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 7 – Bagman & Crouch | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – Bagman & Crouch.

We chat the wild expansion of the wizarding world, why Mr. Roberts’ brain must be mush, and we are joined by two very special guests!

The Potterverse: Chapter 6 – The Portkey | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Portkey.

We chat the constant world building, how the author sets us up for heartbreak, and why Arthur Weasley is living his BEST life right now…

The Potterverse: Chapter 5 – Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.

We chat the little dribs and drabs of important information sprinkled in this chapter, who we would cast as Bertha Jorkins, and why Bill was totally a Nirvana kid…

The Potterverse: Chapter 4 – Back To The Burrow | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – Back To The Burrow.

We chat the kind of trauma Dudley has been through, *almost* feeling bad for the Dursleys, and Blake explains why Ariel is a bottom three princess…

The Potterverse: Chapter 3 – The Invitation | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Invitation.

We chat Harry’s magic word, why we have differing opinions about floorboard cake, and Mary goes all in on Pig…

The Potterverse: Chapter 2 – The Scar | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 2 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Scar.

We chat “Previously on Harry Potter”, why there are important small details which emerge when you read carefully, and why Sirius is living his best life in Rio…

The Potterverse: Chapter 1 – The Riddle House | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 1 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Riddle House.

We chat the mirroring affect of communal punishment, if this chapter is the turning point in the series, and Horcrux Juice…

The Potterverse: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban | A Film Review

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full review on Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film…

We chat the thematic differences between film and book, changing the visual language of the franchise, we dive VERY deep in this eclectic film score, and talk about how exposition almost breaks and saves this film at the same time…

#NERDCLAN Preview: The Potterverse: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban | Film Commentary Track

NOTE* This is a short preview of the commentary track for The Prisoner Of Azkaban which appears at JoinTheNerdClan.com

Mary and Blake provide a live-time commentary track for Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film. In this track we discuss the time motif, the drastic change in visual language, how exposition is used to the story’s advantage in this film, FauxMione, the various differences from the book, and why we’re celebrating Mary’s bday by podcasting!