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Aug 27, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ #NoFanShaming
The Phoenix Register: MuggleNet Live! is almost here!
→ Jude-ception.
→ Grindelwald is Mrs. Norris.
→ "So you're gay, right?"
→ "That poor little chicken nugget..."
→ David Bowie the singing Bowtruckle.
→ A Fantastic Beasts theme park?
→ We NEED Jacob's bakery.
→ Ride a boat with Newt!
→ "I'm gonna buy that cup!"
→ The Time-Turner: Josephine Baker!
→ "I wonder if Newt likes bananas?"
The Newt Case: The Tailypo!
→ A scary story with Michael...

PODCAST QUESTION: If they added a Fantastic Beasts portion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, what would you want to see?

Aug 27, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ #NoFanShaming
The Phoenix Register: MuggleNet Live! is almost here!
→ Jude-ception.
→ Grindelwald is Mrs. Norris.
→ "So you're gay, right?"
→ "That poor little chicken nugget..."
→ David Bowie the singing Bowtruckle.
→ A Fantastic Beasts theme park?
→ We NEED Jacob's bakery.
→ Ride a boat with Newt!
→ "I'm gonna buy that cup!"
→ The Time-Turner: Josephine Baker!
→ "I wonder if Newt likes bananas?"
The Newt Case: The Tailypo!
→ A scary story with Michael...

PODCAST QUESTION: If they added a Fantastic Beasts portion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, what would you want to see?

Aug 14, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ 10 years later?
→ The Phoenix Register: Sasqueenie!
→ The great mystery of Diskid...
→ Grindelwald is basically Count Olaf.
→ "Welcome to my big gay circus!"
→ "He's a broken wizard..."
→ "How about NO ONE DIES?!"
→ In stories, death has to mean something.
→ Credence will be saved by Chocolate Frogs.
→ Will Dumbledore become a mentor to Credence?
→ "You ruined my circus time!"
→ The Time-Turner: Beauxbatons!
→ Adventures with Credence and his French boyfriend.
→ The Newt Case: The Obscurus!
→ Getting on a boat—REMIX!

PODCAST: Do you think Credence and Dumbledore will interact in the next films? If so, how?


Jul 30, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ We’ve got the answers to the universe.
The Phoenix Register: “We’ve reached peak MuggleNet Live!”
→ “Mary Grandpre is the OG.”
→ Manticores on Chopped?
→ “Did I need it? Nope. Did I buy it? Yep.”
→ Alfonso Croissant, our newest Niffler.
→ Secret magic circus tents.
→ “THIS. But with WANDS.”
→ Why must women work twice as hard to prove themselves?
→ If only Tina could punch us in the face…
→ “He’s just BUSY.”
→ The Indiana Jones of teeth.
→ Hermione… Mother of House Elves.
The Time-Turner: More historical Wizard Cards!
→ Mirabella Plunkett. WOMP.
The Newt Case: Fairies!
→ Fairy dolphin people are a thing.

PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think Tina has a narrative advantage over Hermione because she is the main character’s love interest?

Jul 17, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Alison's finally on an episode!
→ The Phoenix Register
: New illustrated Fantastic Beasts covers!
→ Because yes, you need more copies...
 Who's dressed in a filly tutu?!
→ Have we seen the last of the Shaws?
→ Casting announcements!
→ J.K. Rowling can do better. #RepresentationMatters
→ Name etymologies for days!
→ "We learned it from the twitter."
→ Fantastic... feasts?
→ Did Grindelwald start a gang in jail?
→ Does Newt know about the hallows?
→ "It's the camping all over again!"
→ The Time-Turner
: Circuses and the 1920s!
→ It wasn't always acrobatics...
The Newt Case: The Sphinx!
→ "They eat themselves or jump off a cliff."


PODCAST QUESTION: What do you think of the new casting news and plot details that were released?
Jul 2, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ It's SpeakBeasty: The Musical! 
→ The Phoenix Register: The Teen Choice Awards! 
→ Lots of nominated beasts. 
→ Harry Potter turns 20. 
→ Could Newt's story have survived without Harry's? 
→ "It's AcoroMANtula, not AcromanTULa." 
→ Severus Weasley and Cinderella Black? 
→ "It was I who dropped the piano!" 
→ Ron vs Jacob: "They're both fluffy bunnies." 
→ The SpeakBeasty strudel cleanse. 
→ We decided on the topic of episode 240... 
→ "Six shots and a brain exploder." 
→ Gnarlak Jerkbutt! 
→ The Time-Turner: Michael's Wizard Cards! 
→ Norvel Twonk and the Barry Manilow of vampires... 
→ The Newt Case: We gonna talk about Sasquatch. 
→ Sasquatch needs a Teen Choice award.

PODCAST QUESTION: What other famous historical witches and wizards from Jo's canon do you think we'll see in the films?

Jun 19, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Cosplay and Sasquatch Hunts at MuggleNet Live!
→ The Phoenix Register
: The screenplay is done!
→ Go get cast in the movie!
→ "Yates don't care!"
→ Rolf took after grandpa.
→ Why wasn't Newt a person of color?
→ More sister dynamic please!
→ Alohobeasty? Speakmora!
→ "But mom, I'm gonna go see pretty animals!"
→ Newt goes Into the Woods.
We venture into fan-ficy territory.
→ Newt as a father figure to Credence?
"Or what if there was a bakery?"
→ The Time-Turner
: History of Father's Day!
→ "It's not about cards and candy..."
The Newt Case: The Acromantula!
→ "Spiders can't be trusted."
→ "WAIT! Guuuuuyyyyssss."

Podcast Question: What kind of relationship will Newt and Theseus have?

Jun 6, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ We're LIVE at MISTI-Con!
→ What would Newt's boggart be?
→ Everything is Graves...
→ Uncle Newt?!
→ Obama DEFINITELY knew about wizards.
→ We want more wizard schools!
→ Hogwarts study abroad?
→ What was Grindelwald's motivation.
→ Credence is an atomic bomb.
→ The manipulation of Credence is the saddest.
→ Horcruxes vs obscurials.
→ We've traded in Hamilton for Moana.
→ Jo's great at her psychological metaphors.
→ The movies should end with the Billywig.

May 22, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ "We've been here before..."
The Phoenix Register
CDs are here to make us feel old.
→ "For sure and seven years ago."
→ Send Ariel graduation smash cakes.
→ Every permutation of 19 years later...
→ Johnny Depp feels lucky, but do we?
→ How we relate to Harry and Newt is different, but the same.
→ Casual reminder that Jo isn't a casting director.
→ Cursed what? Cursed who?
→ "Theseus, Theseus, Theseussss!"
→ Filch is here to sweep and be angry.
→ The Time-Turner
Heroes of the 20s & 30s!
→ Mary Poppins is a Time Lady.
The Newt Case
The nundu!
→ "The most lethal-gonna-kill-ya beast."
→ "That is quite some halitosis."
→ Fantastic Beasts and the Return of Frank.


PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think Newt was, is, or will be a "better protagonist" than Harry?

May 7, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Guest hosts, galore!
The Phoenix Register: Newt's patronus?!
→ Is the patronus Leta? Tina's hat? Graves?
→ Discount Buckbeak and Baby Groot.
→ "Don't say magic is the reason!"
→ Callum Turner as Thesues?
→ Jo still doesn't know how to math.
→ Theseus is in ALL the Houses!
→ "Salazar Slytherin was kind of an a-hole."
→ "Legit wizard, or nah?"
→ Were Leta and Theseus friends?
The Time-Turner: Germany leading up to WWII.
→ History is scary, sometimes.
The Newt Case: The Brazilian caipora!
→ "Here! I lit your cigar, now go away!"

PODCAST QUESTION: Which House do you think Theseus was in and why?

Apr 23, 2017


This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ "Long ago, the four hosts lived in harmony..."
The Phoenix Register: We have our Dumbledore!
→ Rogue One: A Graves Story?

→ "I want FULL Jude Law."


→ "Screw wands! Time for fisticuffs!"
→ Dumbledore's queerness matters.
→ What will Dumbledore's timeline be like?
→ Dumbledore = Luke Skywalker?
→ "I loved you once. Now I don't. Prepare to die."
→ Will Aberforth show up in the series?
→ We're accidentally a Star Wars podcast today.
→ The Time-Turner: 
Gays in Paris!
→ Oscar Wilde and Dumbledore would be a great couple.

The Newt Case: The phoenix!
→ Did Newt give Fawkes to Dumbledore?
→ Ewan McGregor should play Hedwig's grandma.

PODCAST QUESTION: Jude Law as Dumbledore—beard or no beard? Tell us why or why not!

Apr 9, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

The Phoenix Register: The DVD is OFFICIALLY here!
→ The inside of Newt's case is actually a Target.
→ Schrödinger's fantastic beast?
→ Ariel impressions.
→ Why some scenes hit the cutting room floor.
→ Grindelwald will be defeated by a tea kettle to the head.
→ Is the Elder Wand in Boise?
→ Dan Stevens is a fantastic beast. *wink*
→ Get your own niffler named Pastries!
The Time-Turner: The Great Depression in the USA!
→ "The Great Depression started in America, as all great things do..."
The Newt Case: The Bunyip!
→ EVERYTHING'S a Bunyip!

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Mar 26, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Hayley's back to guest host!
The Phoenix Register: DVDs, audiobooks, and a new introduction!
→ Why was Newt's best line cut from the film?
→ What's left to be declassified?
→ Mercy Lewis and Deliverance Dane were REAL.
→ Moldy Voldy's three headed horcrux?
→ Did Dumbledore write for wizarding BuzzFeed?
→ Shout out to Boise.
→ We could all use some wakey-up brew...
→ #BasicWitch
→ Dorcus strikes again!
→ The Time-Turner:
Paris during World War II!
→ How will pre-WWI Paris affect Newt's next adventure?

The Newt Case: The Quintaped!
→ 5 out of 5 Moms agree: do not go near this beast.
→ "Two households, both alike in magic!"
→ Will Newt sing at the Moulin Rouge?

PODCAST QUESTION: How much effect do you think the muggle world events will have on Newt's story in the wizarding world?

Mar 12, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Guest host Steph is back!
→ Awkward editing is awkward.
→ "Hi, I'm Grindy!" 
→ Mary-Lou, a barebones character. EYY.
→ Origins of the Salem Witches Institute!
→ "You can't magic with us."
→ We know who knows...
The Time-Turner: Salem Witch Trials 2.0!
→ "It was a bad time to be a Sarah..."
→ DO NOT try witches cakes.
It's hard out here for a witch.
→ Never trust a Batholomew...

The Newt Case: The Runespoor!
→ We're basically a 90s sitcom.
→ Is it a patronus, though?
→ Magical cones of shame.

PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think the real events of the Salem Witch Trials validate or take away from J.K. Rowling's explanation of the Second Salemers?

Feb 26, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ And now, the weather...
The Phoenix RegisterFantastic Beasts won a BAFTA!
→ Give the coats an Oscar.
→ Porpentina Esther Goldstein.
→ Is Newt an orphan?
→ "It's Harry Potter. Everyone is dead."
→ What's the deal with Tina's locket?
→ "It all connects back to Legos."
→ Tina takes on Grindelwald. NBD.
→ Graves is Barb from Stranger Things.
"Hop on a ship and follow him!"
→ Leta's like, "I'm gay."
The Time-Turner: The Statue of Liberty!
→ She stands for more than you thought she did.
The Newt Case: The White River Monster of Arkansas!
→ Magical alligator, snapping turtle, or elephant seal?

Feb 12, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ This episode is 30, flirty, and thriving.
→ "The Phoenix Register": Audio books & DVD releases!
→ We're in love with the Ilvermorny song.
→ Ariel speaks Thunderbird.
→ Might we see Nicholas Flamel in the films?
→ Too many Jasons.
→ Who should play Theseus? Ed Sheeran or Jennifer Garner?
→ Queenie is basically everything.
→ Did she keep her Legilimency a secret at school?
→ Is there a Fantastic Beasts version of My Immortal yet?

→ Next movie, we want more Ilvermorny!
→ “The Time-Turner”: A 1926 apocalypse?!
→ Thank a priest in Scotland for War of the Worlds.
→ "The Newt Case": The Antipodean Opaleye!
→ Snarkiest segment yet brought to you by Eleanor.

Jan 29, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Sophie and Elayna are here!
The Phoenix Register: Fantastic Oscars and how to win them.
→ Meryl Streep could play Grindelwald!
→ We're recommending everything...
→ Zoe Kravitz "knows nothing".
→ What awaits Seraphina in movie two?
→ Magical Hall of Presidents!
→ JKR likes dropout protagonists.
→ Yay literature!
→ The universe of these films need more diversity.
→ #SeraphinaDeservesBetter
The Time-Turner: Women's marches in the 1910's!
→ Get it together, world.
The Newt Case: Unicorns!
→ Bob the unicorn, friend of Frank.


Jan 15, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Which Houses are Dan & Jacob in?
→ "The Phoenix Register": New book covers unveiled!
→ Scratch and sniff editions next?
→ Is Newt Scamander a super spy?
→ Paris, the city of love and pastries...
→ Niffler pocket dimensions?
→ Grindelwald to be defeated by nifflers.
→ Dan approves of Pastries!!
→ Opening a chain of Kowalski Bakeries.
→ Jacob = Indiana Jones.
→ Does Jacob remember Queenie?
→ “The Time-Turner”: World War I.
→ Punching Nazis and fighting the Huns.
→ "The Newt Case": The Occamy!
→ What would Jacob name his Occamy?


Jan 1, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Listener Ann guest hosts!
→ Happy New Year!
The Phoenix Register: The DVD is out in April!
→ “It’s called Capitalism, Shannen!”
→ Tina belongs in every house.
→ Death potion? Good times.
→ Newt as the Crocodile Hunter?
→ “A sad fic waiting to happen…”
→ How to get on Jacob’s level.
→ Did Newt and Leta have a platonic friendship?
→ Good old Newtles.
The Time Turner: Holidays in the 1920s!
→ “Christmas was more flammable!”
The Newt Case: Kelpies!
→ Water horse demon things.

PODCAST QUESTION: Which character would you like us to discuss at length next episode and why?

Dec 18, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Aaron is back to guest host!
→ Submit your smash cake videos.
→ Shannen is a British baby.
→ "Why is this tomato on my PB&J?"
→ is LIVE!
→ Richard Ayoade for Dumbledore!
→ Is the Swooping Evil master of the Elder Wand? 
→ We predicted Pokemon Go
→ "Run outside and grab a squirrel."
→ Moment of silence for Newt's tea kettle.
→ Dwyane Johnson as Grindelwald?
→ Hodags and Hide-Behinds, our newest band.
→ "The Newt Case": The Tarasque!
→ "It's the fruit salad of beasts."



Dec 4, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Claire, Eleanor, and Sophie share initial reactions!
→ Is Newt trying to forget Leta?
→ What's Mary Lou’s motive?
→ #BringBackColin
→ Claire’s got a theory…
→ Whose wand is it anyway?
→ “That’s not how the justice system works…”
→ What's up with that death potion?
→ Does Newt shave?
→ Needs more Graves.
→ We're STILL obsessed with coats.
→ "The Newt Case:" The Erumpent!
→ Eddie's mating dance is everything. 


Nov 20, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ The game has changed on midnight releases.
→ "It felt like going home..."
→ "It's a better movie because it was MADE to be a movie."
 Zootopia: A Fantastic Beasts prequel?
→ "Your mom's an erumpent!"
Fantastic Beasts pick-up lines.
→ Newt's dance. The new bend and snap?
→ #JusticeForCredence
→ Haircuts spoil everything.
→ "Shut up BERNADETTE!"
→ Emotionally destroyed by wand umbrellas.
→ "Make it rain, Frank!"


Nov 13, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ We saw “Fantastic Beasts” and...
→ WE LOVE IT!! Kat and Amy join us for a SPOILER FREE review!
→ “Jo’s fingerprints are all over it.”
→ Better than the Harry Potter films?
→ Will this be the film to win Jo an Oscar?
→ Screenplay a MUST READ, says Eddie Redmayne.
→ MUCH darker than “Potter”.
→ The niffler is a “crap ton of fun”.
→ David Heyman is our fave.
→ We tried on the “Fantastic Beasts” Hot Topic gear!
→ The black carpet was magical…
→ Warwick Davis is making a fandom documentary!
→ “If you thought it was over, it’s only just starting again…”

Nov 6, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

SpeakBeasty listener Laine guest hosts!
→ "We only podcast to make puns..."
→ “The Phoenix Register”: More on The Blind Pig!
→ Could Graves be a Snape?
→ Buckbeak is our spirit animal, AND OUR GUEST HOST?!
→ "That was a dramatic situation I made up."
→ "Monumentous? Is that even a word?"
→ Fantastic Beasts 2 will be set in France!
→ The French called the '20s the "crazy years".
→ Eleanor gives a better history lesson than your professors.
→ “The Time-Turner”: Politics of the '20s!
→ Do wizards vote?
→ “The Newt Case”: The Kraken! It gets weird...
→ Fantastic Beasts in Atlantis?!

Oct 23, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Sophie & Claire are here with BIG news!
→ Casually meeting J.K. Rowling with a few hundred people.
→ “The Phoenix Register”: FIVE MOVIES! POSTERS! EMOJIS!
→ "I learned that from the podcast!"
→ Mary-Lou and her evil centerpieces.
→ Monday—do nefarious things...
→ We're still obsessed with Graves' coat.
→ Stephen Hawking & Dumbledore save the world?
→ Will we see the wizarding side of World War II?
→ Is Graves the next big bad?
→ Newt’s like “No!” and Graves is like “I don’t care.”
SPOILER ALERT: We discuss the first ten minutes of the film!
→ “The Time-Turner”: Jazz & the music of the 20's!
→ This isn't just Harry's world anymore...
→ “The Newt Case”: The Clabbert! Cute or creepy?

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