Episode 174: It’s All Coming Back

  • It’s MuggleCast May, and Jamie has returned!
  • We catch up on all the latest Potter news stories.
  • Eric visited the Harry Potter Exhibition and he provides a review.
  • Deathly Hallows is filming on location and Jamie wonders if it’s arrogant.
  • Premiere dates are set, why are they three days in a row?
  • New segment: Twitter Question Mailbag!
  • We take your questions about all Potter subjects as submitted through Twitter and answer ’em.
  • Topics like why’d Jo kill Fred instead of George, what’s with Harry’s potion skills, and many more.
  • Another new segment: AudioFic!
  • … where MuggleNet FanFiction provides you with a reading of their best Fan Fiction.
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day is back with three jokes!
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Running time: 1:25:55, 39.4 MB

Episode 165: Beedle The Bard, Analyzed

  • MuggleCast reviews Beedle the Bard!
  • But first, the latest news.
  • We start the discussion off with our general thoughts.
  • What was our favorite tale?
  • Would Laura Mallory approve of the tales?
  • Our thought’s on Dumbledore’s commentary.
  • We go Tale by Tale through the book, pointing out the most interesting tidbits.
  • Interesting parallels between Beedle tales and the Potter books.
  • We discuss the timing of when Dumbledore wrote these notes and their significance.
  • New MuggleCast interaction: we read questions sent in via Twitter!

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Running time: 1:23:45, 38.4 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!

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Running time: 1:23:13, 38.1 MB

Episode 140: You Just Got MuggleCast’d

  • Andrew questions the motives for mocking him when he’s away.
  • We discuss JK Rowling’s answers at the James Joyce Awards.
  • Could Intercollegiate Quidditch be the next big thing in the fandom?
  • It’s a new month (mApril), so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Create Your Own MuggleCast Segment Contest returns!
  • Micah updates you on the transcript situation and asks for new transcribers.
  • We experiment with Amazon’s unSpun to get visitors involved with discussions.
  • Andrew talks about his visit to the Twilight set.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 24 and 25 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Dobby is dead, and we mourn.
  • We discuss Griphook’s very intriguing view of Harry.
  • Remus asks Harry to be Ted’s godfather. We talk about the change of heart since their last meeting.
  • John Hurt MUST come back for Deathly Hallows reprise his role as Ollivander, we decide.
  • We call an audible with Make the Music Connection.

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Running time: 1:25:16, 39.1 MB

Episode 139: Spiders, Vampires, Lords and Wizards

  • Andrew is absent, so the mockery kicks in immediately.
  • Micah returns to anchoring the news.
  • A new month is upon us (MuggleCast mApril) vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • We announce a brand new version of MuggleCast, starting next week.
  • 1/4th Potter, 1/4th Twilight, 1/4th Narnia, and 1/4th Lord of the Rings.
  • The co-hosts discuss the reasons why it’s happening, and what it means for the future.
  • MuggleMail address last week’s hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 23 of Deathly Hallows.
  • The Sorting Hat, a new segment, is given a shot.
  • Jamie makes up for his time away with Make the Connection.
  • The hosts give one final sign off as “the old” MuggleCast show format.
  • Lots of bloopers.

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Running time: 1:28:31, 40.6 MB

Episode 136: Happily Split

  • It’s a special Thursday night LIVE episode!
  • Ben and Kevin return to host the show!
  • We discuss all of the developments surrounding the Deathly Hallows split.
  • Was it done to make more money?
  • Is the 6 month wait between part one and two THAT bad?
  • Where should the split be made?
  • How do you make them one but two separate and distinct stories?
  • Do you break it with a moment of suspense or one of resolution?
  • Will there be a trailer at the end of part one for part two?
  • We give Jamie a quick call and Ben messes with his head.
  • Oscar possibilities?
  • We take YOUR calls about the split!
  • And remember, because of you we have helped Mason raise over $1,000 towards cancer research. Please continue helping out and donate. The minimum donation is just $5.

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Running time: 2:22:05, 65.1 MB

Episode 127: Making Connections

  • JKR Documentary discussion.
  • Jo talks about her family and religious views.
  • What was the character name she took from the book in the church?
  • Universal adds a new poll to their website and we discuss the pros and cons of where we would like to have a drink.
  • Andrew, Matt and Laura review Sweeney Todd.
  • Our thoughts on the recent Helen McCrory interview.
  • We respond to some Muggle Mail from our Holiday and New Year’s shows.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: A Place to Hide.
  • Is Hermione the genie in the Potter world?
  • Tottenham Court Road and Grimmauld Place.
  • Make the Connection returns.
  • Chicken Soup.
  • Andrew attempts the fastest show close ever.

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Running time: 1:27:55, 40.4 MB

Episode 126: Flying Ford Angela

  • Further discussion about HBP casting and TIME’s “Person of the Year”.
  • Andrew places a call to WB about his defective DVD.
  • Top 10 Moments of 2007.
  • Favorite Memories of 2007.
  • Chapters 7 & 8 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Should Harry really be opening his mind to Voldemort?
  • Is Voldemort that stupid to be letting Harry see his actions?
  • Harry’s birthday and a visit from the Minister.
  • What good would it do the Ministry to know of Harry’s plans?
  • The mark of Grindelwald: another Nazi-WWII reference?
  • Character analysis: Xenophilius Lovegood, Aunt Muriel, Elphias Doge.
  • Why did Dumbledore never tell Harry he lived in Godric’s Hollow?
  • “The Ministry has fallen” becomes our first holy *%&$ moment of the series.
  • Scrimgeour gets his swan song.
  • Countdown to 2008.

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Running time: 1:40:40, 46.2 MB

Episode 125: Holiday Joy

  • It’s another holiday season!
  • Jamie is back and recounts his problems with Christmas.
  • We discuss the latest news, including casting, TIME, and the Jo documentary.
  • Jamie and Laura add their input to the show ending announcement.
  • MuggleMail address DVD issues and Chapter by Chapter.
  • This week, Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 5 and 6 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Was Harry right to use Expelliarmus against the Death Eaters?
  • Did Lupin have a right to discipline him?
  • Was Mrs. Weasley’s motherly protection justified?
  • Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione tension.
  • Measures taken for the Horcrux hunt.
  • British Joke of the Day returns!
  • The hosts read a Holiday poem sent in by a listener.

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Running time: 1:24:06, 29 MB