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 wizard, Harry 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.


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The Potterverse: Chapter 22 – The Unexpected Task | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 22 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Unexpected Task.

We chat the importance of scene setting with perspective and environment details, finding courage to communicate, and why Blake was too interested in the Star Trek chat rooms on AOL at this age…

The Potterverse: Chapter 21 – The House-Elf Liberation Front | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 21 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The House-Elf Liberation Front.

We chat the power of twisted narrative, the stark contrast between Winky and Dobby, and how Blake is extending an olive branch to all the Hufflepuffs.

The Potterverse: Chapter 20 – The First Task | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 20 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The First Task.

We chat the push and pull of Harry’s tenuous relationship to the wizarding community, story rhyming, and why Hermione though VO5 Hot Oil would change everything…

The Potterverse: Chapter 19 – The Hungarian Horntail | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 19 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Hungarian Horntail.

We chat the importance of a low-point in a story, the magical properties of Mad-Eye’s eye, and why Mary is a true Gryffindor to a fault…

The Potterverse: Chapter 18 – The Weighing Of The Wands | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 18 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Weighing Of The Wands.

We chat Harry and Ron’s moral obligation to each other, why Snape is hard to like in this chapter, and why Mary goes ALL IN on Earth, Wind And Fire…

The Potterverse: Chapter 17 – The Four Champions | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 17 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Four Champions.

We chat the important use of physical structure, interweaving the plot with misdirection, and Mary goes ALL IN on Mad-Eye Moody…

The Potterverse: Chapter 16 – The Goblet Of Fire| The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Goblet Of Fire.

We chat the magical properties of the Goblet, why Dumbledore is the best, and we have a break down over Kid Nation…

The Potterverse: Chapter 15 – Beauxbatons And Durmstrang | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – Beauxbatons And Durmstrang.

We chat the understated power from Harry, how Ron is so suggestible and why the affects his narrative, and why the author explicitly undermines S.P.E.W. in this chapter…

The Potterverse: Chapter 14 – The Unforgivable Curses | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Unforgivable Curses.

We chatthe author’s long con and narrative shift, getting a popsicle headache, and why Barty Crouch Jr. is having the time of his life…