• Character Newton “Newt” Scamander is a famous magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (PS5) as well as a number of other books. Now retired, Scamander lives in Dorset with his wife Porpentina (FB). He received the Order of Merlin, second… Read More
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Introduction It only took a second. J. K. Rowling had agreed to talk about her writing for the television documentary, Harry Potter and Me. She took random pages from her endless boxes of notes. She flashed up a page with a brief comment, “This is a list of all the students… Read More
• Character Silvanus Kettleburn was the Hogwarts Care of Magical Creatures Professor before Hagrid (PA6).  He was a reckless and eccentric wizard, who loved dangerous creatures (and often underestimated them) (Pm). This led him to lose most of his limbs, and by the time he retired in 1993, he only… Read More
• Character Hepzibah Smith was an immense, “very old, very rich witch” who collected magical antiques antiques and befriended Tom Marvolo Riddle in his role with Borgin and Burkes. She was distantly related to Helga Hufflepuff. Hepzibah lived in a grand house filled with so many possessions that it was difficult to walk… Read More
• Character Zacharias Smith is a student in Hufflepuff House during the 1990s. He’s a real winner of a guy who seems to offend people every time he speaks. He was a Chaser on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team from at least 1995 (OP16, OP26). Zacharias joined… Read More
• Hogwarts Each year when the First Year students arrive at Hogwarts, they undergo a ceremony to sort them into one of the Four Houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. It is done through the use of the famous Hogwarts Sorting Hat (PS7). A stool is placed in front of the… Read More
• Character The Sorting Hat is an ancient wizard’s hat which is used at the beginning of every school year to sort incoming students into their Houses. The hat resides in the Head’s office at Hogwarts. Originally the pointed wizard’s hat of Godric Gryffindor, the Sorting Hat was bewitched… Read More
• Character Pomona Sprout was a squat little witch with fly-away gray hair who taught Herbology at Hogwarts. In the greenhouses, Sprout had to deal with a wide variety of magical plants, some of which were very strange and even dangerous. She handled them all with aplomb, even the… Read More
• Character Stebbins was a Hufflepuff student who once lost his house ten points when he and a girl were chased out of a rosebush by Snape, who was upset after a meeting with Igor Karkaroff (GF23). Podcast: Play… Read More
• Character Grogan Stump was a popular Minister for Magic who served from 1811 to 1819 (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:59 — 6.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
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• Character Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:59 — 6.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google… Read More