The students are back from the Christmas holidays and Harry already has an appointment scheduled with Dumbledore for the following day. In the memories he shows Harry, we learn the fate of Tom Riddle’s relatives and that Tom is looking for more information about something called a “horcrux.” Join hosts Alison and Katy, returning guest Irvin, and new guest Zoe as they dive into the pensieve to learn more about Voldemort’s past in Chapter 17 of Half-Blood Prince, “A Sluggish Memory.”
Follow us through the Veil as we examine the multiple themes, omens, quotes, and more revolving around death in the Harry Potter series. Join hosts Katy and Rosie, along with SpeakBeasty host Aurelia and guest Gina as they discuss this Grim, yet important, topic.
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 become 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.
There are more secrets beneath the school than giant killer snakes and hat tricks. Anyone know Parseltongue? It might help Alison, Lauri, Michael and guest host Olivia (long-time listener, SpinnersEnd) with navigating one of the strangest encounters of the series, “The Heir of Slytherin,” Chapter 17 of Chamber of Secrets.