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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!

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!

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    'You Available To Be Stolen This Friday?' (GOF Chapter 26, The Second Task)

    'You Available To Be Stolen This Friday?' (GOF Chapter 26, The Second Task)

    Grab your House-themed pennants and something to do for an hour, because today we’re heading down to the Black Lake and celebrating a Triwizard Task that nobody above ground can see or appreciate! Join Eric, Laura, Micah and special guest Chloé as they discuss Chapter 26 of Goblet of Fire, “The Second Task.”

    Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26: The Second Task

    7-Word Summary: The merpeople mock Harry incessantly under water

    Main Discussion #1: Leading up to the task

    Hagrid’s back teaching. Do we miss Professor Grubbly-Plank?

    Could Harry be reaching out to Lupin or other folks for help?

    Have we ever overslept on the day of an exam and had to wing it?

    Main Discussion #2: The Task and Immediate Aftermath

    Why are the other headmasters so visibly annoyed at Harry? Could they tone it down a bit?

    What does the Second Task look like, for the audience and spectators? Even Dumbledore has to ask the merpeople what happened at the end of it.

    Micah’s Hot Take: Hermione is not meaningful enough to Krum for her to be his hostage.

    The hosts debate: were the ‘hostages’ ever really in danger? We also polled our Patrons... twice.

    Are we disappointed by the writing’s handling of Fleur’s performance?

    Do we agree with the final results of the Second Task?

    Odds and Ends touches on a Skeeter sighting, and another mention of their school hats!

    Quizzitch: Who authorized Aurors to use the Unforgivable Curses during the first Wizarding war?

    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 and Chloé will be at LeakyCon! Visit LeakyCon.com to check out the latest guests, and use code 'MUGGLE' while registering for a discount!


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    WB Games CEO Talks Future Potter Video Game Strategy

    WB Games CEO Talks Future Potter Video Game Strategy

    According to a recent article by GameSpot, WB Games CEO J.B. Perrette wants to create an always-on, free-play video game that isn't like those "one and done" console games we've seen before, like Hogwarts Legacy. But, in this bonus MuggleCast episode, the hosts discuss how Hogwarts Legacy COULD have been the game that's exactly what he's describing. AND how HP games in the past have done similar things to what Mr. Perrette is describing. Join Andrew, Eric, Laura, Micah and Slug Club guest Geoff as they talk through this news and attempt to figure out if WB Games even knows what they want out of a future video game title!

    Imagine Dumbledore's Bathroom (GOF Chapter 25, The Egg and The Eye)

    Imagine Dumbledore's Bathroom (GOF Chapter 25, The Egg and The Eye)

    Crank up the hot water and pour the bubbles, because this week we’re soaking in the Prefects bathroom with, eh, Moaning Myrtle! Then grab your Invisibility Cloak and head downstairs because Moody and Snape are must-see TV! 

    Welcome Slug Club member, Geoff!

    Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 25: The Egg & The Eye

    7-Word Summary: Mermaids sing to a bathroom of children

    Main Discussion #1: Harry’s First Bath in 14 Years

    Is the Prefects Bathroom everything we’ve ever wanted?

    Moaning Myrtle is back!

    Why is Myrtle confined to the Hogwarts plumbing? Who is monitoring her?

    How do feel about Myrtle's bathroom behavior?

    Soooo... Hogwarts is dumping all of its waste into the Black Lake?

    Geoff gives us a beautiful rendition of The Second Task Clue

    Main Discussion #2: Curiosity Killed the Cat

    Could the Horcrux be behind Harry's pursuit of Barty Crouch Jr.?

    Security Nightmare: Why has Hogwarts not fixed that trick step?

    We dare you to name another wizard who could tell Snape to go to bed (and live)!

    Should Moody's eye be able to see through a Deathly Hallow?

    What if... Harry's foot didn't get trapped?

    Do we think Moody's recommendation that Harry become an Auror is sincere?

    Quizzitch: According to Hagrid, at what age do unicorns become pure white?

    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, and use code 'MUGGLE' while registering for a discount!


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Does Goblet of Fire feel like a rushed book? And more MuggleMail

    Does Goblet of Fire feel like a rushed book? And more MuggleMail

    This week, we revisit the ever-exciting MuggleMail bag and listen to your voicemails on all things Goblet of Fire. The debate about Cedric's clue to Harry rages on, and listeners have opinions on everything from House-Elf rights to defending Ron Weasley's youth.

    Voicemails cover House-Elf evolution, Cedric's clue, judges at professional sporting events, and Barty Crouch, Sr.

    The Hungarian Horntail may NOT have been the last addition to the First Task, multiple listeners posit.

    Quidditch could easily have fit in between the 3 year-long tasks, couldn't it?

    One listener defends Ron Weasley's recent actions on the basis of his youth. Do we let him off the hook?

    Do Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students have classes with Hogwarts professors?

    Working backwards from the Portkey, does the plot of Book 4 even work?

    Do Aurors have the same damage to their souls as Death Eaters if they both kill to survive?

    Feminism in Harry Potter has some pitfalls from the onset, one listener opines.

    What did Sirius Black's family members think upon receiving word of his incarceration?

    The hosts take turns choosing one wizarding profession that they would have in the Wizarding world.

    Quizzitch: Where specifically does Moaning Myrtle mention haunting Olive Hornby?

    This week's episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/mugglecast


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

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


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Does Goblet of Fire Feel Like a Rushed Book? And more MuggleMail

    Does Goblet of Fire Feel Like a Rushed Book? And more MuggleMail

    This week, we revisit the ever-exciting MuggleMail bag and listen to your voicemails on all things Goblet of Fire. The debate about Cedric's clue to Harry rages on, and listeners have opinions on everything from House-Elf rights to defending Ron Weasley's youth.

    Voicemails cover House-Elf evolution, Cedric's clue, judges at professional sporting events, and Barty Crouch, Sr.
    The Hungarian Horntail may NOT have been the last addition to the First Task, multiple listeners posit.
    Quidditch could easily have fit in between the 3 year-long tasks, couldn't it?
    One listener defends Ron Weasley's recent actions on the basis of his youth. Do we let him off the hook?
    Do Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students have classes with Hogwarts professors?
    Working backwards from the Portkey, does the plot of Book 4 even work?
    Do Aurors have the same damage to their souls as Death Eaters if they both kill to survive?
    Feminism in Harry Potter has some pitfalls from the onset, one listener opines.
    What did Sirius Black's family members think upon receiving word of his incarceration?
    The hosts take turns choosing one wizarding profession that they would have in the Wizarding world.
    Quizzitch: Where specifically does Moaning Myrtle mention haunting Olive Hornby?
    This week's episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/mugglecast
    Visit MuggleCast.com for episode transcripts, social media links, our full episode archive, our favorite episodes, and to contact us!
    Reminder: Micah and Eric will be at LeakyCon! Visit LeakyCon.com to check out the latest guests, and use code 'MUGGLE' while registering for a discount!!

    Rita and Micah's Hagrid Hot Take (GOF Chapter 24, Rita Skeeter's Scoop)

    Rita and Micah's Hagrid Hot Take (GOF Chapter 24, Rita Skeeter's Scoop)

    This week, open up your copy of The Daily Prophet and settle in for some hot goss as the hosts break down Rita Skeeter's Scoop on Rebeus Hagrid and his qualifications as a Hogwarts professor! Plus, between Ludo and some goblins and Rita and Hermione, were we moments away from a good ole fashioned pub brawl at The Three Broomsticks? Join us and find out!

    Welcome Patreon member, Liza! Check out her book club by following her on Twitter and Instagram


    We discuss the recent news that all seven Harry Potter audiobooks will be transformed into new full-cast ensemble productions!

    Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 24: Rita Skeeter's Scoop

    7-Word Summary: Rita ignites rumors in The Three Broomsticks

    Do we think Cedric gave Harry a good clue about the egg?

    Main Discussion #1: Dumbledore's Giant Mistake

    Draco Malfoy... the 1950’s cartoon villain?!

    Why does Hermione fail to grasp certain larger wizarding world dynamics?

    Micah's Hot Take: While definitely scathing, Rita's article about Hagrid is... TRUE!

    Should Dumbledore sack Hagrid as Care of Magical Creatures professor?

    Why didn't Hagrid start as an assistant and receive proper training?

    How do we feel about the students getting a proper Care of Magical Creatures lesson? 

    Lupin and Hagrid have drastically different reactions to being outed! Why did Dumbledore accept Lupin’s resignation but not Hagrid’s?

    Main Discussion #2: A Bagman In The Pub. Why is Ludo really meeting with the goblins? Is he trying to plant a story about his boss with Rita? How concerned should we be about Barty Crouch Sr.'s absence?

    Should Hermione have been more careful calling out Rita in a crowded pub?

    Main Discussion #3: Justice for Hagrid. Dumbledore shows up for Hagrid on a whole new level!

    Do the letters of support Hagrid receives actually support his role as professor?

    Does Dumbledore's trust in people and belief in second chances stem from his own family situation and relationship with Grindelwald?

    Odds and Ends cover Krum practicing for The Second Task, Sleakeazy’s Hair Potion, goblin rebellions and Aberforth's lust for goats!

    Next week: We're busting open the Muggle Mail bag, so send us your feedback!

    Quizzitch question: The tub in the Prefects’ Bathroom features roughly how many golden taps? Submit your answer at MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch!

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

    Check out the MuggleCast Overstock Store to grab MuggleCast t-shirts, signed album art, and so much more! Supplies are limited, so act fast and help us support the show!

    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!


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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

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3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

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.

BlueGershwin24 ,

Great show

But I am convinced that Chloé has never read the books and has only seen the movies. She makes some of the most ridiculous statements that really don’t fit with the books. I dread when she’s on an episode.

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