On this week’s episode of MuggleCast, Andrew has some news that’s been 14 years in the making! Plus, we open up our Muggle mailbag to hear from listeners about our most recent Hogwarts House discussions (don’t forget, you can find them all here: Gryffindor
). And on Bonus MuggleCast, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we review deleted and unreleased scenes
from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!
- Andrew’s long-awaited Harry Potter Vibrating Broomstick review is here!
- Did Slytherins have collective guilt about leaving the Battle of Hogwarts?
- Snapping the Elder Wand?!?! Why one listener thinks the movie got it right!
- Pickett The Ring Bearer
- Cuteness Alert! We hear from one of our youngest Hufflepuff listeners!
- Did J.K. Rowling subtly rank the Houses based on their colors?
- Do fans’ perceptions of their House common rooms differ based on personality?
- We read several strong defenses of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff Houses.
- What if… Tom Riddle was in Gryffindor?
- A 2007 throwback emails asks how Harry could recognize Lily’s patronus?
- Quizzitch: What form does Cho Chang’s Patronus take? Submit your answer!
- This week’s episode is brought to you BetterHelp – get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/MuggleCast!
- Coming up later this week on Bonus MuggleCast (available on Patreon), the hosts discuss the deleted scenes from Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone, to celebrate 20 years since the movie was released! Did you know they filmed the Professors singing the Hogwarts school song?
Intelligence. Wisdom. Learning. Wit. Our four-part series on the Houses of Hogwarts continues this week with Ravenclaw House (be sure to check out our Slytherin
episodes)! Andrew and Eric are surprised with just how critical Micah and Laura are of their own house (but, honestly, would you expect anything less of Ravenclaws?). Join us as we “look down” upon the Hogwarts grounds from high atop Ravenclaw Tower and discuss some of the House’s most notable members!
- Main Discussion: Ravenclaw House
- Could Ravenclaw be the house we know the least about?
- Does the Sorting Hat group Ravenclaws together based on academic prowess, regardless of their intent?
- Why was Hermione not sorted into Ravenclaw?
- What makes Micah and Laura Ravenclaws… Andrew and Eric have some ideas!
- Do certain descriptions of Ravenclaws, especially that of their common room, make them come across as elitist?
- What sort of students were the hosts during their younger years?
- What does it mean for Ravenclaw House that Luna was the character most often referred to as being authentically herself?
- What do we make of Cho Chang, a Ravenclaw, being Harry’s first love interest?
- Would the reader’s perspective have changed at all knowing the first two Defense Against the Dark Arts professors/frauds were both Ravenclaws?
- We discuss other notable Ravenclaws, including Garrick Ollivander, Sybill Trelawney, Filus Flitwick, The Grey Lady and more !
- Quizzitch: On which floor at Hogwarts can you find the staircase that leads directly to the door to Ravenclaw’s common room? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
- This week’s episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (get 20% off your first purchase) and HelloFresh (use code muggle14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping)!
CHOO CHOO! Join us as we head back to Hogwarts on this week’s episode of MuggleCast! Andrew, Eric, Micah and Meg as they play a few games and discuss the school’s prime locations for first kisses, homework, parties and more! Plus, with David Yates beginning a new project, could the latest Fantastic Beasts news spell more trouble for the five-part movie franchise?
- Last chance! Only one day remains to select your 2021 MuggleCast patrons physical gift! Join us at Patreon and make your selection between our throwback socks and the customizable wooden car by September 1st!
- With so much time having already elapsed between Crimes of Grindelwald and Fantastic Beasts 3, what do we make of the news that there will be a “break” between Fantastic Beasts 3 and 4?
- Could the Fantastic Beasts franchise rest on the success of the third film? Andrew has a theory for what this break really means!
- Main Discussion: It’s time to go Back to Hogwarts!
- Where would each of the hosts sit on the Hogwarts Express? What would be the first thing each of us did upon return to Hogwarts?
- “What Would You Do?” & Guess That Book (Back to Hogwarts Edition)
- Where at Hogwarts would you: have your first kiss? Do your homework? Have some “me” time? Hold secret parties?
- Quizzitch: In what books does Harry not directly interact with Draco Malfoy while on the Hogwarts Express? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
- This week’s episode is sponsored by MeUndies (get 15% off your first order plus free shipping ) and GreenChef (get $100 off plus free shipping)!
On this week’s episode of MuggleCast, we’re discussing Tina Goldstein’s role following the events of The Crimes of Grindelwald, and what lies ahead! Plus, we revisit our predictions made after seeing her in the first Fantastic Beasts movie.
- Welcome to Slug Club Member Deanna and Alohomora’s Katy Haile!
- Fantastic Beasts Character Discussion: Tina Goldstein and her role in The Crimes of Grindelwald
- We revisit some of the things we mentioned back in Episode 320 during our initial Tina discussion to see if anything held true in Crimes of Grindelwald!
- Did her standoffishness subside? Did she get her mojo back after catching Grindelwald? What does Tina’s horoscope say about her character? What happened to Tina’s story between movies? Why did she never reach out to Newt about the photo of him and Leta? Why didn’t Queenie help to clarify the situation?
- Tina The Auror & The Search for Credence
- Why was she so easily duped by Yusuf Kama?
- What will Tina and Queenie’s relationship be like now that she has (supposedly) sided with Grindelwald? Are we headed toward a showdown between sisters?
- Knowing World War II will serve as a backdrop to future Fantastic Beasts films, how concerned should we be for the Goldstein family?
- What can we expect of her future relationship with Newt? Will it be a very minor subplot?
- Was Tina catching Grindelwald at the end of the first movie foreshadowing of what’s to come? Will Credence save her much like she has saved him?
- New Game: Whose Eyes Are They?
- Quizzitch: As of the late 20th century, Tina Goldstein lived with her husband Newt Scamander in Dorset with their pet Kneazles, what were their pets’ names? Visit MuggleCast.com/Quizzitch to submit your answer!
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