Episode 258: Casually Vacant… Story

  • Note: We have not finished the book so you don’t have to worry about spoilers!
  • The Casual Vacancy is here!
  • None of the hosts have FINISHED the novel but discuss what they think so far.
  • Is the book different than the book that was marketed? What was our impression of what the book would be like from the advertisement (or lack thereof)?
  • Are there any Potter references in the book?
  • As a novel, do the opening pages grab you?
  • Let’s talk about sex.
  • Twitter feedback from fans/readers like YOU!
  • What has J.K. Rowling said in Interviews so far about the book? What have critics thought?
  • Andrew and Eric review the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” movie, newly released.
  • John and Bre, makers of “Finding Hogwarts” discuss their fan film, out now on DVD and Blu-Ray! Use coupon code “muggle” for a 5% discount when ordering!
  • Plans to discuss the Casual Vacancy in future MuggleCast episodes.

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Running time: 1:31:03, 44 MB

Episode 257: Would You Rather

Micah, Eric, and Selina host the latest (overdue!) episode of MuggleCast. The three catch up on some of the latest news stories, gear up for The Casual Vacancy, and talk about past and future Harry Potter conferences.

Programming note: We’ll have a new episode out a few days after The Casual Vacancy is released to share our review and recap all of the news out of J.K. Rowling’s slew of interviews!

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Running time: 1:24:34, 38.8 MB

Episode 252: Hufflepuff’s Hobbit Hole

  • J.K. Rowling announces The Casual Vacancy.
  • Will the Harry Potter fandom morph into the J.K. Rowling fandom because of her upcoming book?
  • What can we gather from The Casual Vacancy synopsis? Title?
  • We analyze Parish Counsels yep, we’re already going in depth on the book.
  • J.K. Rowling speaks about the Harry Potter Encyclopedia in a way she hasn’t before is it news?
  • Pottermore finally opens to the public, but lacks the “grand opening” excitement it once had.
  • We discuss two new aspects written by JKR: Ghost Plots and the Hufflepuff Common Room.
  • Jo continues to unintentionally put down Hufflepuffs.
  • Will The Casual Vacancy grow J.K. Rowling’s reader base?
  • Will adult readers decide to start reading Harry Potter after The Casual Vacancy?
  • Plus for our other podcasts: Game of Owns, Hunger Games Chat, and more.

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