Fire at Leavesden Studios! Did it impact the Studio Tour at all?
Almost all of the hosts have been leveling up in Wizards Unite!
We'll be in Orlando this August for Podcast Movement and want to meet up with YOU at CityWalk!
MuggleCasTBT takes us all the way back to 2006 for a final battle prediction!
We tie up loose ends with our Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book-in-review episode!
14-Word Summary: Harry Potter and Dumbledore discover the secret about Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes from the memories
The hosts Rename the Book with some interesting titles and hand out their MVP of the Book awards
Was Half-Blood Prince anyone's favorite book? Least favorite book? Patrons weigh in with their thoughts!
From The Cave to the fake horcrux discovery, the hosts give their favorite and least favorite moments of Half-Blood Prince
Horace Slughorn and Rufus Scrimgeour headline our most notable new characters
What were the Top 7 Moments of Half-Blood Prince?
We discuss several book-to-movie comparisons as well as Jim Broadbent's portrayal of Slughorn
What lies ahead now that Half-Blood Prince is a wrap?
Emails cover Elphias Doge, Ginny and Grindelwald's reaction to Dumbledore's death
Voicemails include Dumbledore's movie tribute, Snape being labeled a coward and Death Eater tattoos
Quizzitch: Which Harry Potter books do not have a chapter with the same name as their title?
Send us your odds and ends thoughts from Sorcerer's Stone! Use the contact form, our voicemail line, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org directly
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#424: Sad Woodstock (HBP 30, The White Tomb)
Fakes News! There is no Potter television series is in the works...for now...
Puffs is coming to Chicago!
MuggleCasTBT takes us back to the ultimate Cursed Child prediction!
Chapter-by-Chapter concludes with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 30 - The White Tomb
Our final Half-Blood Prince 7-Word Summary: Harry feels really bad about breaking Dumbledore
The Wizarding World pays tribute to Dumbledore
Despite everything that has happened, why can't Ginny make amends with Fleur?
Told ya so, Harry! Hermione's found out the truth about Eileen Prince!
Harry likens Snape to Voldemort. Is this a fair comparison?
How bad is Harry's guilt in having trusted the Half-Blood Prince all year long?
Harry pities Malfoy - will this play into future Deathly Hallows scenes?
Who is the man giving Dumbledore's eulogy?
Why don't we get more context to Dumbledore's earlier years? Was this being saved for Deathly Hallows? Fantastic Beasts?
WHY is Umbridge there? Are there others in attendance who are not mentioned we may have known?
Is Dumbledore's body bursting into flames typical for wizard funerals or just Dumbledore?
The honeymoon is over...Harry and Ginny break up!
Despite Scrimgeour's insensitive timing, should Harry have tried to work with the Ministry?
What would have happened if Harry came across Snape in his quest for the Horcruxes?
Deathly Hallows teasers: Privet Drive, Bill & Fleur's Wedding and Godric's Hollow
The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter
Introducing our 2019 Patron Gift: The MuggleCast tote bag! Perfect for carrying Harry Potter books or jars of pickles around town. Pledge at the Dumbledore's Army level or above by July 31st to receive your own!
Quizzitch: Which book ends with "And together they walked back through the gateway to the Muggle world"?
We share some exciting news on what's ahead for MuggleCast!
#423: 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' review
Introducing MuggleCasTBT! Each week on the show and on social media, we'll be sharing a clip from an old episode in which we make a prediction about Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts.
In our first clip, Micah correctly predicts that Dumbledore will be a crucial part of the Fantastic Beasts film series when we still had no idea that he would even be in it.
The MuggleCasters review Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the highly-anticipated game from the creators of Pokemon GO!
What are our overall impressions of the game? Is it living up to expectations?
What are we liking and hating most about Wizards Unite? Elements like graphics, mechanics, spell points, and desolate areas are discussed.
Does Laura enjoy playing it in the bathroom, or is she just going to the bathroom while recording?
Has it inspired us to get up and move around more?
Why is it not as popular as Pokemon GO?
The first official Wizards Unite event is happening in Indianapolis, and Andrew's thinking about going.
In Bonus MuggleCast, available exclusively on Patreon, we talk about what Harry Potter video games we would kill to see next.
Quizzitch: What material do Fred and George wear to DD’s funeral?
Reminder: Next week is our analysis of the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
#422: Fawkes Unites (HBP 29, The Phoenix Lament)
Welcome Slug Club member Chloe!
Wizards Unite is out and we discuss what we like about the game so far!
Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is dealing with some launch pains
Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29 The Phoenix Lament
7-Word Summary: After Dumbledore's death, Harry regroups with friends
Harry breaks the news of Dumbledore's death and reveals the truth about Snape and Draco
Lupin's loses control when learning of Dumbledore's death in a way Harry has never seen. Is this because of everything Dumbledore has done for Lupin?
We discuss the healing impact of Fawkes' phoenix song on the Order
Why did Lupin or Sirius never tell Harry about Snape and Lily?
Given Harry had been right about Draco all year, if you were Ron and Hermione, how would you feel?
The Vanishing Cabinet and Hand of Glory have strong threads connecting them back to Chamber of Secrets
When Flitwick comes to get Snape and is mysteriously unconscious, why aren't Hermione and Luna quicker on the uptake?
Shouldn't the fact that Snape didn't kill Flitwick tell us that more is happening than meets the eye? Does Snape actually save Luna and Hermione's lives?
With Death Eaters in Hogwarts, do we think Snape is trying to act as quickly as possible to prevent them from harming the students/?
Why didn't the Order stop Snape and Malfoy? Why didn't they alert the Ministry?
Much like in Goblet of Fire, why didn't the Dark Mark trigger an immediate Ministry response?
We react to Fleur's response to Bill's condition and Tonks' big reveal about Lupin
Is Harry not trusting in McGonagall about the Horcruxes a mistake?
Should Hogwarts remain open?
The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter
Quizzitch: In the final chapter of Half-Blood Prince, who is sitting in Snape's seat in the Great Hall?
This week's episode is sponsored by the Eaglemoss' Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts figurine collections! Get figurines of Harry and Hermione, plus free shipping, for just $9.95 by going to http://www.HeroCollector.com/Wizards!
#421: Sidecar Blues (Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Ride Review)
Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter has just opened its latest coaster, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and we review it!
We're joined by The Insider's Kirsten Acuna, who rode the Motorbike Adventure with Andrew.
Check out Kirsten's review of the ride (https://www.insider.com/hagrids-magical-creatures-motorbike-adventure-review-2019-6) and her report on the queue's easter eggs (https://www.insider.com/hagrids-magical-creatures-motorbike-adventure-easter-eggs-2019-6) ! And here's Andrew's review (https://www.hypable.com/hagrids-magical-creatures-motorbike-adventure-review/) on Hypable.
The ride's queue is intriguing: It's the ruins of Hogwarts, with inscriptions and art from students over the decades. It's here where Hagrid also birthed a Blast-Ended Skrewt.
Soooo about this Blast-Ended Skrewt: What large hole is spraying us while we're on the Motorbike Adventure???
Andrew and Kirsten review the ride, which is a thrilling technological marvel. And riding it at night is a whole different experience!
The fandom has a new debate on their hands: Is the Motorbike or Sidecar the better vehicle to ride in?
We take questions from Patreon supporters: How does this ride compare to the others? How intense is it?
In this week's Bonus MuggleCast (https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-mugglecast-27696613) , available exclusively on Patreon, we analyze the connection between Fawkes and Dumbledore, and what makes it so special.
This week's episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (For $80 off your first month, go to HelloFresh.com/MuggleCast80 and use promo code MuggleCast80) and the Harry Potter Figurine Collection (Visit HeroCollector.com/Wizards to get two figurines for $9.95, and free shipping).