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17 Oct 2018

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

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MuggleCast is the most-listened to Harry Potter podcast (http://www.mugglecast.com) 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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    #389: Quirky Walrus

    * This week's episode is brought to you by [ZipRecruiter](http://www.ziprecruiter.com/mugglecast) and [Bombas](http://www.bombas.com/mugglecast)!  * News covers Harry Potter: A History of Magic in NYC, Beedle The Bard Illustrated Edition and a cool Funko Advent Calendar * The hosts try and guess the official runtime of the Crimes of Grindelwald and analyze recently released photos and posters * Fans can see Crimes of Grindelwald early at your their AMC! * We take voicemails on Nagini, Moody, Cursed Child, Hogwarts Mystery and more * Chapter-by-Chapter continues with 'The Half-Blood Prince' * 7 Word Summary: Potions is taught by a quirky walrus * Harry is still trying to convince his friends Draco is a Death Eater * Is Hagrid even qualified to teach a N.E.W.T. level course? * Why do teachers accept certain O.W.L.s for N.E.W.T. level courses but others don't? * Snape is again the focal point of the chapter. Are there any clues in this chapter to suggest that he is the Half-Blood Prince? * What do we think of Snape's remodeling of the DADA classroom? * The importance of non-verbal spells * Do we think Hermione's DADA comparison of Snape and Harry is a fair one? * Potions Class: should Harry really be using a mysterious book with mysterious handwriting? * What if Ron had gotten the book instead? * Patrons joint he hosts in sharing their MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter * Quizzitch: What is the topic of Hermione's essay in Chapter 10? * In Bonus MuggleCast, available exclusively on Patreon: Johnny Depp finally talks Fantastic Beasts

  • Posted on 15 Oct 2018

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    #388: Grudge Victorious

    * This week's sponsor is BeachBody OnDemand! Text 'MuggleCast' to 303030 to try it for free! * Welcome Slug Club member Lottie! * Our first glimpse at the new ride coming to Wizarding World Orlando!  * Is a new open world Harry Potter video game on the way? We discuss the recently leaked trailer! * Lethal White is headed to the BBC in a four-part series! * Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Snape Victorious * One listener writes in to reveal Slughorn's full name * 7 Word Summary: Harry feels really frustrated by Snape's attitude * Connecting The Threads: Late arrival to Hogwarts and a confrontation with Snape * Tonks finds Harry on the train; much like the movie, would we have preferred Luna? * Why aren't alarms going off and an official manhunt underway if Harry is missing? * The security measures in place set a much darker tone at Hogwarts * We discuss Snape's behavior towards Tonks, Harry and as a professor overall * Did Dumbledore appointing Snape DADA professor seal his own fate? * Why does Ron think Moody was a professor - does he not know the truth about Barty? * Why won't Ron still not believe Harry about Draco being a Death Eater? * Grawp's New Mountain Home - could it play a role in Fantastic Beasts? * We give our MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter * Quizzitch: What is Snape's first DADA arts lesson about?

  • Posted on 08 Oct 2018

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    #387: Evil Pickett

    * We take listener feedback and voicemails on the latest Crimes of Grindelwald trailer * Chapter-by-Chapter continues with The Slug Club * 7 Word Summary goes off the rails: The tasty pheasant boards scrumptiously Belby’s mouth * Connecting the Threads: this isn't the first time Harry has suspected Malfoy of something very serious! * Why do Ron and Hermione have such a hard time believing Draco could be a Death Eater? Is his age a legitimate concern? * Why does Arthur Weasley not take Harry seriously? * Crushes and The Cool Kid's Table: the hosts share their experiences * Harry acknowledges that Neville could have been The Chosen One * Hugh "H.E.F." Slughorn... what does the E.F. in his name stand for? * What are our initial impressions of the Slug Club? Elitist or a chance for house unity? * If Draco were a true Death Eater, why didn't he just off Harry in the train compartment? * We give our MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter * Quizzitch: Who comes to Harry’s rescue when he finds himself locked out of Hogwarts?

  • Posted on 01 Oct 2018

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    #386: That's Newt, Man (Final FB2 Trailer Discussion!)

    * Welcome Slug Club member Laura! * Andrew and Eric recap their trivia party * The final Crimes of Grindelwald trailer is released! * Our reactions to the big Nagini reveal! * Will this change how we think about Nagini in the Potter series? * Why is she on Voldemort's side in later years?  * Is it possible she's our first thread between Grindelwald and Voldemort? * Could Credence be helping her try to control her power much like himself? * Why is Nagini at Circus Arcanus? Is it by choice? Or is she being held captive? * Do we really believe JKR has been keeping this secret for 20 years? * Jamie Campbell Bower & Toby Regbo reprise their roles as young Grindelwald & Dumbledore * What does this mean for future films? Will their relationship finally be explored? * Why can't Dumbledore move against Grindelwald? Convenient excuse or something more magical? * Is Nicolas Flamel's home the "safe house" Dumbledore tells Newt about? * What's Tina doing in the Parisian sewer system? * What's draping all of the buildings in Paris? * New beasts, bomber jets, cool portkeys, Newt's basement and more!

  • Posted on 26 Sep 2018

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    #385: Half-Blood Prince Movie Commentary

    You asked, we answered: Our latest movie commentary is for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! This audio file features our commentary on the sixth Potter movie as we all watch it. The beginning of the file offers instructions on how to sync up with us so that you can watch along! (The movie's audio is not included in this commentary track.) Patrons were able to join us as we recorded the commentary, and we incorporate their feedback throughout the episode. Enjoy!

  • Posted on 19 Sep 2018

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