Yesterday marked the twentieth anniversary of the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was obviously cause for celebration. In honor of the event Spotify decided to dive into its streaming data and do some conjuring of its own. Turns out these are the five most popular Harry Potter podcasts to satisfy your magical appetite.
With the podcast Potterless we follow Mike Shubert’s journey as he reads the Harry Potter series for the first time. Each week he covers a portion of the story as he makes predictions and pokes fun at plot holes. Don’t worry accompanying him are true potterheads to set him straight.
Relive the magic of Harry Potter with Vanessa Zoltan and Matt Potts in the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. The idea here is that “reading fiction doesn’t just help us escape the world, it helps us live in it”. So yes the Harry Potter books are instructive and inspirational texts that teach us about our own lives. A great reason to dive back into the world of Hogwarts.
Swish and Flick: A Harry Potter Podcast is a book club style experience launched by four friends. Join them as they explore unknown areas with fan theories and come up with some ideas of their own. It feels like reading the books with a bunch of friends, while sharing insights and gaining a new perspective on the stories.
If you’re looking for entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about the wizarding world, then MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast is your new pastime. The podcast is hosted by four life-long friends and keeps your potterhead belly full with discussions about the latest news. the video games, the fandom, theme parks and more.
Last but not least we have PotterCast: The Harry Potter Podcast by Mischief Media. Pottercast has been going strong since 2005 and is a great place to stop for all things Harry Potter. Tune in for celebrations, discussions and interviews with the Harry Potter creators and actors.
That’s it for the podcasts, but we have more to look forward to. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the very first Harry Potter movie Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grind will be getting together for a special reunion show: “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”. Check it out on HBO Max in January 2022.