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.

Download Now 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!

Download Now 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.

Download Now 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.

Download Now 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.

Download Now 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!

Download Now 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!

Download Now 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.

Download Now 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?

Download Now Running time: 52:48, 25.4 MB