MuggleCast Is Your Harry Potter Podcast

Welcome to MuggleCast, the weekly Harry Potter podcast and your ride into the Wizarding World! Our show has been podcasting about J.K. Rowling’s creation since 2005. In each new episode we discuss all things Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.

After recently completing our Chapter by Chapter re-read and analysis, we are now holding a wide variety of discussions about the books, films, and fandom. See our latest discussions in the player above, or on our episodes page.

Thanks to our supporters on Patreon, we’re currently releasing a new episode every week. You can pledge as little as $2/month to help support the show and receive sweet benefits in return!

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Episode #496: Harry Potter Character New Year Resolutions, Iconic Lines We Always Say Out Loud

  • Welcome to 2021 – our 16th year of Potter podcasting!
  • What Harry Potter gifts did we receive over the holidays?
  • Main Discussion: The New Year’s Resolutions of Harry Potter Characters
  • But first… the host share resolutions of their own!
  • Which character shouldn’t make promises he can’t keep?
  • Who might want to regularly check on his Horcruxes this year?
  • Which character should wash his socks? Smile more?
  • From Lucius Malfoy and Bellatrix to Neville and Lavender Brown, our Patrons weigh in with their Potter character resolutions!
  • For more fun, we discuss what Harry Potter lines we and fellow fans say out loud? The hosts try their hand at some of most notable lines in the Harry Potter series!
  • Quizzitch: Which actor, who had worked with Chris Columbus before, asked to audition for Hagrid?
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (Receive 10% off your first month) and ThirdLove (visit for 20% off your first purchase).
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast!

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Episode #495: Taste-Testing Harry Potter Themed Drinks, 2020 Year in Review

  • As 2020 comes to a close, we’re so thankful to have all of you! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
  • To celebrate the holidays, the hosts each pick a Harry Potter-themed cocktail of their choice and taste test live on air!
  • See who comes out the winner as Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah battle it out for the title of Heads Up champ!
  • Main Discussion: 2020 Year in Review. From Grindelwald’s recasting to J.K. Rowling’s tweets to Hogwarts Legacy and Harry Potter at Home, we reflect on the most notable Potter moments of 2020
  • And on top of it all, we celebrated our 15th anniversary!
  • Muggle Mail covers some thoughts on our gizmos and gadgets episode, a defining chapter for Molly Weasley and more!
  • Chicken Soup For The MuggleCast Soul
  • Quizzitch: The Fizzing Whizbee is said to contain parts of which Fantastic Beast?
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (visit for 10% off your first purchase), Literati (get 25% off your first two orders!) and BetterHelp (Receive 10% off your first month).
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast, where this week we look ahead and discuss what to expect for the Wizarding World in 2021!

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Episode #494: Reviewing the Gadgets and Gizmos of the Wizarding World

  • The hosts are joined by Dave Jorgenson, Washington Post’s TikTok Guy, who’s a huge Harry Potter fan and a longtime MuggleCast listener!
  • Dave is a long-time listener of MuggleCast and has his finger on the pulse of Harry Potter TikTok trends.
  • This week’s Main Discussion: The gadgets and gizmos of the Wizarding World
  • We ask this of each gadget: How does it work? Is it cool or dumb or dangerous? Also, what would we pay for each?
  • Far fewer people are on Team Cool regarding Dumbledore’s Put-Outer than you’d expect! And what’s up with the change in name to Deluminator?
  • Wizards’ Chess sets and the Flying Ford Anglia both get passing grades and positive reviews.
  • The Monster Book of Monsters and Pocket Sneakoscope fall behind…
  • …and the Time Turner also turns some heads!
  • Omnioculars, Wormtail’s Hand, Decoy Detonators, and Auto-Answer Quill receive mixed feedback…
  • …while the Pensieve, Quick Quotes Quill, and Hermione’s beaded bag impress everyone!
  • Which gadget would you most like to own? Did we leave any out? Send us an e-mail and let us know!
  • Quizzitch: After the First Task, what does George hear when Harry opens the Golden Egg?
  • Find Dave on Twitter where he tries to make the world a better place.
  • …and check out Dave’s episode on Eric’s new podcast for more info about the TikToks and his history with the fandom!
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by MeUndies (get 15% off your first order at, Quip (get your first refill free at, and Usual Wines (get your first glass on us by using code ‘mugglecast’ at checkout)
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast!

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Episode #493: The Best Fan-Made Harry Potter Merchandise

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Episode #492: The Defining Chapters of the Big Seven Harry Potter Characters

  • Thanks to all who came out to Quizzitch Live: Weasley Thanksgiving edition! If you missed it, watch it now!
  • Main Discussion: What chapters from the Harry Potter books best define the “Big Seven” characters?
  • Is Harry’s heroism better represented anywhere than in “The Forest Again”?
  • Does Draco’s inaction speak as much to his character as his inaction?
  • Can a character’s defining chapter be the chapter in which they are introduced?
  • The hosts propose runner-up chapters that show different sides of a character
  • Ginny and Neville both assert themselves in the chapters we chose.
  • Is Luna Lovegood’s defining chapter one in which she does not physically appear?!
  • Listeners weigh in with defining chapters for additional characters!
  • Quizzitch: Who did Snape tell off for using the word “Mudblood,” during the Prince’s Tale? And who was it said about?
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Usual Wines (Enter code “MuggleCast” for $8 off your first order and your first glass on us!), Literati (get 25% off your first two orders!) and BetterHelp (Receive 10% off your first month).
  • In Bonus MuggleCast, available exclusively on Patreon, we’ll be discussing Dumbledore and Snape’s defining chapters, or CHAPTER?!
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast! And, participate in our magical Holiday gift exchange in our Patron Facebook group.

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Quizzitch LIVE: Weasley Edition – Sunday, November 22 at 1 PM ET!

Join the MuggleCasters for our seventh live trivia event to celebrate Thanksgiving and the Weasleys!

In Quizzitch LIVE: Weasley Edition, the hosts of our Harry Potter podcast will be asking multiple choice questions about the Weasley family.

You will receive a maximum of 100 points for correctly answering each question. The faster you answer, the more points you’ll receive.

Like previous Quizzitch LIVE installments, the MuggleCasters will be hosting a live stream as the game is played. If your primary device is a mobile phone, we recommend readying another device to get the full Quizzitch Live experience — one device for watching the stream, and the other for participating in the game.

If your phone has a picture-in-picture mode, you may be able to watch the stream in the corner of your stream while you play the game.

Our live stream will begin at 1 PM ET on Sunday, November 22, and the game will begin at 1:15 PM ET. Links to the stream and game will be posted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (in the bio) shortly before the event begins. This game is open to everyone.


The top three winners will receive one of three grab bag items we’ve had in our back pocket: The forthcoming Quidditch-inspired novel This Is How We Fly by Anna Merino (once it is released in mid-December), a copy of our favorite holiday movie The Holiday on DVD, Blu-ray or Digital, and a set of Harry Potter figurines.

Episode #491: Which Harry Potter Character Would We Want To Be?

  • Thanksgiving is all about family! Join us for a Weasley Family-themed Quizzitch Live on Sunday, November 22nd!
  • The hosts share their reactions to the news that Mads Mikkelson will replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series
  • MuggleCasTBT: In May 2016, which characters did we predict we’d see in the Fantastic Beasts series? The answers may surprise you!
  • Main Discussion: Which character would we want to be in the Harry Potter series, and why? Charlie Weasley? Nearly-Headless Nick? For real?!?!
  • Listeners weigh in with their picks including Oliver Wood, Crookshanks, Luna Lovegood, Celestina Warbeck and more!
  • We dig deep into the Muggle Mail  bag to answer some lingering questions
  • The “real” Harry Potter fan debate continues
  • Why is Slytherin House still allowed to exist?
  • Could Sirius going to Azkaban have been part of Dumbledore’s larger plan?
  • Why is Harry so good at resisting the Imperius Curse? Could it be the Horcrux?
  • Will it really be that hard for fans to adjust to a new Grindelwald?
  • Should fans stop complaining about plot holes and let J.K. Rowling finish the Fantastic Beasts series first? One listener thinks so!
  • Quizzitch: Rhys Ifans, who plays Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, shares a birthday with this Canadian quiz show host. (You must answer in the form of a question)
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Quip (visit and get your first refill free), BetterHelp (visit for 10% off), and BeachBody (text ‘mugglecast’ to 30-30-30 to receive a free trial!).
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast! And, participate in our magical Holiday gift exchange.

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Episode #490: Why Johnny Depp Left ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ and Who Should Play Grindelwald Now

  • Thanksgiving is all about family; join us for a Weasley Family-themed Quizzitch Live on Sunday, November 22nd!
  • Breaking News: Johnny Depp is OUT as Grindelwald! Warner Bros reportedly asked Johnny to leave the role.
  • Andrew breaks down what happened and details a chain of events.
  • Why is this happening now, and why didn’t it happen sooner?
  • WB gave him the professional courtesy of stepping down with dignity, but was Johnny Depp actually fired?
  • Is Fantastic Beasts a doomed series? Is it a sinking ship of controversy? Is it cursed?
  • Hosts read listener-submitted casting suggestions for a new Grindelwald, and we present our own suggestions!
  • Would Colin Farrell come back as Graves/Grindelwald, and would that make sense?
  • Will Grindelwald’s appearance be worked into the plot of future films? And will this still be 5-part series?
  • Guess That Book returns! Can the hosts correctly guess what Harry Potter book that four out-of-context audio clips are from?
  • Quizzitch: Actor Jamie Campbell Bower starred alongside Johnny Depp in what film before FB2?
  • Chicken Soup For The MuggleCast Soul
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (visit for 10% off), UsualWines (Use our discount code ‘mugglecast’ for $8 off and your first wine on us!), and ThirdLove (Visit for 10% off your first purchase).
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast! And, participate in our magical Holiday gift exchange.

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Episode #489: The Politics of the Wizarding World

  • In  celebration of Halloween, we hosted a brand-new, spoooooky edition of Quizzitch Live! Join us later this November for another round of trivia!
  • News: MinaLima confirms they are working on a Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition while Laura introduces us to the latest trend on TikTok… POTTAH!
  • Muggle Mail covers Halloween Happenings at Hogwarts, additional Potter plot holes and more scary moments from Chamber of Secrets and Deathly Hallows!
  • With Election Day upon us, this week’s main discussion focuses on Politics in the Wizarding World!
  • Neville Chamberlain & The Mitford Sisters: which historic figures do we think may have inspired certain characters in the Harry Potter series?
  • We discuss Nazi Germany’s connection to the plots of both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts
  • Government corruption: Cornelius Fudge, Lucius Malfoy and Dolores Umbridge
  • Why Hagrid’s arrest, Dumbledore’s banishment and Buckbeak’s execution defined Ministry interference and governmental abuse of power
  • How The Daily Prophet acts as state-influenced media
  • What problems do we think the wizarding government needs to address?
  • Why does The International Statute of Secrecy still exist?
  • Can we please banish Time Turners, Love Potions and Veritaserum already?
  • Could the political aspects of Harry Potter be one of the reasons we love the series so much?
  • The results are in from our “You Decide 2020 Minster of Magic” campaign! Find out who won: Hermione Granger, Aberforth Dumbledore, Kingsley Shacklebolt or Dolores Umbridge?
  • Quizzitch: Which Minister founded the Department of Magical Law Enforcement?
  • Chicken Soup For The MuggleCast Soul
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Hello Fresh (visit and use code muggle90 at checkout for $90 off your order!) and MeUndies (visit to see their new line of Harry Potter undies!)
  • Support us on Patreon and receive magical benefits, like Bonus MuggleCast!

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