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Oct 9, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Welcome to new host, Aurelia!
The Phoenix Register: Uhm, Dan Fogler's instagram?
→ "We're killing you, but you're gonna have fun!"
→ Will the death potion be important later?
→ What was the point of the Ilvermorny stories?
→ Mont Saint-Michel, magical or nah?
→ But can the Dursley's swim?
→ Does Grindelwald talk over French wizard prison?
→ Is the French Ministry at Versailles?
The Newt Case: The Graoully Dragon!
→ "They did NOT like this dragon."
→ "Going to France? Don't forget your Bishop and a cross."
→ Dragon hunting field trip, anyone?
→ ALL the fandom crossovers.

Podcast Question: Do you think Mont Saint-Michel could be in Fantastic Beasts 2, and if so, what could it be?
Sep 25, 2017

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Welcome Haley to the show!
→ "The Phoenix Register": Filming scenes at Hogwarts?
→ Apparently, we STILL need more Graves.
→ We want to see Nicolas Flamel.
→ "Look at this shiny rock I got!"
→ Does Grindelwald want the Philosopher's Stone?
→ "That's a pretty rock, but OLIVER WOOD!"
→ "Not with my pastries!"
→ Too many baguettes.
→ Giant baby Madame Maxime.
→ "So Veelas are okay because the patriarchy?"
→ "I wonder if Newt likes bananas."
→ "The Newt Case": The Golden Snidget!
→ #JusticeForSnidgets

PODCAST QUESTION: Who of the characters we discussed would you like to see in Paris in the second film, and would you classify Veela as beings or beasts?

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?