“MuggleCast” Episode 289: “North American Magic Deep Dive” Now Available!

With the release of brand new information on wizards in America, straight from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore, on this episode the hosts devote a good portion of time toward reacting to the surprising information and addressing its controversy. After choosing their American wands, the hosts play a fun couple rounds of Make the Connection… and more!

On Episode 289, you will find discussion on:

    • Why do these history lessons feel more… adult… than previous writings by J.K. Rowling?
    • How will each of these pieces relate to the Fantastic Beasts movie?
    • Americans didn’t seem to be painted in a positive light in these new writings.
    • Will Newt’s European mindset influence American Wizards? He may have an opportunity to put his mark on America.
    • Andrew doesn’t like the official pronunciation for “MACUSA.” Or does he?
    • Which of the wand makers in the US would we want to get a wand from?
    • We play Make the Connection with suggestions from our listeners.
    • We speak to Justin Zagri, the writer and director of the new fan film Severus Snape and the Marauders.
    • Please consider supporting us on Patreon! We’re close to our next milestone, which will allow us to record two episodes per month! By pledging, you’ll have instant access to lots of benefits. Visit Patreon.com/MuggleCast to learn more.

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