“SpeakBeasty” Episode 162: “Henrietta Has the Tea”

On this episode of SpeakBeasty, hosts Ann, Lizzie, and Marjolaine dive into a chunk of scenes from Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.



The section of the film analyzed in this episode starts with the tea ceremony at the German Ministry of Magic and ends at the Hog’s Head with a conversation between Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore. During this section of the film, it’s clear that Albus has always believed in the power of words, but it turns out they don’t work very well on Vogel. What could Albus have told Newt to tell the German Minister that might have gotten better results?

After a rousing “Main Discussion,” Lizzie and Marjo face off in a round of “Battle of the Beasts.” Who will come out victorious?

This week’s podcast question is “What do you think Dumbledore should have said to Vogel to change his mind?” 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.