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Podtrificus Totalus is a Harry Potter read-along podcast done by two fans, Cassie and Joe. For each episode, we read and discuss a chapter from the books, making our way through J.K. Rowling's beloved saga. We welcome readers new and old to join us on our journey!

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Podtrificus Totalus is a Harry Potter read-along podcast done by two fans, Cassie and Joe. For each episode, we read and discuss a chapter from the books, making our way through J.K. Rowling's beloved saga. We welcome readers new and old to join us on our journey!

    The Quidditch Final

    The Quidditch Final

    It’s Monday and I hate this chapter because it’s about Quidditch! Other things happen too, which you can hear about on this week’s episode of Podtrificus Totalus, the universe’s favorite Harry Potter podcast done book by book, chapter by chapter.







    We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:







    * Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)* Avatar: The Last Airbender S01E14 “The Fortuneteller”* The Final Fantasy series* Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic







    Our Spell of the Week this week is Cheering Charms, which Harry and Ron learn in — you won’t believe this — Charms class.







    We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, or by leaving a comment below.







    We are also available on podcast services. You can subscribe to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more — just search us on your favorite podcast app or use the direct link to our feed. Hit the subscribe buttons on our website to make sure you don’t miss out on new episodes of Podtrificus Totalus.







    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 3.16, “Professor Trelawney’s Prediction!” Have a magical day!

    • 48 min
    Snape's Grudge

    Snape's Grudge

    It’s Monday, and Podtrificus Totalus is hitting you with yet another episode of the Wizarding World’s favorite Harry Potter podcast!







    This chapter sees Harry and Ron continue their grudge match with Hermione despite Hagrid’s urgings to make up. Harry chooses to go to Hogsmeade yet again, but when the Invisibility Cloak slips off, Malfoy spots him and runs off to tell Professor Snape. Once apprehended by the Potions master, Harry learns more about his father’s history with Snape and why Professor Snape dislikes him so








    We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:







    * Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry* Lady Bird (2017)* Birds of Prey (2020), Suicide Squad (2016), and the Snyder Cut* The X-Files S01E03 “Squeeze”







    Our Spell of the Week this week is fire chatting or fire talking — basically, the use of Floo Powder as a communication tool across distances.







    We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, or by leaving a comment below.







    We are also available on podcast services. You can subscribe to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more — just search us on your favorite podcast app or use the direct link to our feed. Hit the subscribe buttons on our website to make sure you don’t miss out on new episodes of Podtrificus Totalus.







    You can hear more from our guest, Joseluis Solorzano, on his movie review website, Solo Breakdown, and on Twitter (@joseluissolo). You can also find the Macbeth adaptation he directed for Blank Conversations on YouTube.







    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 3.15, “The Quidditch Final!” Have a magical day!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw

    Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw

    It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to talk about yet another instance of J.K. Rowling doing the worst job she possibly can at representing diverse peoples!







    In this chapter of Prisoner of Azkaban, Gryffindor plays Ravenclaw in Quidditch, and Harry finally gets to put the Firebolt to work. Harry and Ron consider forgiving Hermione, but a bloody mess on Ron’s sheets only serves to distance them further. Harry manages to conjure a Patronus successfully, and Ron faces yet another threat while within the common room








    We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:







    * Cho Chang on the Harry Potter Lexicon* Cho Chang on the Harry Potter Wiki* J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter fans tear into author following “anti-trans” tweets (Jacob Stolworthy; 7 June 2020)* Episode 14 of the Chinese Chippy Girl: Katie Leung aka Cho Chang from Harry Potter joins me!!* Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter by Galadriel Waters (Ed. Astre Mithrandir; Published by Wizarding World Press in 2003)







    Our Spell of the Week this week is the Golden Snidget, the early version of what would become the Golden Snitch.







    We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, or by leaving a comment below.







    We are also available on podcast services. You can subscribe to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more — just search us on your favorite podcast app or use the direct link to our feed. Hit the subscribe buttons on our website to make sure you don’t miss out on new episodes of Podtrificus Totalus.







    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 3.14, “Snape’s Grudge!” Have a magical day!

    • 53 min
    The Patronus

    The Patronus

    It’s Monday, and we’re back after a week off with an extra-long episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done book by book, chapter by chapter.







    On this week’s episode, we cover chapter twelve of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, “The Patronus!” In this chapter, Harry begins his anti-Dementor lessons with Professor Lupin, but he hesitates when he realizes that blocking out the Dementors might block him out from ever hearing his parents’ voices again. Harry and Ron’s feud with Hermione over the Firebolt continues, and just when they’re about to make up, Ron finds a crime scene in his bedsheets with no sign of Scabbers.







    We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:







    * Misery, The Eyes of the Dragon, Carrie, It, and The Stand by Stephen King* House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski* The Road by Cormac McCarthy and the 2009 film adaptation* The “Misery Business” episode of Punch Up the Jam* 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami* Teen Titans* Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter by Galadriel Waters (Ed. Astre Mithrandir; Published by Wizarding World Press in 2003)* Second Act (2018)* Patronus on the Harry Potter Lexicon* The Patronus Charm on the Harry Potter Wiki* Blue Peter Interview with J.K. Rowling (20 July 2007)* “Expecto Patronum” by Totally Knuts* AOL Live Interview with J.K. Rowling (19 October 2000)* Bloodborne (2015)* The Hurling Hex on the Harry Potter Lexicon* The Math Lady meme* Odd’s bodkins on The Free Dictionary







    Our Spell of the Week this week is — you guessed it — Expecto Patronum, Harry’s second favorite spell!







    We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, or by leaving a comment below.







    We are also available on podcast services. You can subscribe to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more — just search us on your favorite podcast app or use the direct link to our feed. Hit the subscribe buttons on our website to make sure you don’t miss out on new episodes of Podtrificus Totalus.







    You can hear more from our guest,

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Firebolt

    The Firebolt

    It’s Monday, and we’re flying in on a speedy (but possibly jinxed?) broomstick with the latest episode of Podtrificus Totalus, the international standard in Harry Potter podcasts done chapter by chapter, book by book!







    Harry, upset and enraged by the news of Sirius Black’s betrayal, is determined to seek revenge for his parents’ deaths and take the adults in his life to task for withholding the truth from him. Despite Ron and Hermione’s attempts to talk him down, Harry continues to seethe until he is distracted by Buckbeak’s impending doom. On Christmas day, Harry receives a mysterious and expensive gift with no note or card, prompting a disagreement with Hermione.







    The only outside source we reference for this episode is the Harry Potter Wiki’s page on Chair-conjuring, which constitutes our Spell of the Week for this episode.







    We would like to remind our listeners that Podchaser is donating to Meals on Wheels for every review left on their site. Head over to our page on the site and leave us some kind words to contribute to a great cause!







    We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, or by leaving a comment below.







    We are also available on podcast services. You can subscribe to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more — just search us on your favorite podcast app or use the direct link to our feed. Hit the subscribe buttons on our website to make sure you don’t miss out on new episodes of Podtrificus Totalus.







    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 3.12, “The Patronus!” Have a magical day!

    • 57 min
    The Marauder's Map

    The Marauder's Map

    It’s Monday and it’s time to relive childhood trauma with Podtrificus Totalus, the only Harry Potter read along podcast that spends several minutes talking about Pooh Bear hats!







    This chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one big exposition dump! Harry chats with Lupin about the effect the Dementors have on him, and Lupin agrees to teach Harry how to defend himself against them. Fred and George gift Harry the Marauder’s Map which (among other things) shows him the secret passages between Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. Finally, Harry overhears a conversation in the Three Broomsticks which finally reveals the connection between him and Sirius Black.







    We make a number of references to outside sources and popular culture, which are listed below:







    * Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter by Galadriel Waters (Ed. Astre Mithrandir; Published by Wizarding World Press in 2003)* The Marauder’s Map on the Harry Potter Lexicon* The Marauder’s Map on Wizarding World* Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)* Peter Pettigrew on the Harry Potter Lexicon* Peter Pettigrew on the Harry Potter Wiki* Mobiliarbus on the Harry Potter Wiki







    Our Spell of the Week this week is Mobiliarbus, which is a very specialized charm that Hermione uses to move the Christmas trees in the Three Broomsticks and conceal their eavesdropping.







    We encourage our listeners to send emails to owlpost@podtrificustotalus.com correcting us, expanding on something we mentioned, asking questions, and sharing their experiences with the Harry Potter series. You can also interact with us through @podtrificus on Twitter, our Facebook page, or by leaving a comment below.







    We are also available on podcast services. You can subscribe to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and more — just search us on your favorite podcast app or use the direct link to our feed. Hit the subscribe buttons on our website to make sure you don’t miss out on new episodes of Podtrificus Totalus.







    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you again for 3.11, “The Firebolt!” Have a magical day!

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

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I haven’t read Harry Potter in some years, but listening to Cassie and Joe takes me through the book with an entirely different take that I never thought of simply forgot about. I’m still looking for a way to use “battered sausage” in every day language. Y’all rock!

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Great for all types of HP lovers

If you are looking for a way to see Harry Potter through new eyes, I would highly recommend listening to the show. Each episode breaks down a different chapter or sets of chapters and the commentary it’s something I genuinely enjoyed listening to, unlike other Harry Potter podcasts. The host genuinely know what they’re talking about, and whether you are a diehard fan or just a casual follower of the series, you will find something worthwhile and every episode of the show.

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