Rank #1: MuggleCast #214: Hollowed Hallows
Rank #2: Episode #298: The Cursed Child, Part 1
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Rank #3: MuggleCast #234: Live Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Discussion!
Rank #4: Episode #305: Fantastic Beasts Movie Review (SPOILERS!)
- 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
Rank #5: #410: What Happened To This Fandom?
- Welcome Slug Club member Kayla! - The cover for Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition is here -- could it be the best one yet? - Micah may've discovered a Cursed Child reference on the cover.... - Details concerning Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure are revealed. Micah was on the scene for an event. - What mysterious beast will we encounter that never made it into the films? - The man behind Fantastic Beasts is out at Warner Brothers -- will JKR say anything? - Main Discussion: J.K. Rowling and The Fans Who Now Attack Her - The hosts react to the recent misleading headlines about Dumbledore and Grindelwald's "intense sexual" relationship - How far apart are the headlines from what J.K. Rowling actually said? - Do fans of the Potter series owe it to themselves to fact check before reacting? - The Complex History of JKR and Controversy: outing Dumbledore, Ron and Hermione's relationship, Cursed Child, Native Americans and more - Is there a very real possibility that we have burned our bridge to JKR as a fandom? - The hosts and patrons share what they would like to see from JKR in the future. Everyone's responses are available to read on Patreon. - Quizzitch: In her first memory, what time does Tom Riddle come calling for Hepzibah Smith? - Bonus MuggleCast (available on Patreon): we discuss the latest news on the upcoming iOS and Android game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!
Rank #6: #395: What We Noticed In 'Grindelwald' The Second Time
* 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)
Rank #7: Episode #282: Back to Hogwarts
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Rank #8: Episode #367: Sorry, Dobby
* 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?
Rank #9: MuggleCast #215: Won't Get Fooled Again
Rank #10: #394: 'Crimes of Grindelwald' SPOILER Review!
- [Hypable's](http://www.hypable.com) 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?
Rank #11: MuggleCast #225: Harietta Potter
Rank #12: Episode #306: Ariana the Obscurus
- 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?
Rank #13: #409: 'Crimes of Grindelwald' Commentary Track
Join the MuggleCasters as they watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald together! This is a commentary track in which we watch the entire movie and discuss everything that's going on. Don't stop once the credits start rolling -- we end up talking all the way through them, and after. We're those people in the theater who refuse to leave! This is a movie commentary track meant to be played in sync with your own copy of the film. This commentary is designed to work with American DVDs (which are in NTSC format) and all digital and Blu-ray copies of the movie. At the beginning of the commentary we help you sync up with us. ENJOY!
Rank #14: Episode #326: Newt, with Evanna Lynch
- Evanna Lynch joins the show! - See Evanna on London's West End in "Disco Pigs" - She gives her thoughts on The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts - So... how is J.K. Rowling doing? - Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Newton Artemis Fido Scamander - Eric talks about what it means to have a Hufflepuff take centerstage - Newt's strong connection to creatures; what are his ethics towards them?- Newt and Leta: we explore the very little of what's known of their relationship - What makes Dumbledore so fond of Newt? Does it have to do with Arianna? - Did Newt give Fawkes to Dumbledore? Aragog to Hagrid? - How will Newt bring down Grindelwald a second time with beasts? Are they a vulnerability? - Make The Connection returns! - We'll be at MuggleNet Live! on September 1 in Orlando!
Rank #15: MuggleCast #254: Bulldozing Vampires
Rank #16: MuggleCast #255: Five Years
Rank #17: MuggleCast #253: The Dursleys and McGonagall revealed
Rank #18: Episode #286: Newt's Theme
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Rank #19: Episode #269: All Was Well
Rank #20: Episode #329: Fantastic Beasts Movie Commentary
Join Andrew, Eric, Micah, and Jeanna as they watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from start to finish! You'll need to bring your own copy of the movie to the party, and we tell you when to hit play on your DVD/Blu-ray/Digital copy. Throughout our viewing of the whole film we discuss specific scenes, offer theories, and complain about the number of endings. Enjoy!