Episodes of Muffliato: A Harry Potter Podcast

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.

#106 | ‘Professor Umbridge’ | OotP Overview (12)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 12: Professor Umbridge.

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#105 | ‘The Sorting Hat’s New Song’ | OotP Overview (11)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 11: The Sorting Hat's New Song.

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#104 | ‘Luna Lovegood’ | OotP Overview (10)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode, they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 10: Luna Lovegood.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Embarrassment, Unsettling
  3. Character Development– Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang
  4. World Building– Thestrals, Mimbulus Mimbletonia, The Quibbler
  5. Literary Devices– Foil
  6. Significance– Harry goes back to school, baby!

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘Harry Potter vs Artificial Intelligence…Part 2’



Episode Summary

Blake takes to A.I (Artificial Intelligence) again to see how it answers some more of the most random of questions about Harry Potter and the Wizarding world.

Questions:

  1. If Hogwarts hosted a talent show, what unique talent would each of the main characters showcase?
  2. If the Sorting Hat were to sort famous historical figures into Hogwarts houses, where would they go?
  3. What are 5 new 'Skiving Snackbox' flavours and effects could the Weasley Twins try next?
  4. If the Marauder's Map could reveal one secret about Hogwarts that nobody knows, what would it be?
  5. If Harry Potter characters were to form a rock band, who would play which instruments and what would their band name be?
  6. If Hogwarts offered a class on magical cuisine and cooking, what dishes and recipes might be taught, and which characters would be the top chefs of that dish?

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#103 | ‘The Woes of Mrs. Weasley’ | OotP Overview (9)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode, they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 9: The Woes of Mrs. Weasley.

Episode Outline

  1. Listener Question– “I would think that house elves should be able to apparate into Hogwarts. Can you get into more why you're assuming they can't? Thank you!”
  2. Chapter Summary
  3. Key Theme– Family and Fear
  4. Character Development– Mrs Weasley, Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger

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#102 | ‘The Hearing’ | OotP Overview (8)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode, they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 8: The Hearing.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Justice
  3. Character Development– Dumbledore, Cornelius Fudge, Dolores Umbridge
  4. World Building– Courtroom #10
  5. Significance– Harry is cleared of all charges. Figgy is Harry’s superstar

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘Harry Potter vs Artificial Intelligence…Part 1’



Episode Summary

Blake takes to A.I (Artificial Intelligence) to see how it answers the most random of questions about Harry Potter and the Wizarding world.

Questions:

  1. If Harry Potter were to marry an older woman from the series who do you think it should be?
  2. What famous people in the 'muggle world' would have the best reasoning to be witches and wizards in secret?
  3. What order would you put the Harry Potter books in from worst to best?
  4. Who would win in a fight, Harry Potter or A.I.?
  5. If Harry, Ron and Hermione all had to arm wrestle, who would win and why?
  6. If Harry were to have gotten kicked out of school and had to open up a store in Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade, what store would it be and what would he sell?
  7. If Harry Potter and Ginny were to have 5 more kids what would their names be?

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#101 | ‘The Ministry of Magic’ | OotP Overview (7)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 7: The Ministry of Magic.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Anxiety
  3. Character Development– Harry Potter, Amelia Susan Bones, Eric Munch, Rufus Scrimgeour
  4. World Building– The Ministry of Magic
  5. Significance– The Ministry of Magic changed the time of the hearing. Hoping to make it all worse for Harry.

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100 | ‘The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black’ | OotP Overview (6)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode, they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 6: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Family Legacy and Prejudice
  3. Character Development– Kreacher, Alphard Black, Regulus Black, Phineas Nigellus Black, Araminta Meliflua, Elladora Black (aunt of Sirius)
  4. World Building– Doxy, Skiving Snackbox
  5. Foreshadowing– Locket
  6. Significance– 100TH CHAPTER OF THE SERIES

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#099 | ‘The Order of the Phoenix’ | OotP Overview (5)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this episode they examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 5: The Order of the Phoenix.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Answers
  3. Character Development– Millicent Bagnold, Molly Weasley
  4. World Building– Green smoke that smells like burning socks
  5. Significance– Harry finally gets some answers.

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