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 156: An Interview with Stephenie Meyer

  • We discuss the news of Beedle the Bard being published.
  • Will there be midnight release parties?
  • What’s with the major price differences?
  • Listener Rebuttals address last week’s hot topics.
  • Twilight author Stephenie Meyer comes on the show to talk about the Potter fandom, writing techniques for successful writers, and Breaking Dawn.
  • Who would win in a fight: Edward Cullen or Harry Potter?
  • This Week in MuggleCast History
  • Make the Music Connection
  • Chicken Soup

Download Now Running time: 1:09:27, 31.8 MB

Episode 137: Tripping Over Curtains – The Jim Dale Story

  • Portus 2008 public relations director Aziza Aba Butain joins us…
  • …to interview the narrator of the U.S. Harry Potter books Jim Dale.
  • Mr. Dale gives his thoughts on the recent Deathly Hallows split as well as the movies in general.
  • One of his sons is actually a movie helicopter operator who has worked on the Potter films.
  • What is his favorite Potter character voice? Which one is the hardest – or as he puts it – the most annoying to do?
  • He discusses how he prepares to record the Potter books: some water and a green apple anyone?
  • How long does it take him? More like how long is he given! The answer may surprise you.
  • How well does he know Stephen Fry and Mary GrandPre?
  • Does he ever read the books for enjoyment and what is his relationship with J.K. Rowling?
  • He denies using his relationship with Dumbledore to further his career.
  • Just what does he think about the HP fandom?

Download Now Running time: 59:59, 27.5 MB