It’s official! MuggleCast is attending the biggest party of the year – MuggleNet Live! 2017: Nineteen Years Later – which is set to take place on September 1, 2017 at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. The event is a single evening filled to the brim with magical delights! Continue reading →
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Episode 255: Five Years
- It has been five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published and we reminisce.
- Where does the Harry Potter fandom stand today?
- The Casual Vacancy cover is it good?
- Hypable spoofs The Casual Vacancy cover to create Harry Potter spin offs.
- We review the first four chapters of Chamber of Secrets on Pottermore. What are our favorite features?
- We discuss what elements of Chamber of Secrets we hope to see in Pottermore in upcoming chapters.
- E-mails address last episode’s hot topics and more.
- Would we be house sorted differently at ages 11 VS a much older age?
- A Chicken Soup.
- Our Transcripts section is now 100% up to date. Thank you to our amazing team!
- Podcast plugs: Alohamora, The Rotoscopers, and Andrew’s general entertainment podcast HYPE.
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Running time: 1:15:41, 37.4 MB
Episode 254: Bulldozing Vampires
- The Wizarding World is heading to Japan. Where could it go next?
- J.K. Rowling takes another stand on the Encyclopedia.
- Sony and Rowling announce Book of Spells.
- We share our concerns over new Potter material being release this way.
- Selina sees our negativity and points out the positives.
- Harry Potter wins all the awards at the MTV Movie Awards.
- We’ll be at Ascendio and LeakyCon!
- Twitter Question of the Week: Will Rowling ever release an Encyclopedia?
- MuggleMail: McGonagall’s backstory, hatstalls, Draco’s parents, JKR pulling from real world history, and more.
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Running time: 1:12:50, 33.4 MB
Episode 253: Dursleys and McGonagall Revealed
- Pottermore CEO says new books headed our way shortly
- The Wizard’s Collection continuing to cause controversy
- MTV Movie Awards: how will the Potter series fair?
- Pottermore segments: The Dursleys and Professor McGonagall
- Do our opinions of Vernon and Petunia change?
- What about James?
- How could Petunia go from wanting to be a witch to being interested in someone like Vernon?
- Rowling explains why Harry was taken to the hut on the rock
- McGonagall: her family, schooling, work and love life examined
- We give our reasons for what makes Minerva a “badass”
- A closer look at McGonagall’s relationships with Dumbledore, Flitwick and Sprout
- We read your thoughts on the Dursley and McGonagall
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Running time: 1:08:14, 31.3 MB
Episode 252: Hufflepuff’s Hobbit Hole
- J.K. Rowling announces The Casual Vacancy.
- Will the Harry Potter fandom morph into the J.K. Rowling fandom because of her upcoming book?
- What can we gather from The Casual Vacancy synopsis? Title?
- We analyze Parish Counsels yep, we’re already going in depth on the book.
- J.K. Rowling speaks about the Harry Potter Encyclopedia in a way she hasn’t before is it news?
- Pottermore finally opens to the public, but lacks the “grand opening” excitement it once had.
- We discuss two new aspects written by JKR: Ghost Plots and the Hufflepuff Common Room.
- Jo continues to unintentionally put down Hufflepuffs.
- Will The Casual Vacancy grow J.K. Rowling’s reader base?
- Will adult readers decide to start reading Harry Potter after The Casual Vacancy?
- Plus for our other podcasts: Game of Owns, Hunger Games Chat, and more.
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Running time: 1:07:49, 31.1 MB
Episode 251: Something’s In The Water
- MuggleNet’s Keith Hawk joins us to talk about his time at the Studio Tour!
- The best sets, the prices, the atmosphere, and much more are discussed.
- How does the Butterbeer compare to the drink found in the park in Orlando?
- Is it worth a trip from the United States?
- What should be added to the tour in the future?
- Pottermore is opening soon. We review the eBook store.
- David Yates talks cutting Dumbledore’s funeral from Half-Blood Prince. SHOULD it have been cut?
- Harry Potter Wizards Collection features are announced.
- The MuggleNet guys talk about their April Fools prank.
- We’ll be at LeakyCon 2012 AND Ascendio 2012!
- We begin our review of the new content on Pottermore: This episode we discuss Wands.
- What are each of our wand types? How does Jo come up with all these details for so many wands?
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Running time: 1:20:59, 37.1 MB
Episode 250: J.K. Rowling’s New Testament
- Ben and Laura join Andrew, Micah, and Eric for our 250th episode!
- J.K. Rowling has announced that she’ll be releasing a new book later this year.
- What do we think the genre will be? We look at the clues.
- NewBookCon, NewBook Theme Park, and NewBookCast area already in the works.
- Laura, living in Costa Rica, learns of Jo’s new book via Toucan.
- A book on 16th Century Basket making could be sold by Jo, says Eric.
- Pottermore is shutting down and will be replaced by NewBookMore.
- Bloomsbury will publish illustrated versions of the seven books. Silly? Smart? Could they reveal new information?
- Harry Potter wins no Academy Awards ever. We discuss if it even matters, and why this happened.
- Harry, Voldemort, Dumbledore, and Snape chime in on the issue as well.
- Harry Potter Wizards Collection has been announced. Is it worth the enormous price tag?
- E-mails address Slughorn and Felix Felicis, muggle objects not working at Hogwarts, and more.
- In Chicken Soup, a listener shows us his true commitment to the show!
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Running time: 1:13:39, 33.8 MB
Episode 249: Unfollowed
- Mikey B. returns to the show!
- Dan Radcliffe has been on a tear lately with interesting comments about Potter, his personal life, and more.
- Harry Potter VS Twilight according to Dan.
- Does he really want to be Harry Potter again?
- Could we notice the Half-Blood Prince scenes he was, in his words, “dark in the eyes”?
- Emma Watson may be joining a horror film, and she’s also lined up a project with Yates.
- Favorites: Person you’d like to play in a Potter film.
- Main discussion: Harry Potter and the Oscars.
- We start off the talk with an e-mail from a reader who thoughtfully explains why it won’t win.
- What do we feel Potter actually deserved?
- Why no noms in the main categories?
- E-mails address Hogsmeade and the Two-Way Mirror.
- Check out our sister podcast Glee Chat! And coming soon: a Game of Thrones podcast!
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Running time: 1:14:55, 34.4 MB
Episode 248: Lucky Seven
- Awards season is in full swing
- Micah makes a bold prediction for Alan Rickman
- Should JKR win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
- Favorites: Future Potter story
- Make the Music Connection
- We empty our mailbag from 2011
- What’s up with the snow in Hogsmeade?
- What happened to Harry’s grandparents?
- A few corrections from our DH PT 2 commentary
- Who is headmaster at Hogwarts 19 years later?
- Where’s Fluffy?
- Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul
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Running time: 44:29, 21.4 MB
Episode 247: For Real This Time
- The end of the year can only mean one thing: MuggleCast’s Year in Review show!
- We discuss the final news stories of 2011, and recap the seven BIGGEST stories of the year.
- We host the 4th Annual MuggleCasties Awards.
- MuggleCast listeners vote in numerous categories pertaining to Potter topics over the past year.
- WHO could win the 4th annual J.K. Rowling award? Could it be Ben Schoen?
- We look at what’s to come in 2012 for Potter fans.
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Running time: 1:05:57, 31.7 MB