Episode 10

On our October 09th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Philadelphia International? The Barnes & Noble bathroom? Andrew wants you to come up with the wackiest, yet realistic places to podcast from. And as the crew discusses Harry?s most visible physical attribute and its connection to the final word in the last installment, is it possible that the dementors somehow scarred Petunia? Is her past seemingly more connected to the wizarding world than we realize? Plus, will Harry remember to check the Pensieve before he goes on his newest adventure?

We?re throwing it all back with Andrew, Ben, and Kevin on this week?s edition of MuggleCast.

  • The original three hosts reminisce on the short history of the show
  • Andrew says we’re the number one un-promoted podcast on iTunes
  • Take that, Al Franken
  • Andrew and Ben reveal their plans for special journey podcast
  • Impromptu meet-up plan: 6 PM, November 9th at Philly International!
  • Andrew will be wearing his…uh…hmm… …oh forget it
  • We’ll be setting new standards in podcasting during the NYC premiere
  • Will Philly International Security stop us from recording?
  • Main topic: GOF media madness
  • Are all these pictures too much for the fans?
  • TV Spots go high-res online
  • Don’t date the show!
  • Mad-Eye Moody mini-section
  • Actor/Character comparisons
  • GOF video game/soundtrack release date screw-up
  • Andrew tells a secret
  • Will the Dursleys make an appearance in the 7th book? Why does Petunia act strangely around Harry?
  • Ben tells what he thinks is the “Ultimate Plot Twist of All Time”
  • Our thoughts on the GOF video games
  • Andrew calls out EA for a free video game to review. He promises a positive review!
  • …while Kevin says he’ll review one honestly.
  • Has Aunt Petunia had a run in with dementors in the past?
  • What does the last word being “scar” in HP 7 mean?
  • Is it possible that Dumbledore stored his memories in a Pensieve?
  • Andrew’s Listener Challenge x2 (NYC podcasting ideas and remixes)
  • Spy on Spartz

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Running time: 42:00, 19.60 MB

Episode 9

On our October 02nd, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Lupin or Greyback? To whom does Pettigrew’s hand belong? While Snape can’t seem to find a reason to like his students, why didn’t the Ministry use an owl to locate Sirius Black? Plus, will Godric, Helga, Rowena, and Salazar ever show their faces around Hogwarts? And just what is up with that furry feline called Crookshanks?

From Luna and Neville’s rising importance to Dumbledore rising from the dead…all that and more ahead with Andrew, Ben, Eric, Kevin, and Laura on this week’s edition of MuggleCast.

  • Update on live podcast meet-up
  • Voldemort Contest Semi-finalists now up!
  • Jamie is busy this week; Ben fills in for the Joke of the Day
  • It’s a voicemail-athon!
  • How do owls find their way to the recipient?
  • What we think of the Potter actors
  • Ben sees dead people
  • Why does Snape dislike Neville more than he dislikes Harry?
  • Harry’s dad came out of Voldemort’s wand first in HP4– why is this?
  • Will Dumbledore make a Gandalf-like appearance in the next book?
  • What’s going on with Charlie Weasley these days?
  • Have we ever seen the portraits of the four founders? What importance could the pictures hold?
  • What could Luna and Ginny’s role in HP7 be?
  • Magical standards and effects and the Ministry of Magic
  • Does Crookshanks have any importance?
  • Could Wormtail repay Harry using…his hand?
  • Ron and Hermione theories
  • MuggleCast theme song can be found here
  • Another Spy on Spartz
  • Andrew’s Listener Challenge (last week’s entries can be found here)

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Running time: 49:00, 22.80 MB

LeakyMug #3

On our September 29th, 2005 edition of The Leaky Mug…

We reveal that we’ll be recording a live podcast in New York City after the Goblet of Fire premiere!

  • We’ll be podcasting live in New York City…and you’re invited!
  • Andrew and Melissa think out initial security measures
  • November 12th, Barnes and Noble, 66th and Broadway!
  • A podcast exclusive: we got the location of the NYC premiere
  • MuggleNet and Leaky staffers will both be on the podcast panel
  • Special guests from other sites will also be there
  • Melissa wants Andrew’s autograph
  • Limited room inside the meeting area in Barnes & Noble – though you can stand if you want! Make sure to be there early!
  • Will run for over an hour and afterwards we’ll be MORE than happy to meet and hang out with everyone
  • Exact time will be announced in the coming weeks
  • Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how many are coming!
  • We’re also looking for an audio engineer to mix and record live
  • None of us can wait
  • Again, none of us can wait
  • RSVP and/or audio engineering gurus, please e-mail: hplive at gmail dot com

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Running time: 12:06, 7.20 MB

Episode 8

On our September 24th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

While spying eyes can’t seem to find Spartz this week, just what is the connection between Harry and Lily’s? And can you compare a teacher you once had to one at Hogwarts? The crew weighs in on characterization: everything from Luna and Neville’s coin obsession to Dumbledore’s beloved profession. Plus, the polls are now open for you to decide the funniest fate for the Dark Lord. And Jamie even makes a request for rabbit voicemails.

From the first-ever MuggleNet female host to the first-ever Andrew Listener Challenge…all that and more ahead with Andrew, Eric, Jamie, and Laura on this week?s edition of MuggleCast.

  • Our first MuggleNet female staffer joins in on the discussion!
  • Vote for your favorite entry in our Voldemort contest
  • Andrew thanks the fans who made fan sites
  • Main topic: Characterization in the Potter books
  • Hogwarts VS real teachers
  • Hermione’s friendships
  • What would happen if Hogwarts is closed?
  • We ask Laura how busy MuggleNet Fan Fiction is
  • Spy on Spartz
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day (x2)
  • The Brit puts out a request for rabbit impressions
  • New segment: Andrew’s Listener Challenge
  • Harry having his mother’s eyes– how could it affect HP7?
  • Neville and Luna with those coins
  • How long could HP7 possibly last? Could it be years?

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Running time: 52:24, 23.99 MB

Episode 7

On our September 18th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Did Draco have a different task? Did Dumbledore have an Unbreakable Vow? Who ordered the removal of ‘the truth’ about R.A.B. from the Harry Potter Lexicon? Plus, while JK Rowling squares off against eBay, various Potter sites team up to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We’ll even tell you the Top 13 Reasons You Know You Listen To MuggleCast.

From yelling out spells to making up words… all that and more ahead with Andrew, Ben, Eric, John (TLC), and Melissa (TLC) on this week’s edition of MuggleCast.

  • Micah reports from the brand new New York City news center
  • Top 13 Reasons You Know You Listen to MuggleCast When…
  • Spy on Spartz is back!
  • Who’s at fault in the JK Rowling vs. eBay battle?
  • Will eBay’s purchase of Skype help prevent these occurrences happen in the future?
  • Reminder to Andrew: Melissa wants to talk about ‘the deal’ after recording
  • An update on Potter Fans for Katrina
  • Big props to HPANA for helping promoting
  • We preview the new Goblet of Fire Lego sets with Joe of MillionairePlayboy.com
  • CRUCIO!” cries Ben
  • Does the Potions book have any significance hidden in the Room of Requirement in HP7?
  • John invents a new plural form of ‘Horcrux’: ‘Horcri’
  • Why did Dumbledore drop out so easily?
  • What happened with the “RAB” revelation on the HP Lexicon?
  • Malfoy chosen to get the Death Eaters in the castle?
  • We cover more Unbreakable Vow theories.
  • Check out this EXCELLENT piece of fanart. Thanks to “Emerson Lover” Mamatha!

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Running time: 1:03:57, 29.60 MB

LeakyMug #2

On our September 16th, 2005 edition of The Leaky Mug…

  • MuggleNet and The Leaky Cauldron unite once again to discuss our thoughts on the new Goblet of Fire trailer
  • Andrew’s lesson of the day: never post articles to AOL unless you’ve tested them first
  • We put to bed several questions that rose up after viewers saw the trailer
  • Michael Gambon — a good Dumbledore?
  • The trivia contest IS on between MuggleNet and Leaky
  • One of our listeners runs into Emerson at Notre Dame while listening to the show
  • Melissa is dating Ben, Barty Crouch Sr, and John
  • …Kevin is upset
  • Melissa speaks out for the first time about Harry/Hermione shippers
  • A BIG announcement about a certain event after the GOF premiere

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Running time: 35:27, 16.90 MB

Episode 6

On our September 11, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

While the Voldemort Contest has come to a close, just why was the door to 12 Grimmauld Place wide open for Mundungus Fletcher? And though it is clear those closest to Harry may be in grave danger in the final book, the Harry-Horcrux connection remains rather blurred. Plus, why was Professor Slughorn so knowledgeable about Tom Riddle’s objects of desire?

From Dumbledore-faced whole-wheat toast to Billy Joe’s great audio-post… all that and more ahead with Andrew, Ben, Eric, and Jamie on this week’s edition of MuggleCast.

  • Micah buys Dumbledore toast on eBay…and eats it
  • Our ‘101 Ways to Kill Voldemort’ ends right now!
  • Ben tells us about different ways people listen to the show
  • Andrew planned to speak at the Apple keynote with Steve but had no plane ticket
  • Note to JKR: audiobooks can be pirated from iTunes!
  • Why could Mundungus get into Grimmauld place?
  • Our new favorite voicemail caller: Billy Joe
  • A fellow staff member asks how we make the show
  • We discuss Fortescue’s involvement
  • If Harry or his scar were a Horcrux, why would Voldemort try to kill him?
  • Are Ron and Hermione on death’s door?
  • What stops Voldemort from creating more Horcruxes?
  • How did Slughorn find out about the Horcruxes?
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day

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Running time: 42:36, 19.90 MB

Episode 5

On our September 03, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

While the debt Pettigrew owes to Harry is something to remember, will only one classroom scene in Goblet of Fire be an Unforgivable act? And, is your vote for the U.S. or U.K.? Which one deserves the world premiere? * Phone rings * The crew also tells the tale of how they got hooked on the boy wizard. Plus, is there a prized possession right under our noses — one of the Dark Lord’s Horcruxes hiding at Hogwarts? * Phone rings *

From contest prize announcements to proper name pronouncements… all that and more ahead with Andrew, Ben, Eric, Jamie, and Kevin on this week’s edition of MuggleCast.

  • We announce the prizes that can be won in our contest
  • Andrew promotes the “Free iPod Book” found on our new downloading blog
  • Thanks to “King of All Losers” for this great illustration of Andrew yelling at a child in Mr. Nelson’s class
  • Eric raves about Ralph Fiennes’ role in The Constant Gardener
  • The MuggleCasters look into scene priorities for GOF
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day (“bee-side”!)
  • Another exciting edition of Spy on Spartz
  • Reasons for the world premiere in the UK?
  • A special guest appearance by Jamie’s phone
  • Does Voldemort know when one of his Horcruxes are destroyed?
  • Is Tom Riddle’s trophy a possible Horcrux?
  • Andrew apologizes for his terrible pronunciation of “Christine”
  • Peter Pettigrew’s debt to Harry- playing a role in HP7?
  • One listener asks how we got into reading the Potter series
  • Trust the Brit, trust the Brit

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Episode 4

On our August 28, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

While there is debate on whether Ralph Fiennes will make a convincing Lord Voldemort, there is no doubt that the special effects in Goblet of Fire are up to par. Just check out the film’s recently released official trailer. And why did Snape’s Killing Curse send Dumbledore sailing through the sky? It’s because he had Air Jordans on, of course. Plus, we’ve got Horcruxed hats, Inheritance interviews, a crazy contest, and a brand-new news segment. Even Yoda stops by. This was one wild show.

From a Brit attempting an American accent to an American attempting a British accent…all that and more ahead with Andrew, Eric, Ben, Eric, Jamie, and Eric on this edition of MuggleCast.

  • We announce our Voldemort 101 contest
  • Is Ralph Fiennes a good choice for GOF?
  • How will all the visual effects effect the film?
  • Jamie tries on an American accent
  • Yoda makes a surprise appearance on the show and asks, “RAB is who? Clever you are!”
  • Does Snape perform an authentic Killing Curse in HBP?
  • Possible Horcrux: the Sorting Hat?
  • Snape must’ve put quite a mighty spell on Dumbledore…what happened?
  • Andrew talks with Mike from Shurtugal.com about the new Eldest book
  • Ben puts in yet another shameful promotion for Galadriel Water’s HP Super Sleuth books

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Running time: 51:21, 29.40 MB

LeakyMug #1 (Episode X)

On our August 26, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

We clear up the mis-happenings that occurred in iTunes and reveal MuggleNet and TLC’s biggest
secret: we don’t hate each other! Listen as the two podcasts unite for a tell-all show.

  • We confess: MN and TLC don’t hate each other!
  • iTunes had removed us because of possible copyright infringement, but in the end we had none
  • Ben informs the world of what Emerson is doing at the moment
  • Kevin reminds everyone that we do know Emerson– it was a joke in EP3
  • Melissa says she’s closing Leaky after movie seven! But wait…she’s kidding!
  • Andrew calls Steve Jobs out to fix the iTunes glitches
  • …and he also plugs EmersonSpartz.net
  • We talk GOF premiere information. Andrew thinks he has the scoop!
  • Ben announces his NYC premiere plans
  • Melissa denies her involvement in the Mafia, but Jamie Waylett insists on it
  • Kevin keeps an eye on the Notre Dame grounds to watch for Emerson

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Running time: 20:08, 23.10 MB