“MuggleCast” Episode 290: “Expelled” Now Available!

Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts?! This week, our hosts are teeming with excitement following the world premiere of the second Fantastic Beasts trailer during this year’s MTV Movie Awards and have LOTS of things to say about it! Andrew, Eric, Micah, and special guest Jeanna dissect the new trailer, read some listener theories, discuss the upcoming release of the illustrated edition of Chamber of Secrets, and bring back a fan-favorite classic segment of MuggleCast!

On Episode 290, you will find discussion on:

    • A new, and REALLY GREAT, trailer for Fantastic Beasts is here!
    • This trailer is special because, for the first time, we’re getting a sense of the magic in the new movie.
    • It turns out that Newt was expelled from Hogwarts. What does this mean for this film series?
    • J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts book says he graduated. So does he return to Hogwarts, or will the Harry Potter author be changing canon?
    • Do we like the use of “Hedwig’s Theme” again?
    • We ask listeners for their reactions to the trailer and talk about the fandom’s take on the new preview.
    • Top ten: Spring cleaning is so much easier for wizards and witches because…
    • Wizarding World Hollywood is now open. Andrew recaps the grand opening event.
    • The illustrated edition of Chamber of Secrets is coming. It looks beautiful!
    • In “Listener Feedback,” we address last episode’s Native American discussion.
    • In “Bonus MuggleCast on Patreon,” we discuss the actual beasts in Fantastic Beasts, wand snapping, if we’re more excited for The Cursed Child or Fantastic Beasts, and a lot more.

You can find the show on iTunes, and subscribe if you haven’t already, or you can direct download the show via this link. Or simply click on the player below!

Also, in the days since airing the latest episode, MuggleCast has reached its first milestone goal over on its Patreon. This means that MuggleCast will be returning to a semimonthly release schedule beginning in May! More MuggleCast for everyone! Thanks, as always, for listening!

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.