“SpeakBeasty” Episode 170: “Big Broken-Hearted Boy”

On this latest episode of SpeakBeasty, hosts Ann, Geoff, Lizzie, and Marjolaine discuss some of the more political scenes in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.



– Phoenix Register: Secrets of Dumbledore does not receive an Oscar nomination, Eddie Redmayne talks a bit about the future of Fantastic Beasts in an interview with NME, and the first two films are no longer streaming on HBO Max.

– Main Discussion: scenes 52 through 55 of the Secrets of Dumbledore screenplay

– No-Maj Movie Magic: Alexandra Reynolds was the movement specialist/choreographer for the Fantastic Beasts films. Our hosts discuss her work.


This week’s podcast question is “Do you think Vogel was on Grindelwald’s side the whole time? If not, when do you think he changed?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.