Episode 149: I Love You, Laura

  • Micah graces us with his presence.
  • We review JK Rowling’s Potter Prequel.
  • Or wait… can we even call it a prequel?
  • Portus 2008 is coming up and it’s the definition of awesome!
  • More teaser trailer speculation.
  • Our 150th episode is next week and we have to celebrate!
  • MuggleMail: MC future, a song for Snape, and The Shrieking Shack.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 32, The Prince’s Tale.
  • Andrew compares Voldemort’s midnight request to his one hour request.
  • The sudden change of mood within Hogwarts is striking.
  • Did Lupin and Tonks deserve a death scene?
  • Did they even deserve to die?
  • Snape’s Memories and their impact.
  • Favorites, Voicemails, and Chicken Soup!

Download Now Running time: 1:11:45, 32.9 MB

Episode 148: POOF!

  • We kick off the show with talk about our future.
  • JK Rowling’s speech at Harvard was, well, awesome.
  • Harry Potter the MMORPG… would it be a success?
  • Portus 2008 is just over a month away!
  • 3rd Annual Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day was a success!
  • MuggleMail address some cool foreshadowing.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 32, The Elder Wand.
  • We discuss the effect of Fred’s death on Harry.
  • Why did Voldemort use the Shrieking Shack?
  • McGonagall and her Beauty and the Beast magic.
  • Voicemails tackle a broad range of Potter topics.
  • Sorting Hat: Laura Mallory… the squib?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • Mikey B! Mikey B! MIKEY B! POOF!

Download Now Running time: 1:27:00, 39.9 MB

Episode 147: Ben Ten

  • Ben returns to co-host an episode of the show!
  • The press prints a misleading headline with the Rob Knox story.
  • Is the Sorcerer’s Stone re-release something to be excited about?
  • JK Rowling is wring a Potter prequel.
  • SuperCon, John Hurt hints at a return, and more leaked HBP photos.
  • Global Wear Your MuggleCast T-shirt Day is June 2nd!
  • MuggleMail covers some topics on Episode 146.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 31, The Battle of Hogwarts.
  • We discuss Voldemort’s Midnight Ultimatum.
  • Andrew thinks Voldemort is too cool for a symbolic Midnight request.
  • Ben’s Top 10 List.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • Bloopers!

Download Now Running time: 1:11:56, 33 MB

Episode 146: Trailer Blues

  • MuggleCast is recorded one last time from its Medford-based studios.
  • We discuss our trailer blues.
  • With what movie will the Half-Blood Prince teaser trailer be released?
  • A small new photo appears from HBP. Was it leaked on purpose?
  • Tom Felton sings. We listen and give our thoughts on his talent.
  • Come see us and have a blast at Portus 2008!
  • MuggleMail discusses last weeks hot topics and some corrections.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 30: The Sacking of Severus Snape.
  • This chapter will be Maggie Smith’s time to shine in the film.
  • Voicemails address some general topics.
  • This Week in MuggleCast, PO Box Update, and Chicken Soup.
  • Micah receives a goat shirt from a fan, but isn’t the most thrilled.

Download Now Running time: 1:11:05, 32.6 MB

Episode 144: Manly Mathematical Men

  • Eric crunches some numbers to compare wait times for movie releases.
  • What can we look forward to at the Potter Exhibition?
  • Potter leaves the NYT Bestseller list for first time in decade.
  • Fans think this is the end? LOL!
  • Hogsmeade is being built. We discuss, Micah tries to move on.
  • It’s MuggleCast May, so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Follow us on Twitter!
  • Lots of MuggleMail based on last week’s show and more.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 28 of DH: The Missing Mirror.
  • We discuss the cloak and why the Death Eaters couldn’t accio it.
  • Aberforth’s fight with the Death Eaters, his story, and an actor to play him.
  • The 2nd place winner in our MuggleCast Segment Contest is aired!
  • We play Sorting Hat, This Week in MC History, HUH?!, and Chicken Soup.
  • Andrew and Eric address some common issues with downloading the show.

Download Now Running time: 1:37:49, 44.8 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

Episode 141: Heading Back in Time

  • Andrew has a treasure chest from HP Quest!
  • Micah will be first in line at Equus in NYC.
  • We announce when our next MuggleCast LIVE online will be.
  • Thanks to everyone who’s voted for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Listener Rebuttals take a look at the Elder Wand and more.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 26 of Deathly Hallows: Gringotts.
  • Sorting Hat: Andrew, Eric, and Stephenie Meyer
  • A couple voicemails and a temporary problem with our hotline.
  • A new segment: This Week in MuggleCast (Episode 35)
  • HUH?! E-mail of the Week.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • This week’s blooper reminds Andrew he’s only 18.

Download Now Running time: 1:23:11, 38.1 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.

Download Now 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.

Download Now Running time: 2:22:05, 65.1 MB