“MuggleCast” Episode 306: “Ariana the Obscurus?” Now Available!

How much do we know about Dumbledore’s sister, Ariana? Given light of the new information from Fantastic Beasts, is it safe to assume she was, in fact, an Obscurus? What are the implications of this given that Newt and Dumbledore are revealed to have been close? Your hosts Andrew, Micah and Eric speculate these questions and more on episode 306!

On Episode 306, you will find discussion on:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda sparks Half-Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows debate
  • Hot Butterbeer has arrived at the Wizarding World in Los Angeles
  • A new spider honors a Hogwarts founder and his sorting hat
  • Main Discussion: Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?
  • We analyze the evidence from Credence and Aberforth Dumbledore
  • How will her death play into future Fantastic Beasts films?
  • Did Grindelwald’s interest in Ariana as an obscurus lead to his falling out with Albus?
  • Pottermore releases new writing on Ariana just weeks after Fantastics Beasts – coincidence?
  • Obscurus Books… the official publisher of Fantastic Beasts actually exists in Diagon Alley!
  • What Fantastic Beasts creature are you? Find out!
  • Email: Was the death of Credence not properly handled?

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Running time: 1:20:34, 46.3 MB

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 Crazy Caption Contest, which is recently revived. Eric is a hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.