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

Episode 173: Mad Times

  • The best trailer yet? If not, where does it rank?
  • The hosts breakdown the trailer and analyze the new scenes.
  • The Unbreakable Vow, the Quidditch Pitch and the Dark Mark.
  • Harry and Ginny get closer while Ron takes a beating from Hermione.
  • There’s a lady in a London scene who looks absolutely petrified.
  • Slughorn yelling, Katie Bell attacked and a wand tribute.
  • Draco gets some airtime: what’s with the whiny voice?
  • Snape’s story finally exposed! “It’s over!”
  • Does WB President Alan Horn sing the hit song ‘Circus’?
  • We take your live calls and Tweets.
  • Other news covers the release date change, Jamie Waylett, J.K. Rowling, Jamie Campbell Bower, HBP posters and the DH Epilogue.

Download Now Running time: 1:42:36, 46.9 MB

Episode 172: Interviewing the Illustrator

  • Prior to the interview, we catch up on the latest news and more.
  • Mary explains the process of designing the covers.
  • Which cover gave her the most difficulty? Who is her favorite character to draw?
  • What is her favorite book in the series?
  • She breaks down the curtain comparison between the first and last novels.
  • How much communication does she have with Jo? International illustrators?
  • She discusses future anniversary covers and the HP encyclopedia.
  • How difficult was it for her knowing the end of Deathly Hallows?
  • To wrap up the show, Make The Music Connection returns.

Download Now Running time: 1:11:57, 33.0 MB

Episode 170: Do The Patrick Doyle

  • We discuss the latest Harry Potter news stories.
  • Emma and Rupert are both afraid to kiss each other?
  • Our thoughts on the recently released HBP posters.
  • A podcast competition at Azkatraz 2009!
  • A new MuggleCast.com coming soon!
  • Matt and Micah interview Goblet of Fire film composer Patrick Doyle.
  • Patrick Doyle dishes on Syracuse University, Goblet of Fire, and his other works.
  • We learn that the waltz in Goblet was actually improvised.
  • Valentine’s Day discussion: Who would we date in the Potter series?
  • The boys get a little immature.
  • Chicken Soup: bad economy edition.

Download Now Running time: 1:30:11, 41.3 MB

Episode 169: A Vision From Benlawney

  • We’re live to discuss the Japanese Half-Blood Prince trailer!
  • We attempt to hit 10,000 members on MuggleSpace while on the air.
  • Have Michael Gambon and Emma Watson changed their tune for this film?
  • And why again is this rated PG?
  • Live callers tell us what their favorite parts of the trailer are.
  • Are there any scenes we’d like to see cut?
  • What are they doing instead of Dumbledore’s funeral?
  • We give the MPAA a call to see why it was rated PG.
  • Hagrid calls in to ask Laura a serious question.
  • When will the next trailer be out? Ben has a vision.

Download Now Running time: 1:35:01, 34.4 MB

Episode 168: LIVE and Rated PG

  • We’re live to usher in the new year!
  • MuggleNet staff member Nick joins us!
  • A nice big panel of hosts to discuss the hot topics.
  • HBP is rated PG – wtf?
  • Eric, having already seen the film, tells us if the rating is justified.
  • Nick points out that the trailers in the UK are rated 12A. What does this mean for the UK rating?
  • The other hot news topics, analyzed.
  • Main discussion: What to expect for 2009?
  • Will we see Jo’s encyclopedia or at least get news on it?
  • Are COS and POA anniversary editions coming this year?
  • Live calls!
  • And finally, extremely sad news about a MuggleCast listener.

Download Now Running time: 1:35:01, 43.5 MB

Episode 167: Looking Back at 2008

  • It’s time for our annual Year in Review show!
  • But first, the latest news. Or lack of it.
  • MuggleMail addresses last week’s hot topics.
  • MuggleSpace is now open for business!
  • We countdown the top seven stories of 2008.
  • Twitter responses: What did YOU think was the top story?
  • The 1st Annual MuggleCasties Awards!
  • … all while looking at the best show moments from this year.
  • Chicken Soup: Surgery Edition!

Download Now Running time: 1:25:40, 39.3 MB

Episode 166: Appreciating the Moment

  • The latest Movie, Beedle, and Exhibition news.
  • Happy Birthday, Laura!
  • MuggleMail addresses our Beedle show.
  • Book Discussion: Was the final battle between Harry and Voldemort a disappointment?
  • We look at why some people were hoping for more.
  • We discuss the reasons why the battle was short, Harry’s signature spell, and much more.
  • A cool parallel between Snape’s lessons to Harry and the final battle.
  • Lupin’s influence on Harry throughout Deathly Hallows.
  • Holiday Discussion! Questions sent in via Twitter.
  • Voicemails address various topics.
  • Chicken Soup: Finals Edition.
  • What do with the MuggleCast Australia voicemail number?

Download Now Running time: 1:31:48, 38.4 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!

Download Now Running time: 1:23:45, 38.4 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