“Potterversity” Episode 21: “David Martin FTW!”

David Martin, one of the winners of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, talks about his amazing experience on the show.



In this episode, Katy and Emily talk with our friend David Martin about being on the victorious Hufflepuff team on the Tournament of Houses quiz show, which aired on TBS from November to December 2021. He tells us how the auditions went, what it was like to be on the show, which questions most stumped him, what it’s like to have become a social media star, and why he is a lifelong Hufflepuff. Be warned: There are spoilers!

David also shares with us some of his scholarly analysis on why the wizarding world seems stuck back in time, the cultural significance of Mr. Weasley’s love of plugs, wizard dating tips, and the significance of particular trees in the Harry Potter series. Whether you’re a Harry Potter trivia whiz or not, you will love the good humor, sharp insights, and behind-the-scenes dishing in this episode.

In our special segment, David sticks around to talk with us about books Potter readers might enjoy after finishing the series. You’ll definitely want to try some of these fiction and nonfiction works. And you can add to your list David’s new book, Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches and Other Thoughts about Harry Potter, which is out now and available for purchase.

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Laurie Beckoff

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 when I was six and continued through a bachelor's thesis and master's dissertation on medievalism in the series. I'm a Gryffindor from New York City with a passion for theatre, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and science fiction.