Episode 118: Controversy

  • A new segment to kick off the show.
  • We discuss the impact of Equus coming to Broadway.
  • Will it be overtaken by fangirls?
  • How long can it run if HBP is released just two months later?
  • The Lexicon Lawsuit is making a lot of press and we respond.
  • Should the book hit store shelves or do WB and JKR have a point?
  • How other Potter books (including ours) on the market don’t compare.
  • We address some listener rebuttals, most of which focus on Dumbledore being gay.
  • Our views on Christianity are cleared up.
  • One listener asks us how to handle parents who are now considering banner the books from her.

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Running time: 1:14:39, 25.7 MB

Episode 117: Butterbeer by the Keg

  • Dumbledore is gay – initial thoughts from the hosts!
  • Eric gives us a full report on MuggleCast LIVE in Australia!
  • We go over each of the questions answered at the October 19th reading in NYC.
  • Andrew, Laura, and Micah talk about meeting Jo. (Yes, life is now complete.)
  • Should Jo have revealed Dumbledore’s sexuality?
  • Why does it matter, and why is it front-page news?
  • This leads into a discussion on the presence of homosexuality and how it is regarded in society, as well as our own experiences.
  • The hosts become quite opinionated when it comes to fans who act as though Dumbledore being gay tarnishes his character.
  • The message of this episode: embrace differences and donĂ•t blindly follow the doctrine that all people must be one way, which is deemed the “right” way.

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Running time: 1:30:46, 31.3 MB

Episode 116: Pig For Slaughter

  • Jerry Cooke from Fandom Forecast joins us this week!
  • Where is Jo going with Wizard of the Month?
  • Titan Tiffin as young Tom Riddle?
  • Eric gives a reminder about MuggleCast Down Under.
  • The news that launched a thousand shrieks: Jamie will not be on for a while.
  • Was Pettigrew braver at age eleven?
  • We discuss the morality of Dumbledore.
  • Was he raising Harry as a pig for slaughter?
  • Did he help Harry by distancing him?
  • Was what Dumbledore did morally permissible?
  • Would Harry have chosen his path if not for Dumbledore?
  • HUH?!
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • Bloopers.

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Running time: 1:43:49, 47.6 MB

Episode 115: Laura’s Questions

  • Micah sees Order of the Phoenix…finally!
  • Dan and David Yates talk Half-Blood Prince.
  • Eric is back and has info on MuggleCast Down Under.
  • Kevin returns as well after battling some technical issues (typical).
  • Laura has the golden ticket…which sparks a big book tour discussion.
  • One listener clears up that she is not in fact Mrs. Sims.
  • Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour?
  • Could Harry have survived another Killing Curse in the final battle?
  • What was the difference between the beings in the graveyard in Goblet of Fire and the ones that appeared from the Resurrection Stone in Deathly Hallows?
  • We take some more Muggle Mail in response to our book parallel convo last week.
  • Voicemails return!
  • Chicken Soup.

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Running time: 1:35:43, 43.9 MB

Episode 114: Hasta La Vista, Harry

  • Emma finishes Ballet Shoes: we discuss the trio filming outside of Potter.
  • Order of the Phoenix DVD release date, but somebody hasn’t seen it in theaters.
  • Our thoughts on Jim Broadbent being cast as Horace Slughorn.
  • Feedback from our live show.
  • Listener Rebuttal: Why did Fred have to die?
  • Main Discussion: Book 1 and Book 7 Parallels.
  • The Little Things.
  • Opening chapters, the Mirror of Erised, King’s Cross and Gringotts.
  • The Men With Two Faces: Quirrell and Snape.
  • Dumbledore’s Ambiguity.
  • Anchor’s to life: Sorcerer’s Stone, Horcruxes and Hallows.
  • Dueling Club featuring Harry, the Terminator and Optimus Prime.
  • Make the Connection is taken to a whole new level.
  • Australians: Listen to the end of the show for a special announcement from Eric!

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Running time: 1:25:11, 39 MB

Episodes 108-113: LIVE!

  • It’s a 12-hour show, ladies and gentlemen!
  • This episode only includes the first two hours, however.
  • Andrew, Jamie, and Laura entertain you for the first two hours.
  • Pickle Pack reopening soon for a limited time.
  • Harry Potter is the top grossing franchise of all time – what do we think?
  • Dan on Broadway?
  • Andrew Strang? Pre-order tickets, ladies!
  • Andrew and Laura offer themselves out for lunch dates in exchange for tickets to Jo’s reading.
  • …and proceed to argue over who deserves to go more.
  • The hosts discuss school and how the show has had an effect.
  • Jamie discusses why he thinks HP classes won’t become universal.
  • Kick back with Springsteen, Tenile, and much more during breaks!

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Running time: 1:46:42, 48.9 MB

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Running time: 1:56:25, 53.4 MB

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Running time: 1:49:25, 50.2 MB

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Running time: 1:42:34, 47 MB

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Running time: 1:41:53, 46.7 MB

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Episode 107: Celebration

  • We’re back to our regular in-studio recordings and celebrating!
  • MuggleNet staff member Jerry Cooke joins the panel.
  • He’s our English-accented co-host this week.
  • Andrew auditions for the Harry Potter musical.
  • The co-hosts are very supportive of this new venture.
  • Micah and Jerry give their thoughts on Deathly Hallows.
  • We take several e-mails from listeners who ask their burning questions about the book.
  • Bellatrix is dead, right?
  • Expelliarmus and Harry.
  • Did we feel betrayed when Harry ditched the Horcruxes for the Hallows?
  • Should the Hogwarts houses be disbanded in the wake of the wizarding war?
  • Was Scrimgeour’s last act really intended to protect Harry?
  • Dueling Club, Listener Challenge, and even Chicken Soup returns.

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Running time: 1:34:47, 43.4 MB