Episode 93: The Real Trio

  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Andrew calls Micah and Laura substandard staffers.
  • Where have all the hosts gone?
  • Just how big is this park going to be?
  • Micah thinks $265 million doesn’t seem like a lot of money.
  • Will they keep the snow in the summer?
  • How many rides should we expect?
  • Will Hogwarts be more of a walk-through than an amusement ride?
  • Quidditch Simulation.
  • Jamie has no choice but to return next week.
  • Time is almost out to sign up for Pickle Pack!
  • PO Box update.

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Running time: 54:31, 25.1 MB

Episode 92: Big Bald Mr. Clean

  • Movie Discussion: New TV spots, Umbridge, and running time.
  • Printing of DH begins in Germany.
  • National Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day is almost here.
  • June is Global Spread MuggleCast Month.
  • Andrew has a big announcement about his music career.
  • The castle on the UK Children’s edition IS Hogwarts.
  • Does that weird symbol represent the pieces of Voldemort’s soul?
  • Main Discussion: Harry Potter and the Relics of Death.
  • Does this confirm the Deathly Hallows are the Horcruxes?
  • We examine the definition of relic and etymology of Horcrux.
  • Does the destruction of a Horcrux require a personal sacrifice?
  • Laura wonders why Slughorn said it’s a spell, not a curse, that creates a Horcrux.
  • Does the ripping of the soul only happen in an innocent killing?
  • What happens to the piece of the soul if it’s not encased in an object?
  • Double dose of Chicken Soup.

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Running time: 1:04:47, 29.8 MB

Episode 91: No Limits, No Lives

  • We discuss Jo’s post on spoilers.
  • We share our summer plans.
  • Too much security for Book 7?
  • Rebuttals on the symbol.
  • Main Discussion: Lily’s Secret.
  • The Sorcerer’s Stone was initially in the Potters’ vault.
  • Was Lily an alchemist? An unspeakable?
  • Did she know the prophecy?
  • What did she possess or know that made Voldemort give her the choice to live?
  • Why didn’t she have a wand on her the night they were attacked?
  • What was her connection to Snape?
  • Dueling Club returns.
  • The location of Godric’s Hollow?
  • The Road to Deathly Hallows begins: Will Hogwarts be open?

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Running time: 1:22:05, 37.7 MB

Episode 90: Zap The Fat Away

  • Jo finally makes some site updates.
  • We read some listener rebuttals that clear up some past uncertainties.
  • Main Discussion: THE SYMBOL.
  • Now the centerpiece of Bloomsbury’s website.
  • Bloomsbury says it does play a significant role.
  • We take listeners’ theories on the symbol.
  • Is it related to the Key of Solomon?
  • Is it an ancient rune that symbolizes the Order of the Phoenix?
  • Since it’s on white marble, is it possibly found on Dumbledore’s tomb?
  • Does it mean “broken trinity” or “loss of faith”?
  • Voicemails return.
  • Chicken Soup.
  • Part 1 of a series of interviews with the creators of the OOTP video game.

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Running time: 1:26:46, 40.8 MB

Episode 89: In the Middle of the Night

  • It’s an all dude show this week, including Mikey B!
  • Impromptu Listener Challenge.
  • Order of the Phoenix trailer talk.
  • Andrew and Mikey giggle with excitement.
  • Raving reviews for Pickle Pack!
  • A small Spiderman 3 review.
  • We welcome several MuggleCast listeners to the show as they call in with their OOTP thoughts!
  • Joe Fulton of MillionairePlayboy.com joins us again for a review of the OOTP Hogwarts Castle!

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Running time: 1:14:21, 34.2 MB

Episode 88: Movie Talk Galore

  • We take a moment to remember the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy.
  • We’re proud to announce the Pickle Pack! Join for exclusive videos, blogs, photos, and more!
  • The announcement about Jamie that launched a thousand fangirls’ anguished cries.
  • It’s all OOTP all the time this week!
  • We chat about certain changes made to the dementors and Voldemort’s facial features.
  • What is with the Priori Incantatem going on between Dumbledore and Voldemort?
  • Umbridge is already making us angry (it’s a good thing!).
  • Ben has a problem with Emma!
  • In addition, we give the new site, movie poster, and game trailer a review.
  • We review listener feedback on the trailers.
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul.
  • Andrew is self-conscious making the closing statements after the hilarious and entertaining and completely unnecessary mockery on Episode 87.

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Running time: 58:55, 33.8 MB

Episode 87: Shameless Promotion

  • We reveal some unbelievable news about our Deathly Hallows manuscripts.
  • Listener Rebuttals cover the UK children’s book cover.
  • One listener sends in a prophecy theory that the co-hosts love.
  • Main Discussion: What role could Gringotts play in Deathly Hallows?
  • Goblins and their role in the series.
  • For what purpose would the trio be at Gringotts?
  • If they’re being sucked into a vault, who’s is it?
  • Will Bill Weasley help the trio get inside?
  • Is it possible Voldemort hid a Horcrux at Gringotts?
  • Could the vault on the cover be that of Hepzibah Smith’s?
  • Make the Connection makes a return with successful matches.
  • Chicken Soup from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Running time: 1:05:14, 37.4 MB

Episode 85: Cover Cover Part Deuce

  • This week, we bring you more extensive cover coverage.
  • Check out the new layout and album art!
  • Enlightenment announcements.
  • Kevin and Mikey share their thoughts on the covers.
  • We examine the possible meaning(s) of the rune-like symbol on the UK edition.
  • Are the shadows necessarily ghosts?
  • What is Voldemort shying away from?
  • Things get physical as we all pose like Voldemort on the cover.
  • What is with the emphasis on hands in these covers?
  • Are the trio facing a dragon in the UK edition?
  • Will Smokey the Bear be able to do anything about the fire in the Forbidden Forest?
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast/Warcraft (ha!) Soul.

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Running time: 1:04:54, 29.8 MB

Episode 84: An Overused Scar

  • It’s all of your favorite segments on this very special Jamie-missed-the-train-inspired show.
  • New segment: Make the connection!
  • Kevin, why don’t you tell us how you really feel about Windows Vista?
  • What if…?
  • Dueling Club: Dumbledore vs. Mewtwo
  • Spy on Spartz
  • Favorites
  • Laura tries to mimic Andrew’s “HUH?!”
  • Is there something Frank Longbottom might still know?
  • Did Sirius do something else to Snape?
  • Has anyone else ever tried to attack Harry at Privet Drive?

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Running time: 58:00, 26.7 MB