“SpeakBeasty” Episode 161: “Empty Brain, Only Animals”

In this episode of SpeakBeasty, our hosts continue their scene-by-scene breakdown of the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore film and screenplay.



In this first episode of “SpookBeasty” season, hosts Amy, Ann, and Geoff bring chaotic vibes. Despite sleep deprivation and broken alarm clocks, our hosts are able to continue with a deep dive into the next portion of Secrets of Dumbledore, covering the gang’s arrival in Berlin, Theseus’s flirtations, and the German Ministry of Magic. 

In the “Phoenix Register,” there’s some news for our Canadian listeners. A Fantastic Beasts–themed event is being held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on October 28. 

Geoff closes our show with a specially-themed “Time-Turner” to get us in the mood for Halloween. 

This week’s podcast question is “What are your headcanons about the Wizarding World in Germany or your hometown?” 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.