9 thoughts on “Episode 5A: Prisoner of Time Restraints”

  1. I am commenting months later, and maybe you’ve answered this, but I’ve often wondered if the pudding in the Harry Potter books are referring to yorkshire pudding-type foods rather than dessert. That would make steak and kidney pudding more palatable.

      1. Hi!
        I’m a Brit from Yorkshire and I hope I can clear the steak& kidney pudding issue up for you guys…

        Its a savoury pie, but instead of a shortcrust pastry baked in the oven, a pudding, while still being pastry is steamed which keeps it soft. It tends to be a regional preference as to who likes pie and who likes pudding.

        Its not like Yorkshire puddings at all, which are actually an egg batter and oven baked, just to be confusing.

  2. A very very late comment (I just found out about this podcast)

    First – thank you, it’s great and funny and I enjoy it very much.

    Second – in the end of this episode you claimed that the prophesy about what happened to Lavender was furfilled and agued about it – but it wasn’t (in my opinion), We know her rabbit died, we know she got the massage in the prophesized date but we also know it wasn’t a thing she was dreading – she told this to Hermione.

    1. Yes, this strikes me as typical of the vague BS things that real-world “psychics” say. “That thing you are dreading” – how many things are there in our lives that each of us dread? Almost anything negative that happened on that day could be interpreted as a fulfillment of the prophecy. It just happened to be her rabbit, but it could just as well have been forgetting her homework, or being called on by Snape, or saying something awkward in front of a boy she likes. So it’s not fortune-telling, it’s just confirmation bias at work.

      What I noticed about prophecies in divination class is that the random rubbish that Harry and Ron write in their divination homework is usually more prophetic of later events than anything Trelawney says in class. That’s a nice touch from Rowling, there.

  3. I hope someone has already told you this in the three years since you posted this episode but Lupin fanfiction culture is definitely alive and well! he’s in love with Sirius (who is a dramatic bitch) and they’re very happy together

  4. One prophecy that Trelawney makes that doesn’t come true is at the Christmas feast. She says something like “When thirteen dine together, the first to leave will be the first to die.” Harry and Ron both get up from the table first, but presumably it’s Dumbledore who is the first to die.

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