Episode #365: Predicting The Cursed ChildMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Slug Club member Molly joins the show!
* The votes are in for the most evil character in the Potter series (besides Voldemort)!
* Main Discussion: Predicting Cursed Child
* JKR checks out the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre
* What character are the hosts most looking forward to seeing? What scene?
* Will Part 1 or Part 2 be better?
* How much will be spent on merchandise?
* Will we keep an open mind about seeing the show despite our thoughts on the plot?
* Check out Episodes 295, 298 and 299 for prior Cursed Child discussions
* If there were to be an eighth Potter story, what would we want it to be about?
* Quizzitch: Where in Britain is the Railview Hotel?
* Don't forget Hogwarts Mystery hits your mobile phones this week!
* We'll be live on Patreon from NYC this Wednesday with our initial thoughts on Cursed Child!
Episode #364: Goblet / Of FireMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Slug Club member Stephen joins the show
* The Quidditch World Cup is underway in Round Rock, Texas
* The hosts share their Quidditch World Cup experiences
* We get our first look at the Tales of Beedle the Bard Illustrated Edition
* The [Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition](https://www.hypable.com/goblet-of-fire-illustrated-edition-release-date/) won't hit bookstores until 2019\. Can we expect it to be published in two parts?
* The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Edition covers get mixed reactions from the hosts
* Cursed Child sets a Broadway sales record
* Main Discussion: Who, besides Voldemort, is the most evil character in the series?
* Each host makes and defends their pick: Rita Skeeter, Bellatrix, Umbridge or Fudge?
* Patrons weigh in with their thoughts from the Dursleys to Peter Pettigrew to Salazar Slytherin
* MuggleMail covers wand allegiance and Voldemort and Bellatrix's relationship
* Quizzitch: What is Professor Quirrell's first name?
Episode #363: Muggle Mail BagMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Welcome Slug Club member Laura!
* Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis lend voices to Hogwarts Mystery
* Main Discussion: Did Dumbledore & Grindelwald make an unbreakable vow?
* Since Voldemort is incapable of love, how was he able to father a child?
* Does Moody know what a boggart looks like because of his magical eye?
* How do wizards watch Quidditch matches?
* Do all the professors have permanent residences at Hogwarts? What about their families?
* Did the Shrieking Shack exists prior to Remus Lupin coming to school?
* How come Hermione's parents are cool with her never being home for the holidays?
* How did Voldemort acquire a rudimentary body?
* What happened to the chambers connected to Fluffy's bedroom?
* Did Credence ever get an Ilvermorny acceptance letter?
* Plus, plenty more emails, voicemails and text messages
* PO BOX Update!
* Quizzitch: For Harry's 17th birthday, what color did Hermione turn the leaves of the Weasley's crabapple tree?
Episode #362: An interview with the Harry Potter Film Concert Series TeamMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* With Micah and Eric both out for the weekend, Andrew welcomes Hypable writer Nasim to the show!
* Andrew's April Fools Day article hits a little too close to home for some readers.
* Andrew visited The Cursed Child NYC giftshop and spent a little too much money.
* We discuss Nasim's recent article "The Problem With Pottermore"
* What would we like to see Pottermore become?
* Micah and Eric interview the team behind the Harry Potter Film Concert Series
* Voicemails address the Pottermore news, the Fantastic Beasts trailer, and the new Wizarding World logo.
* Quizzitch: What does Imposter Moody make Lavender Brown do under the Imperius Curse, in the classroom scene from Goblet of Fire?
Episode #361: Uncle YusufMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Pottermore makes some staffing changes- Scholastic confirms release of Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay
* The mystery behind Hogwarts Mystery is revealed!
* Main Discussion: Crimes of Grindewald trailer roundup
* We breakdown the Lestrange family tree in more detail
* What does it mean that Leta and Credence are half-siblings? Will this test allegiances?
* Who is Yusuf Kama? Could it have been him staring at the family tree?
* Listeners fact check us on the Minister for Magic, DADA professor and headmaster during the late 1920s
* Did Dumbledore's comment about Newt not following directions mean Newt really isn't supposed to be in Paris?
* Could Grindelwald been standing before a group of peers presenting his crimes?
* Could the dance Leta attended be her own wedding or engagement party?
* What role does Leta have in all of this? Is she a casual observer to the unfolding events or does she pick a side?
* J.K. Rowling Sez covers Lethal White, Newt & Kennilworthy Whisp's friendship and 85-year-old grandmothers
* We respond to tweets on Grindelwald's cell, Dumbledore's put-outer, the DADA classroom and the history of transport to Hogwarts
* Quizzitch: In Chamber of Secrets, what three nonsense spells does Harry aim at the bush before Dudley calls for his mother?
Episode #360: More Crimes of Grindelwald Secrets RevealMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Trailer recap: is Credence able to separate himself from the Obscurus now?
* Why is the circus scene outdoors? Are the French more lackadaisical with secrecy?
* Andrew hates on Hedwig's Theme (really)
* Voicemails touch on ground pounds, Apparition at Hogwarts, Jacob's memory, Corvus Lestrange, and why nobody's dressed like a wizard!
* The hosts pick a favorite trailer moment
* Main Discussion: JK Rowling's Wizarding World gets a dedicated logo for the first time!
* Whose wands are represented in this 'book' design?
* Is JK Rowling being removed from the equation?
* We play Quizzitch and thank our Patrons for helping us reach the 777 Challenge!
Episode #359: Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald trailer analysisMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* The first Crimes of Grindelwald trailer is here!
* The hosts give their initial thoughts and break things down scene-by-scene
* It's good to see you again, Hogwarts
* You can apparate on the grounds of Hogwarts?
* Our first look at Jude Law as Dumbledore. Is he never not having run-ins with the Ministry?
* Why was Dumbledore being confronted in the DADA classroom?
* Why did he send Newt to Paris?
* Grindelwald and Rosier: who are they speaking to?
* Credence and the Maledictus: how did he learn to channel his inner obscurus?
* Inside the French Ministry of Magic: what's with all the beasts on the ceiling?
* Ride that Kelpie, Newt!
* Just who is checking out cryptic messages on walls in underground rooms?
* Credence and Leta... long lost siblings?
* The circus is finally in town! Is this how Credence made his way from New York to Paris?
* Grindelwald's escape - did LEGO spoil a major plot point?
* Why can't Dumbledore move again Grindelwald? Why does it have to be Newt?
* The brothers Scamander battle in a graveyard
Episode #358: Are Voldemort, Snape, Harry The Three Brothers?MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Slug Club member Alex joins the show
* Cursed Child surprises fans with preview tickets - can we expect more of this in the future?
* Andrew shares a letter from his 11-year-old self
* The 777 Challenge is officially underway through March 31!
* Main Discussion: Were Harry, Snape & Voldemort modern-day versions of The Three Brothers?
* Did Dumbledore represent Death? JKR likes this theory!
* We break down Voldemort as Antioch (the one who died for power), Snape as Cadmus (the one who died for love) and Harry as Ignotus (the one who greeted Death as an old friend)
* Does Dumbledore actually fit better as the second brother? Or could he be representative of all three brothers at different stages of his life? We discuss.
* Did we ever consider these possibilities after reading Deathly Hallows?
* Patrons share their thoughts
* Owl Post covers potion regulations, boggarts and video games
* Quizzitch: What is the name of the goblin (besides Griphook) that Harry encounters with the Potterwatch crew?
* Bonus MuggleCast: Crookshanks and The Potters
Episode #357: PotionsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Slug Club member Greg joins the show all the way from Singapore
* A new Hogwarts Mystery trailer has been released
* Cursed Child announces their Friday Forty program
* We reveal our plans for the 777 Challenge! Learn more and see the mug design at MuggleCast.com
* Main Discussion: Potions in the Wizarding World
* We react to JKR stating that muggles can't properly brew potions
* From Ageing Potions to the Elixir of Life to Mandrake Draught we run down the list of different types of potions
* Would the hosts be good at making them? Are we patient enough? Careful with instructions?
* Which potion does each host wish they could have in real life?
* Is there a time we wish we could have used Veritaserum? Felix Felicis?
* Over/under: How many times will Polyjuice Potion be used in Fantastic Beasts?
* The hosts create their own potions (assuming we're wizards of course)
* Patreon Question of the Week: If you could take Polyjuice Potion for an hour, who would you turn into and why?
* Voicemails cover Cedric Diggory, Mrs. Black, and feedback on our Fudge episode
* Quizzitch: Name the members of The Advance Guard that come to Privet Drive to pick up Harry in Order of the Phoenix
* Bonus MuggleCast: We explore the theory that the Dursleys' feelings towards Harry were magnified by the presence of a horcrux!
Episode #356: The Potter CollectorMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* We will be at LeakyCon 2018 this summer in Dallas, TX!
* The Studio Tour is adding a Goblet of Fire special beginning March 30
* Cursed Child producer believes fans would want a Part 3... what?!?
* We interview The Potter Collector who enlightens us on his more than 1,000 books!
* How did he first get into the Potter series?
* Does he have a favorite translated edition?
* What's his most prized possession? Is there anything he still needs to get his hands on?
* Does he collect Fantastic Beasts? Cursed Child? Or anything movie related?
* What kind of precautions does he take to protect his collection?
* Is he aware of other Potter collectors? How does his collection stack up?
* Fans should be on the lookout for #HarryPotterCollector Day on March 5
* Voicemails ask about post-Potter film roles, a little Scabbers foreshadowing, and bad Harry Potter TV show ideas.
* Chicken Soup from Mexico City
* Quizzitch: What is the core of Fleur Delacour’s wand, and the story surrounding it?
Episode #355: FudgedMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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!
Episode #354: Yates On MuteMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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...?
Episode #353: Globus MundiMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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
#352: Non–MagiqueCastMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- 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?
Episode #351: Wear and TearMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- 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?
Episode #350: Year 13? Don't RiseMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- We recap our New Years in Chicago
- Photos, Cards Against Humanity, bowling and more
- A special guest joins us for our landmark 350th episode
- Dumbledore gives his Top 14 New Years Resolutions To Make Hogwarts Safer
- A few Fantastic Beasts stills were released during the holidays
- Where's Dumbledore sitting? Who sent Newt that postcard? What's Grindelwald staring at?
- Harry Potter Weekends on Freeform are no more as the series moves to HBO!
- Now that they are all on demand, patrons share which movie they would watch first
- JKR releases a statement on why she blocked a fan and the hosts have mixed reactions
- Harry Potter: A History of Magic in NYC dates are announced
- One listener shares a very interesting theory on the Chinese beast alluded to in Crimes of Grindelwald
Episode #349: Back to HogwartsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- Welcome Slug Club member Hayden!
- JKR found inspiration for the Hogwarts Houses in the most unlikely of places
- Another new Harry Potter video game is coming that's been in development for two years!
- It's set in the 1980s with an open world concept
- Plus, you can be a Hogwarts student and go through all seven years
- We discuss David Heyman's comments about the role of beasts in The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Eddie Redmayne confirms the Niffler and Pickett are back!
- We theorize on the formidable Chinese beast: Chinese Fireball, Phoenix, Re'em or other?
- Many actors have officially wrapped filming The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Christmas and New Year's in the Wizarding World - where would we spend the holidays?
- Does Santa exist? Andrew thinks Hagrid would have made the perfect Father Christmas!
- What do Potter fans have to look forward to in 2018?
- A new ride in Orlando, Cursed Child on Broadway, The Crimes of Grindelwald and more!
- The last Quizzitch question of 2017 targets Goblet of Fire!
- Thank you for a great year in Potter! We'll see you all in 2018!
- Bonus MuggleCast: We read from the latest Potter novel - Harry Potter and What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash
Episode #348: J.K. Rowling RespondsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- Resistance Radio host and Hypable writer Donya joins the show!
- We react to J.K. Rowling’s statement on Johnny Depp
- What finally prompted her to comment?
- Many fans plan to boycott. How will this impact future Fantastic Beasts films?
- Will this even be a topic of discuss a year from now when the movie premieres?
- We call Laura to get her thoughts and she shares an interesting idea
- Two new Crimes of Grindelwald stills are released by Entertainment Weekly
- Text messages focus on Christmas and religion in the Wizarding World
- Eric goes international for our next Quizzitch question
Episode #347: Christmas Comes To HogwartsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- Andrew and Eric's trivia night adventures continue!
- There's an odd mistake in the Bloomsbury House Editions pulled from a fake JKR tweet!
- We react to David Yates' defense of casting Johnny Depp
- Could Colin Farrell have been recast as Grindelwald?
- Is Johnny Depp influencing our perspective of Grindelwald? Souring our expectations of his story?
- One listener thinks it's simple... TRUST IN JO!
- Eric and Andrew chat with Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort about Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Emails tackle Queenie's potential allegiance with Grindelwald
- Text messages: metaphorical beasts, the Elder Wand's allegiance and Jacob's brute force
- Quizzitch returns!
Episode #346: Beast ModeMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald... we give our initial reactions!
- Will most of the film focus on Grindelwald's past crimes and rise to power?
- Or can we expect new crimes committed during this movie?
- How does this impact screen time for Newt? The beasts?
- Lots of references to the Deathly Hallows (and alchemy?) in the title screen
- The new cast photo gives us several first looks, including Jude Law as Dumbledore
- What's up with Jacob and Queenie staring directly at Grindelwald?
- Credence is cozied up with a new character! What exactly is a Maledictus?
- Leta is engaged to Newt's brother! What does that mean for the brothers Scamander?
- We've got a pretty good theory about when the first trailer is coming!
- Andrew reports live from Orlando for Holidays at Hogwarts
- Listener tweets, emails, voicemails and quizzitch!
- We'll see you after the Thanksgiving holiday!