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The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Chamber Of Secrets. We chat logic and narrativium of the chapter, the specific recognition of theme and character development for Harry, and why Mary thinks of Narnia when she gets shots… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #Nerd…
 
You asked for it, you got it! After years of requests from our loyal listeners begging us to start another re-read, we are very happy to introduce Alohomora!: Full Circle. Created and hosted by Kat Miller, Full Circle is a re-read of the Harry Potter series through the lens of Ring Composition. Featuring book-long cohosts of past and present Alohom…
 
On Episode 307 we discuss… → Hagrid definitely couldn't work there → Whose brains do they have in the Brain Room?? → "Thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else" → The Death Chamber - the room we know the most and least about → Are there multiple death veils? → "[Myrtle is] living her best death" → Would the veil destroy a horcrux?…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Aragog. We chat the similar structure between The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber Of Secrets, the effect of “the Forest”, and why Mary is Aragog every day at 4:30pm… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | Follow Us On Twitt…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Cornelius Fudge. We chat Dumbledore’s possible impropriety with “loyalty”, why everything always goes back to The Godfather, and why Lumos the cat steals today’s show without even trying… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Very Secret Diary. We chat Tom Riddle’s incredible characterization, the sentience of the Diary, and why Percy thinks Harry is the smelly kid… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Insta…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Polyjuice Potion. We chat Harry’s continuing battle with his identity, a little English history, and why Snape is clearly a huge Harry Connick Jr. guy… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us…
 
On Episode 306 we discuss... → Harry reading Cliff Notes → Fandom theories from back in the day → "Eh, it's Half-Blood Prince. Things get a bit sexy." → Why did Aberforth buy a sketchy mirror? → Was Rose Granger-Weasley named after Madam Rosemerta?? → Polyjuiced Draco in Hogsmeade?? → Double Imperio! OMG! → "Katie is social distancing from the grou…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 11 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Dueling Club. We chat Harry’s insecurities which lead him to be the most alone he’s ever been in Hogwarts, the walls closing in, and why Snape is literally the best thing to happen to Harry. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #Nerd…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Rogue Bludger. We chat the important three-beat that signifies the full force of the plot, the subtext of the Quidditch match, and why Colin Creevey is happy with his soothing 36 hours next to Harry. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 9 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Writing On The Wall. We chat Ron’s wizarding prejudice, good exposition, and why Snape must be a Phish Food guy… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Instagram Download this episode: (.m…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 8 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Deathday Party. We chat why it’s not a coincidence the plot finally starts to get moving at the beginning of act 2, whether we are in or out on the ghosts, and why Blake might as well be the heir of Slytherin… Connect with the show: Like Us On Faceboo…
 
On Episode 305 we discuss... → Cho's name... lazily written, alliteration love, and/or downright offensive? → The only girl on her Quidditch team! → Written to be a love triangle character/self-insertion mold → From cool chick to emotional, jealous wreck → Ginny vs. Cho → Teenage boys are oblivious → The Madam Puddifoot's disaster - fault on both s…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Mudbloods And Murmurs. We chat finally being able to begin some plot, Draco’s sudden change to hate speech, and Blake goes full Anna from Frozen… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Instagr…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Gilderoy Lockhart. We chat some slick foreshadowing, the vibrant writing for Lockhart, and why Blake doubles down on his Puff hate… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The #NerdClan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Instagram Download th…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Whomping Willow. We chat why this chapter’s journey is the inverse of the journey to Hogwarts in The Sorcerer’s Stone, the Malfoy’s real intent with the diary, and we have another M&B Media Hall Of Fame moment… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebo…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – At Flourish And Blotts. We chat the vibrant and tactile scene setting that informs well established relationships, why Gilderoy Lockhart is just the best, and why Borgin and Burkes is the SEARS for the dark arts…. Connect with the show: Like Us On Faceboo…
 
On episode 304 we discuss... → What was Buckbeak's favorite part of London? → Hermione at her breaking point... crying, slapping, quitting → Hermione's slap = SO GOOD... but, don't do that → Fowl or Foul? Ron helping with Buckbeak's appeal is precious → How does the Quidditch system even work?? → Oliver legit sends his team to bed → "What a man... …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Burrow. We chat how the author alludes to many world building and character moments for this book, Harry’s hard transition from Muggle to magical worlds, and why Mary is a gnome… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 2 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Dobby’s Warning. We chat why Blake’s OUT on Dobby, how this chapter alludes to a much larger unsavory world, and why Blake may have to be Team Hufflepuff for life…. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | F…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 1 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Worst Birthday. We discuss Harry’s memory of Hogwarts, why this chapter says a lot more than it leads on, and why Mary goes absolute Savage-mode tonight…. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone film review! We discuss if the movie can stand on it’s own from the books, if the ending of the film follows through on the books theme, and why Blake would totally be Snape’s homeboy… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On T…
 
Mary and Blake provide a live-time commentary track for Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone film… In this track we discuss the various changes between the film and book, what matters most to the viewer for Harry at the end of the film, and we discover a brand new character – FauxGrid… This is a PREMIUM Mary & Blake production. We have, however, i…
 
*Trigger warnings for this episode: suicidal thoughts and death of a loved one On Episode 303 we discuss... → "Azkaban Guards" = magical policemen? Not quite → Why are parents not concerned that their children will be surrounded by Dementors in PoA? → Is Harry already suffering from mental health issues in PoA? → Are wizards behind Muggle society i…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake give a full Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone book review and do a little mailbag from the listeners! We discuss if each of the main characters have successful arcs, the audacity of the world building, and why Snape may or may not be a fan of cruises and beer… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 17 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Man With Two Faces. We discuss if the book stands on it’s own as a singular work, why Harry being a passive character in the end is the right choice, and Voldemort just needs to find a Hot Topic… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Ne…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Through The Trapdoor. We discuss the value of bookends and symmetry, why Quirrell waits so long to get the stone, and why Dumbledore only cares about two things: cake and Kelly Clarkson… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Fol…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Forbidden Forest. We discuss why McGonagal may have more up her sleeve than what appears, Harry’s choice to leave his stasis, and the Exorcism Of Emily Rose… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follo…
 
On Episode 302 we discuss... → Grace’s famous last words, “I don’t think there’s anything controversial in this one!” → Action set-piece + character growth all in one → The trio forms a good plan for once! → Why didn't they ask Bill for advice? → The quest for Bellatrix’s wand → Why was Hermione chosen to play the role of Bellatrix? → Bi-Harry? Why…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Norbert The Norwegian Ridgeback. We discuss the narrative clunkiness of this chapter, the author growing in her story, and why Madam Pomfrey cares about one thing and one thing only: HIPPA. Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Nicolas Flamel. We discuss how friendship is the key to discovering Nicolas Flamel, why The Sorcerer’s Stone is immediately associated with Snape, and we have a special guest appearance from our Little Lass… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Joi…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Mirror Of Erised. We discuss how much Dumbledore is in control of Harry’s fate, the author’s gift of showing and not telling us about her characters, and why Mary’s deepest desires involve Doritos and melatonin… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebo…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 11 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Quidditch. We discuss the author somehow keeping a play-by-play accounting of a fictional sport engaging, Harry’s purpose for not celebrating his big win, and how Hermione gets away with straight up lighting a professor on fire. Connect with the show: Like…
 
On Episode 301 we discuss... → How has Potter shaped your own personal or social environment? → "The Harry Potter series is a massive lesson on the notion of death" → Which character deaths got send-offs and which didn't? → Life following loss → What kind of afterlife would you want in the Potter universe? → "I really do believe that Voldemort was …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Hallowe’en. We discuss the why Hermione lied for the boys, Professors McGonagall’s intent, and the troughs at Fenway Park… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Instagram Download this episode…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 9 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Midnight Duel. We discuss the authors wholly unique descriptors, Hogwarts guiding Harry, and why Mary was scared to death by a little fly… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Follow Us On Instagram Do…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 8 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Potions Master. We discuss Harry’s immediate blind hate of Snape, the secret Lily message in this chapter, and why Blake totally thinks Defense Against The Dark Arts is basically Tae Kwon Do… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Cl…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Sorting Hat. We discuss how the houses may have influenced YA stories forever, why Harry is always wrong and Snape is immediately misunderstood, and Hagrid Wasted… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Journey From Platform Nine And Three Quarters. We discuss getting extremely thoughtful characterizations, understanding Malfoy, and Mary’s Pledge Of Allegiance… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitter | Fol…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – Diagon Alley. We discuss how the author foreshadows Harry’s impending struggles, why Ollivanders feels like a sacred ceremony, and why Hagrid needs a stiff drink in Diagon Alley… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 4 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Keeper Of The Keys. We discuss how the author shows, and doesn’t tell, us the story, why Petunia may have a smidgeon of compassion, and why Blake would have taken the Top Gun soundtrack to Hogwarts… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 3 of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – The Letters From No One. We discuss the rising tension of this chapter, why we kinda sorta feel bad for Aunt Petunia, and why there MUST be a tour for Muggles at Hogwarts… Connect with the show: Like Us On Facebook | Join The Nerd Clan | Follow Us On Twitte…
 
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