Episode 246: Blame The Water

  • Universal’s two American theme parks have made a major announcement!
  • We’re here to discuss Wizarding World Hollywood and the Wizarding World Orlando expansion.
  • Was Hollywood the best park to put a second Wizarding World in?
  • What can we expect to be similar? Different?
  • Who would go to a Hollywood park over the existing one at Orlando?
  • Andrew talks about his time at the Hollywood announcement.
  • What can we expect from the Wizarding World Orlando expansion/
  • Listeners chime in with their feedback on the matter.

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Running time: 48:46, 23.5 MB

Episode 245: Record Breaker

  • We (jokingly) hit a milestone!
  • Micah reviews LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 – 7.
  • Main Discussion: The future of the Harry Potter stars.
  • We run down the “Big 7” and see what they have coming up in the next couple of years.
  • Who has the most promising future of them all? Can they shed their Potter skin?
  • Listeners chime in with their thoughts on the casts’ future.
  • E-mails respond to our Deathly Hallows – Part 2 DVD commentary and even point a couple things we missed.
  • A transcription update as well as a preview of what’s to come from MuggleCast in December.version.
  • Visit Audible for a free copy of Hugo Cabret – now in theaters!

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Running time: 52:12, 25.1 MB

Episode 244: Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Movie Commentary

  • For the first time ever, MuggleCast has a DVD commentary! Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on DVD with us. We’ll comment on each and every scene – it’s as if we’re in your living room watching alongside you!
  • Please note: This audio file is designed to ONLY work with United States versions of the DVD (not Blu-ray). We currently cannot offer an international version. Though international listeners are certainly welcome to try listening along, your DVD and our commentary will likely fall out of sync.

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Running time: 2:03:34, 64.1 MB

Episode 242: Definitive Honcho

  • Warner Brothers is making a huge push to get Deathly Hallows some Oscar wins. But will their tricks work?
  • ‘The Definitive Collection’ has been announced – what could make it so definitive?
  • Andrew reveals a plan to prevent Potter films from leaving America.
  • Universal’s ‘Head Honcho’ reveals plans for future Potter parks. Where could they be built?
  • We review the just-released Deathly Hallows – Part 2 DVD/Blu-ray!
  • We run through some of the most interesting pieces of information we learn from J.K. Rowling and Dan Radcliffe.
  • SHOULD Ron have died, like JK Rowling was considering?
  • Maximum Movie Mode is reviewed.
  • Were the deleted scenes best left deleted? Which was the best?
  • Favorite: Best scene watching the film in the comfort of our own home.

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Running time: 1:20:33, 38.7 MB

Episode 241: One And Done

  • Potter films not going into a Warner Bros. vault after all? WB allegedly says more box sets available for 2012
  • Micah asks if U.K. viewers have been able to see the Ultimate Editions, which won’t be available until 2012.
  • There has been a LOT of press lately for “Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London: The Making of Harry Potter.” Is it too much?
  • Universal re-names their November celebration to imply that it is less fun; Simultaneously, more actors have been added daily, like Rupert!
  • This week’s Chapter by Chapter encompasses The Woes of Mrs. Weasley and Luna Lovegood, from the aftermath of Harry’s hearing to riding the carriages back to school.
  • What was Lucius Malfoy doing down in the dungeons, and is Fudge under someone else’s spell?
  • Ron and Hermione are made Prefects. Does Ron deserve the distinction? Why not Harry?
  • Mrs. Weasley lets Sirius out of the dog’s house, but it’s not for his own good.
  • Is Harry going Loony, or is he just growing up naturally?
  • MuggleMail covers predictions, public defenders, DVDs and more black berries!
  • Chicken Soup, and a new web site for another series.

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Running time: 1:25:20, 41 MB

Episode 240: Join The Weasleys

  • The ‘Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ DVD/Blu-ray features are announced, and we dissect!
  • What are we most looking forward to, and why is the UK the last country to get it?
  • Pottermore announces changes to its beta process and delays the launch of the eBooks.
  • With the eBooks now missing the Holiday season, how does Sony feel?
  • Does this mean the Chamber of Secrets book will be delayed as well?
  • Chapter by Chapter returns with more Order of the Phoenix analysis!
  • Why did Arthur Weasley take Harry into the Ministry of Magic via the phone booth when he could do side-along apparition?
  • Why do Death Eaters not have someone representing them during the hearing?
  • Dumbledore makes a surprise appearance but does not talk with Harry.
  • Percy is separated from the rest of the Weasley family.
  • MuggleMail addresses another early-MuggleCast Deathly Hallows prediction and a question about a potential Deathly Hallows Part 1 AND 2 DVD.
  • We preview what’s to come on the next few episodes of MuggleCast!

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Running time: 1:19:30, 38.2 MB

Episode 239: Feed Your Owl

  • It’s back to school time again with MuggleCast!
  • Andrew, Micah and Matt all reveal their new jobs. MuggleCast will be making some behind-the-scenes changes and Eric may be taking a seat on Dateline.
  • Deleted Scenes from Deathly Hallows titles released. Do we think that they will be special and/or exciting?
  • Ultimate Edition DVDs. Press conference footage from when the children were young is touching! What will the documentary on HP8’s Ultimate dvd be? We speculate.
  • J.K. Rowling a possible victim of phone hacking scandal
  • All of the hosts have been sorted on Pottermore, and each Hogwarts House is represented on today’s show!
  • What do we think about Pottermore? What are some of the disadvantages of gaining BETA access?
  • Just how accurate IS the sorting on Pottermore, is it rigged, and were we misled?
  • Is there good replay value or will there be, once Pottermore is open to all?
  • We come with feature ideas for the site. Hint: Neopets and Farmville.
  • Favorites: Creature
  • Listener e-mails include a potential for Oscar Success DHP2, a favorite chapter, Andrew’s remarkable prediction from Episode 71, and a new “Awesome” place to listen from.
  • Next episode of MuggleCast will air October 16th!

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Running time: 1:18:52, 37.9 MB

Episode 238: Reasonably Supple

  • Deathly Hallows – Part 2 has done extremely well at the box office. Is it a surprise?
  • Andrew is the only one in Pottermore so far. Eric and Micah ask spoiler-free questions about the site.
  • We run through what’s great and what’s not so great about Pottermore.
  • The Harry Potter Studio Tour has released concept art of the building as well as ticket prices. Is it worth it?
  • Fans of Dan Radcliffe get a trailer for his upcoming film The Woman in Black.
  • E-mails address last episode’s hot topics, thoughts on Pottermore, and more.
  • Micah interviews Will Dunn (James Sirius Potter) and Arthur Bowen (Albus Severus Potter) for MuggleCast.
  • Fun segments: What If…, Favorites, and The Dueling Club!
  • Twitter users tell us their thoughts on Pottermore.

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Running time: 1:30:36, 43.5 MB

Episode 237: Cranky Magical Folk

  • Deathly Hallows – Part 2 continues its box office surge.
  • Warner Brothers is pushing Deathly Hallows – Part 2 for the Oscars. Do they have a shot?
  • Pottermore updates! We run through the latest developments.
  • One listener didn’t like our Pottermore complaints. We respond.
  • Matt shares his thoughts on the film.
  • Lots of listeners have e-mailed in with their thoughts on Deathly Hallows – Part 2 so we react to their comments.
  • We also read tweets from listeners who tell us their favorite scene.
  • Was there anything that was in the book we wish was in the film?

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Running time: 52:48, 25.4 MB