Episode 76: Rooms 625-660

  • After opening the show with a concrete statement, we have a cozy little news discussion.
  • The Ben is back… again.
  • MuggleNet’s book reviewed in the New York Times!
  • Andrew shares his theory on why Jo wrote on the bust of Hermes.
  • OH-EM-GEE – we explore various examples of fun facts and how they can be taken too far.
  • Is there more of a meaning behind the statue of Hermes at the Balmoral?
  • Despite quotes to the contrary, is it possible there’s anything more to Petunia or Dudley?
  • This week our main discussion is replaced by our favorite Deathly Hallows theory submissions!
  • Would Umbridge try to interfere with the Tonks/Lupin pairing?
  • Is Jo just trying to make us feel better?

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Running time: 1:02:09, 28.8 MB

Episode 75: Harry Chest

  • Laura offers her thoughts on the release date.
  • We examine some things Jo said in her Diary we should have paid more attention to.
  • Did Jason Isaacs know the truth all along?
  • Just why was Jo writing at a hotel?
  • The debate continues on who decides the release date.
  • We’re all expecting to hear from Jo in the near future.
  • Reactions from fans to the release date.
  • What will the cover of the book look like?
  • Equus pictures discussion: Eric labels Dan “Harry Chest”
  • Did we all miss an important line in Goblet of Fire?
  • Chris from Georgia clears up the debate over Voldemort’s soul.
  • Hufflepuff’s Cup…in Arthur’s shed?
  • What will be Jo’s involvement with the fandom after Book 7?
  • Could Dudley be the character to exhibit magic late in life?
  • Why couldn’t Harry just shoot Voldemort?
  • Would any of the Death Eaters step forward to lead after Voldemort falls?
  • We apologize for the Australia-New Zealand mix-up.
  • Top 10-15 DH Contest theories to be played on next week’s show.
  • A very special Chicken Soup from Iraq.

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Running time: 1:30:53, 41.9 MB

Episode 74: Who Will Catch The Bouquet?

  • Live from New Zealand…Eric Scull.
  • We clear up the Albania-Romania-Bulgaria mix-up.
  • Is Ravenclaw’s wand a Horcrux? And was it in Ollivander’s shop?
  • One listener makes us debate the Horcruxes and we ask for your help.
  • Main Discussion: Does Voldemort deserve to die?
  • Should Harry give Voldemort what he fears most?
  • Could Harry even cast the Killing Curse?
  • Would the Death Eaters rally after Voldemort’s downfall?
  • Would killing Voldemort make Harry a martyr?
  • More JKR Quotes: Umbridge, Snape, Lily and graveyards.
  • We analyze Jo’s dream…again.
  • Does Harry’s blood make Voldemort continuously weaker?
  • Is Voldemort in debt to Harry?
  • Will Voldemort die himself if he kills Harry?
  • Crackpot Theory: Filch The Spy.
  • PO Box Update.

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Running time: 1:20:33, 37.2 MB

Episode 73: Old Skool Dumbledore

  • This week we’re joined by guest Mikey B.
  • After a bit of grumbling about Laura Mallory’s recent sure-to-fail appeal, we bring you a few show announcements, as well as some Prophecy 2007 information.
  • DEB.
  • Some bright listeners point out a couple more “hallow/gallow” references in the books.
  • Could Deathly Hallows come out on “Harry Potter Day”?
  • We revisit the connection between the title and Arthurian legend for a closer look.
  • Jo can’t imagine Harry growing up, or it will “ruin the plot”; is this ominous, or just Jo trying to lead us off the scent again?
  • Our very special interview features the biggest host to ever grace a Harry Potter podcast!
  • What spell did Dumbledore use against Voldemort in the Ministry?
  • Is the Ravenclaw Horcrux at Grimmauld Place?
  • Win a piece of Jamie’s suitcase! (No, we’re not kidding.)
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Running time: 1:20:54, 37.4 MB

Episode 72: Micah’s Yule Ball Plans

  • This week’s show starts off with some very good news about live shows!
  • We announce a very BIG interview.
  • Apparently some of us didn’t see the connection between the hangman game on Jo’s site and the “Deathly Hallows”.
  • Speaking of Deathly Hallows, we have yet more ideas what it might mean!
  • We give everyone at home a short cultural lesson about death and its place in the world.
  • If the title is a reference to Halloween, does this mean spirits will return to earth?
  • Could “Hallows” be the spirits of those Voldemort murdered to create his Horcruxes?
  • Would they be able to help Harry kill Voldemort?
  • Why are Fred and George allowed to use their wands, and Hagrid can’t?
  • Is Scrimgeour evil?
  • British Joke.

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Running time: 54:33, 25.3 MB

Episode 71: The Ben is Back

  • Ben cries over The OC.
  • We discuss the hanged man and his significance to Deathly Hallows.
  • “Hallow” is an archaic word for “gallow”.
  • Perhaps there is a greater meaning to James hanging Snape upside down in OOTP than most of us realized.
  • Will Hermione’s ability to read Runes be useful?
  • Debate: Jo should release book 7 in July of 2007.
  • Jamie and Andrew (negating) vs. Eric and Laura (sort of) (affirming).
  • Can someone transform into a younger version of themselves using Polyjuice potion?
  • How is Hogwarts fighting childhood obesity without Phys Ed?
  • We wrap this week’s show up with a heart warming Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.

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Running time: 1:01:44, 28.6 MB

Episode 70: Goodbye 2006

  • In order to entertain you this New Year, we discuss all of the highlights of 2006!
  • We regale one another with all the laughter, touching moments, and practical jokes we’ve shared.
  • Remember, ladies and gentlemen, hotels don’t give out iPod fans for free in the lobby!
  • Did any of us actually fulfill our New Year’s Resolutions?
  • For the billionth time, we ponder a 2007 release for Deathly Hallows.
  • The moment you’ve all been waiting for: the premiere of Andrew’s Wizard Rock single!
  • As promised, we feature your variety remixes:
  • “What’s Coming”
  • “12 Days of MuggleCast”
  • “Love Room”
  • All this and more on this special New Year’s edition of MuggleCast!

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Running time: 1:41:01, 46.4 MB

Episode 69: The Beginning of the End

  • HOLY CRAP! Forget about Christmas, there’s a Book 7 title!
  • We discuss what the “Deathly Hallows” could be.
  • Are they the remaining Horcruxes?
  • Does this title encompass the theme of the series as a whole?
  • Is there a connection with the murder of Lily and James on Halloween?
  • Will we see Book 7 in 2007 after all?
  • Micah predicts October 31st. You hear that, Jo?
  • Andrew tries to interpret Jo’s HP dream.
  • Somehow this turns into analyzing life as she writes the final book.
  • We dream of each other.
  • Jamie presents a plethora of puns and jokes.
  • We each discuss what we’ll be doing in the coming week to celebrate the holidays.
  • Have a happy and safe Holiday!

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Running time: 1:17:07, 35.5 MB

Episode 68: A Dream, A Hope, A Wish

  • The one and only Dylan Spartz (now 100% legal) joins the show.
  • We listen and comment on a Fox 5 report concerning Laura Mallory and her appeal to have the Potter books banned from Gwinnett County schools.
  • Andrew gives us an update on his wizard rock band.
  • We delve into the world of the Hogwarts founders.
  • Did all turmoil in the wizarding world arise from poking a sleeping dragon?
  • Why would Gryffindor be friends with Slytherin?
  • What happened between them?
  • Does Hogwarts have a mind of its own?
  • How was Slytherin able to create the Chamber of Secrets without the other founders knowing?
  • Just how closely related are pureblooded wizarding families?
  • “Favorites” makes a comeback, during which Laura provides insight on her secret fondness for violence.
  • Dylan gives an inspirational quote. (Or does he…?)

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Running time: 59:55, 27.6 MB