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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Our Harry Potter podcast, hosted by four life-long friends, brings its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about the universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, the theme parks, the video games, the fandom, and more! The show is currently hosting a Chapter by Chapter re-read of the original seven Harry Potter books!
The MuggleCast feed also presents a brand new show: What the Hype?! This podcast is the class you always wanted, but were never offered in school! Each week, a panel of pop culture junkies educate each other on today’s biggest books, shows, movies, and more. No matter your experience, there’s something for everyone. Total Noob? We'll educate you on why the fandom took off and what makes someone a true fan! Already an expert? We’ll just see about that! Our subsequent episodes will take you on a deep dive and really test your stan-hood! And, if you’re somewhere in the middle, teetering on the edge of fandom, we’ll show you What The Hype is all about!

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast MuggleCast

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MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Our Harry Potter podcast, hosted by four life-long friends, brings its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about the universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, the theme parks, the video games, the fandom, and more! The show is currently hosting a Chapter by Chapter re-read of the original seven Harry Potter books!
The MuggleCast feed also presents a brand new show: What the Hype?! This podcast is the class you always wanted, but were never offered in school! Each week, a panel of pop culture junkies educate each other on today’s biggest books, shows, movies, and more. No matter your experience, there’s something for everyone. Total Noob? We'll educate you on why the fandom took off and what makes someone a true fan! Already an expert? We’ll just see about that! Our subsequent episodes will take you on a deep dive and really test your stan-hood! And, if you’re somewhere in the middle, teetering on the edge of fandom, we’ll show you What The Hype is all about!

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    Kromance (GOF Chapter 28: The Madness of Mr. Crouch) feat. The Fantasy Fangirls!

    Kromance (GOF Chapter 28: The Madness of Mr. Crouch) feat. The Fantasy Fangirls!

    What's that in the bushes? It's another introduction into the horrors of true crime as we follow Harry and Viktor Krum into the woods of the Forbidden Forest! Joining us for this episode are Nicole and Lexi of Fantasy Fangirls podcast! With plenty of laughs and deep coverage of another massive chapter of Book 4, listen now as we discuss "The Madness of Mr. Crouch!"

    Welcome back Nicole and Lexi of the Fantasy Fangirls podcast!

    Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28: The Madness of Mr. Crouch

    7-Word Summary: Harry finds Crouch disturbed inside the forest

    Main Discussion #1: Drinky has a winking problem

    Down in the kitchens, Harry and Hermione uncover more clues at the expense of making every situation worse.

    Laura has calculated Winky's BAC, and it's not good.

    Is Crouch Sr. careless to not have taken Winky back, and does he rely on House-Elf magic to feel confident that she'll keep his secrets, which she does?

    Main Discussion #2: a wild Mr. Crouch appears!

    Down on the pitch, we learn that the points so far haven't mattered... much.

    Nicole explains why she would quit the Triwizard Tournament at this point.

    Krum pulls Harry aside... to talk about girls!

    Has Crouch Sr. traveled all this way on FOOT? Or by magic?

    Should Harry have asked Crocuh Sr. more direct follow-up questions before leaving Krum alone with him?

    Does Dumbledore fear Krum, or fear for Krum in this moment?

    Does Igor Karkaroff kind of have a point about fairness?

    Is Hagrid about to be revealed to be Uncle Vernon in disguise?

    Odds & Ends include the principality of Andorra! Cornelius Fudge's wife! Christmas Nifflers, Barty Crouch Jr.'s test scores, and more.

    Quizzitch: Who is the second person Mad-Eye Fakey tells should become an Auror as a career?

    Visit MuggleCast.com for episode transcripts, social media links, our full episode archive, our favorite episodes, and to contact us!

    For twice-monthly Bonus MuggleCast, as well as other great benefits, including the chance to co-host the show, a new physical gift every year, and a video message from one of the four of us visit Patreon.com/MuggleCast!

    Reminder: Micah and Eric will be at LeakyCon! Visit LeakyCon.com to check out the latest guests, the full con schedule and use code ‘MUGGLE’ while registering for a discount!


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    What's the Hype about 'What the Hype?!'

    What's the Hype about 'What the Hype?!'

    Welcome to a brand new podcast from the creators of MuggleCast and #Millennial, called What the Hype?!
    What The Hype?! is the class you always wanted, but were never offered in school! Each week, a panel of pop culture junkies educate each other on today’s biggest books, shows, movies, and more. No matter your experience, there’s something for everyone. Total Noob? We'll educate you on why the fandom took off and what makes someone a true fan! Already an expert? We’ll just see about that! Our subsequent episodes will take you on a deep dive and really test your stan-hood! And, if you’re somewhere in the middle, teetering on the edge of fandom, we’ll show you What The Hype is all about!
    What The Hype?! is from the creators of MuggleCast (the original Harry Potter podcast diving deep into the books, movies, and Wizarding World fandom) and #Millennial (featuring pretend adulting and real talk about the Gen Y lifestyle).
    Follow us now in your favorite podcast app so that you never miss an episode, and check out full video episodes on YouTube!
    Our album art was designed by Emily Kardamis, and our theme song was created by Riley Horbacio.
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    • 23 min
    'Bridgerton': What's the Hype?

    'Bridgerton': What's the Hype?

    From the creators of MuggleCast is a brand new podcast: What the Hype?! For more information, see the episode titled 'What's the Hype about What the Hype?!'
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    Bridgerton is a television show based on the bestselling book series by Julia Quinn. Its first season premiered on Netflix in December 2020, and is produced by Shonda Rhimes’ production banner, Shondaland. In this episode of What the Hype?!, Pam, Micah, and Laura are joined by special guest Natasha Polis of the podcast Those Forking Fangirls to discuss this book-to-TV adaptation! We discuss who the show is for, why it's so damn good, the show's diversity, and much more!
    Don't forget to follow us in your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a friend about the show! We're also releasing full video episodes on YouTube!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Fitting Pop Culture Into Your Busy Life

    Fitting Pop Culture Into Your Busy Life

    From the creators of MuggleCast is a brand new podcast: What the Hype?! For more information, see the episode titled 'What's the Hype about What the Hype?!'
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    With so much going on in our day to day lives, how do we manage to stay on top of the fandoms, shows, movies, and books we love? Andrew, Laura, and Eric take out some time to discuss strategies, and how to tell our friends NO when they suggest a new show.
    Plus: Would we ever miss an important personal event to catch big pop culture moments like a TV series finale airing live? These topics and more are discussed in this episode of What the Hype?!
    Don't forget to follow us in your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a friend about the show! We're also releasing full video episodes on YouTube!
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    • 45 min
    'The Boys': What's the Hype?

    'The Boys': What's the Hype?

    From the creators of MuggleCast is a brand new podcast: What the Hype?! For more information, see the episode titled 'What's the Hype about What the Hype?!'
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    Amazon's comic-to-TV adaptation 'The Boys' is anything but your typical Marvel or DC tale -- It's gritty, gross, funny, heartwarming, AND outrageous! In this episode of What the Hype?!, Laura, Andrew, Eric, and Pam discuss why the show is so popular, who the show is for, what you should know before going into watching, and more!
    Damn, Vought SUCKS.
    Don't forget to follow us in your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a friend about the show! We're also releasing full video episodes on YouTube!
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    • 51 min
    Sirius and the Cave Rave (GOF Chapter 27: Padfoot Returns)

    Sirius and the Cave Rave (GOF Chapter 27: Padfoot Returns)

    This week, TAKE NOTE! No, we mean it, TAKE NOTES! Because everything you need to know about the plot of Goblet of Fire is revealed as Padfoot Returns!

    Eric has an announcement to kick off this Pride Month!

    Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27: Padfoot Returns

    7-Word Summary: Crouch is not innocent of any crimes

    Main Discussion #1: Second Task Hangover

    Does Snape behave any differently from a teacher catching students talking or passing a note in class?

    Snape calls Harry a “nasty little boy”... do we think he’s projecting here?

    Boomslang Skin & Gillyweed: Snape’s stores have been broken into, but what evidence does Snape have that it was Harry?

    Did Harry effectively use Occlumency without even realizing it?

    Should Harry have challenged Snape to give him Veritaserum?

    What's up with Karkaroff's arm?

    Main Discussion #2: Cave Crouching

    Why is Sirius the only real parental figure that shows up for Harry?

    Oh, Peter! Sirius is eating rats? Do we think that’s a coincidence?

    Sirius paints a harrowing picture of the First War and Azkaban Prison

    Good People & Death Eaters: After Sirius reveals the true Barty Crouch Sr., we analyze Harry’s inclination to label him a Death Eater

    If Barty had spent some more time with his son, what would have happened?

    How is it possible during his time in Azkaban, Sirius never got confirmation Barty Crouch Jr. was a Death Eater, learned Snape was a Death Eater, heard of the Dark Mark tattoo?

    Ron jokingly solves everything at the end of the chapter!

    Odds & Ends cover Ludo Bagman, Bertha Jorkins and Second Task safety protocols!

    Quizzitch: What food does Harry send to Sirius in his cave, that Pigwidgeon isn’t suitable for?

    Visit MuggleCast.com for episode transcripts, social media links, our full episode archive, our favorite episodes, and to contact us!

    For twice-monthly Bonus MuggleCast, as well as other great benefits, including the chance to co-host the show, a new physical gift every year, and a video message from one of the four of us visit Patreon.com/MuggleCast!

    Reminder: Micah and Eric will be at LeakyCon! Visit LeakyCon.com to check out the latest guests, the full con schedule and use code ‘MUGGLE’ while registering for a discount!


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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

🍄Char Your Bestie🍄 ,

I love it, keep going!

I started out barely being able to hear it in the car with my dad, then in 2024 I got the podcast app on my phone and Mugglecast was the first thing I listened to. I listen to it in the car, trips, nighttime, everywhere. I started all the way from episode one and I still have 600+ to watch. Though I live this, I wish there was a bottom to watch them all in order, like as I said I have more than 600 to watch, and I wish it could be practically hands free. I have to scroll down for awhile and then I have to remember which episode I left off on and so on. Overall I love this podcast keep going!

da queen👑👸 ,

I Love yall

Sooooo much I’ve been listening since a couple months ago and am working my way through all the episodes

The blind singer ,

Audiobooks

I love the fact that you guys have been around for so long! And have stayed true to your topic. Other podcasts in this space eventually ran out of stuff to talk about and just started talking about the things that they found interesting which is cool and amazing, but you guys have literally stuck with the same topic for almost 2 decades. with that said you mentioned in last weeks episode the audiobooks and how you had really never listen to them. As a blind child growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, these audiobooks specifically the Jim Dale recordings, though being blind, I actually have believe it or not, four separate audiobook recordings of each book because each library service for the blind has its own recording, but the Jim Dale recordings were so important to me as a kid. I am super excited about the new fully dramatized recordings, and I’d love to be a guest at some point when you guys discuss the audiobooks. But in your history, has there ever been an episode about them because I would love to hear takes on which narrator you guys prefer or preferred things like that. Thank you for everything you do and keep up the great work.

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