Episode #351: Wear and Tear

  • 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?

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Running time: 1:23:01, 49.8 MB