#398: Order Of The ZouwuMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
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* Laura is back and gives us her thoughts on the Crimes of Grindelwald! Plus, we share an exciting announcement about the future of the show.
* Cursed Child is a go in San Francisco
* Main Discussion: Predicting Fantastic Beasts 3 (it's never too early!)
* Are we headed to Rio? Austria? Both? We examine JKR's tweets.
* Laura gives us a World War II history lesson
* Will Castelobruxo make an appearance? Ilvermorny?
* What amount of time will pass between Movies 2 & 3?
* What Harry Potter-era character will make his or her debut?
* Are we about to see the original Order of the Phoenix?
* Each host has an interesting take on Movie 3's opening scene
* Will McGonagall actually have a bigger role, like the actress' publicist says?
* Will Queenie be revealed as a double agent?
* Where is Yusuf Kama and does his Unbreakable Vow still apply?
* Is Leta alive?
* Will Newt finally stand up to Dumbledore?
* Will Dumbledore destroy the Blood Pact?
* Can we expect a Dumbledore / Grindelwald confrontation?
* Will Dumbledore open up about his relationship with Grindelwald?
* Will Eulalie Hicks save the day?
* Quizzitch: Which Castelobruxo alum is/was Captain of the world-renowned Quidditch team… the Tarapoto Tree- Skimmers?
#397: Blue Fire ToastedMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- 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 raised? We revisit the first movie to see what FB2 didn't answer. Including....
- What's going on with that Obscurus in Newt's suitcase?
- Where is the real Graves?
- WHO is taking care of Jacob's bakery?
- Which bad memories were erased by the Swooping Evil?
- Why was Newt expelled?
- Inconsistencies between FB1 and FB2: MACUSA, Credence's haircut, Queenie, and Accio
- Voicemails address a theory on Voldemort making Nagini a Horcrux, McGonagall and Time Turners, and why Credence must go 'freely' to Grindelwald.
- Quizzitch: What historical accuser of witches, later among the accused herself, is name dropped by Tina Goldstein and is also a character in Arthur Miller’s ‘the Crucible?’
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#396: Aurelius Dumbledore TheoriesMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- Welcome Slug Club member Jamima!
- Crimes of Grindelwald continues to struggle at the box office - what can they do to improve future numbers?
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite releases their first official trailer
- Andrew speaks with Universal Orlando's Manager of Entertainment Creative Development, Lora Sauls, to discuss the Wizarding World's holiday plans
- Main Discussion: Aurelius Dumbledore Theories
- Does Ariana's obscurus live within Credence?
- Is Grindelwald speaking to the obscurus or Credence at the end of the film?
- Could it be possible Dumbledore is unaware of his brother's existence?
- Are Ariana and Aurelius twins?
- Why was Aurelius never mentioned by Aberforth? Unearthed by Rita Skeeter?
- Why was Aurelius being shipped off to the United States?
- Is there still a chance that Credence is Corvus Lestrange Jr.?
- Could Credence be Ariana?
- One patron provides an alchemy theory and another asks if Dumbledore and Grindelwald created Credence through their blood pact?
- Did the fandom misjudge how old Professor McGonagall actually is?
- Could Queenie be a double agent?
- Quizzitch: What does Yusuf Kama say upon awakening in Nicolas Flamel's home?
#395: What We Noticed In 'Grindelwald' The Second TimeMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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?
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#394: 'Crimes of Grindelwald' SPOILER Review!MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- [Hypable's](http://www.hypable.com) Danielle joins the show as we review The Crimes of Grindelwald!
- What better place to start than with THAT ending!
- Is Grindelwald lying to Credence about who he really is?
- What we know (or think we know) about the Dumbledore family
- The blood pact: what happens if you attempt to break it?
- Who initially turned Credence on to trying to discover his family history?
- The Lestrange red herring: were Leta and Yusuf even necessary?
- Why was Yusuf still beholden to an Unbreakable Vow given...
- ...that night on the boat in the middle of the ocean
- Most talked about pre-release spoilers: Nagini and McGonagall
- Going back to Hogwarts!
- Newt and Dumbledore: was their relationship well established?
- Jacob and Queenie: were we surprised by the sides they chose?
- Who exactly did the Prophecy implicate?
- Nicolas Flamel, Abernathy, Spielman and Grimson
- Favorites: New Beast & Scene
- What exactly are the Crimes of Grindelwald?
- Quizzitch: What is the Crimes of Grindelwald's Opening Weekend U.S. box office total?
#393: Final 'Crimes of Grindelwald' PredictionsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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!)
#392: #ProtectTheSecretsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- Laura's back!
- #ProtecttheSecrets! Some fans have gotten to see Crimes of Grindelwald early! We speak to Lucas, one of the lucky few.
- JKR all but reveals that Rio will be the location for Fantastic Beasts 3!
- HQ Trivia - Harry Potter Edition is coming November 14! If we can't win this one, we've got issues.
- Voicemails cover Hermione confunding Cormac, Potter Halloween costumes, Potter pickup lines, Dumbledore and parseltongue and a theory on Draco's real father
- Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Silver and Opals
- 7-Word Summary: Draco is trying out poisoned necklaces hooray!
- Harry continues to test spells from the Half-Blood Prince. Is this safe to be doing on fellow students? Filch? Ron?
- How do we think wizards create spells?
- Clues abound over Snape being the Half-Blood Prince!
- Why does Hermione take a liking to the Slug Club meetings?
- Harry and Dung square off in Hogsmeade
- How good is Draco's plan to get the cursed necklace to Dumbledore?
- Where's the security to prevent all of this Imperius-ing in Hogsmeade?
- Is Draco being given orders or coming up with these plans on his own?
- Should Harry put more trust in McGonagall?
- The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter
- Quizzitch: To date, the Wizarding World film series has won ONE Academy Award. In what category was the award?
#391: SluggybearMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Slug Club member Nicole joins the show!
* Claudia Kim weighs in on the Nagini controversy
* The hosts predict the U.S. opening weekend box office total for The Crimes of Grindelwald
* MuggleMail covers obsessive love and Care of Magical Creatures
* Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Hermione’s Helping Hand
* 7-Word Summary: Harry tries to prune Buckbeak’s big lunch
* Hermione reveals why Harry is so appealing... and it definitely bothers Ron!
* Did people think this provided a window for Harry and Hermione? Or was it always Hermione and Ron?
* Stan Shunpike's comments land him in Azkaban. What does this tell us about the current state of wizarding affairs?
* Gryffindor tryouts - whose vetting these people?!?!
* Why is Hagrid letting Buckbeak just chill outside his hut? Couldn't he be recognized?
* Shouldn't Hagrid be more mature in his initial reactions to the Trio?
* Time Turners: were they really all destroyed? Cursed Child begs to differ!
* Did Hermione confunding Cormac help along the Ron/Lavender relationship?
* Is Harry to blame at all for not replacing Ron with Cormac after he found out the truth?
* Connecting The Threads: The Evening Prophet, Stan Shunpike & Aragog
* The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter
* Quizzitch: Who delivers the message to Harry about Dumbledore's second lesson?
#390: Falling SoftlyMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Welcome Slug Club member Sam!
* News: JKR shares why everyone is headed to Paris… Credence!
* Voicemails cover Book 1 and 7 connections, Hogwarts professors, Leta Lestrange and more
* Chapter-by-Chapter continues with 'The House of Gaunt'
* 7 Word Summary: A memory comes before another big reveal
* Sam shares why this chapter is one of her favorite in the series
* Why can't Hermione accept following alternate directions?
* Does Slughorn remember Snape as a student?
* Do Trelawney's mumblings shed insight on future Pensieve memories?
* Stepping inside Bob Ogden's memory
* Pureblood mania is alive and well inside the House of Gaunt
* Merope is part of a horrible family dynamic with Marvolo and Morfin. Is her family lineage at all to blame for her actions?
* Do we blame Tom Riddle Sr. for abandoning his son? What if he didn't?
* Horcrux alert: the ring and the locket
* As readers, what are we to make of all this guesswork by Dumbledore?
* Who is the worst character in this chapter? Merope? Marvolo? Morfin?
* Connecting the Threads: Parseltongue, snakes on doors and Bob Ogden
* The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter
* Quizzitch: How old is Stan Shunpike?
* In Bonus MuggleCast, [available exclusively on Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/posts/22220660) for Dumbledore's Army members and above, we discuss news on Yusuf Kama, Queenie & Grindelwald, the Chupacabra and the French Ministry escape
#389: Quirky WalrusMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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
#388: Grudge VictoriousMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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?
#387: Evil PickettMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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?
#386: That's Newt, Man (Final FB2 Trailer Discussion!)MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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!
#385: Half-Blood Prince Movie CommentaryMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
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!
#384: Nobody Screams For Ice CreamMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* Special guest Kamilah joins the show!
* A plug for Alanna Bennett's [excellent piece](https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alannabennett/seeing-a-black-hermione-in-2018) on what a Black Hermione represents
* Evanna Lynch is Dancing With The Stars! Eric has all of the info.
* Lethal White hits store shelves next week!
* Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Draco's Detour
* Our seven word summary makes a little more sense this week: Diagon Alley looks really sad and desolate
* End of the Innocence: they kidnapped the ice cream guy and the wandmaker!
* JKR provides some insight on Fortescue‘s intended role
* Quidditch Captain = preferred bathroom access
* Why has Molly's perspective on security changed in one chapter?
* How is Hagrid a viable security guard?
* Harry and Narcissa face off in Madam Malkin's
* Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes provides some much needed levity in an otherwise dark chapter
* We’re all impressed by the twins’ level of magic
* Inside Borgin and Burkes: Vanishing cabinets, necklaces, dark marks and more
* Why does Hermione take such a uncalculated risk?
* The hosts given their MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter
* Quizzitch: Who is in the first train compartment that the trio run into on the Hogwarts Express?
#383: She ExistedMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* News: Back to Hogwarts featurette, JKR's old website returns and just when was SS released in the US?
* Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 5 of Half-Blood Prince
* We rename the chapter to... the best of our ability: Fleur was entering Harry’s room and existed
* Harry and Dumbledore arrived to The Burrow sooner than expected. What else did the Headmaster have up his sleeve to pursue Slughorn?
* What business does Dumbledore have with the Minister?
* Why is Tonks so visibly upset?
* Slughorn taught Molly and Arthur. Could there be a Fantastic Beasts cameo in the works?
* We discuss the themes of security, comedy and xenophobia
* Harry lets Ron and Hermione in on the fact that he will be having lessons with Dumbledore and the truth about the prophecy
* OWL mayhem
* Quizzitch returns! What classic childrens' game gets a magical upgrade in Chapter 6, Draco's Detour?
#382: Mail CatsMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* This week's episode is sponsored by Puffs the Play! Receive [a special discount on tickets](http://puffstheplay.com/mugglecast)to see Puffs at New York City's New World Stages.
* Slug Club member Matt joins the show!
* Back to Hogwarts: Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross
* Potter movies return to theaters this September
* Get your velvet Slytherin bath robe! Pottery Barn releases an amazing new line up of Potter stuff!
* It's the 20th anniversary of Sorcerer's Stone - the hosts and patrons share their memories of picking up the first book!
* Main Discussion: Crimes of Grindelwald Set Report (spoiler alert)
* We explore Paris' version of Diagon Alley... and their sewer system!
* Credence has drawn everyone to Paris and is himself in search of someone important
* Grindelwald escapes! Who will he be able to rally to his cause? Will we see Nurmengard?
* Magic lungs, ministerial hearing parchments and sorcerer's stones
* What interesting information could be found inside the French Ministry's Ancestral Archives?
* New Beasts are revealed as we are introduced to the Matagot, Zouwu, Firedrake and Leucrotta
* The latest on Yusuf Kama and the Maledictus, plus several of Grindelwald’s supporters have familiar names
* Voicemails cover owls, wizarding jobs and trivia night in Chicago
* Introducing our new Chapter by Chapter archive!
* Quizzitch and Chapter-by-Chapter return next week!
#381: Chair Today, Gone TomorrowMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* 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?
Episode #380: Privet Drive PayoffMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
- [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?
Episode #379: Baby MicahMuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast add
* … Did that work? Is he listening to this episode?
* With Micah gone this week, we're joined by two of our listeners, Alex and Stefanie, who do their best impressions of the NY News Anchor.
* Patrons in the U.S. have received their mugs, but we need to know if they arrived okay! And if yours arrived broken (rare but possible), let us know.
* This week's episode is [sponsored by Puffs the Play](http://puffstheplay.com/mugglecast)! Receive a special discount on tickets to see Puffs at New York City's New World Stages.
* Chapter by Chapter continues with Chapter 2 of Half-Blood Prince: Spinner's End.
* The brilliance of this chapter is how Snape is playing Bellatrix and Naricissa simultaneously but in different ways.
* How much does Voldemort know about Dumbledore's injury? He can't know about the Horcrux… right?
* Does one line from Bellatrix help make Delphi's existence canon?
* Why would Bellatrix have such a hard time trusting Snape's word when Voldemort is content with his reasoning? And what should she do if she had ever learned the truth?
* Who is the MVP of the chapter? Those poor elves…
* We rename the chapter to reflect what really happens.
* Crackpot Theory: Has Bellatrix made an unbreakable vow before?
* Have questions or comments about HBP Chapter 3? E-mail email@example.com, or use the voicemail line or feedback form on our website!