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Episode 220: February 6th, 2011

  • Does the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 DVD look promising?
  • Our thoughts on the latest Wizarding World expansion rumors.
  • Mr. Universal has a good laugh at one of Eric's thoughts.
  • MuggleCast has their Part 2 release plans set!
  • We'll be attending LeakyCon 2011 and putting on at least one podcast.
  • Andrew explains why everyone should head to Orlando for the 5 day event. If you register, use referral code MUGGLE!
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Goblet of Fire chapters 24 - 26
  • This week's Twitter Question and MuggleMail address hot topics.
  • Plugs: Essay Section, WrockBox, HYPE

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Episode 219: January 23rd, 2011

  • The first still from Part 2 appears while Part 1 breaks more records.
  • Snape's death scene is changed for Part 2, and we discuss if it was a good idea.
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Chapters 21 - 23 of Goblet of Fire.
  • What is it in Dobby's character that makes him enjoy being free, unlike the other elves?
  • The Unexpected Task: a task even Muggles experience.
  • Why is The Yule Ball only open to students in Years 4 through 7?
  • Andrew has a solution to Harry and Ron's find-a-date problems.
  • Hermione reveals she had her teeth shrunken. What else can be enlarged/shrunken?
  • The ups and downs of the Yule Ball.
  • Your Twitter responses to the question: What do you think of Snape's death scene change?
  • MuggleMail addresses last week's hot topics. Plus: Is the Tournament boring for attendees to watch?

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Episode 218: January 9th, 2011

  • News: Butterbeer, lawsuits, the Oscars and plenty of Deathly Hallows
  • Why have we still not seen Harry Potter in eBook format?
  • Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Goblet of Fire, Chapters 19 and 20
  • What would happen to a reporter like Rita Skeeter in the real world?
  • Analyzing Harry and Ron's vs. Harry and Hermione's relationship
  • How can Moody see through Harry's cloak now that we know its a Deathly Hallow?
  • The suspicion around Karkaroff increases - why was Dumbledore so blind?
  • Harry tells Cedric about The First Task. What does this say about his character?
  • Did Moody lie about the Dark Detectors in his office? Plus, Foe Glass foreshadowing.
  • Cheating in the Triwizard Tournament? Moody says its common.
  • We break down the movie differences from The First Task
  • What's up with Bagman? Why wasn't he cast?
  • Your tweets on the biggest plot cuts from the films
  • MuggleMail covers AVPM, Dobby, Ron in Malfoy Manor and more

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Episode 217: December 26th, 2010

  • News covers DH box office update, a possible teaser trailer for Part 2 and more.
  • When can we expect the Encyclopedia, and what will we see?
  • We reach deep into our mailbag to answer your questions:
  • Just how do you pronounce Alexandre Desplat?
  • What was with the nursery next-door to Bathilda's house in DH PT 1?
  • How, if at all does the Life and Lies of Albert Speer relate to Dumbledore?
  • Why didn't you give any props to Alan Rickman in DH PT 1?
  • The Academy Awards, Kreacher, Hedwig and Dan's acting round out the discussion.
  • Your Tweets cover our favorite books/movies, the Malfoy family and more.
  • And finally... Weird Places People Listen to MuggleCast.
  • See you all in 2011!

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Episode 216: December 11th, 2010

  • We're live to discuss the year that was in Potter.
  • News covers video games, movie revenues, DVD release dates, casting and Oscars.
  • We play some of our favorite MuggleCast moments from 2010.
  • The fans hand out MuggleCasties to...
  • The Most Interesting Potter Star on Twitter and The Most Shocking News Story.
  • The Best Returning DH Part 1 Actor and Actress.
  • The Best New Potter Actor and Actress.
  • And The Best DH PT 1 Scene.
  • You might be surprised who wins this year's J.K. Rowling Award...or not.
  • We review the top 7 stories of the year and let you pick the top four.
  • We discuss what to look forward to in 2011.

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Episode 215: November 24th, 2010

  • Part 2 of our Deathly Hallows - Part 1 discussion! Download Episode 214 for our scene-by-scene review of the film.
  • We clear up several mistakes from last episode.
  • Matt joins the show and gives us his thoughts on Part 1.
  • We all agree Hedwig gets a more dignified death than in the book.
  • Your responses to last week's show: the good and the bad.
  • Muggle Mail covers Bill Weasley, Mad-Eye's eye, and Dobby's speech.
  • Did the forest scenes feel slow at times because they were covering months of action?
  • Micah concedes some of the things he mentioned last episode could have payoff in Part 2.
  • Did Hermione and Harry have an "aha" moment when the Invisibility Cloak was mentioned?
  • We revisit the Dursleys departing, Malfoy Manor, the split and more.
  • Plus, we take tweets on your favorite scenes.

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Episode 214: November 20th, 2010

  • We review Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • The London premiere lives up to the hype...the same can't be said for New York
  • MuggleNet staffer Richard joins the show
  • There is a clear difference of opinion on the film from the hosts
  • We go scene-by-scene through Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Were people satisfied with Mad-Eye's death? Why didn't Harry grab his eye?
  • Runcorn, Cattermole and Hopkirk actors shine at the Ministry...
  • ...What does that say about the rest of the acting?
  • Emma Watson gives her best performance of the series
  • Why did the producers cut Dudley's redemptive line?
  • Did the lack of developing Voldemort's threat to the real world make the "on the run" scenes less believable?
  • Will the average movie-goer get the Deathly Hallows subplot?
  • Dobby, the "indignant" House-Elf? Should he have been built up more in previous films?
  • "Did you even really know Dumbledore?" No and it's clear movie Harry never will.
  • Why was nothing stated about Sirius' mirror? The Voldemort taboo?

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Episode 213: November 12th, 2010

  • Eric and Micah agree to disagree on The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror"
  • Our thoughts on Desplat scoring DH Part 2
  • Fans sound off on the number of DH clips
  • Main Discussion: Half-Baked Prince/Half-Baked Harry
  • We analyze what book Harry knows vs. what movie Harry knows heading into the final films
  • Did the main plot in Half-Blood Prince take a back seat to teenage romance?
  • Harry's lack of Horcrux knowledge could pose major problems
  • Bad character development: Greyback, Lupin, Tonks, Umbridge and Scrimgeour
  • How will they explain the two-way mirror and the locket? What about Harry owning Kreacher and Grimmauld Place?
  • Movie Harry's knowledge of Voldemort (Tom Riddle) is nowhere close to the book
  • Did Harry appear weak throughout the HBP movie? Was Snape and Harry's relationship developed enough?
  • Muggle Mail: Goblet of Fire rebuttals and the DH soundtrack
  • Be sure to nominate us at the 2010 Podcast Awards

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Episode 212: November 1st, 2010

  • Eric's Halloween costume is Harry Potter themed in an unexpected way.
  • Deathly Hallows TV spots are appearing all over the place.
  • Samples from the Deathly Hallows soundtrack are released. We listen to a few and give our early review.
  • The 2010 Podcast Awards nomination period begins soon. We want to be in the running!
  • Chapter by Chapter covers Goblet of Fire Chapters 16 - 18.
  • Does it say something that Durmstrang sits with Slytherin and Beauxbatons sit with Ravenclaw? Eric realizes something clever about this.
  • Why are there strict guidelines to enter the TriWizard Tournament?
  • Can a reader tell from this point that Karkaroff put Harry's name in the Goblet?
  • The wonderful double meaning Moody/Barty Crouch Jr.'s hated towards Karkaroff.
  • Of all people, why was it Cedric who was selected to compete for Hogwarts?
  • Why does Bagman enjoy the idea of this four-person tournament so much?
  • Ron doesn't trust Harry, and his reasoning is extremely weak.
  • Rita Skeeter and her man hands - what is Jo trying to say?
  • MuggleMail addresses last week's hot topics, an answer to Trelawney's inaccurate predictions, and cheesy Potter movie endings.
  • Dueling Club: Ghost Edition!
  • What are some of our listeners doing for Halloween that's Potter related?

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Episode 211: October 17th, 2010

  • How to tell apart two English accents.
  • WB cancels Deathly Hallows, Part 1 in 3D, plus other surprising film news.
  • Listeners tell us whether they are happy or disappointed with this decision.
  • Our thoughts on Jo's appearance on Oprah.
  • A brief review of Harry Potter Film Wizardry.
  • Chapter by Chapter: Goblet of Fire Chapters 13 - 15.
  • A big theme in these chapters is the questionable teaching styles of Sprout, Hagrid, and Moody.
  • Is it right to teach children about the Unforgiveable Curses at this age?
  • Is it right to perform said curses on these children?!
  • MuggleMail covers last episode's hot topics.
  • Dueling Club: Dumbledore VS Merlin, Ravenclaw VS Slytherin.
  • Lots of updates going on around MuggleNet to go over!

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Episode 210: October 1st, 2010

  • DH poster analysis: Why the hell is Ron by a power plant?
  • Part 2 casting, Rowling on Oprah, Alexandre Desplat and Wizarding World expansion
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Goblet of Fire Chapters 10-12
  • We're introduced to the name Rita Skeeter and the character of Mad-Eye Moody
  • Percy's early loyalty to the Ministry and Hermione's passion for S.P.E.W. are evident
  • Why does Mrs. Weasley constantly make Ron an easy target?
  • We know what Muggles see if they happen to pass Hogwarts, but if what if they tried to enter?
  • We learn of Lucius Malfoy's connection to Igor Karkaroff
  • Why endanger first-years on an overflowing lake?
  • Do ghosts change clothes? Eric is intrigued.
  • Does Hermione overreact to the idea that House-Elves work at Hogwarts?
  • Eric recounts the real story of Natalie MacDonald
  • Does Hogwarts and the Ministry use the Triwizard Tournament to overshadow last year's incident with Sirius Black?
  • Favorites returns: New actor/actress in Deathly Hallows, Part 1
  • Chicken Soup

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Episode 209: September 23rd, 2010

  • We're live on Ustream to discuss the just-released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 trailer! We go scene-by-scene picking apart every last detail.

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Episode 208: September 13th, 2010

  • Pictures, pictures and more pictures from Deathly Hallows
  • We discuss the new DH TV spot, theme park expansion and more
  • Micah interviews Jonathan Smith, Head of Production for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Chapter-by-Chapter covers Chapters 7-9 of Goblet of Fire
  • Ludo Bagman and Winky - why were they omitted from the films?
  • Why did the Quidditch World Cup seem like one giant, disorganized event?
  • Could Jo be the next ESPN sportscaster? She's good at writing live Quidditch.
  • Why didn't Harry ever question how Winky knew Dobby?
  • Could Harry's dream about Quidditch foreshadow a later event in the book?
  • Wands are like cell phones! How did Harry not notice it was gone?
  • Hermione the know-it-all shows up quite a few times in these chapters.
  • This week's episode is brought to you by Audible.com - get your free audiobook today!

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Episode 207: August 25th, 2010

  • We discuss the newest reviews of Deathly Hallows, Part 1.
  • The trailer for Deathly Hallows, Part 1 is complete, but when will WE see it?
  • This week's Chapter by Chapter segment focuses on Chapters 4 - 6 of Goblet of Fire.
  • The Dursleys can never have a peaceful encounter with wizards.
  • How typical of Harry to have a crush on his best friend's sister.
  • Lots of hints about the future for the Weasleys in this chapter.
  • Why can't Mrs. Weasley embrace her son's interest in starting a joke shop instead of fighting it?
  • Jo shows here you don't have to be academic to be successful. And to follow your passion!
  • ... but there are some limits.
  • Some support for Mrs. Weasley and why she may be right to worry about The Twins' future.
  • A bit of talk about the business side of running a joke shop.
  • In Chapter six we learn about more than just one mode of wizard transportation.
  • What's our favorite mode of magical transportation?
  • We bring the use of Portkeys to a whole new level.
  • The awkwardness Amos creates.
  • The first mention of the Lovegoods! But we won't see them just yet...
  • Matt predicted the Deathly Hallows split spot on Episode 140.. we replay the clip!

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Episode 206: August 21st, 2010

  • Emerson and Eric got lucky and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 at a test screening today in Chicago! Listen here for their review. SPOILER WARNING. Enjoy!

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Episode 205: August 14, 2010

  • Spoiler warning: We reveal where Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 will split!
  • We record an episode earlier than scheduled to talk about where the Deathly Hallows split will be!
  • We discuss the pros and cons of the split being here.
  • We've got a list of all the big scenes that will be in Part 1.
  • Did WB mean for this split to get out, or did EW not realize what they were doing?
  • Should we know where the split is before seeing the film?
  • We catch up on other news, including the launch of the 'Join the Final Battle' campaign and the Harry Potter: The Exhibition heading to Seattle.
  • MuggleMail addresses last week's hot topics.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Episode 204: August 6th, 2010

  • It's our fifth birthday! At the start did we think this would run for five years?
  • We recap Infinitus and how nice it was to meet all the fans!
  • Andrew provides a report from Comic Con 2010, where new Deathly Hallows footage was revealed.
  • Two important voices will be missing from the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 video game. Why?
  • Will a Harry Potter theme park really come to fruition in India?
  • Happy Birthday to JK Rowling and Harry Potter! Andrew plays a song for 'em.
  • We kick off Chapter by Chapter for Goblet of Fire. This episode looks at Chapters 1 - 3.
  • We analyze small towns, the importance of review chapters, the Dursleys, and more.
  • MuggleMail addresses some recent news, partying at Hogwarts, and more.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Episode 203: July 20th, 2010

  • The MuggleCasters are in Orlando to podcast in front of a live audience! This episode actually includes two shows in one. The first show is from within the hotel where the Infinitus Harry Potter conference was held. The second is live from within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park! Join us as we talk about the latest Harry Potter news, our thoughts on the Wizarding World park, and much more.

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Episode 202: June 28th, 2010

  • MuggleCast is LIVE on Ustream just one hour after the new Deathly Hallows trailer premieres to dissect every single scene! We figure out which scene each shot is from, point out some odd moments, wonder why this trailer covers Parts 1 and 2, and MUCH more. Get ready to have lots of fun watching the trailer with us!

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Episode 201: June 23rd, 2010

  • Andrew visits the Wizarding World and shares stories about the VIP grand opening, public grand opening, and the park itself.
  • How is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey?
  • Is the size of the park acceptable? How does it feel?
  • The secret attraction at the park that has no line and will entertain you for as long as you like.
  • Would a Harry Potter park make sense, business wise, in the United Kingdom?
  • Deathly Hallows filming ends, and stars comment on the feeling of closure.
  • We host a MuggleCast Mailbag segment to catch up on some e-mail!
  • We bring back our Debate segment: did Ron and Hermione have a happy marriage?
  • What if... we could use some Polyjuice Potion?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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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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