The Order Of The Phoenix

The Potterverse: Chapter 20 – Hagrid’s Tale | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 20 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Hagrid’s Tale.

We chat the nature of storytelling within a story, how and why the death eaters are capable of making a more compelling case to the giants, and why Fang is feeling a little like Kevin McCallister right now…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 19 – The Lion And The Serpent | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 19 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – The Lion And The Serpent.

We chat why Dumbledore and Umbridge cannot exist in the same narrative, why the Slytherins are both good AND bad in this chapter, and Blake does his first different perspective in a LONG time….

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The Potterverse: Chapter 18 – Dumbledore’s Army | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 18 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Dumbledore’s Army.

We chat why Hermione’s judgement might not be the best in this chapter, Harry and Voldemort’s connection feeling like Rey and Kylo Ren, and why Dobby suffers from poor circulation.

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The Potterverse: Chapter 16 – In The Hog’s Head | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – In The Hog’s Head.

We chat why this chapter is more focused on the outside world looking in on Harry as opposed the other way around, Harry starting to experience his “Luke Skywalker Moment”, and why Blake’s school wouldn’t allow the “poors” like Mary in it’s pub on campus…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 15 – The Hogwarts High Inquisitor | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – The Hogwarts High Inquisitor.

We chat the dangers of state run media, examples of good character dialogue vs. bad character dialogue, and why Mary had a giant Harp in her college dorm room….

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The Potterverse: Chapter 14 – Percy And Padfoot | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Percy And Padfoot.

We chat the magic of dialogue placement and pacing, why the movie forgot to give Cho a character, and why Hermione is kinda living the life of that show “The Summer I Turned Pretty”.

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The Potterverse: Chapter 13 – Detention With Dolores | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Detention With Dolores.

We chat why the scary is the subtlety, why this isn’t the best chapter for Hermione fans, and Blake gives a truly AWFUL impersonation of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises….

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The Potterverse: Chapter 12 – Professor Umbridge | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Professor Umbridge.

We chat if we think Umbridge is actually wrong with her assessment of Hogwarts, why McGonagall is sneaky great, and the unfortunate rise of “Pinkhats” in sports…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 10 – Luna Lovegood | The Order Of The Phoenix

Mary & Blake discuss chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Luna Lovegood.

We discuss why setting up Draco as a prefect is a stellar writing device on multiple levels, why the movie gets so much right from this scene but mistakenly leaves out a much needed form of levity, and why we desperately need a Ravenclaw to tell us what the heck is going on in Luna’s head…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 9 – The Woes Of Mrs. Weasley | The Order Of The Phoenix

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 9 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – The Woes Of Mrs. Weasley.

In this episode, Mary & Blake discuss how the author sets up a mental map of the Ministry for later in the book, why we should be way more terrified of Lucius Malfoy, and why Remus peaked in high school…

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