Episode #338: Quizzitch

  • Slug Club member and Hogwarts Professor Kyle joins the show
  • Eric and Andrew recap their Potter trivia night in Chicago
  • Kyle talks about his Potter classroom and how it went viral
  • How have his students reacted? Have more of them started to read Potter?
  • What’s been the response from the school? Teachers around the world?
  • We learn about how Kyle incorporates Potter into his daily curriculum
  • And he has a few tough questions for us: Does the Harry Potter series have a narrator?
  • Should Squibs be allowed to take courses at Hogwarts?
  • Episode 337 Rewind: Patrons share the courses they would teach at Hogwarts
  • Healing, Magical Artifacts, Journalism, Music and more!
  • The hosts tell which courses they would most like to teach… and play hooky from!
  • Emails cover Newt’s wand, The Cursed Child & a Horcrux-Obscurus theory!

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Running time: 1:27:11, 83.7 MB

Episode #337: Dumblescruff

  • Slug Club member Robert joins the show
  • New Potter merchandise hits the market
  • Jude Law shows off his Dumbledore scruff
  • Episode 336 Rewind: Listeners share their favorite modes of magical transportation
  • We break down the Hogwarts Courses in our latest main discussion
  • Where do Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms and Herbology rank on our list?
  • Do Divination, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures and History of Magic even matter?
  • How important is Flying?
  • Bonus MuggleCast tackles Muggle Studies, Potions and Transfiguration
  • If we were to make our own Hogwarts class schedule, what subjects would make our Top 5?
  • Pop Quiz of the Week debuts!

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Running time: 1:12:49, 104.9 MB

Episode #336: Two Sickles A Scoop

  • We reflect back on September 1
  • Cursed Child gets some real estate in Times Square
  • Warwick Davis greets fans at King’s Cross
  • Listeners share how they spent #19YearsLater
  • Eric reveals he forgot to share one very important piece of PO Box mail
  • The author of the notorious fan fiction My Immortal is revealed
  • We share listener rebuttals on our Wizarding World residence discussion
  • Our main discussion this week… Magical Transportation
  • We analyze everything from the Hogwarts Express to Broomsticks to Flying Cars
  • Do we prefer Floo Powder, Portkeys, Apparition or Flying Beasts?
  • The hosts share their top picks for how they’d get around the wizarding world
  • Voicemails return!

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Running time: 1:28:41, 127.7 MB

Episode #334: Back To Hogwarts?

  • Welcome Slug Club member Neva to the show!
  • What is The Cursed Child planning for 19 years later?
  • Did JKR’s tweet confirm filming at Hogwarts this week?
  • Main Discussion: Residences in the Wizarding World
  • We talk about the pros and cons of some notable magical abodes
  • The Burrow, Malfoy Manor and Grimmauld Place
  • How about a room at the Leaky Cauldron?
  • Godric’s Hollow and Hogsmeade? Where do they rank high on our list?
  • Could you live at Hogwarts even if you really, really wanted to?
  • Listeners weigh in with where they’d like to live!
  • Favorites: Theme Park Memory
  • We’ll see you on September 1 in Orlando for MuggleNet Live!

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Running time: 1:17:44, 46.6 MB

Episode #333: Book Snobs

Andrew and Eric are joined by longtime listener and Hypable writer Katie. How to you convert someone who isn’t a Harry Potter fan into a big one? We discuss various options after being inspired by a Pottermore article. Later, we take lots of great voicemails as well as an e-mail responding to one of our recent discussions.

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Running time: 1:29:15, 53.5 MB

Episode #332: The Hollow Goblet

  • JKR is the highest paid author of 2017… but should she be?
  • We celebrate 12 years of podcasting with a special PO Box update
  • Main Discussion: What has Potter changed about pop culture?
  • We talk about how Potter normalized nerd culture and made reading “cool”
  • Is Harry Potter a gateway fandom?
  • How Harry Potter rode the wave of the Internet
  • Fansites, podcasts, FRAPR maps, fan listings, phpBB forums and more
  • The evolution of JKR’s website
  • Book release dates, book titles, trailers exclusives and major announcements all happened via the Internet
  • Having the ability to interact directly with the author, cast and crew
  • Making friends through the internet
  • When Jo tweets… it’s international news
  • If you were to create a fansite today, what would it be?
  • We’ll see you in a few weeks for MuggleNet Live in Orlando

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Running time: 1:03:52, 38.3 MB

Episode #331: Projections

  • Slug Club member Cherise joins the show
  • We remember actor Robert Hardy who played Cornelius Fudge
  • The original cast of Cursed Child is headed to Broadway… including the owl?
  • Cursed Child’s Jack Thorne is set to pen Star Wars: Episode IX
  • Andrew breaks down the differences between the Cursed Child rehearsal and final editions
  • Our main discussion centers around consumerism and Harry Potter
  • Take a guess at what percentage of Harry Potter’s $21 billion empire merchandising accounted for!
  • Harry Potter grapes & Coca-Cola bottles: have we ever seen something we thought was too much?
  • Do all of the spinoff books for the movies cheapen the series written by J.K. Rowling?
  • Should publishers keep releasing different editions of the core books?
  • Each host provides two good ideas for new pieces of Potter merchandise – some are NSFW!
  • We share our favorite piece of non-book/movie Harry Potter merchandise that we each own
  • We’ll see you on September 1 at MuggleNet Live in Orlando

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Running time: 1:23:32, 50.1 MB

Episode #330: Constant

  • Slug Club member Justin joins the show
  • Eric is celebrating J.K. Rowling and Harry’s birthday this year in a different set of robes
  • Don’t forget to check out our Fantastic Beasts commentary
  • We reveal and discuss the big surprise from JKR’s interview with CNN
  • Fans celebrate the 10th anniversary of Deathly Hallows
  • Devil’s Advocate: Micah and Justin defend the encyclopedia STILL not being released
  • Wizarding World expansion is coming! We discuss the latest and share your tweets!
  • Credence will have a growing role in Fantastic Beasts 2 – what exactly does that mean?
  • Illustrated editions get animated for Amazon Kindle!
  • Mailbag: Circus Arcanus, Nurmengard, stripping magical powers and more!
  • Voicemails are “mostly” sober this week and include a theory on how Grindelwald will escape!
  • One month until we will be in Orlando for MuggleNet Live!

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Running time: 1:15:18, 45.2 MB

Episode #329: Fantastic Beasts Movie Commentary

Join Andrew, Eric, Micah, and Jeanna as they watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from start to finish! You’ll need to bring your own copy of the movie to the party, and we tell you when to hit play on your DVD/Blu-ray/Digital copy. Throughout our viewing of the whole film we discuss specific scenes, offer theories, and complain about the number of endings. Enjoy!

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Running time: 2:16:38, 82 MB

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