Episode 19

On our December 11th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Snape: good or evil, bat or spider? Is JKR pulling a fast one on the fans by leaving clues INSIDE clues, or are we reading too much into it? The cast goes around the table with their opinions on Snape’s loyalty (or lack thereof) to both sides of the war. Kevin, Laura, and Eric look at His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass to premiere the book review segment, and we debate over which characters would win in a duel.

All that and more with Andrew, Ben, Eric, Kevin, and Laura on this week’s exciting, nineteenth episode of MuggleCast!

  • Ben’s Top 10 List
  • Send us your MuggleCast Christmas Carols in order to win a copy of the GOF Soundtrack!
  • We are not responsible for any injuries that may result in our singing them.
  • Andrew is NOT humble.
  • This week’s character: Severus Snape
  • Possible foreshadowing in the Triwizard Tournament?
  • Andrew thinks Snape has an evil twin.
  • Snape’s Patronus: bat or spider?
  • Is he good, evil, or working for himself?
  • Why didn’t Harry use Avada Kedavra?
  • Is Snape a vampire?
  • Spy on Spartz
  • Las Vegas Minute
  • New segment: The Dueling Club!
  • Harry vs. Draco?
  • Hermione vs. Draco?
  • Next week’s character: Hermione Granger

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Running time: 1:07:23, 23.2 MB

Episode 18

On our December 04th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Absent during the First War, was it for Harry’s protection or their own that Arthur and Molly joined the Order of the Phoenix this time around? While the crew debates Molly’s employment status, just what would happen if Chris Columbus landed the job for directing the final two films? And what was the intent behind Draco trying to befriend Harry in Sorcerer’s Stone – murder or power? Plus, join the cast for the premiere of “The Las Vegas Minute.”

  • Sue returns the favor as Micah’s News goes on hiatus
  • Andrew releases our Listener Survey demographic results
  • Kevin and Laura’s Book Review begins next week (“His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass” by Phillip Pullman)
  • Micah announces the new transcriber…and faces jail time
  • The return of Jamie Lawrence?
  • All access character discussion on Molly Weasley
  • How will she react to Snape’s betrayal?
  • Is she employed? How do the Weasleys afford to get by?
  • Why did she and Arthur wait to join the Order and what’s her primary role in it?
  • Andrew thinks Mr. Weasley’s Patronus is a rubber duck
  • “Dude, he works with toasters.”
  • Is Molly overprotective of Harry?
  • The crew is split on if Chris Columbus should return for the final two movies
  • Andrew hits a high note
  • What was Draco’s agenda in Book 1? To truly befriend Harry or was it part of a larger plot?
  • Was Harry and Cho’s relationship paid enough attention in Movie 4?
  • Laura gives her Goblet of Fire review
  • The usual sections: Andrew’s Listener Challenge, Spy on Spartz, and Ben’s Top 10
  • The Las Vegas Minute

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Running time: 1:03:42, 29.4 MB

Episode 17

On our November 27th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

What kind of video game should the HP fan-base get? Do Harry Potter movies make you feel all fuzzy inside? What about Barty Crouch, Jr., he’s not all that bad, is he? Join Andrew, Ben, Kevin, Eric and Melissa Anelli (from PotterCast) as they tackle a few remaining topics before MuggleCast resumes its weekly character discussion – with voicemails, too!

  • Special guest Melissa from “Pottah-Cast”
  • Leaky has a new address: b-e-n-s-c-h-o-e-n.com
  • New Section: Ben’s Weekly Top Ten List
  • Adverts, adverts, adverts…
  • Transcription humans or transcription elves?
  • MuggleCast’s official fanlisting, MuggleCastFan.Net! Or, something…
  • Santa Claus, y’all
  • Goblet of Fire Video Game: It’s okay… and three-player co-op!
  • Sorcerer’s Stone sales at stake? Hypocrisy in Harry Potter?
  • The “Fuzz Effect”
  • Politics on MuggleCast!
  • An underlying theme in Harry Potter: Barty Crouch Jr. is… good?
  • Voicemails; Can Voldemort produce a Patronus?
  • George Lucas working on a future HP Film? Future role for Snape’s Potions book?
  • Harry Potter DOES bathe
  • Do the movies change readers’ perception of the book characters/scenes?
  • Emma Watson: too pretty for Hermione? Hollywood’s secret agenda!
  • Is eternal glory worth 1,000 Galleons?
  • Missing sub-plots
  • The Hospital Scene with Neville – Matt Lewis’s Professionalism
  • That wraps things up for Potterca… wait… no…
  • Please fill out our Listener Survey and vote for us on Podcast Alley!
  • Next week’s character discussion: Molly Weasley

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Running time: 58:46, 26.9 MB

LeakyMug #5

On our November 23rd, 2005 edition of The Leaky Mug…

  • The mug is leaking!
  • Melissa comes in a bit late but brings in some special guests
  • Jamie Waylett sings the Leaky/MuggleNet rap
  • Matthew Lewis lays out his shipping couples
  • We make another big announcement: another live podcast!
  • The hosts of MuggleCast and PotterCast are hitting Las Vegas for THE live podcast event of 2006
  • Our show will be held at the Lumos 2006 Symposium, July 27th-30th
  • Melissa explains the ugly side of podcasting fame
  • Ben insists we’re not famous
  • We reminisce over our NYC memories
  • Note to world: Melissa is an experienced Manhattan driver
  • Yo! Yeah! Alright! Yo!

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Running time: 51:02, 23.7 MB

Episode 16

On our November 20th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

The guys discuss Goblet of Fire. Join Ben, Andrew, Kevin, Eric and Micah on this week’s edition of MuggleCast.

  • MuggleCast finally gets the plug on iTunes!
  • The group spends a few minutes reminiscing about the fun we had in NYC
  • Andrew and Joe Fulton from MillionairePlayboy.com reveal the two Lego contest winners
  • We provide complete Goblet of Fire coverage
  • So much coverage that we can’t even list it here
  • OOTP is also right around the corner, so what can we expect?
  • David Yates as the director of the fifth movie: is he a good choice?
  • Book Reviews update
  • Spy on Spartz
  • Andrew’s Listener Challenge (Note: Andrew is now responsible for any federal consequences involved in this task)
  • Thanks to Kelly for creating this picture of Micah taking a break from transcribing and this picture of the MuggleCasters podcasting at Barnes & Noble

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Running time: 1:01:43, 28.5 MB

Episode 15: MuggleCast/PotterCast LIVE in NYC

On our November 12th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Our huge live show with PotterCast, recorded at Manhattan’s Union Square Barnes & Noble right after the premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. More than 500 fans came out to say hello; we all were downright terrified.

  • Melissa’s mom brings us reports from the official Goblet after-party –
    Emma Watson, Jamie Waylett, Robert Pattinson, Matthew Lewis, Katie
    Leung and Tolga Safer live on the show
  • The actors about the volume of the Barnes & Noble crowd: “Oh-my-god!”
  • Andrew is extraordinarily agreeable. “Yeah? YEAH!!!”
  • Emerson and Melissa revisit the delusional debacle: Emerson comes face
    to face with an H/H’er
  • The real Micah Tannenbaum stood up, and his news voice sat down
  • John Noe cries
  • GOF: Better than POA? “YEAH!!!”
  • The crew discuss the film in full detail – spoilers everywhere and no one cares
  • House-elves, magical creatures, the maze, angry roots and impatient fug
  • Kevin Steck is backwards compatible
  • Dumbledore: too aggressive?
  • John summons the (clumsy) ghost of Sirius Black
  • Sue has a close encounter of the real kind with Jason Isaacs, who we
    learn enjoys a nice Potter podcast on his morning jog
  • Hi, Jason!
  • The scoop on Skeeter in Movie 4
  • Dan Radcliffe: looking forward to filming the Book 6 scenes with Ginny
  • Andrew “row’s” with the audience over pronunciation
  • Mama Sue warns about Goblet’s intense ending
  • A fan chooses the podcast over DisneyWorld (we tried to make it up to her)
  • Was it a good time? Yeah. Yeah? YEAH!

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Running time: 1:23:23, 29.90 MB

Episode 14

On our November 06th, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

For a man so obsessed with choices, Dumbledore sure can’t seem to pick between Tom and Voldemort. While Ginny’s role in the Final Book is debated, was there more behind Lucius slipping the Diary in her cauldron? And parents brace yourselves. It’s time for that all important question: Where do dementors come from? Plus, Hagrid, Ron – will they survive the last installment?

From the U.S. to Australia…all that and more ahead with Andrew, Eric, Georgia, Kevin, and Laura on this week’s edition of MuggleCast. See you in New York!

  • Don’t forget, live podcast November 12th!
  • Special guest: Georgia from MuggleNet Fan Fiction.
  • NYC Live podcast updates/giggles
  • The Wyrd Sisters are “weirdos”; Canadian fans go “Eh!”
  • We announce our partnership with GoDaddy
  • Warner Brothers will be arresting Kevin
  • This week’s topic of character discussion: Ginny Whizzey
  • Speculation on whether or not Lucius Malfoy planned to plant Tom Riddle’s diary on Ginny.
  • Is Ginny the right girl for Harry?
  • Andrew and Laura think Ron is doomed
  • …while Kevin begs to differ
  • What role will Hagrid play in HP7?
  • Where do dementors come from?
  • Did JKR consider horoscopes when selecting birthdays?
  • Why did Dumbledore call Tom Riddle “Voldemort” after he had stated in HP6 that he would not call him that, and would that have affected HP2?
  • Spy on Spartz
  • Andrew/Eric’s Listener Challenge
  • Thanks to Julian for this week’s remix!

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Running time: 1:30:15, 31.30 MB

LeakyMug #4

On our November 05th, 2005 edition of The Leaky Mug…

  • Andrew, Ben, Melissa and John lay down all the details for the live NYC cast
  • Special guests include Jeff from HPANA, Aris and Matt from Veritaserum, Jenna (possibly) from DR.com, and Mike from Shurtugal.com
  • Ben falls asleep…
  • Sleepyhead and Andrew announce their Summer 2006 World Tour
  • What we’ll be talking about, what we’ll be doing afterwards, suggestions for your arrival, and more
  • Melissa appointed project manager, Trump says “You’re fired”
  • Send remixes and voicemails to possibly air before the live show to hplive@gmail.com

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Running time: 19:00, 8.8 MB

MuggleMiniCast #1

On this special November 02nd, 2005 edition of MuggleCast…

Ben and Andrew sit down with Matt Vines from Veritaserum.com and gather some wonderful insight to Goblet of Fire. Matt was able to see the movie at screenings twice when he was in London the weekend of the junket. Beware, spoilers are abound!

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Running time: 34:39, 7.89 MB