Episode #319: Jacob

  • It’s a two-man show with Andrew traversing the country
  •  But he does make a pit-stop at a very interesting restaurant
  • Listeners give their feedback on last week’s Queenie discussion
  • The Cursed Child has been filmed! It’s not what you think…
  • On the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, JKR apologizes for another character death!
  • Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Jacob Kowalski
  • The heart of the film and our first major, non-magical character
  • What is Jacob’s role in the Quartet?
  • We discuss how he humanizes Newt and his relationship with Queenie
  • Why take Jacob on a ride of a lifetime only to have it taken away at the end of the movie?
  • What does he truly remember?
  • How will Jacob factor into the next film? Is he vulnerable? Can he be used against Newt?
  • Dueling Club: No-Maj edition

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Running time: 1:14:12, 44.5 MB

Episode #318: Queenie

  • Jude Law responds to being cast as Dumbledore
  • Listeners give their thoughts on Theseus Scamander
  • We begin our first Fantastic Beasts character discussion: Queenie Goldstein
  • Queenie’s Legilimency does not appear to be common knowledge
  • How her abilities could be used for both good and evil in future films
  • Was she forced to repress her Legilimency growing up?
  • Is she intentionally keeping the truth from MACUSA?
  • How Queenie’s Legilimency differs from that of Snape
  • Why does she reveal so quickly to Jacob and Newt that she can read minds?
  • JKR: While Queenie could read your mind right now, she doesn’t always draw the right conclusions from what she’s reading. What are the implications of this statement?
  • Make The Music Connection returns with an interesting twist
  • Sage schools us on the latest Wizard Rock
  • In Bonus MuggleCast we discuss Newt’s Patronus. Why does J.K. Rowling call it a “big” spoiler?

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Running time: 1:15:25, 45.2 MB

Episode #317: One Wish

  • Happy Birthday Eric!
  • Callum Turner cast as Theseus Scamander
  • What do we know about Newt’s older brother besides a brief mention in Fantastic Beasts?
  • We analyze the letter between brothers that never made the final cut. Would it have put too much emphasis on Grindelwald early on?
  • What kind of relationship do the two brothers share? Micah and Eric have differing opinions.
  • Isn’t it a bit ironic that Theseus is tasked to track down Grindelwald and its Newt who catches him? How will Theseus react?
  • Theseus and Graves worked together – how close did Grindelwald get to Theseus without him knowing?
  • Is Theseus even still alive? Could he possibly be a Grindelwald supporter?
  • Will the two brothers work together when Grindelwald inevitably escapes?
  • Will Theseus die tragically like the Greek hero for which he is named?
  • We share some more first Potter memories!

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Running time: 1:14:12, 44.5 MB

Episode #316: Shaping The World

Slug Club member James joins the show as we discuss some of the best special features on the Fantastic Beasts DVD / Blu-ray (and Digital)!

  • We have very, very few MuggleCast t-shirts still available!
  • The Wizarding World theme park is getting decked out for Christmas!
  • What other holidays/celebrations would listeners like to see?
  • Our main discussion: The Fantastic Beast Creature & Design Features
  • It’s not all green screens and CGI
  • “Honey, what did you do today?” “Oh I dressed up as an erumpant and traded mating calls with Eddie Redmayne!”
  • Dougal the Demiguise is JKR’s favorite
  • “If you don’t like the Niffler, there is something wrong with you!”
  • JKR wanted to have one thing that was “quintessentially” American – Frank the Thunderbird
  • Which begs the question – where were the other American beasts?
  • Shaping The World of Fantastic Beasts
  • Rebuilding New York City, inside MACUSA, The Newtcase, The Blind Pig & more
  • What special features were missing that we would have liked to see?
  • Voicemails
  • Get your MuggleCast t-shirt while supplies last!

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Running time: 1:15:31, 45.3 MB

Episode #315: Youngledore

This week’s episode of MuggleCast is brought to you by Puffs the Play! Save 10% on your tickets by using code MugglePuffs at checkout.

  • Grindelwald’s line at the end of Fantastic Beasts gets an explanation (kind of)
  • Cursed Child cleans up at the Olivier Awards. Did they deserve it?
  • The super duper deluxe awesome edition of Cursed Child is coming (in paperback), and Micah isn’t impressed
  • Jude Law has been cast as Dumbledore!
  • We’re headed back to Hogwarts!
  • What other characters can we expect to see?
  • Beard or no beard?
  • Listeners share their thoughts on the news of Jude Law’s casting
  • How deep will the movies dive into the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald?
  • Celebrating 20 years of Potter, listeners share their Favorite Memories
  • Voicemails
  • And a new segment that will rival The Voice

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Running time: 1:24:27, 50.7 MB

Episode #314: Mustard

  • We’re back to weekly episodes and patron Sophia joins the show!
  • Andrew is live from Orlando
  • We have a small number of MuggleCast shirts available for sale. Grab yours quick! (Only XL+ sizes are currently available)
  • The Fantastic Beasts DVD/Blu-ray is out and we talk deleted scenes and special features
  • Graves, Tina & that awkward mustard moment
  • Jacob & Mildred
  • The neutered runespoor
  • What happened to Credence boarding a boat?
  • Which of the 11 deleted scenes would we like to see make the final cut?
  • Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins
  • JKR says Fantastic Beasts is why she’s always said “never say never”
  • Heyman, Yates, Kloves, Craig & Jo – the band is back together again
  • Yates was initially hesitant to return to the Potter world
  • Casting A Quartet: what does this mean for the foursome moving forward?
  • The cast discuss Yates’ unique directing style
  • The responsibility of continuing Potter
  • Keep sending in your voicemails: 920-3-MUGGLE
  • Next week: Fantastic Beast Feature Discussion: Characters, Creatures & Design

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Running time: 1:09:56, 47.1 MB

MuggleCast t-shirts now available for a limited time only!

We have a small number of MuggleCast t-shirts available leftover from our Patreon that we’re now offering to the public! One is a simple Micbolt design while the other was inspired by the Three Brothers.

Shirts cost $22.15 total. Due to shipping costs and available resources, we are only selling these shirts to United States residents. Order here via Etsy!

We have two designs available, and sizes/colors are limited. We hope you find the combination you like!

Act quick — again, availability is very limited and we won’t be reprinting these shirts.

Episode #313: Cha-Ching

  • Andrew is back and talks about his time in London!
  • A controversial statement (of sorts) about the Harry Potter Studio Tour
  • How did the studio tour compare to Andrew’s set visits back in the day?
  • Another Illustrated Edition is on the way (and it’s probably not the one you think)
  • Patreon Question: What book from the Wizarding World would you like JKR to write next?
  • Our main discussion focuses on the newly released Fantastic Beasts book
  • Newt was a spy for Dumbledore (according to Rita Skeeter)
  • Dumbledore’s relationship with Newt was “more than a schoolteacher”
  • Six new beasts make the cut and one goes missing
  • A key word in Newt’s foreword is changed
  • Our voicemail line is now open and Micah gets generous with our first callers
  • Bonus MuggleCast: New theme park expansion
  • See you in April for weekly episodes and our review of the Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray
  • This week’s sponsors: BlueApron.com/MuggleCast and Mack Weldon (enter ‘MUGGLE’ at checkout for 20% off!)

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Running time: 1:18:31, 47.1 MB

Episode #312: Choranaptyxic

  • MuggleCast will be returning to weekly format in April! Thanks, Patrons!
  • An unprepared/underwhelming Oscars acceptance speech
  • Fantastic Beasts now on digital release – new clips abound!
  • The Studio tour is expanding again!
  • Audiobooks, new words and theater nominations for Cursed Child.
  • Listener question: What is your earliest Harry Potter memory?
  • Main Discussion: Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition cover is revealed! Is Ernie Prang related to Dumbledore?
  • The colors remind us of Goosebumps books. Listeners also weigh in.
  • One more early HP experience to note

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Running time: 1:19:02, 47.4 MB