's messed up
→ Don't judge people by their physical appearance, mkay?
→ When does wand movement really matter?
→ How successful would a witch/wizard with a lisp be?
→ Ron... stop being rude!
→ Why did none of the teachers wonder where Hermione was?
→ Hermione could have been another Moaning Myrtle!