MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

United States

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, all seven Potter books, the Deathly Hallows films, interviews with Potter stars, and more! Totally unscripted, enlightening, and always guaranteed to give you a laugh. See why MuggleCast is the #1 most-downloaded Potter podcast.

Episodes

Episode #327: Center Of The Ring  

- Slug Club member Cullen joins the show - We discuss the latest Fantastic Beasts filming news - We're headed to the circus! - Circus Arcanus: Museum of Human Oddities will play a key role in Fantastic Beasts 2 - Our thoughts on the film taking place in NYC, Paris and London - How will Grindelwald break out of prison? Who will aid in his escape? - Will he hide out with the circus before it departs for Europe? Will he rally the circus wizards to his cause? Could he attack the circus since it's a public event? - Why is Albus Dumbledore joining this fight so early? It's still roughly 20 years before he "defeats" him. - Who are these new characters: Grimmson, Yusuf Kama, Skender? - Theseus is confirmed with Credence, Leta and Abernathy returning! Abernathy?!? Really? - Is there a connection between Newt and Grindelwald much like Harry and Voldemort? - Will J.K. Rowling reveal big news in her upcoming interview with CNN? - Make The Connection - We'll be at MuggleNet Live this September in Orlando!

Episode #326: Newt, with Evanna Lynch  

- Evanna Lynch joins the show! - See Evanna on London's West End in "Disco Pigs" - She gives her thoughts on The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts - So... how is J.K. Rowling doing? - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Newton Artemis Fido Scamander - Eric talks about what it means to have a Hufflepuff take centerstage - Newt's strong connection to creatures; what are his ethics towards them?- Newt and Leta: we explore the very little of what's known of their relationship - What makes Dumbledore so fond of Newt? Does it have to do with Arianna? - Did Newt give Fawkes to Dumbledore? Aragog to Hagrid? - How will Newt bring down Grindelwald a second time with beasts? Are they a vulnerability? - Make The Connection returns! - We'll be at MuggleNet Live! on September 1 in Orlando!

Episode #325: Fleurble The Fake  

- Happy Father's Day and congrats Mikey B! - We acknowledge several of the dads and father figures in the Potter series! - Pottemore continues to troll Andrew - Who the eff is Fleurble Laffalo? - We review the new 20th Anniversary editions of Philosopher's Stone - Amazon.co.uk has some questionable shipping methods - Can we expect future anniversary editions of other Potter books? What special content would they feature? - We discuss some of the notable members of each of the Hogwarts houses - Flitwick the dueling champion, Draco the occlumens and Lockhart the momma's boy! - Snape was the only Death Eater able to produce a patronus - Eric takes issue! - Listeners share what they would change about Sorcerer's Stone - Next week we conclude our Fantastic Beasts character discussion with Newt Scamander and a very special guest!

Episode #324: The Barebones  

- We discuss the latest Fantastic Beasts casting news - Young Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Newt & Leta - are we headed back to Hogwarts & Godric's Hollow? - And we theorize on Sebastian? Who is he? A sibling? A goat? A likely casualty? - What about Aberforth and Ariana? - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: The Barebones Family - Rowling draws parallels to institutional orphanages - Do Mary Lou and Grindelwald share a similar objective in exposing the wizard community? - Did she know the truth about Credence? - Who, if anyone, will continue her cause? - This Week in MuggleCast History - Voicemails cover Grindelwald, House sortings and a new Potter fan film

Episode #323: Credence  

- Welcome Slug Club member Juliana! - It's been 13 years since the release of Prisoner of Azkaban in theaters! We reminisce. - The 20th anniversary editions of Philosopher's Stone have shipped! - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Credence Barebone - How much is there still to learn about him? Who was his mother? Could his father still be alive? - Can Credence control his powers? He's very targeted in his attacks, but his actions sometimes have unintended consequences (Chastity). - Is it odd given how powerful Grindelwald is that he couldn't figure out Credence was the obscurial? - Does the obscurial mask its own identity? - We discuss Credence's relationship with Graves/Grindelwald - Will Dumbledore extend a helping hand to Credence given what happened to Arianna? - The Barebone name origin conversation takes an inappropriate turn - What's next for Credence? Did he really make it onto the boat? - Voicemails: Ron, Queenie, Grindelwald, Puffs and more!

Episode #322: "Graves"  

- Welcome Slug Club Member Clara - The original cast of Cursed Child close the show on an interesting note - We'll be at MuggleNet Live in Orlando this September! - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Percival Graves (Grindelwald) - We discuss his name origin and other notable Percivals in the Potter series - What truly happened to Graves? - Was the Graves/Grindelwald story all a little bit too Mad-Eye Moody? We consult the Twitter poll! - When did Graves return from his overseas travel? How closely was he working with Theseus Scamander? - Can we expect to see Graves in future films? Was he detained? Imprisoned? Killed? - Grindelwald's masterful job of impersonation and manipulation - What does it say about MACUSA that NOBODY suspected him? - David Heyman describes Grindelwald as both "seductive" and a "rock star" - Does his treatment of Credence shine a light on his relationship with Dumbledore?

Episode #321: Seraphina  

- "You've never heard of midnight release parties?" - Wizarding World Hollywood is getting a nighttime show - The original cast of Cursed Child calls it a wrap - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Seraphina Picquery - What does Seraphina being selected by all four Ilvemorny Houses tell us about her? - Sorting Hat vs. Gordian Knot - it's on! - Picquery's term as President (1920-1928) - how exactly did it come to an end? - Seraphina's wand was made by Violetta Beauvais - we discuss the implications! - How does her leadership compare to Cornelius Fudge & Rufus Scrimgeour? - Her relationship with Tina - Listeners share their thoughts on the President of MACUSA - And a few more first-time Potter stories are shared

Episode #320: Tina  

- Slug Club member Katy joins the show! - Andrew visits a Thunderbolt.. ThunderBIRD restaurant in middle-of-nowhere Utah - Pottermore launches a Harry Potter book club... been there, done that - Cursed Child sets its opening date on Broadway. We make plans to attend - Andrew steals the Potter prequel - We take listener rebuttals on last week's Jacob discussion - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Porpetina Esther Goldstein - Katy gives us a breakdown of Tina's name origin - Was her character written to just not be all that interesting... initially? - Could the Goldsteins face religious persecution in future films? - Tina is the most straight-laced of the quartet but is not without her quirks or passions - What does the reasoning behind her demotion at MACUSA tell us about her character? - The Tina-Credence connection - Voicemails return with some entertaining messages... and threats

Episode #319: Jacob  

- It's a two-man show with Andrew traversing the country - But he does make a pit-stop at a very interesting restaurant - Listeners give their feedback on last week's Queenie discussion - The Cursed Child has been filmed! It's not what you think... - On the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, JKR apologizes for another character death! - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Jacob Kowalski - The heart of the film and our first major, non-magical character - What is Jacob's role in the Quartet? - We discuss how he humanizes Newt and his relationship with Queenie - Why take Jacob on a ride of a lifetime only to have it taken away at the end of the movie? - What does he truly remember? - How will Jacob factor into the next film? Is he vulnerable? Can he be used against Newt? - Dueling Club: No-Maj edition

Episode #318: Queenie  

- Jude Law responds to being cast as Dumbledore - Listeners give their thoughts on Theseus Scamander - We begin our first Fantastic Beasts character discussion: Queenie Goldstein - Queenie's Legilimency does not appear to be common knowledge - How her abilities could be used for both good and evil in future films - Was she forced to repress her Legilimency growing up? - Is she intentionally keeping the truth from MACUSA? - How Queenie's Legilimency differs from that of Snape - Why does she reveal so quickly to Jacob and Newt that she can read minds? - JKR: While Queenie could read your mind right now, she doesn’t always draw the right conclusions from what she’s reading. What are the implications of this statement? - Make The Music Connection returns with an interesting twist - Sage schools us on the latest Wizard Rock

Episode #317: One Wish  

- Happy Birthday Eric! - Callum Turner cast as Theseus Scamander - What do we know about Newt's older brother besides a brief mention in Fantastic Beasts? - We analyze the letter between brothers that never made the final cut. Would it have put too much emphasis on Grindelwald early on? - What kind of relationship do the two brothers share? Micah and Eric have differing opinions. - Isn't it a bit ironic that Theseus is tasked to track down Grindelwald and its Newt who catches him? How will Theseus react? - Theseus and Graves worked together - how close did Grindelwald get to Theseus without him knowing? - Is Theseus even still alive? Could he possibly be a Grindelwald supporter? - Will the two brothers work together when Grindelwald inevitably escapes? - Will Theseus die tragically like the Greek hero for which he is named? - We share some more first Potter memories!

Episode #316: Shaping The World  

Slug Club member James joins the show as we discuss some of the best special features on the Fantastic Beasts DVD / Blu-ray (and Digital)! - The Wizarding World theme park is getting decked out for Christmas! - What other holidays/celebrations would listeners like to see? - Our main discussion: The Fantastic Beast Creature & Design Features - It's not all green screens and CGI - "Honey, what did you do today?" "Oh I dressed up as an erumpant and traded mating calls with Eddie Redmayne!" - Dougal the Demiguise is JKR's favorite - "If you don't like the Niffler, there is something wrong with you!" - JKR wanted to have one thing that was "quintessentially" American - Frank the Thunderbird - Which begs the question - where were the other American beasts? - Shaping The World of Fantastic Beasts - Rebuilding New York City, inside MACUSA, The Newtcase, The Blind Pig & more - What special features were missing that we would have liked to see? - Voicemails - Get your MuggleCast t-shirt while supplies last!

Episode #315: Youngledore  

- This week's episode of MuggleCast is brought to you by Puffs the Play! Save 10% on your tickets by using code MugglePuffs at checkout - Grindelwald's line at the end of Fantastic Beasts gets an explanation (kind of) - Cursed Child cleans up at the Olivier Awards. Did they deserve it? - The super duper deluxe awesome edition of Cursed Child is coming (in paperback), and Micah isn't impressed - Jude Law has been cast as Dumbledore! - We're headed back to Hogwarts! - What other characters can we expect to see? - Beard or no beard? - Listeners share their thoughts on the news of Jude Law's casting - How deep will the movies dive into the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald? - Celebrating 20 years of Potter, listeners share their Favorite Memories - Voicemails - And a new segment that will rival The Voice

Episode #314: Mustard  

- We're back to weekly episodes and patron Sophia joins the show! - Andrew is live from Orlando - The Fantastic Beasts DVD/Blu-ray is out and we talk deleted scenes and special features - Graves, Tina & that awkward mustard moment - Jacob & Mildred - The neutered runespoor - What happened to Credence boarding a boat? - Which of the 11 deleted scenes would we like to see make the final cut? - Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins - JKR says Fantastic Beasts is why she's always said "never say never" - Heyman, Yates, Kloves, Craig & Jo - the band is back together again - Yates was initially hesitant to return to the Potter world - Casting A Quartet: what does this mean for the foursome moving forward? - The cast discuss Yates' unique directing style - The responsibility of continuing Potter - Keep sending in your voicemails: 920-3-MUGGLE - Next week: Fantastic Beast Feature Discussion: Characters, Creatures & Design

Episode #313: Cha-Ching  

- Andrew is back and talks about his time in London! - A controversial statement (of sorts) about the Harry Potter Studio Tour - How did the studio tour compare to Andrew's set visits back in the day? - Another Illustrated Edition is on the way (and it's probably not the one you think) - Patreon Question: What book from the Wizarding World would you like JKR to write next? - Our main discussion focuses on the newly released Fantastic Beasts book - Newt was a spy for Dumbledore (according to Rita Skeeter) - Dumbledore's relationship with Newt was "more than a schoolteacher" - Six new beasts make the cut and one goes missing - A key word in Newt's foreword is changed - Our voicemail line is now open and Micah gets generous with our first callers - Bonus MuggleCast: New theme park expansion - See you in April for weekly episodes and our review of the Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray

Episode #312: Choranaptyxic  

- MuggleCast will be returning to weekly format in April! Thanks, Patrons! - An unprepared/underwhelming Oscars acceptance speech - Fantastic Beasts now on digital release - new clips abound! - The Studio tour is expanding again! - Audiobooks, new words and theater nominations for Cursed Child. - Listener question: What is your earliest Harry Potter memory? - Main Discussion: Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition cover is revealed! Is Ernie Prang related to Dumbledore? - The colors remind us of Goosebumps books. Listeners also weigh in. - One more early HP experience to note

Episode #311: 311  

- Andrew's worlds collide when The Boss' Harry Potter song finally surfaces! - Cursed Child auditions are underway - we're all too tall! - Dumbledore casting update - Fantastic Beasts is nominated for two Oscars - we're not holding our breath! - Our main discussion takes listener questions on the Fantastic Beasts core four - How will Newt factor in to the larger wizarding war and the Dumbledore vs. Grindelwald battle? - How much does Jacob truly remember? Will he make it out alive? Will he be more than the silly sidekick? - Did Jacob and Queenie have a family? Quentin Kowalski would seem to suggest so. - What will Tina's new role be? Will she take Graves' position? And possibly lead U.S. magical forces against the growing threat in Europe? - What was the relationship between Tina and the real Graves like? - Can Queenie turn off her powerful legilimancy abilities? How does she handle all of that information? What other talents can wizards and witches be born with? - How can Queenie use her powers in the war to come? - We announce The Slug Club - a brand-new level for patrons! - PO Box update (thank you to everyone who sent us mail) and our voicemail line is returning!

Episode #310: Snowplowicus  

- We review the new House editions of Sorcerer's Stone from Bloomsbury - Andrew reveals his true allegiance(s) - Kreacher has passed on at age 666 - What tweet about a popular Fantastic Beasts theory did J.K. Rowling like three times? - Zoe Kravitz talks Newt and Leta - Fantastic Beasts Mailbag - We theorize a bit more on why Newt left Hogwarts - Was Dumbledore a target of Grindelwald's from the onset? - Will Dumbledore be portrayed in a less than positive light in future films? Will his relationship with Grindelwald be showcased at all? - Chances we get a Tom Riddle cameo? What other families/characters can we expect to run into? - What will happen to Credence in the next film? - The creepy Death Cell inside MACUSA - What exactly happens to witches and wizards born to No-Majs in the U.S.? - The Dueling Club and Make The Connection return!

Episode #309: Signed Sealed Delivered  

- We pay tribute to the late John Hurt - The truth behind Never Sever Us - The Rubbish Bin on JKR's site returns... with a Cursed Child focus - Follow The Spiders - what does it mean? - The Fantastics Beasts DVD/Blu-ray gets a release date! - We listen to the deleted scene featuring the Ilvermorny house song! - Eddie Redmayne will read the new Fantastic Beasts audiobook - We revisit Fantastic Beasts: Jeanna compares the screening in Chicago to the final product - Jacob's fiancee - How the big Grindelwald reveal went down - Theme park expansion rumors abound in Bonus MuggleCast

Episode #308: Published  

- Andrew's now a published author! - ...and has tasted hot Butterbeer! - ...and has traded houses to become a Slytherin! - What does it mean that Grindelwald was a seer? - The new Fantastic Beasts covers have been revealed! - We dive deep into the launch of JKR's new website (which definitely has a nostalgic feel) - Jo answers some FAQs about Fantastic Beasts and we analyze - Why couldn't Newt just apparate to the USA? Why did he go through No-Maj customs? Why couldn't Newt 'accio' all of his beasts safely back to his briefcase? - Why isn't Veritaserum used in interrogations? - Why did 'revelio' undo the effects of the Polyjuice Potion? - Why didn't Harry Potter develop an Obscurus? - Twitter Question: What uncommon element(s) from the HP books or films do you want to see become important in the FB series?

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