79 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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 15 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 60: Harry Podcast and The Riddle House

    Episode 60: Harry Podcast and The Riddle House

    Welcome to Season Four! In this episode, your hosts explore the wonderfully creepy setting of this chapter and how it acts as a primer for the events of this book in a very clever way, as well as serving as commentary on Voldemort’s relationship with Wormtail, and society’s relationship with veterans and PTSD.

    • 42 min
    Episode 61: Harry Podcast and The Scar

    Episode 61: Harry Podcast and The Scar

    David and Madeline discuss how this chapter serves as a bridge between narratives and the series as a whole, as well as the symbolism of Harry’s scar and why it’s important in this moment.

    • 24 min
    Episode 62: Harry Podcast and The Invitation

    Episode 62: Harry Podcast and The Invitation

    Your hosts discuss Harry’s coping strategies for living with the Dursleys this year, and how the power dynamics between him and Uncle Vernon have shifted.

    • 16 min
    Episode 63: Harry Podcast and Back to the Burrow

    Episode 63: Harry Podcast and Back to the Burrow

    Madeline and David discuss the cruel prank that Fred and George play on Dudley, as well as how class plays a leading role in the culture clash between Weasleys and Dursleys.

    • 33 min
    Episode 64: Harry Podcast and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

    Episode 64: Harry Podcast and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

    Your hosts discuss the wonderful Weasley family, and how each member is characterized in this chapter, with a particular focus on Molly and Percy.

    • 25 min
    Episode 65: Harry Podcast and The Portkey

    Episode 65: Harry Podcast and The Portkey

    Your hosts discuss the different types of magical teleportation and how the author intentionally repeats descriptive language to great effect.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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