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 – The Boggart In The Wardrobe | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Boggart In The Wardrobe.

We chat why Snape is the WORRRSST in this chapter, why Neville’s arc is a thing of beauty, and why Seamus would be down with Lady Whistledown…

The Potterverse: Chapter 6 – Talons And Tea Leaves | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Talons And Tea Leaves.

We chat depressions counterpart, why Malfoy is just the worst, and why Trelawney isn’t all that wrong…

The Potterverse: Chapter 5 – The Dementor | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Dementor.

We chat the use of water imagery, why Harry always looks for trouble, and why Mary’s Different Perspectives always smoke Blake’s…

The Potterverse: Chapter 4 – The Leaky Cauldron | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Leaky Cauldron.

We chat about the author’s effective use of the worst day and best day for Harry, why the end of the chapter is near perfection, and why Harry was the OG instagram influencer…

The Potterverse: Chapter 3 – The Knight Bus | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – The Knight Bus.

We chat the meaning behind the Knight Bus, the curious case of accidental magic, and why Blake HATES The Sound Of Music…

The Potterverse: Chapter 2 – Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 2 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake.

We chat Harry’s journey of growth in just a single chapter, the role of Obscurials and the Force of magic, and the perfect writing of Aunt Marge blowing up…

The Potterverse: Chapter 1 – Owl Post | The Prisoner Of Azkaban

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 1 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban – Owl Post.

We chat why this chapter focuses more on Harry the kid than the wizard, Mary does an incredible Errol impression, and Blake finally pays up on his challenge of wearing of a Hufflepuff t-shirt and sings the Hoggy Hoggy Hogwarts song…

The Potterverse: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets | A Film Review

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full review on Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets film…

We chat the evolving visual language of the film, we discuss the difference between film adaptation and strict adherence to source material, and Mary finally gets and answer to why Malfoy almost straight up murders Harry in Hogwarts…

#NERDCLAN Preview: The Potterverse: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets | Film Commentary Track

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Mary and Blake provide a live-time commentary track for Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets film…

In this track we discuss soooooo much cracking voices, Fedwig, how opposite colors of light create tension, Kenneth Branagh being an accomplished director, the compromise of the ending, and Mary wonders what undertones Ginny has in her skin.