“SpeakBeasty” Episode 136: “Give Us Goats”

The third Fantastic Beasts film finally has a title, and the hosts of SpeakBeasty finally have plenty of news to discuss. Join hosts Amy, Lizzie, and Marjolaine as they dissect Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. What secrets is the title alluding to, and to which Dumbledore do they belong?



Shortly after the title of the third film was announced, fans began to speculate that, while Albus is the obvious pick, the “secrets of Dumbledore” could be referring to any member of the family or the unit as a whole. Our hosts go through each member of the Dumbledore family and discuss the secrets we already know about and speculate as to how they could play a role in the plot of the series moving forward. 

It seems like all roads lead back to Ariana. The youngest Dumbledore sibling is at the heart of most of the secret-keeping in the family as her brothers and parents try to protect her from being labeled a risk to the Statute of Secrecy and locked up. Will we finally get more insight into Ariana’s life? Will we learn who was responsible for casting the spell that took her life? How, if at all, is Ariana’s Obscurus connected to Credence?

In the return of the “Kowalski’s Half-Baked Theories” segment, our hosts discuss a few theories from the Super Carlin Brothers about Credence and his lineage. Did Kendra Dumbledore survive and have another son? Do Dumbledores turn into phoenixes when they die? Is Credence related to the Gaunts?

This week’s podcast question is “Is it possible that Credence is a descendent of Salazaar Slytherin?” Send us your thoughts and theories at SpeakBeasty@gmail.com, or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Amy Hogan

I was 9 years old when I discovered the magic that is “Harry Potter.” I am a proud Hufflepuff and exceedingly good at eating, reading, being sarcastic, and over-thinking small tasks. Since I spent too much time worrying about the correct way to write this bio, this is all I was able to come up with before the deadline.