Episode 44: Jo’s Full of It (The Answers, We Mean)

  • Guess who’s back (everyone down to the dance floor)
  • Micah rips on the Georgian lady who hates Harry
  • Listener Rebuttals respond to Prophecies and Trelawney
  • New names for Micah
  • Some great quotes from Chapter 17 of Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Where do we see foreshadowing of Horcruxes?
  • Matt Vines makes a funny
  • Character Discussion: Percy Weasley
  • Matt makes another funny! Boy, he’s on a roll
  • Will Percy ever make up with the family?
  • Which side is Percy on?
  • The differences between Percy’s and Voldemort’s equal goals
  • Magically doing “it”
  • Spy on Spartz asks, “Why is the world round?”
  • Gimme a Butterbeer speaks out against spoilers
  • Three years ago this week OOTP was released…where were we?

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Episode 43: Andrew-less

  • We finally got rid of Andrew!
  • Even though National Wear Your MuggleCast T-shirt Day is over, you can still support the show by purchasing your MuggleCast T-shirt today! There are two different logos available in five sizes.
  • Send Subway gift cards to Ben, and maybe heíll send your letters and packages to the other Casters…
  • Listener Rebuttals
  • What happens when people under the Fidelius Charm die?
  • Main Discussion, part one: Horace Slughorn
  • Slughorn is selfish!
  • Could Slughorn unify Slytherin with the other Hogwarts houses?
  • Main Discussion, part two: Prophecies
  • What exactly is a prophecy?
  • What happens if a prophecy isnít fulfilled?
  • What did the smashed prophecies in OOTP mean?
  • How often do true seers come about?
  • Favorites: Favorite Weasley

Download Now Running time: 1:01:00, 24.4 MB

Episode 42: Three Wishes From Jo

  • National Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day was a success!
  • June 7th is part two, and coincidentally Eric’s graduation day
  • We premiere Voice Rebuttals and go through our regular Listener Rebuttals
  • Why is Dumbledore’s office password protected?
  • In our latest Editorial segment, Laura and Micah talk to Robbie Fischer who runs The Book Trolley and The Magic Quill
  • This week’s Gimme a Butterbeer: Blame it all on Harry
  • What does a “No Comment” from Jo mean?
  • Who was at Godric’s Hollow that fateful night?
  • Could those who often use the phrase “silly girl” clue us in on who was there?
  • Why didn’t Voldemort use an Unbreakable Vow with his followers?
  • Is Colin Creevey’s camera electronic? Kevin puts the question to bed with his nerdy brilliance.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul

Download Now Running time: 1:24:27, 34.2 MB

Episode 41: Fat Lady, Watch Out!

  • Andrew apologizes for spoiling the OC
  • Eric reveals what’s in this week’s PO Box (look out, Ben!)
  • National Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day is THIS FRIDAY
  • Listener Rebuttals cover our listener’s thoughts on translations, cursing, and Christianity
  • It’s the one year anniversary of the MuggleCast idea being born
  • For the first time ever, we tell the story of how MuggleCast was born, how Micah made it on, and more
  • Chapter by Chapter: Ch 15 of Sorcerer’s Stone, “The Forbidden Forest”
  • Occlumency, Red vs Green Sparks, how to conjure sparks, Centaurs
  • Why does McGonagall hate Divination?
  • Dumbledore returning the Invisibility Cloak
  • This week’s Give Me a Butterbeer calls out stereotypes and prejudice in Potter
  • Is there a distinguishing factor that makes someone a half-blood, pureblood, or Mudblood?
  • How did Fudge’s opinion on Voldemort’s being back change?
  • Dumbledore would trust Hagrid with his life. Would he trust Hagrid with keeping his fake death a secret?
  • Andrew’s driving now (stay off the roads!)

Download Now Running time: 1:21:47, 35.3 MB

Episode 40: Hatin’ on Dumbledore

  • MuggleNet staffer Jess joins in the discussion!
  • Pokeflutes wake Snorlax up; they don’t put them to sleep. DUH, Andrew.
  • Laura provides a real-life example of the way people look at Lucius
  • More parallels are drawn between real-world and wizarding-world governments
  • Why is Lucius so hard on Draco?
  • How much political influence does he have?
  • Was Lucius in on a plot to abduct Professor Trelawney?
  • We learn Ben tried to mingle with Jason Isaacs but was robbed of the opportunity by Leaky’s Sue and John
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 14 of Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Hagrid can read?
  • Why does Draco keep quiet about Norbert?
  • Jess hates Dumbledore!
  • This week’s Spy on Spartz completes Ben’s life
  • Is it possible Dumbledore left a message for Harry via Hagrid? Kevin presents the evidence.
  • Ben sounds off over the ongoing debate of Christianity in HP
  • Favorites: Umbridge’s Educational Decrees

Download Now Running time: 1:27:17, 35.3 MB

Episode 39: Fluffy and The Pokeflute

  • We discuss Jo’s upcoming trip to the USA
  • Our new monthly Book 7 discussions commences
  • Will Harry return to Godric’s Hollow?
  • We wrap up our long-running discussion about Hogwarts’ staying open the seventh year.
  • Ben uses a clever analogy to illustrate how the government’s reactions to the September 11th attacks are similar to Hogwarts’ reaction to the Death Eaters’ infiltrating Hogwarts.
  • Will we be seeing Aberforth?
  • Who’s Harry going to rely on when finding Horcruxes?
  • Spy on Spartz returns with a new rule that’s sure to get the fangirls excited
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Chapter 13 of SS: Nicolas Flamel
  • We discuss the effect Harry’s dreams have on him
  • Less focus on the fluff, more focus on the bad guy stuff
  • The history of the REAL Nicolas Flamel
  • Ben premieres a new segment: Give Me a Butterbeer
  • Do Lily and James know about the prophecy?
  • Was it the PokeFlute that put Fluffy to sleep?

Download Now Running time: 1:07:37, 23.6 MB

Episode 38: A Very Moody Podcast

  • Andrew works with Congress and President Bush to bring you our next contest
  • Character discussions are back! This week: Mad-Eye Moody
  • What does the name Alastor mean?
  • Where did Moody get his magical eye from?
  • Why did imposter Moody suggest that Harry become an Auror?
  • More Horcrux talk
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 12, “The Mirror of Erised”
  • Does Filch know Snape is onto Quirrell?
  • Will Harry run across the mirror once again?
  • Invisibility discussion
  • Dueling club: Hippogriff vs Thestral
  • What is Dumbledore’s Boggart?
  • What would Hermione see in the Mirror of Erised?
  • We discuss our Favorite Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers

Download Now Running time: 1:10:15, 24.5 MB

Episode 37: Eric Relieves Headaches

  • Chapter 11 of Sorcerer’s Stone: “Quidditch”
  • Further proof of our house point discussion
  • Do Filch’s actions in this chapter suggest he’s on the bad side?
  • Keep Jordan under control
  • Why did Quirrell use dark magic during the match?
  • What other enchantments are on broomsticks?
  • Hermione is ALWAYS right – except when she’s emotional
  • Would Hermione be able to keep her cool in a situation like the veil?
  • Countercurses
  • Why do Hagrid and Dumbledore trust Snape?
  • DADA: Why did Dumbledore give Snape the position?
  • Why didn’t Legilimency appear in the first four books?
  • Why was McGonagall unsurprised by Dumbledore’s death?
  • Kevin plays Favorites
  • What if…Harry hadn’t been raised by the Dursleys?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul

Download Now Running time: 56:19, 22.9 MB

Episode 36: Gonna Die Anyways

  • Snape…good or evil?
  • Could Snape be just working for himself?
  • The debate over Malfoy knowing of Filch’s presence is finished
  • Discussion on the delivery of the Nimbus 2000
  • Why doesn’t Oliver know what basketball is?
  • What will Harry do after Hogwarts?
  • We already know that Jo doesn’t enjoy writing about Quidditch, and now we find the proof in the books
  • Please Jo: Make Harry a hot dog vendor!
  • What are the requirements for nonverbal spells?
  • Laura proves the crazy I-Hate-Harry-Potter-Georgian-Lady wrong.
  • The house points system
  • Why did the editors want to cut the troll scene?
  • Is your first wand the best wand?
  • Veritaserum: is THE truth told?
  • DaVinci Code discussion
  • Is the boggart seen in its original form when Mad-Eye spots it?
  • Collectormania podcast update

Download Now Running time: 1:08:18, 23.8 MB

Episode 35: Born With A Skill

  • The answer to converting Muggle money to Wizarding money
  • The answer to why Quirrell had Voldemort on the back of his head
  • Astronomy tower discussion
  • More debate over the HP7 release date
  • Chapter-by-Chapter discussion: Chapter 9 of Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Ben looks like a swan?
  • Harry the natural flyer
  • What’s the deal with the school brooms?
  • Trophy room protection
  • Why are students forbidden from walking around at night?
  • Why does the Bloody Baron patrol the halls?
  • Did Peeves’ voice put Fluffy to sleep?
  • New segment: FAVORITES
  • PO Box update
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day
  • A big Collectormania podcast announcement

Download Now Running time: 1:05:05, 22.7 MB