Episode 226: Permit to Podcast

  • Check out Hypable.com – a MuggleNet for the rest of the fandoms in the world, created by MuggleNet staff!
  • Jamie and Laura are back for this episode!
  • A trailer for ‘Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ will be released this Wednesday.
  • We review features of the ‘Part 1’ DVD and Blu-ray
  • Jamie educates us on the concept of TV licenses and reveals he lives in the stone age.
  • J.K. Rowling gained Steve Kloves’ trust after hearing one word.
  • New news from Jo is so slow these days we come up with a plan to start recycling.
  • Many listeners wrote in about last week’s discussion concerning a female lead character.
  • Our final Chapter by Chapter installment for Goblet of Fire!
  • What power to Fawkes put over Harry?
  • Dumbledore and the infamous gleam of triumph.
  • Does Fudge genuinely believe Voldemort is not back?
  • Through all this, classes are STILL going on?
  • Outside of magic, how smart are Hogwarts students?
  • It’s clear the Ministry is beginning to look very corrupt.
  • Make the Connection: Family Guy, Pokemon, and homeless people watching popular television.
  • We are split on whether or not cutting Pettigrew’s death from Part 1 was a good idea.
  • Twitter Question: What did YOU think of the ‘Part 1’ DVD/Blu-ray?

Download Now Running time: 1:16:33, 36.8 MB

Episode 216: Tweet At ‘Em

  • We’re live to discuss the year that was in Potter.
  • News covers video games, movie revenues, DVD release dates, casting and Oscars.
  • We play some of our favorite MuggleCast moments from 2010.
  • The fans hand out MuggleCasties to…
  • The Most Interesting Potter Star on Twitter and The Most Shocking News Story.
  • The Best Returning DH Part 1 Actor and Actress.
  • The Best New Potter Actor and Actress.
  • And The Best DH PT 1 Scene.
  • You might be surprised who wins this year’s J.K. Rowling Award…or not.
  • We review the top 7 stories of the year and let you pick the top four.
  • We discuss what to look forward to in 2011.

Download Now Running time: 1:24:54, 40.8 MB

Episode 211: Order of Micah

  • How to tell apart two English accents.
  • WB cancels Deathly Hallows, Part 1 in 3D, plus other surprising film news.
  • Listeners tell us whether they are happy or disappointed with this decision.
  • Our thoughts on Jo’s appearance on Oprah.
  • A brief review of Harry Potter Film Wizardry.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Goblet of Fire Chapters 13 – 15.
  • A big theme in these chapters is the questionable teaching styles of Sprout, Hagrid, and Moody.
  • Is it right to teach children about the Unforgiveable Curses at this age?
  • Is it right to perform said curses on these children?!
  • MuggleMail covers last episode’s hot topics.
  • Dueling Club: Dumbledore VS Merlin, Ravenclaw VS Slytherin.
  • Lots of updates going on around MuggleNet to go over!

Download Now Running time: 1:20:29, 38.7 MB

Episode 207: Mother Knows Best

  • We discuss the newest reviews of Deathly Hallows, Part 1.
  • The trailer for Deathly Hallows, Part 1 is complete, but when will WE see it?
  • This week’s Chapter by Chapter segment focuses on Chapters 4 – 6 of Goblet of Fire.
  • The Dursleys can never have a peaceful encounter with wizards.
  • How typical of Harry to have a crush on his best friend’s sister.
  • Lots of hints about the future for the Weasleys in this chapter.
  • Why can’t Mrs. Weasley embrace her son’s interest in starting a joke shop instead of fighting it?
  • Jo shows here you don’t have to be academic to be successful. And to follow your passion!
  • … but there are some limits.
  • Some support for Mrs. Weasley and why she may be right to worry about The Twins’ future.
  • A bit of talk about the business side of running a joke shop.
  • In Chapter six we learn about more than just one mode of wizard transportation.
  • What’s our favorite mode of magical transportation?
  • We bring the use of Portkeys to a whole new level.
  • The awkwardness Amos creates.
  • The first mention of the Lovegoods! But we won’t see them just yet…
  • Matt predicted the Deathly Hallows split spot on Episode 140.. we replay the clip!

Download Now Running time: 1:09:01, 33.2 MB

Episode 193: Scandalous

  • Finally, some Deathly Hallows information straight from the stars!
  • Jamie hopes the Lucius wig is made from unicorn hair.
  • JK Rowling updates Twitter to let people know why she isn’t tweeting.
  • Ben smells scandal all over the JK Rowling/Stephenie Meyer Oscar invite and subsequent turn down.
  • MuggleMail addresses last episode’s hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter this week covers Chapters 7 – 9 of Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • We talk boggarts, Snape’s anger, house points, Crookshanks VS Scabbers, Harry’s protection, and much more.
  • What would each of our boggarts be?
  • Did Trelawney actually make an accurate prediction?
  • Is Percy more like Slughorn or Umbridge?
  • Make the Music Connection returns – each host connects a Top 40 song to Harry Potter.
  • MuggleCast has surpassed 10,000 followers on Twitter!
  • Andrew’s friend Mason has a Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society – please donate if you can < a href="http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=5023159&pg=personal&fr_id=21667">at this link.

Download Now Running time: 1:28:50, 42.7 MB

Episode 191: Epic Road Operas

  • It’s an all-guy show, and Andrew predicts extra madness.
  • Micah updates us on the fandom’s Helping Haiti Heal fundraising and the latest Potter news.
  • Coming soon: Deathly Hallows – an epic opera road movie.
  • Lots of updates on the theme park, as Ben reveals he’s not *that* excited.
  • Our thoughts on Deathly Hallows being a 3D film.
  • MuggleMail addresses recent hot topics and other Potter canon.
  • Chapter by Chapter returns with the start of our Prisoner of Azkaban analysis!
  • We discuss the Dursley’s ongoing stubbornness, Aunt Marge’s rudeness, and MUCH more.
  • An e-mail arrives from a listener who doesn’t think the Harry Potter series is as great as we make it out to be.
  • We can FINALLY say we’ll be doing a podcast at Infinitus!

Download Now Running time: 1:21:09, 48.8 MB

Episode 190: Helping Haiti Heal, A Fandom Charity Event

  • This audio file includes several special episodes of the Harry Potter fandom’s favorite podcasts. MuggleCast kicks off this special four-hour event to help raise money for Haiti recovery efforts.
  • The Harry Potter Alliance has united with fan communities across the world, raising over $97,000 for Helping Haiti Heal! That money will charter an multiple cargo planes that will bring critical life-saving supplies to thousands of Haitians and more.

Download Now Running time: 4:17:53, 59.1 MB

Episode 189: High Roller

  • News: Potter auction, theme park update, Half-Blood Prince nomination and more.
  • What has been up with MuggleNet over the last few weeks?
  • MuggleMail covers Dumbledore and the Invisibility Cloak, magical pull, the Ultimate Editions in Australia and more.
  • We discuss the final three chapters of Chambers of Secrets.
  • Why didn’t Harry and Ron pay more attention to Ginny?
  • Did Harry and Ron use Professor McGonagall’s emotions to their advantage?
  • Why was Ginny being taken into the Chamber treated so lightly? From the owl home to asking Lockhart to save her?
  • We get our first real look at a Horcrux: Tom Riddle’s diary
  • Would any wand work against the creature whose feather or hair is in its core?
  • Why are Dumbledore and McGonagall just waiting idly around? Shouldn’t they have tried to help?
  • In one of Dumbledore’s quotes, we get a glimpse of Harry being a Horcrux.
  • Most Interesting New Character, Most Meaningful Moment and Best Quotes from Chamber of Secrets.
  • We take your tweets and e-mails on the final chapters of the second book.
  • British Joke of the Day returns.

Download Now Running time: 1:29:00, 42.8 MB

Episode 178: Out of Diapers

  • HBP continues to make money at the box office while DH filming surges on.
  • Potter Exhibition is heading to Boston, but where will it go next?
  • Jamie Waylett isn’t returning for DH and Joshua Herdman reveals where the split will be.
  • What happened with HBP IMAX 3D? Andrew explains how it was a rip off.
  • Happy Birthday, Micah!
  • Micah and Andrew discuss the HBP video game.
  • MuggleCast turns 4; the listeners and hosts celebrate!
  • This Week in MuggleCast History, Make the Music Connection, Jamie’s British Joke of the Week, and Chicken Soup!

Download Now Running time: 1:19:13, 38.1 MB

Episode 175: Fireside Chats

  • We’re kickin’ it old school this episode with a traditional hosting panel.
  • We cover Deathly Hallows casting and Presidential set visits.
  • So much Half-Blood Prince news we don’t even know where to begin.
  • Will IMAX regret its contractual obligations?
  • Should the MPAA take notice of the BBFC’s 12A rating?
  • Does anyone care about the run-time with a two-part series finale?
  • MuggleMail on e-books and movie splits.
  • We introduce two brand-new segments you do not want to miss!
  • AudioFiction and Chicken Soup return.
  • Plus, Azkatraz is less than one month away!

Download Now Running time: 1:05:54, 30.2 MB