MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

By MuggleNet.com and Hypable.com

SHOW DESCRIPTION

MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!


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EPISODES LIST
12.10.2018
12.03.2018

#395: What We Noticed In 'Grindelwald' The Second Time

* We check our initial predictions - who got the opening weekend box office total right? * Eric and Andrew give their thoughts after seeing the movie for a second time * Could an elusive iceberg creature have caused the Atlantic shipwreck? * What's up with the Deathly Hallows being carved into a Hogwarts desk? * How did Dumbledore know to warn Theseus about Grindelwald's rally? Did he tip off Nicolas Flamel as well? * Mirror of Erised: Is Dumbledore's greatest desire now undoing the blood pact? * Andrew and Micah dive deep into the Crimes of Grindelwald script book * Do a few initially missed moments suggest Grindelwald is leading Credence on? * We analyze Dumbeldore's description of an obscurus and The Predictions of Tycho Dodonus * Did we miss an early clue when Leta says to Dumbledore: "not unless you had a brother who died too"? * Dumbledore was in the Room of Requirement when he looks into the Mirror of Erised * Was Leta's death intentionally ambiguous? If both her and Corvus Jr. are gone, how does the Lestrange bloodline continue on? * JKR has been hinting at Aurelius for over two years on her website! * Voicemails cover calls from inside the theater, Queenie's allegiance, Tina, Leta, Nagini and more! * A great email analysis on Aurelius, Credence, Corvus and the raven/phoenix chick * Listeners call in live with their thoughts and questions! * Quizzitch: According to the “Crimes of Grindelwald” screenplay / film, what is Travers' official position at the Ministry of Magic? * This week's sponsors are Stamps.com (enter code 'MuggleCast' for a four-week trial plus postage) and Bombas (visit Bombas.com/MuggleCast and use code 'MuggleCast' to get 20% off your first order)

11.20.2018
11.16.2018

#393: Final 'Crimes of Grindelwald' Predictions

* Welcome back Patrick, and Slug Club member Shannon joins the show! * News: a shifty JKR assistant and several new Crimes of Grindelwald promos! * MuggleMail covers Dumbledore understanding parseltongue and nonverbal spells * The hosts give their official Crimes of Grindelwald predictions! * What characters will be Team Grindelwald by the end of the movie? * What will be the big shock about Credence that JKR mentioned? * Will we learn where Fantastic Beasts 3 is set by the end of the film? * Will Nagini be more than Credence's emotional friend? * How will Jacob remember Queenie? * What other Potter characters will be name-checked? * How explicit will the Grindelwald/Dumbledore relationship be? * Why can Dumbledore not move against Grindelwald? * What does it mean that Leta is implicated by prophecy? * Who will be the unsuspecting hero of the movie? * Will the core four make it through the film? Who else likely won't? * Will we see Jacob's bakery? Nurmengard? * We reveal our Most Anticipated New Character and Most Anticipated New Beast! * Quizzitch: What are the names of Newt’s three pet Kneazles? * Next week: Our Crimes of Grindelwald spoiler-FILLED review! Call or e-mail us after you see the movie with your own thoughts! * This week's episode is sponsored by Casper (Visit [Casper.com/MuggleCast](http://www.casper.com/mugglecast) and use code 'MuggleCast' at checkout) and Robinhood (Visit [MuggleCast.Robinhood.com](http://mugglecast.robinhood.com) for a free stock!)

11.12.2018
11.05.2018
10.29.2018
10.29.2018
10.22.2018

#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

10.15.2018
10.08.2018
10.01.2018
09.26.2018
09.19.2018
09.17.2018
09.10.2018
09.03.2018

#381: Chair Today, Gone Tomorrow

* Pat joins the show and shares his Wizarding World experience and why he still plays Hogwarts Mystery * The hosts review two recent interviews with Eddie Redmayne and David Heyman * Newt's apartment, his relationship with Theseus, Dumbledore's manipulation and more * Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 4 of Half-Blood Prince * The hosts recap the chapter in 7 words with a new Group Summary game! * Harry is allowed to use magic outside of school, but is it his first time truly Apparating? * We learn that Voldemort is now on the defensive (against Harry's mind) * Dumbledore continues to put his final plan in motion by recruiting Slughorn * References two and three - what's up with Dumbledore's blackened hand? * Why does Harry never check that Dumbledore... is in fact Dumbledore? * How does Dumbledore know where Slughorn is living - has he been tracking him? * Does Slughorn recognize what's truly happened to Dumbledore's hand? * Is Horace correct that he would be better off/safer not at Hogwarts? * The Master Collector: why does Dumbledore want Harry to become a member of the Slug Club?  * Harry will receive private lessons this year - about time! * The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter * We receive an email on the recent Crimes of Grindelwald trailer specific to Leta Lestrange's Hogwarts house * Quizzitch: The night Harry arrives at the Burrow, which characters does he spot who aren't in the film adaptation, and which characters does he NOT interact with that he does in the movie?

08.27.2018

Episode #380: Privet Drive Payoff

- [Hypable.com](http://www.hypable.com) writer Kendra joins the show! - Eric recaps a great LeakyCon weekend in Dallas! - We meet a brand-new Fantastic Beast - the chupacabra - and get our first glimpse at baby nifflers - Newt is headed to Paris to "track" Credence, but how does he even know he's alive? - Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 3 of Half-Blood Prince - Are the media headlines meant to make readers and the wizarding community feel safe despite Voldemort's known return to power? - Why has Dumbledore been reinstated as Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot? - Our first (passing) mention of Inferi - Is Harry's lack of trust in Dumbledore showing up at Privet Drive a result of their relationship from Order of the Phoenix? - Why didn't Harry tell the Dursleys that Dumbledore would be visiting? How would they have reacted if he did? - We discuss Dumbledore and Petunia's prior correspondence. Was Dumbledore ready to play that hand if necessary? - Privet Drive Payoff: Dumbledore puts the Dursleys in their rightful place! - Are we seeing a Grindelwald-era Dumbledore based on the way he intimidates the Dursleys or is he just setting affairs in order? - Dumbledore's hand, mead, Grimmauld Place, Kreacher and more! - We learn that Harry must return to Privet Drive one more time - The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter; plus a great Crackpot Theory on Felix Felicis - Quizzitch: Who gave Ambrosius Flume his first job, thanks to Slughorn?

08.20.2018
08.06.2018
07.30.2018
07.22.2018
07.16.2018
07.09.2018
06.25.2018
06.18.2018
06.11.2018
06.04.2018
05.28.2018
05.21.2018
05.14.2018
05.07.2018
04.30.2018
04.23.2018
04.16.2018
04.09.2018
04.02.2018
03.26.2018
03.19.2018
03.14.2018
03.12.2018
03.05.2018
02.26.2018
02.12.2018
02.05.2018
01.28.2018
01.22.2018

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?

01.15.2018
01.09.2018
12.18.2017
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LAST EPISODE

#397: Blue Fire Toasted

12.10.2018

- Zoe Kravitz tells Dan Fogler that Leta getting "Blue Fired Toasted" may've been a "last minute change" -- What does that mean? - Fantastic Beasts 2 raised a lot of questions, but what about the questions the first movie ...