Mugglecast: The Harry Potter Podcast

Sinopse

MuggleCast is the most-listened to Harry Potter podcast online, and the only one to release on a regular and timely schedule. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners the most entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, and more!

Episódios

  •  #491: Which Harry Potter Character Would We Want To Be?

    #491: Which Harry Potter Character Would We Want To Be?

    17/11/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    Thanksgiving is all about family! Join us for a Weasley Family-themed Quizzitch Live on Sunday, November 22nd! The hosts share their reactions to the news that Mads Mikkelson will replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series MuggleCasTBT: In May 2016, which characters did we predict we’d see in the Fantastic Beasts series? The answers may surprise you! Main Discussion: Which character would we want to be in the Harry Potter series, and why? Charlie Weasley? Nearly-Headless Nick? For real?!?! Listeners weigh in with their picks including Oliver Wood, Crookshanks, Luna Lovegood, Celestina Warbeck and more! We dig deep into the Muggle Mail  bag to answer some lingering questions The "real" Harry Potter fan debate continues Why is Slytherin House still allowed to exist? Could Sirius going to Azkaban have been part of Dumbledore's larger plan? Why is Harry so good at resisting the Imperius Curse? Could it be the Horcrux? Will it really be that hard for fans to adjust to a new Grindel

  • #490: Why Johnny Depp Left Fantastic Beasts, and Who Should Play Grindelwald Now

    #490: Why Johnny Depp Left Fantastic Beasts, and Who Should Play Grindelwald Now

    09/11/2020 Duração: 55min

    Thanksgiving is all about family; join us for a Weasley Family-themed Quizzitch Live on Sunday, November 22nd! Breaking News: Johnny Depp is OUT as Grindelwald! Warner Bros reportedly asked (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54846285) Johnny to leave the role. Andrew breaks down what happened and details a chain of events. Why is this happening now, and why didn't it happen sooner? WB gave him the professional courtesy of stepping down with dignity, but was Johnny Depp actually fired? Is Fantastic Beasts a doomed series? Is it a sinking ship of controversy? Is it cursed? Hosts read listener-submitted casting suggestions for a new Grindelwald, and we present our own suggestions! Would Colin Farrell come back as Graves/Grindelwald, and would that make sense? Will Grindelwald's appearance be worked into the plot of future films? And will this still be 5-part series? Guess That Book returns! Can the hosts correctly guess what Harry Potter book that four out-of-context audio clips are from? Qui

  • #489: The Politics of the Wizarding World

    #489: The Politics of the Wizarding World

    03/11/2020 Duração: 01h24min

    In  celebration of Halloween, we hosted a brand-new, spoooooky edition of Quizzitch Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AmVWSA3zcM) ! Join us later this November for another round of trivia! News: MinaLima confirms they are working on (https://twitter.com/rowlinglibrary/status/1322265964122169346) a Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition while Laura introduces us to the latest trend on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@t22felton/video/6884690238946561285?_d=secCgsIARCbDRgBIAIoARI%2BCjyPau0yNO%2FsQGzvkaOqQc6GVjucs9A8Goj6yNh6z7of2Uy2LsaFVZvPziIlrH%2FlTnCMjvynE9VkLSZ4FxoaAA%3D%3D&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAAZDzBT9vvgApYBro9rsV1gM5WE_JtwMW5DMhYe89KB875I9RNuavZCC5hTGCw6ocd&share_item_id=6884690238946561285&share_link_id=940204CF-095A-475F-8CC1-53FA124275C5×tamp=1603994865&tt_from=copy&u_code=d9acj2di7dah8e&user_id=6759763966274700293&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&source=h5_m) ... POTTAH! Muggle Mail covers Halloween Happenings at Hogwarts, additional Potter p

  • #488: Your Most Controversial Harry Potter Opinions

    #488: Your Most Controversial Harry Potter Opinions

    27/10/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    In  celebration of Halloween, we're hosting our next Quizzitch Live this Saturday, October 31 at 3 p.m. ET! We hope to see you there! Chris Hansen takes on Tom Riddle! Watch it on our social media channels later this week. Only one week left until Election Day! Please make sure you are registered to vote in your state right now by visiting IWillVote.com (http://www.iwillvote.com) . You can also find out great ballot information at BallotReady.org (http://www.ballotready.org) and sign up to be a poll worker at PowerThePolls.org (http://www.powerthepolls.org) . We review the brand-new, beautifully illustrated MinaLima edition of Sorcerer's Stone. How does it compare to the Jim Kay Illustrated Series? We discuss how having worked on the Harry Potter films brings a whole new perspective to this illustrated edition Pop-ups galore: Dumbledore's watch, Hogsmeade, The Fat Lady Portrait and more! Main Discussion: The Most Controversial Opinions in the Harry Potter series What are the Harry Potter opinions that

  • #487: The Scariest Moments in Harry Potter

    #487: The Scariest Moments in Harry Potter

    20/10/2020 Duração: 01h19min

    It's our annual Halloween episode and we discuss the scariest moments in the Harry Potter series! Some our favorite past Halloween episodes have included Episode 61: Ghosts (https://www.mugglecast.com/episode-61/) in Harry Potter and Episode 343: Halloween Happening (https://www.mugglecast.com/episode-343-fantastic-beasts-not-2/) ! In Sorcerer's Stone: Fluffy and Professor Quirrell's death are just two of the most terrifying moments for 11-year-old Harry. Aragog, the Baslisk, Tom Riddle's possession of Ginny and Gilderoy Lockhart - could Chamber of Secrets be the scariest book in the series? With werewolves, mass murderers, death omens and dementors, Prisoner of Azkaban certainly holds its own! Goblet of Fire gave us Death Eaters at the Quidditch World Cup, the madness of Mr. Crouch, an impostor professor and the return of Voldemort! Terrifying gets taken to new level with Dolores Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix! Did Inferi, Horcruxes, Dumbledore reliving his worst memory or Katie Bell's attack give u

  • #486: Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Review, MuggleMail, and Games!

    #486: Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Review, MuggleMail, and Games!

    13/10/2020 Duração: 58min

    PSA for the USA: Many voter registration deadlines are approaching in the United States. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your state right now by visiting IWillVote.com (http://www.iwillvote.com) . You can also find out great ballot information at http://www.BallotReady.org and sign up to be a poll worker at http://www.PowerThePolls.org.  Quidditch Through the Ages gets a fully-illustrated edition by Emily Gravett. We dig into the book and share what we love about it! The new edition has an illustration on every page, and nearly 3 times the page count of the original book, plus -- Andrew's confirmed -- unique paper stock. Are there bits in this new book that weren't in the original? The hosts discuss Emily's impressive world building, and how it feels like a history book. What are our favorite new illustrations, and where does this version rank among other illustrated books? Debate Segment: Is Quidditch a dumb or amazing sport? Be sure to vote in our polls on social media later this week, t

  • #485: The Biggest Plot Holes in the Harry Potter Books

    #485: The Biggest Plot Holes in the Harry Potter Books

    06/10/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    PSA for the USA: Many voter registration deadlines are approaching in the United States. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your state right now by visiting IWillVote.com (http://www.iwillvote.com) . You can also find out great ballot information at http://www.BallotReady.org and sign up to be a poll worker at http://www.PowerThePolls.org.  MuggleMail covers Dumbledore and Tom Riddle's first encounter and Voldemort's ability to love Our Main Discussion focuses on The Biggest Plot Holes in the Harry Potter books! The Lost Day: What was happening in those initial 24 hours after the Potters were killed? Why didn’t James Potter become his own Secret Keeper? Time Turners galore! Why didn’t anyone go back in time to stop Voldemort?  How is it Peter Pettigrew was never noticed on the Marauder’s Map by Fred & George? Why didn't Lupin warn Harry about Sirius' animagus form? How did the Triwizard Cup function as a (reverse) portkey to bring Harry back to Hogwarts at the end of Goblet of Fire? Why d

  • #484: Fictional Orphans and Their Purpose in Harry Potter

    #484: Fictional Orphans and Their Purpose in 'Harry Potter'

    29/09/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Welcome Slug Club member Shyam! He, too, has gotten a letter from the author! MuggleMail includes MORE casting of gingers, Sorting Hats, Slytherins and Aussies. Could the eventual Potter TV show be on network television, rather than a streaming app? Our main discussion this week is about orphans in literature! Why are there so many, and how are they alike? Are there benefits for authors wanting to start a hero off with a blank slate that makes orphaning them appealing? How does Harry's orphan status affect him? What would change if Lily and James survived? What about Voldemort? He, too, is an orphan, but he and Harry are so different, or are they? We examine some other notable orphans: Batman, Superman, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, James Bond and even Jane Eyre! For Quizzitch: Who invented the spell Muffliato?? You can join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast! This week's episode is brought to you by Beach

  • #483: Fantasy Casting the Harry Potter TV Series, Hogwarts Legacy Announced

    #483: Fantasy Casting the Harry Potter TV Series, 'Hogwarts Legacy' Announced

    22/09/2020 Duração: 01h17min

    Andrew's prophecy comes true... almost! Hogwarts Legacy (https://www.hypable.com/harry-potter-rpg-hogwarts-legacy-announced-for-playstation-5/) is coming to a video game console near you in 2021! What are our initial reactions to the trailer for this open-world video game? We offer some suggestions on what fans can do who are hesitant about purchasing this game. Muggle Mail covers The Pizza Wizard, The Lost Day, Neville, Sirius, a Harry Potter television station and more! Main Discussion: Fantasy Casting The Harry Potter Television Series Peeves, Professor Binns, Ludo Bagman, Augusta Longbottom and The Gaunts: we cast the characters from the books that never made it on screen! Who would play the Founders? Would James Cosmo or Paul Giamatti make a better Gryffindor? Would you cast Viola Davis or Indira Varma for Ravenclaw? John Malkovich as Slytherin? Rebel Wilson as Hufflepuff? In recasting the trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione, can the Potter series catch lightning in a bottle twice? Who did the hosts

  • #482: Never-Before-Seen Harry Potter Scenes We Want in a TV Series

    #482: Never-Before-Seen Harry Potter Scenes We Want in a TV Series

    15/09/2020 Duração: 01h21min

    Muggle Mail answers some of our questions regarding Neville's sorting, and asks why Harry isn't more grateful to Lupin. This week the hosts ask, What are key, never-before-seen moments from the Harry Potter books that we want to see adapted in the TV series? This is our chance to FINALLY see some critical scenes that never made it into the books or films! Andrew kicks things off with light and grim moments: The creation of the Marauders Map, and the entire night of James and Lily's deaths. Will we finally get to see Azkaban in person, and answer how grown wizards interact with Dementors? What about Moody being overtaken by Pettigrew and Crouch, and other Death Eater things? Fresh off our Order of the Phoenix re-read, Laura asks that we see where Dumbledore ran off to. Will the show track Snape becoming the HBP? What about Dumbledore searching for Horcruxes? What scenes might we see in a future Fantastic Beasts film? What pizza toppings exist in the Wizarding World? Hippogriff? Niffler? Bowtruckle? Mi

  • #481: The Deep Similarities Between Harry and Neville

    #481: The Deep Similarities Between Harry and Neville

    08/09/2020 Duração: 01h18min

    We take a deep dive into Harry and Neville’s parallel journeys throughout the Harry Potter series Muggle Mail covers how you correct someone who is wrong about Harry Potter, Snape fan fiction and more The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings and King Arthur: the hosts share some of their favorite stories influenced by cultural artifacts Let's get religious (not really)! We compare Harry to Jesus and Neville to John The Baptist Linked from the start via prophecy, did anyone suspect pre-Order of the Phoenix that Neville would prove to play such a significant role? The hosts share their Favorite Neville Moments from the Harry Potter Series A book-by-book analysis of Harry and Neville's journeys Were Harry and Neville's upbringing really all that dissimilar? We discuss Harry and Neville both being orphaned and having their parents taken from them by Voldemort and the Death Eaters Harry and Neville both kill a giant snake... with the Sword of Gryffindor... pulled from The Sorting Hat! Snape has quite

  • #480: The Best Professors at Hogwarts

    #480: The Best Professors at Hogwarts

    01/09/2020 Duração: 01h50min

    This week, to celebrate a new term on September 1, we're rating every professor of Hogwarts School! How do the DADA professors measure up with one another on quality and on difficulty? We offer individual grades to help us compare them all. How about Potions? Is Slughorn a higher quality instructor than Snape? We all have high marks for McGonagall, but what about Dumbledore, who we saw teach in Fantastic Beasts? We set a Seer against a Centaur and wrap up with Charms, Herbology, and History of Magic. Finally, a shout-out to the non-professor teachers of Harry, like Arthur Weasley. We confirm our suspicions with MuggleCast's listener poll (https://www.mugglecast.com/who-are-the-most-effective-professors-at-hogwarts-vote-now/) results Quizzitch: How many Podcast Awards has MuggleCast received? You can join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast! This week, because two clearly wasn't enough, each hosts covers th

  • #479: The Best Chapters of the ENTIRE Harry Potter Series

    #479: The Best Chapters of the ENTIRE Harry Potter Series

    25/08/2020 Duração: 01h07min

    20 Years Ago: Dan, Emma and Rupert were announced to play Harry, Ron and Hermione Sorcerer's Stone surpasses $1 billion at the box office as theaters reopen in China Fantastic Beasts 3 set to resume filming in September -- will the movie's release date be delayed? Main Discussion: The Best Chapters of the ENTIRE Harry Potter series, and why these are our favorites! What makes a good Harry Potter chapter? Pivotal moments? Action? Suspense? World expanding moments? Hindsight? The ability to connect the threads? We discuss. Which book(s) didn't have any chapters make our final cut? It's not you, it's us! Each of the hosts share their two top picks from the Potter series Listeners weigh in with overwhelming support for... Goblet of Fire! Quizzitch: Who wrote the Standard Book of Spells: Grades 1-7? Don't forget! You can join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast (https://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast! This week, because two clearly wasn't enough, e

  • #478: How MuggleNet Created a Harry Potter Encyclopedia

    #478: How MuggleNet Created a Harry Potter Encyclopedia

    18/08/2020 Duração: 59min

    Welcome to the show Marissa, co-author of MuggleNet's new Character Compendium (https://www.mugglenet.com/2020/06/the-unofficial-harry-potter-character-compendium-is-mugglenets-first-book-in-over-a-decade-get-yours-now/) , available now in bookstores everywhere! MuggleMail has Umbridge fever! An e-mail from Matt suggests actress Olivia Coleman for the future role of Umbridge in a Harry Potter TV series! Here is a highlight reel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3r_Id78ck) for your consideration. Should MuggleCast make Umbridge pillows that you can punch? And, finally, a mention of Umbridge from Half-Blood Prince is brought to our attention. In our Main Discussion, we ask Marissa about the creation of The Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium: MuggleNet's Ultimate Guide to Who's Who in the Wizarding World (https://amzn.to/3kP0ibP) . How did this book come about, how did they gather information on over 700 characters, and which characters stood out to her in her research?! Special sections in the Ba

  • #477: Burning Order of the Phoenix Questions That Were Never Answered

    #477: Burning 'Order of the Phoenix' Questions That Were Never Answered

    11/08/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    News: The Harry Potter film series is moving to Peacock and leaving HBO Max. Muggle Mail covers Potter People The Podcast (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1248779) and an interesting fan fiction about Voldemort's return! (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12924292/181/A-Second-Chance) It's our Order of the Phoenix Rewind episode! Acceptable. Troll. Exceeds Expectations. Just how good were our 7-Word Summaries during Chapter-by-Chapter? The grades are in! Dumbledore vs. Voldemort. The Lost Prophecy. Harry's trial. What were the Top 7 Most Critical Moments of Order of the Phoenix? We take a Time Turner back to 2003! What were fans theorizing most about between the Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince book releases? From Peter Pettigrew to Dumbledore's mysterious absence, what burning questions did Order of the Phoenix and the final two books leave unanswered? Luna Lovegood. Dolores Umbridge. Bellatrix Lestrange. We discuss Order of the Phoenix's Most Notable New Characters and how they translated on screen!

  • #476: Celebrating 15 Years of MuggleCast (with Jamie!)

    #476: Celebrating 15 Years of MuggleCast (with Jamie!)

    04/08/2020 Duração: 01h22min

    SPOILER WARNING: Do not listen if you haven't finished Book 6 yet, but today we're celebrating 15 YEARS OF MUGGLECAST! Welcome back everyone's favorite Brit, Jamie! He has some huge life updates for everyone. Why in the world did we ever decide to start a podcast? Who is this mystery "Sarah" person? We dig deep into the archive to roll clips from Episode 1! Were our predictions any good? Or totally wrong? From Steve Jobs to David Heyman to Pickle Pack and more, Andrew, Eric, Micah, Laura and Jamie share their favorite MuggleCast Moments! The hosts give their best fandom moments and top Potter news items over the last 15 years What will be the state of the Harry Potter fandom 15 years from now? We think the current state of the Star Wars and Marvel fandoms should clue us in. Make The Music Connection returns, with music from 2005! Why we still love doing MuggleCast after all this time...and... British Joke of the Day! After the outro, listeners share their favorite moments from over the years This w

  • #475: Denial and Acceptance (OOTP 38, The Second War Begins)

    #475: Denial and Acceptance (OOTP 38, The Second War Begins)

    28/07/2020 Duração: 01h38min

    It's our final Chapter-by-Chapter episode! The reading archive (https://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) is now complete! Congratulations to our recent Quizzitch Live winners Morg97, Molly, Melissa, Kate, and Kiran. Eric has a new podcast, Thank You For Spieling (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thank-you-for-spieling-podcast/id1521109520) ! Find it on your favorite podcast app. MuggleMail includes Occlumency lessons, the Marauders watching Snape and Lily, and whether you can grow out of reading Harry Potter books. Chapter-by-Chapter (https://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) CONCLUDES with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 38: Second War Begins 7-Word Summary: Hogwarts is not the most safe space  Fudge's behavior following Voldemort's return leaves the hosts all bothered. What really happened to Umbridge, and how did Dumbledore leave the Forest unscathed? Malfoy means business, but is his anger misplaced? Snape

  • #474: Theres Something About Harry (OOTP 37, The Lost Prophecy)

    #474: There's Something About Harry (OOTP 37, The Lost Prophecy)

    21/07/2020 Duração: 01h30min

    Our next Quizzitch Live is Tuesday, July 21 - The topic is Deathly Hallows! Harry Potter at Home (https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home) has wrapped up their chapter readings for Book One. In Muggle Mail, the hosts are asked how Harry Potter led them to branch out into being a fan of other things. We debut a brand new listener-inspired segment, Wizard Court! Bellatrix is on trial for killing Sirius. Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 37: The Lost (?) Prophecy 7-Word Summary: Dumbledore tells Harry some of the truth  A portrait tells Harry that Dumbledore thinks highly of him. What do we think? Dumbledore says, "I know how you're feeling, Harry." But does he? At multiple times, Dumbledore refers to his own age while seeking forgiveness from Harry. Is this fair? Do we blame Kreacher, or do we blame wizards, including Sirius, for Kreacher's betrayal? Snape has shows his heroic side, but Dumbledore is keeping his secret from Ha

  • #473: Dumbledore v Voldemort (OOTP 36, The Only One He Ever Feared)

    #473: Dumbledore v Voldemort (OOTP 36, The Only One He Ever Feared)

    14/07/2020 Duração: 01h15min

    Our next Quizzitch Live will be Tuesday, July 21 - An installment themed around the Deathly Hallows book! Muggle Mail covers Kreacher, the Department of Mysteries, The Veil, Lupin and more! Which came first, the Ministry or The Veil? Listeners weigh in with their thoughts! We debut a new game... Guess. That. Book! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 36: The Only One He Ever Feared 7-Word Summary: Voldemort is trying to kill Harry Potter Neville consoles Harry following Sirius' death The Cruciatus Curse: can Harry actually perform it? What factors into one's ability to cast an Unforgivable Curse? Intent? Age? Character? Bella, Bella, Bella! Dumbledore vs. Voldemort... and the entrances fans have always wanted! What does Dumbledore mean by "we both know there are other ways of destroying a man?" Is it a hint towards Horcruxes or his own personal life struggles? The Symbolism of the Fountain of Magical Brethren How does Dumbledore’s magic work both i

  • #472: DUBBLEDORE! (OOTP 35, Beyond the Veil)

    #472: DUBBLEDORE! (OOTP 35, 'Beyond the Veil')

    07/07/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    News covers the latest chapter of Sorcerer's Stone (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-mirror-of-erised) with Matthew Lewis and Imelda Staunton. Plus, an update on the Harry Potter RPG (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-29/harry-potter-game-developers-rattled-by-j-k-rowling-backlash) ! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 35: Beyond The Veil 7-Word Summary: Sirius falls through the unknown to death  Our initial impressions of Bellatrix Lestrange Dreams vs. Reality: Where’s Sirius, and how can you tell what's a dream and what's not? What do we make of Harry’s leadership in his first real battle?  Why didn't Voldemort just infiltrate the Ministry himself? Was Dumbledore’s plan to keep Harry out of the loop a good one? "Accio, Prophecy!" - are we being for real now? We reminisce about The Broken Prophecy and the theories that followed The Evolution of Neville Longbottom: Why is this the chapter where he really comes into hi

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