The Potterverse: A Harry Potter Podcast With Mary & Blake

A podcast dedicated to the entire film and book universe of Harry Potter.

Hosted ByMary & Blake Larsen

The Potterverse: A Harry Potter Podcast With Mary & Blake explores the entire universe and wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Married couple Mary (Gryffindor) & Blake (Slytherin) put aside their differences and discuss all things HP. From theme, to character studies, chapter by chapter breakdowns of the books, and full breakdowns of each film including the Fantastic Beasts series, we dive headfirst into what makes Harry Potter one of the best stories ever told. Be on the lookout for our personal stories, how we relate to each story and how we try to highlight the lesser appreciated perspectives throughout J.K. Rowling’s sprawling adventure.

Beware that spoilers are abound in this podcast! We will not be limiting our conversation only to the specific chapter which we are reading that episode. This is about the ENTIRE Potterverse – so the films, later chapters, or even entire other books will be examined every single episode.

Story Synopsis: Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizardHarry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles (non-magical people).

The success of the books and eight subsequent films has allowed the Harry Potter franchise to expand with numerous derivative works, a traveling exhibition that premiered in Chicago in 2009, a studio tour in London that opened in 2012, a digital platform on which J.K. Rowling updates the series with new information and insight, and a variety of spin-off films premiering in November 2016 with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, among many other developments.


All Episodes

The Potterverse: Chapter 15 – Aragog | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Aragog.

We chat the similar structure between The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber Of Secrets, the effect of “the Forest”, and why Mary is Aragog every day at 4:30pm…

The Potterverse: Chapter 14 – Cornelius Fudge | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Cornelius Fudge.

We chat Dumbledore’s possible impropriety with “loyalty”, why everything always goes back to The Godfather, and why Lumos the cat steals today’s show without even trying…

The Potterverse: Chapter 13 – The Very Secret Diary | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Very Secret Diary.

We chat Tom Riddle’s incredible characterization, the sentience of the Diary, and why Percy thinks Harry is the smelly kid…

The Potterverse: Chapter 12 – The Polyjuice Potion | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Polyjuice Potion.

We chat Harry’s continuing battle with his identity, a little English history, and why Snape is clearly a huge Harry Connick Jr. guy…

The Potterverse: Chapter 11 – The Dueling Club | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 11 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Dueling Club.

We chat Harry’s insecurities which lead him to be the most alone he’s ever been in Hogwarts, the walls closing in, and why Snape is literally the best thing to happen to Harry.

The Potterverse: Chapter 10 – The Rogue Bludger | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Rogue Bludger.

We chat the important three-beat that signifies the full force of the plot, the subtext of the Quidditch match, and why Colin Creevey is happy with his soothing 36 hours next to Harry.

The Potterverse: Chapter 9 – The Writing On The Wall | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 9 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Writing On The Wall.

We chat Ron’s wizarding prejudice, good exposition, and why Snape must be a Phish Food guy…

The Potterverse: Chapter 8 – The Deathday Party | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 8 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Deathday Party.

We chat why it’s not a coincidence the plot finally starts to get moving at the beginning of act 2, whether we are in or out on the ghosts, and why Blake might as well be the heir of Slytherin…

The Potterverse: Chapter 7 – Mudbloods And Murmurs | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Mudbloods And Murmurs.

We chat finally being able to begin some plot, Draco’s sudden change to hate speech, and Blake goes full Anna from Frozen…