Episode #354: Yates On Mute

  • Eric…? Eric…?
  • Slug Club member Ken joins the show
  • Guessing Game: How many books has the Harry Potter series sold to date? How many do we think are duplicate copies?
  • Eric…? Eric…?
  • We respond to David Yates’ recent comments about how Dumbledore’s sexuality will play into Fantastic Beasts 2
  • Saying that “all fans are aware of that” has not sat well with…well…the fans
  • JKR and the Wizarding World preach inclusion and acceptance but have shied away from embracing LGBTQ characters
  • That said, Dumbledore still needs to be introduced in the Fantastic Beasts series and fans need to learn about his history with Grindelwald’s
  • We haven’t seen Jude Law’s portrayal of Dumbledore and we know he spent time learning about the character from Rowling
  • Rowling is the screenwriter, she’s the one who knows the backstory and she has four films to tell it
  • Eric…? Eric…?
  • In honor of Groundhog’s Day we each create a weather-predicting fantastic beast
  • Southern Hagrid makes an appearance
  • Owl Post covers last weekend’s Celebration of Harry Potter
  • Voicemails return!
  • Quizzitch: In Chapter 10 of Half-Blood Prince, “The House of Gaunt,” Hermione is seen working on an essay entitled what?
  • Check out upcoming dates on the Harry Potter In Concert tour
  • Eric…? Eric…?

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