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 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 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

Episode 233: That’s TOO Much!

  • It’s our final show before the release of Deathly Hallows – Part 2!
  • There’s a ton of news so we only run through some of the bigger things going on surrounding the film’s release.
  • We update everyone on the latest Pottermore developments.
  • Will everyone be able to get a Pottermore beta invite? What new information can we expect to receive?
  • Back to the film! Will it be the top grossing Potter film ever?
  • What are our general expectations for it?
  • We take your thoughts/feelings as we approach the end.
  • Don’t forget: our big Deathly Hallows – Part 2 review will be recorded live at LeakyCon. The episode will be online after we record!

Download Now Running time: 47:10, 22.7 MB

Episode 231: Pottermore

  • Pottermore: What the heck is it?
  • Did the hack ruin the announcement?
  • Will it extend the life of the fandom?
  • Will it be something all fans can enjoy?
  • The owls are gathering… who is cleaning up the waste?
  • We break down the final Potter trailer ever
  • Micah and Eric point out two deceptive scene cuts
  • Should they have shown Harry confronting Snape?
  • What about the Resurrection Stone scene?
  • Who is casting that big blue spell? Hint: he may like goats.
  • News covers: Deathly Hallows – Part 2 rating, run-time, score and more
  • We take your tweets on both the trailer and Pottermore

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Running time: 1:30:50, 43.7 MB

Episode 225: Harietta Potter

  • Micah reviews the Exhibition and DVD launch events that took place in New York City.
  • Lots of Part 1 deleted scenes, but we’re not reviewing them – yet!
  • Helen McCrory says multiple Malfoy endings were shot, but Andrew and Eric say “don’t get your hopes up”.
  • What If: The main character in the Potter series was a girl?
  • Chapter by Chapter: Goblet of Fire Chapters 34 and 35.
  • We look at Harry and Voldemort’s duel, more luck for Harry, Death Eater oversights, and the truth about Moody/Barty Crouch Sr.
  • Favorites: Favorite Quidditch Position
  • Andrew and Eric answer Micah and fans’ questions about the ‘Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ test screening.
  • Surprise character appearances, Snape’s death, Narcissa, Remus, Tonks, Wormtail and more are discussed.

Download Now Running time: 1:27:10, 41.9 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 215: Won’t Get Fooled Again

  • Part 2 of our Deathly Hallows – Part 1 discussion! Download Episode 214 for our scene-by-scene review of the film.
  • We clear up several mistakes from last episode.
  • Matt joins the show and gives us his thoughts on Part 1.
  • We all agree Hedwig gets a more dignified death than in the book.
  • Your responses to last week’s show: the good and the bad.
  • Muggle Mail covers Bill Weasley, Mad-Eye’s eye, and Dobby’s speech.
  • Did the forest scenes feel slow at times because they were covering months of action?
  • Micah concedes some of the things he mentioned last episode could have payoff in Part 2.
  • Did Hermione and Harry have an “aha” moment when the Invisibility Cloak was mentioned?
  • We revisit the Dursleys departing, Malfoy Manor, the split and more.
  • Plus, we take tweets on your favorite scenes.

Download NowRunning time: 1:10:26, 33.9 MB

Episode 205: By The Way

  • Spoiler warning: We reveal where Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 will split!
  • We record an episode earlier than scheduled to talk about where the Deathly Hallows split will be!
  • We discuss the pros and cons of the split being here.
  • We’ve got a list of all the big scenes that will be in Part 1.
  • Did WB mean for this split to get out, or did EW not realize what they were doing?
  • Should we know where the split is before seeing the film?
  • We catch up on other news, including the launch of the ‘Join the Final Battle’ campaign and the Harry Potter: The Exhibition heading to Seattle.
  • MuggleMail addresses last week’s hot topics.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

Download Now Running time: 44:26, 21.4 MB