53 episodes

This is a show where your hosts, David and Madeline, analyze and discuss each chapter of the Harry Potter series from a literary perspective. We look at writing style, character development, plot, and connections between moments. We give you our own ideas, perspective, and questions about the text, and urge you to ask questions and come up with your own analysis as well.

The Harry Podcast The Harry Podcast

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    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

This is a show where your hosts, David and Madeline, analyze and discuss each chapter of the Harry Potter series from a literary perspective. We look at writing style, character development, plot, and connections between moments. We give you our own ideas, perspective, and questions about the text, and urge you to ask questions and come up with your own analysis as well.

    Episode 52: Harry Podcast and Professor Trelawney's Prediction

    Episode 52: Harry Podcast and Professor Trelawney's Prediction

    In which we go on many long digressions about prophecy, Fudge, and how Ron and Hermione are changing.

    • 33 min
    Episode 51: Harry Podcast and The Quidditch Final

    Episode 51: Harry Podcast and The Quidditch Final

    In which we finally reunite with Hermione, whose character undergoes a dramatic shift. What does Rowling's portrayal of the Quidditch match say about Gryffindor and Slytherin as Houses?

    • 35 min
    Episode 50: Harry Podcast and Snape's Grudge

    Episode 50: Harry Podcast and Snape's Grudge

    We’re back in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic to celebrate our 50th episode, and discuss Snape’s and Lupin’s respective roles in the larger narrative at play in this book as well as in the series overall. Who is Snape’s grudge against, really?

    • 38 min
    Episode 49: Harry Podcast and Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw

    Episode 49: Harry Podcast and Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw

    Wherein we talk about how the Firebolt is like Quidditch steroids and what Crookshanks is up to.

    • 24 min
    Episode 48: Harry Podcast and The Patronus

    Episode 48: Harry Podcast and The Patronus

    Thanks for your patience, everyone! We’ve had some difficulties over the last few weeks that made it tough to record an episode. We hope you like this one, in which we talk about Lupin as a teacher, how intention affects magic, and whether destroying an individual’s soul is an immoral form of capital punishment.

    • 21 min
    Episode 47: Harry Podcast and The Firebolt

    Episode 47: Harry Podcast and The Firebolt

    In today’s episode, Madeline and David examine Harry’s emotional state, the laziness and corruption of the Ministry of Magic, and why Hermione feels she has to betray the trust of Harry and Ron.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

CoCo14566333346788 ,

Chicken Soup for my quarantined soul!

Great podcast that allows me to revisit my youth with an analytical lens. Love the chapter-by-chapter in depth discussions!

BerkyTobes ,

Best Harry Potter podcast out there!

Madeline and David are just the best. Such smart and incisive commentary!

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