“MuggleCast” Episode 279: “Hogwarts, USA” now available!

As the North American continent heats up, so too, does Fantastic Beasts casting news. With Eddie Redmayne now confirmed in the leading role, and other casting announced, the MuggleCast hosts speculate on all things to do with J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting breakthrough film. Also of note are recent Twitter revelations from JKR and Robert Galbraith, one of our Hall of Fame episodes turning five years old, and more!

On Episode 279, you will find discussion on:

    • We discuss Eddie Redmayne being officially confirmed as Newt…
    • … and the casting of Tina (Newt’s wife)
    • Pottermore releases a timeline of the oldest witches and wizards
    • Just where in the US could this American wizarding school be?
    • Forget your letters! Jo lets us know we all went to Hogwarts together!
    • The latest on Robert Galbraith
    • Magical memories – Episode 200 is five years old!
    • “Avada Kedavra, Imperio, Love Potion” segment returns
    • This Month in Potter History – lots of books and theme park news
    • “Pen and Paper Are My Priority” covers Matt Lewis, marriage equality in Ireland, the Westboro Baptist Church, Draco’s birthday, and Fred Weasley

You may find the show on iTunes, and subscribe if you haven’t already, or you may direct download the show via this link. As always, check out the MuggleCast website for all the latest news regarding the show.

Eric S.

Eric Scull joined MuggleNet in November of 2002. Since that time, he’s presided over a number of sections, including name origins and Dear Hogwarts, but none so long as the recently revived Crazy Caption Contest. Eric is a Hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.