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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!

    How To Tell Fred and George Weasley Apart, and More Twin Talk

    How To Tell Fred and George Weasley Apart, and More Twin Talk

    News: Warner Bros' recent deal with Regal means a shorter window between theaters and streaming for future Wizarding World films.
    This week, we focus our attention on Fred and George Weasley, in celebration of their April 1st birthday.
    Following up on our Ron discussion, we read the Twins' horoscope (Aries) for insight into their personality.
    Is it strange for George to marry Angelina Johnson, after Fred's death? The hosts weigh in.
    The Weasley Twins have traits that can be found in each of their other family members, like Percy's ambition and Arthur's ingenuity.
    Are Fred and George the most entrepreneurial characters in Harry Potter?
    Eric asks: Can readers readily tell the twins apart from one another in the books? It turns out, Fred and George really do have different personalities!
    One of the twins often "goes too far," while the other is more restrained. The hosts read textual evidence to support the findings.
    From harming childhood pets to forcing Unbreakable Vows and feeding acid pops, one Weasley Twin sure has a mean streak, even toward his family members!
    Check out MuggleCast #235 for our interview with Oliver Phelps.
    Our patrons weigh in on the top Weasley Twins moments... together.
    On Bonus MuggleCast, available on Patreon this week, the hosts celebrate March Madness by competing in a Weasley Twins Quotes bracket
    The MuggleCasters gift each other one product from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
    Quizzitch: What TWO things do the Twins bewitch Percy's badge to say in the books? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!

    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like access to our recording studio, Bonus MuggleCast a personalized thank you video from one of the hosts and more!
    This week's MuggleCast is brought to you by ThirdLove. Visit Thirdlove.com/mugglecast for 20% off today!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bradley Bakes is Creating Every Food and Drink Item in the Harry Potter Books

    Bradley Bakes is Creating Every Food and Drink Item in the Harry Potter Books

    This week, we're joined by Bradley Bakes, a YouTuber in the United Kingdom who’s currently baking his way through the entire Harry Potter book series!
    Bradley shares why he started creating every food and drink item mentioned in the Harry Potter books
    64 recipes for Sorcerer's Stone, 54 recipes for Chamber of Secrets - what's next on the menu?
    Golden Snitch Lemon Meringue Pie... Whomping Willow Chocolate Cabbage Cake... Bradley puts a twist on some notable Potter items!
    Bradley shares a few simple recipes the listeners (and hosts) can try at home and the most challenging food for him to make
    How long does each recipe take from start to finish? What's it like to shop for all of these delicious items?
    Which item in the upcoming books is Bradley most looking forward to making?
    MuggleCast gets its very own recipe!
    Fans have no excuses for their next Harry Potter party! Be sure to check Bradley out on YouTube, Instagram and his blog!
    Snog, Marry, Avada Kedavra returns!
    Can the hosts name the Top 50 Most Mentioned Characters in the Harry Potter series without naming those outside the Top 50? You give a try!

    Quizzitch: The night Norbert is born, Hagrid makes the trio tea and offers them which food that they refuse? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!

    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like access to our recording studio, Bonus MuggleCast a personalized thank you video from one of the hosts and more!

    • 49 min
    Harry and Tom Riddle, More Security Nightmares, and Other MuggleMail

    Harry and Tom Riddle, More Security Nightmares, and Other MuggleMail

    We asked our listeners, following last week's discussion, what fan films they would like to see made.
    From Arthur and Molly's courtship, to Regulus' thwarting of Voldemort, the hosts discuss what the best plots yet to be seen could look like.
    Since Ilvermorny has been more or less forgotten about by the author, should fans take it back / make it their own?
    This week's episode is all MuggleMail!
    Theories on how Ron inherited Charlie's wand, and similarities between Hogwarts and boarding school arrive in hushed tones in new voicemails from our listeners.
    We've received a litany of responses to our Security Nightmare series, agreeing that Hagrid, the Floo Network, the troll, and the Chamber of Secrets all prove Hogwarts is not safe.
    We hear from a listener who homeschools her kid and loves sharing Harry Potter as a proud parent.
    MuggleMail covers other topics such as: Could Harry and a Young Tom Riddle be romantically involved? Could Mrs. Norris be a secret Animagus? And how one listener feels about the women of Harry Potter.
    We answer a vintage email from August 2007! Where is 13-year-old Blake now?
    Quizzitch: What secret does the Grey Lady say Rowena Ravenclaw kept from the other founders? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
    This week's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of therapy at BetterHelp.com/mugglecast


    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like a personalized thank you video from one of the hosts and Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Seven Harry Potter Fan Films That Expand The Story in Brilliant Ways

    Seven Harry Potter Fan Films That Expand The Story in Brilliant Ways

    The MuggleCasters recently appeared on Evanna Lynch’s ChickPeeps podcast, where we nerded out on Harry Potter - check it out!
    We remember Harry Potter fandom icon Nigel Taylor (Vladimir Snape)
    Grab the popcorn, candy and soda and hide it inside Laura's huge purse, because this week, we're going to the movies!
    In our main discussion this week, we review several excellent Harry Potter Fan-Made Short Films
    We review some of the best fan-made movies over the last several years
    Severus Snape the The Marauders
    Voldemort: Origins of the Heir
    Lily Evans and the Eleventh Hour
    Life After Fred
    Dumbledore and Grindelwald: For The Greater Good
    Harrey Podder: Say The Magic Word
    Sisters of House of Black
    The hosts give their own ideas for a Harry Potter short film
    Quizzitch: At what United States college was A Very Potter Musical written and first performed? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
    This week's episode is sponsored by MD Acne (Take the quiz and get your first month supply for free, just pay shipping).

    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like a personalized thank you video from one of the hosts and Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Achievements of Women in Harry Potter

    The Achievements of Women in Harry Potter

    Welcome Slug Club guest Olivia!
    The Hogwarts Legacy video game will reportedly allow for players to customize their character's gender identity. 
    To celebrate International Womens Day 2021, the hosts discuss achievements by women in the Harry Potter series
    Not only did Lily Potter save her son, but she ended the war with Voldemort the first time, saving thousands of lives!
    Hermione has saved Ron and Harry's lives more times than we can count!
    Ginny overcame the trauma of Tom Riddle's teenage Horcrux and turned out well adjusted, in spite of a lack of psychological services at Hogwarts
    Fleur Delacour and Nymphadora Tonks distinguish themselves as strong and powerful witches
    Sirius Black's mother defeats the Order of the Phoenix! How comes nobody could get her painting down?
    The hosts uncomfortably talk about Umbridge's attack on Privet Drive and Harry, before they even met. 
    Others we discuss include Luna, Professor McGonagall, Narcissa, and Molly.
    Do the ladies on our panel feel like women in the series were brought to the forefront in a way they're happy with?

    To wrap up our International Womens Day celebration, the hosts tackle multiple choice trivia questions based on J.K. Rowling's Witch or Wizard of the Month segment

    And finally, we recognize that the author herself faced an uphill battle in the publishing industry as a woman, which she overcame.
    Quizzitch: Name this famous female campaigner for breaking the Statute of Secrecy, she's been imprisoned several times for her blatant and deliberate use of magic in public placesVisit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
    This week's episode is sponsored by MD Acne (Take the quiz and get your first month supply for free, just pay shipping) and ThirdLove (Get 20% off your first purchase)

    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like a personalized thank you video from one of the hosts and Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Best and Worst of Ron Weasley

    The Best and Worst of Ron Weasley

    Happy Birthday, Ronald Bilius Weasley! Today we're kicking off a new monthly feature, where we’ll be hosting a main character discussion timed around their birthday. We start with Ron!
    One of the most underrated characters in the Wizarding World, let's get Ron's Fandom ID!
    We discuss our first impressions of Harry's best friend and Ron's complex about his family's socioeconomic status
    What were our favorite Ron moments in the books? What was his defining chapter?
    What were some of Ron's worst character moments? We discuss The Yule Ball Dating Lavender, and more. 
    In celebration of Rupert Grint, we share our favorite Ron scenes from the movies!
    ... But we can't forget all the great Ron moments that were given to Hermione in the films!
    What would each of the hosts get Ron for his birthday?
    We play two Ron-themed games: Snog, Marry, Avada Kedavra and Two Truths, One Lie!
    Quizzitch: What did Fred turn into a spider when Ron was three? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
    This week's episode is sponsored by MDAcne (Visit MDAcne.com/mugglecast to get your first month supply free!) and HelloFresh (Visit HelloFresh.com/12muggle and use code 12 muggle for 12 FREE meals!)

    Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like a personalized thank you video from one of the hosts and Bonus MuggleCast!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

DLukeKopp ,

Loyal Listener

MuggleCast was one of the first podcasts I ever got involved with. It started around middle school and was often discussed with some of my friends during lunch period through school. The fact that they are still rolling is fantastic. They have done well to adapt to the times and expand upon the series but keep everything relevant. From the start to their chapter-by-chapter, to all the discussions and speculation before the new books and movies were released, the hosts are dedicated and do an excellent job is keeping the listerners engaged.

MuggleCast is keeping the magic alive!

Awesome Wizard Lady ,

This is the best!!

I love this podcast and how it goes into all corners of the series! I recommend this podcast to ALL Potter Heads out there! I realize how hard it is to run a podcast but you guys do great. You kept me occupied during homework. Im so glad I found this podcast!
Keep it up! All my faith and support,
- Wizard lady

mimi_monkey ,

I really love your podcast!

I just recently started listening and I’m only 10years old but I like to know that there are more people out there who love Harry Potter because I’m used to my older sister saying over and over again “ Ugghh!” Whenever I try to talk about it. I think it would be cool to make an episode on what you think it would be like for some of the adult character growing up. For example, prof. Umbridge must have been a pain in the neck as a kid.

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