Episode 36: Gonna Die Anyways

  • Snape…good or evil?
  • Could Snape be just working for himself?
  • The debate over Malfoy knowing of Filch’s presence is finished
  • Discussion on the delivery of the Nimbus 2000
  • Why doesn’t Oliver know what basketball is?
  • What will Harry do after Hogwarts?
  • We already know that Jo doesn’t enjoy writing about Quidditch, and now we find the proof in the books
  • Please Jo: Make Harry a hot dog vendor!
  • What are the requirements for nonverbal spells?
  • Laura proves the crazy I-Hate-Harry-Potter-Georgian-Lady wrong.
  • The house points system
  • Why did the editors want to cut the troll scene?
  • Is your first wand the best wand?
  • Veritaserum: is THE truth told?
  • DaVinci Code discussion
  • Is the boggart seen in its original form when Mad-Eye spots it?
  • Collectormania podcast update

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Running time: 1:08:18, 23.8 MB

Episode 35: Born With A Skill

  • The answer to converting Muggle money to Wizarding money
  • The answer to why Quirrell had Voldemort on the back of his head
  • Astronomy tower discussion
  • More debate over the HP7 release date
  • Chapter-by-Chapter discussion: Chapter 9 of Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Ben looks like a swan?
  • Harry the natural flyer
  • What’s the deal with the school brooms?
  • Trophy room protection
  • Why are students forbidden from walking around at night?
  • Why does the Bloody Baron patrol the halls?
  • Did Peeves’ voice put Fluffy to sleep?
  • New segment: FAVORITES
  • PO Box update
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day
  • A big Collectormania podcast announcement

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Running time: 1:05:05, 22.7 MB

Episode 34: The WOMBATs Attack

  • Katie Couric leaves NBC and Micah Tannenbaum stands in
  • Micah gets upset over his score on the WOMBATs
  • WOMBAT discussion
  • OOTP release date is official…what does this mean for HP 7?
  • Listener Rebuttals
  • Our thoughts on Jim Dale versus Stephen Fry
  • Grindelwald’s relation to Hitler and World War II
  • Chapter 8 of Sorcerer’s Stone discussion
  • Meanings behind the flashes of light
  • Potions with Voldemort and Horcruxes
  • The opal necklace revisited
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day

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Running time: 1:16:30, 26.6 MB

Episode 33: We Soothe Babies

  • The real MuggleNet Greg guest-hosts
  • Listener Rebuttals
  • Chapters 6 and 7 are discussed
  • Why is the Killing Curse green?
  • Why does Dumbledore want to be on the Chocolate Frogs?
  • Is Grindelwald gone? And why doesn’t anyone talk about him?
  • Scabbers wasn’t a real rat
  • What if Harry had shaken Malfoy’s hand?
  • Why did Hermione want to be in Gryffindor?
  • Voicemails
  • British joke of the day
  • Soothin’ babies

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Running time: 52:32, 18.4 MB

Episode 32: His Mother’s Ankles

  • A full cast of MuggleCasters…or is it?
  • Our first batch of Listener Rebuttals
  • “Right, Andrew?!” cries Ben
  • Won’t/Shan’t revisited
  • So who IS the milkman?
  • Discussion on Chapters 4 and 5 from Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Is it All a dream?
  • Harry’s father’s mother’s daughter-in-law’s eyes
  • Darth Potters – Lily and James on the Dark Side?
  • Fudge and the Muggles
  • Is Slytherin the only house for bad guys?
  • Secret Magic within Ollivander’s?
  • And that’s where…whaaa?
  • Next week: the normal segments and normal co-hosts return

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Running time: 1:04:04, 22.6 MB

Episode 31: Since Before ‘Nam

  • Andrew explains the Listener Rebuttal
  • Book Discussion: Sorcerer’s Stone Chapters 1-3
  • The first sentence examined (in-depth)
  • Introduction to the Dursleys
  • Odd occurrences observed – is the wizarding world being careless?
  • We meet Dumbledore, McGonagall, Hagrid, and see first mention of Sirius Black
  • Tabby cats don’t like brick walls (ask Andrew)
  • How strong is Dumbledore and McGonagall’s relationship at this point?
  • Harry arrives on Privet Drive
  • We discuss the Dursleys’ treatment of Harry
  • Mrs. Figg and Aunt Marge get their first mentions
  • Let’s go to the zoo – The Vanishing Glass and Parseltongue
  • The Dursleys begin to get nervous
  • We discuss the whole letter fiasco
  • Harry turns 11 and there’s a knock at the door
  • Create Your Own MuggleCast Segment Third Place Winner announced
  • How did Sirius and Voldemort get their wands back?
  • Do you think Time Turners will play a role in Book 7?
  • When you send a Howler, do you record or write it?
  • What if…Slughorn had given the Potions Book to Ron instead of Harry in Half-Blood Prince?
  • Editorial Segment: Micah and Laura talk with Brandon Ford of The Underground Lake

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Running time: 1:34:34, 32.8 MB

Episode 30

  • Andrew forgets how to do the show
  • We give everyone the scoop on our new show segments
  • Goblet of Fire DVD wrap-up
  • Thoughts on special features
  • Looking back at the movie
  • Main discussion: Sibyl Trelawney
  • Connection to ancient mythology to play role in Book 7?
  • Is she really a seer?
  • Did Jo take the easy way out with the prophecy?
  • Why did Dumbledore and Trelawney originally meet at the Hog’s Head?
  • What is Jo insinuating about divination and prophecies in general (since predictions by the main seer are wrong)?
  • Is Trelawney a risk?
  • What’s up with all the drinking in HBP?
  • Who’s better with divination: Trelawney or Firenze?
  • Will we see much of her in Book 7?
  • Our thoughts on Emma Thompson playing the crazy teacher
  • MuggleCast listeners ask…
  • Do you think Trelawney is toast?
  • What is the reason she is still at Hogwarts? What are McGonagall’s thoughts on her?
  • What house was she in?
  • Why doesn’t Harry defeat Voldemort first then destroy the Horcruxes at his leisure?
  • Can Voldemort come back as a ghost?
  • Second place Create your own MuggleCast Segment winner: Katy Cartee
  • A heart-warming e-mail from a listener

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Running time: 1:13:50, 29.9 MB

Episode 28

  • MuggleNet Staffer Rachel co-hosts this week!
  • Lumos registration is now closed; but never fear, you can still come to the show!
  • Create your own MuggleCast segment contest now closed. Winners will be announced on episode 29.
  • Our reaction to WB’s podcast.
  • Main discussion ? Minerva McGonagall (suggested by Terri)
  • What reason does she have for being an animagus?
  • Is she a pureblood? Does it matter?
  • Why would she begin teaching at Hogwarts in December? Possible connection to Dumbledore’s defeat of Grindlewald and/or Tom Riddle opening the Chamber of Secrets?
  • Was she in the original Order of the Phoenix?
  • What will her role in the Order be now that Dumbledore is gone?
  • How close was she to Dumbledore?
  • Is Harry receiving special treatment from her?
  • Is she definitely the new (and permanent) Headmistress of Hogwarts?
  • We give our opinions on Harry Potter Fan Fiction.
  • Could you make a snake your secret keeper?
  • The Dueling Club: Cormac McLaggen (Rachel) vs. Professor Flitwick (Laura)
  • Next week’s character: Remus Lupin!

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Running time: 53:43 21.93 MB

Episode 27

  • Dylan joins the show
  • We address comments from last week’s show
  • Where did the older episodes go on the feed?
  • Keep sending in those contest entries!
  • Ben’s Top 10 ‘Ships
  • Happy Valentine’s Day
  • We discuss love in the Harry Potter world
  • Harry’s first date with Cho
  • Ginny’s valentine in Chamber of Secrets?
  • Is Jo influenced by the shipping world?
  • Does she feel forced to use it in the series?
  • Main Discussion – Dolores Umbridge
  • What’s with the toad imagery?
  • Is she truly evil?
  • What House would she be in?
  • What makes Umbridge act the way she does?
  • Could Hermione have grown up to become like Umbridge without Ron and Harry?
  • The Inquisitorial Squad and Educational Decrees
  • Why does she cling to rules and power in the face of truth?
  • Has she made any valuable contributions to Harry’s education?
  • What happened between her and the Centaurs?
  • What will her role be, if any, in Book 7?
  • Dueling Club

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Running time: 1:03:57 25.95 MB