Episode 278: GOF 8 – Quidditch On Demand

A colorful cast of characters assembles to watch the final match of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup: the Weasleys, the Malfoys, Cornelius Fudge, a hidden Barty Crouch Jr., Winky, and a sassy Bulgarian Minister. On this episode, we discuss their interactions and their hidden agendas. Join hosts Kat and Rosie, with guests Adri Wilson and Josh Fackler, as they sit in the Top Box and discuss Chapter 8 of Goblet of Fire, “The Quidditch World Cup.”

On Episode 278 we discuss…

→ Consent of Scent is important!
→ How do Dobby and Winky know each other?
→ Barty Crouch Jr. is eavesdropping on the Trio in the Top Box – what information does he glean?
→ How do Omnioculars work?
→ There’s now a muggle equivalent to Omnioculars in existence!
→ Ron is touchy about Harry buying him the Omnioculars, and about being poor in general.
→ What does the Bulgarian Minister of Magic know about Harry and Voldemort’s conflict in Britain?
→ What nefarious ends does Lucius Malfoy have in mind when making donations to St. Mungo’s?
→ Does Draco even like Quidditch?
→ Is the text discriminating against Viktor Krum?
→ Does Krum frown the British way or the American way?
→ Why didn’t Harry go into professional Quidditch?

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