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SpeakBeasty: A Fantastic Beasts Podcast

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Explore the world of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Newt Scamander!

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Explore the world of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Newt Scamander!

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Hufflepuff Pride

By Jcoughlin - Jan 16 2019
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Thanks for making it so we can always get more Newt in our lives! Hufflepuff pride all the way!

Speaking Beasts

By Amers425 - Jan 29 2017
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I really enjoy the show & have just started from the beginning. I'm on episode 6.

iTunes Ratings

65 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Hufflepuff Pride

By Jcoughlin - Jan 16 2019
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Thanks for making it so we can always get more Newt in our lives! Hufflepuff pride all the way!

Speaking Beasts

By Amers425 - Jan 29 2017
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I really enjoy the show & have just started from the beginning. I'm on episode 6.
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SpeakBeasty: A Fantastic Beasts Podcast

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Explore the world of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Newt Scamander!

Rank #1: Episode 49: #ThmagicalThursday

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Listener guest host Sam joins us! → "We have some feelings..." → The Phoenix Register: Buckle up, everyone. TITLE REVEAL! → Tina is DEFINITELY a pigeon.  → Deus ex Frank? → Philosopher's Stone is almost of age in the Wizarding World. → Where is the Resurrection Stone? → "He's like a sexy Ulysses S Grant." → The Nagini Theory. → "It's more of a love rhombus." → No more Seraphina treatment, please. → Beasty squad cosplay at NYCC 2018? → We get critical, but only out of love. → "Well, he's got great lederhosen..." → The Newt Case: The Loveland Frogman! → The Demofrogan! → The Ohio tourism department should hire us.

Podcast Question: What are your thoughts on the new image released and the title, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Nov 20 2017

2hr 30mins

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Rank #2: Episode 24: Newt Has No Chill

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→ MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! → The game has changed on midnight releases. → "It felt like going home..." → "It's a better movie because it was MADE to be a movie." → PASTRIES CONFIRMED! → Zootopia: A Fantastic Beasts prequel? → "Your mom's an erumpent!" → Fantastic Beasts pick-up lines. → Newt's dance. The new bend and snap? → #JusticeForCredence → Haircuts spoil everything. → "Shut up BERNADETTE!" → Emotionally destroyed by wand umbrellas. → "Make it rain, Frank!"

Nov 20 2016

2hr 14mins

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Rank #3: Episode 98: #LetaLives

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  • Welcome to SpookBeasty!
  • Owl Post: Is Tina secretly following her own leads without approval? Was that postcard really from Tina? 
  • "I mean... magic." 
  • "We have a lot of questions about Leta."  
  • Did Grindelwald's blue flames actually kill people, or did they just imprison them? 
  • "I do not want her to be framed for Newt's man pain." 
  • Does Leta's death help or hinder Grindelwald in any way?
  • "Just go buy another hookah - they have them in the Halloween section at Target."
  • "Newt is the slow burn." 
  • "Her entire existence is just one big fail of the Bechdel test." 
  • "I think we've all had those moments, we just haven't swapped babies because of it." 
  • "Why are all these people dying before I can kill them?" 
  • The Time Turner: Le Theatre de Grand-Guignol!

Podcast Question: Do you feel Leta’s story was fully-fleshed out, or was she short-changed for the purpose of Newt and Theseus’s own stories?

Oct 20 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #4: Episode 57: We ARE the Teaser Trailer

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Kat and Allison guest host! → The Phoenix Register: No news is annoying news. → How many editions is too many editions? → The Dark Arts in Fantastic Beasts. → Double agent Theseus? → HOW DID WE FORGET SASQUATCH? → "Other houses like to eat, too!" → Will Queenie get manipulated by Grindelwald? → We want the Leta, Queenie witch gang. → Wizarding Kardashians? → Let's hope Leta isn't evil. → What's up with the Lestranges? → The Newt Case: The Nain Rouge! → Detroit, you okay? → Kowalski's Korner: Wizard Moana. We're here for it. Podcast Question: Out of the characters we discussed, who do you think is most likely to go to the dark side? (Also, we reiterate, Detroit, you okay?)

Mar 11 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #5: Episode 66: All The Feels

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The Phoenix Register: No News Wednesday - Michael is on, so the curse is back on too. → Gellert Grindelwald and how "being a German pays off". → New movie countdown segment! We discuss the first 15 minutes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. → The WB logo opening gave us all the feelings. → Visual callbacks to Order of the Phoenix are everywhere. → "Prepare for ALL the newspaper headlines". → MinaLima are awesome - a weekly reminder.  → "The hair-shot, because hair matters". → The fantastic actors in this film and their first performance. → Michael hates certain aspects of David Yates' movie style. → Life advice: "People who refuse food are not to be trusted".

Podcast Question: Do you think that Voldemort and Grindelwald would have been friends had they encountered each other at the height of their power?

Jul 15 2018

2hr 58mins

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Rank #6: Episode 45: Justice for Snidgets

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→ Welcome Haley to the show! → "The Phoenix Register": Filming scenes at Hogwarts? → Apparently, we STILL need more Graves. → We want to see Nicolas Flamel. → "Look at this shiny rock I got!" → Does Grindelwald want the Philosopher's Stone? → "That's a pretty rock, but OLIVER WOOD!" → "Not with my pastries!" → Too many baguettes. → Giant baby Madame Maxime. → "So Veelas are okay because the patriarchy?" → "I wonder if Newt likes bananas." → "The Newt Case": The Golden Snidget! → #JusticeForSnidgets

PODCAST QUESTION: Who of the characters we discussed would you like to see in Paris in the second film, and would you classify Veela as beings or beasts?

Sep 25 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Episode 53: Newt Is a Bond Girl

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→ Katy is back to guest host! → "The Phoenix Register": More new photos! → "The moustache has gotta go." → O Dumby, my Dumby! → Tina = new James Bond. → "In the last one, the bank explodes." → Kiss the Dementor cook. → "Professor! Language!" → Classic egg thievery.  → What was Fawkes really thinking? → This rejected theory brought to you by MATH! → The Newt Case": Lou Carcolh! → "It's REALLY HECKIN BIG." → Newt has the entirety of France in his case.

Podcast Question: What are your thoughts on our weird theories we found?

Jan 15 2018

1hr 56mins

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Rank #8: Episode 60: Apparition Fever

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→ "We all need therapy now, it's fine..." → The Phoenix Register: In which Ezra is us. → "They are Hogwarts adjacent!" → So much Apparition hoopla. → "Oh, David..." → Who needs sound effects when we have Michael? → Talk about Tina at all costs. → Why this movie is going to be GREAT. → Heroes journeys for days. → MORE MOONCALVES. → Should they give in to fandom expectation? → Give us sassy, flawed Dumbledore. → Hogwarts is in our hearts. → The Newt Case: The Minotaur! → "Megan's into it..." → "This is why we need feminism!"

Podcast Question: How big of a role do you think Grindelwald will actually play in the second film?

Apr 23 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #9: Episode 52: This Feels Like a Trap

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ It's almost Beasts year! → The Phoenix Register: New photo of Jacob and Newt! → Come say hi to us at Celebration of Harry Potter! → The NOT Crimes of Queenie. → Dumbledore and Flammel? #WeShipIt → Flirty Dumbledore? Yes. → Banana sandwiches.  → "You too, can be a Haley!" → So many fantastic memories. → We are now a Grandma podcast. → Bring back proper midnight showings, please! → The Time-Turner: New Year's Eve around the world! → We're stealing each other's resolutions.

Podcast Question: What is your New Year's resolution? What do you think Newt's would be?

Dec 31 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #10: Episode 91: Mildly Interesting People and How to Make Sure They're Okay (feat. Potterless)

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Join hosts Amy, Lizzie, and Michael, as well as special guest, Mike Schubert of Potterless

→ Check out Potterless for a non-rose-tinted-glasses approach to the Potter series with no previous nostalgia. → Don’t be racist!  → Phoenix Register: Amy and Lizzie waited 8 hours to ride the new Hagrid coaster.  → Owl Post: Representation, it’s not that hard!  → Idris Elba as Grindelwald? Yes please.  → Main Discussion: Has Fantastic Beasts enticed an new generation of people to explore Potter? What are some similarities and differences between the characters? → “The real beasts are the friends we made along the way” → “Oh no - he hasn’t seen the sequel.” → Is Filch Gunther or Mr. Heckles? → “Hagrid is gorgeous, how dare you.” → Does Fantastic Beasts stand alone as a series or can you only enjoy it after you’ve read Harry Potter? → Time Turner: The Potter family!  → “Sorry Grandma, your last name is Fleamont, so...” → “The Confundables are so confounding.” → What’s on the horizon for Potterless?  → We say goodbye to our dear friend and host, Michael, as he moves on to pursue other adventures. 

Podcast question: Is Fantastic Beasts using Harry Potter to keep its audience captivated, and if so, how?

Jul 14 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #11: Episode 67: Aren't We All Afraid of Paperwork?

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The Phoenix Register: All the news from San Diego Comic-Con!→ Is WB trying to copy Marvel?→ "Those lady's things, they really do get to you."→ The trailer is so long, Megan is not allowed to be angry.→ "Hogwarts just has the one wardrobe."→ Both the film and the creatures get darker and scarier.→ "Credence has 'a dark alleys' esthetic." → Stay tuned for "Megan on a T-Shirt."→ "This is Dumbledore."→ "Grindelwald's vision needs a narrator."→ All about the Mirror of Erised - what does Dumbledore actually see?→ "In that moment, Newt was all of us."→  Igor is the boss.→  Is Nicolas Flamel just a quip?

Podcast Question: Who is the man in the hat? What are your theories and ideas on the trailer?

Jul 30 2018

1hr 43mins

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Rank #12: Episode 59: Get on Our Level

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→ Shortest intro ever. → The Phoenix Register: THAT TRAILER THOUGH. → "What are they hiding from the Americans?!" → Portkey travel hair's a thing. → "Thanks to Haley's mating call..." → "Witch things! It's fine!" → Is Queenie colluding with the Murtlap? → Coincidence? NEVER! → "It's marketing, people! Marketing!" → The Avengers are Hedwig. → Basically a Hogwarts travel ad. → "Serious business at Hogwarts." → Gryffindor's back in town. → The Time-Turner: WB's first talking film! → "Now we can't shut up!" → Oops, we're a Hamilton podcast again...

Podcast Question: How do you think apparation will play into the next film given all the hype surrounding it right now?

Apr 08 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #13: Episode 42: You're Doing Amazing, Tina

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→ We’ve got the answers to the universe. → “Mary Grandpre is the OG.” → Manticores on Chopped? → “Did I need it? Nope. Did I buy it? Yep.” → Alfonso Croissant, our newest Niffler. → Secret magic circus tents. → “THIS. But with WANDS.” → Why must women work twice as hard to prove themselves? → If only Tina could punch us in the face… → “He’s just BUSY.” → The Indiana Jones of teeth. → Hermione… Mother of House Elves. → The Time-Turner: More historical Wizard Cards! → Mirabella Plunkett. WOMP. → The Newt Case: Fairies! → Fairy dolphin people are a thing.

PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think Tina has a narrative advantage over Hermione because she is the main character’s love interest?

Jul 30 2017

1hr 58mins

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Rank #14: Episode 56: Will We Die, Just a Smidge?

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→ Welcome new host, Lizzie G.! → Guest host Mari is the Chosen One. → The Phoenix Register: Dan and Eddie's podcast! → Where. Is. The. Trailer. Though. → Is Graves even real? → Grindelwald's charmed his way to the top. → Barty Crouch Jr. was evil but had mad skillz. → What makes a great witch or wizard? → Fantastic points and how to lose them. → Just more Colin Farrell, please. → "Frank, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" → Kidnap Gnarlack and get all the answers → All the feels from all the franchises. → The Time-Turner: Women's Suffrage! → "This one goes out to all the ghosts."

Feb 26 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #15: Fantastic Beasts 2.5: Baby Nifflers Take Manhattan

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→ The Phoenix Register: Augureys and baby Nifflers! → Augurey Post: Grindelwald vs Voldemort → Movie Breakdown #2: 00:15:01 to 00:30:00→ "There are a lot of fake beasts in MACUSA." → More newspaper headlines: YAY! → Truth time: "Journalists don't know how to spell."  → Newt's boggart come to live at MACUSA. → Megan's little bird study. → "And this is how invasive species happens." → "Invisibility? We gotta steal a lollipop!" → Is Langdon our muggle villain?

Podcast Question: What are your theories of the Shaws?

Aug 12 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #16: Bonus Episode: Nagini?! What The Fwooper?!

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On this special bonus episode of SpeakBeasty:

It's #ThmagicalThursday once again as our hosts breakdown the final Crimes of Grindelwald trailer.

→ New posters! → Final trailer breakdown.→ "Why would I need a safe house in Paris?"→ Fandom: NAGINI???→ Again, with the secrets Albus.→ Nicholas Flamel looking like maybe it's Maybelline.

Podcast Question: What are your thoughts on the trailer? Let us know on social media!

Sep 27 2018

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Rank #17: Episode 69: Ominous Back of the Head Shots and Where to Find Them

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→ The mighty triplet of Thunderbadgers → Movie Breakdown #3: 00:30:01 to 00:45:00→ We need more info about Legilimency → Was Pickett's reaction reversed? → "Credence's heart is not in the pamphlets" → Is Queenie good or bad? Join Team Ariel or Team Eric → "It's a future-off" or Doctor Strange meets Fantastic Beasts → Newt being grounded by the Goldsteins → Inside the case aka "a face full of CGI" → Physiology: differences between wizards and muggles→ How compatible are the beasts inside the case?→ Join Eric's Diricrawl fan club 

Podcast Question: What was your favorite beast introduced in this scene and why? Do you think it will show up in the next movie(s)? What significance will the beasts play in the next films?

Aug 26 2018

1hr 52mins

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Rank #18: Episode 40: Look At All the Fawkes I Give

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→ It's SpeakBeasty: The Musical!  → The Phoenix Register: The Teen Choice Awards!  → Lots of nominated beasts.  → Harry Potter turns 20.  → Could Newt's story have survived without Harry's?  → "It's AcoroMANtula, not AcromanTULa."  → Severus Weasley and Cinderella Black?  → "It was I who dropped the piano!"  → Ron vs Jacob: "They're both fluffy bunnies."  → UNCLE JACOB?!  → The SpeakBeasty strudel cleanse.  → We decided on the topic of episode 240...  → YES YES NO.  → "Six shots and a brain exploder."  → Gnarlak Jerkbutt!  → The Time-Turner: Michael's Wizard Cards!  → Norvel Twonk and the Barry Manilow of vampires...  → The Newt Case: We gonna talk about Sasquatch.  → Sasquatch needs a Teen Choice award.

PODCAST QUESTION: What other famous historical witches and wizards from Jo's canon do you think we'll see in the films?

Jul 02 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #19: Episode 96: DumbleDan (feat. Dan Fogler)

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  • Hosts Amy, Helene, Lizzie, and Megan welcome back very special guest, Dan Fogler!
  • We learn about Squolphins, the newest Fantastic Beast, and also the baked ziti to end all baked ziti’s.
  • “I’m very heterosexual, but that man has very hypnotic, kryptonian, crystalline blue eyeballs.”
  • Next time you talk to Jude Law, ask him to sing you a sea shanty.
  • Owl Post: How many red herrings is too many red herrings?
  • “When you’re acting these scenes, you call upon past relationships where you really wanted things to work out and they didn’t - it’s just so hard.”
  • "Hold on, hold on, wait. I'm Corvus?"
  • Capybaras are not the same as Chupacabras.
  • "It's amazing to be able to continue a character and grow with it - it's like a living entity." 
  • "I'm gonna be nifflin' right next to ya." 
  • Kowalski's Korner: Check out Dan Fogler's 4D XPerience Podcast! Also find Dan at LeakyCon Boston and NYCC. 

Sep 22 2019

52mins

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Rank #20: Episode 37: Manic Pixie Dream Wizard

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→ "We've been here before..."The Phoenix RegisterCDs are here to make us feel old.→ "For sure and seven years ago." → Send Ariel graduation smash cakes. → Every permutation of 19 years later... → Johnny Depp feels lucky, but do we? → How we relate to Harry and Newt is different, but the same. → Casual reminder that Jo isn't a casting director. → Cursed what? Cursed who? → "Theseus, Theseus, Theseussss!" → Filch is here to sweep and be angry. → The Time-Turner: Heroes of the 20s & 30s! → Mary Poppins is a Time Lady.The Newt CaseThe nundu!→ "The most lethal-gonna-kill-ya beast." → "That is quite some halitosis." → Fantastic Beasts and the Return of Frank.

PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think Newt was, is, or will be a "better protagonist" than Harry?

May 22 2017

1hr 34mins

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Episode 104: Sexy Water Violin Man

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  • Join Ann, Helene, Megan, and guest host Rex!
  • “It’s a very phallic-looking sock puppet.”
  • The Phoenix Register: A Fantastic Beasts exhibit is coming to the Natural History Museum in London! 
  • “To take your mind off of imminent death and global warming...”
  • We are gonna get our hands dirty. 
  • Where do we go from here as a fandom after JKR’s recent Twitter controversy?
  • “Alternately titled, In My Feelings.”
  • Parasocial interaction!
  • The eras of the Harry Potter fandom (not scientifically tested).
  • “I don’t even know how rugby works.”
  • “That would be tragic if you missed the newest episode of Lizzie McGuire.”
  • “Thank you, Jordan Peele.”
  • “We are a fandom that is resilient, and full of very accepting and caring people.”
  • The Newt Case: The Nokk!
  • “Scandinavian. Please. The good stuff.”
  • “We need to be like Angelina Jolie, when she was weird.”

Podcast Question: Will the way you decide to consume Potter and Fantastic Beasts change after JK Rowling’s tweet? Why or why not?

Jan 12 2020

1hr 21mins

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Episode 103: Trelawney With a Very Deep Voice

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  • Join Aureo, Ann, Jennifer, and Marjolaine for the last episode for the year!
  • We’ve recorded this before Christmas, but we’ve already started eating. 
  • “Thank you Marjolaine for putting us on the spot.”
  • Our favorite Beasty moments of the year! 
  • “Big Percy Energy.”
  • Shannen visits to talk to us about the JKR Twitter controversy. 
  • Phoenix Register: The new HP/Beasts knitting magazine is a thing of beauty. 
  • Main Discussion: Prophecies and visions!
  • “She was essentially high all the time.”
  • Grindelwald just accidentally poked himself in the eye. “Constant vigilance!”
  • "I don't think a strong French accent would suit Trelawney."
  • We as readers are taught not to take Divination seriously. 
  • Time Turner: New Year’s food traditions from around the globe!
  • Podcast Question: Do you think the vision Grindelwald hints at will become more relevant in the future?

Dec 29 2019

1hr 32mins

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Episode 102: Hey Sweetie, Are You Okay?

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  • Michael's back, y'all!
  • “Woo! I am awkward.”
  • Phoenix Register: We finally got our Christmas album!
  • It’s too cold for owls.
  • Main Discussion: Steve Kloves is coming back as a screenwriter for the next Fantastic Beasts film.
  • “F’ that noise.”
  • If you want JKR to trust you, tell her Hermione is your favorite character.
  • “I’m really busy right now writing these Harry Potter novels.”
  • "She's totally listening." 
  • The Newt Case: The Augurey!

Podcast Question: Will Kloves struggle or strive with the fact that there’s no source material (aka novels) to work from? 

Dec 15 2019

1hr 28mins

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Episode 101: Grindelwald's Army (feat. Poppy Corby-Tuech)

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  • Spoiler alert - we’re still Fantastic.
  • “That’s news I’ve known for half a year, but…congrats.”
  • “We’re just going to be brutally honest.”
  • “No more McGonagallgates.”
  • Take care of the props!!!
  • We welcome the lovely Poppy Corby-Tuech, who played Vinda Rosier!
  • “We were all kept in the dark.”
  • “I think it was just tea served in a really aggressive teapot.”
  • We are all on board for expanding the relationship between Vinda and Queenie.
  • “The dark side has the best looks.”
  • “It gives you an economy of movement.”
  • “I think that often when things are in chaos, people will dress really well.”
  • “100 years in the future when they do films about this era, everyone will just be in sweatpants.”
  • Vinda probably needs a bit of a holiday.
  • Time Turner: Fascism in France!

Dec 01 2019

1hr 46mins

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Episode 100: Pun Always Intended

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  • In case you couldn’t tell, we are celebrating our 100th episode! As a celebration, we will be traveling around the globe to talk to all of our past and present team members.
  • “Hopefully without any concussions involved.”
  • We didn’t get Richard Ayoade, but we did get Jude Law.
  • “Maybe the real Fantastic Beasts were the friends we made along the way.”
  • “That was one of the coolest days of my human life.”
  • “We built this podcast on rock and roll.”
  • Slytherins and Hufflepuffs make great teams.
  • “Everything comes back to SpeakBeasty.”
  • “If I didn’t cry, it wouldn’t be real.”
  • “The best part of growing up with Harry Potter is the theorizing.”
  • “Everyone is everywhere.”
  • “It really does have that magical kind of feel to it – it doesn’t matter where you are, it just takes you away.”
  • “I always end up laughing when I’m recording.”
  • “My favorite part of these movies is ripping them apart afterwards.”
  • We still miss Colin Farrell.
  • Younger siblings are a pain, confirmed.
  • “I didn’t expect to appreciate a new story in the Wizarding World quite so much.”
  • “I could’ve had a whole 2-hour film of just him tending to his creatures.”
  • Meet our lovely social media team!
  • “They’ve had two films and they haven’t kissed yet, so I keep making it happen.”
  • “We want that book! Or five!”
  • “I’m trying to avoid the Cursed Child of it all.”
  • “The theorizing machine came to life again.”
  • “I thought you guys were going to cut it out – nope. It became the title of the episode.”
  • “I also fixed the internet, so you’re welcome world.”
  • “It’s a podcast for dogs.”
  • “Dumbledore keeps the lights on in here.”
  • Thank you for 100 episodes, Beasties! Here's to many more!

Nov 17 2019

2hr 20mins

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Episode 99: Actual Likable Slytherins

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  • It's a tri-lingual episode with Aureo, Marjolaine, and Shannen!
  • The Phoenix Register: We think filming starts in February? Maybe? Also, a universe is apparently bigger than a world. 
  • "It's way too expensive and we don't want it." 
  • Owl Post: Leta's mental health struggles are not something Newt is equipped to deal with. 
  • Main Discussion: Marjolaine takes us through what she found out from her Q&A with Brontis Jodorowski, who played Nicolas Flamel!
  • "That's why we felt so bad after the movie - because we didn't have Nicolas Flamel giving us croissants." 
  • "We are the perfect and only Fantastic Beasts podcast."
  • How was Flamel's pursuit of immortality different than Voldemort's and Grindelwald's?
  • “Yo - a wind could blow you away. Shut up.”
  • "We had too many women already."
  • "The Wizarding World, where they still use owls in the 90's and don't have phones." 
  • The Newt Case: The Erkling!

Podcast Question: Do you think Nicolas Flamel and/or alchemy will play a bigger role in future movies? 

Nov 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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Episode 98: #LetaLives

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  • Welcome to SpookBeasty!
  • Owl Post: Is Tina secretly following her own leads without approval? Was that postcard really from Tina? 
  • "I mean... magic." 
  • "We have a lot of questions about Leta."  
  • Did Grindelwald's blue flames actually kill people, or did they just imprison them? 
  • "I do not want her to be framed for Newt's man pain." 
  • Does Leta's death help or hinder Grindelwald in any way?
  • "Just go buy another hookah - they have them in the Halloween section at Target."
  • "Newt is the slow burn." 
  • "Her entire existence is just one big fail of the Bechdel test." 
  • "I think we've all had those moments, we just haven't swapped babies because of it." 
  • "Why are all these people dying before I can kill them?" 
  • The Time Turner: Le Theatre de Grand-Guignol!

Podcast Question: Do you feel Leta’s story was fully-fleshed out, or was she short-changed for the purpose of Newt and Theseus’s own stories?

Oct 20 2019

1hr 19mins

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Episode 97: Mission Not Quite Accomplished (feat. William Nadylam)

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

  • Welcome back Jennifer!
  • The Phoenix Register: Mina Lima wallpaper (#drool), Interactive Merchandise (screaming mandrakes, bendable Cornish Pixies, Dobby, etc.), and the Wizarding World app...over or underwhelmed?
  • Owl Post: Response to Episode 95’s podcast question from our own host Ann Lysy!
  • Marjolaine’s interview with William Nadylam- Yusuf Kama!
  • Including- his thoughts on his character, Yusuf Kama, the Potterverse as a whole, the Golden Trio of David Heyman, David Yates, and Jo Rowling, the multifaceted idea of global acting, and his thoughts on Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, and Ezra Miller.
  • Also, Marjolaine translates main points of the interview with William Nadylam and Brontis Jodorowsky (Nicolas Flamel), and ends the translation with a few painful anecdotes: “I saw it coming,” and “This one has my blood on it, so it’s now truly magical.”
  • William NAMES TWO BABY NIFFLERS. His reasonings are simply adorable, and incredibly thought-provoking.

Podcast Question: Would you like to see Yusuf Kama in Fantastic Beasts 3, and what do you think his role could be in future movies?

Oct 06 2019

1hr 39mins

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Episode 96: DumbleDan (feat. Dan Fogler)

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  • Hosts Amy, Helene, Lizzie, and Megan welcome back very special guest, Dan Fogler!
  • We learn about Squolphins, the newest Fantastic Beast, and also the baked ziti to end all baked ziti’s.
  • “I’m very heterosexual, but that man has very hypnotic, kryptonian, crystalline blue eyeballs.”
  • Next time you talk to Jude Law, ask him to sing you a sea shanty.
  • Owl Post: How many red herrings is too many red herrings?
  • “When you’re acting these scenes, you call upon past relationships where you really wanted things to work out and they didn’t - it’s just so hard.”
  • "Hold on, hold on, wait. I'm Corvus?"
  • Capybaras are not the same as Chupacabras.
  • "It's amazing to be able to continue a character and grow with it - it's like a living entity." 
  • "I'm gonna be nifflin' right next to ya." 
  • Kowalski's Korner: Check out Dan Fogler's 4D XPerience Podcast! Also find Dan at LeakyCon Boston and NYCC. 

Sep 22 2019

52mins

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Episode 95: It Doesn't Match the Decor

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  • Hosts Ariel and Julianna officially welcome new host, Craig!
  • We have a male librarian niche on this show.
  • Jen and Sam were featured in a Pottermore #BacktoHogwarts video!
  • “Sorry I killed your baby.”
  • “My wee little Puff heart!”
  • Main Discussion: Sacrificial love magic!
  • “Yes, but I meant to.”
  • RIP Barb
  • Did Harry actually love everyone fighting in the Battle of Hogwarts?
  • #SaveRomilda
  • The Time Turner: Love magic!

Podcast Question: What do you make of Leta’s death? Do you think it enacted any sort of sacrificial protection for Newt and Theseus? Is there more to it?

Sep 09 2019

1hr 5mins

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Episode 94: Voldemort Can't Take a Compliment

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  • Amy and Megan officially welcome Julianna to the team!
  • We love a good meme on this team.
  • The Phoenix Register: The new Wizarding World app!
  • Owl Post: What it means to be someone with autism, and the possibility that Antonio’s untimely death was necessary character development.
  • Main Discussion: Murdering babies and siblings!
  • Megan puts her Aureo hat on.
  • Children are innocent and we have an instinctual need to protect them.
  • “That’s what I’ve always wanted from a husband!”
  • “He did not do a great job.”
  • “Rat brains are really small, so.”
  • “I remember when the first Fantastic Beasts came out. I still had all my teeth.”
  • “Dead babies. The end.”
  • The Newt Case: The Bundium!

Podcast Question: Whose baby murdering do you feel was worse - Grindelwald or Voldemort?

Aug 25 2019

57mins

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Episode 93: Everything is Because of Brexit

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  • Aureo and Megan welcome new hosts, Ann and Helene!
  • The Phoenix Register: San Diego Comic Con!
  • Please give us the Christmas album, thank you.
  • Owl Post: Let the characters stand on their own!
  • Main Discussion: Aurelius Dumbledore
  • “What is Xenophilius Lovegood wearing? He looks like an omelet.”
  • We’re starting a support group for Aberforth.
  • Who is Marcus Aurelius and why is he here?
  • We discuss the “Obscurial Transfer” theory – can a parasite live without a host?
  • “You’re mad because it makes a little bit of sense.”
  • Check out our timeline on the site!
  • The big question: is Grindelwald lying?
  • The Time Turner: Coco Chanel’s life through 1927. 

Podcast Question: Do you think Grindelwald is lying? If not, how do you think he found out that Credence is a Dumbledore? 

Aug 11 2019

1hr 41mins

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Episode 92: Show Me the Dragon

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→ Welcome back Aaron, the grand-pappy of SpeakBeasty! → “Maybe the real beast was humanity.” → Go see Aaron in the West Coast premiere of Puffs! → It's a lot of days, you guys.  → Owl Post: Biologists are just as wild as wizards. Also, Sal is the MVP. → Main Discussion: We're gonna talk about beasts! → "Where did he come from, where did he go?"  → Was it necessary to see Grindelwald throw Antonio?  → WHAT 👏 WAS 👏 THE 👏 POINT 👏OF 👏THE 👏 BABY 👏 NIFFLERS? → Were there ways to better work in the beasts to the existing plot? → The Newt Case: Ahui Zodl!

Podcast Question: Which beast do you want to see more of in future movies?

Jul 28 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 91: Mildly Interesting People and How to Make Sure They're Okay (feat. Potterless)

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Join hosts Amy, Lizzie, and Michael, as well as special guest, Mike Schubert of Potterless

→ Check out Potterless for a non-rose-tinted-glasses approach to the Potter series with no previous nostalgia. → Don’t be racist!  → Phoenix Register: Amy and Lizzie waited 8 hours to ride the new Hagrid coaster.  → Owl Post: Representation, it’s not that hard!  → Idris Elba as Grindelwald? Yes please.  → Main Discussion: Has Fantastic Beasts enticed an new generation of people to explore Potter? What are some similarities and differences between the characters? → “The real beasts are the friends we made along the way” → “Oh no - he hasn’t seen the sequel.” → Is Filch Gunther or Mr. Heckles? → “Hagrid is gorgeous, how dare you.” → Does Fantastic Beasts stand alone as a series or can you only enjoy it after you’ve read Harry Potter? → Time Turner: The Potter family!  → “Sorry Grandma, your last name is Fleamont, so...” → “The Confundables are so confounding.” → What’s on the horizon for Potterless?  → We say goodbye to our dear friend and host, Michael, as he moves on to pursue other adventures. 

Podcast question: Is Fantastic Beasts using Harry Potter to keep its audience captivated, and if so, how?

Jul 14 2019

1hr 42mins

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Episode 90: Trees Don't Have Ears

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→ Welcome to two special guests, Marjolaine and Julianna! → The Phoenix Register: Wizards Unite has arrived! → The non-English speaking countries deserve better. → What is the correct character count for roller coaster names? → "Drunk Seraphina" is our newest regular segment.  → We gave the owls a lot of water to drink because it's stupid hot everywhere.  → Main Discussion: Beasts vs. Magical Plants (a very Ravenclaw topic)  → Do Dementors poop?  → Newt Case: The Boobrie! → Scotland used to have penguins. 

Podcast Question: How do you think Beasts should be classified, and what kinds of magical plants would you like to see? (To poop, or not to poop?)

Jul 01 2019

1hr 54mins

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Episode 89: Glass Half Full...of Kelpies

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→ Happy Father’s Day! → Phoenix Register: No FaBe related news, but Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride is open! → Owl Post: Two posts courtesy of our SpeakBeasty Common Room! Fantastic Beasts in Frozen 2? Frozen and Indiana Jones connections → Main Discussion: Characters of Color in the Fantastic Beasts series → We explore representation in FaBe, HP, and even Hunger Games! → Some say Rowling is the champion of all people of color. Is that really true? → Could/should Newt have been cast as a person of color? (Based on Rita Skeeter’s description of his grandson, Rolf?) → Analysis of Rowling’s Native American appropriation. → Seraphina Picquery mystery SOLVED!!! → Time Turner: The origin of coffee! Podcast Question: How can future Fantastic Beasts installments learn from the missteps and lack of representation in previous wizarding world media, and better serve their characters of color?

Jun 16 2019

1hr 44mins

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Episode 88: Evil Shoes

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→ Happy summer! Only six more months 'til Christmas. → Your feet being uncomfortable can drastically affect your decisions. → "Fashion, but make it comfort."  → Blood pacts and marriages go hand in hand (wink). → “It would be really nice if something made sense for once.” → “Queenie isn’t evil, but she drank the Kool-Aid.” → Did she drink the tea? And does it matter? → “I was rooting for you - we were all rooting for you!” → The Newt Case: Amazon River Dolphins! → #SaveThePinkDolphins

Podcast Question: Do you think Queenie's character development between films makes sense, or do you think that we are missing information?

Jun 03 2019

1hr 7mins

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Episode 87: Sounds Icky

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→ Join hosts Ariel, Megan, and special guest, Craig! → The Phoenix Register: Fantastic Beasts 3 gets a release date of November 2021. Also, Wizarding World Gold is now a thing. → What could they possibly give us that we don’t already have and do we want it? → Percies of the world, unite. → Could Queenie have been under Grindelwald’s control for longer than we thought? → “It’s SpeakBeasty canon, thank you for your time.” → What’s the deal with the blood pact? → “You know that thing where you touch bloody hands?” → “Who knew that Summergirls by LFO was about Dumbledore and Grindelwald the whole time?” → Newt is the real mother of dragons. → “Oh, you did a blood pact? We do Unbreakable Vows now.” → “Let’s just Time Turrner this ish.” This time, we examine what happened on this day in history. 

Podcast Question: How do you think Dumbledore will ultimately break the blood pact? 

May 19 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 86: Needs More Accordions (feat. Chris Rankin)

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→ Hosts Amy and Elayna are joined by special guest, Chris Rankin! → Harry Potter drag videos, coming soon! → Phoenix Register: You can now tour the subway station from Fantastic Beasts! → The New York subway is a terrifying place of mysteries. → All birds are valid on this show. → Owl Post: Did Corvus Lestrange live? Also, Jacob is too good for this world. → King Aegeus got Aretha Franklin pregnant. → Who has the better sibling relationship, Percy or Theseus? → Are Percy and Theseus both ambitious in the same way? → “Corrupt politicians, what are those?” → “They’re both very well dressed.” → The Newt Case: The Gorgons! → “Ancient Greek Ancestry.com for the gods.”

Podcast Question: Do you think Theseus will have to make a choice when it comes to his loyalty?

May 05 2019

57mins

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Episode 85: Those Crazy Cats

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→ The rainbow pinwheel of death is very misleading. → Happy Easter! → Could Queenie be believing that Jacob is an exception to the “wizards first” rule? → To kill Jacob, or not to kill Jacob? → Are the words “coward” and “crazy” gendered (and not in a good way)? → We love you, Paris! And we love your Notre Dame. → Marjolaine is going to have a coronary when she hears our French. (Sorry, girl.) → What parts of Paris featured heavily in the film? What role does Paris play in Crimes of Grindelwald? → “And then we all got confused.” → How do the first and second films compare in terms of how they use their setting as a part of their story? → Do any of these intricate details inform the story of the film? Does it work for an audience uneducated in Paris locales and their history? → The Time Turner: Rio de Janeiro in the 1920's!

Podcast Question: What was missing from Paris as a setting? How could the city have been better utilized in the story?

Apr 21 2019

1hr 19mins

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Hufflepuff Pride

By Jcoughlin - Jan 16 2019
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Thanks for making it so we can always get more Newt in our lives! Hufflepuff pride all the way!

Speaking Beasts

By Amers425 - Jan 29 2017
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I really enjoy the show & have just started from the beginning. I'm on episode 6.