• Potions Exact effect unknown Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Wizarding culture Falling on the 31st October every year, this holiday is celebrated by both the Muggle and wizarding world. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Harry discovers that Professor Snape actively dislikes him when he embarrasses Harry in front of the rest of the class. However, some of the information Snape gives him was valuable later on, such as the ingredients for Wolfsbane Potion and the proper use of a bezoar to avoid poisoning. Read More
• Event Crabbe and Goyle are drugged (by some Sleeping Draught that Hermione puts in some chocolate cakes) and have their hair stolen by Harry and Ron. They add their hairs to the potion and drink it in the bathroom. Disguised as Crabbe and Goyle, Ron and Harry quiz Draco Malfoy and… Read More
• Potions A hate potion reveals the worst faults and habits of the target person to the drinker. Obviously the opposite of a Love Potion. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 —… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements He Says He Hates Me is a letter written to the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3). Ms Lilith Molesby’s letter asks whether a Love Potion will help her capture a wizard who isn’t ready to settle down. The Prophet’s Agony Aunt, Grizel Hurtz, sensibly points… Read More
• Source Harry gives Slughorn a bezoar instead of an antidote in Potions class, then asks him unsuccessfully about Horcruxes. The sixth-years then have their first apparition lesson, where Harry overhears Malfoy saying Crabbe has been acting as his lookout, and Harry starts watching him using the Marauder’s Map. Then, on Ron’s… Read More
• Source Harry and Dumbledore apparate to Budleigh Babberton – discussing Voldemort, Inferi, and Dumbledore’s injured hand along the way – and meet Slughorn, shortly after he has faked his own demise. Dumbledore asks Slughorn, to teach at Hogwarts, and Harry convinces him to while Dumbledore is out of the room. Dumbledore… Read More
• Source Gryffindors get their course schedules. Harry, Ron and Hermione discuss Malfoy and Quidditch trials, then go to their first day of classes.  In Defence Against the Dark Arts Harry fights back against Snape’s attempt to jinx him and gets detention, during break he hears his first lesson with Dumbledore will… Read More
• Magical discipline Healing or medical magic is a common form of magic, used by parents to heal a child’s minor injuries and by trained Healers at St Mungo’s. The Hospital Wing A long line of beds, screens available for privacy, Madam Pomfrey’s office is at one end. In the first film, a… Read More
• Potions Brewed by Isolt Sayre on Greylock Mountain in order to save her future husband James Steward and the two Boot brothers back to health (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Character Hector Dagworth-Granger was the founder of the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers (HBP9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potion ingredients A potions ingredient made from hemlock plants. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Potions A potion that kills or damages plants (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Islands An island located off the coast of Scotland. The legendary potioneer Zygmunt Budge lived on Hermetray (BoP). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Hermione accidentally puts a cat hair into the polyjuice potion she creates during her second year and when she drinks it, she is transformed partially into a cat. She has cat ears and a tail. She spends the next month in the hospital wing (CS12). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Hesper Starkey was a witch who studied the use of phases of the moon in potion making (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potions Exact effect unknown, but presumably either causes hiccups or cures hiccups. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts takes students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More
• Occupations At Hogwarts, a staff of about fourteen teachers apparently handles classes for hundreds of students. Any way you look at it, that’s a lot of classes for a few staff members. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Potion ingredients An ingredient in some potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Horace Slughorn is a teacher at Hogwarts. He served as Potions Master until 1981, then again from 1996. He was also Head of Slytherin house for the school year 1997-1998. At the beginning of Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Harry convince a genial wizard named Horace Slughorn to come… Read More
• Creature The horned toad is actually a lizard, though many refer to it as a toad due to its rounded body. (Wikipedia) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)… Read More
• Creature A horned slug is just that, a slug with horns. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Potion ingredients Horned slugs are an ingredient the boil-cure potion (PS8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Potion ingredients Horseradish powder, the ground root of the horseradish plant, is a potion ingredient used in the brewing of Felix Felicis (BoP). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Hospitals The hospital wing is where Hogwarts residents go to have their medical needs met, anything from basic first aid after rough Quidditch matches to treatment for serious medical conditions like petrification from a Basilisk. The hospital wing is the domain of the school matron (U.S.: nurse), Madam Pomfrey. It is located on… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Character Humphrey Belcher was a wizard who mistakenly thought a cheese cauldron would be a good idea (HBP10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Grizel Hurtz is the “Agony Aunt” of the Daily Prophet and one of the experts featured on the Problem Page (DP3). Ms Hurtz advised lovelorn witch Lilith Molesby about the drawbacks of using a Love Potion to force a wizard to be in love with her. She recommended a course… Read More