The Young Podawans Ep. 56 – Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire

The Young Podawans’ Harry Potter vs Dark Tower Reading Challenge continues! This week we chat about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! For the sake of continuity (and because they are awesome) – be sure to check out the HP & DT Books 1-3 episode and the Wizard & Glass episode before venturing further!

Segment 1: What Are We Geeking Out About? (2:24)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking out about The Once and Future Queen and Brian is geeking out about Runaways.

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking About This Week? (16:42)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. This week Kristin is drinking Adagio Kris Kringle tea and Brian is drinking Burial Brewing Skullsaw Porter!

Segment 3: Goblet of Fire Discussion (24:55)

  • Plot overview of the of book.
  • A BINDING MAGICAL CONTRACT
  • Brian was put off by Harry being The Chosen One again, but the mystery worked.
  • Opened up the Wizarding World even wider.
  • This was a pretty dark book.
  • Key-Youth-Bert? Key-Youth-Bert?
  • Many parallels between this and Wizard and Glass. For better or worse.
  • Great character work in the Harry vs Ron feud.
  • Elf Rights Activist Hermione!
  • The great Hermione Teeth debate!
  • We disagree about the Dursley prologues.
  • Tons of subplots in this book and all of them pretty interesting.
  • Poor Cedric!
  • Voldemort needs to cut back the monologues.
  • Did Crouch, Jr work as villain?
  • Some real nuance in what constitutes a “bad guy”.
  • So many adverbs!
  • Rita Skeeter was amazing.
  • These books have lived up to the hype for Brian so far.
  • Kristin says he has so much to look forward to!
  • Reading sports – Quidditch included – not great.

Segment 3: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (54:00)

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