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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!
 
#Millennial podcast is a weekly roundtable about our Generation Y experience. From news to politics and pop culture, a panel of friends digs in on why these stories matter and how they affect millennials. If you’ve ever wondered how to maneuver student loan debt, voting, relationships, careers, or just life in general, we feel that SO. HARD. And we’re here to share our stories, along with our greatest challenges and wins, along the way. Put simply, #Millennial is about journeying through you ...
 
Vi är en Harry Potter-podcast på svenska och vi startar detta projekt inspirerade av MuggleCast, eftersom alla inte snackar engelska. Vi kommer att prata Harry Potter. Nästan bara Harry Potter. Observera att vi inte äger Harry Potter, alla rättigheter tillhör Jk Rowling och WB och denna podcast är inte godkänd av någon som har något att göra med Harry Potter. Vi älskar Jo och skulle aldrig drömma om att försöka sno hennes grejer. (We are a Harry Potter podcast in Swedish and MuggleCast inspi ...
 
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Our character discussions return as we celebrate the birthday of Neville Longbottom! Professor Trelawney drops in to give us a refresher on the Lost Prophecy Had Voldemort marked Neville as his equal, would a similar situation have played out with Alice sacrificing herself to save her son? Neville & Hannah Abbott: was the plan all along that she an…
 
Happy birthday Pam! We hope you're drinking a lot of good coffee and doing all the things you love! Since we're down to 2 hosts this week, we decided to keep it low-key and ask our BAE supporters what we should talk about. But first... As the Delta variant proves to be more contagious and more deadly than its predecessor, do we think the U.S. will …
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 turns ten years old! On this episode, the MuggleCasters and Slug Club member Molly reminisce about the last film in the original series. Where were we when Deathly Hallows came out? We experience the touching farewell speeches given by Dan, Rupert and Emma on the red carpet in London. Movie 8 has the hig…
 
On Episode 326 we discuss... → The only chapter 2 that's not from Harry's POV → What line of work was Snape's father in? → Possible early clues that Snape was the Half-Blood Prince → So much booze in this book! → Humanizing Narcissa - the Lady of the Lake → Bella's scrap of love → Who is the spinner and what is their end? → The unbreakable vow: man…
 
We check in on the Great Billionaire Race to Space and discuss the implications of rich douches not paying taxes and funding space travel for themselves. Yay capitalism! Laura's rage of the week: some who adopted pets during the pandemic are returning them to shelters. Pam was finally able to resume her morning movie theater routine, and gives a br…
 
With one year to go until the film's release (we think), our Fantastic Beasts character discussions return! Up first... Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore in his younger years! Jude Law: Youngledore, DumbleDAMN, Yumbledore! How did Deathly Hallows help inform our knowledge of the Dumbledores before seeing Crimes of Grindelwald? Aunt Muriel and…
 
Do you believe in aliens? Some mystery objects still defy explanation, and we wonder if aliens would actually care about what we're doing on Earth. Has anyone in the International Olympic Committee ever smoked weed? 'Cause if they had, they'd know cannabis is not a performance enhancing drug... Is Steven Spielberg a hypocrite, or has he had an evol…
 
We continue our discussion on the most shocking moments in Harry Potter fandom history, with some stories you'll remember -- and others you probably forgot! In 2012, Micah discovered that JKR had announced she was actively working on a Harry Potter Encyclopedia, but it was quickly retracted once the story got out. In 2013, Rowling was outed as male…
 
On Episode 325 we discuss... → Why are they called Death Eaters? → The lack of math strikes again → Death Eater dynasties → Irvin's Death Eater essays - 1 | 2 | 3 → Picking things up and putting them down → The Battle of the Department of Mysteries: An Analysis of the Chase and Battle, June 1996 → Oh baby, baby…
 
Welcome back! This week (or, when we recorded this, so awhile ago) we have lots of Potter news to discuss. In Potter Ponderings, we're also getting into what Muggle work the wizards could or should be taking on. And on Hey Netflix... you know what, you're going to have to tell us. We are still going through all your amazing emails for guest hosting…
 
Pam's PSA: don't be dumb and shoot off fireworks if your area is undergoing a massive heatwave and/or drought. Andrew shares some neighbor drama and asks if we take part in neighborhood Facebook groups. As more details emerge about the collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, it's clear this was a tragedy that did not have to happen. #FRE…
 
Welcome back Andy, of Harry Potter Fan Zone (and PotterNoMore.com)! This is Part 1 of a two-part episode, wherein the hosts discuss the most Shocking Moments in Harry Potter Fandom History. First up: In 2005, JK Rowling invites fan site heads Emerson and Melissa to her house! In 2007, before Deathly Hallows and high-speed internet, a live stream re…
 
Let Batman live! DC thinks letting the grown man who dresses like a bat display a very normal sex life is a bridge too far. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is angling to prevent Joe Biden and other pro-choice politicians from being able to take communion. We're noticing some weird things are hyper-inflated in the market right now: …
 
It's a MuggleMail episode! But first: Micah & Eric visit the newly-opened Harry Potter New York flagship store and share some pro tips for fans looking to visit in the near future! What are some of the top items? And more importantly, how is the butterbeer? To celebrate Pride Month in the Wizarding World, listeners send in their favorite LGBTQ+ cou…
 
On Episode 324, we discuss… → OotP has the best chapter titles → The five stages of grief in ONE chapter → Bargaining flipped: We start with a death and end with a life → Voldy was right about Dumbledore's willingness to sacrifice Harry! → Harry feels love most acutely through overwhelming grief → Movie adaptations... the good, the bad, the terribl…
 
Warning: The age of the Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy is over. Will we continue using Uber, Airbnb, and other convenience apps now that rates are going up? In some good news, the G7 nations have pledged to donate over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for the rest of the world. Ellie Kemper of "The Office" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" fame is the …
 
Welcome Swish and Flick's Meg & Katie! Main Discussion: Celebrating Pride Month in the Harry Potter fandom Andrew, Meg & Katie share their personal experiences of coming out and the feeling of safety in the Potter fan community What is it about the Harry Potter fandom that makes it a welcoming place for diversity? What have the hosts noticed about …
 
HAPPY PRIDE FROM #MILLENNIAL!!! The brands are at it again - how do we know when a brand is sincere in their allyship? Former government employee Donald Trump has given up on his blog after realizing no one reads blogs anymore. Andrew needs a laugh, but Laura is doomsday prepping because she doesn't believe we've seen the end of Trumpism. How are w…
 
The Harry Potter Store in New York City is now open. Will Micah be going? In celebration of the character's birthday, today we are discussing all things Draco Malfoy. Malfoy's name implies he will act in bad faith, and his horoscope suggests a duality of character. Do the hosts agree? According to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Malfoy's Boggart is L…
 
On Episode 323 we discuss... → Fairy tales, fairytales, wonder tales, magic tales, fairy stories, and Märchen → "In the old times when wishing was still effective"... and how → The Dewey Decimal System for fairytales is... woah → How many of these classifications match up with Potter? Hint: a lot! → Motifs which are the foundation for all fantasy →…
 
Post-pandemic to-go cocktails may be a new normal in a number of states! While we don't have answers or solutions, we address the latest news related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Listener of the show Natalie made amazing custom Funko pops for each of the #Millennial hosts! Check her out on Etsy and Instagram! The White House is teaming up w…
 
This week's episode is our fifth-ever Wizarding World movie commentary! Watch Prisoner of Azkaban with the MuggleCasters, and listen as we react in real-time to everything happening. Is this movie as bad as some people say it is? What do we love and hate about it? We discuss it all as we watch! Note: You will need your own copy of Prisoner of Azkab…
 
On Episode 322 we discuss... → "Those who ask will always be given help... I think... maybe..." → Why does a second year discover what the beast is when nobody else can? → It must be nice, it must be nice... to have Ernie Mac on your side → Does anyone actually feed Fang while Hagrid is gone? → Aragog is sending mass emails "on the web" → Spiders a…
 
This week we're joined by Andrew and Pam's friend Karen, who has successfully become a full-time freelance editor and author through the wonders of the internet. Does the "Karen" meme annoy a real life, extremely-kind Karen? The CDC has announced that masks are no longer required in most indoor situations, setting off all kinds of reactions. Are th…
 
The Cursed Child will not reopen with other Broadway shows this Fall as it rethinks its length and structure, targeting a 2022 return What's at the heart of this decision? We discuss a few ways The Cursed Child could accomplish a cutdown version of the show. Main Discussion: Revisiting The Best of MuggleNet and other Potter Fan Sites, particularly …
 
Can Andrew finish this week's show preview before the music stops? Laura recounts her first weekend of semi-normality post vaccination. Are we notable enough to be listed in the notable alumni lists for our high schools? Facebook's oversight board has upheld its ban on former President Trump... for the next 6 months. Do we think he'll ever be allow…
 
Welcome Slug Club member, Franzi! Main Discussion: Professor Sprout & Herbology’s Role in the Harry Potter Series To start off, the hosts test their skills in a new game: Potter Plant or... Pokemon? What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Professor Sprout? What does Sprout's name origin tell us about her character? Miriam Margoyl…
 
On Episode 321 we discuss... → Our podcast is old enough to have a drinking game → Slughorn wins the name game: Horace Eugene Flaccus Slughorn → Aurelia is the author of the Harry Potter books now → Armando Dippet is how old?! Aging in the wizarding world is confusing → We love old Pottermore → Is Slughorn the master networker? Hogwarts should have…
 
Andrew sat in a dark room with a giant glowing screen for the first time in over a year! A vaccine confessional reminds us that some people need to consult with their doctors before getting the COVID vaccine, and that's okay! Pam nearly dies for her art this Mother's Day. The Number: how many misleading claims has Biden made in his first 100 days c…
 
Take note! The new-ish Harry Potter Database is keeping track of deleted and never-seen scenes from the movies, with stills and even script excerpts! Including the alternate ending from Goblet of Fire that we mentioned last week. It's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts! The hosts honor the occasion by looking at what the movie left out from …
 
2020's US Census data has been published, and they specifically noted that Andrew of #Millennial is responsible for Illinois losing a House seat. How rude! With confirmation that Captain America 4 is on the way, it's a perfect time for our thoughts on the conclusion of 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.' After a short pause, Johnson&Johnson's COVI…
 
News: Harry Potter flagship store opening on June 3 in New York City, but not everyone on the panel is into the news. This week’s episode is all MuggleMail! Did Harry's "I am The Chosen One" line miss its mark with some fans? Listeners share lots of feedback on our Fred and George episode! We even hear from several twins! Should you omit "problemat…
 
On Episode 320 we discuss... → Descriptive dialogue and how to write it → Exam study stress is REAL → Is the Hogwarts' school calendar indicative of the UK's schedule? → #FantasticBeastsRightToLive → Are the tortoises alive?? The Rock Kittens return! → Katy, say no to drugs! Can Cheering Charms be as addictive/harmful as Felix Felicis? → Humidifier…
 
Andrew and Laura are two for two on Moderna. Laura recommends taking advantage of Office Depot's free copy and lamination of your COVID-19 vaccine card. Dogecoin has been going insane, giving Andrew some serious FOMO. Happy 4/20 to all who celebrate! Facebook is adding a video speed dating feature, which forces us to examine the history of online d…
 
News: British star of stage, film and TV Helen McCrory has died. We wish the best to her family and loved ones. Main Discussion: Former MuggleNet Fan Fiction moderator Laura Tee is here to discuss fanfic! Have the MuggleCast hosts read fanfic before? Why or why not? Was there a stigma attached in the early days? Laura runs through some common Harry…
 
According to the CDC, all the wiping down of surfaces we've been doing for the last year may not have had much of an impact on the pandemic. But when Laura reminds everyone that feces is everywhere, the panel is down to keep it up. Pam's got some small town poultry drama. YouTube is testing hiding the 'dislike' count on videos, prompting the questi…
 
Main Discussion: What Would We Change About The Harry Potter Books & Movies? A couple of Mary GrandPre's book covers should've taken a different direction! It's Philosopher's Stone, NOT Sorcerer's Stone! Get with it, America! What's Buggin' Micah returns as he Americanizes the other Harry Potter book titles Enough Expelliarmus, Harry! Don't you kno…
 
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