MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcastAuthor: MuggleNet.com and Hypable.com
21 Feb 2018

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

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MuggleCast is the most-listened to Harry Potter podcast online, and the only one to release on a regular and timely schedule. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners the most entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, and more!

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    Episode #355: Fudged

    * Eric is back! * News covers John Williams, Cursed Child, Digital Illustrated Editions and Allison Sudol * A new segment called The Pensieve debuts, as we look back at parts of the Potter series now that we're older! * Our first discussion centers around Cornelius Fudge and his denial of Voldemort's return * Fudge refuses to believe credible sources such as Dumbledore and Harry * Comparisons are made to present-day politics  * For more discussion on Potter Politics, be sure to check out Episode 162 * Main Discussion: How many editions of the Potter series is too many? * The hosts share how many versions of each book they currently own * Patrons weigh in with their thoughts, including one listener who has more than 200 copies! * Owl Post covers Ebbingdales, Jacob in Paris and a new Quidditch film series * We have a big Patreon announcement and share plans for 2018 * Quizzitch: What famous Quidditch player died after encountering a Chimera, and has a wing in St. Mungo's Hospital named after him? Bonus: What's the specialty of the wing? * We'll see you in two weeks!

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2018

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    Episode #354: Yates On Mute

    * Eric...? Eric...? * Slug Club member Ken joins the show * Guessing Game: How many books has the Harry Potter series sold to date? How many do we think are duplicate copies? * Eric...? Eric...? * We respond to David Yates' recent comments about how Dumbledore's sexuality will play into Fantastic Beasts 2 * Saying that "all fans are aware of that" has not sat well with...well...the fans * JKR and the Wizarding World preach inclusion and acceptance but have shied away from embracing LGBTQ characters * That said, Dumbledore still needs to be introduced in the Fantastic Beasts series and fans need to learn about his history with Grindelwald's * We haven't seen Jude Law's portrayal of Dumbledore and we know he spent time learning about the character from Rowling * Rowling is the screenwriter, she's the one who knows the backstory and she has four films to tell it * Eric...? Eric...? * In honor of Groundhog's Day we each create a weather-predicting fantastic beast * Southern Hagrid makes an appearance * Owl Post covers last weekend's Celebration of Harry Potter * Voicemails return! * Quizzitch: In Chapter 10 of Half-Blood Prince, "The House of Gaunt," Hermione is seen working on an essay entitled what? * Eric...? Eric...?

  • Posted on 05 Feb 2018

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    Episode #353: Globus Mundi

    * Micah and Andrew attend A Celebration of Harry Potter in Orlando * We try Butterbeer tequila at Antojitos in Universal CityWalk * Cast Q&A with Natalia Tena (Tonks), Stanislav Ianevski (Krum), James & Oliver Phelps (Weasley twins) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny) * Pottermore announces a new Quidditch Through The Ages audiobook * Harry Potter: The Exhibition is headed to Milan in May * Guests were treated to a great performance from the first four films by the Orlando Philharmonic * The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle debut at the Wizarding World * Micah tries hot Butterbeer… and Dragon Scale ale… and Hog's Head Brew * On Saturday we hit the expo floor to check out all of the vendors * The original Goblet of Fire and the Hogwarts letter spitter were among the special effects on display from the Studio Tour in London * We caught up with MinaLima, the graphic designers of the Harry Potter films, demoed the new Hogwarts Mystery mobile game and got a virtual reality tour of Newt's suitcase * Scholastic gave us a glimpse at some concept art for the 20th anniversary editions as well as let us step inside a life-size version of Sorcerer's Stone * Just what in the world is Globus Mundi? Andrew hopes to be a trendsetter this November! * We touch on how we think the celebration can be improved in future years, including more Fantastic Beasts integration * Be sure to check out our newest sponsor BrightCellars.com/MuggleCast for an amazing offer

  • Posted on 28 Jan 2018

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    #352: Non–MagiqueCast

    - Slug Club member Alex joins the show - Scholastic announces 20th anniversary editions for all seven Potter books, but they're kinda disappointing. - Eddie Redmayne talks Crimes of Grindelwald bringing us closer to the Potter series - Our thoughts on the new Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery video game trailer - Main Discussion: Book Covers - We compare the U.S. and UK book covers from Sorcerer's Stone to Deathly Hallows. Which of each is better? - The hosts name their top 3 original Potter book covers and give one honorable mention - Check out our interview with U.S. illustrator Mary Grandpre back on Episode 172 - Patreon Question of the Week: Which Potter title would you change and why? - Owl Post covers This Week in MuggleCast History, an interesting Fantastic Beasts quote from JKR and last week's discussion on Merope Gaunt - Quizzitch: Which character was chosen by all four Ilvermorny houses? - Andrew and Micah are headed to Orlando for A Celebration of Harry Potter (keep an eye out for meetup info) In Bonus MuggleCast, available on Patreon, we discuss which cover should have completely gone back to the drawing board, and which cover best depicts Harry at his current age?

  • Posted on 22 Jan 2018

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    Episode #351: Wear and Tear

    - Slug Club member Ashley joins the show - Jude Law sits down with JKR to learn about Dumbledore's character - Chamber of Secrets gets the House Edition treatment (and so will the rest of the series) - Nighttime shows are coming to Wizarding World Orlando while Cursed Child rehearsals begin on Broadway - Dan Radcliffe weighs in on the Johnny Depp/Grindelwald debate - Ashley has her own discussion ready for the show and wants to know how Jacob will get his memory back? - She breaks down what we know about memory charms to date and characters who've experienced them - How exactly can a memory charm be broken? How much does Jacob remember by the end of Fantastic Beasts? - Since the Swooping Evil venom is supposed to erase bad memories, is there a chance Jacob's memory wasn't fully erased? - Will Jacob regain his memory in full? Will it be over time through a series of flashbacks through Fantastic Beasts 2? - Did the murtlap bite somehow prevent him from losing his full memory? - Could JKR offer further education on memory charms via Pottermore to prepare us? - Main Discussion: The Gaunt Family - Given Voldemort's recent birthday, we take a look at his family: Merope, Morfin and Marvolo - Is there anything we actually like about these characters? - Andrew gets incestuous asking if the other hosts would ever marry their cousins - Could we ever love somebody after we found out they had us under a spell? - Should Tom Riddle Sr. have sought out his son and tried to raise him? - We discuss the distinction between Tom Riddle Jr. and Voldemort being able to love - Do we see the Gaunt family playing a role in future Fantastic Beasts films? - Email and text messages cover the Wizarding World's third expansion and the Potter films moving to HBO - This Week in MuggleCast history looks at Episodes 72, 128, 168 and 189 - Quizzitch: To whom, in the Harry Potter universe, is Mark Evans related?

  • Posted on 15 Jan 2018

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