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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!

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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!

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LOVE WHEN THEY SING LOVE THE JOY!

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They love HP so much, they sometimes break out in song. What more could I want in the world?

Mugglecast is the best podcast

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I am a new listener but I absolutely love the show and look forward to each episode

iTunes Ratings

2780 Ratings
Average Ratings
2385
138
64
64
129

LOVE WHEN THEY SING LOVE THE JOY!

By VZ1818 - Dec 08 2019
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They love HP so much, they sometimes break out in song. What more could I want in the world?

Mugglecast is the best podcast

By Mugglecast is the best - Dec 04 2019
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I am a new listener but I absolutely love the show and look forward to each episode
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MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!

Rank #1: Episode #298: The Cursed Child, Part 1

Aug 07 2016

1hr 59mins

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Rank #2: 151: Episode #151: Google, Define: Goat

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  • The intro is, well, intro-less.
  • Only a couple of news stories to discuss this week!
  • It’s a new month, so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • We announce a MuggleCast Meet Up at Portus 2008.
  • Listen Rebuttals: Snape’s Memories, Wizard Drinking Age, and the Classics.
  • Chapter by Chapter: King’s Cross.
  • The symbolism of the location is AWESOME.
  • Are there any other places that could’ve worked?
  • Does everyone buy Dumbledore’s story?
  • We recall the Order of the Phoenix book teaser. And cry.
  • Harry finally gets everything he needs from Dumbledore.
  • The final words of Albus.
  • Voicemails, Make the Music Connection, Favorites, and Chicken Soup.

Jun 30 2008

1hr 19mins

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Rank #3: 154: Episode #154: Teaser Teaser Trailer

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  • One year has passed since Deathly Hallows!
  • Two co-hosts who haven’t been on in a while return!
  • We discuss the latest news stories.
  • The HBP IMAX teaser trailer blows us away.
  • Is WB getting themselves into a marketing mess?
  • Ben provides a reason for why WB is doing things this way.
  • MuggleCast Down Under footage now available!
  • MuggleMail addresses new and old topics.
  • Main Discussion: One year since DH and the state of the fandom.
  • How has the fandom changed in the past year?
  • How long will the Potter fandom exist like it does today?
  • What’s next for JK Rowling?
  • What’s next for MuggleCast?

Jul 21 2008

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: Episode #305: Fantastic Beasts Movie Review (SPOILERS!)

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  • Our spoiler-filled review of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them!
  • Those opening credits! We're back in the wizarding world (with no expectations) and it's massively refreshing!
  • Our initial thoughts on Newt, Tina, Jacob, Queenie, Graves and Creedence
  • Another wizarding family gets name-dropped (and its not the Dumbledores)
  • Obscurus: say what? And why this may not be the first time we've encountered one!
  • Inside the Newtcase: will the beasts be used to fight in the future?
  • Even thought we're leaving New York, have we seen the end of certain characters?
  • We breakdown the clues leading up to the big reveal!
  • We anticipate Nifflers and Bowtruckles will top fan holiday wish lists

Nov 18 2016

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Rank #5: Episode #306: Ariana the Obscurus

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda sparks Half-Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows debate
  • Hot Butterbeer has arrived at the Wizarding World in Los Angeles
  • A new spider honors a Hogwarts founder and his sorting hat
  • Main Discussion: Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?
  • We analyze the evidence from Credence and Aberforth Dumbledore
  • How will her death play into future Fantastic Beasts films?
  • Did Grindelwald's interest in Ariana as an obscurus lead to his falling out with Albus?
  • Pottermore releases new writing on Ariana just weeks after Fantastics Beasts - coincidence?
  • Obscurus Books... the official publisher of Fantastic Beasts actually exists in Diagon Alley!
  • What Fantastic Beasts creature are you? Find out!
  • Email: Was the death of Credence not properly handled?

Dec 13 2016

1hr 22mins

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Rank #6: Episode #191: Epic Road Operas

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  • It’s an all-guy show, and Andrew predicts extra madness.
  • Micah updates us on the fandom’s Helping Haiti Heal fundraising and the latest Potter news.
  • Coming soon: Deathly Hallows – an epic opera road movie.
  • Lots of updates on the theme park, as Ben reveals he’s not *that* excited.
  • Our thoughts on Deathly Hallows being a 3D film.
  • MuggleMail addresses recent hot topics and other Potter canon.
  • Chapter by Chapter returns with the start of our Prisoner of Azkaban analysis!
  • We discuss the Dursley’s ongoing stubbornness, Aunt Marge’s rudeness, and MUCH more.
  • An e-mail arrives from a listener who doesn’t think the Harry Potter series is as great as we make it out to be.
  • We can FINALLY say we’ll be doing a podcast at Infinitus!

Feb 04 2010

1hr 22mins

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Rank #7: Episode #182: Tweets to Micah

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  • JK Rowling creates a Twitter and hints at a writing project.
  • Will she use the Twitter account often? And what is she writing?
  • We predict when the Encyclopedia will be released (if that is what she’s writing).
  • Chapter by Chapter returns in a new format!
  • We start with Chapters 1 – 3 from Chamber of Secrets.
  • What is the deal with the Dursleys? They’re extremely abusive.
  • Does Dobby know about the Horcruxes from this early point?
  • Andrew points out an example of Jo forwarding a death in Deathly Hallows.
  • Listeners send in their questions about these chapters via Twitter.
  • Quote Quiz and Make the Music Connection return.
  • The show wraps up with MuggleMail and Chicken Soup.

Oct 06 2009

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: Episode #185: Lady Dumbledore

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  • What’s up with all the Ultimate DVD previews?
  • We learn about the initial relationship between David Heyman and Chris Columbus…
  • …and that Dan Radcliffe almost wasn’t Harry Potter.
  • Speaking of Dan, we discuss his upcoming appearance on The Simpsons.
  • MuggleMail covers the Deathday Party movie omission, Ben’s trend-setting, Muggle-borns and more.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Chamber of Secrets 10 – 12.
  • What is the deal with Hermione’s rule-breaking? Does it have to do with Malfoy?
  • Lockhart continues to show he’s a fraud. Why does no adult seem to notice?
  • Is the concept of The Dueling Club a good idea for the school and its students?
  • Why is Dumbledore so accepting of Harry’s lies?
  • Lady Dumbledore and Fawkes Gaga sing us some songs.
  • We discuss all the flaws with Polyjuice Potion plan.
  • Avada Kedavra, Imperio, Love Potion returns.

Nov 22 2009

1hr 22mins

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Rank #9: MuggleCast #234: Live Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Discussion!

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Jul 18 2011

1hr 50mins

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Rank #10: 156: Episode #156: An Interview with Stephenie Meyer

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  • 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

Aug 07 2008

1hr 10mins

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Rank #11: Episode #282: Back to Hogwarts

Sep 25 2015

1hr 16mins

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Rank #12: Episode #295: #Wormtaily (SPOILER review)

Jun 14 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #13: #394: 'Crimes of Grindelwald' SPOILER Review!

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  • Hypable's Danielle joins the show as we review The Crimes of Grindelwald!

  • What better place to start than with THAT ending!

  • Is Grindelwald lying to Credence about who he really is?

  • What we know (or think we know) about the Dumbledore family

  • The blood pact: what happens if you attempt to break it?  

  • Who initially turned Credence on to trying to discover his family history?  

  • The Lestrange red herring: were Leta and Yusuf even necessary?

  • Why was Yusuf still beholden to an Unbreakable Vow given...

  • ...that night on the boat in the middle of the ocean

  • Most talked about pre-release spoilers: Nagini and McGonagall  

  • Going back to Hogwarts!

  • Newt and Dumbledore: was their relationship well established?

  • Jacob and Queenie: were we surprised by the sides they chose?

  • Who exactly did the Prophecy implicate?  

  • Nicolas Flamel, Abernathy, Spielman and Grimson

  • Favorites: New Beast & Scene

  • What exactly are the Crimes of Grindelwald?

  • Quizzitch: What is the Crimes of Grindelwald's Opening Weekend U.S. box office total?

Nov 16 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #14: Episode #367: Sorry, Dobby

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  • Cursed Child wrap up: Andrew sees it again, Hogwarts merch and Tony nominations

  • JKR confirms Jessica Williams will play Ilvermorny professor Eulalie Hicks

  • What's up with Dumbledore teaching DADA in a recent Crimes of Grindelwald clip?

  • On the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, JKR apologies for killing Dobby

  • Main Discussion: Hogwarts Mystery

  • The hosts give their initial reactions to the new Potter mobile game

  • How far have we each advanced? Are we sold on the story?

  • Do stories differ depending on which House your were sorted into?

  • Is Merula the antagonist even if you were sorted into Slytherin?

  • Time and energy issues! Patrons shared their mixed reactions to the game.

  • Voicemails cover Hogwarts memorials, Teddy Lupin in Cursed Child, Puffs The Movie and more

  • Quizzitch: In the trio's third year, what is the Care of Magical Creatures exam?

May 07 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #15: 145: Episode #145: Yarning For Half-Blood Prince

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  • Matt kicks off the show with his tale of being questioned by the FBI.
  • News: BBC tracks Leavesden, Tonks talks, new HBP roles, and HBP yarn.
  • We wonder when WB will finally start spoiling us with HBP teasers.
  • Vote for us on Podcast Alley, and follow us on Twitter!
  • MuggleMail covers last week’s hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 29, The Lost Diadem.
  • “What if…” we could make one choice for DH?
  • Voicemails and Make the Music Connection return!
  • This Week in MuggleCast History.
  • 1st place winner of the Create Your Own MC Segment contest!
  • Chicken Soup: AP Edition.
  • Andrew discusses what’s to come in the next few weeks.

May 11 2008

1hr 36mins

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Rank #16: #395: What We Noticed In 'Grindelwald' The Second Time

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  • We check our initial predictions - who got the opening weekend box office total right?

  • Eric and Andrew give their thoughts after seeing the movie for a second time

  • Could an elusive iceberg creature have caused the Atlantic shipwreck?

  • What's up with the Deathly Hallows being carved into a Hogwarts desk?

  • How did Dumbledore know to warn Theseus about Grindelwald's rally? Did he tip off Nicolas Flamel as well?

  • Mirror of Erised: Is Dumbledore's greatest desire now undoing the blood pact?

  • Andrew and Micah dive deep into the Crimes of Grindelwald script book

  • Do a few initially missed moments suggest Grindelwald is leading Credence on?

  • We analyze Dumbeldore's description of an obscurus and The Predictions of Tycho Dodonus

  • Did we miss an early clue when Leta says to Dumbledore: "not unless you had a brother who died too"?

  • Dumbledore was in the Room of Requirement when he looks into the Mirror of Erised

  • Was Leta's death intentionally ambiguous? If both her and Corvus Jr. are gone, how does the Lestrange bloodline continue on?

  • JKR has been hinting at Aurelius for over two years on her website!

  • Voicemails cover calls from inside the theater, Queenie's allegiance, Tina, Leta, Nagini and more!

  • A great email analysis on Aurelius, Credence, Corvus and the raven/phoenix chick

  • Listeners call in live with their thoughts and questions!

  • Quizzitch: According to the “Crimes of Grindelwald” screenplay / film, what is Travers' official position at the Ministry of Magic?

  • This week's sponsors are Stamps.com (enter code 'MuggleCast' for a four-week trial plus postage) and Bombas (visit Bombas.com/MuggleCast and use code 'MuggleCast' to get 20% off your first order)

Nov 20 2018

2hr 21mins

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Rank #17: 142: Episode #142: Court Is In Session

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  • 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.

Apr 19 2008

1hr 43mins

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Rank #18: Episode #193: Scandalous

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  • Finally, some Deathly Hallows information straight from the stars!
  • Jamie hopes the Lucius wig is made from unicorn hair.
  • JK Rowling updates Twitter to let people know why she isn’t tweeting.
  • Ben smells scandal all over the JK Rowling/Stephenie Meyer Oscar invite and subsequent turn down.
  • MuggleMail addresses last episode’s hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter this week covers Chapters 7 – 9 of Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • We talk boggarts, Snape’s anger, house points, Crookshanks VS Scabbers, Harry’s protection, and much more.
  • What would each of our boggarts be?
  • Did Trelawney actually make an accurate prediction?
  • Is Percy more like Slughorn or Umbridge?
  • Make the Music Connection returns – each host connects a Top 40 song to Harry Potter.
  • MuggleCast has surpassed 10,000 followers on Twitter!

Mar 04 2010

1hr 30mins

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Rank #19: Episode #194: Not My Firebolt, You...

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  • Jason Isaacs reveals he made a change to his character’s ending! What could he be talking about?
  • Andrew admits he applied for Ellen’s Wizarding World contest.
  • Listeners send in ‘Not My Daughter, You [Bleep]” Clips for us to play.
  • MuggleMail addresses last week’s hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Prisoner of Azkaban Chapters 10 – 12
  • Harry’s lost childhood, bad substitutes, passageway theories, Harry’s poisonous feeling, Christmas dinner, Oliver’s ignorance, and much more are discussed.
  • Eric and Micah make a connection between Sirius and Jesus.
  • Andrew reveals Harry’s true reaction to Hermione telling McGonagall about his Firebolt, via Jim Dale.
  • Who is our favorite Death Eater? And what would our Patronus’ be? And how did we manage to mix together these conversations?
  • We announce the latest inductee to our MuggleCast Wall of Fame!

Mar 16 2010

1hr 31mins

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Rank #20: MuggleCast #254: Bulldozing Vampires

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Jun 10 2012

1hr 14mins

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#454: Drinky Winky (OOTP 18, Dumbledore's Army)

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  • News covers Cormoran Strike Book 5 "Troubled Blood," Cursed Child Japan and Fantastic Beasts 3
  • Muggle Mail: Harry's post-Hogwarts career, a sibling rivalry, and Dumbledore's boggart
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 18: Dumbledore's Army
  • 7-Word Summary: Hogwarts is holding a group defense meeting
  • Harry can Accio a bullfrog? J.K. Rowling has said you can't accio inanimate objects
  • Are the Hogwarts professors secretly teaching DADA in their own classes?
  • How exactly did that conversation go between Dumbledore and Umbridge about the Gryffindor Quidditch Team?
  • Is Hermione right to reconsider forming Dumbledore's Army?
  • Is Sirius truly “reckless” and “living through” the trio?
  • Harry's connection with Voldemort strengthens! Why doesn't Harry consult an adult ?
  • Dobby, Winky, Hedwig and the Room of Requirement
  • We compare the Room of Requirement's use in Order of the Phoenix to it's use in Half-Blood Prince
  • We rate the the proposed names for Dumbledore's Army
  • Professor Potter
  • The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 35!
  • Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return!
  • Quizzitch: What does Hermione use to bewitch the golden coins for DA members?
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast!
  • MuggleCast has launched a listener survey so we can hear what you think of the show. Please take a couple minutes to fill it out!
  • This week's episode is sponsored by Openfit (texted 'MuggleCast' to 505050 for a free trial), Quip (visit GetQuip.com/muggle to get your first refill free) and ThirdLove (Visit ThirdLove.com/MuggleCast for 15% off your perfect fitting bra). This 

Feb 25 2020

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#453: 2 Fast, 2 Illustrated (OOTP 17, Educational Decree Number 24)

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  • We offer our thoughts on the recent Johnny Depp / Amber Heard case
  • Another Illustrated Edition: MinaLima joins the party!
  • Muggle Mail covers Harry's battle with Dementors and his post-Hogwarts career
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 17: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four
  • 7-Word Summary: Sirius is in trouble with Umbridge’s reach
  • Harry's finally HAPPY! It lasts for two pages...
  • We discuss the symbolism of the educational decree covering everything else on the Common Room notice board!
  • Hogwarts is becoming a police state! Umbridge is monitoring all non-class student activity as well as the lines of communication
  • Is it possible Umbridge was planning this decree prior to the formation of Dumbledore’s Army? Shouldn’t students be able to complain to their heads of House about this? To their parents?
  • Hedwig, Thestrals, McGonagall and Grubbly-Plank
  • Neville and Draco:  always be mindful of thinking before you speak
  • Snape and Umbridge
  • Trelawney is on probation - are we surprised? Do we feel bad for her?
  • Sirius has some advice for Hermione, reveals Dung has been trailing Harry and shares news from Molly
  • Hogwarts is a Security Nightmare! Is Umbridge right to be watching the Floo Network?
  • The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 32!
  • Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return!
  • Quizzitch: What spell does Gryffindor use to help them practice quidditch?
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast!
  • MuggleCast has launched a listener survey so we can hear what you think of the show. Please take a couple minutes to fill it out!
  • Bonus MuggleCast, coming later this week to Patreon: We take a look at the life of Dolores Jane Umbridge! Was she always this sadistic? What was her childhood like? Did she ever marry? Where did J.K. Rowling get the inspiration for this character?

Feb 11 2020

1hr 30mins

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#452: Essence of Goat (OOTP 16, In The Hog’s Head)

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  • MuggleCast has launched a listener survey so we can hear what you think of the show. Please take a couple minutes to fill it out
  • This week's episode is sponsored by ThirdLove, makers of the perfect fitting bra. Visit ThirdLove.com/MuggleCast for 15% off!
  • J.K. Rowling announces the next Cormoran Strike novel is finished!
  • Kobe Bryant: how Harry Potter inspired his Wizenard Series
  • Muggle Mail covers some clever questions from a 10-year-old listener!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 16: In The Hog's Head
  • 7-Word Summary: Shady happenings occur within Aberforth's dingy bar
  • What in the world is up with the chapter art?
  • Harry's internal struggle: to teach or not to teach Defense Against Dark Arts?
  • A mummy, two Yorkshire dementors and a shifty-looking witch walk into a bar...
  • Undercover thief! Is it pure coincidence or on Dumbledore's orders that Mundungus is in the Hog's Head?
  • Aberforth looks familiar to Harry. Oh, really?
  • Is the Hog's Head really that dirty and grimy or is a bit of magic at play?
  • The bar smells of goats... what?!? What do goats even smell like?
  • How does the Hog's Head stay in business?
  • We break down Aberforth's relationship with his goat
  • Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff... The Formation of Dumbledore's Army! Would any of members of Slytherin House worked well?
  • Does Hermione not fully consider the consequences of putting Harry in an awkward position?
  • From Quirrellmort to the Riddle Graveyard, the hosts rate Harry's accomplishments with O.W.L. grades!
  • Zacharias Smith, Luna Lovegood, Ernie MacMillan and more!
  • Fudge and Heliopaths? No way! But Luna's observations about Hermione are spot on!
  • Would we have signed our names to the Dumbledore's Army parchment?
  • Quizzitch: Who visits Harry during History of Magic?
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast!

Feb 04 2020

1hr 22mins

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#451: Murtlap Milkin' (OOTP 15, The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)

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  • Ember Sirius or Flaming Sirius - our listeners settle the debate!
  • Muggle Mail covers Gary Oldman, Hermione, Fred & George's true intentions and more!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
  • 7-Word Summary: Umbridge oversees the Hogwarts professors teaching classes
  • The Daily Prophet announces Umbridge as Hogwarts High Inquisitor! Fair and balanced reporting? YEAH, RIGHT!
  • What level of credibility does Percy have to be quoted in The Daily Prophet?
  • Are there really THAT MANY concerned parents?
  • What were the first 21 Educational Decrees? We offer some our thoughts!
  • Umbridge visits each teacher's classroom: Is there not already a system in place to evaluate teachers? Is Umbridge qualified to evaluate these subjects?
  • Poor Trelawney!
  • Umbridge vs. McGonagall - has Dolores met her match?
  • Should Hermione have considered the consequences of her actions in Umbridge's class?
  • Harry, Hermione and the birth of Dumbledore’s Army
  • The power of self-doubt
  • We discuss the importance of Hermione saying Voldemort's name for the first time
  • The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 27!
  • Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return!
  • Quizzitch: What does Luna say Fudge’s Army is made of?
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast!
  • January's Bonus MuggleCast: The hosts sound off on Trelawney's prediction for Professor Umbridge and what would have happened if Harry told McGonagall the truth about his detentions!
  • This week's episode is sponsored by Quip, our favorite toothbrush! Get your first refill free by visiting GetQuip.com/MUGGLE

Jan 28 2020

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#450: Weekend at Hogwarts (OOTP 14, 'Percy and Padfoot')

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  • Micah's back and FINALLY received a Wizarding World Gold pin!
  • Muggle Mail covers Founder wands, House points, SPEW and Harry Potter tattoos
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 14: Percy and Padfoot
  • 7-Word Summary: Saturday begins with letter sending from Harry
  • Harry does a really good job of hiding the truth when writing to Sirius. Do we think this a quality that Harry possesses or just JKR’s clever writing?
  • The hosts take a shot at cryptically describing each other
  • Thestrals Alert! If we were Harry, would we be concerned we’re seeing ominous creatures randomly around Hogwarts? We compare it to the grim in Book 3 and the basilisk in Book 2!
  • The hosts discuss what it means for Cho to believe in Harry
  • The Daily Prophet: Padfoot and Podmore
  • Why was Slytherin allowed to watch Gryffindor’s Quidditch practice? Shouldn’t it be closed, especially to opposing teams?
  • Percy's letter: what does it reveal about the Ministry? About his true character? We read several of Percy's passages in our best Dr. Evil voices!
  • Does Percy truly believe Dolores Umbridge is a nice person? Do we think he is really concerned about Ron? Or is this an attempt by Fudge and Umbridge to sow discord between Ron and Harry?
  • Which Fireplace Sirius was better: Goblet of Fire or Order of the Phoenix?
  • The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters
  • The Ministry believes Dumbledore is forming an Army!
  • Reckless and bitter Sirius: do his comments about James hurt Harry?
  • Umbridge Suck Count, Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter
  • Quizzitch: Professor McGonagall has been teaching at Hogwarts for how many years (at the time of Order of the Phoenix)?
  • This week's episode is sponsored by OpenFit, a fantastic way to workout at home at great prices! Text 'mugglecast' to 505050 to get a free two-week trial.

Jan 21 2020

1hr 25mins

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#449: Torturous Toad (OOTP 13, Detention With Dolores)

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  • Reminder: MuggleCast is moving to Tuesdays! Each week we'll have a new episode available bright and early.
  • A 'flagship' Harry Potter store has been announced, where we'll be able to grab coffee, Butterbeer, and... 'House Wands'?!
  • Chapter by Chapter: Order of the Phoenix Chapter 13, Detention with Dolores
  • This chapter is very unlucky for Harry. Are all Chapter 13's in the Harry Potter series the same way?
  • Theory: Every chapter ever is unlucky for Harry.
  • Fred and George are getting away with their testing -- until Hermione steps in. Why this moment was truly 'below the belt' for the twins.
  • What's going on with Hermione and her crusade to free the elves? We don't see her doing any work that the elves do.
  • We learn that Bowtruckles can actually be quite evil. How could Newt keep one so close to his eye balls? It's Security Nightmare: Pickett Edition!
  • Then again, they have leafy hands. How peaceful! What an enigma.
  • Malfoy drops some information that's of interest to Harry, while Luna sticks up for The Chosen One in a big way.
  • Detention with Dolores: It's in this scene where Umbridge goes from being an annoying teacher to a truly evil one.
  • Did Dumbledore or McGonagall know that this type of thing was going on? Should Harry have ratted Umbridge out? And did this ever happen again?
  • Quizzitch: What does Cho refer to Ron as? Answer on Twitter by tweeting @MuggleCast!
  • This week's episode is sponsored by Care/Of! Get 50% off your first order of personalized vitamins by visiting TakeCareOf.com and using promo code 'mugglecast50' at checkout. Support MuggleCast by supporting our sponsors!

Jan 14 2020

1hr 9mins

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#448: Have a Biscuit (OOTP 12, Professor Umbridge)

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  • Andy from Harry Potter Fan Zone joins the show and shares the history of his website and how he received the prestigious J.K. Rowling Fan Site Award
  • The hosts share the Harry Potter gifts they received during the holidays
  • Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 12: Professor Umbridge
  • Seven Word Summary: Classes begin for the term despite attitudes
  • Harry’s troubles continue: Seamus bolts early in the morning, Dean is at a loss for words and Lavender isn’t buying Harry’s story either.
  • Hermione once again raises the importance of House unity. But is Hogwarts set up well for such a thing?
  • Does Dumbledore, in fact, not want to draw attention to Hagrid's absence?
  • Fred & George are in search of test subjects! Why couldn’t the Gryffindor Head Boy or Head Girl handle them?
  • Why doesn't Harry own up to giving the Weasley twins their money for the joke shop?
  • Kissy Kissy! Cho is back. Enter Ron - Master Wandblocker! 
  • Is J.K. Rowling trying to tell the reader something about jumping on bandwagons?
  • Harry has his worst day of classes: History of Magic, Potions, Divination, DADA
  • What classes when we were kids could we just not get through?
  • With Hagrid gone and Umbridge teaching DADA, Harry really has no classes he enjoys! 
  • Does Snape ride Harry hard because he sees potential in him or because he's an ass?
  • Umbridge raises the point that Defense Against The Dark Arts at Hogwarts has been rather disrupted and fragmented. She's not wrong, is she?
  • So, we’re going back to basics? We could see doing this for one or two lessons, but the entire year?
  • What does Umbridge having a short wand mean?
  • Do we believe this new DADA class was really carefully devised by experts at the Ministry?
  • Is Umbridge wrong about Lupin?
  • Parvati raises a great point about the practical nature of their O.W.L.s. So, the students should just show up and perform a spell? Isn’t Umbridge setting the students up for failure? Wouldn’t it be a poor reflection on her if all of her students fail their O.W.L.s?
  • Have a biscuit, Potter!
  • Umbridge Suck Count, Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week, Rename The Chapter return
  • Quizzitch: What has Hermione been making over the summer?

Jan 07 2020

1hr 24mins

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Why J.K. Rowling's Tweet Was Transphobic and Hurtful

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In this special installment, Rori Porter, a transfemme member of the Harry Potter fandom, joins the MuggleCasters to discuss why J.K. Rowling's December 19th tweet was transphobic and hurtful.

Rori explains the court battle the tweet is in reference to, what Rowling's doing by saying this, and how it affects trans people. We also discuss the role inclusion and acceptance has played in the Harry Potter fandom, and where we go from here.

Check out TransStudent.org to learn more about the trans community, and click here to read Rori's piece published to Medium.

Jan 05 2020

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#447: Harry Potter Decade in Review

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Please note: This episode was recorded prior to J.K. Rowling's controversial tweet, which was harmful to the transgender community and allies. As we stated on Twitter, trans rights are human rights. We see you, we love you. You are valid. We will always welcome you! We'll share additional thoughts on the situation in Episode 448.

In our final episode of 2019, we take a look back at another Decade of Harry Potter by reliving the biggest moments and surprises of the past 10 years. What were we feeling then, how do we feel now, and what does it all mean for the decade ahead? Events discussed include: 

  • June 18, 2010: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially opens in Orlando (and basically saves Universal theme parks)!
  • November 19, 2010: Deathly Hallows: Part 1 hits theaters. It sets a trend for a single book to be split into two films, but this trend may've died this decade too.
  • July 15, 2011: The final Harry Potter film, Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is released worldwide! The hosts share their feelings after the final movie, taking into consideration the number of years spent in the fandom.
  • April 12, 2012: J.K. Rowling announces her first post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy. Only one person on the panel has finished it.
  • April 14, 2012: Pottermore launches at a time when people truly craved more from J.K. Rowling.
  • April 2013: In one of the most shocking moments of the decade, J.K. Rowling secretly publishes The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. We discuss how word leaked.
  • August 27, 2013: MuggleCast ends... and then... two weeks later... Warner Bros. announces the Fantastic Beasts film series.
  • December 19, 2013: We hear rumblings that a Harry Potter play is in development, and it looks nothing like what it became. 
  • January 14, 2016: Wands raised! Alan Rickman, the actor who brilliantly portrayed Professor Severus Snape passes away at 69.
  • November 18, 2016: Magic returns to the silver screen as Fantastic Beasts hits theaters
  • November 19, 2018: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters
  • Spring 2019: J.K. Rowling leaves Twitter. Will she ever get back to her usual daily tweeting? 
  • October 2, 2019: Pottermore officially shuts down.
  • What do we expect in the decade ahead for Potter? 
  • Quizzitch: What characters from the original Harry Potter series have also been in both Cursed Child and the Fantastic Beasts series?
  • Bonus MuggleCast: We discuss the things we think will definitely NOT happen in the next decade in Potter!
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Dec 23 2019

1hr 23mins

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#446: Going Rogue (OOTP 11, The Sorting Hat's New Song)

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  • Our first ‘new’ Chapter-by-Chapter for Order of the Phoenix since October 2011! Remember when we started this book then stopped for some reason? Good times. 

  • Micah shares his convo with an inspiring 8-year-old Harry Potter fan!
  • Potter booze cruise... Yes, please!
  • Eric's Book Corner: Law Made Fun Through Harry Potter & Pod Life: Podcaster Stories
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 11: The Sorting Hat's New Song
  • 7-Word Summary: Umbridge takes Dumbledore’s spotlight down during dinner 
  • Loyalty vs. judgment: We debate whether or not Hagrid is a "joke" of a teacher
  • Welcome to Hogwarts, Professor Umbridge (not really)!
  • What other times in history has the Sorting Hat given advice?
  • We compare Slytherin and Gryffindor's falling out to that of Grindelwald and Dumbledore
  • How the importance of unity at Hogwarts is a microcosm for that of the larger Wizarding World
  • House unifiers: Narcissa Malfoy and Horace Slughorn
  • Does Umbridge interrupt Dumbledore as payback for the Ministry hearing?
  • Happy little faces = #FakeNews
  • Is the Ministry infiltrating Hogwarts or just filling a high turnover position?
  • Is Hogwarts self-sustaining or does it receive government funding?
  • Discord amongst Gryffindors! What's up with Seamus?
  • Would Harry telling Seamus what happened in the Graveyard have changed anything?
  • True friendship: Ron and Neville's defense of Harry
  • Harry finally realizes Dumbledore and him are in this together!
  • The Umbridge Sucks Count climbs all the way to 11!
  • On next week's episode we look back on the past decade in Potter!
  • We Connect The Threads, give our MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast!

Dec 16 2019

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#445: Less Than Prefect (OOTP Chapter 10, Luna Lovegood)

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  • Vanessa from Harry Potter and The Sacred Text joins us!
  • MuggleMail covers feedback from our recent holiday gift suggestion episode!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 10: Luna Lovegood
  • 7-Word Summary: Chaos reigns during the journey to Hogwarts
  • James and Lily, Molly and Kreacher, Ron and Hermione: what's up with Harry's dreams?
  • On your own head be it - did Sirius' trip to King's Cross cost him his life?
  • Shouldn't Mad-Eye Moody have been more concerned about Sturgis Podmore's recent absences?
  • Harry's isolation continues aboard the Hogwarts Express
  • Welcome to the Potter series, Luna Lovegood! Why do so many fans identify with Luna?
  • Luna's clearly an outcast, just like Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville, so why do they treat her differently?
  • We tell the story of how Evanna Lynch found out about the role of Luna Lovegood
  • Harry gets caught in a compromising situation by Cho. We've all been there with our crush, right?
  • What do we make of the new prefects from Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff?
  • Is there any truth to the stories in The Quibbler?
  • We discuss how J.K. Rowling laid the foundation for Dumbledore's Army in this chapter!
  • "Dogging your steps!" Does Draco really know the truth about Sirius?
  • Continued Isolation: Why is Harry the only one who can see Thestrals?
  • Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return!
  • Quizzitch: Who is the first Gryffindor selected at this year's Sorting Ceremony?
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast! In the latest bonus episode we discuss theories surrounding Draco's promotion to Prefect.

Dec 09 2019

1hr 28mins

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#444: Harry Potter Gift Guide Extravaganza 2019

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Nov 25 2019

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#443: Never A Bride (OOTP Chapter 9, Woes of Mrs. Weasley)

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  • Andrew checks in from the Wizarding World... completely decked out for the holidays!
  • Laura reveals an early Christmas present that would excite any Potter fan!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 9: The Woes of Mrs. Weasley
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry feels envious because friends are winning
  • What's up with Umbridge "appraising" Harry?
  • Uh oh, Lucius has Fudge's ear! Is it worse that the Order thinks the Minister is NOT under the Imperius Curse?
  • Why does Harry's scar burn when thinking about Dumbledore? Is it the Voldemort connection, the Horcrux or just pure emotion?
  • Do we agree with Hermione that Sirius is acting selfishly after learning Harry has been found not guilty?
  • We do a deep dive on the Defense Against The Dark Arts position
  • Ron is named Prefect... and EVERYONE is stunned! Can't the kid just have his moment?
  • Why DID Dumbledore select Ron and Hermione as Prefects?
  • Moody tries to cheer up Harry by showing him an original Order of the Phoenix photo
  • We discuss Gideon and Fabian Prewett (Were Fred and George's names tributes to them?), Aberforth, Edgar Bones and more
  • The Boggart shows the very real fear Mrs. Weasley has of losing her family
  • Why did Molly choose to take care of the boggart herself?
  • Perspective, Harry!
  • The Umbridge (Toad) Suck Count rises!
  • Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return!
  • Quizzitch: What is Luna's mother's first name?
  • This week's episode of MuggleCast is sponsored by TodayTix! For your chance to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco, visit TodayTix.com/MuggleCast
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including early access to the show via our live streams!

Nov 18 2019

1hr 17mins

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#442: Harry Potter Screenwriter Returns, Cursed Child Inside Look

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  • Finally... some Fantastic Beasts 3 news!
  • What bigger role will Eulalie Hicks play in the upcoming film?
  • Steve Kloves returns to his screenwriting role. What does it mean for Potter fans?
  • We're going to Rio! Will we see Castelobruxo?
  • Why did Crimes of Grindelwald fall flat at the box office? Let's not forget the controversies that preceded it!
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 is taking the series back to its Hogwarts roots! Is this a good thing?
  • Is there such a thing as too much Hogwarts? We spent seven films there, isn't it time to explore the larger wizarding world?
  • Was J.K. Rowling unfairly blamed for the writing in Crimes of Grindelwald?
  • Yummy! Fantastic Beasts 3 will provide more breadcrumbs for Potter fans!
  • Patrons share how they would like to see Hogwarts and Dumbledore be further incorporated (without it feeling like it was done just to please the fans)
  • We give our early predictions for the title of Fantastic Beasts 3!
  • We review Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production. It makes a great holiday gift!
  • It was predestined! The story behind J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany!
  • Why did parenting play such a big role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
  • Why was Goblet of Fire such a big focus?
  • The story behind Dobby, Sirius Black, McGonagall, Luna and Astoria Malfoy!
  • Box office woes: why are Cursed Child tickets slumping in Year 2?
  • We take voicemails on Dumbledore's middle names and running Dementors
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including early access to the show via our live streams!
  • This week's episode of MuggleCast is brought to you by AWAY Travel, a favorite company of Micah and Andrew's. Get $20 off one of their amazing suitcases by visiting AWAYTravel.com/muggle and using code 'muggle' at checkout.

Nov 11 2019

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#441: Brian? (OOTP Chapter 8, The Hearing)

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  • Mike from Potterless Podcast joins the show! He shares why he got into the series so late and some of the moments that shocked him the most.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 8 - The Hearing
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry is attacked by Fudge but Dumbledore prevails
  • Have any of us ever been before a judge?
  • Given Harry is being charged with UNDERAGE magic, isn’t it ridiculous an adult can’t accompany him to trial?
  • Where exactly was Harry’s owl sent? Was it even sent at all?
  • We’re introduced to Fudge’s “right-hand“ woman... Dolores Jane Umbridge!
  • Why do we think Dumbledore arrived at the Ministry three hours early?
  • Given the number of people required for this trial, there is no way the time and location wasn’t changed at least the night prior!
  • By changing the time, is the Ministry hoping Harry would need to use magic, getting him into further trouble?
  • Is Ms. Figg a credible witness? We debate if she really saw the Dementors!
  • Dumbledore makes Fudge SUPER uncomfortable!
  • Who really sent the Dementors? Voldemort? The Ministry?
  • Do we think Fudge made the decision to implement Umbridge at Hogwarts before or after the trial?
  • Would Harry have prevailed without Dumbledore present?
  • What’s up with Harry’s heart swelling to unnatural size?
  • This could have all been solved with a little bit of Veritaserum! 
  • The Umbridge sucks count grows by 2!
  • We Connect The Threads, Rename The Chapter and give our MVPs of the Week
  • Quizzitch: What nickname does Malfoy give Harry while at the Ministry?
  • Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast and receive magical benefits, including early access to the show via our live streams!
  • Thanks to this week's sponsor: Wondery's new podcast Bad Batch, an investigative series. 

Nov 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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#440: Return To Sender (WW Gold Review, OOTP Chapter 7, 'The Ministry of Magic')

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  • News covers Cursed Child in San Francisco and Germany
  • Andrew and Micah are drawn to the dark side... they're Wizarding World Gold baby!
  • We discuss the benefits and pricing of Wizarding World Gold. What would we like to see them offer in the future?
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Ministry of Magic
  • Seven World Summary: Today will be the day Perkins alerts 
  • Harry's restless night: can we sympathize?
  • Name drop! Rufus Scrimgeour is suspicious of Kingsley and Tonks!
  • Mr. Weasley can't contain his excitement in the Muggle world! What technology would fascinate Arthur in 2019?
  • The secret behind the Ministry's Muggle visitor entrance
  • Micah calls BS on the Fountain of Magical Brethren!
  • Eric works at the Ministry! What other host names have appeared in the Potter series?
  • Which Ministry department which would like to know more about?
  • What's up with these underground windows?
  • Ha! Kingsley is in charge of the hunt for Sirius Black!
  • Regurgitating toilets, The Quibbler, Broderick Bode and more
  • The Umbridge suck count grows! The Ministry has changed the time and location of Harry's hearing!
  • Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week, Rename the Chapter
  • Quizzitch: What is Cornelius Fudge's middle name?
  • Become a member of our community today on Patreon and receive awesome, magical benefits!
  • This week's episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (Get 15% off your first perfect bra today!), Bombas (Save 20% on your first pair) and Hello Fresh (Get your first 8 meals free)!

Oct 28 2019

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#439: Dumbledip (GOF Illustrated Review, OOTP Chapter 6, 'House of Black')

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  • Welcome Slug Club member Emily!
  • Micah recaps a great weekend in Boston for LeakyCon!
  • The Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition is here! And it's Laura first!
  • We discuss some notable illustrations and give our favorites!
  • Muggle Mail covers Sirius as a parent, ALL CAPS Harry and Percy Weasley
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter 6, The Most Noble and Ancient House of Black
  • Seven Word Summary: Kreacher has the foresight to take heirlooms
  • Molly the Spy: were our parents like this when we were growing up?
  • Laura makes an interesting comparison between Molly and Umbridge
  • Spring Cleaning at Grimmauld Place: it appears the house is fighting back!
  • Why doesn't magic work on doxies? Is Buckbeak getting the shaft?
  • Comparing Kreacher to Dobby and Winky
  • Can Mad-Eye see a Boggart in its natural state or does he see what he fears most?
  • Just what are the Order of the Phoenix taking turns guarding?
  • Fred and George are quite the savvy businessmen!
  • Kreacher isn't in his "right mind" - Hermione couldn't be any closer to the truth!
  • Why doesn't Sirius instruct Kreacher not to insult his house guests?
  • Everyone's related! We analyze the Black Family tapestry!
  • How unfortunate is it that Sirius doesn't realize the important role his brother Regulus played in the downfall on Lord Voldemort?
  • If Grimmauld Place has every protection known to Wizard-kind, why does Harry need to return to Privet Drive?
  • The blink and you'll miss it locket Horcrux mention
  • Dumbledip
  • We Connect The Threads, give our MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter
  • Quizzitch: At what time does Harry wake up for his Ministry hearing?
  • Become a member of our community today on Patreon and receive awesome, magical benefits!
  • This week's episode is brought to you by Your Super! Get 15% off your order when you use code MUGGLECAST at checkout!

Oct 21 2019

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#438: Live From LeakyCon 2019

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We're live from LeakyCon in Boston and joined by special guest Chris Rankin! We travel around the Wizarding World to famous Potter locations, talk about the Massachusetts-based school Ilvermorny and play a few of our favorite games with the audience. Chris takes Micah to task in the Dueling Club while listeners try their hand at Make The Connection. Join us for this very special edition of MuggleCast!

Oct 14 2019

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#437: The Voldeport (OOTP Chapter 5, The Order of the Phoenix)

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  • Pottermore is NO MORE! We reflect on all the hype that surrounded its launch and re-sort ourselves with the new virtual Sorting Hat!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter 5, The Order of the Phoenix
  • Seven Word Summary: Harry asks Sirius about Voldemort’s return loudly
  • No. 12 Grimmauld place belongs to Sirius. We debate using his home as Order headquarters!
  • Harry and Sirius compare summers and both blame Dumbledore for their current situation. 
  • Does Molly overreact to Fred and George’s coming of age? What was Molly like back in the day when she was first legally able to use magic?
  • Slip of the knife... Death Omen #2 for Sirius!
  • Molly doesn’t approve of Mundungus Fletcher and honestly, do we? Does Dumbledore pick Order members like he does Hogwarts professors?
  • Sirius, Molly and The Battle of What's Best for Harry
  • Sirius encourages Harry to ask about Voldemort. What do we make of his behavior?
  • At this point in the story, which characters best reflect parental figures for Harry?
  • The Voldemort Report offers a great lay of the land.
  • The Order is not well positioned to spread the word of Voldemort’s return!
  • What is the weapon? Was this misleading at all to us as readers? Is the prophecy truly a weapon?
  • We Connect The Threads, give our MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter
  • Quizzitch: The Black family tapestry reads “The Most Noble and Ancient House of Black,” but what is written directly beneath that line?
  • Don't forget to come see us next week at LeakyCon Boston! Friday, October 11: Podcasting with Potter;  Saturday, October 12: Name That Character / LeakyMug Challenge; Sunday, October 13: MuggleCast Live with Chris Rankin
  • We're also hosting a MuggleCast Meetup on Saturday, October 12 at Hopsters Brewing Company from 5-7 pm!
  • Become a member of our community today on Patreon and receive awesome, magical benefits!
  • This week's episode is brought to you by Quip, an amazing electric tooth brush at an affordable price! Go to GetQuip.com/Muggle to get your first refill FREE!

Oct 07 2019

1hr 20mins

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#436: ALL CAPS (OOTP Chapter 4, 12 Grimmauld Place)

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  • One of our listeners received the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition two weeks early! How does it compare to the rest of the series?
  • This week we dive into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter 4, 12 Grimmauld Place
  • Seven Word Summary: Harry shouts loudly at everyone in CAPSLOCK
  • As soon as Harry steps into the Black Family home, J.K. Rowling offers an ominous line. It's the first of many hints about Sirius' fate.
  • Rowling has enjoyed using the number 12 throughout the Harry Potter series. We review its many major uses and a couple of our other favorite commonalities.
  • Molly, who's usually a calming figure, isn't much help to Harry when he enters the Order's hideout. Should Harry have just barged into the Order meeting?
  • Harry enters ALL CAPS mode for the first time in the series. While it was justified, we don't believe he should've taken it out on Ron and Hermione.
  • What led Harry to this moment of epic fury? And what would it sound like?
  • Speaking of rage, Percy isn't happy with the rest of his family after his recent promotion was downplayed by Arthur. Did Dad step out of line?
  • Were we surprised to learn that Snape was in the Order? Good thing he leaves before dinner.
  • The Umbridge Suck Count ticks up by 1 point, while Rita Skeeter gets an honorable mention.
  • Quizzitch: What is the name of Bill Weasley’s unwitting informant into the Goblin POV?
  • This week's episode is brought to you by ThirdLove! Find your perfect fitting bra at ThirdLove.com/MuggleCast and save 15%!

Sep 30 2019

1hr 10mins

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LOVE WHEN THEY SING LOVE THE JOY!

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They love HP so much, they sometimes break out in song. What more could I want in the world?

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By Mugglecast is the best - Dec 04 2019
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I am a new listener but I absolutely love the show and look forward to each episode