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.


UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan


All Episodes

The Potterverse: Chapter 7 – The Sorting Hat | The Sorcerer’s Stone

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Sorting Hat.

We discuss how the houses may have influenced YA stories forever, why Harry is always wrong and Snape is immediately misunderstood, and Hagrid Wasted…

The Potterverse: Chapter 6 – The Journey From Platform Nine And Three Quarters | The Sorcerer’s Stone

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Journey From Platform Nine And Three Quarters.

We discuss getting extremely thoughtful characterizations, understanding Malfoy, and Mary’s Pledge Of Allegiance…

The Potterverse: Chapter 5 – Diagon Alley | The Sorcerer’s Stone

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Diagon Alley.

We discuss how the author foreshadows Harry’s impending struggles, why Ollivanders feels like a sacred ceremony, and why Hagrid needs a stiff drink in Diagon Alley…

The Potterverse: Chapter 4 – The Keeper Of The Keys | The Sorcerer’s Stone

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Keeper Of The Keys.

We discuss how the author shows, and doesn’t tell, us the story, why Petunia may have a smidgeon of compassion, and why Blake would have taken the Top Gun soundtrack to Hogwarts…

The Potterverse: Chapter 3 – The Letters From No One | The Sorcerer’s Stone

UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The...

The Potterverse: Chapter 2 – The Vanishing Glass | The Sorcerer’s Stone

UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 2 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The...

The Potterverse: Chapter 1 – The Boy Who Lived | The Sorcerer’s Stone

UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 1 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The...

The Potterverse: Premiere (An Intro To Us & Our Harry Potter Experience)

UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan   The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake are pleased to introduce our first episode of The Potterverse...