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.

#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.

BONUS EPISODE | ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Movie’



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh celebrate the completion of 'The Philosophers' Stone' with a discussion of the movie adaptation. They discuss casting choices, movie/book comparisons, and award some house points for the best performances.

Episode Outline

  1. Movie Background
  2. Key Players
  3. Reception
  4. What-Ifs
  5. Visual Effects
  6. Awards

#017 | ‘The Man with Two Faces’ | TPS Overview (17)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 17: The Man with Two Faces.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme–  Life, Death, and Resurrection
  3. Character Development– Quirrell’s ‘second face’ and Dumbledore’s knowledge of events
  4. Literary Device– Climax and Reveal
  5. Foreshadowing– Snape’s vindication, the first of many
  6. Significance– Voldemort revealed and Harry’s protection developed

#016 | ‘Through the Trapdoor’ | TPS Overview (16)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 16: Through the Trapdoor.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Teamwork
  3. Character Development– Harry’s bravery and selflessness
  4. World Building– The protection of the Philosopher's stone
  5. Literary Device– Poetic Puzzles
  6. Foreshadowing– Harry’s recurring nightmare and Voldemort’s plans for Hogwarts
  7. Significance– Harry understands there are more important things than house points

#015 | ‘The Forbidden Forest’ | TPS Overview (15)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 15: The Forbidden Forest.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Danger and Divination
  3. Character Development– McGonagall’s scepticism of fortune-telling
  4. World Building– Centaurs, werewolves, and unicorns
  5. Literary Device– Prophecy/Foretelling
  6. Foreshadowing– Voldemort’s return foretold
  7. Significance– This chapter hints that there is a significant war coming