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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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62 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
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6

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 by MuggleNet.com

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Rank #1: Episode 93: Everything is Because of Brexit

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This time on SpeakBeasty...

  • 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
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 24: Newt Has No Chill

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ 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
2 hours 14 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 74: Exposition, The Movie

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ We waited two years for this movie!→ Major spoilers ahead!→ We were STUNNED AND CONFUSED.→ It’s a new feeling, not knowing what’s going on. → Does Crimes of Grindelwald have “Movie 2 Syndrome?” → OWL POST IS BACK!→ Johnny Depp’s performance validated a lot of our 15-year-old selves.→ Depp’s performance helped differentiate Grindelwald even further from Voldemort.→ Can Theseus become part of the Squad™? → Young Newt and young Leta were actual perfection.→ “You know, Dumbledore really didn’t tell Harry anything.”→ Dumbledore sent Newt to New York. Anyway, moving on. → “To quote the Backstreet Boys, ‘Tell me why.’”→ That thing. You know what thing.

Nov 18 2018
1 hour 56 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 66: All The Feels

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

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
2 hours 58 mins
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Rank #6: Bonus Episode: A Flock of Birds

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An exciting bonus tidbit in which Shannen and Megan break down the deleted scenes that came with the Crimes of Grindelwald DVD and digital download, and discuss whether they affect the film canon.

Mar 12 2019
18 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 91: Mildly Interesting People and How to Make Sure They're Okay

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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
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 17: Don't Be a Gytrash

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Michael and Elayna are back, along with guest Colleen! → Some sad news... → “The Phoenix Register”:We learned a lot from Comic Con! → Fantastic Beasts Legos! T-shirts! Posters! → The funniest movie in the Wizarding World? → PICKET & PASTRIES NEED A SITCOM! → Eddie is a Hufflepuff! Best moment of his life. → Graves is just not having a good day.→ Fire breathing squirrels!→ Subway fight with wands! → We all wanna be wizards. → “The Time-Turner”: Prohibition! → “Wouldn’t it be great if we could drink right now?” → “The Newt Case”: Don't be such a Gytrash! → Story time with Michael...

PODCAST QUESTION: In the most recent trailer, we saw a shadowy figure attacking New York and a glowing beast beneath the ice. What creatures do you think they are? Do you think they could be something else?

Jul 31 2016
2 hours
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Rank #9: Episode 25: Needs More Graves

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Claire, Eleanor, and Sophie share initial reactions!→ Is Newt trying to forget Leta?→ What's Mary Lou’s motive?→ #BringBackColin→ Claire’s got a theory…→ Whose wand is it anyway?→ “That’s not how the justice system works…”→ What's up with that death potion?→ Does Newt shave?→ Needs more Graves. → We're STILL obsessed with coats.→ "The Newt Case:" The Erumpent!→ Eddie's mating dance is everything. 

Dec 04 2016
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour
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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
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 18: Bits of Scoop

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Megan and Eleanor join us! → “The Phoenix Register”: Lots of bits of scoop! → We'll be at New York Comic Con! → Beast plushies & possible parks! → Invoking nostalgic excitement = feels. → "Could be a giant rolling octopus..." → What's up with Credence? → The abstract nature of Legilimency. → Queenie & Newt should be BFFs. → Fantastic Beasts 3: The Great Emu War. → “The Time-Turner”: 1920's literature! → Winnie the Pooh & the death of the American dream. → “The Newt Case”: The adorable, awkward mooncalf! → "They just want to dance!"

PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think Credence possesses magical abilities? Why or why not?

Aug 14 2016
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 75: How to Be a Fan

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Join Aureo, Michael, and Shannen as they share their reactions to Crimes of Grindelwald!

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Aurelia may or may not be happy about her name finally being in the Potterverse. → The Kelpie’s name is Ariel → Phoenix Register: Newt Scamander is autistic! We are excited! → This is THAT episode, listeners. → Owl Post: Grindelwald lies!!! → Will the Credence missing identity thread continue? → “One of these things is not like the other.” → Aurelia did not feel sad when Leta died. → DID JACOB EVER GET TO EAT?? → Calamari! → This film failed women and people of color. → Could it be possible that Leta’s not dead? → Moral Event Horizons → This is an Infinity War podcast. → “I know he kills a baby, but the Chupacabra!” → “We’re Americans. Sometimes we clap at movies.” → Why we as fans are so reluctant to admit that we didn’t like this movie. → “Rowling is not the auteur of this film - Yates is.” → “Don’t let the corporation behind the Wizarding World tell you how to be a fan.” Podcast Question: Why do fans who have legitimate complaints about the film still say they liked it? 

Dec 02 2018
1 hour 57 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 37: Manic Pixie Dream Wizard

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ "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
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 34: Schrödinger's Fantastic Beast

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

The Phoenix Register: The DVD is OFFICIALLY here! → The inside of Newt's case is actually a Target. → Schrödinger's fantastic beast? → Ariel impressions. → Why some scenes hit the cutting room floor. → WE WANT BLOOPERS! → Grindelwald will be defeated by a tea kettle to the head. → Is the Elder Wand in Boise? → Dan Stevens is a fantastic beast. *wink* → IT EATS MOONCALVES?!? → Get your own niffler named Pastries! → The Time-Turner: The Great Depression in the USA! → "The Great Depression started in America, as all great things do..." → The Newt Case: The Bunyip! → EVERYTHING'S a Bunyip!

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Apr 09 2017
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #16: Fantastic Beasts 2.5: Baby Nifflers Take Manhattan

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ 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
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 83: Don't Be Suspicious

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Dumbledore sucks. Just kidding...he’s just a master manipulator.→ Was Dumbledore’s level of trust with Newt comparable to that of Tom Riddle and/or Harry?→ Discussing how we’d feel if an old school teacher hit you up for a favor...→ When the last movie comes out (in a hundred years), how old will we be? Best answer- 30, flirty, and thriving!→ Discussing Dumbledore’s use of and desire for Newt’s “Cinnamon Roll Energy”.→ Is Dumbledore the cool dad? Is he still capable of love? Or was he ever truly?→ Were Dumbledore and Grindy changed for good...or just The Greater Good?!→ Delving into HP/FaBe cross theories of “what if’s” and evil alternate universes.→ Bring on Rita Skeeter! She’ll find the necessary “behind the scenes info” we crave!→ Newt Case: Leprechauns! Naughty naughty leprechauns...or should it be Leprecorn? → Who would win the gold...leprechauns or nifflers?

Podcast Question: Is Dumbledore’s constant manipulation justified?

Mar 24 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 77: Make Hufflepuff Cool Again

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Join Amy and Ariel as they discuss our favorite 'Puff with special guest Peyton Kennedy!

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ You probably know Peyton from her role as Kate Messner on Everything Sucks!, or as Betty on Grey's Anatomy. But most importantly, she's a huge Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fan. → It's the Puffiest episode ever. → A lot of controversy over hoots and flapping. → Owl Post: Responses to Episode 75’s podcast question! Why do fans say they liked this movie even though they had major problems with it?  → Movie 3: Return of the Shaws → Just make another movie that shows their daily lives together.  → We are still angry about Queenie.  → Do Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts have two different audiences? → Main Discussion: Our deep dive into Newt's character! → “He’s so awkward. It’s fantastic.”  → It’s great to see a male character who is able to be vulnerable. → “You're doing amazing, sweetie." → Will the movies stay focused on Newt and "the quartet?" → "If Newt leaves, we riot." → "The goodest person ever." → Time Turner: History of the Times Square ball drop!

Podcast Question: What do you think is in store for Newt's character in the upcoming films?

Dec 30 2018
1 hour 55 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 22: Five Movies & Lots of Feels

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→ Sophie & Claire are here with BIG news! → Casually meeting J.K. Rowling with a few hundred people. → “The Phoenix Register”: FIVE MOVIES! POSTERS! EMOJIS! → "I learned that from the podcast!" → Mary-Lou and her evil centerpieces. → Monday—do nefarious things... → We're still obsessed with Graves' coat. → Stephen Hawking & Dumbledore save the world? → Will we see the wizarding side of World War II? → Is Graves the next big bad? → Newt’s like “No!” and Graves is like “I don’t care.” SPOILER ALERT: We discuss the first ten minutes of the film! SKIP FROM 1:03:35 TO 1:14:36 TO AVOID SPOILERS → “The Time-Turner”: Jazz & the music of the 20's! → This isn't just Harry's world anymore... → “The Newt Case”: The Clabbert! Cute or creepy?

Oct 23 2016
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 26: The Importance of Being Credence

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This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Aaron is back to guest host!→ IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY!→ Submit your smash cake videos. → Shannen is a British baby.→ "Why is this tomato on my PB&J?"→ Speakbeasty.com is LIVE! → Richard Ayoade for Dumbledore!→ Is the Swooping Evil master of the Elder Wand? → We predicted Pokemon Go→ "Run outside and grab a squirrel."→ Moment of silence for Newt's tea kettle.→ Dwyane Johnson as Grindelwald? → Hodags and Hide-Behinds, our newest band.→ "The Newt Case": The Tarasque!→ "It's the fruit salad of beasts."

Dec 18 2016
1 hour 26 mins
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