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Episode 260: December 23rd, 2012

  • We review the first few chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban within Pottermore.
  • How much money does Universal make from Butterbeer?
  • The Harry Potter cast are filming a new movie? A ninth movie? Or none of the baove?
  • Dan Radcliffe oddly joins Google+ to fight Twitter and Facebook imposters.
  • Andrew plugs HYPE, his weekly general talk/entertainment podcast. Visit HYPEpodcast.com to sign up!
  • We read some of the listeners' favorite moments of the year.
  • Eric reveals the Top 7 Potter moments of 2012.
  • What are we looking forward to in 2013?
  • Micah has a big announcement.

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    Episode 259: October 28th, 2012

  • We recap J.K. Rowling's visit to New York City.
  • Harry Potter: The Exhibition is returning to NYC. Is it worth a second visit?
  • New Pottermore chapters are due out this week.
  • Tennis pro Andy Murray says Harry Potter stopped him from reading.
  • What book is next for Rowling?
  • The Casual Vacancy review.
  • Listeners sound off with their thoughts on the book.
  • Would we read a Casual Vacancy sequel?
  • Those who foliow MuggleCast on Twitter sound off on the book as well.
  • Plugs for Potter fandom related events as well as other podcasts.

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    Episode 258: September 30th, 2012

  • Note: We have not finished the book so you don't have to worry about spoilers!
  • The Casual Vacancy is here!
  • None of the hosts have FINISHED the novel but discuss what they think so far.
  • Is the book different than the book that was marketed? What was our impression of what the book would be like from the advertisement (or lack thereof)?
  • Are there any Potter references in the book?
  • As a novel, do the opening pages grab you?
  • Let's talk about sex.
  • Twitter feedback from fans/readers like YOU!
  • What has J.K. Rowling said in Interviews so far about the book? What have critics thought?
  • Andrew and Eric review the "Perks of Being a Wallflower" movie, newly released.
  • John and Bre, makers of "Finding Hogwarts" discuss their fan film, out now on DVD and Blu-Ray! Use coupon code "muggle" for a 5% discount when ordering!
  • Plans to discuss the Casual Vacancy in future MuggleCast episodes.

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    Episode 257: September 22nd, 2012

    Micah, Eric, and Selina host the latest (overdue!) episode of MuggleCast. The three catch up on some of the latest news stories, gear up for The Casual Vacancy, and talk about past and future Harry Potter conferences.

    Programming note: We'll have a new episode out a few days after The Casual Vacancy is released to share our review and recap all of the news out of J.K. Rowling's slew of interviews!

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    Episode 256: August 11th, 2012

    • We're live at LeakyCon 2012!
    • What's been happening around the conference so far.
    • We have a surprise guest on the show who hasn't been on in a while.
    • Happy 7 years of podcasting.
    • Will there be ANY midnight release parties for The Casual Vacancy?
    • Is the audience interested in attending them?
    • Will the Harry Potter fandom morph into The Casual Vacancy fandom?
    • We take questions from the audience about the books, the show, and more.
    • Aberforth and his goat go Fifty Shades of Grey.
    • A special birthday surprise for one of our hosts!

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    Episode 255: July 22nd, 2012

    • It has been five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published and we reminisce.
    • Where does the Harry Potter fandom stand today?
    • The Casual Vacancy cover is it good?
    • Hypable spoofs The Casual Vacancy cover to create Harry Potter spin offs.
    • We review the first four chapters of Chamber of Secrets on Pottermore. What are our favorite features?
    • We discuss what elements of Chamber of Secrets we hope to see in Pottermore in upcoming chapters.
    • E-mails address last episode's hot topics and more.
    • Would we be house sorted differently at ages 11 VS a much older age?
    • A Chicken Soup.
    • Our Transcripts section is now 100% up to date. Thank you to our amazing team!
    • Podcast plugs: Alohamora, The Rotoscopers, and Andrew's general entertainment podcast HYPE.

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    Episode 254: June 10th, 2012

    • The Wizarding World is heading to Japan. Where could it go next?
    • J.K. Rowling takes another stand on the Encyclopedia.
    • Sony and Rowling announce Book of Spells.
    • We share our concerns over new Potter material being release this way.
    • Selina sees our negativity and points out the positives.
    • Harry Potter wins all the awards at the MTV Movie Awards.
    • We'll be at Ascendio and LeakyCon!
    • Twitter Question of the Week: Will Rowling ever release an Encyclopedia?
    • MuggleMail: McGonagall's backstory, hatstalls, Draco's parents, JKR pulling from real world history, and more.

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    Episode 253: May 13th, 2012

    • Pottermore CEO says new books headed our way shortly
    • The Wizard's Collection continuing to cause controversy
    • MTV Movie Awards: how will the Potter series fair?
    • Pottermore segments: The Dursleys and Professor McGonagall
    • Do our opinions of Vernon and Petunia change?
    • What about James?
    • How could Petunia go from wanting to be a witch to being interested in someone like Vernon?
    • Rowling explains why Harry was taken to the hut on the rock
    • McGonagall: her family, schooling, work and love life examined
    • We give our reasons for what makes Minerva a "badass"
    • A closer look at McGonagall's relationships with Dumbledore, Flitwick and Sprout
    • We read your thoughts on the Dursley and McGonagall

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    Episode 252: April 23rd, 2012

    • J.K. Rowling announces The Casual Vacancy.
    • Will the Harry Potter fandom morph into the J.K. Rowling fandom because of her upcoming book?
    • What can we gather from The Casual Vacancy synopsis? Title?
    • We analyze Parish Counsels yep, we're already going in depth on the book.
    • J.K. Rowling speaks about the Harry Potter Encyclopedia in a way she hasn't before is it news?
    • Pottermore finally opens to the public, but lacks the "grand opening" excitement it once had.
    • We discuss two new aspects written by JKR: Ghost Plots and the Hufflepuff Common Room.
    • Jo continues to unintentionally put down Hufflepuffs.
    • Will The Casual Vacancy grow J.K. Rowling's reader base?
    • Will adult readers decide to start reading Harry Potter after The Casual Vacancy?
    • Plus for our other podcasts: Game of Owns, Hunger Games Chat, and more.

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    Running time: 1:07:49, 31.1 MB
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    Episode 251: April 5th, 2012

    • MuggleNet's Keith Hawk joins us to talk about his time at the Studio Tour!
    • The best sets, the prices, the atmosphere, and much more are discussed.
    • How does the Butterbeer compare to the drink found in the park in Orlando?
    • Is it worth a trip from the United States?
    • What should be added to the tour in the future?
    • Pottermore is opening soon. We review the eBook store.
    • David Yates talks cutting Dumbledore's funeral from Half-Blood Prince. SHOULD it have been cut?
    • Harry Potter Wizards Collection features are announced.
    • The MuggleNet guys talk about their April Fools prank.
    • We'll be at LeakyCon 2012 AND Ascendio 2012!
    • We begin our review of the new content on Pottermore: This episode we discuss Wands.
    • What are each of our wand types? How does Jo come up with all these details for so many wands?

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    Episode 250: March 2nd, 2012

    • Ben and Laura join Andrew, Micah, and Eric for our 250th episode!
    • J.K. Rowling has announced that she'll be releasing a new book later this year.
    • What do we think the genre will be? We look at the clues.
    • NewBookCon, NewBook Theme Park, and NewBookCast area already in the works.
    • Laura, living in Costa Rica, learns of Jo's new book via Toucan.
    • A book on 16th Century Basket making could be sold by Jo, says Eric.
    • Pottermore is shutting down and will be replaced by NewBookMore.
    • Bloomsbury will publish illustrated versions of the seven books. Silly? Smart? Could they reveal new information?
    • Harry Potter wins no Academy Awards ever. We discuss if it even matters, and why this happened.
    • Harry, Voldemort, Dumbledore, and Snape chime in on the issue as well.
    • Harry Potter Wizards Collection has been announced. Is it worth the enormous price tag?
    • E-mails address Slughorn and Felix Felicis, muggle objects not working at Hogwarts, and more.
    • In Chicken Soup, a listener shows us his true commitment to the show!

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    Episode 249: February 22nd, 2012

    • Mikey B. returns to the show!
    • Dan Radcliffe has been on a tear lately with interesting comments about Potter, his personal life, and more.
    • Harry Potter VS Twilight according to Dan.
    • Does he really want to be Harry Potter again?
    • Could we notice the Half-Blood Prince scenes he was, in his words, "dark in the eyes"?
    • Emma Watson may be joining a horror film, and she's also lined up a project with Yates.
    • Favorites: Person you'd like to play in a Potter film.
    • Main discussion: Harry Potter and the Oscars.
    • We start off the talk with an e-mail from a reader who thoughtfully explains why it won't win.
    • What do we feel Potter actually deserved?
    • Why no noms in the main categories?
    • E-mails address Hogsmeade and the Two-Way Mirror.
    • Check out our sister podcast Glee Chat! And coming soon: a Game of Thrones podcast!

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    Episode 248: January 22nd, 2012

    • Awards season is in full swing
    • Micah makes a bold prediction for Alan Rickman
    • Should JKR win the Nobel Prize in Literature?
    • Favorites: Future Potter story
    • Make the Music Connection
    • We empty our mailbag from 2011
    • What's up with the snow in Hogsmeade?
    • What happened to Harry's grandparents?
    • A few corrections from our DH PT 2 commentary
    • Who is headmaster at Hogwarts 19 years later?
    • Where's Fluffy?
    • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul

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    Running time: 44:29, 21.4 MB
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    Episode 247: December 24th, 2011

    • The end of the year can only mean one thing: MuggleCast's Year in Review show!
    • We discuss the final news stories of 2011, and recap the seven BIGGEST stories of the year.
    • We host the 4th Annual MuggleCasties Awards.
    • MuggleCast listeners vote in numerous categories pertaining to Potter topics over the past year.
    • WHO could win the 4th annual J.K. Rowling award? Could it be Ben Schoen?
    • We look at what's to come in 2012 for Potter fans.

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    Episode 246: December 9th, 2011

    • Universal's two American theme parks have made a major announcement!
    • We're here to discuss Wizarding World Hollywood and the Wizarding World Orlando expansion.
    • Was Hollywood the best park to put a second Wizarding World in?
    • What can we expect to be similar? Different?
    • Who would go to a Hollywood park over the existing one at Orlando?
    • Andrew talks about his time at the Hollywood announcement.
    • What can we expect from the Wizarding World Orlando expansion/
    • Listeners chime in with their feedback on the matter.

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    Running time: 48:46, 23.5 MB
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    Episode 245: November 27th, 2011

    • We (jokingly) hit a milestone!
    • Micah reviews LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7.
    • Main Discussion: The future of the Harry Potter stars.
    • We run down the "Big 7" and see what they have coming up in the next couple of years.
    • Who has the most promising future of them all? Can they shed their Potter skin?
    • Listeners chime in with their thoughts on the casts' future.
    • E-mails respond to our Deathly Hallows - Part 2 DVD commentary and even point a couple things we missed.
    • A transcription update as well as a preview of what's to come from MuggleCast in December.version.
    • Visit Audible for a free copy of Hugo Cabret - now in theaters!

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    Episode 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! Please note: This audio file is designed to ONLY work with United States versions of the DVD (not Blu-ray). We currently cannot offer an international version. Though international listeners are certainly welcome to try listening along, your DVD and our commentary will likely fall out of sync.

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    Episode 243: November 17th, 2011

    • It's a special, smaller episode of MuggleCast where we showcase recent interviews we've conducted at Potter events! MuggleNet's Keith Hawk interviews Quidditch players at the Cup in New York City, while Eric Scull is in Orlando speaking to the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7 team. Enjoy!

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    Episode 242: November 13th, 2011

    • Warner Brothers is making a huge push to get Deathly Hallows some Oscar wins. But will their tricks work?
    • 'The Definitive Collection' has been announced - what could make it so definitive?
    • Andrew reveals a plan to prevent Potter films from leaving America.
    • Universal's 'Head Honcho' reveals plans for future Potter parks. Where could they be built?
    • We review the just-released Deathly Hallows - Part 2 DVD/Blu-ray!
    • We run through some of the most interesting pieces of information we learn from J.K. Rowling and Dan Radcliffe.
    • SHOULD Ron have died, like JK Rowling was considering?
    • Maximum Movie Mode is reviewed.
    • Were the deleted scenes best left deleted? Which was the best?
    • Favorite: Best scene watching the film in the comfort of our own home.

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    Episode 241: October 16th, 2011

    • Potter films not going into a Warner Bros. vault after all? WB allegedly says more box sets available for 2012
    • Micah asks if U.K. viewers have been able to see the Ultimate Editions, which won't be available until 2012.
    • There has been a LOT of press lately for "Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London: The Making of Harry Potter." Is it too much?
    • Universal re-names their November celebration to imply that it is less fun; Simultaneously, more actors have been added daily, like Rupert!
    • This week's Chapter by Chapter encompasses The Woes of Mrs. Weasley and Luna Lovegood, from the aftermath of Harry's hearing to riding the carriages back to school.
    • What was Lucius Malfoy doing down in the dungeons, and is Fudge under someone else's spell?
    • Ron and Hermione are made Prefects. Does Ron deserve the distinction? Why not Harry?
    • Mrs. Weasley lets Sirius out of the dog's house, but it's not for his own good.
    • Is Harry going Loony, or is he just growing up naturally?
    • MuggleMail covers predictions, public defenders, DVDs and more black berries!
    • Chicken Soup, and a new web site for another series.

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    Running time: 1:25:20, 41 MB
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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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