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Episode 140: April 5th, 2008

  • APRIL FOOLS.
  • Andrew questions the motives for mocking him when he's away.
  • We discuss JK Rowling's answers at the James Joyce Awards.
  • Could Intercollegiate Quidditch be the next big thing in the fandom?
  • It's a new month (mApril), so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Create Your Own MuggleCast Segment Contest returns!
  • Micah updates you on the transcript situation and asks for new transcribers.
  • We experiment with Amazon's unSpun to get visitors involved with discussions.
  • Andrew talks about his visit to the Twilight set.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 24 and 25 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Dobby is dead, and we mourn.
  • We discuss Griphook's very intriguing view of Harry.
  • Remus asks Harry to be Ted's godfather. We talk about the change of heart since their last meeting.
  • John Hurt MUST come back for Deathly Hallows reprise his role as Ollivander, we decide.
  • We call an audible with Make the Music Connection.

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Episode 139: March 30th, 2008

  • Andrew is absent, so the mockery kicks in immediately.
  • Micah returns to anchoring the news.
  • A new month is upon us (MuggleCast mApril) vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • We announce a brand new version of MuggleCast, starting next week.
  • 1/4th Potter, 1/4th Twilight, 1/4th Narnia, and 1/4th Lord of the Rings.
  • The co-hosts discuss the reasons why it's happening, and what it means for the future.
  • MuggleMail address last week's hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 23 of Deathly Hallows.
  • The Sorting Hat, a new segment, is given a shot.
  • Jamie makes up for his time away with Make the Connection.
  • The hosts give one final sign off as "the old" MuggleCast show format.
  • Lots of bloopers.

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Episode 138: March 25th, 2008

  • News Competition runner-up winner Ash Jackson gives us the news!
  • We discuss David Heyman's interview about the DH split.
  • Will each part of the film get its own DVD release?
  • Vote for MuggleCast on Podcast Alley!
  • MuggleMail addresses some burning topics on listener minds.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 22 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Make the Music Connection returns!
  • Mikey and Micah host the M&M show.
  • Voicemails return with questions about female listeners, Potter conventions, and more.
  • Help Mason raise money for the American Cancer Association.

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Episode 137: March 16th, 2008

  • Portus 2008 public relations director Aziza Aba Butain joins us...
  • ...to interview the narrator of the U.S. Harry Potter books Jim Dale.
  • Mr. Dale gives his thoughts on the recent Deathly Hallows split as well as the movies in general.
  • One of his sons is actually a movie helicopter operator who has worked on the Potter films.
  • What is his favorite Potter character voice? Which one is the hardest - or as he puts it - the most annoying to do?
  • He discusses how he prepares to record the Potter books: some water and a green apple anyone?
  • How long does it take him? More like how long is he given! The answer may surprise you.
  • How well does he know Stephen Fry and Mary GrandPre?
  • Does he ever read the books for enjoyment and what is his relationship with J.K. Rowling?
  • He denies using his relationship with Dumbledore to further his career.
  • Just what does he think about the HP fandom?
  • Listen to Part 2 here!

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Episode 136: March 13th, 2008

  • It's a special Thursday night LIVE episode!
  • Ben and Kevin return to host the show!
  • We discuss all of the developments surrounding the Deathly Hallows split.
  • Was it done to make more money?
  • Is the 6 month wait between part one and two THAT bad?
  • Where should the split be made?
  • How do you make them one but two separate and distinct stories?
  • Do you break it with a moment of suspense or one of resolution?
  • Will there be a trailer at the end of part one for part two?
  • We give Jamie a quick call and Ben messes with his head.
  • Oscar possibilities?
  • We take YOUR calls about the split!
  • And remember, because of you we have helped Mason raise over $1,000 towards cancer research. Please continue helping out and donate. The minimum donation is just $5.

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Episode 135: March 8th, 2008

  • Matt and Mikey fight to intro last. Mikey wins.
  • MuggleCast News guest anchor Edith gives us the news.
  • Jim Dale will be joining us on MuggleCast next week!
  • We're looking for your questions to ask Jim. Call 'em in!
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 20 and 21 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Discussion topics include the Deathly Hallows, Xenophilius Lovegood, and more.
  • Voicemails return and we have lots of fun questions and answers!
  • Make the Music Connection challenges our musical creativity.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul: Baby Edition!

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Episode 134: March 1st, 2008

  • A slip-up on last week's show gets a lot of feedback. We respond.
  • The Top 5 contestants for Micah's News Contest!
  • It's a new month so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Help Mason raise money for the American Cancer Society.
  • Listener Rebuttals take a look at cashing in, The Last Enemy, and Make the Music Connection.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 18 and 19.
  • We have an in-depth discussion on Dumbledore and Grindelwald's relationship.
  • Why is the sword at the bottom of the pond?
  • Matt gets angry at Snape's sword placement.
  • Laura justifies Hermione's anger at Ron when he returns.
  • Make the Music Connection returns!
  • A new segment: Hold Up, Hosts!
  • Chicken Soup.

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Episode 133: February 23rd, 2008

  • Six people host this week's episode!
  • ... including one new host, Elysa Montfort of MuggleNet Fan Fiction!
  • We discuss the recent unintentional director leak.
  • What we think of a new scene being added to Half-Blood Prince, and when it will happen.
  • Andrew, Laura, Matt and Elysa give a review of Spiderwick Chronicles.
  • The word "Potter" and "Claritin" comes to mind in several of its scenes.
  • The next live online MuggleCast is coming soon.
  • Rebuttals address our statement about negative e-mails and Gryffindor's Sword.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers two chapters this week!
  • Why doesn't Harry care much about the statue created in memorial of his family?
  • What do the lines the gravestones mean exactly?
  • Favorites: HP movie poster/DVD cover.
  • Make the Music connection returns, revamped.
  • Elysa is great. Laura is fired.

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Episode 132: February 17th, 2008

  • This week's show brought to you by Audible.com!
  • Jim Dale picks up Grammy for Deathly Hallows. We celebrate.
  • More evidence of Deathly Hallows being split and an imminent announcement.
  • Micah is sad at the idea of no Fleur in HBP.
  • Spielberg confirmed to not direct DH, and we make a DH Director Checklist.
  • Andrew's Wizard Rock single LIVE on YouTube.
  • Our plans for future tours.
  • Listener Rebuttals look at last week's show.
  • Chapter 15 of Deathly Hallows: The Goblin's Revenge.
  • Was the walking-through-the-woods plot necessary?
  • Why were Ginny, Neville, and Luna stealing the sword?
  • The group discusses Rons anger and if it was called for.
  • Least Favorites: Least favorite movie.
  • Make the Music Connection: Drawling parallels between DH scenes and real music.
  • Chicken Soup.

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Episode 131: February 10th, 2008

  • *Gasp* No Andrew or Matt this week!
  • Spielberg rumors still cropping up - Mikey and Eric provide a strong case for him.
  • Jo compares Fudge to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
  • What will happen in HBP since the Dursleys are cut?
  • Micah says the word "lovers".
  • How does Mad Eye's magical eye work on a door?
  • Was Umbridge influenced at all by the locket?
  • Part Two of our interview with Freddie Highmore.
  • Chapter By Chapter: Chapter 14, The Thief.
  • How does Hermione give away the secret?
  • Ron saves the trio unknowingly.
  • We have some in-depth analysis on Grindelwald's depiction in Gregorovitch's memory.
  • Can older actors perform stunts?
  • If Slytherin only wanted purebloods, why did the sorting hat want to put Harry in Slytherin along with Voldemort and Snape, who were also half-bloods?

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Episode 130: February 2nd, 2008

  • Andrew kicks the show off with an intriguing, on-topic story.
  • It's a new month so vote on Podcast Alley!
  • Del Toro isn't directing Deathly Hallows, and we react.
  • Betting Men better be betting.
  • MuggleMail covers last week's hot topics.
  • We interview Paul DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters.
  • Harry Year 7 discusses his second annual charity effort, the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club.
  • The MuggleNet song, created in 2005 by Paul and his brother, makes its worldwide debut.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 13.
  • Did the locket have any effect on Umbridge?
  • Mad-Eye's Eye on the toad's door makes us sad.
  • We discuss the Polyjuice Potion scenes in the film series and how this one should be done.
  • Make the Connection ideas from listeners like you.
  • A Pensieve Possibilities list sent in by MuggleCast Fan Forum listeners.

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Episode 129: January 26th, 2008

  • We discuss what we're most looking forward to about Half-Blood Prince and what we think may be cut.
  • Small update on the East Coast Tour.
  • Vote on Podcast Alley...or else!
  • Muggle Mail on movie intermissions, cliffhangers and Chapter 10.
  • Interview with Freddie Highmore.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Chapters 11 and 12.
  • The hosts draw some excellent comparisons in these chapters to Nazi Germany.
  • The story begins to take on a very dark tone.
  • We analyze the argument between Harry and Remus from both perspectives - sorry Harry, seeing this one from just your point of view doesn't cut it.
  • One listener writes a very good defense of Lupin.
  • Kreacher and the saucepan: finally some comedy!
  • Jo shows just how good she is in her revelation that Umbridge has the locket.
  • What is up with this plan to infiltrate the Ministry? Micah doesn't buy it.
  • Snape named Headmaster of Hogwarts - was he there to actually protect the students?
  • Why does Hermione keep nagging Harry to close his mind? It actually helps him!
  • Chicken Soup.

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Episode 128: January 19th, 2008

  • Andrew boasts about the new Wizard Rock section.
  • Rumors concerning a two-part Deathly Hallows surface.
  • Harvard announces JK Rowling to give commencement keynote. We fantasize.
  • A possible MuggleCast spring break east coast tour?
  • Listener e-mails cover last week's discussion on the dust figure and more.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Kreacher's Tale.
  • We sympathize for Harry seeing Hermione and Ron holding hands.
  • How does the fidelius charm actually work?
  • How does Bathilda Bagshot visit Lily if Pettigrew is the only secret keeper?
  • Favorites: We each talk about our favorite song from the Potter soundtracks.
  • Chicken Soup.
  • Dog Bloopers!

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Episode 127: January 14th, 2008

  • JKR Documentary discussion.
  • Jo talks about her family and religious views.
  • What was the character name she took from the book in the church?
  • Universal adds a new poll to their website and we discuss the pros and cons of where we would like to have a drink.
  • Andrew, Matt and Laura review Sweeney Todd.
  • Our thoughts on the recent Helen McCrory interview.
  • We respond to some Muggle Mail from our Holiday and New Year's shows.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: A Place to Hide.
  • Is Hermione the genie in the Potter world?
  • Tottenham Court Road and Grimmauld Place.
  • Make the Connection returns.
  • Chicken Soup.
  • Andrew attempts the fastest show close ever.

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Episode 126: December 31st, 2007

  • Further discussion about HBP casting and TIME's "Person of the Year".
  • Andrew places a call to WB about his defective DVD.
  • Top 10 Moments of 2007.
  • Favorite Memories of 2007.
  • Chapters 7 & 8 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Should Harry really be opening his mind to Voldemort?
  • Is Voldemort that stupid to be letting Harry see his actions?
  • Harry's birthday and a visit from the Minister.
  • What good would it do the Ministry to know of Harry's plans?
  • The mark of Grindelwald: another Nazi-WWII reference?
  • Character analysis: Xenophilius Lovegood, Aunt Muriel, Elphias Doge.
  • Why did Dumbledore never tell Harry he lived in Godric's Hollow?
  • "The Ministry has fallen" becomes our first holy *%&$ moment of the series.
  • Scrimgeour gets his swan song.
  • Countdown to 2008.

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Episode 125: December 23rd, 2007

  • It's another holiday season!
  • Jamie is back and recounts his problems with Christmas.
  • We discuss the latest news, including casting, TIME, and the Jo documentary.
  • Jamie and Laura add their input to the show ending announcement.
  • MuggleMail address DVD issues and Chapter by Chapter.
  • This week, Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 5 and 6 of Deathly Hallows.
  • Was Harry right to use Expelliarmus against the Death Eaters?
  • Did Lupin have a right to discipline him?
  • Was Mrs. Weasley's motherly protection justified?
  • Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione tension.
  • Measures taken for the Horcrux hunt.
  • British Joke of the Day returns!
  • The hosts read a Holiday poem sent in by a listener.

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Episode 124: December 18th, 2007

  • Amazon.com revealed as winning bidder for The Tales of Beedle The Bard.
  • We announce a big change coming to our show.
  • Order of the Phoenix DVD discussion.
  • Andrew has pixilation problems.
  • Were the deleted scenes really that good?
  • Trailing Tonks one of the best special features.
  • Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter: was it necessary?
  • We read some Muggle Mail from last week's show.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: The Seven Potters.
  • Ties to previous books: Polyjuice Potion and the Motorcycle.
  • Hedwig's death sets an early tone to the novel.
  • Was Expelliarmus the weakest explanation for the Death Eaters recognizing Harry?
  • The mysterious wand reaction that saved Harry's life.
  • Chicken Soup Finals Edition.

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Episode 123: December 9th, 2007

  • Where are the other co-hosts?!
  • We discuss the Golden Compass and its controversy.
  • MTV's list of Wizard Rock bands is unfair and inaccurate.
  • Happy Birthday Jamie!
  • Next week we'll be talking about the OOTP DVD - send in your thoughts!
  • MuggleMail covers last week's Chapter by Chapter discussion.
  • This week we talk about Chapter 3 of Deathly Hallows.
  • What were the Dursley's feeling when they left Harry?
  • Would Harry come back to save them?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast soul.
  • We reminisce over the old Sorcerer's Stone VHS tape.
  • Bloopers.
  • This week's episode brought to you by Audible.com.

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Harry Potter Alliance Podcast #2: DarfurFast

  • Visit http://www.thehpalliance.org/darfurfast for full details.
  • This special Harry Potter Alliance podcast covers a call to action by Harry Potter fans called DarfurFast. Listen for details on the effort, and hear from some special guests, including:
  • Sifa Nsengimana who is the Executive Director of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a JDC special project which strives to provide a family-like life and a High School education to 500 orphans in Rwanda as well as co-chair of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur.
  • Stephanie Nyombayire, one of the founding members of the Genocide Intervention Network.
  • Sabina Carlson, STAND's National Community Outreach Coordinator.
  • John Prendergast Co-Founder of the ENOUGH Project.
  • Edited by Paul DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters.

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Episode 122: December 2nd, 2007

  • MuggleCast to podcast from Portus 2008!
  • Check out our new holiday album art!
  • David Heyman and his wife.
  • A look at Beedle the Bard.
  • MuggleMail checks out some of last week's discussion.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 2 of Deathly Hallows
  • Mutual Attraction
  • Comparing the Doge and Rita articles.
  • Listener e-mails about Chapter 2.
  • New game: QUOTE QUIZ quiz quiz.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • This week's episode brought to you by Audible.com.

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Episode 121: November 25th, 2007

  • Harry Potter theme park update.
  • JK Rowling named Entertainer of the Year.
  • Ian McKellen discusses why he didn't become Dumbledore.
  • In fact, it's good that he wasn't Dumbledore. Andrew explains.
  • MuggleMail covers Potter in schools, Potter's influence on reading, and HD/Blu-Ray DVDs.
  • Chapter by Chapter returns!
  • We give a brief history and explain what we're doing this time.
  • First segment: Chapter 1, The Dark Lord Ascending.
  • Is Bellatrix leading a less-than-exciting love life?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • An on-the-spot HUH?! Facebook message of the week.

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