15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts Ranked (2021)

Podcasts are a great way to entertain yourself, especially if you need to do something else at the same time. Harry Potter is a franchise that ended a while back but the fandom remained alive throughout the medium of podcasts, with many touching on the franchise and even centered around it completely. So which ones are the best?

The best Harry Potter podcasts are Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, MugglecCast, The Real Weird Sisters, Accio Politics!, Swish and Flick: A Harry Potter Podcast, Unspoiled, Alohamora, Goblet of Wine, Just Keep Rowling, Potterless Podcast, The Reading, Potterversity; A Potter Studies Podcast, Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them, The Quibbler, We Solemnly Swear and Hogwarts Radio.

To make sure you pick the right one for you make sure to keep reading this article since it gives a brief description of all of these podcasts and what they are about.

1. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a weekly podcast released in English. It was started in 2016 by regular hosts Vanessa Zoltan and Casper Ter Kuile. Besides the two founders, there are a few guest hosts which make appearances from time to time. A few months after its commencement the podcast charted number two on the US iTunes Charts.

The premise of the podcast is the hosts going through a certain chapter or a character from the book series but looking at it through a specific perspective such as friendship or vulnerability. Many of the fans describe the podcast as “Bible studies” for Harry Potter fans.

Check out their website.

2. MugglecCast Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

MuggleCast is a Harry Potter centered podcast started in 2005. The podcast has four regular hosts Andrew Sims, who founded the podcast, Micah Tannenbaum, co-host Eric Scull, and Laura Tee. 

The podcast offers a wide array of topics, ranging from the original series to all of the added properties and new stories J.K.Rowling added to the Harry Potter universe.

There is a clear demand for this form of media since Mugglecast remains one of the most popular Harry Potter podcasts with over 50 000 monthly listeners.

Check out their website.

3. The Real Weird Sisters Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

The Real Weird Sisters podcast is hosted by two sisters who self-identify as having their lives defined by the Harry Potter series. The sisters are publicly known for their love of Harry Potter and both were featured on the news regarding the topic, Alice as the girl who read the Half-Blood Prince overnight and Martha while in line for the midnight premiere of Deathly Hallows Part 2. 

The podcast deals with many different subjects, such as character analysis, book club episodes, and episodes regarding special topics in the books.

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4. Accio Politics! Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Accio Politics is a podcast created by the Muggle.Net. The podcast is hosted by Adri, Helene, and K. Alex. The hosts bring their experience with the series.

The podcast deals with the book series in a way where the hosts read the books, chapter by chapter, and then discuss political events in the Wizarding world. The podcast touches upon the inner workings of the wizarding world and Political influence, with special regard to questions concerning the truth, power, and connections as well as the parallel to real-life politics. 

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5. Swish and Flick: A Harry Potter Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Swish and Flick is a podcast hosted by four friends, Tiffany, Megan, Katie, and Sarah. Each of the friends belongs to a different Hogwarts house. The podcast is updated weekly and it consists of rereading the series chapter by chapter.

Swish and Flick is a great choice for any long term fans since the hosts fill in the content from the books with information we learn later in the series and the things J.K. Rowling later added to the series. Besides the books, the hosts also discuss popular fan theories and ideas of their own.

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6. Unspoiled Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Unspoiled comes from creators with a few different podcasts. The Harry Potter one has a particularly interesting premise. The hosts of the podcasts also have a reading of the books available on their website.

The two hosts Natasha and Roshawn revisit the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and discuss it. The simple twist that makes the podcast so entertaining is that one of the hosts, Natasha, has read the series and knows everything while the other one, Roshawn, hasn’t. 

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7. Alohomora Podcast 

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Alohomora is another MuggleNet produced podcast and is one of the most popular out there. The podcast was started in April 2012 with the goal of rereading the entire series in mind.

The podcast is hosted by MuggleNet staff and a new guest hosts every episode. Guest hosts are usually listeners but on some occasions, the staff brings in a special guest such as Chris Rankin who played Percy Weasley, or Warwick Davis who played Professor Flitwick. Once the book is wrapped up the staff pus out two episodes as a wrap and commentary on the entire book before moving on to the next one.

Although the podcast finished covering the original book series in 2016 it has since expanded to other Harry Potter media and is still alive and well.

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8. Goblet of Wine Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

This podcast is hosted by two friends who happen to be lifelong Harry Potter fans. The podcast was started in 2018 and has two new episodes every month. Goblet of Wine is best described as a combination of literature critique and a drunken mess (in a good way).

The podcast consists of Hannah and Charlie re-reading the book series as adults. The two British girls discuss the content of the books over a drink or two. The podcast is perfect for older, longtime fans since it provides the listeners with an adult look into the series. The hosts provide a look through the series pointing out the plot holes and questionable moments of the series. 

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9. Just Keep Rowling Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Just Keep Rowling is a weekly podcast hosted by Ellen and Keighty. The podcast consists of the two hosts comparing the source material from the book series to their movie adaptation. 

The Podcast is further deepened by the hosts’ addition of writing and filmmaking knowledge which help break the movies and books further apart. The hosts also have a knowledge and understanding of the Harry Potter universe which makes the podcast much more interesting.

The podcast is a great choice for anyone who wants a more in-depth analysis of the Harry Potter lore from a more critical perspective.

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10. Potterless Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Potterles podcast is updated weekly and it follows the host Mike Schubert. The episodes follow Mike reading the series for the first time. He is accompanied by Harry Potter fans who read alongside him and poke fun at all the plot holes and his predictions about the course of the series.

The podcast is an extremely entertaining watch whether you haven’t ever read the book series or you just want to remind yourself of the content of the books since the host is entertaining and often dubbed the real-life Lee Jordan.

Check out their website.

11. Potterversity: A Potter Studies Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

This is yet another podcast produced by MuggleNet, The hosts, Katy McDaniel and Emily Strand focus their podcast on the scholarship of J.K.Rowling’s works. The podcast was started in 2017 with an episode that celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter.

The podcast features the most prominent researchers and ideas in the field of Potter studies today.

Check them out on Audioboom.

12. Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them is a bimonthly podcast more suited for people who are looking for a different approach to the Harry Potter series after it ended. It presents an alternative for fans who enjoy fanfiction and don’t have a desire for rereading the books.

The hosts read through many different types of fan fiction whether you prefer the usual cringe-fest most fanfics are or a genuinely good one there will be something for you and there is a handy guide on the podcast’s website to help you navigate through the genres.

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13. The Quibbler Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

The Quibbler is a book club-style podcast. The hosts lead you through different episodes that discuss different elements of the books, with one episode being devoted to one specific subject.

The subject of the podcast range from in-depth character analysis all the way to specific things mentioned in the series such as Quidditch.

Check them out on SoundCloud.

14. We Solemnly Swear Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

We Solemnly Swear is a bimonthly podcast hosted by a group of MickOlsen sisters. They started the podcast to share their love for Harry Potter and everything related to the wizarding universe. The podcast provides a deeper look into elements of the Wizarding world such as the exploration of Hogwarts and its many different rooms.

Check them out on TuneIn.

15. Hogwarts Radio Podcast

15 Best Harry Potter Podcasts

Hogwarts Radio is updated a bit rarer than the other ones on this list. It is hosted by adamant Potterheads keeping the fandom alive by discussing fan theories and talking about any news regarding the wizarding world. It is an extremely interesting listen since it is hosted by people who are passionate about the subject.

Check out their website.

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