“SpeakBeasty” Episode 143: “Desperate Times Call for Desperate Housewives”

On this episode of SpeakBeasty, hosts Ann, Geoff, Marjolaine, and Shannen discuss the International Confederation of Wizards and its role in upholding the Statute of Secrecy and governing the wizarding world



From the trailer, we know that Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore centers around an election for the Head of the International Confederation of Wizards, also called the Supreme Mugwump. Our hosts discuss what we know about the international governing body and what we might see in the upcoming film. 

The International Confederation of Wizards put the Statute of Secrecy in place in 1692. Given that knowledge, it makes sense that Grindelwald would want to run for the position of Supreme Mugwump, not just for the sake of holding a powerful office but also to be in charge of the entity that upholds the very statute he wishes to undo. 

This week’s podcast question is “Do you think the International Statute of Secrecy is worth protecting, or should it be dissolved?” 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.