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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

Join Amy and Ariel as they discuss our favorite 'Puff with special guest Peyton Kennedy!

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ You probably know Peyton from her role as Kate Messner on Everything Sucks!, or as Betty on Grey's Anatomy. But most importantly, she's a huge Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fan.
→ It's the Puffiest episode ever.
→ A lot of controversy over hoots and flapping.
Owl Post: Responses to Episode 75’s podcast question! Why do fans say they liked this movie even though they had major problems with it? 
→ Movie 3: Return of the Shaws
→ Just make another movie that shows their daily lives together. 
→ We are still angry about Queenie. 
→ Do Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts have two different audiences?
Main Discussion: Our deep dive into Newt's character!
→ “He’s so awkward. It’s fantastic.” 
→ It’s great to see a male character who is able to be vulnerable.
→ “You're doing amazing, sweetie."
→ Will the movies stay focused on Newt and "the quartet?"
→ "If Newt leaves, we riot."
→ "The goodest person ever."
Time Turner: History of the Times Square ball drop!

Podcast Question: What do you think is in store for Newt's character in the upcoming films?

Dec 16, 2018

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→We discuss the filming process with special guest, James Payton!
→James played Frank Longbottom in Order of the Phoenix and Adolf Hitler in Captain America: The First Avenger. He was also a stand-in in Fantastic Beasts 1 and 2!
→ The Phoenix Register: Check out our crossover episode with Hogwarts Radio! Plus, Lizzie got to attend the Paris premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald
→ These actors are all about the fans. 
Owl Post: Come to Pittsburgh for French fry sandwiches. Is it hard to #ProtectTheSecrets? Is the skull hookah a real skull? Plus, James will fight you if you try to take his right arm.
→ What is the work of a stand-in like?
→ “He could light a brick and make it look like Audrey Hepburn.” 
→ What’s the difference between working on the “Potter” universe and the “Marvel” universe? 
→ Eddie is a lovely, hardworking man. (We are shocked.) 
→ Take any stories you hear from set with a pinch of salt. 
→ “The important thing is to have adventures.” 
→ We have collectively lost our minds. 
→ In conclusion, everyone loves Ezra. 

Podcast Question: What does the Wizarding World mean to you?

Dec 7, 2018

On this special crossover episode between SpeakBeasty and Hogwarts Radio:

 

  • What were our takeaways from Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • Would this story have been better as books first, films second?
  • Big reasons why people liked/disliked the movie
  • How did we manage to appreciate the film the first and second time around? Were we able to catch more details after multiple viewings or were we still confused?
  •  Why all the negativity? Are the fans concerned with J.K. Rowling’s ability to tell a story?
  • There is a clear division in the fandom and some fans are scared that will drive us apart.
  • We pick out some of the top moments in the screenplay that highlight and accent the film.
  • The hosts agree, the screenplay provided a good amount of context for certain scenes. 
  • Is Baby Corvus still alive and if so have we already been introduced to him?
  • Segments from each podcast make it into this week’s show. We go into “The Newt Case” and play “Amortentia, Avada Kedavra, Imperio.”

 

Dec 2, 2018

Join Aureo, Michael, and Shannen as they share their reactions to Crimes of Grindelwald!

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Aurelia may or may not be happy about her name finally being in the Potterverse.
→ The Kelpie’s name is Ariel
→ Phoenix Register: Newt Scamander is autistic! We are excited!
→ This is THAT episode, listeners.
→ Owl Post: Grindelwald lies!!!
→ Will the Credence missing identity thread continue?
→ “One of these things is not like the other.”
→ Aurelia did not feel sad when Leta died.
→ DID JACOB EVER GET TO EAT??
→ Calamari!
→ This film failed women and people of color.
→ Could it be possible that Leta’s not dead?
→ Moral Event Horizons
→ This is an Infinity War podcast.
→ “I know he kills a baby, but the Chupacabra!”
→ “We’re Americans. Sometimes we clap at movies.”
→ Why we as fans are so reluctant to admit that we didn’t like this movie.
→ “Rowling is not the auteur of this film - Yates is.”
→ “Don’t let the corporation behind the Wizarding World tell you how to be a fan.”

Podcast Question: Why do fans who have legitimate complaints about the film still say they liked it? 

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