MuggleCast | The #1 Most-Listened to Harry Potter Podcast 3
                   

MuggleCast Episodes 221-240

See also: Episodes 1 - 10 | Episodes 11 - 20 | Episodes 21 - 30
Episodes 31 - 40 | Episodes 41 - 50 | Episodes 51 - 60 | Episodes 61 - 70 | Episodes 71 - 80 | Episodes 81 - 90 | Episodes 91 - 100 | Episodes 101 - 120 | Episodes 121 - 140 | Episodes 141 - 160 | Episodes 161 - 180 | Episodes 181 - 200 | Episodes 201 - 220 | Episodes 221 - 240 | Episodes 241 - 260 | Most Recent

Show information and direct downloads can be found below:

Episode 240: October 2nd, 2011

  • The 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' DVD/Blu-ray features are announced, and we dissect!
  • What are we most looking forward to, and why is the UK the last country to get it?
  • Pottermore announces changes to its beta process and delays the launch of the eBooks.
  • With the eBooks now missing the Holiday season, how does Sony feel?
  • Does this mean the Chamber of Secrets book will be delayed as well?
  • Chapter by Chapter returns with more Order of the Phoenix analysis!
  • Why did Arthur Weasley take Harry into the Ministry of Magic via the phone booth when he could do side-along apparition?
  • Why do Death Eaters not have someone representing them during the hearing?
  • Dumbledore makes a surprise appearance but does not talk with Harry.
  • Percy is separated from the rest of the Weasley family.
  • MuggleMail addresses another early-MuggleCast Deathly Hallows prediction and a question about a potential Deathly Hallows Part 1 AND 2 DVD.
  • We preview what's to come on the next few episodes of MuggleCast!

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.4 MB)
Running time: 1:19:30, 38.2 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 239: September 19th, 2011

  • It's back to school time again with MuggleCast!
  • Andrew, Micah and Matt all reveal their new jobs. MuggleCast will be making some behind-the-scenes changes and Eric may be taking a seat on Dateline.
  • Deleted Scenes from Deathly Hallows titles released. Do we think that they will be special and/or exciting?
  • Ultimate Edition DVDs. Press conference footage from when the children were young is touching! What will the documentary on HP8's Ultimate dvd be? We speculate.
  • J.K. Rowling a possible victim of phone hacking scandal
  • All of the hosts have been sorted on Pottermore, and each Hogwarts House is represented on today's show!
  • What do we think about Pottermore? What are some of the disadvantages of gaining BETA access?
  • Just how accurate IS the sorting on Pottermore, is it rigged, and were we misled?
  • Is there good replay value or will there be, once Pottermore is open to all?
  • We come with feature ideas for the site. Hint: Neopets and Farmville.
  • Favorites: Creature
  • Listener e-mails include a potential for Oscar Success DHP2, a favorite chapter, Andrew's remarkable prediction from Episode 71, and a new "Awesome" place to listen from.
  • Next episode of MuggleCast will air October 16th!

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.3 MB)
Running time: 1:18:52, 37.9 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 238: August 27th, 2011

  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has done extremely well at the box office. Is it a surprise?
  • Andrew is the only one in Pottermore so far. Eric and Micah ask spoiler-free questions about the site.
  • We run through what's great and what's not so great about Pottermore.
  • The Harry Potter Studio Tour has released concept art of the building as well as ticket prices. Is it worth it?
  • Fans of Dan Radcliffe get a trailer for his upcoming film The Woman in Black.
  • E-mails address last episode's hot topics, thoughts on Pottermore, and more.
  • Micah interviews Will Dunn (James Sirius Potter) and Arthur Bowen (Albus Severus Potter) for MuggleCast.
  • Fun segments: What If…, Favorites, and The Dueling Club!
  • Twitter users tell us their thoughts on Pottermore.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 16.4 MB)
Running time: 1:30:36, 43.5 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 237: August 7th, 2011

  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2 continues its box office surge.
  • Warner Brothers is pushing Deathly Hallows - Part 2 for the Oscars. Do they have a shot?
  • Pottermore updates! We run through the latest developments.
  • One listener didn't like our Pottermore complaints. We respond.
  • Matt shares his thoughts on the film.
  • Lots of listeners have e-mailed in with their thoughts on Deathly Hallows - Part 2 so we react to their comments.
  • We also read tweets from listeners who tell us their favorite scene.
  • Was there anything that was in the book we wish was in the film?

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.7 MB)
Running time: 52:48, 25.4 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 236: August 2nd, 2011

  • Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has surpassed the $1 billion mark. How high will it go?
  • Pottermore registration opens and we explain the positives and negatives.
  • Andrew's painful initial sign up.
  • What our are usernames? Listeners share theirs as well via the MuggleCast Twitter account.
  • We talk more about Deathly Hallows - Part 2 and analyze particular scenes.
  • Ben and Richard hate 3D and sweating a lot.
  • Why are we paying for 3D if we hardly see it at times in Part 2?
  • Were average movie-goers, who aren't big fans, able to comprehend exactly what was going on?
  • Have we gotten so used to seeing Dan as Harry that we judge him based on Dan's Harry or book Harry?
  • Molly Weasley's non-canon face.
  • Are Eric and Alan Rickman enrolled in de-aging programs?
  • An announcement concerning the frequency of new MuggleCast episodes.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.7 MB)
Running time: 1:21:12, 39 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 235: July 29th, 2011

  • We have two exclusive interviews with Deathly Hallows - Part 2 director David Yates and actor Oliver Phelps!
  • But first, a Deathly Hallows - Part 2 box office update.
  • How high will the film go?
  • Micah talks with David Yates about changes he made to JK Rowling's story, the emotional moment at the World Premiere, and much more.
  • Universal announces a new Harry Potter park event - is it worth it?
  • Micah talks to Oliver Phelps about his work throughout the franchise and the challenges of Deathly Hallows - Part 2.
  • A reminder about a project that Eric is involved with for the Harry Potter Alliance.
  • We'll be back with another episode in a few days to discuss the film as well as the Pottermore beta!

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 10.1 MB)
Running time: 55:35, 26.7 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 234: July 18th, 2011

  • We're live in Orlando at LeakyCon 2011!
  • Before discussing Deathly Hallows - Part 2 we run through some of the Pottermore news announce at LeakyCon.
  • Fans chime in with their thoughts on the website.
  • Everything Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is discussed! Favorite scenes, characters, disappointments, and much more.
  • Will Alan Rickman get an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor?
  • Those in the audience ask the panel questions and share their thoughts.
  • We're joined by special guest Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the films! She shares her thoughts on the movie and participates in a live Dueling Club segment.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14 MB)
Running time: 1:49:01, 52.4 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 233: July 2nd, 2011

  • It's our final show before the release of Deathly Hallows - Part 2!
  • There's a ton of news so we only run through some of the bigger things going on surrounding the film's release.
  • We update everyone on the latest Pottermore developments.
  • Will everyone be able to get a Pottermore beta invite? What new information can we expect to receive?
  • Back to the film! Will it be the top grossing Potter film ever?
  • What are our general expectations for it?
  • We take your thoughts/feelings as we approach the end.
  • Don't forget: our big Deathly Hallows - Part 2 review will be recorded live at LeakyCon. The episode will be online after we record!

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 8.5 MB)
Running time: 47:10, 22.7 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 232: June 23rd, 2011

  • Join Andrew, Eric, Micah and Ben as we watch J.K. Rowling's Pottermore announcement the moment it is released to the world! We provide our initial thoughts and bring you details live as they come in. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live stream at 7 AM ET!

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 8.1 MB)
Running time: 44:54, 21.6 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 231: June 18th, 2011

  • Pottermore: What the heck is it?
  • Did the hack ruin the announcement?
  • Will it extend the life of the fandom?
  • Will it be something all fans can enjoy?
  • The owls are gathering... who is cleaning up the waste?
  • We break down the final Potter trailer ever
  • Micah and Eric point out two deceptive scene cuts
  • Should they have shown Harry confronting Snape?
  • What about the Resurrection Stone scene?
  • Who is casting that big blue spell? Hint: he may like goats.
  • News covers: Deathly Hallows - Part 2 rating, run-time, score and more
  • We take your tweets on both the trailer and Pottermore

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 16.4 MB)
Running time: 1:30:50, 43.7 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 230: June 4th, 2011

  • News covers the latest on Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • Exclusive clip to air at MTV Movie Awards - what could it be?
  • What was Alan Rickman really referring to in his letter to JKR?
  • LeakyCon is sold out and announces several keynotes you don't want to miss!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 5 & 6
  • Is Sirius acting immature? Treating Harry too much like James?
  • We see the first of several death omens for Sirius
  • Who really has Harry's best interests at heart?
  • What did we all think the weapon was that Voldemort was after?
  • Did Mrs. Weasley really think putting the kids to work would really prevent them from talking?
  • We discuss how Kreacher was supposed to be cut from the films
  • The Black Family Tapestry: Andrew gives his take on it from when he was on set
  • Does only marrying pure-bloods limit true love?
  • Favorite: Harry Potter Name
  • MuggleMail covers Harry's Patronus, Vernon, Harry's safety at Privet Drive and more
  • Plus, is it becoming common to split books into multiple films?

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 13.9 MB)
Running time: 1:16:59, 37 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 229: May 27th, 2011

  • New Deathly Hallows - Part 2 posters - cool or disappointing?
  • Location set for DH PT 2 U.S. premiere - we provide some tips to premiere-goers
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is coming this winter
  • Andrew talks about his experiences in the Wizarding World
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix Chapters 3-4
  • Does Dumbledore make a bad situation worse by not talking to Harry?
  • Is it abusive Vernon tells Harry not to take food from the fridge?
  • We take a look at the Advance Guard character by character...
  • ...and analyze Harry's reaction to Dumbledore keeping everyone in the loop but him
  • Is the Daily Prophet guilty of slander?
  • Make the Music Connection: Lady Gaga edition
  • MuggleMail and Chicken Soup from tornado-devastated Alabama

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.8 MB)
Running time: 1:21:54, 39.4 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 228: May 12th, 2011

  • Andrew previews his time on the 'Deathly Hallows' set.
  • Emma Watson denies rumors of being bullied at Brown.
  • WB is selling a very expensive invisibility cloak that doesn't promise invisibility.
  • Check out www.Hypable.com - a brand new entertainment site by Andrew and friends!
  • Chapter by Chapter enters Order of the Phoenix with Chapters 1 and 2!
  • We run down some facts about the book's release.
  • Why would Harry only look at the first page of the Daily Prophet to find news? It's an oversight he'll regret later.
  • The infamous Mark Evans makes an appearance.
  • Harry's anger is mounting quickly.
  • Dumbledore's 'Remember my last' note arrive and we discuss what it really meant.
  • Petunia's sudden change of heart and her care for Harry are made clear in this chapter.
  • Favorites: Harry Potter Quote.
  • MuggleMail addresses last week's hot topics and birthdays.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 13.7 MB)
Running time: 1:15:39, 36.4 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 227: April 28th, 2011

  • The 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' trailer is here, and we're ready to talk about it! We go scene-by-scene through the entire trailer for an hour of in-depth analysis. Plus, your thoughts from Twitter are read!
  • Andrew discusses his new site, Hypable.com. Check out this one-stop entertainment resource!

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 11.6 MB)
Running time: 1:04:15, 30.9 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.


Episode 226: April 26th, 2011

  • Check out Hypable.com - a MuggleNet for the rest of the fandoms in the world, created by MuggleNet staff!
  • Jamie and Laura are back for this episode!
  • A trailer for 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' will be released this Wednesday.
  • We review features of the 'Part 1' DVD and Blu-ray
  • Jamie educates us on the concept of TV licenses and reveals he lives in the stone age.
  • J.K. Rowling gained Steve Kloves' trust after hearing one word.
  • New news from Jo is so slow these days we come up with a plan to start recycling.
  • Many listeners wrote in about last week's discussion concerning a female lead character.
  • Our final Chapter by Chapter installment for Goblet of Fire!
  • What power to Fawkes put over Harry?
  • Dumbledore and the infamous gleam of triumph.
  • Does Fudge genuinely believe Voldemort is not back?
  • Through all this, classes are STILL going on?
  • Outside of magic, how smart are Hogwarts students?
  • It's clear the Ministry is beginning to look very corrupt.
  • Make the Connection: Family Guy, Pokemon, and homeless people watching popular television.
  • We are split on whether or not cutting Pettigrew's death from Part 1 was a good idea.
  • Twitter Question: What did YOU think of the 'Part 1' DVD/Blu-ray?

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 13.8 MB)
Running time: 1:16:33, 36.8 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 225: April 9th, 2011

  • Micah reviews the Exhibition and DVD launch events that took place in New York City.
  • Lots of Part 1 deleted scenes, but we're not reviewing them - yet!
  • Helen McCrory says multiple Malfoy endings were shot, but Andrew and Eric say "don't get your hopes up".
  • What If: The main character in the Potter series was a girl?
  • Chapter by Chapter: Goblet of Fire Chapters 34 and 35.
  • We look at Harry and Voldemort's duel, more luck for Harry, Death Eater oversights, and the truth about Moody/Barty Crouch Sr.
  • Favorites: Favorite Quidditch Position
  • Andrew and Eric answer Micah and fans' questions about the 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' test screening.
  • Surprise character appearances, Snape's death, Narcissa, Remus, Tonks, Wormtail and more are discussed.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 15.7 MB)
Running time: 1:27:10, 41.9 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 224: April 4th, 2011

  • Andrew and Eric host a news episode of MuggleCast!
  • 'How To Succeed' opens on Broadway and the Potter stars show their support for Dan.
  • Read Eric's exclusive interview with Dan!
  • Our thoughts on the first 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' poster. Ketchup or Blood?
  • 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' is test-screened in Chicago and Andrew and Eric were there for it!
  • We start with a spoiler free review.
  • Is the 2 hour time length a problem?
  • Eric was a bit emotional through some parts of the film.
  • Do Part 1 and Part 2 work well together?
  • After our spoiler-free review we get into specifics. If you don't want to be spoiled, stop at this point!
  • Andrew and Eric focus on specific scenes that stood out to them in good and bad ways.
  • We make several book VS film comparisons.
  • Our 'Pig for Slaughter' episode (#116) comes back to haunt us in a good way.
  • We take a few MuggleMails to wrap up the show.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.3 MB)
Running time: 1:18:55, 37.9 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 223: March 20th, 2011

  • Richard returns to the show and is turning a new leaf.
  • News: 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2' sneak peek, a Potter hotel, The Exhibition hitting NYC, and more.
  • Micah realizes what his next job may be thanks to a little destiny.
  • 'What If..' segment: What if Dumbledore had given Tom Riddle the DADA job?
  • Chapter by Chapter: Chapters 32 and 33 of Goblet of Fire.
  • Why didn't Harry put up a fight against Wormtail?
  • Harry sees Voldemort for the first time in human form.
  • Had Harry ever seen a photo of him? Did anyone ever bother to take a photo of him?
  • Did Voldemort act the way he did because of his feelings toward his mother?
  • Voldemort warns Wormtail about ever letting his loyalty waver again. Err…
  • Today's Twitter Question: Your thoughts on the 'Part 2' sneak peek.
  • MuggleMail addresses last episode's hot topics, a birthday, and Ben's theory in Episode 1.
  • Andrew and Micah discuss their upcoming date in NYC on Wednesday.

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 13.1 MB)
Running time: 1:12:26, 34.8 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 222: March 6th, 2011

  • News covers Harry Potter Studio Tour, the Part 2 World Premiere, the Oscars and more.
  • The Dueling Club returns and Micah redeems himself after losing to David Heyman.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Goblet of Fire, Chapters 30 & 31.
  • Harry's first experience with the PensieveÉ
  • ...why is he so quick to realize he is in a memory?
  • Why is Dumbledore so opposed to the use of Dementors?
  • Why did the Death Eaters target Frank and Alice Longbottom?
  • We discuss Rachel's essay submission on Harry's reaction to Barty Crouch vs. Snape
  • Harry starts to see Voldemort's effects on all of the Wizarding World
  • The Trio's training in this chapter really prepare them for Dumbledore's Army
  • Why is Harry so confident in The Third Task?
  • Was Harry really expecting to see the Dursleys at Hogwarts?
  • How can Cedric release sparks to submit on behalf of another student?
  • Twitter Question: do you plan on visiting Leavesden Studios?
  • Should Wizard and Witch couples make an Unbreakable Vow when getting married?
  • Is it possible to do the Wizarding World park in one day?
  • Make the Music Connection and plenty of Muggle Mail

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 16.7 MB)
Running time: 1:32:17, 44.4 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Episode 221: February 20th, 2011

  • News: Strange Magic, BAFTAs, Rowling's projects and more.
  • Chapter-by-Chapter: Goblet of Fire 27-29.
  • Why do Ron and Hermione's lake stories differ so greatly?
  • Should readers have taken issue with Rita Skeeter's article on Hermione?
  • Things start to come together as Hermione questions Rita's reporting...
  • ...and Snape questions Harry about Boomslang skin.
  • We analyze Hermione vs. Hagrid's response to Skeeter's article.
  • Percy's ignorance and obsession with the Ministry surfaces.
  • How did Fleur have such a good guess at what the Third Task would entail?
  • Our first look at how the Order of the Phoenix communicate after Krum is attacked - did you catch it?
  • Why didn't Dumbledore take precautions and check the maze himself if he was so worried?
  • Foreshadowing: Snape is a bat, Ron does become a prefect.
  • Breaking the rules vs. blackmail: Is Hermione right in suggesting telling someone about Fred and George?
  • What is it with Moody/Barty Crouch Jr. suggesting students become Aurors?
  • We get our first look at "serious" Sirius the parental figure.
  • Why doesn't Harry think that Wormtail's blunder could be referring to Crouch Sr.?
  • Why does Fudge continue to make excuses for Bertha Jorkins? And then show blatant racism?
  • Your tweets on the Rowling TV movie and future projects.
  • Could Jo write under a pseudonym in the future?
  • MuggleMail: Hagrid's story, Ghosts and Merfolk, Harry's naivety and more .

Download Now (Low-Bandwidth: 14.8 MB)
Running time: 1:22:08, 39.5 MB
Click link to load page, then select File - Save Page As... from your menubar to save to your computer.

Can't listen? Read Now


Back to MuggleCast home or see Older Episodes

Copyright (C) MuggleCast 2005 - 2014

Layout Design by Xaler Studios
10% Discount with Code "MCMUGGLE"!


 

 
#274
Solve for Synopsis
October 8, 2014

Download Now!


Subscribe and Review us on


Follow us on


Like us on


Follow us on


Other links:
RSS Feed

MuggleCast Staff:
Transcribers and Editors

#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!

View all Wall of Fame episodes