Mugglecast: The Harry Potter Podcast



MuggleCast is the most-listened to Harry Potter podcast online, and the only one to release on a regular and timely schedule. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners the most entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, and more!


  • Dobby Lobby (GOF Chapter 21, The House-Elf Liberation Front)

    09/04/2024 Duración: 01h26min

    On this week's episode, the band is back together! So grab your golden eggs and bring ‘em to the Gryffindor Common Room, because it’s a PAR-TAY and even the House-Elves are invited! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 21: The House-Elf Liberation Front 7-Word Summary: Shrieks and panic erupt from Gryffindor base Main Discussion #1: Blast-Ended Rita Ron or Hermione? Who has the better perspective after The First Task? Anxiety or Relief? How do feel about the The Second Task being three months away? We analyze the different student reactions to Harry opening his egg Sneaky Skeeter: Why is Rita so interested in speaking with Hagrid? What do we make of her tactics? Main Discussion #2: Tea Time With Dobby Who wore it better? Dobby or Mr. Weasley? What is it in Dobby’s character that makes him enjoy being free? What do we make of Winky’s current situation? Her perception of Dobby? Why did it take Dobby two years to come back to Hogwarts? Dobby is gettin' paid and time off! Does th

  • Accio, Golden Egg (GOF Chapter 20, The First Task)

    02/04/2024 Duración: 01h35min

    This week Chapter by Chapter returns as Harry faces off against the CLEARLY most-dangerous dragon. Join Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah and special Slug Club guest Catherine as they tackle Chapter 20 of Goblet of Fire, “The First Task.” Welcome to the show, Slug Club guest Catherine, who is a college professor of psychology! In the news: Helena Bonham Carter was asked about Miriam Margolyes’ recent, controversial remarks about adult Harry Potter fans! We discuss Helena's response. Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20: The First Task 7-Word Summary: Dragons are afoot inside Hogwarts’ grounds AHHHHHHH Harry “does the right thing” with Cedric. What does this tell us about his character? Mad-Eye Fakey’s dark detectors are going off, but not for the reason he says! Professor McGonagall is a mother figure to Harry, and we get an inkling of it in this chapter. Should the Triwizard Tournament feature four of the same dragon? Why does Ludo Bagman keep asking Harry to cheat? Harry and Ro

  • Girls Takeover, Part 2: How Motherhood Is A Core Theme in Harry Potter

    26/03/2024 Duración: 01h51min

    The ladies of MuggleCast are back for Part 2 of our Girls Takeover Series! This week we’re diving deeper into the roles of women as mothers, teachers, care givers, and warriors. We’re joined by our social media manager Chloé, transcriber manager Meg, and sister-podcast host Pam.  This week, we dive deeper into the roles of women as mothers we didn’t get to dig as deep into on our last installment.  We spend time ruminating on the show’s current position in Goblet of Fire, and give Hermione props for being the friend Harry needs, even if it’s not necessarily what Harry wants.  Did Merope Gaunt make the ultimate sacrifice out of love for her son?  Is Narcissa a good mother? We examine how being a good mother and being a good person are not mutually exclusive.  No matter the role examined, we continue to find that for the women in Harry Potter, motherhood is a core theme. Even women who don’t have children, they still serve mother-like roles in some capacity.  That’s right, even Umbridge represents a parti

  • How The Royal Family Influenced Rita Skeeter, and more MuggleMail

    19/03/2024 Duración: 01h30min

    This week, we're busting open the MuggleMail bag and listening to your voicemails on all things Goblet of Fire! So grab your (stuffed) Hungarian Horntail and Quick Quotes Quill and settle up for our latest installment, where we hear direct from you, our listeners! Controversy! Miriam Margolyes roasted Harry Potter fans in recent interview! The hosts react!  Voicemails cover Security at Gringotts, Portraits & Horcruxes, Rita Skeeter, Viktor Krum, Veelas and their ability to effect Voldemort and much more! A fantastic connection is made between Harry and Ron's divination homework and the three Triwizards Tasks! How do we feel about the way Rita Skeeter's character is first described? Did Dumbledoree see the name of the school Harry Potter was entered under for the Triwizard Tournament? If so, what was it? Could Dumbledore have used a tracking spell (Appare Vestigium) to find who placed Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire, much like how Newt was able to follow Tina in Crimes of Grindelwald? Why doesn't Bar

  • No Rest For Cousin Harry (GOF Chapter 19, The Hungarian Horntail) feat. Kierra Lewis

    12/03/2024 Duración: 01h04min

    This week it's into the woods we go as the MuggleCasters read and discuss Chapter 19 of Goblet of Fire, the Hungarian Horntail. And they are joined by someone who is reading the books for the very first time! Welcome to the show, TikTok icon Kierra Lewis! Harry Potter reaction videos from Kierra are reminding us how fun it was to read the Potter series for the first time! (Find her on Instagram and YouTube, too) Kierra tells us what it's like having hundreds of thousands and people following her reading the Harry Potter books, and how she has successfully avoided spoilers. Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19: The Hungarian Horntail 7-Word Summary: Karkaroff sneaks around Hogwarts suspiciously one night Hagrid invites Harry to a clandestine meeting in the woods, but it turns out that he's a third wheel. Harry watches as 8 grown wizards stun a dragon into submission. Is any ONE Triwizard champion in grave danger? Charlie Weasley warns Hagrid that he's counted the eggs of the drag

  • The Beetle Has Landed (GOF Chapter 18, The Weighing of the Wands)

    05/03/2024 Duración: 01h11min

    It's a tough week being The Chosen One! Join the hosts as they avoid insults from Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, stumble through Hogwarts classes, and hunker down in the nearest broom cupboard for an uncomfortable interview with Rita Skeeter! Welcome back, Pam! She co-hosts #Millennial Podcast with Andrew and Laura every Tuesday. Check it out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18: The Weighing of the Wands 7-Word Summary: Rita hijacks Harry’s innocence by broom closet Main Discussion #1: POTTERSTINKS Why is nothing being done about the mass-scale bullying towards Harry? We get the hate from Hufflepuff and Slytherin, but what's up with Ravenclaw? Why does Harry fail to recognize the effect his fame has on his friends? Would Harry actually have been able to cast the Cruciatus Curse on Snape? Main Discussion #2: The Beetle Has Landed How does the Quick Quotes Quill Work? Rita corners Harry in a closet! Where are the adult

  • Professor DUMB-ledore (GOF Chapter 17, The Four Champions)

    27/02/2024 Duración: 01h16min

    This week, join your Harry Potter friends by putting on your detective caps and trying to figure out who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire. And while you’re at it, can you call Ron a WAMBULANCE, please? Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 17: The Four Champions 7-Word Summary: Cedric fails to be the only Champion Main Discussion #1: WHO PUT YA NAME IN DA GOBLET OF FIYAH?! The hosts do their best Dumbledore impersonations Our primary suspects: Ludo Bagman, Igor Karkaroff and Mad-Eye Moody Why is Ludo behaving so mysteriously? Could Karkaroff be using the power of deflection? How is nobody picking up on what Moody/Crouch Jr.'s is putting down? Dumbledore asks Harry if he had another student put his name in on his behalf… WHAT?! Talk about the easiest way ever to break the rules! Other suspects include: Barty Crouch Sr, Severus Snape and... Madam Maxime?! How delicious is this moment for Barty Crouch Jr.? Mini Discussion: The Magical Contract Do we think it's fair Harry has

  • For the Love of Chicken Tendies (GOF Chapter 16, The Goblet of Fire)

    20/02/2024 Duración: 01h08min

    Arriving with the foreign visitors to Hogwarts is a whole new set of cuisine options in the Great Hall, and - like some of the MuggleCast hosts - Ron is having none of it! Fred and George attempt to hoodwink a 700-year-old cup and a 150-year-old headmaster, failing spectacularly. And the trio learn that Hagrid has a crush! Join us as we deep dive into Chaper 16 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "Goblet of Fire"! Welcome to our very special musical guest James Durbin, whose new single "Hallows" excites us in all the right ways! Also check out his website and follow him on Instagram Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16: The Goblet of Fire 7-Word Summary: Poliakoff wants eternal wine because Krum’s better Mini Discussion #1: Cultural differences at Hogwarts While Ron turns his nose up at French cuisine, the hosts discuss which foreign foods they most enjoy since growing up. The Beauxbatons students are laughed at for standin when Madame Maxime does. But isn't it just showing

  • Dumbledore the Matchmaker (GOF Chapter 15, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)

    13/02/2024 Duración: 01h08min

    This week, we find out which of our co-hosts should switch to Divination as their primary hobby as we check back in on our predictions about one another. In Chapter-by-Chapter, Harry develops a resistance to the Imperius Curse cast upon him repeatedly by Mad-Eye Fakey, who is TOTALLY casting those curses with the full knowledge and approval of Dumbledore... right? And, everybody's getting ready for the arrival of more students! Listen as Andrew, Eric, Micah and special Slug Club guest Katie tackle Chapter 15 of Goblet of Fire, "Beauxbatons and Durmstrang" Welcome Slug Club guest Katie to the show! Did our host predictions from last week net any accurate results? We check in. Spotify now lets users review individual episodes! Be kind to us and let us know what you liked! Coming up in Bonus MuggleCast, we play MuggleCast's first ever edition of The Snogging Club! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang 7-Word Summary: Foreigners arrive at the clean, squeaky

  • Constant, Never-Ceasing Vigilance (GOF Chapter 14, The Unforgivable Curses)

    06/02/2024 Duración: 01h25min

    CONSTANT VIGILANCE! On this week's episode of MuggleCast, you must be prepared for what awaits outside the walls of Hogwarts! Join us as we level up by learning the Unforgiveable Curses from a Death Eater-in-disguise, try our hand at Divination homework, and debate the rights of House-Elves! News covers: Details about the third Wizarding World land coming to Epic Universe and and some updates to Hogwarts Legacy! Bonus MuggleCast Alert: In May 2023, we spoke about what major ride we can expect in the Epic Universe land. And last month, we shared what we want to see Hogwarts Legacy add to the game. So, be sure to check them out at! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 14: The Unforgiveable Curses 7-Word Summary: Neville reacts in a panic .... Main Discussion #1: Mad-Eye Fakey's First Lesson  Do the hosts recall ever being so excited for a class because the professor’s reputation preceded them? We compare and constrast Mad-Eye and Umbridge's first lessons Does

  • Karma is Crookshanks Purring in My Lap (GOF Chapter 13, Mad-Eye Moody)

    30/01/2024 Duración: 01h18min

    This week, it’s a competence competition between several Hogwarts professors. As Harry attends his first day of his fourth year, we follow along and rank each class and its teacher. Finally, Draco bites off more than he can chew, and we remember that we love Barty Crouch, Jr. when he cosplays an ex-Auror. Join Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah as Chapter-by-Chapter covers Chapter 13 from Goblet of Fire, “Mad-Eye Moody.” In this week’s news, Deadline reports that the Harry Potter TV series is looking for its head writers. The hosts briefly speculate - Stay tuned for a Bonus MuggleCast in which we take a closer look at the writers under consideration. Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire Chapter 13: Mad-Eye Moody 7-Word Summary: Karma comes full ferret for Draco Malfoy Back in school, it’s time to rank the first lessons of the year and assess teachers’ competence! Micah asks: given the usefulness of Bubotuber pus, does Professor Sprout have a side hustle? What makes Sprout’s gross lesson soar, and

  • Mad-Eye Fakey (GOF Chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament)

    23/01/2024 Duración: 01h10min

    On this week's episode, the security nightmare meter is off the charts! Grab your galoshes and some treacle tart, and treat yourself to the rainy Sorting Ceremony of the 1994 school year at Hogwarts! Welcome back, Micah! We hear about his recent European travels to Paris and London, including a tease of an upcoming Bonus MuggleCast on the Harry Potter Studio Tour! Our official Etsy store now contains some special discount and bundled items, such as the Comfy Cozy Combo Pack! Fancy yourself some socks and a warm beanie? Check out the full assortment of items available now! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire Chapter 12: The Triwizard Tournament 7-Word Summary: Thunderstorms announce the arrival of Mad-Eye Fakey Main Discussion #1: The Teachers’ Precautions For The 1994 School Year Debating the First Years' arrival: safety vs. rite of passage Do we think the weather is foreshadowing the year ahead? If it weren’t for the intervention of The Giant Squid, would Dennis Creevey have drowned befo

  • Freshly Floo'd Toast (GOF Chapter 11, Aboard the Hogwarts Express)

    16/01/2024 Duración: 01h08min

    Choo Choo! It's time to return to Hogwarts as our Chapter-by-Chapter series continues with Goblet of Fire Chapter 11, "Aboard the Hogwarts Express." Join Andrew, Laura, Eric and Slug Club member Ning Xi as they dive deep into the topics that stand out on our latest reread. Our official Etsy store now contains some special discount and bundled items, such as the Comfy Cozy Combo Pack! Fancy yourself some socks and a warm beanie? Check out the full assortment of items available now! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire Chapter 11: Aboard the Hogwarts Express 7-Word Summary: Traveling by train proves informative for Harry Amos Diggory appears at the Burrow! In... the fireplace? Why!? What makes (and doesn't make) the Floo Network a fitting medium for the equivalent of telephone communications? The hosts all examine. The toast Molly offers is Eric's "I love magic" moment. Mad-Eyes and misdirection abound. Does the fact that Arthur and Dumbledore like Alastor Moody make us more likely, or less,

  • Rita Skeeter: A Voice For Potter Podcasters (GOF Chapter 10, Mayhem at the Ministry)

    09/01/2024 Duración: 01h24min

    Happy New Year! It's our first episode of 2024 and we’ll be watching our words carefully, lest Rita Skeeter twists any of our statements to create some hot goss for The Daily Prophet! Welcome officially to MuggleCast: 19 years later! The MuggleCast Overstock Store is open again! This is where you can buy MuggleCast merch and help support the show! And we have an update: It’s cold in the Northern Hemisphere, so MuggleCast is helping you out this winter with the MuggleCast Beanie and Socks Comfy Cozy Combo Pack: Purchase this new combo set for $25 – it’s cheaper than buying the socks and beanie separate, and you’ll be warm on both ends of your muggle body for winter! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10: Mayhem At The Ministry 7-Word Summary: Arthur laments over a problematic news cycle Main Discussion #1: The Aftermath Security Nightmare! Why did any witch or wizard hang around after the Death Eater attack? Evacuation plans should’ve been in place and activated! We examine the ex

  • Welcome to MuggleCast!

    02/01/2024 Duración: 29s

    MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Harry Potter fandom! Join us every Tuesday as we discuss each book in the series. We are currently hosting a fascinating Chapter-by-Chapter re-read in which we dive deep into the characters, plot, themes, and foreshadowing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • What Harry Potter Fans Have To Look Forward to in 2024

    02/01/2024 Duración: 41min

    We'll be back to normal episodes next week! In the mean time, enjoy this Bonus MuggleCast installment from our Patreon! In this installment, we discuss all that happened in 2023 (it's more than we remembered!) and what we have to look forward to in 2024 and beyond for Harry Potter fans! We are thrilled always to make it through another year with our listeners and look forward to what exciting developments are in store for the future. Thank you for an EXCELLENT 2023! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Favorite Headcannons: Holiday Edition

    26/12/2023 Duración: 24min

    What would an upgraded, Wizard version of Santa Claus look like? Would he have any need for reindeer, or could he Apparate? This and other holiday-related questions are the focus of our last bonus MuggleCast segment for 2023! We also discuss non-Christmas holiday representation, and how many times "Santa" appeared in canon.  For two brand new Bonus MuggleCast installments every month, become a Patron or sign up for our paid Apple Podcasts subscription! We couldn't do this show without your support, so thank you in advance! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • 639: Christmas Lights or Chaos? (GOF Chapter 9: The Dark Mark)

    19/12/2023 Duración: 01h16min

    On this week's episode of MuggleCast, we're wrapping up 2023 at the Quidditch World Cup! Grab your best pair of running shoes and dont forget your wand (*cough* Harry *cough*), as we try to avoid Death Eaters, Veela and annoying Ministry officials! *Please note that we discuss some heavy topics in this episode and while we certainly pride ourselves on being a family-friendly podcast, the content may not be suitable for all ages.* Happy Holidays and New Year to all of our listeners! It’s our final episode of 2023, but don't fret because we'll be releasing a couple of bonus segments over the break! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 9: The Dark Mark 7-Word Summary: Winky struggles to explain herself to Crouch Main Discussion #1: Death Eaters & The Dark Mark Death Eaters & Terrorism: Voldemort's followers use the Quidditch World Cup celebration to cause mass hysteria The Death Eaters are dressed in hooded cloaks with masks, and are marching in a clan-like formation. We discuss si

  • 638: Nothing About Quidditch Is Fair (GOF Chapter 8, The Quidditch World Cup)

    12/12/2023 Duración: 01h03min

    The Quidditch World Cup is a security nightmare! (Are you really surprised?) This week, the MuggleCasters dive in (from no less a height than the Top Box) to discussion about rogue mascots and classism as we discuss Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, "The Quidditch World Cup." Thanks to all who listen to our podcast on Spotify! You made our Wrapped something special. Reminder to check out The MuggleCast Overstock Store for any last-minute holiday gifts you may be seeking! Give the gift of MuggleCast merch to you and yours! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8: The Quidditch World Cup 7-Word Summary: Athletes compete vigorously against their formidable opponents Main Discussion #1: House-Elves return! Harry thinks he sees Dobby. But how exactly does Winky know Dobby? Are Dobby's ideas of being paid for his work too radical, or is Winky too conservative or downtrodden? And why is it a bad thing that Dobby remains free? We also get a reunion of sorts between Luciu

  • 637: Crouchy Ouchy (GOF Chapter 7, Bagman and Crouch) feat. Fantasy Fangirls

    05/12/2023 Duración: 01h25min

    Grab your plainest clothing, because we’re journeying to the Quidditch World Cup under cover and meeting Ludo the Gamblin' Man and Grouchy Crouchy! Join Andrew, Eric, Micah, Laura and our friends Lexi and Nicole from Fantasy Fangirls for a camping trip you won't soon forget! Welcome, the hosts of Fantasy Fangirls, Nicole and Lexi! Fantasy Fangirls is currently covering Fourth Wing / Iron Flame, which has been one of the most popular book series this year! Follow them for hours of entertainment on Instagram and TikTok! Lexi leaves everyone in awe as she rattles off every Goblet of Fire chapter from memory! And yes, she can do the entire series from Sorcerer's Stone to Deathly Hallows - a fantastic holiday party trick! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7: Bagman and Crouch 7-Word Summary: Arriving at the campsite makes much happen  Main Discussion #1: Hiding the Quidditch World Cup from Muggles How does Arthur Weasley not know how Muggle money works? What is the lasting impact

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