Episode #296: Gaunty

From Ireland to Massachusetts, the story of the founder(s) of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, released on Pottermore, is discussed in depth on our latest episode of MuggleCast! Join Andrew, Eric, Micah and Selina as they reveal which Houses they received on Pottermore’s latest quiz, and dissect the story of Isolt Sayre, her evil aunt Gormlaith Gaunt, and the early days of their family in North America!

On Episode 296 we discuss…

  • There’s a new milestone on our Patreon, which’ll unlock MEGA MUGGLECAST!
  • Main Discussion: Ilvermorny Houses AND History!
  • What Ilvermorny Houses did each of the hosts get?
  • Is there any connection between Hogwarts and Ilvermorny House traits?
  • Statistical data is being reviewed based on sorting results. Fill out this survey here.
  • Slytherin’s descendants play a large role in this story!
  • The Pukwudgie, William and the strange, new world
  • The duel and James’ near sacrifice
  • Haunted by bloodlines, the future of Isolt’s legacy
  • Listeners share how they think their Hogwarts and Ilvermorny are (or aren’t) connected.
  • Another listener points out the beautiful ways JKR writes about the American Dream.
  • Eric will be at Leviosa, and he and Andrew will be at GeekyCon!
  • You can hear Selina every week on Hypable’s Hype!

A few of the articles we talk about on the show:
Selina’s article on connecting the Ilvermorny and Hogwarts Houses
Where is each Hogwarts House ending up at Ilvermorny?

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Running time: 1:30:44, 54.6 MB


  1. SO happy to have more regular MuggleCast’s back!! I’ve gone back a long way to re-listen to them all. I miss regular chapter by chapter. Very long time listener and my daughter (9yrs) has heard mugglecast and the hp audio books since birth. It the hp way of life 🙂

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