580: Sorting Too Soon (Sorcerer's Stone, Chapters 7 - 8)
On this week's episode, we are joined by Potter film actor and director Rohan Gotobed! He joins Andrew, Eric, Laura, and Micah as they continue their Chapter-by-Chapter readthrough of Sorcerer's Stone, covering Chapters 7 and 8! Harry is sorted into Gryffindor House, and learns that Snape really hates him!
Welcome to the show, film and theater actor Rohan Gotobed, who you might recognize from playing Young Sirius Black in DH2!
Main Discussion #1: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat
7-Word Summary: Students arrive into the Great Hall nervously
Is the Sorting Ceremony too much pressure for First Years? Should there be something easier or a private ceremony?
Why is the hat kept a secret from all students and possibly not even mentioned in Hogwarts, a History? We know Hermione checked...
Americans struggle with British terms example 4,723, as McGonagall tells the students to 'smarten themselves up.'
New Segment Alert: The hosts play "MAX That!" bringing an element from the chapter to life as a new Harry Potter streaming series
Harry has a dream that the hosts find to be VERY illuminating.
Was it right for Seamus' mom to keep her magical secret from his dad?
Rohan pays tribute to all of Harry's peers who made it to the Sorting Ceremony but were never seen again...
Main Discussion #2: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 8: The Potions Master
7-Word Summary: Eagerly Harry begins classes with angry teacher
What were our first impressions of McGonagall, Sprout, Flitwick and Snape?
New Segment: Mini Origin, where we dive into the name Quirinus and Quirrell in an effort to understand him better.
Snape speaks of potions very romantically, but is he overcompensating for the lost romance of Harry's mom?
The ability to spot exactly where a potion went wrong is impressive, but Snape should not be teaching students.
Harry seeks refuge at Hagrid's hut, and the hosts describe their in-school hideout locations.
The hosts reveal their coveted 'Most Valuable Character/Chapter of the Week' award nominees.
Next Week: it's our first Muggle Mailbag episode since starting our Chapter-By-Chapter!
Quizzitch: According to Book 1, if you’re in the Great Hall facing the staff table, from LEFT to RIGHT what is the order in which the houses are seated?
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