Episode 203: LIVE From Infinitus 2010 and The Wizarding World

  • The MuggleCasters are in Orlando to podcast in front of a live audience! This episode actually includes two shows in one. The first show is from within the hotel where the Infinitus Harry Potter conference was held. The second is live from within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park! Join us as we talk about the latest Harry Potter news, our thoughts on the Wizarding World park, and much more.

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Episode 162: Potter Politics

  • We’re back for our 3rd new episode in 10 days!
  • Micah updates us on the latest news stories.
  • David Heyman’s thoughts on the film delay.
  • Jo’s Beedle the Bard plans and our Beedle the Bard plans.
  • MuggleMail addresses last week’s hot topics.
  • Main Discussion: Potter politics.
  • We draw several comparisons between the politics of the real world and the wizarding world.
  • Racism, Ethnic Cleansing, Nazism, Evils, Corruption, Biased Media, Education Reform, oh my!
  • Make the Music Connection, This Week in MuggleCast History, Chicken Soup.

Download Now Running time: 1:38:59, 45.3 MB

Episode 161: Larger Than Life

  • It’s time for our annual Halloween show, and Ben is back!
  • Micah is now a Senior Staff Member of MuggleNet.
  • We talk about our upcoming show at Azktraz 2009.
  • MuggleMail addresses Episode 159’s hot topics.
  • Our main discussion is Halloween in the books.
  • Analyzing Episode 61: did we have anything right about ghosts pre-DH?
  • If you had to decide which house to be in based on the ghost, which would you chose?
  • Were there enough of the traditional Halloween characters in the series?
  • We discuss Snape’s vampire-like qualities.
  • What if: JK Rowling were a man? It’s a serious question.
  • Debate: The Potter series should be made mandatory reading in US public schools.
  • Bloopers!

Download Now Running time: 1:21:41, 37.4 MB

Episode 157: 11 Months Later…

  • The news of Half-Blood Prince being delayed puts us in a frenzy.
  • What was the real reason behind this?
  • How will the fans take this in the long run?
  • Were there signs of a mistake from the beginning, dating back to 2006?
  • A few listener e-mails come in about the push back.
  • On top of all this, it’s our final weekly episode!
  • We play some old segments that haven’t been seen in a while.
  • Make the Connection, British Joke, Favorites, Dueling Club, and more.
  • Our final thoughts on the show and where it will be going.
  • Now that we have more time to produce each episode, the best is yet to come!

Download Now Running time: 1:23:13, 38.1 MB

Episode 156: An Interview with Stephenie Meyer

  • We discuss the news of Beedle the Bard being published.
  • Will there be midnight release parties?
  • What’s with the major price differences?
  • Listener Rebuttals address last week’s hot topics.
  • Twilight author Stephenie Meyer comes on the show to talk about the Potter fandom, writing techniques for successful writers, and Breaking Dawn.
  • Who would win in a fight: Edward Cullen or Harry Potter?
  • This Week in MuggleCast History
  • Make the Music Connection
  • Chicken Soup

Download Now Running time: 1:09:27, 31.8 MB

Episode 155: LIVE Teaser Trailer Discussion

  • It’s our first live show since March!
  • We discuss the just-released Half-Blood Prince teaser trailer.
  • Michael Gambon is different in this trailer. But how?
  • Hero Fiennes-Tiffen was a great casting decision.
  • We take your calls about the trailer.
  • Eric and Jamie have statements for the listeners in light of their absence.
  • Andrew tells a story of a recent natural disaster.
  • Spy on Spartz!
  • Contribute to Teddy Bears for Hope.

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Episode 153: Live From Portus!

  • MuggleCast is live from Dallas, Texas this week!
  • We discuss some of the more popular events at Portus.
  • One news item to discuss: the IMAX HBP trailer.
  • Our first and last Epilogue by Epilogue.
  • A live Quote Quiz.
  • Questions from the audience, including the HPA’s Andrew Slack.
  • Fans sing a new version of Good Morning Baltimore – MuggleCast edition.

Download Now Running time: 1:00:58, 28 MB

Episode 143: Point Number 4

  • News discussion: Rowling documentary, HBP video game, and court case transcripts.
  • To Micah’s dismay, a fourth news item is cut.
  • Episode 142 enters the Wall of Fame. The children cheer.
  • We take rebuttals on the trial and just when will the verdict be handed down?
  • Chapter 27: The Final Hiding Place.
  • How did the dragon fly over London and nobody noticed?
  • Harry sees into Voldemort’s mind and for the first time Hermione is interested.
  • We discuss Voldemort developing a very false sense of security.
  • Why didn’t Harry notice Voldemort only named six places the Horcruxes could be?
  • The race against time begins.
  • Voicemails return.
  • Make the Music Connection and Chicken Soup.

Download Now Running time: 1:37:53, 44.9 MB

Episode 142: Court is in Session

  • The Court of MuggleCast is now in session.
  • We all offer our individual opinions on the case and identify the key players.
  • The trial was very emotional for both Jo and Steve but did it have to get to this point?
  • Why did RDR initially make it so difficult for Warner Bros. to obtain a copy of the book?
  • Why did Steve ask for a clause in his contract saying RDR Books would defend him should a lawsuit occur?
  • Steve initially said he would never publish the Lexicon because “that would be illegal”.
  • We review testimony given and comments made by both sides and offer our thoughts.
  • Breaking down the “fair use” doctrine, we try and get inside the head of Judge Patterson.
  • Which of the four categories of fair use would go in Jo or Steve’s favor?
  • The negative impact this could have on the Harry Potter fandom and the “floodgates” that could open.
  • We take a look at fan and media opinions of this trial.
  • Elysa brings up a few previous court cases that have dealt with the “fair use” doctrine and the precedents set seem to favor J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. (Harper and Roe Publishers vs. Nation Enterprises).
  • Why MuggleNet’s book never faced a lawsuit – it offered commentary, analysis and theory.
  • Make the Music Connection provides some laughter after a very serious episode.

Download Now Running time: 1:42:21, 46.9 MB