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.

#033 | ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ | CoS Overview (16)



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 16: The Chamber of Secrets.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Despair
  3. Character Development– Ginny’s last attempt to confess
  4. Literary Device– Rising Action
  5. Significance– The Monster Revealed

#032 | ‘Aragog’ | CoS Overview (15)



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 15: Aragog.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Exoneration
  3. Character Development– Aragog and Moaning Myrtle
  4. Literary Device– JKR’s use of the Callback
  5. Foreshadowing– The Malfoys’ pride and eventual fall
  6. Significance– Hagrid’s innocence and further clues

Extras

https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Acromantula

#031 | ‘Cornelius Fudge’ | CoS Overview (14)



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 14: Cornelius Fudge.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Dreadful Discovery
  3. Character Development– Cornelius Fudge, Neville Chamberlain, and Lucius Malfoy
  4. World Building– Hogwarts electives
  5. Foreshadowing– Year three courses and time turners
  6. Significance– Dumbledore and Hagrid ousted

#030 | ‘The Very Secret Diary’ | CoS Overview (13)



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 13: The Very Secret Diary.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Memory and Manipulation
  3. Character Development– Riddle, his peers and professors 
  4. World Building– Horcruxes
  5. Foreshadowing– Harry’s connection to horcruxes
  6. Significance– We meet Tom Riddle

#029 | ‘The Polyjuice Potion’ | CoS Overview (12)



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 12: The Polyjuice Potion.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Revelation
  3. Character Development– Ginny’s rough first year
  4. World Building– Dumbledore’s Office
  5. Foreshadowing– Phoenixes and their abilities
  6. Significance– We learn the heir of Slytherin is not Malfoy

Extras

https://www.wizardingworld.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/polyjuice-potion

https://milanote.com/the-work/how-jk-rowling-mapped-out-the-plot

BONUS EPISODE | ‘Our Favourite Books and Movies – RANKED’



Episode Summary

In this BONUS EPISODE, Blake and Josh take a deep dive into their top books and movies. Find out how they each rank the Harry Potter book series as well as the movie series.

Episode Outline

  1. Blake's Favourite Books
  2. Josh's Favourite Books
  3. Blake's Favourite Movies
  4. Josh's Favourite Movies

#028 | ‘The Duelling Club’ | CoS Overview (11)



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 11: The Duelling Club.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Discovery and Doubt
  3. Character Development– Ron jumping to conclusions 
  4. World Building– Wizard Duels and Parseltongue
  5. Foreshadowing– Spiders and Roosters
  6. Significance– Harry learns his favourite spell

#027 | ‘The Rogue Bludger’ | CoS Overview (10)



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 10: The Rogue Bludger.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Chaos and Confusion
  3. Character Development– Dobby and rules for House Elves
  4. World Building– Quidditch rules and regulations (or the lack thereof)
  5. Literary Device– Sleight of Hand
  6. Foreshadowing– ‘The question is not who...The question is how.’
  7. Significance– First human attack by Slytherin’s monster, and the Chamber’s existence confirmed

#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