Question of the Week

Podcast Question of the Week – Episode 24

We’re about to release Episode 24 of Alohomora! In preparation, we’re bringing you our usual Question of the Week, which I took over this week. As you’ll hear very soon, we talk about the Potters and their use of the Fidelius Charm in Godric’s Hollow. Fans know that Peter Pettigrew was the actual Secret Keeper, though right now, most think it was Sirius Black and that he betrayed his friends.

For this week’s question, we’re focusing on this swapping of the Secret Keeper.Primarily, why would Dumbledore condone it? We know he volunteers himself, but the Potters want to stick with their friends – but how could he have let Pettigrew fill the role, when he would have known what Pettigrew was like at school? Sirius would have, without question, died for his friends if caught, but surely the same confidence was not evident with Peter? Sure, Sirius was the obvious target if Voldemort came looking, but he was also the strongest. So in the end our question comes down to – why did so many people accept this Secret Keeper swap?

Some responses to this question will be read on the next episode of Alohomora!

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