- 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?
Running time: 1:23:01, 49.8 MB
- We recap our New Years in Chicago
- Photos, Cards Against Humanity, bowling and more
- A special guest joins us for our landmark 350th episode
- Dumbledore gives his Top 14 New Years Resolutions To Make Hogwarts Safer
- A few Fantastic Beasts stills were released during the holidays
- Where’s Dumbledore sitting? Who sent Newt that postcard? What’s Grindelwald staring at?
- Harry Potter Weekends on Freeform are no more as the series moves to HBO!
- Now that they are all on demand, patrons share which movie they would watch first
- JKR releases a statement on why she blocked a fan and the hosts have mixed reactions
- Harry Potter: A History of Magic in NYC dates are announced
- One listener shares a very interesting theory on the Chinese beast alluded to in Crimes of Grindelwald
Running time: 57:17, 34.4 MB
- Welcome Slug Club member Hayden!
- JKR found inspiration for the Hogwarts Houses in the most unlikely of places
- Another new Harry Potter video game is coming that’s been in development for two years!
- It’s set in the 1980s with an open world concept
- Plus, you can be a Hogwarts student and go through all seven years
- We discuss David Heyman’s comments about the role of beasts in The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Eddie Redmayne confirms the Niffler and Pickett are back!
- We theorize on the formidable Chinese beast: Chinese Fireball, Phoenix, Re’em or other?
- Many actors have officially wrapped filming The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Christmas and New Year’s in the Wizarding World – where would we spend the holidays?
- Does Santa exist? Andrew thinks Hagrid would have made the perfect Father Christmas!
- What do Potter fans have to look forward to in 2018?
- A new ride in Orlando, Cursed Child on Broadway, The Crimes of Grindelwald and more!
- The last Quizzitch question of 2017 targets Goblet of Fire!
- Thank you for a great year in Potter! We’ll see you all in 2018!
- Bonus MuggleCast: We read from the latest Potter novel – Harry Potter and What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash
Running time: 52:10, 31.3 MB
- Resistance Radio host and Hypable writer Donya joins the show!
- We react to J.K. Rowling’s statement on Johnny Depp
- What finally prompted her to comment?
- Many fans plan to boycott. How will this impact future Fantastic Beasts films?
- Will this even be a topic of discuss a year from now when the movie premieres?
- We call Laura to get her thoughts and she shares an interesting idea
- Two new Crimes of Grindelwald stills are released by Entertainment Weekly
- Text messages focus on Christmas and religion in the Wizarding World
- Eric goes international for our next Quizzitch question
Running time: 1:06:49, 40.1 MB
- Andrew and Eric’s trivia night adventures continue!
- There’s an odd mistake in the Bloomsbury House Editions pulled from a fake JKR tweet!
- We react to David Yates’ defense of casting Johnny Depp
- Could Colin Farrell have been recast as Grindelwald?
- Is Johnny Depp influencing our perspective of Grindelwald? Souring our expectations of his story?
- One listener thinks it’s simple… TRUST IN JO!
- Eric and Andrew chat with Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort about Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Emails tackle Queenie’s potential allegiance with Grindelwald
- Text messages: metaphorical beasts, the Elder Wand’s allegiance and Jacob’s brute force
- Quizzitch returns!
Running time: 1:11:49, 43.1 MB
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald… we give our initial reactions!
- Will most of the film focus on Grindelwald’s past crimes and rise to power?
- Or can we expect new crimes committed during this movie?
- How does this impact screen time for Newt? The beasts?
- Lots of references to the Deathly Hallows (and alchemy?) in the title screen
- The new cast photo gives us several first looks, including Jude Law as Dumbledore
- What’s up with Jacob and Queenie staring directly at Grindelwald?
- Credence is cozied up with a new character! What exactly is a Maledictus?
- Leta is engaged to Newt’s brother! What does that mean for the brothers Scamander?
- We’ve got a pretty good theory about when the first trailer is coming!
- Andrew reports live from Orlando for Holidays at Hogwarts
- Listener tweets, emails, voicemails and quizzitch!
- We’ll see you after the Thanksgiving holiday!
Running time: 1:06:19, 39.8 MB
- Welcome Slug Club member Nicki
- PO Box Update: some Halloween and British surprises!
- A Pokemon GO style Harry Potter game is in the works from Niantic!
- Our initial thoughts on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Portkey Games
- What does the title suggest? Will it focus on Fantastic Beasts at all or only Harry Potter?
- What other Potter video games would we like to see? Which old classics do we want remade?
- Our Main Discussion focuses on the brand-new Fantastic Beasts Illustrated Edition
- The foreword answers that question we had about Obscurus Books
- We get educated on the history of what defines a beast and how they’re concealed from Muggles
- Is it coincidence that Newt includes the story of a jarvey in the introduction?
- Which beasts caught our attention? Which ones would we like to see in Fantastic Beasts 2?
- We run through some interesting notes Micah took while reading the book
- Getting high on billywigs, erumpent mating habits, killer bowtruckles and more
- We asked our patrons what dream features they’d like from this new Harry Potter app?
- Emails, voicemails and text messages
- Quizzitch Question of the Week has a Half-Blood twist!
And here’s Nicki and Robert’s sweet Harry Potter display (with a cameo from their pup Parker)!
Running time: 1:25:50, 51.5 MB
- Pottermore continues to troll Andrew about Lavender Brown
- An adoption agency in Orlando is sorting dogs into Hogwarts Houses
- Evanna Lynch has launched her brand-new podcast – check it out!
- Main Discussion: Newt’s Book Release Party in Fantastic Beasts 2
- Flourish and Blotts and Diagon Alley will feature in the next film
- What will 1920s Diagon Alley look like?
- The perfect excuse to bring the fearsome foursome back together
- Will Theseus make an appearance? Dumbledore? Credence?
- Is it just coincidence that we had another notable book release in the second Potter film?
- What’s the deal with Obscurus Books? Is Newt a self-publisher?
- With the book release taking place in March 1927, the Dark Lord has now been born
- Emails, voicemails and text messages!
- Quizzitch returns Order of the Phoenix style
Running time: 1:11:45, 43.1 MB
- Slug Club member Kate joins the show!
- Andrew and Eric share their Halloween costumes
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed to Australia! What country will be next?
- Coming soon: the title for next Fantastic Beasts film! Does that mean a trailer is not far behind?
- Listeners share their Fantastic Beasts 2 movie title suggestions
- Main Discussion: Halloween & Harry Potter
- We talk about the key events that have happened on October 31 in the Potter series
- That night in Godric’s Hollow, Troll in the Dungeon, the Triwizard Tournament selection and more
- Did JKR always intend for Halloween to play a pivotal role in each book? Why did she choose it?
- Is there a reason it stopped being so important after Goblet of Fire?
- No Halloween discussion is complete without ghosts!
- The hosts profile the Hogwarts House ghosts, Professor Binns, Moaning Myrtle and Peeves
- We ask listeners which House they would join if they had to choose based on the House ghost!
Running time: 1:23:49, 50.3 MB
- Welcome Slug Club member Irvin!
- Cursed Child tickets go on sale and we’re left in the dust!
- Until Katy (and her husband) come to the rescue!
- We discuss ticket prices – why were no special offers made for people buying both Parts 1 & 2?
- Listeners share their Cursed Child ticket buying experiences
- We review Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic
- The book details the exhibition currently at the British Library
- It feels like touring a museum (in a good way)
- We explore the original synopsis JKR sent to Bloomsbury
- The Harry Potter world owes a lot to then 8-year-old Alice Newton
- Ghost panels, statues, a selection committee of professors – the Sorting Hat that almost wasn’t!
- Fudge and Vernon Dursely were originally going to be coworkers? WHAT?!
- We look at JKR’s early list of Hogwarts professors: Enid Pettigrew, Oakden Hernshaw, Mopsus?
- Harry and Ron almost met the merpeople in Chamber of Sercrets!
- Steve Kloves shares his story and how judging a book by its cover almost cost him the films
- Quizzitch: In Prisoner of Azkaban, what does Snape task students with in their year-end lesson?
- Voicemails on Grindelwald and Wizarding World theme park
Running time: 1:27:30, 84.4 MB