Harry’s becoming curious about the Half-Blood Prince’s identity (more so than we are), but it’s time for his first lesson with Dumbledore. The topic? How Tom Riddle’s past would became Voldemort’s future. To find the answer, follow Eric, Katy, Michael and returning guest host, Alex, into the Pensieve and through the door of “The House of Gaunt,” Chapter 10 of Half-Blood Prince.
It may be in between tasks, but that doesn’t mean Harry is about to get some down time. From an uncomfortable house elf encounter in the kitchens to unfortunate hate mail (and sworn vengeance on Rita Skeeter), it seems like Harry will never get a break. A disturbing encounter with Mr. Crouch signals the beginning of the end – something nefarious is about to unfold, and it could mean the end of Harry. Join hosts, Alison, Beth, Katy and guest host Ann, as they unravel chapter 28 of Goblet of Fire, “The Madness of Mr. Crouch.”
The holidays get an extra magical boost as Harry spends his first Christmas at Hogwarts. Between hand knitted jumpers, food, and mysteriously delivered invisibility cloaks comes one of the most touching chapters as Harry sees his family for the first time. Join hosts Alison, Kat, and Michael with guest Monet as they revisit Chapter 12 of Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, “The Mirror of Erised.”
Snape’s vindictiveness reaches an all-time high as he tries to convince the Minister for Magic that Sirius Black is, indeed, a murderer. But Harry and Hermione know the truth, and so does Dumbledore. Three turns does it to send them back in time to make right what could have gone horribly wrong. Join hosts Beth, Eric, Katy and guest host Josh, as they try to understand the mechanics of “Hermione’s Secret,” chapter 21 of Prisoner of Azkaban.