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Episode 274: October 8, 2014

  • J.K. Rowling releases a Fantastic Beasts anagram and confirms the answer!
  • What does the start of the synopsis mean? What will be keeping Newt in New York?
  • Rowling is now very active on Twitter
  • is this the dawn of JKRowling.com-like teases?
  • What does all this excitement mean for Pottermore, which has lacked the same level of excitement?
  • David Yates is likely to direct the first Fantastic Beasts film.
  • Our thoughts on Yates returning to the franchise, and if this will affect the project in a good or bad way.
  • Is the Harry Potter spinoff too big to fail?
  • WB appears to have already scheduled Fantastic Beasts 2 and Fantastic Beasts 3.
  • J.K. Rowling reveals her Patronus.
  • Congrats to a MuggleCast alum who is now engaged!

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    Episode 273: August 5, 2014

  • Welcome back to MuggleCast!
  • J.K. Rowling writes a new Harry Potter story as Rita Skeeter.
  • Deathly Hallows' seventh anniversary passes by without much fanfare.
  • J.K. Rowling publishes The Silkworm
  • Andrew and Micah off their thoughts.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie updates: Release date set, Leavesden Studios to be used.
  • Alfonso Cuaron won't be directing Beasts.
  • We review Diagon Alley, the new Wizarding World expansion at Universal Orlando.
  • MuggleCast celebrates its ninth anniversary on August 7!

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    Running time: 1:38:58, 59.4 MB
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    Episode 272: April 2, 2014

  • The Fantastic Beasts franchise will be at least a trilogy.
  • What does this mean for the story?
  • How does this differ from other franchises?
  • Could a book version of the story appear on store shelves?
  • What crew from Potter will return for Fantastic Beasts?
  • Harry Potter was originally named Harry Batt.
  • J.K. Rowling's The Silkworm arrives this June.
  • Cormoran Strike may write up to seven books.
  • New information about the Quidditch World Cup unveiled on Pottermore.
  • Bloomsbury revamping the Harry Potter books "inside and out."
  • Listeners chime in with their thoughts on the latest Fantastic Beasts news.

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    Running time: 1:26:00, 51.7 MB
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    Episode 271: December 24, 2013

  • J.K. Rowling is producing a Harry Potter play – is it the right decision for the fandom?
  • Universal confirms The Leaky Cauldron restaurant, webcast with more details coming January 23.
  • Bloomsbury to republish the entire Harry Potter series “fully illustrated.” Will we purchase?
  • Alfonso Cuaron is interested in directing the Fantastic Beasts movie spinoff.
  • Andrew plugs Hype, Hype After Dark.
  • Eric plugs Game of Owns and Alohomora.
  • What do Harry Potter fans have to look forward to in 2014?
  • Listener e-mails address the topic of who should play Newt Scamander.
  • Micah reads a Snape/Hermione fan-fiction to get you into the cozy holiday spirit.

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    Running time: 1:16:41, 36.9 MB
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    Episode 270: September 12, 2013

  • We're back… already!
  • J.K. Rowling to screenwrite new Harry Potter spinoff series based on 'Fantastic Beasts'
  • We break down the press release to point out the most important announcements.
  • What do we know about Newt Scamander?
  • Why did Rowling decide to do this?
  • When can we expect to see this film in theaters?
  • Will J.K. Rowling be involved with all the films in the series?
  • What does this mean for MuggleCast?

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    Episode 269: August 27, 2013

  • The final episode is here! We begin with a poem.
  • Several hosts are on including Andrew, Eric, Ben, Kevin, Micah, and Mikey.
  • Jamie and Laura share farewell messages.
  • News: New Harry Potter covers are here, WB announces their own Harry Potter con, and Pottermore has a new design.
  • Review of The Cuckoo's Calling.
  • Listener Rebuttal, Ben's latest Top 10 list, and more anti-jokes.
  • We read e-mails from listeners who express gratitude for the show.
  • Each of the hosts tells you where you can find them in the future.
  • Favorites: Fans share their favorite moments and we reminisce.
  • We have the final numbers revealing how many times each host has been on the show.
  • Micah reads a message we received from someone special.
  • Thank you, everyone!
  • The song at the end: "End of an Era" by Wizard Rock band Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls

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    Running time: 1:58:09, 70.9 MB
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    Episode 268: July 28, 2013

  • Jamie is back! His triumphant return causes the hosts to look back on growing up with MuggleCast
  • The full story behind Cuckoo's Calling leak
  • Anonymity on the Internet? Who's to blame for the leak?
  • How Jamie first heard about Cuckoo
  • Film companies competing to adapt the new book, could turn into franchise
  • Upcoming Scholastic cover parties, release parties for Potter
  • Rupert gains some 'Mojo' with theater
  • Character names in fiction, and whether or not Jo spoiled us with hers
  • Jamie's British Joke, andintroducingthe Anti-Joke?
  • Andrew and Eric review Potted Potter
  • Listener E-mail: The Royal Half-Blood Prince
  • Favorites segment: Favorite alternate ending?
  • Unexpected Book 7 discussion regarding Voldemort as a villain
  • And... It's All Been a Dream

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    Running time: 1:24:07, 40.5 MB
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    Episode 267: July 14, 2013

  • J.K. Rowling's BIG REVEAL: she's written and published a new book, a crime thriller titled "The Cuckoo's Calling" under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, two months ago!
  • Where were we when the announcement was made? Did we stop what we were doing and grab a copy?
  • Are there enough copies in stores for everyone? No. The book is heading fast towards being out of print!
  • A second print run is on its way already, but with the reveal in them. Will original books be worth something more?
  • Andrew recounts how the story broke
  • Was this reveal PLANNED by the publisher?
  • Reviews of the book before people knew. Largely positive!
  • Are Harry Potter fans also J.K. Rowling fans? Will our love transcend the genres?
  • After the reveal, Amazon sales increased 507,000%. How many copies is that?!
  • What sort of following will this book have?
  • Will the sequel also be written under the pseudonym?

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    Running time: 59:28, 28.6 MB
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    Episode 266: June 23, 2013

  • Laura's back!
  • We reflect on 10 years since Order of the Phoenix.
  • Pottermore site revamp: where did Laura get sorted?
  • Annotated Sorcerer's Stone sells for $227,000. Shouldn't that content be in Pottermore?
  • Bear vs. Honey Badger.
  • Is Quidditch the result of a lover's quarrel?
  • Is J.K. Rowling's next project in the works…?
  • …and are Emma Watson, David Heyman and WB involved?
  • Your tweets on Dan saying "no" to Wizarding World video.
  • Grow up Rupert! Grow up Helena!
  • Make The Music Connection returns.
  • Favorites: Order of the Phoenix character.
  • Podcast plugs: Andrew's Hype and Eric and Micah's Game of Owns.

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    Running time: 1:14:21, 34.0 MB
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    Episode 265: May 8, 2013

  • Universal Orlando (FINALLY) confirms its theme park expansion!
  • Does it meet expectations?
  • What surprises did we learn?
  • Is a fire breathing dragon a good idea in 100 degree weather?
  • How will the Hogwarts Express train work?
  • We listen to voicemails from listeners.

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    Running time: 0:55:40, 25.5 MB
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    Episode 264: April 28, 2013

  • The Royal Family visits the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and J.K. Rowling appeared! Was it her first time there?
  • Wizarding World Orlando expansion and Wizarding World Hollywood updates. When will they open?
  • Chris Columbus releases his first children’s book, and he gets help from J.K. Rowling.
  • Pottermore releases new Prisoner of Azkaban chapters, and we analyze what’s new from Rowling. Hogwarts portraits, the Maruader’s Map, Gobstones, Firebolts, and more are discussed.
  • Voicemails address support for the show, new questions about the books, what rides we would want in the theme parks, and much more.

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    Running time: 1:17:42, 37.3 MB
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    Episode 263: March 27, 2013

  • Ben Schoen joins us.
  • Are the next batch of Pottermore chapters on the horizon?
  • J.K. Rowling says she won’t write a Harry Potter prequel.
  • New Harry Potter paperbacks to debut August 27, Scholastic changes their mind on the bonus material.
  • Mayor of Orlando says Wizarding World expansion opening in 2014.
  • Stephen Fry will co-star in the new CBS comedy with Rupert Grint.
  • Voicemails address Harry Potter fan clubs and more.
  • We announce that MuggleCast will end its regular episode releases this August.
  • We explain why we’re making this decision and what’s to come over the next few months.
  • MuggleMail takes on a kind thank you note, the Elder Wand, and Aunt Petunia.
  • Plugs: Andrew’s new podcast Hype discussing all things fandom, and Eric and Micah’s Game of Owns.

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    Running time: 1:20:04, 36.6 MB
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    Episode 262: February 27, 2013

  • Pottermore C.E.O releases insightful 2-part interview
  • 15th Anniversary Book Covers! Did we analyze all of the others?
  • Voicemails are back! Submit yours: (323) 984-8547
  • What happened to the RoR? What do we think about fanfic? Where did the missing score from Movie 1 go?
  • MuggleMail includes several What-If?'s
  • Three Chicken Soups to warm your soul
  • Twitter responses to our Book Cover question

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    Episode 261: January 27, 2013

  • Wizarding World construction begins in Japan.
  • How is a Pottermore moment created?
  • The Studio Tour is launching Wand Week.
  • Michael Gambon's on-set prank.
  • Pottermore Discussion: The Knight Bus, Boggarts, and Sir Cadogan.
  • Listeners submit 'Would You Rather' situations.
  • MuggleMail addresses horcruxes and weird places to listen to the show.
  • Twitter Question of the Week: What item close to you would you choose to put into your soul?
  • A Voicemail!

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    Running time: 1:04:41, 31.1 MB
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