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MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

An Arts and Books podcast featuring Andrew Sims, Eric J Scott and Micah Tannenbaum
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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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#434: His Last (OOTP Chapter 2, A Peck of Owls)
No word back from the Nashville school that banned Harry Potter Eddie Redmayne provides us a smidge of an update on Fantastic Beasts 3 Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 2: A Peck of Owls 7-Word Summary: Many owls arrive at Harry's home tonight Mr. Tibbles was on the case! Good to know that Harry is being watched by... cats! We question Mrs. Figg's qualifications for keeping an eye on Harry all of these years If Dumbledore was so afraid of Harry using magic this summer why did he not institute a better plan for protecting him? We learn Mrs. Figg had to make coming to her house miserable... so the Dursleys allowed it to continue. Given his track record, is Mundungus the best person to be keeping tabs on Harry? What does it say about Vernon that he thinks Dudley's condition is due to a bad bit of "foreign" tea? Why wouldn't Harry be innocent until proven guilty following the Dementor attack? How quickly did Mundungus get word to Dumbledore about what happened? Petunia knows about Dementors... from Snape! Vernon asks if Harry's lot has the death penalty! What?!? Everyone in the room wonders why the Dementors are in Little Whinging… did Voldemort send them?  What happens when worlds collide? We share some of our personal experiences. Could the Dementors have actually attacked Harry inside the Dursley's house? Did a bond form between Petunia and Harry when she proves she understands what Voldemort's return means? Are we at all sympathetic to Vernon’s desire to kick Harry out of the house after all that has happened? Our patrons weigh in. REMEMBER MY LAST! Connecting the Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return! Quizzitch: What is the make and model of Nymphadora Tonks’ broom? Micah and Eric will be at LeakyCon 2019 from October 11-13 in Boston - register today using code MUGGLE for $10 off! Become a member of our community today on Patreon and receive awesome, magical benefits!  This week in Bonus MuggleCast, available exclusively on Patreon, we discuss what Dudley saw when he was attacked by the Dementor!
#433: Gettin' Figgy (OOTP Chapter 1, Dudley Demented)
Sequoia from Fanatical Fics and Where To Find Them joins the show! We discuss the recent banning of Harry Potter at St. Edward Catholic School... and give them a call! Cursed Child gets a new marketing campaign, with the logo now matching the one from the books/films Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 1: Dudley Demented 7-Word Summary: Harry Potter fights with Dudley and Dementors The introduction of Harry is very much one of a neglected child What does it say about the Dursleys that they take pride in the fact that Dudley doesn’t watch the news and has no clue who the Prime Minister is? What do we make of Ms. Figg  asking Harry over for tea frequently throughout the summer? Are Vernon and Petunia overreacting to the “crack” that pretty much the entire neighborhood hears? Or is it fair they suspect Harry? Harry's isolation: let the conversation about Dumbledore’s approach to Harry begin! We analyze Harry's dreams: Cedric's death, long corridors, locked doors and more! Harry is itching for a fight and tries to provoke Dudley with name-calling. What do we make of this version of Harry? Who is Mark Evans? J.K. Rowling once addressed rampant speculation. When the Dementors attack and Harry hears the voice inside his head - is it Voldemort or the Horcrux speaking to him? Have we ever seen Harry control a Patronus through spoken word before? Surprise! There's more to Ms. Figg than meets the eye! We debut a new chapter-by-chapter segment... Umbridge Sucks! Connecting the Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter return! We answer an email on frame narratives and take a very cute voicemail on midnight book release parties Quizzitch: J.K. Rowling once said on her old website that Ms. Figg deals in the roaring trade of cross-bred cats and what? Micah and Eric will be at LeakyCon 2019 from October 11-13 in Boston register today using code MUGGLE for $10 off! Become a member of our community today on Patreon and receive awesome, magical benefits! This week’s episode is brought to you by ThirdLove: Visit ThirdLove.com/MuggleCast for 15% off your first order!
#432: Connecting Prisoner of Azkaban to Order of the Phoenix
Happy Back to Hogwarts y'all! Enough already! Pottermore announces a new "reimagined" Sorting Hat is coming. Are we about to receive new House assignments? We've shipped MuggleCast tote bags to our first 150 patrons, with more going out in the weeks ahead! Andrew recaps Harry Potter Trivia Night at Wizards Unite Indianapolis, but he can't remember anything! Beautiful park, great community event, dragons, cool merchandise and more! Andrew shares his experience from Wizards Unite Fan Fest! Before beginning our chapter-by-chapter analysis of Order of the Phoenix, we connect the threads to Prisoner of Azkaban, since the Harry Potter series is a frame narrative (We recently did this with Sorcerer's Stone and Deathly Hallows on Episode 427).  The grim, dementors and what happens when Harry runs from the Dursleys Aunt Marge, Dudley and the first chapter magical impact on the Dursley family Character appearances and reappearances: Lupin, Sirius, Luna and more! Is it a coincidence Harry meets Lupin and Luna the same way? The contrasting teaching styles of Remus Lupin and Dolores Umbridge Hermione takes on Trelawney in Prisoner of Azkaban and Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix for their ineffective teaching methods Ministry Interference: comparing Fudge's actions towards Harry in Prisoner vs. Order Lucius Malfoy and his meddlesome nature: first Buckbeak then Harry's trial We take a look at a similarity between Hermione and Umbridge (Say what?!?) How Dementors and time turners play a critical role in both books Sirius Black is a prisoner in both books Dumbledore undermines the Ministry at the end of both books: the escape of Sirius and the return of Voldemort Quizzitch: What type of flower bed does Harry find himself laying in as Order of the Phoenix opens? Don't forget: We'll be at LeakyCon 2019 in Boston! Register using code MUGGLE to get $10 off! In addition to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram... We're now on LinkedIn!  Become a member of our community today on Patreon and receive awesome, magical benefits! 

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Started
Dec 7th, 2008
Latest Episode
Sep 16th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
405
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About 1 hour
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