4. Harry becomes a seeker

"Nearly headless? How can you be nearly headless?"

In the fourth episode, we discuss the events of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone that happen between Harry getting sorted and Harry becoming the Gryffindor Quidditch team's seeker!

Lots of exciting stuff happen in between these two events. In case you have forgotten, here's a refresher: Harry's only friend, Ron Weasley, also gets sorted into Gryffindor. The classes start and Harry realizes that Professor Snape hates him and he thinks that Hagrid knows something about Snape that he is not revealing. Harry also figures out that the Gringotts vault that was broken into is the exact same one that Hagrid emptied on July 31st. Harry also can't wait for a chance to get into a fight with Draco Malfoy and when the opportunity finally presents itself, not only does he stand up to Malfoy but with his impressive flying skills, he gets into the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a seeker. Oh, last but not the least (actually this happens right in the beginning of this episode), Harry's scar hurts when he first sees Snape!

Are you just starting the Harry Potter series? No problem. Here's what you should read before listening to this episode from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone -

Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat (we start from the middle of this one)

Chapter 8: The Potions Master

Chapter 9: The Midnight duel (we stop midway through this one)

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JK Rowling's entry in Pottermore about Hogwarts' ghosts

Divine Humiliation: a fanfiction where Blaise Zabini is a girl

Hmm, so what did he forget?

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