Episode 54: Pickles and Tea Parties

  • Read the winning California lyrics here!
  • PO Box Update. Click here to see the sketch of the MuggleCasters.
  • Our new catch-phrase: Pickle.
  • We learn Jamie can talk really-really-super-super-lyk-omg fast.
  • California song winners and the sketch will be posted soon!
  • Main Discussion: the Two-Way Mirror.
  • Our brand new debate segment: SHOULD Hogwarts stay open? The group takes sides and goes at it.
  • More Dumbledore/Norris Facts.
  • See Walker Texas Ranger on Conan right here.
  • Crackpot Theory of the Week.
  • A spur-of-the-moment British Joke of the Day.
  • The truth behind the other Potter podcasts.
  • Celine Dion or Savage Garden?

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Running time: 1:21:16, 37.5 MB

Episode 53: Eric-tastic

  • Rupert intros the show! He’s got something for Micah next week.
  • Guess who’s featured in the newspaper for being the coolest. person. ever.
  • Listener Rebuttals tackle last week’s heavy discussion.
  • Character Discussion: Aberforth Dumbledore.
  • Goats. Riiiight.
  • Reading, PA is about to get a bad reputation.
  • We try our hand at a new crackpot-theory segment, but we need your help!
  • A few voicemails.
  • Jamie hurt his back.
  • Dumbledore/Norris Facts.
  • Andrew’s ‘HUH?!’ E-mail of the Week.
  • The verdict from the Easy Button: That WAS easy.

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Running time: 1:07:47, 23.6 MB

Episode 52: O’MuggleCasters

  • MuggleNet staffer Claire joins us as a co-host.
  • Any takers on a MuggleCast dating service?
  • New T-shirts are on the way! “Squares” and “MicBolt” are almost out of stock.
  • They’re going in the Disney vault forever!
  • US writing a book? Pure blasphemy!
  • Main Discussion: Defense Against the Dark Arts.
  • What happened to all its teachers prior to SS?
  • Was there more to Lupin leaving the position?
  • Snape as the DADA teacher.
  • Who will teach it in HP7?
  • Lots and lots of voicemails.
  • New Dumbledore/Norris facts.
  • “Huh?!” E-mail of the Week.

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Running time: 52:37, 18.4 MB

Episode 51: Gryffravenhufflerin

  • Ben is truly dedicated to the show.
  • …but Jamie thinks his recording circumstances are even more dedicated.
  • Listener Rebuttals
  • “Too much music!” cries Andrew.
  • What’s up with Harry’s eyes?
  • Has Lily given Harry some sort of eye barrier?
  • It’s like when a piece of dirt hits your contact lense.
  • “Uhh…Not really,” says Eric.
  • The deal with black and gray eyes mentioned in the books.
  • Who was at Godric’s Hollow the night Lily and James were killed?
  • Will Harry become an auror?
  • A podcasting first: Ben drives and podcasts!
  • Andrew scares a girl at the charity reading.
  • A caller gives us a great theory on Snape being good.
  • We try to do something bold and talk about the latest HP news.
  • Are Lucky Charms REALLY lucky?

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Running time: 1:07:14, 23.5 MB

Episode 50: Everytime We Touch

  • Happy Birthday, MuggleCast!
  • 50 Shows… wow…
  • Just Put Your Food in the – Micahwave?
  • Listener rebuttals.
  • JKR’s explanation of Wizard population?
  • Homeschooling and the Harry Potter world.
  • Nostalgia! Our first times doing the show together.
  • The absolute worst recording experiences ever.
  • Lumos 2006 and New York City reminiscence.
  • Main Discussion: An Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp.
  • John Irving, great questionnaire-pwner.
  • Whoopi, Jon Stewart, and – that other guy.
  • Dumbledore IS dead, and the website people are mad.
  • She totally avoided Snape, but gave us wands and Petunia.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione will live! Ben still disagrees.
  • A voicemail line just for Erica!
  • Here’s to another fifty shows!
  • Listener comments – favorite moments.
  • Jamie’s true singing voice comes out.

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Running time: 1:08:42, 23.9 MB

Episode 49: Right On Time

Our first ever live episode of MuggleCast! Featuring a JKR book reading giveaway, a 12-year old dissing Eric, Hogwarts discussion, and much more! It’s a different (and kinda late) episode of the show because we’re busy in Vegas…excuse the less-than-perfect quality that you expect every week!

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Running time: 1:33:58, 32.6 MB

Episode 48: Dumbledore’s Bladder

  • The Micahscope.
  • We’re getting down and dirty with Podcast Alley votes this week.
  • Save Gas Money! gasmoney@staff.mugglenet.com
  • Listener Rebuttals cover the Mirror of Erised and Snape.
  • This week we discuss the Room of Requirement.
  • How DOES it really work? You can’t make something out of nothing.
  • Perhaps the room has to have the item you require in stock.
  • Is there any way to empty it out?
  • Using it to hide Horcruxes?
  • What are its limitations?
  • Do the effects of the room only last while you’re inside?
  • Don’t trust something if you can’t see where it keeps its brain!
  • One listener gets in an accident while listening to the show.
  • In unrelated news, we premiere our new car giveaway!
  • Favorites: End Battle Scene.
  • …it kinda tangents off onto Michael Gambon playing Dumbledore in the final scenes of OOTP.
  • This Week in Potter: the release date of Half-Blood Prince.
  • Jamie tells a bold face lie to the BBC.
  • Could Ron and Hermione’s actions in the final scenes of the first book foreshadow HP7?
  • Another Horcrux theory from a listener.
  • The effects a person can have on their spells.

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Running time: 1:12:27, 29.4 MB

Episode 47: No Conclusions

  • Listener Rebuttals tackle last week’s hot topics.
  • Can the Mirror of Erised reveal where the final Horcruxes are?
  • Much more Mirror of Erised discussion.
  • The Spice Girls make a guest appearance.
  • Dumbledore and Harry’s relationship in Half-Blood Prince is analyzed.
  • Jamie and Ben see each other in the mirror.
  • Moundridge High School doesn’t teach the English language properly.
  • Jo says that the POA film foreshadowed events in the final two books. Like what?
  • MuggleCast interviews Warwick Davis, who plays Flitwick in the Potter films.
  • We learn why his character’s appearance changed so dramatically from COS to POA.
  • Warwick explains how the crowd-surfing Flitwick scene came to be.
  • He tells us about his time on the OOTP set and the new director, David Yates.
  • He’s currently planning a new podcast of his own, titled “Small Talk.”
  • We learn about his filming career, his perspective on films, and much more.
  • British and Australian listeners can rejoice: we have foreign phone numbers now!
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day has a sad announcement ūüôĀ

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Running time: 1:23:34, 22.2 MB

Episode 46: Too Hot To Handle

  • Jamie, Kevin, and Laura return for MuggleCast LIV – nevermind.
  • Nominate us in the 2006 Podcast Awards!
  • Top 10 reasons to buy 11 MuggleCast T-shirts.
  • Listener Rebuttals extend on the Book 7 title analysis, Rowena Ravenclaw’s Horcrux, and memories.
  • Jamie has another use for the title Chariots of Fire.
  • Character Discussion: Volllldemort.
  • Was Voldemort born evil?
  • What were his motives from the start?
  • Why was Voldemort offering Lily so many chances to live?
  • Why is Dumbledore the only man Voldemort ever feared?
  • Could Voldemort come back as a ghost if Harry kills him?
  • Ben’s Gimme a Butterbeer calls out the media for blowing things out of proportion.
  • Jo’s interview on Richard and Judy.
  • Is Harry going to die in Book 7? We discuss the possibilities.
  • Jamie’s convinced Jo can’t bring herself to kill Harry
  • Jamie will tape himself eating 50 jumbo sausages if Harry dies.
  • Ben and Andrew think Harry’s death would make a great ending.
  • Could sequels be legally written?
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day returns.

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Running time: 1:03:34, 22.2 MB

Episode 45: Hey, You Snape-ing Horcrux!

  • Listener Rebuttals and Voice Rebuttals
  • We make a PSA about Juvenille Arthritis (learn more here)
  • We go back to answering some book seven questions
  • Horcruxes revisted…where are the 3 unknowns?
  • Pettigrew’s final debt to Harry: giving him a Horcrux?
  • What will become of Draco?
  • What role will the Ministry of Magic play?
  • This week’s Butterbeer discusses the actors and actresses’ privacy
  • Voicemails are back!
  • Does Trelawney remember Snape hearing part of the prophecy?
  • Legilimency and Harry
  • Do we get made fun of for loving Harry Potter?
  • When you extract memories from your mind, is it a copy or does it actually leave your mind?
  • Laura rox our sox
  • Does anyone else besides Voldemort have Horcruxes?
  • This Week in Potter: the HBP title is released
  • Is the title of book seven right under our noses?
  • Andrew is convinced, and he’s got three potential titles.
  • Next week: MuggleCast LIVE!
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul
  • Andrew performs a MuggleCast rap by Nixi with Ben handling the beat

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Running time: 1:04:49, 26.3 MB