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.

BONUS EPISODE | ‘Podcast Update Coming Into 2024’



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh are back after a solid break. Sorry to make you wait but here's an update of what's to come. We can't wait to get back into it all.

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ | FToYJJ #2



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh complete 'The Goblet of Fire' and begin a mini-series recapping the first three Harry Potter books with a macro lens. It’s time to talk to snakes and recap Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ | FToYJJ #1



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh complete 'The Goblet of Fire' and begin a mini-series recapping the first three Harry Potter books with a macro lens. In this episode, they talk about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘For Those of You Just Joining Us’



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh complete 'The Goblet of Fire' and begin a mini-series recapping the first three Harry Potter books with a macro lens.

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BONUS EPISODE – ‘The Goblet of Fire Movie’



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh celebrate the completion of 'The Goblet of Fire' 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. Special Moments
  5. Questions
  6. Visual Effects
  7. Awards

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘One Star Reviews…Ep1’



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh know that not everyone loves Harry Potter...but some people rate it only 1 star out of 5! We discuss a few 1-star reviews.

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#094 | ‘The Beginning’ | GoF Overview (37)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 37: The Beginning.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Blackmail/Secrets.
  3. Character Development– Rita Skeeter, Harry Potter, Ludo Bagman, Dumbledore
  4. Literary Devices– Last lines.
  5. Foreshadowing– Gifting the Weasley twins the Triwizard winnings to fund their joke shop.
  6. Significance– Dumbledore wants Harry to return home first before going to the Weasley’s. Dumbledore's speech to all Hogwarts students and guests.

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#093 | ‘The Parting of the Ways’ | GoF Overview (36)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 36: The Parting of the Ways.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Denial.
  3. Character Development– Cornelius Fudge. Refuses to believe that Voldemort had returned because he preferred to choose the course of action that was easy rather than that which was right.
  4. World Building– Binding & Wand Magic.
  5. Foreshadowing– The disagreement/conflict between the headmaster and minister is set up for the next book.
  6. Significance– The next wizard war begins.

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BONUS EPISODE | ‘Literary Allusions, Influences, and an Old Article’



Episode Summary

Join Josh as he introduces a new mini-series for bonus episodes focusing on the Literary Influences on JK Rowling and Literary references in the Harry Potter books.

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#092 | ‘Veritaserum’ | GoF Overview (35)



Episode Summary

Blake and Josh begin their discussion of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 35: Veritaserum.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Confession
  3. Character Development– Harry, Dumbledore, Mrs Crouch, Winky
  4. World Building– Elf Magic, Seven-Lock Trunk
  5. Literary Devices– The Reveal/Payoff
  6. Significance– Answer to so many of our questions

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