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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!

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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!

    #497: The First Movie's Best Character Introductions

    #497: The First Movie's Best Character Introductions

    Welcome Slug Club (https://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) member Pablo to the show! Spanish language speakers, check out Pablo's HP podcast Cuarantena 9 3/4 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuarentena-9-3-4/id1510239480) !

    In a bit of sad news, Hogwarts Legacy has been given a 2022 release window, not 2021 as we had hoped.

    How will the hosts fill the time without the new game? By checking out other games (https://www.twitch.tv/spielermangames) like Micah?

    The Sorcerer's Stone movie turns 20 this year! To celebrate, we'll be hosting discussions about the first film throughout the year!

    The hosts discuss which character was given the best introduction in the movie.

    The rest of today's episode is all MuggleMail! The hosts answer your e-mails and voicemails

    Why don't we hear more about teachers' spouses at Hogwarts?

    Should Samuel L. Jackson voice the Sorting Hat on a new TV series? We listen to his audition tape.

    Did Dumbledore fail to protect Frank and Alice Longbottom sufficiently in the wake of the death of the Potters?

    12-year-old listener Wyatt asks us, would throwing a Horcrux through The Veil destroy it?

    The hosts ruminate on whether a Chapter by Chapter reboot lays in our future.

    Quizzitch: Which actress reportedly turned down the role of the witch Sybil Trelawney in “Prisoner of Azkaban” because she did not believe boarding school life should be glorified?

    This week’s episode is sponsored by Quip (http://www.GetQuip.com/muggle) (Get a free dispenser for their new chewing gum) and MeUndies (http://www.meundies.com/mugglecast) (Get 15% off your first order

    Support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #496: Harry Potter Character New Year Resolutions, Iconic Lines We Always Say Out Loud

    #496: Harry Potter Character New Year Resolutions, Iconic Lines We Always Say Out Loud

    Welcome to 2021 - our 16th year of Potter podcasting!

    What Harry Potter gifts did we receive over the holidays?

    Main Discussion: The New Year's Resolutions of Harry Potter Characters

    But first... the host share resolutions of their own!

    Which character shouldn’t make promises he can’t keep?

    Who might want to regularly check on his Horcruxes this year?

    Which character should wash his socks? Smile more?

    From Lucius Malfoy and Bellatrix to Neville and Lavender Brown, our Patrons weigh in with their Potter character resolutions!

    For more fun, we discuss what Harry Potter lines we and fellow fans say out loud? The hosts try their hand at some of most notable lines in the Harry Potter series!

    Quizzitch: Which actor, who had worked with Chris Columbus before, asked to audition for Hagrid?

    This week’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (http://www.betterhelp.com/mugglecast) (Receive 10% off your first month) and ThirdLove (visit ThirdLove.com/mugglecast (http://www.thirdlove.com/mugglecast) for 20% off your first purchase).

    Support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 57 min
    #495: Taste-Testing Harry Potter Themed Drinks, 2020 Year in Review

    #495: Taste-Testing Harry Potter Themed Drinks, 2020 Year in Review

    As 2020 comes to a close, we're so thankful to have all of you! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

    To celebrate the holidays, the hosts each pick a Harry Potter-themed cocktail (https://www.buzzfeed.com/fjelstud/20-alcoholic-beverages-inspired-by-the-harry-potte) of their choice and taste test live on air!

    See who comes out the winner as Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah battle it out for the title of Heads Up (https://apps.apple.com/il/app/heads-up-best-charades-game/id623592465) champ!

    Main Discussion: 2020 Year in Review. From Grindelwald's recasting to J.K. Rowling's tweets to Hogwarts Legacy and Harry Potter at Home, we reflect on the most notable Potter moments of 2020

    And on top of it all, we celebrated our 15th anniversary!

    Muggle Mail covers some thoughts on our gizmos and gadgets episode, a defining chapter for Molly Weasley and more!

    Chicken Soup For The MuggleCast Soul

    Quizzitch: The Fizzing Whizbee is said to contain parts of which Fantastic Beast?

    This week's episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (visit ThirdLove.com/mugglecast (http://www.thirdlove.com/mugglecast) for 10% off your first purchase), Literati (https://www.literati.com/mugglecast) (get 25% off your first two orders!) and BetterHelp (http://www.betterhelp.com/mugglecast) (Receive 10% off your first month).

    Support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast, where this week we look ahead and discuss what to expect for the Wizarding World in 2021!

    • 56 min
    #494: Reviewing The Gadgets and Gizmos of the Wizarding World

    #494: Reviewing The Gadgets and Gizmos of the Wizarding World

    The hosts are joined by Dave Jorgenson, Washington Post's TikTok Guy (https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost?lang=en) , who's a huge Harry Potter fan and a longtime MuggleCast listener!

    Dave is a long-time listener of MuggleCast and has his finger on the pulse of Harry Potter TikTok trends.

    This week's Main Discussion: The gadgets and gizmos of the Wizarding World

    We ask this of each gadget: How does it work? Is it cool or dumb or dangerous? Also, what would we pay for each?

    Far fewer people are on Team Cool regarding Dumbledore's Put-Outer than you'd expect! And what's up with the change in name to Deluminator?

    Wizards' Chess sets and the Flying Ford Anglia both get passing grades and positive reviews.

    The Monster Book of Monsters and Pocket Sneakoscope fall behind...

    ...and the Time Turner also turns some heads!

    Omnioculars, Wormtail's Hand, Decoy Detonators, and Auto-Answer Quill receive mixed feedback...

    ...while the Pensieve, Quick Quotes Quill, and Hermione's beaded bag impress everyone!

    Which gadget would you most like to own? Did we leave any out? Send us an e-mail and let us know!

    Quizzitch: After the First Task, what does George hear when Harry opens the Golden Egg?

    Find Dave on Twitter (https://twitter.com/davejorgenson) where he tries to make the world a better place.

    ...and check out Dave's episode on Eric's new podcast (https://thankyouforspieling.libsyn.com/episode-5-dave-jorgenson-the-tik-tok-prince) for more info about the TikToks and his history with the fandom!

    This week's episode is sponsored by MeUndies (http://www.meundies.com/mugglecast) (get 15% off your first order at MeUndies.com/mugglecast), Quip (get your first refill free at http://www.GetQuip.com/muggle), and Usual Wines (http://www.usualwines.com) (get your first glass on us by using code 'mugglecast' at checkout)

    Support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #493: The Best Fan-Made Harry Potter Merchandise

    #493: The Best Fan-Made Harry Potter Merchandise

    It's the holiday season, so we're discussing some great fan-made Harry Potter item with MuggleCast listener and Etsy creator Hannah, owner of Flighty Temptress Adventures (https://www.etsy.com/shop/FTAMagicalDesign) !

    Hannah shares her story of becoming a fan creator, product creation, her favorite item and the community overall

    The hosts share some of the main reasons they support fan creators

    How long will the market for fan-made Harry Potter items last?

    Jewelry? Artwork? What fan-made products have the hosts purchased over the years?

    Host recommendations: CrestCrossed (https://crestcrossed.square.site/s/shop) (shirts, patches and more that merge the Hogwarts Houses), Cards Against Muggles (https://www.etsy.com/listing/858303909/cards-against-muggles-2020-edition?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-toys_and_games-games_and_puzzles-board_games-other&utm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQiAk53-BRD0ARIsAJuNhpuYqKAzjqJFNavEocXsr1AcyjZQcaot_Ey-401dnEAHoC1D1TlsYKsaAnMKEALw_wcB_k_&utm_content=go_1844702535_66522790221_346363905987_aud-301856856158:pla-314262775187_c__858303909_12768591&utm_custom2=1844702535&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk53-BRD0ARIsAJuNhpuYqKAzjqJFNavEocXsr1AcyjZQcaot_Ey-401dnEAHoC1D1TlsYKsaAnMKEALw_wcB) , HeadBandz (https://www.etsy.com/listing/755752804/harry-pottery-birthday-game-birthday?ref=pla_similar_listing_top-2&pro=1) ,  SouthCoasters (https://www.etsy.com/listing/752402236/set-of-4-customizable-coasters-made-from?ref=yr_purchases) (Harry Potter themed drink coasters), HollowBooks (https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollowBooksByRP?ref=yr_purchases) , AniaArtNL's House Banners (https://www.etsy.com/listing/490043515/wall-banner?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=hogwarts+wall+banner&ref=sr_gallery-1-23&organic_search_click=1) , Diagon Alley watercolor print (https://www.etsy.com/listing/917889443/harry-potter-diagon-alley-wizarding?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=harry+potter+watercolor&ref=sc_gallery-1-2&plkey=cebb1fc66921a21a2fe71810b6c282ae7cadb8a1%3A917889443) , Harry Potter AirPod cases (https://www.etsy.com/search?q=harry%20potter%20airpods%20case%20) , Book Page earrings (https://www.etsy.com/listing/479539218/harry-potter-book-page-earrings?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=harry+potter&ref=sr_gallery-1-18&organic_search_click=1&frs=1&bes=1) and Art By Fox (https://artbyfox.storenvy.com/)

    Listener recommendations: Rogue Rose Gifts (https://www.etsy.com/shop/roguerosegifts) (knitted items including your very own Weasley sweater), Story Hero (https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoryHero?ref=search_shop_redirect) (protective book sleeves), Painted Book Edges (https://www.etsy.com/listing/734683698/pick-and-paint-book-edges?ref=shop_home_feat_2&frs=1) , Almandol's Custom Mugs (https://www.etsy.com/listing/811484474/custom-hp-couple-mug-couples-wizard-mug?ga_search_query=potter&ref=shop_items_search_5&crt=1) , Diagon Alley & Hogwarts Staircase Bookshelf Inserts (https://www.etsy.com/listing/877536340/diagon-alley-book-nook-shelf-insert?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=harry+potter&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1) , Snail Customs (https://www.instagram.com/snail_customs_/?igshid=1r9pk7c40rkjo) (custom Funkos), BriarWick Candles (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BriarWick?ref=yr_purchases&search_query=potter) , Ultra Plush and Snuggly Harry Potter Lovey Security Blanket (https://www.etsy.com/listing/878889170/ultra-plush-and-snuggly-harry-potter)

    Given the unprecedented food lines in the United States, this year, MuggleCast will be making a donation to No Kid Hungry. To find out more, visit http://nokidhungry.org.

    Muggle Mail covers Hagrid and Harry's defining chapters (https://www.mugglecast.com/episode-492-the-defining

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #492: The Defining Chapters of the Big Seven Harry Potter Characters

    #492: The Defining Chapters of the Big Seven Harry Potter Characters

    Thanks to all who came out to Quizzitch Live: Weasley Thanksgiving edition! If you missed it, watch it now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SHi8Lavy_w) !

    Main Discussion: What chapters from the Harry Potter books best define the "Big Seven" characters?

    Is Harry's heroism better represented anywhere than in "The Forest Again"?

    Does Draco's inaction speak as much to his character as his inaction?

    Can a character's defining chapter be the chapter in which they are introduced?

    The hosts propose runner-up chapters that show different sides of a character

    Ginny and Neville both assert themselves in the chapters we chose.

    Is Luna Lovegood's defining chapter one in which she does not physically appear?!

    Listeners weigh in with defining chapters for additional characters!

    Quizzitch: Who did Snape tell off for using the word “Mudblood,” during the Prince's Tale? And who was it said about?

    This week's episode is sponsored by Usual Wines (http://www.usualwines.com) (Enter code "MuggleCast" for $8 off your first order and your first glass on us!), Literati (https://www.literati.com/mugglecast) (get 25% off your first two orders!) and BetterHelp (http://www.betterhelp.com/mugglecast) (Receive 10% off your first month).

    In Bonus MuggleCast, available exclusively on Patreon, we'll be discussing Dumbledore and Snape's defining chapters, or CHAPTER?!

    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast! And, participate in our magical Holiday gift exchange.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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How many Professors really had spouses that we know about? Besides Neville post Battle of Hogwarts.
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LOVE you guys you make me smile every time I hear y’all talk and you guys really helped me through 2020 and other stuff to.

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