S1E10: Thought You Ought To Know

This week’s episode features a discussion of chapter 10 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, ‘Hallowe’en’. This one is about sporting privilege, Hermione’s insecurities, the history of the broomstick as a symbol of witchcraft and the political context of trolls. This week’s Hogwarts Kitchen is about… jacket potatoes. Yes, really.

Two interesting articles on the history and background of the broomstick in the context of witchcraft:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2017/10/31/the-origin-of-witches-riding-broomsticks-drugs-from-nature-plus-shakespeare/#35f9df7661a9


And, if you insist, here is the BBC recipe for jacket potatoes:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1656645/classic-jacket-potatoes

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