Season Two (CS 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.

#026 | ‘The Writing on the Wall’ | CoS Overview (9)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 9: The Writing on the Wall.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Panic & Prejudice
  3. Character Development– Gilderoy Lockhart and his desire for attention 
  4. World Building– Polyjuice Potion
  5. Foreshadowing– Moaning Myrtle’s Bathroom
  6. Significance– The Chamber of Secrets explained

#025 | ‘The Deathday Party’ | CoS Overview (8)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 8: The Deathday Party.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Revelation
  3. Character Development– The Headless Hunt and Argus Filch
  4. Foreshadowing– The Vanishing Cabinet
  5. Significance– The first attack from Slytherin’s monster

#024 | ‘Mudbloods and Murmours’ | CoS Overview (7)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 7: Mudbloods and Murmurs.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Conflict and Corruption
  3. Character Development– Draco’s prejudice and Hagrid’s dislike of Lockhart
  4. Literary Device– Colin Creevey as a re-introduction
  5. Foreshadowing– Ron’s backfiring wand and Tom Riddle’s special service award
  6. Significance– Harry hears Slytherin’s monster 

#023 | ‘Gilderoy Lockhart’ | CoS Overview (6)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 6: Gilderoy Lockhart.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Fame and Phonies
  3. Character Development– Gilderoy Lockhart
  4. Literary Device– Exaggerated Character Traits
  5. Foreshadowing– Mandrakes and Muggle-borns
  6. Significance– Gilderoy’s ineptitude confirmed

#022 | ‘The Whomping Willow’ | CoS Overview (5)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 5: The Whomping Willow.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Overindulgence-
  3. Character Development– Dumbledore as a firm, yet fair headmaster
  4. Literary Device– Varied arrivals at Hogwarts
  5. Foreshadowing– Ginny’s Diary and Ron’s Wand
  6. Significance– Introduction of Whomping Willow

#021 | ‘At Flourish and Blotts’ | CoS Overview (4)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 4: At Flourish and Blotts.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Pride & Appearances
  3. Character Development– The ‘Dark Lord’s’ Followers and the Weasley’s financial trouble. 
  4. Literary Device– Foils
  5. Foreshadowing– Cursed Items
  6. Significance– Ginny and the Diary

#020 | ‘The Burrow’ | CoS Overview (3)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 3: The Burrow.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Escape & Acceptance
  3. Character Development– The Weasley Family
  4. Literary Device– Harry’s ironic escape
  5. Foreshadowing– Gilderoy’s character and Ginny’s affection
  6. Significance– Harry experiences the love of a family

#019 | ‘Dobby’s Warning’ | CoS Overview (2)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 2: Dobby's Warning.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Powerlessness
  3. Character Development– Vernon Dursley’s general distastefulness
  4. Literary Device– Restrictions and rules within the magical world
  5. Foreshadowing– The threat this year will be connected, yet distinct from Voldemort
  6. Significance– Harry meets Dobby

#018 | ‘The Worst Birthday’ | CoS Overview (1)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 1: The Worst Birthday.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Loneliness
  3. Character Development–  Dursley’s dislike continues, Dobby
  4. Literary Device– Recap and Settings
  5. Foreshadowing– Harry’s Yearly return to the Dursleys
  6. Significance– Harry’s heroism at Hogwarts goes unrecognised at the Dursleys

Extras

TRAILER | ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh preview their upcoming discussion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Our journey continues as Harry, and his best friends Ron and Hermione face new and dark challenges in their second year at Hogwarts. Each week our podcast will take a deep dive through the chapters of the second book in JK Rowling’s best-selling series: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. So ready your wands and subscribe to the Muffliato podcast to join us as we continue talking about the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. 

Stay tuned for the release of next week's episode: 'The Worst Birthday' COS Chapter 1.