Season Four (GoF Overview)

Listen in to the Muffliato Podcast where Josh and Blake fill your ears to prevent you from hearing nearby conversations. Each week we explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter and bring you along with us.

#084 | ‘Padfoot Returns’ | GoF Overview (27)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 27: Padfoot Returns.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Fame & Humiliation
  3. Character Development– Sirius Black, Harry/Snape, Bartemius Crouch
  4. World Building– Veritaserum
  5. Foreshadowing– Dark Mark

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#083 | ‘The Second Task’ | GoF Overview (26)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 26: The Second Task.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Loyalty/friendship, ‘Moral Fiber’
  3. Character Development– Harry Potter
  4. World Building– Unicorn Foals, Gilly-Weed, Merpeople, The Great Lake/Black Lake
  5. Significance– Harry survives the second task and moves on

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The Great Lake
https://www.wizardingworld.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-great-lake

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#082 | ‘The Egg and the Eye’ | GoF Overview (25)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 25: The Egg and the Eye.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Appearance & Reality
  3. Character Development– Moaning Myrtle, Snape/Mad-Eye
  4. World Building– Prefects Bathroom
  5. Foreshadowing– Moody and the Marauder’s Map. The one thing Moody hates is a death eater who got free (looking at snape on the map).
  6. Significance– Harry knows what he has to do for the second task. Harry no longer has access to the Marauder’s map.

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#081 | ‘Rita Skeeter’s Scoop’ | GoF Overview (24)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 24: Rita Skeeter’s Scoop.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Character Development– Prof. Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Ludo Bagman
  3. World Building– Unicorns, Goblin Language (Gobbledegook), Do lawyers exist in the wizarding world?
  4. Foreshadowing– Rita Skeeter
  5. Significance– Our trio comes to the defense of Hagrid and his family status. Harry is resolved to use Cedric’s clue about the egg.

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#080 | ‘The Yule Ball’ | GoF Overview (23)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 23: The Yule Ball.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– hmmm
  3. Character Development– Harry Potter, Padma and Parvati Patil, Jealous Ron
  4. World Building– The Yule Ball
  5. Literary Devices– Pocketed It
  6. Foreshadowing– Dumbledore talking about the curious room…Room of Requirement?
  7. Significance– Madame Maxime denies her giant ancestry and rejects Hagrid in the moment he admits his half-giant status to her. Harry get’s a clue/hint from Cedric Diggory about the Golden Egg.

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#079 | ‘The Unexpected Task’ | GoF Overview (22)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 22: The Unexpected Task.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Teenage Angst
  3. Character Development– Harry, Ginny, Hermione
  4. World Building– The Yule Ball, The Hogwarts Girls, Beozar
  5. Literary Devices– Chapter Title
  6. Significance– This chapter gives service to the Harry/Cho subplot, as well as the Hermione/Ron relationship

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#078 | ‘The House-Elf Liberation Front’ | GoF Overview (21)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 21: The House-Elf Liberation Front.

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#077 | ‘The First Task’ | GoF Overview (20)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 20: The First Task.

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#076 | ‘The Hungarian Horntail’ | GoF Overview (19)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 19: The Hungarian Horntail.

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#075 | ‘The Weighing of the Wands’ | GoF Overview (18)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 18: The Weighing of the Wands.

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