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Episode 160: October 26th, 2008

  • We're live hours after the International HBP trailer leaks online!
  • An audio glitch prevents the very beginning of the show to make the feed. Andrew's bad!
  • Our initial reactions to the trailer.
  • Are some of the effects finished?
  • Why all the fire?! Burn, baby, burn!
  • Dumbledore acts better when he's dying.
  • Warner Brothers has no weekend staff.
  • What should we do for the original November 21st release date?
  • Andrew attempts to spread a movie release rumor.

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Episode 159: October 7th, 2008

  • Was it right for WB to remove the Hogwarts battle in HBP just because there's one in DH?
  • Many many many MANY HBP pictures. Is WB upset with all the scans?
  • Is this a good thing for the companies printing the calendar? Are holiday sales better than summer sales?
  • Does modeling a printing press suggest where the DH film split will be?
  • What's with the DH paperback delay?
  • David Heyman talks HBP/DH, and we talk back.
  • JK Rowling donates 1 million pounds to the Labour Party.
  • Sign up for the Azkatraz 2009 newsletter for an exciting MuggleCast-related announement soon!
  • Main Discussion: What happened directly AFTER the Battle of Hogwarts?
  • We ask ourselves several questions that fans have been wondering since reading the epic battle.
  • Our MuggleCast Debate segment makes a long-awaited return. We ask: Should Voldemort have a portrait in Hogwarts?
  • Guess the Scene, This Week in MuggleCast History, and Chicken Soup.

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Episode 158: September 15th, 2008

  • We're back on the air, and lots of things have happened since we last spoke!
  • Micah brings us all up to speed on the latest news.
  • Andrew and Matt chime in with their thoughts on Alan Horn's statement.
  • Eric tells us all about his experience at the Half-Blood Prince screening!
  • How he got in, who was there, a spoiler-free review of the movie, and much more.
  • JK Rowling saw 20 minutes of the film, says it may be her favorite so far.
  • The JKR vs RDR Books verdict is finally in. What happens from here?
  • Half-Blood Prince video game delayed. WB owes them a $120 million loan.
  • Sorcerer's Stone Anniversary Edition released earlier than planned. Is the book worth buying?
  • Micah provides an update on Teddy Bears for Hope.
  • We talk about an upcoming MuggleNet feature.
  • Happy Birthday to MuggleCaster Matt Britton!
  • This Week in MuggleCast History.
  • A new segment: Guess the Scene!
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Episode 157: August 18th, 2008

  • The news of Half-Blood Prince being delayed puts us in a frenzy.
  • What was the real reason behind this?
  • How will the fans take this in the long run?
  • Were there signs of a mistake from the beginning, dating back to 2006?
  • A few listener e-mails come in about the push back.
  • On top of all this, it's our final weekly episode!
  • We play some old segments that haven't been seen in a while.
  • Make the Connection, British Joke, Favorites, Dueling Club, and more.
  • Our final thoughts on the show and where it will be going.
  • Now that we have more time to produce each episode, the best is yet to come!

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Episode 156: August 7th, 2008

  • We discuss the news of Beedle the Bard being published.
  • Will there be midnight release parties?
  • What's with the major price differences?
  • Listener Rebuttals address last week's hot topics.
  • Twilight author Stephenie Meyer comes on the show to talk about the Potter fandom, writing techniques for successful writers, and Breaking Dawn.
  • Who would win in a fight: Edward Cullen or Harry Potter?
  • This Week in MuggleCast History
  • Make the Music Connection
  • Chicken Soup

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Episode 155: July 31st, 2008

  • It's our first live show since March!
  • We discuss the just-released Half-Blood Prince teaser trailer.
  • Michael Gambon is different in this trailer. But how?
  • Hero Fiennes-Tiffen was a great casting decision.
  • We take your calls about the trailer.
  • Eric and Jamie have statements for the listeners in light of their absence.
  • Andrew tells a story of a recent natural disaster.
  • Spy on Spartz!
  • Contribute to Teddy Bears for Hope.

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Episode 154: July 21st, 2008

  • One year has passed since Deathly Hallows!
  • Two co-hosts who haven't been on in a while return!
  • We discuss the latest news stories.
  • The HBP IMAX teaser trailer blows us away.
  • Is WB getting themselves into a marketing mess?
  • Ben provides a reason for why WB is doing things this way.
  • MuggleCast Down Under footage now available!
  • MuggleMail addresses new and old topics.
  • Main Discussion: One year since DH and the state of the fandom.
  • How has the fandom changed in the past year?
  • How long will the Potter fandom exist like it does today?
  • What's next for JK Rowling?
  • What's next for MuggleCast?

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Episode 153: July 11th, 2008

  • MuggleCast is live from Dallas, Texas this week!
  • We discuss some of the more popular events at Portus.
  • One news item to discuss: the IMAX HBP trailer.
  • Our first and last Epilogue by Epilogue.
  • A live Quote Quiz.
  • Questions from the audience, including the HPA's Andrew Slack.
  • Fans sing a new version of Good Morning Baltimore - MuggleCast edition.

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Episode 152: July 8th, 2008

  • High Res Half-Blood Prince pics are FINALLY released. We discuss 'em.
  • Teaser Trailer rumors continue, and we wonder if it'll every come.
  • Portus is next week!
  • We discuss details of our MuggleCast Meet Up.
  • Listener Rebuttals cover last week's hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter goes over the final chapter in DH.
  • Was Voldemort in limbo with Harry?
  • A parallel between Hagrid carrying in DH and in SS.
  • What if we were in the perspective of someone other than Harry after he was in limbo?
  • Does the US cover really match what happens in the book?
  • High expectations, or naysayers?
  • We pick two songs to play in memory of Voldemort and Bellatrix.
  • Favorites: Chapter in Deathly Hallows.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Episode 151: June 30th, 2008

  • The intro is, well, intro-less.
  • Only a couple of news stories to discuss this week!
  • It's a new month, so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • We announce a MuggleCast Meet Up at Portus 2008.
  • Listen Rebuttals: Snape's Memories, Wizard Drinking Age, and the Classics.
  • Chapter by Chapter: King's Cross.
  • The symbolism of the location is AWESOME.
  • Are there any other places that could've worked?
  • Does everyone buy Dumbledore's story?
  • We recall the Order of the Phoenix book teaser. And cry.
  • Harry finally gets everything he needs from Dumbledore.
  • The final words of Albus.
  • Voicemails, Make the Music Connection, Favorites, and Chicken Soup.

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Episode 150: June 23rd, 2008

  • It's our 150th regular episode of MuggleCast!
  • Entertainment Weekly names Potter a classic. What IS a classic in this case?
  • Some moments make us realize how much we've changed. Or how mean we were.
  • MuggleMail answers some questions we had last week.
  • Chapter by Chapter, Chapter 34, The Forest Again.
  • Two people on the panel cried while reading this chapter.
  • We discuss Harry's thoughts on death, his decision to tell Neville about Nagini, and the resurrection stone.
  • A connection between Harry walking with his parents and Narnia.
  • Did we think Harry was a goner at the end of this chapter?
  • We listen to some of the best MuggleCast moments as entered on by YOU.
  • Make the Music Connection returns with some currently hot songs.
  • Chicken Soup: Canine Edition.
  • The end of the show includes our thoughts on the show as a whole.

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Episode 149: June 15th, 2008

  • Micah graces us with his presence.
  • We review JK Rowling's Potter Prequel.
  • Or wait... can we even call it a prequel?
  • Portus 2008 is coming up and it's the definition of awesome!
  • More teaser trailer speculation.
  • Our 150th episode is next week and we have to celebrate!
  • MuggleMail: MC future, a song for Snape, and The Shrieking Shack.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 32, The Prince's Tale.
  • Andrew compares Voldemort's midnight request to his one hour request.
  • The sudden change of mood within Hogwarts is striking.
  • Did Lupin and Tonks deserve a death scene?
  • Did they even deserve to die?
  • Snape's Memories and their impact.
  • Favorites, Voicemails, and Chicken Soup!

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Episode 148: June 8th, 2008

  • We kick off the show with talk about our future.
  • JK Rowling's speech at Harvard was, well, awesome.
  • Harry Potter the MMORPG... would it be a success?
  • Portus 2008 is just over a month away!
  • 3rd Annual Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day was a success!
  • MuggleMail address some cool foreshadowing.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 32, The Elder Wand.
  • We discuss the effect of Fred's death on Harry.
  • Why did Voldemort use the Shrieking Shack?
  • McGonagall and her Beauty and the Beast magic.
  • Voicemails tackle a broad range of Potter topics.
  • Sorting Hat: Laura Mallory... the squib?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • Mikey B! Mikey B! MIKEY B! POOF!

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Episode 147: June 1st, 2008

  • Ben returns to co-host an episode of the show!
  • The press prints a misleading headline with the Rob Knox story.
  • Is the Sorcerer's Stone re-release something to be excited about?
  • JK Rowling is wring a Potter prequel.
  • SuperCon, John Hurt hints at a return, and more leaked HBP photos.
  • Global Wear Your MuggleCast T-shirt Day is June 2nd!
  • MuggleMail covers some topics on Episode 146.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 31, The Battle of Hogwarts.
  • We discuss Voldemort's Midnight Ultimatum.
  • Andrew thinks Voldemort is too cool for a symbolic Midnight request.
  • Ben's Top 10 List.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • Bloopers!

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Episode 146: May 18th, 2008

  • MuggleCast is recorded one last time from its Medford-based studios.
  • We discuss our trailer blues.
  • With what movie will the Half-Blood Prince teaser trailer be released?
  • A small new photo appears from HBP. Was it leaked on purpose?
  • Tom Felton sings. We listen and give our thoughts on his talent.
  • Come see us and have a blast at Portus 2008!
  • MuggleMail discusses last weeks hot topics and some corrections.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 30: The Sacking of Severus Snape.
  • This chapter will be Maggie Smith's time to shine in the film.
  • Voicemails address some general topics.
  • This Week in MuggleCast, PO Box Update, and Chicken Soup.
  • Micah receives a goat shirt from a fan, but isn't the most thrilled.

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Episode 145: May 11th, 2008

  • Matt kicks off the show with his tale of being questioned by the FBI.
  • News: BBC tracks Leavesden, Tonks talks, new HBP roles, and HBP yarn.
  • We wonder when WB will finally start spoiling us with HBP teasers.
  • Vote for us on Podcast Alley, and follow us on Twitter!
  • MuggleMail covers last week's hot topics.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 29, The Lost Diadem.
  • "What if..." we could make one choice for DH?
  • Voicemails and Make the Music Connection return!
  • This Week in MuggleCast History.
  • 1st place winner of the Create Your Own MC Segment contest!
  • Chicken Soup: AP Edition.
  • Andrew discusses what's to come in the next few weeks.

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Episode 144: May 4th, 2008

  • Eric crunches some numbers to compare wait times for movie releases.
  • What can we look forward to at the Potter Exhibition?
  • Potter leaves the NYT Bestseller list for first time in decade.
  • Fans think this is the end? LOL!
  • Hogsmeade is being built. We discuss, Micah tries to move on.
  • It's MuggleCast May, so vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Follow us on Twitter!
  • Lots of MuggleMail based on last week's show and more.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 28 of DH: The Missing Mirror.
  • We discuss the cloak and why the Death Eaters couldn't accio it.
  • Aberforth's fight with the Death Eaters, his story, and an actor to play him.
  • The 2nd place winner in our MuggleCast Segment Contest is aired!
  • We play Sorting Hat, This Week in MC History, HUH?!, and Chicken Soup.
  • Andrew and Eric address some common issues with downloading the show.

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Episode 143: April 27th, 2008

  • News discussion: Rowling documentary, HBP video game, and court case transcripts.
  • To Micah's dismay, a fourth news item is cut.
  • Episode 142 enters the Wall of Fame. The children cheer.
  • We take rebuttals on the trial and just when will the verdict be handed down?
  • Chapter 27: The Final Hiding Place.
  • How did the dragon fly over London and nobody noticed?
  • Harry sees into Voldemort's mind and for the first time Hermione is interested.
  • We discuss Voldemort developing a very false sense of security.
  • Why didn't Harry notice Voldemort only named six places the Horcruxes could be?
  • The race against time begins.
  • Voicemails return.
  • Make the Music Connection and Chicken Soup.

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Episode 142: April 19th, 2008

  • The Court of MuggleCast is now in session.
  • We all offer our individual opinions on the case and identify the key players.
  • The trial was very emotional for both Jo and Steve but did it have to get to this point?
  • Why did RDR initially make it so difficult for Warner Bros. to obtain a copy of the book?
  • Why did Steve ask for a clause in his contract saying RDR Books would defend him should a lawsuit occur?
  • Steve initially said he would never publish the Lexicon because "that would be illegal".
  • We review testimony given and comments made by both sides and offer our thoughts.
  • Breaking down the "fair use" doctrine, we try and get inside the head of Judge Patterson.
  • Which of the four categories of fair use would go in Jo or Steve's favor?
  • The negative impact this could have on the Harry Potter fandom and the "floodgates" that could open.
  • We take a look at fan and media opinions of this trial.
  • Elysa brings up a few previous court cases that have dealt with the "fair use" doctrine and the precedents set seem to favor J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. (Harper and Roe Publishers vs. Nation Enterprises).
  • Why MuggleNet's book never faced a lawsuit - it offered commentary, analysis and theory.
  • Make the Music Connection provides some laughter after a very serious episode.

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Episode 141: April 14th, 2008

  • Andrew has a treasure chest from HP Quest!
  • Micah will be first in line at Equus in NYC.
  • We announce when our next MuggleCast LIVE online will be.
  • Thanks to everyone who's voted for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Listener Rebuttals take a look at the Elder Wand and more.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapter 26 of Deathly Hallows: Gringotts.
  • Sorting Hat: Andrew, Eric, and Stephenie Meyer
  • A couple voicemails and a temporary problem with our hotline.
  • A new segment: This Week in MuggleCast (Episode 35)
  • HUH?! E-mail of the Week.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • This week's blooper reminds Andrew he's only 18.

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#244 (November 20th, 2011): For the first time ever, MuggleCast has a DVD commentary! Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 on DVD with us. We'll comment on each and every scene - it's as if we're in your living room watching alongside you!

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