Hi listeners, and Happy Sunday to you all! It’s time for the next 5 chapters in our re-read, and RoShawn and I realize that we’re going so slowly in our discussions of what is happening that we’re going to have to cut back to 3 chapters next week. I hope you all are okay with that and bear with us through this longer episode.
First off, Since RoShawn and I are both reading the illustrated editions at this point and we talk a lot about the illustrations throughout the episode, I want to share the links again where you can buy the illustrated edition of the book, while supporting UNspoiled! Podcast. Here’s the link for The Sorcerer’s Stone, and here is The Chamber Of Secrets. While the third book isn’t released yet, you can pre-order The Prisoner Of Azkaban here!
So this section starts with Harry trying to find Platform 9 3/4, and it’s the first time we meet the OGs of the story. Ron appears first, with his family, and then Neville shows up looking for Trevor the toad, followed closely by Hermione who is “helping” him. I had forgotten how insufferable Hermione is at first, and it’s really going to be interesting to see her evolution as she “gets woke”. Meanwhile RoShawn is wincing in secondhand embarrassment at how bad Neville is at first.
Then Harry meets Snape for the first time, and Harry is totally bewildered at why this guy would hate him so much. Hagrid seems to know more than he’s letting on, and I wonder what exactly it is that Hagrid knows about Snape? Is he just crediting the fact that Harry looks so much like his father? Also, RoShawn and I discuss what the deal is with Hagrid being expelled and whether or not he’s really able to use magic.
Thanks so much for your support, everyone! See you next week.