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Episode 50: August 9th, 2006

  • Happy Birthday, MuggleCast!
  • 50 Shows... wow...
  • Just Put Your Food in the - Micahwave?
  • Listener rebuttals.
  • JKR's explanation of Wizard population?
  • Homeschooling and the Harry Potter world.
  • Nostalgia! Our first times doing the show together.
  • The absolute worst recording experiences ever.
  • Lumos 2006 and New York City reminiscence.
  • Main Discussion: An Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp.
  • John Irving, great questionnaire-pwner.
  • Whoopi, Jon Stewart, and - that other guy.
  • Dumbledore IS dead, and the website people are mad.
  • She totally avoided Snape, but gave us wands and Petunia.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione will live! Ben still disagrees.
  • A voicemail line just for Erica!
  • Here's to another fifty shows!
  • Listener comments - favorite moments.
  • Jamie's true singing voice comes out.

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Episode 49: July 25th, 2006
Our first ever live episode of MuggleCast! Featuring a JKR book reading giveaway, a 12-year old dissing Eric, Hogwarts discussion, and much more! It's a different (and kinda late) episode of the show because we're busy in Vegas...excuse the less-than-perfect quality that you expect every week!

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Episode 48: July 16th, 2006

  • The Micahscope.
  • We're getting down and dirty with Podcast Alley votes this week.
  • Save Gas Money!
  • Listener Rebuttals cover the Mirror of Erised and Snape.
  • This week we discuss the Room of Requirement.
  • How DOES it really work? You can't make something out of nothing.
  • Perhaps the room has to have the item you require in stock.
  • Is there any way to empty it out?
  • Using it to hide Horcruxes?
  • What are its limitations?
  • Do the effects of the room only last while you're inside?
  • Don't trust something if you can't see where it keeps its brain!
  • One listener gets in an accident while listening to the show.
  • In unrelated news, we premiere our new car giveaway!
  • Favorites: End Battle Scene.
  • kinda tangents off onto Michael Gambon playing Dumbledore in the final scenes of OOTP.
  • This Week in Potter: the release date of Half-Blood Prince.
  • Jamie tells a bold face lie to the BBC.
  • Could Ron and Hermione's actions in the final scenes of the first book foreshadow HP7?
  • Another Horcrux theory from a listener.
  • The effects a person can have on their spells.

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Episode 47: July 9th, 2006

  • Listener Rebuttals tackle last week's hot topics.
  • Can the Mirror of Erised reveal where the final Horcruxes are?
  • Much more Mirror of Erised discussion.
  • The Spice Girls make a guest appearance.
  • Dumbledore and Harry's relationship in Half-Blood Prince is analyzed.
  • Jamie and Ben see each other in the mirror.
  • Moundridge High School doesn't teach the English language properly.
  • Jo says that the POA film foreshadowed events in the final two books. Like what?
  • MuggleCast interviews Warwick Davis, who plays Flitwick in the Potter films.
  • We learn why his character's appearance changed so dramatically from COS to POA.
  • Warwick explains how the crowd-surfing Flitwick scene came to be.
  • He tells us about his time on the OOTP set and the new director, David Yates.
  • He's currently planning a new podcast of his own, titled "Small Talk."
  • We learn about his filming career, his perspective on films, and much more.
  • British and Australian listeners can rejoice: we have foreign phone numbers now!
  • Jamie's British Joke of the Day has a sad announcement :(

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Episode 46: July 1st, 2006

  • Jamie, Kevin, and Laura return for MuggleCast LIV - nevermind.
  • Nominate us in the 2006 Podcast Awards!
  • Top 10 reasons to buy 11 MuggleCast T-shirts.
  • Listener Rebuttals extend on the Book 7 title analysis, Rowena Ravenclaw's Horcrux, and memories.
  • Jamie has another use for the title Chariots of Fire.
  • Character Discussion: Volllldemort.
  • Was Voldemort born evil?
  • What were his motives from the start?
  • Why was Voldemort offering Lily so many chances to live?
  • Why is Dumbledore the only man Voldemort ever feared?
  • Could Voldemort come back as a ghost if Harry kills him?
  • Ben's Gimme a Butterbeer calls out the media for blowing things out of proportion.
  • Jo's interview on Richard and Judy.
  • Is Harry going to die in Book 7? We discuss the possibilities.
  • Jamie's convinced Jo can't bring herself to kill Harry
  • Jamie will tape himself eating 50 jumbo sausages if Harry dies.
  • Ben and Andrew think Harry's death would make a great ending.
  • Could sequels be legally written?
  • Jamie's British Joke of the Day returns.

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Episode 45: June 25th, 2006

  • Listener Rebuttals and Voice Rebuttals
  • We make a PSA about Juvenille Arthritis (learn more here)
  • We go back to answering some book seven questions
  • Horcruxes revisted...where are the 3 unknowns?
  • Pettigrew's final debt to Harry: giving him a Horcrux?
  • What will become of Draco?
  • What role will the Ministry of Magic play?
  • This week's Butterbeer discusses the actors and actresses' privacy
  • Voicemails are back!
  • Does Trelawney remember Snape hearing part of the prophecy?
  • Legilimency and Harry
  • Do we get made fun of for loving Harry Potter?
  • When you extract memories from your mind, is it a copy or does it actually leave your mind?
  • Laura rox our sox
  • Does anyone else besides Voldemort have Horcruxes?
  • This Week in Potter: the HBP title is released
  • Is the title of book seven right under our noses?
  • Andrew is convinced, and he's got three potential titles.
  • Next week: MuggleCast LIVE!
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul
  • Andrew performs a MuggleCast rap by Nixi with Ben handling the beat

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Episode 44: June 18th, 2006

  • Guess who's back (everyone down to the dance floor)
  • Micah rips on the Georgian lady who hates Harry
  • Listener Rebuttals respond to Prophecies and Trelawney
  • New names for Micah
  • Some great quotes from Chapter 17 of Sorcerer's Stone
  • Where do we see foreshadowing of Horcruxes?
  • Matt Vines makes a funny
  • Character Discussion: Percy Weasley
  • Matt makes another funny! Boy, he's on a roll
  • Will Percy ever make up with the family?
  • Which side is Percy on?
  • The differences between Percy's and Voldemort's equal goals
  • Magically doing "it"
  • Spy on Spartz asks, "Why is the world round?"
  • Gimme a Butterbeer speaks out against spoilers
  • Three years ago this week OOTP was released...where were we?

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Episode 43: June 11th, 2006

  • We finally got rid of Andrew!
  • Even though National Wear Your MuggleCast T-shirt Day is over, you can still support the show by purchasing your MuggleCast T-shirt today! There are two different logos available in five sizes.
  • Send Subway gift cards to Ben, and maybe heíll send your letters and packages to the other Casters...
  • Listener Rebuttals
  • What happens when people under the Fidelius Charm die?
  • Main Discussion, part one: Horace Slughorn
  • Slughorn is selfish!
  • Could Slughorn unify Slytherin with the other Hogwarts houses?
  • Main Discussion, part two: Prophecies
  • What exactly is a prophecy?
  • What happens if a prophecy isnít fulfilled?
  • What did the smashed prophecies in OOTP mean?
  • How often do true seers come about?
  • Favorites: Favorite Weasley

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Episode 42: June 4th, 2006

  • National Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day was a success!
  • June 7th is part two, and coincidentally Eric's graduation day
  • We premiere Voice Rebuttals and go through our regular Listener Rebuttals
  • Why is Dumbledore's office password protected?
  • In our latest Editorial segment, Laura and Micah talk to Robbie Fischer who runs The Book Trolley and The Magic Quill
  • This week's Gimme a Butterbeer: Blame it all on Harry
  • What does a "No Comment" from Jo mean?
  • Who was at Godric's Hollow that fateful night?
  • Could those who often use the phrase "silly girl" clue us in on who was there?
  • Why didn't Voldemort use an Unbreakable Vow with his followers?
  • Is Colin Creevey's camera electronic? Kevin puts the question to bed with his nerdy brilliance.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul

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Episode 41: May 28th, 2006

  • Andrew apologizes for spoiling the OC
  • Eric reveals what's in this week's PO Box (look out, Ben!)
  • National Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day is THIS FRIDAY
  • Listener Rebuttals cover our listener's thoughts on translations, cursing, and Christianity
  • It's the one year anniversary of the MuggleCast idea being born
  • For the first time ever, we tell the story of how MuggleCast was born, how Micah made it on, and more
  • Chapter by Chapter: Ch 15 of Sorcerer's Stone, "The Forbidden Forest"
  • Occlumency, Red vs Green Sparks, how to conjure sparks, Centaurs
  • Why does McGonagall hate Divination?
  • Dumbledore returning the Invisibility Cloak
  • This week's Give Me a Butterbeer calls out stereotypes and prejudice in Potter
  • Is there a distinguishing factor that makes someone a half-blood, pureblood, or Mudblood?
  • How did Fudge's opinion on Voldemort's being back change?
  • Dumbledore would trust Hagrid with his life. Would he trust Hagrid with keeping his fake death a secret?
  • Andrew's driving now (stay off the roads!)

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