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Episode 124: Seven Stages of Grief
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Aureo, Marjo, Lizzie G, and Geoff...a global podcast indeed! Phoenix Register: (The only kindness was that it all happened in the days before recording.) Johnny Depp was asked to resign by Warner Brothers. The official release date was moved to July 15, 2022 Owl Post: What if Grindelwald created dementors based off of lethifolds? Do we have time to learn Portuguese? Main Discussion: First reactions to the news about Johnny Depp!! Seven stages of grief for some, excitement at the new prospective actors, excitement at simply having news to discuss, and questions of, “Why now?” Will the franchise be able to bring in a big name? Will it be enough to bring interest back to the fandom after all the damage over the last few years? Will Warner Brothers ask the same resignation of Amber Heard in Aquaman? Newt Case: The Beast of Gevandan Podcast Question: With the departure of Johnny Depp from the Fantastic Beasts series, who would you like to see take over the role of Gellert Grindewald?
Episode 123: Fantastic Foliage and Where to Grow It
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Episode 123: That’s more than 100! Phoenix Register: Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature at London’s Natural History Museum. Tickets available Nov. 12 Owl Post: xoxo - Gossip Girl Main Discussion: Deep dive into the film credits! (Just kidding!!) Discussing possible locations in Brazil for FaBe 3 and possible “Beasty” appearances based on location. Shannen’s next dog will be named “Loaf." IMBD has named a new cast member- German Muggle #24 Dugbog- a log that’ll bite your head off Clabbert- a monkey frog Lethifold- sneaky shadows Will pink dolphins make an appearance? The Brazilian Revolution in 1930: Will this be FaBe 3’s political upheaval? Time Turner: US and UK voting history! Podcast Question: What is driving the films to Brazil?
Episode 122: The Other Percival
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We welcome Common Room and social media team guest host, Geoff! "If you can't have a good time saying 'Pukwudgie,' I don't know how to help you." Owl Post: How do you take something that is not a sentient being and give it some level of consciousness? Plus, DisKid makes us cry. We wrap up our Crimes of Grindelwald breakdown with the very last section of the film. "He should write a book about that!" Where was the blood vial when Grindelwald was in prison? Do we agree that Jacob cannot see Hogwarts? Geoff has a sneaky theory about how Travers Jr. ends up on the dark side. Loyalty tests are a lot like COVID tests. Podcast Question: Now that we have finished watching the film, did your opinion about it change? What are your favorite theories?
Episode 121: Protego Diabolica
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Welcome to SpeakBOOsty season! The Phoenix Register: Filming has started. Sets being rebuilt and reused, and new COVID rules for filming. Jude Law's beard is glorious! Could this be WB's way of showing a time gap between movies 2 and 3? Or is he simply becoming one with Dumbledore's character? Humans can be a bunch of dumb herd animals. Jack Sparrow vibes? Or "Johnny Depp plays yet another pale weirdo" vibes? "Violence is not the answer." That is our new political statement. Is that a political statement? Welcome to 2020. Why would you run if you could apparate? Wouldn't that come with some level of hollering while apparating? Protego Diabolica. Are we just making up things now? Whose hug is creepier? Grindy with Credence, or Voldy with Draco? There's a love triangle here. Read the room, Grindy. Zoe Kravitz, a secret gateway between Batman filming and FaBe2? Marjolaine gives us an awesome alchemy interpretation of the "finete" fire scene. Podcast Question: Do you think that the fire or Grindewald determined who to save and who to destroy? If the fire, how do you think that was determined? If Grindelwald, how did he protect his followers?
Bonus Episode: Live From RoberCon 2020
SpeakBeasty is live from RoberCon 2020!
Join hosts Amy, Ann, Julianna, Lizzie, Marjolaine and Rex as they theorize what we know and what we think will happen in the next Fantastic Beasts film.
We finally have news! Filming starts again! What is the breakdown of times spent in Germany, Brazil, and England and how do we get there? Who is Credence, what is Credence, why is Credence? Does anything make sense? Will we get closure on storylines already in progress or just more questions? We didn't go over the 45 minute time limit! YAY US! Pink dolphins and why they are the best.
Episode 120: My Brother is Gone
Good news! Rex is only 27. Lizzie now works with Richard and Emily Gilmore. “Let’s Register some Phoenixes!” Thank you for your support for our Trans Rights Fundraiser! We raised over $6,000. Your merch should be arriving very soon, if it hasn’t already. Owl Post: Who does Tycho Dodonus’s prophecy refer to? And why do wizards love roofs so much? “You tryin’ to make a Bran joke right now?” “If you have the three D’s, what else do you need?” “A boat.” “This episode’s got everything! It’s got Disney conspiracies. It’s got Rugrats. It’s got Renesmee.” “Wizard iTunes is a real thing, just like Wizard Starbucks.” “That’s smart thinking, if you ever do a baby swap.” Credence is Peter Parker. *Attraction to Theseus intensifies* Who would win? Wizards or guns? Podcast Question: Do we think Nagini is a pureblood, and if so, would that have impacted Voldemort’s relationship with her? What do you think of her implying that she and Credence would be hunted for sport?
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How would Depps resignation be in anyway connected with affecting Amber Heard? She’s his ex. She’s not his spouse. Why did they make him resign in the first place? Did he make a statement that WB was not going to back or accept? (U know like Roseanne. which is y that network killed her off the show)
Whoever takes over as Grindelwald should be as willing as Jude Law is to make the character continuity stay. Also they will need to be able to keep the creepiness and evilness of the character consistent as it develops in the future. Are these films jumping to other countries where other wizarding schools are known? Could we see Uganda and hear of Uagadou and could we see Japan and Mahoutokoro? Or will we end right back at Hogwarts were it all began?
What are all the abbreviations after Albus Dumbledore’s name?
Also what are the different criteria for being awarded the different classes of the Order of Merlin? Why did Lockhart get awarded Third Class while Pettigrew got first? What do you have to do to get Second?
Do you think that Snape was posthumously awarded the O.M. for his actions during the course of the books as a spy? Would Harry make sure that he was given some recognition for what he did behind the scenes?
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-- Severus Snape
Haters gon’ hate, potatoes gon’ potate
I just finished today’s episode, and I can’t believe I’ve really never left a review. I usually don’t, unless I feel strongly about showing my support for something.
I feel strongly. Here is my support.
Yes, there’s large gaps between the films in this franchise, and that means that they might venture off topic, but the hosts are lovely and passionate, so I enjoy listening to their rants all the same. I do feel that they are self aware and try to reel it in if they need to.
That being said, I have been listening to this podcast since right before the first movie came out, and I love it. I get excited for new episodes, and I appreciate the fact that there might not always be something new and fresh to talk about, but that these hosts are right there with me, waiting for news and eagerly waiting for these movies. We’re doing it together. I love the Newt Case segments at the end, too. I’ll end with a quote from Luna Lovegood on what Mugglenet podcasts make me feel like at the end of every episode:
“It was like having friends.”
You may think this is a fan podcast, but be warned that the hosts engage in shaming and intimidation to make listeners feel bad about themselves if their life views are in opposition to the ones the hosts espouse. The actor interviews were my favorite part, but it’s not worth three episodes of shaming. I’m out. The hosts can stay in their homogeneous bubble.