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A podular broadcast chronicling the magical journey of three young men through the seven novels in the Harry Potter series, chapter by chapter.All episodes should be assumed to contain spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series. So please. Assume it. Also, we say "fuck." Updated Sundays. Email us: tctwsg(at)gmail.com
 
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 person ...
 
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On Episode 332 we discuss... → Katy calls out to all cosplayers with a mighty need → The trio are royalty → A 'Sirius' discussion... what the pandemic has taught us → Angelina is a BOSS → Would anything have changed if Harry had confided in Dumbledore? → FB3: Shame On Dumbledore → The weapon is a lie → Voldymood recaps and which events they match u…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 19 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Hungarian Horntail.We chat the importance of a low-point in a story, the magical properties of Mad-Eye's eye, and why Mary is a true Gryffindor to a fault...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISOD…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 18 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Weighing Of The Wands.We chat Harry and Ron's moral obligation to each other, why Snape is hard to like in this chapter, and why Mary goes ALL IN on Earth, Wind And Fire...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 17 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Four Champions.We chat the important use of physical structure, interweaving the plot with misdirection, and Mary goes ALL IN on Mad-Eye Moody...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE RELEA…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Goblet Of Fire.We chat the magical properties of the Goblet, why Dumbledore is the best, and we have a break down over Kid Nation...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE RELEASED CONNECT W…
 
On Episode 330 we discuss… → Half of the Swish and Flick Podcast quartet, Tiffany O’Malley and Katie Petras, join us as guests hosts! → Hermione casting spells from the start – not a movieism! → When do you think Harry realized each House was more than the Sorting Song? → The Sorting Hat: biased to Gryffindor → Hogwarts should have waited to sort u…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Beauxbatons And Durmstrang.We chat the understated power from Harry, how Ron is so suggestible and why the affects his narrative, and why the author explicitly undermines S.P.E.W. in this chapter...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Unforgivable Curses.We chat the author's long con and narrative shift, getting a popsicle headache, and why Barty Crouch Jr. is having the time of his life...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISO…
 
On Episode 329 we discuss... → No wizards in the Mediterranean? → Canon: Beauxbatons closed in 2000 → Joker, Ilvermorny student → A plus for name creativity → Other schools, deep in stereotype? → Hogwarts: racist → Hugo Award-winning co-founder of The Book Smugglers and author of "Cooking for Wizards, Warriors and Dragons" (available August 31, 202…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Mad-Eye Moody.We chat the multitude of layers behind "Moody's" interaction with Draco, Jim Dale's outstanding reading, and why Mary was kicked out of class one time...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Triwizard Tournament.We chat the sentience of Hogwarts, a perfect three-beat with Ron, and why Blake is upset because he had to pay to talk about S.P.E.W....UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISOD…
 
On Episode 328 we discuss... → Has time changed our feelings on the Epilogue? → Is all really well? → Cursed Child - wants vs. reality → Do some people not deserve a “Nineteen Years Later?” → Did “Cursed Child” ruin everything? Alison says no. → Like father, like son - tea with Hagrid → Head canon - Weasley family back to school hangout → Ron and H…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 11 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Aboard The Hogwarts Express.We chat the short but heavy lifting chapter, all kinds of foreshadowing, and why Bertha Jorkins never uses sugar in her jam...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Mayhem At The Ministry.We chat why Rita Skeeter may not be all that wrong, superb characterization at the burrow, and why Molly just needs her Egyptian Cotton sheets with the million thread count...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE …
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 9 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Dark Mark.We chat the serious turn of dark mob mentality, the use of the scattershot tone from this chapter, and why Arthur may have to consider obliviating his kids...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN …
 
On Episode 326 we discuss... → The only chapter 2 that's not from Harry's POV → What line of work was Snape's father in? → Possible early clues that Snape was the Half-Blood Prince → So much booze in this book! → Humanizing Narcissa - the Lady of the Lake → Bella's scrap of love → Who is the spinner and what is their end? → The unbreakable vow: man…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 8 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Quidditch World Cup.We chat introducing character through plot, the debate of traditionalism vs. progressivism, and what might be the funniest Different Perspective we have ever done...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A N…
 
On Episode 325 we discuss... → Why are they called Death Eaters? → The lack of math strikes again → Death Eater dynasties → Irvin's Death Eater essays - 1 | 2 | 3 → Picking things up and putting them down → The Battle of the Department of Mysteries: An Analysis of the Chase and Battle, June 1996 → Oh baby, baby…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - Bagman & Crouch.We chat the wild expansion of the wizarding world, why Mr. Roberts' brain must be mush, and we are joined by two very special guests!UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE RELEAS…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire - The Portkey.We chat the constant world building, how the author sets us up for heartbreak, and why Arthur Weasley is living his BEST life right now...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE RELEA…
 
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...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A …
 
On Episode 324, we discuss… → OotP has the best chapter titles → The five stages of grief in ONE chapter → Bargaining flipped: We start with a death and end with a life → Voldy was right about Dumbledore's willingness to sacrifice Harry! → Harry feels love most acutely through overwhelming grief → Movie adaptations... the good, the bad, the terribl…
 
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...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW …
 
On Episode 323 we discuss... → Fairy tales, fairytales, wonder tales, magic tales, fairy stories, and Märchen → "In the old times when wishing was still effective"... and how → The Dewey Decimal System for fairytales is... woah → How many of these classifications match up with Potter? Hint: a lot! → Motifs which are the foundation for all fantasy →…
 
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...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE RELEASED CONNECT WITH THE SH…
 
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...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN N…
 
On Episode 322 we discuss... → "Those who ask will always be given help... I think... maybe..." → Why does a second year discover what the beast is when nobody else can? → It must be nice, it must be nice... to have Ernie Mac on your side → Does anyone actually feed Fang while Hagrid is gone? → Aragog is sending mass emails "on the web" → Spiders a…
 
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...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW EPISODES ARE RELEASED CONN…
 
On Episode 321 we discuss... → Our podcast is old enough to have a drinking game → Slughorn wins the name game: Horace Eugene Flaccus Slughorn → Aurelia is the author of the Harry Potter books now → Armando Dippet is how old?! Aging in the wizarding world is confusing → We love old Pottermore → Is Slughorn the master networker? Hogwarts should have…
 
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...UNLOCK BONUS…
 
NOTE* This is a short preview of the commentary track for The Prisoner Of Azkaban which appears at JoinTheNerdClan.comMary and Blake provide a live-time commentary track for Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban film. In this track we discuss the time motif, the drastic change in visual language, how exposition is used to the story's advantage i…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 22 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Owl Post Again.We chat the continued use of great bookends, why Mary actually feels bad for Snape(?!), and why Harry is the kid in class that definitely eats glue...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN N…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 21 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Hermione's Secret.We chat the complicated rules of time travel, how much Dumbledore actually knows, and why Madame Pomfrey is probably a member of the Dharma Initiative...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION …
 
On Episode 320 we discuss... → Descriptive dialogue and how to write it → Exam study stress is REAL → Is the Hogwarts' school calendar indicative of the UK's schedule? → #FantasticBeastsRightToLive → Are the tortoises alive?? The Rock Kittens return! → Katy, say no to drugs! Can Cheering Charms be as addictive/harmful as Felix Felicis? → Humidifier…
 
The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 20 of Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban - The Dementor's Kiss.We chat the contrast of Sirius' human and inhuman form, the emotional catharsis point, and why Blake's soul literally leaves his body for 2 good seconds this episode...UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE SUBSCRIBE TO GE…
 
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