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MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

Podcast MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
Podcast MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast


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  • 580: Sorting Too Soon (Sorcerer's Stone, Chapters 7 - 8)
    On this week's episode, we are joined by Potter film actor and director Rohan Gotobed! He joins Andrew, Eric, Laura, and Micah as they continue their Chapter-by-Chapter readthrough of Sorcerer's Stone, covering Chapters 7 and 8! Harry is sorted into Gryffindor House, and learns that Snape really hates him! Welcome to the show, film and theater actor Rohan Gotobed, who you might recognize from playing Young Sirius Black in DH2! Main Discussion #1: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat 7-Word Summary: Students arrive into the Great Hall nervously Is the Sorting Ceremony too much pressure for First Years? Should there be something easier or a private ceremony? Why is the hat kept a secret from all students and possibly not even mentioned in Hogwarts, a History? We know Hermione checked... Americans struggle with British terms example 4,723, as McGonagall tells the students to 'smarten themselves up.' New Segment Alert: The hosts play "MAX That!" bringing an element from the chapter to life as a new Harry Potter streaming series Harry has a dream that the hosts find to be VERY illuminating. Was it right for Seamus' mom to keep her magical secret from his dad? Rohan pays tribute to all of Harry's peers who made it to the Sorting Ceremony but were never seen again... Main Discussion #2: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 8: The Potions Master 7-Word Summary: Eagerly Harry begins classes with angry teacher  What were our first impressions of McGonagall, Sprout, Flitwick and Snape? New Segment: Mini Origin, where we dive into the name Quirinus and Quirrell in an effort to understand him better. Snape speaks of potions very romantically, but is he overcompensating for the lost romance of Harry's mom? The ability to spot exactly where a potion went wrong is impressive, but Snape should not be teaching students. Harry seeks refuge at Hagrid's hut, and the hosts describe their in-school hideout locations. The hosts reveal their coveted 'Most Valuable Character/Chapter of the Week' award nominees. Next Week: it's our first Muggle Mailbag episode since starting our Chapter-By-Chapter! Quizzitch: According to Book 1, if you’re in the Great Hall facing the staff table, from LEFT to RIGHT what is the order in which the houses are seated? This week's episode is brought to by The Happiness Lab Project, ( Get a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale at Thanks to for sponsoring the show!), and BetterHelp (Get 10% off your first month at
  • 579: Stop the Huffle-Hate! (Sorcerer's Stone, Chapters 4 - 6)
    On this week's episode, Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapters 4 - 6 of Sorcerer's Stone! Join us as Harry learns he's a wizard, ventures to Diagon Alley and boards the Hogwarts Express for the very first time! Plus, we meet Hagrid, Ron, Hermione, Draco and more! It's been a big week in the UK. Andrew and Laura covered the good and bad that comes with The Queen and the new Prime Minister in their latest episode of #Millennial! Follow the show for free in your favorite podcast app for more fun like we have on MuggleCast! Main Discussion #1: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 4: Keeper of the Keys 7-Word Summary: Suddenly, Hagrid bursts through the door... BAM! You're a wizard, Harry!  Does Petunia’s angry response hint at her own desire to have become a wizard? Do we find Hagrid to be convincing in his claims about Harry and his parents? Main Discussion #2: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 5: Diagon Alley 7-Word Summary: Magic is being shown in the shops  Harry enters the Wizarding World for the first time! Irresponsible Hagrid: is he the right person for this job? What is with all of the Hufflepuff hatred? Inside Ollivander's: Does Harry's wand foreshadow his Hogwarts House? This scene also explains Harry's scarf colors on the U.K. cover! What do we make of Harry's Impostor Syndrome towards the end of the chapter? Main Discussion #3: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 6: The Journey From Platform 9 3/4 7-Word Summary: Aboard the train Harry meets the Weasleys  Worst to First: From The Dursleys to The Weasleys Ron & Harry: Bros forever at first sight What are Harry's first impressions of Hermione? The hosts give their Most Valuable Chapter or Wizard of the Week Next Week: Sorcerer's Stone, Chapters 7-9 Quizzitch: From which vault number does Hagrid retrieve the philosopher's/sorcerer's stone? This week's episode is brought to you by Backbone (visit to order your Backbone, for a limited time, and get FREE access to over 350 console games and perks), Masterclass (get 15% off an annual membership at and Indeed (visit to start hiring now).
  • 578: Chapter by Chapter Begins! Harry Deserves a Zoo Day (Sorcerer's Stone, Chapters 1-3)
    This week on MuggleCast we bring back the most heavily listener-requested segment, Chapter by Chapter! Join Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah as they begin Sorcerer's / Philosopher's Stone with Chapters 1, 2 and 3! Our read-through of the Potter series contains segments both old AND new (complete with sound effects) and the hosts are all much older now than when they first started more than 16 years ago! On this week's episode: Chapter by Chapter is rebooted! We first started the segment March 19, 2006 on Episode 31 (transcript here). What to expect from CbyC includes: 7 Word Summaries, the same (but older) hosts, and brand new segments and games. Main Discussion Part 1: Sorcerer's Stone Chapter One, "The Boy Who Lived." 7 Word Summary: Vernon thinks that people are behaving oddly Eric asks, "What are the wizards and witches thinking?! The Statute of Secrecy is at stake here!" Laura makes an excellent point about what humans do after being cooped up and being afraid for long. Was it safe for Dumbledore to leave Harry unattended on a doorstep overnight? Despite the magical protection, we ask, WERE the Dursleys the best option for Dumbledore to choose? Why didn't Albus raise Harry himself? Main Discussion Part 2: Chapter Two, "The Vanishing Glass." 7 Word Summary: Dudley can’t understand why he sucks badly Having read the whole series, how do we account for the magic that Harry did when he was young? Where exactly did the "Vanished" glass go? In the book, it is not put back. Would the zoo be able to stay in business after such an incident? The hosts get depressed about the Dursleys' abuse of Harry, which hits differently now! Main Discussion Part 3: Chapter Three, "The Letters From No One." 7 Word Summary: Chaos awaits the Dursleys everywhere and above How is it exactly that the letters change addresses for Harry? Is Vernon right, and are the Dursleys being watched? Why don't Petunia and Vernon just tell Harry who/what he is? Why are they SO resistant? The hosts play What If? regarding Harry opening his Hogwarts letter while in the foyer. Most Valuable Chapter/Character of the Week returns Next week's Quizzitch question: Who are the four known members of Dudley’s Gang, from Chapter 3 of Book 1? On next week's episode: Chapters 4-6 of Harry Potter Book One This week's episode is brought to you by Indeed (Go to to start hiring now), BetterHelp (Go to and get 10% off your first month), and MeUndies (Go to for 20% off your first order)
  • 577: Back to Hogwarts! We're Teaching Our Own Magical Lessons!
    To celebrate going Back to Hogwarts, each MuggleCaster brings their own Hogwarts Lesson to the table, and you better pay attention because House Points are up for grabs.  Class is now in session! Welcome Slug Club member, Robbie! Check out his wand collection on Instagram! Main Discussion: Build Your Own Hogwarts Lesson as a new year at the school kicks off. Professor Andrew teaches about the Hogwarts Express in History of Magic. Spend Muggle Studies with Professor Eric Professor Laura introduces us to Proper Spell Enunciation Explore International Wizarding Cultures with Professor Micah Professor Robbie drops some serious Wandlore knowledge on us all! Beware of pop quizzes, homework and security nightmares! Quizzitch:  From what neighborhood does Harry first (accidentally) hail the Knight Bus? On next week's episode: Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Chapters 1-3 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! This week's episode is brought to you by Upside (download the FREE Upside App and use promo code mugglecast to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more) and BetterHelp (get 10% off your first month at
  • 576: How Are Spells Created? Discussing the Physics of Harry Potter
    On this week's episode, the subject of many a late night with Laura and her boyfriend is made into a main discussion for MuggleCast as the hosts and Marc talk through the physics of Harry Potter! Surely magical objects don't come from 'nowhere,' and there must be a magical cost for doing magic somehow? Those big questions and more are our target as Andrew, Eric, Laura, Micah and Marc put on their thinking caps and dive in! Welcome to this week's special guest, Laura's boyfriend Marc! Marc is a game designer with a passion for physics. A new trailer for Hogwarts Legacy has debuted, and we now know what all versions of the game will cost us. You might need to break into Gringotts to be able to afford the Collectors Edition!? Main Discussion: The physics of Harry Potter Just what is 'physics' and what answers does the study of physics seek to find? In the Wizarding World, is there a cost for doing magic? What kind of magic seems limitless, and what kind does not? Where does magical ability come from and how does it work? Are new magical spells created, or discovered? Next the MuggleCasters ask: where does the food come from, and where does your sh** go? What do our known laws (such as conservation of mass) have in common with Gamp's known laws of Elemental Transfiguration? We go point by point. Does the Vanishing Charm break down an object's atoms, or teleport it to a different dimension? In this week's Bonus MuggleCast available exclusively to Patrons, the hosts examine the physics of some magical objects including Invisibility Cloaks, Time Turners and Dumbledore's Deluminator. Quizzitch: In Year 4, What does Ron smush in anger after Draco taunts him about having inside-Ministry information regarding the TriWizard Tournament? Next week's episode: The hosts are building their own Hogwarts lesson! Come prepared for lectures and a pop quiz! This week's episode is brought to you by Backbone! Go to NOW to order your Backbone. For a limited  time, and get FREE access to over 350 console games and perks.

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