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.
The Potterverse: Chapter 5 – Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes | The Goblet Of Fire
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
We chat the little dribs and drabs of important information sprinkled in this chapter, who we would cast as Bertha Jorkins, and why Bill was totally a Nirvana kid...
The Potterverse: Chapter 4 – Back To The Burrow | The Goblet Of Fire
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Back To The Burrow.
We chat the kind of trauma Dudley has been through, *almost* feeling bad for the Dursleys, and Blake explains why Ariel is a bottom three princess...
The Potterverse: Chapter 3 – The Invitation | The Goblet Of Fire
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Invitation.
We chat Harry's magic word, why we have differing opinions about floorboard cake, and Mary goes all in on Pig...
The Potterverse: Chapter 2 – The Scar | The Goblet Of Fire
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 2 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Scar.
We chat "Previously on Harry Potter", why there are important small details which emerge when you read carefully, and why Sirius is living his best life in Rio...
The Potterverse: Chapter 1 – The Riddle House | The Goblet Of Fire
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 1 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Riddle House.
We chat the mirroring affect of communal punishment, if this chapter is the turning point in the series, and Horcrux Juice...
The Potterverse: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban | A Film Review
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full review on Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film...
We chat the thematic differences between film and book, changing the visual language of the franchise, we dive VERY deep in this eclectic film score, and talk about how exposition almost breaks and saves this film at the same time...
Mary and Blake continue to hit it out of the “pahk” on their podcasts. I have been listening for years and they are the best. Accurate with the details, insightful without being stuffy, fun and silly…(when Blake starts giggling so hard he can’t breathe, it’s infectious and you can’t help but laugh out loud with him!)…and always fresh. During this long Droughtlander, it’s been awesome to have the Potterverse to sink into. I have loved re-reading the books and watching the movies with fresh eyes and insight thanks to Mary and Blake. Give them a try…you won’t be sorry!
I found your Podcast last Spring during Covid. I have enjoyed it so much. (And I’m 58) I tried reading the first HP book when it was released because my daughter’s teacher was going to read it to her third grade class. I’d heard all the “evil” about it and wanted to be able to talk to her about it if needed. Unfortunately, all the weird names bogged me down and I couldn’t get passed the third or fourth chapter. Then when my son was in second grade he read the first book and insisted I read it too. I told him it was too much nonsense and I couldn’t do it. He insisted more so I tried again. Well, this time I was hooked!! He and I fought over each book as they came out. My daughter who heard the first book in third grade, watched all the movies but didn’t read another book until her 20’s. She was then hooked too. As she studied through Law school, she would have Harry Potter as background noise. Our youngest son never read the books but enjoys the movies. I have told my children, all grown and on their own now, about your podcast. You communicate the story so well and have made me want to go back and read all the books again. I’ve forgotten so much. I just heard you announce your top 5 status and you gave thanks to the listeners. I give thanks to you!! As the word gets out more, you’ll be #1. Thank you for the time and energy you’ve put into your show. Keep up the great work!
I’m a long time Harry Potter movie fan, but have never actually read the books! I just finished the 1st book and rewatched the first movie, and will continue this throughout the rest of the books&movies! I discovered Mary & Blake earlier this year and love all of their podcasts! I knew I had to listen to the Potterverse since I’ve listened to every other podcast of theirs. It’s nice hearing more experienced readers/fans talk about their opinions of the chapters as well as a good in-depth analysis. Definitely recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️