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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!

    #467: Stranger Danger (OOTP 30, Grawp)

    #467: Stranger Danger (OOTP 30, Grawp)

    There is a new children's story (https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/) from JKR, and she's releasing fresh chapters every week day!
    All eight Harry Potter movies have been made available for streaming on HBO MAX. In Bonus MuggleCast, available now on Patreon, the hosts and listeners share their go-to HP films, and Micah tears apart Deathly Hallows, Part 2.
    The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore’s Army level or higher to get yours!
    MuggleMail topics include Sirius' relationship with Harry, bullying at Hogwarts, and Snape's maturation process.
    Chapter-by-Chapter (https://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 30: Grawp
    7-Word Summary: Hagrid reveals another giant secret mistake, Grawp
    Hogwarts professors and students are in open rebellion. Who put the Niffler in Umbridge's office?
    Harry comes clean about the Triwizard Winnings
    Can Harry be expected to pick up Occlumency after what happened? The hosts share their meditation tips for Harry.
    Is Hagrid's strategy for grabbing Hermione and Harry a good one?
    Laura reveals the Greek origin of centaurs and the hosts compare book events that line up
    What was Hagrid THINKING bringing Grawp into an inhabited forest?
    Ron's Mirror of Erised moment happens!
    Quizzitch: Who is the head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority?
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    #466: Weasleys Victorious (OOTP 29, Career Advice)

    #466: Weasleys Victorious (OOTP 29, Career Advice)

    Welcome Slug Club member Ryan!
    WizardingWorld.com's reread continues with Eddie Redmayne (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one) and Stephen Fry (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-keeper-of-the-keys)
    The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore's Army level or higher to get yours! 
    Muggle Mail covers lots of feedback on Snape's Worst Memory
    Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 29: Career Advice
    7-Word Summary: Harry speaks to McGonagall about career opportunities
    Harry struggles with what he saw in Snape's Worst Memory
    Why doesn't Harry consult Hagrid or Professor McGonagall about his concerns?
    Harry wonders how James and Lily Potter could have fallen in love
    We discuss the importance of Ginny and the chocolate Easter Egg
    Harry isn't half bad at Potions when Snape isn't breathing down his neck!
    The Great Potter Debate: McGonagall vs. Umbridge!
    The hosts reenact the infamous Career Advice scene!
    BAD IDEA OF THE WEEK: Let's break into Umbridge's office!
    How flawed is Harry's plan to contact Sirius?
    Why can't Harry recall Sirius gave him something for this very situation?
    Was contacting Sirius worth the risk?
    Sirius and Remus provide some serious Marauder nostalgia
    The Great Weasley Escape
    The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 84!
    The hosts give their MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
    Chicken Soup For The MuggleCast Soul returns!
    Quizzitch: Who is the first person to score a goal against Ron in Chapter 30?
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    #465: How I Met Your Mother (OOTP 28, Snape's Worst Memory)

    #465: How I Met Your Mother (OOTP 28, Snape's Worst Memory)

    WizardingWorld.com is hosting a video reread of Sorcerer's Stone and Daniel Radcliffe kicks things off (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived) !
    Don't miss Quizzitch Live: The Goblet of Popcorn next Sunday, May 17 (11 am ET)!
    The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore's Army level or higher to get yours! 
    Muggle Mail covers Ministry toilet access, Hermione's advice to Harry and memory perspective!
    Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 28: Snape's Worst Memory
    7-Word Summary: Discoveries are difficult to watch in Pensieve 
    Why didn't Professor McGonagall take over as Headmistress?
    We reveal something in Hogwarts that ISN'T a security nightmare!
    The Inquisitorial Squad
    The Weasley Twins, their loyalty to Dumbledore and their ability to perform exceptional magic
    Connecting The Threads between Montague and the Vanishing Cabinet
    Is it fair that Filch is Caretaker of Hogwarts when he can't perform magic?
    Drink up! Could Umbridge's attempts be any more obvious?
    As far as apologies go, where does Cho's rank?
    Inside Snape’s Worst Memory: should Harry have taken this magical leap?
    How does time work inside people's memories?
    Why doesn't Harry recognize his mother's initials?
    Why does Harry see this memory from the third person? Why does he have such freedom of movement?
    We analyze the younger versions of James, Sirius, Lupin, Peter, Lily and Snape
    How are the Marauders any different than Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle?
    Is it Snape's Worst Memory because he calls Lily a mudblood?
    We discuss the future implications this scene has for both James and Harry
    The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 80!
    The hosts give their MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
    Quizzitch: What punishment does Umbridge instruct Filch to apply to the Weasley Twins for their Swamp?
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    #464: Dumbledore Gone Wild (OOTP 27, The Centaur and The Sneak)

    #464: Dumbledore Gone Wild (OOTP 27, The Centaur and The Sneak)

    JKR commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts (and responds to MuggleCast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1256146109845639185) !)
    The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore's Army level or higher to get yours! 
    Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 27: The Centaur and The Sneak
    7-Word Summary: Hogwarts changes direction due to Dumbledore’s departure 
    WHOA, HORSEY! What's up with Hermione's attitude toward Firenze?
    Divination with Firenze - the magical class setting we've been waiting for!
    We analyze Firenze's teaching style and his perspective on humans teaching divination
    Why does Dobby still punish himself?
    Inside Dumbledore's Office
    Fudge's attitude toward Harry in Prisoner of Azkaban vs. Order of the Phoenix
    Marietta's face! Did Hermione go too far?
    Debate: Modifying Marietta's Memory
    Why doesn't Fudge or Umbridge recognize what's been done to Marietta?
    Is Dumbledore's story truly believable?
    Does Fudge ever really regret his decision?
    The Great Escape... with style!
    The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 69!
    The hosts give their MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
    Quizzitch: What are the three spells James casts on Severus besides Levicorpus?
    Join our community at Patreon.com/MuggleCast (http://www.patreon.com/MuggleCast) and receive magical benefits, including Bonus MuggleCast! This week, we discuss the process behind our brand-spanking-new MuggleCast 15th Anniversary t-shirts and whether or not J.K. Rowling should apologize for killing characters!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #463: Umbridge's Quibbles (OOTP 26, Seen and Unforeseen)

    #463: Umbridge's Quibbles (OOTP 26, Seen and Unforeseen)

    Happy Birthday, Eric!
    Quizzitch Live: The Prisoner of Knowledge was a huge success! We hope you joined us and had fun!
    Muggle Mail covers COVID-19 at Hogwarts and more Hagrid/Harry comparisons!
    Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 26: Seen and Unforeseen
    7-Word Summary: Dreams enter the mind through Snape’s lessons 
    How much legitimacy does Rita Skeeter provide to Harry's story?
    Umbridge's latest Educational Decree: does it violate freedom of speech and freedom of the press?
    Should Hermione have given Harry advice about Cho BEFORE their date?
    Does Quidditch create bad blood amongst the Hogwarts Houses?
    Inside Harry's Dreams: Neville, McGonagall, Voldemort, Rookwood and more!
    How is Voldemort not aware of proper prophecy protocol?
    The truth about Broderick Bode and Sturgis Podmore is revealed!
    Bad Hermione! Should Harry have told someone what he saw in his dream?
    Does Snape share what he is seeing inside Harry's mind with Dumbledore?
    The door to the Department of Mysteries finally opens!
    Snape's childhood was a rough one!
    Trelawney and Firenze
    The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 62!
    The hosts give their MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
    Quizzitch: Who retrieves the list of Dumbledore’s Army members for Umbridge?
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #462: Kreacher and the Keys (OOTP 25, The Beetle at Bay)

    #462: Kreacher and the Keys (OOTP 25, The Beetle at Bay)

    News covers JKR's childhood home and her recent thoughts on Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix. One of these was her easiest Potter book to write.
    Muggle Mail includes Voldemort's possession of Ginny and The Knight Bus in Goblet of Fire
    Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 25: The Beetle at Bay
    7-Word Summary: Valentine’s Day happens amidst many bad choices
    Mass Breakout from Azkaban!
    Why doesn't Ron react at all to hearing Antonin Dolohov's name?
    Is Fudge wrong to think Sirius Black could be behind the breakout?
    Neville's shift in mentality: the hosts each submit his "glow up" track! Add yours to this Spotify list (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/48kq2Zc2KUpfXSULxOQRJO?si=EJmJixtGSomEtF52hjGb3g) !
    Bye bye, Broderick Bode! We hardly knew ye!
    Hagrid and Trelawney: were their classes destined for scrutiny and failure since Prisoner of Azkaban?
    How is Umbridge able to attend every Care of Magical Creatures and Divination class? Doesn't she have classes to teach herself?
    Educational Decree No. 26 - joke's on you Dolores! 
    Harry and Cho's first date: Quidditch, dementors, Madam Pudifoot's, Roger Davies, Cedric, Hermione and more!
    Is The Daily Prophet getting pressured by the Ministry? 
    Hermione’s clever plan to have Rita Skeeter tell Harry’s story in The Quibbler
    The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 56!
    The hosts give their MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
    Quizzitch: What topic does Xenophilius Lovegood tell Luna that Harry’s story is outselling?
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

3rockk ,

Everything you could ask for!

Just recently found this podcast and wow! Not only is this podcast hilarious and fun to listen to, it also really tackles important themes and nuances in the book. The hosts do a great job at being critical while also keeping an open mind. I look forward to this every week and couldn’t recommend it enough.

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Great podcast!!!

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Love the chapter by chapter

Great podcast! Sometimes they talk a little to much in the beginning but some is ok because I want to stay informed! Very good overall!

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