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.

#005 | ‘Diagon Alley’ | TPS Overview (5)



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 5: Diagon Alley.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme–  Discovery
  3. Character Development– Introduction of Malfoy, Quirrell, and others
  4. World Building– Diagon Alley: everything from Apothecaries to Owleries
  5. Literary Device– the MacGuffin
  6. Foreshadowing– The twin wand-cores
  7. Significance– Hagrid collects the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry meets Hedwig

Extra Links:

Learn more about Professor Quirrell
Learn more about King’s Cross Station
Learn more about Olivander
Learn more about the Leaky Cauldron 

#004 | ‘The Keeper of the Keys’ | TPS Overview (4)



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 4: The Keeper of the Keys.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Secrecy/Revelation
  3. Character Development– Hagrid’s introduction and mentioning of Hogwarts faculty
  4. World Building– The first time Harry sees intentional magic in a decade
  5. Literary Device– Expositional Character
  6. Foreshadowing– Horcruxes and Lily Potter’s protective charm
  7. Significance– “Harry – yer a wizard”

#003 | ‘The Letters from No One’ | TPS Overview (3)



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 3: The Letters from No One.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme–  Us vs. Them mentality
  3. Character Development– The Dursleys utter rejection of the magical world
  4. World Building– Hogwarts, Wizard Post, Owls, Smeltings, and Stonewall High.
  5. Literary Device– Suspense: what does the letter say? Who wrote it? Will Harry be able to read it?
  6. Foreshadowing– The resilience of Harry Potter
  7. Significance– The Dursleys have been keeping things from Harry

Extra Links:

Learn more about the owls 

#002 | ‘The Vanishing Glass’ | TPS Overview (2)



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 2: The Vanishing Glass.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Captivity: Harry and the Snake
  3. Character Development– The odd things that happen to Harry
  4. World Building– Parseltongue and British-isms
  5. Literary Device– Temporal Marker: ten years pass between chapters 1 & 2.
  6. Foreshadowing– “Strange things often happened around Harry”, an incredible understatement
  7. Significance– The introduction of Harry’s magical abilities

#001 | ‘The Boy Who Lived’ | TPS Overview (1)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Community, Belonging, and Beginnings. Us vs. Them mentality in Harry Potter.
  3. Character Development– Introductions of key characters, and traits that develop further in the series.
  4. World Building– Muggles, wizards, the Deluminator, Apparition, and more.
  5. Literary Device– Point of View of the series: Third Person Limited Omniscient.
  6. Foreshadowing– The reason why Harry was dropped at the Dursleys.
  7. Significance– Introduction to the magical world.

TRAILER | ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’



Episode Summary

Welcome to Muffliato, a Harry Potter Podcast where we fill your ears to prevent you from hearing nearby conversations. We're Josh and Blake and each week we explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Our journey starts where people first met Harry, Hogwarts, and the magical world: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Each week our podcast will take a deep dive through the chapters of the first book in JK Rowling’s best-selling series. So get your ears ready and subscribe to ‘Muffliato’ to join with us as we continue talking about the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter.