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 20 – The Dementor’s Kiss | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 20 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Dementor’s Kiss.

We chat the contrast of Sirius’ human and inhuman form, the emotional catharsis point, and why Blake’s soul literally leaves his body for 2 good seconds this episode…

The Potterverse: Chapter 19 – The Servant Of Lord Voldemort | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 19 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Servant Of Lord Voldemort.

We chat the brilliant narrative structure of the Pettigrew reveal, Snape and Sirius’ similarities and the Crooky voice makes and incredible comeback…

The Potterverse: Chapter 18 – Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot And Prongs | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 18 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot And Prongs.

We chat how powerful the Maurauder’s really are, Sirius’ intent in the joke, and why Pomfrey needs ALLLL the vodka…

The Potterverse: Chapter 17 – Cat, Rat And Dog | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 17 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Cat, Rat And Dog.

We chat narrative efficiency, exposition done the right way, and a 60 minutes special on Crookshanks the misunderstood cat…

The Potterverse: Chapter 16 – Professor Trelawney’s Prediction | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Professor Trelawney’s Prediction.

We chat about Pathos, Logos, and Ethos, getting shades of Ned Stark, and why Mary took a class about bugs…

The Potterverse: Chapter 15 – The Quidditch Final | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Quidditch Final.

We chat Hermione’s perfect three beat, how our trio would be in other houses if they weren’t the “heroes” of our story, and why Ron is a really “Useful Engine” in this chapter…

The Potterverse: Chapter 14 – Snape’s Grudge | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Snape’s Grudge.

We chat the continued contrast of Snape and Lupin, Harry’s perception of his father, and why Jerry Seinfeld is now a judge apparently…

The Potterverse: Chapter 13 – Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw.

We chat why poor Neville is so very brave, if Harry actually produced a full patronus, and why Professor McGonagall might as well have been in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off…

The Potterverse: Chapter 12 – The Patronus | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Patronus.

We chat why Lupin never showed Harry his Patronus, why Harry’s got some serious edge, and why Flitwick is putting McGonagall to shame…