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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!

To listen to all of SpeakBeasty's episodes, visit us on our official website!

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?

Oct 18, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Ashley exists! (Along with Ariel, Lizzie, Megan, and Elayna)
→ Newt's patronus: Niffler or Hippogriff?
→ “The Phoenix Register”: Main Titles from the soundtrack released!!
→ Will Fantastic Beasts live up to the hype?
→ Where in the Wizarding World could Newt travel next?
→ Will we ever see Rolf Scamander in the films?
→ Our podcast is almost a year old... #CueTheFeels

Sep 25, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Special guest, SpeakBeasty listener Allie!
→ Our first live show will be at New York Comic Con!
→ “The Phoenix Register”: MuggleNet visited the set!
→ Patronus test results! Squirrels, dragons, & more!
→ CONFIRMED: Agatha Christie is legit.
→ There is no canon...
→ Newt has A BROTHER?!
→ Are Theseus & Graves besties?
→ Pickett has attachment issues.
→ Jacob is super loyal. Probably a Hufflepuff.
→ Queenie is the epitome of feminine & strong.
→ “The Time-Turner”: Harry Houdini! Definitely a wizard.
→ “The Newt Case”: Billywigs! Hallucinogen or cute floaty things?
→ "Hovering uncontrollably or permanent floating may ensue."

Sep 13, 2016

On this bonus episode of SpeakBeasty:

→ Join Shannen and Jessica for an exclusive interview!
→ Find out which FANTASTIC sets Jessica explored!
→ Learn more about new creature concept art!
→ Discover what it was like to meet the team!

Sep 11, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

Enter our Newt Scamander Funko POP! giveaway!
→ To enter to win, listen for the three "secret words"!
→ “The Phoenix Register”: Coloring books, posters, and covers!
→ Seraphina and her EPIC purple wand.
→ Welcome to the new generation of fans.
→ Should Robert Downey Jr be young Dumbledore?
→ Why did the Ashwinder cross the road?
→ Newt and Charles Darwin were probably bros.
→ So. Much. Complicated. Canon.
→ Putting DVD's and paperbacks in a blender...
→ Han wasn't the only one who shot first.
→ “The Time-Turner”: Agatha Christie (aka, Gone Girl)
→ "What kind of beasts live in chalk quarries?"
→ “The Newt Case”: The Squonk!
→ Scientific names for sad cinnamon rolls.

PODCAST QUESTION: Will it blend? How do you define Harry Potter canon and how will Fantastic Beasts fit into your personal canon?




Aug 28, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ It's a British invasion week!
→ “The Phoenix Register”: Casting directors and cake.
→ WE'RE SELLING T-SHIRTS! Only available for a limited time!
→ Get ready to throw money at the tie-in books!
→ Newt and Harry have Megan in common.
→ Are the gonna make Queenie EVIL!?
→ No more manic pixie dream girls!
→ What we know so far: it's a lot.
→ Less than 100 days to go!
→ Ariel is so very pleased.
→ “The Time-Turner”: First woman to swim the English channel SLAYED.
→ Gertrude is a BAMF. Gertrude is everything.
→ “The Newt Case”: The ashwinder!
→ Fire snakes ruined Hogwarts pantomime.

PODCAST QUESTION: Given all we've learned so far, what is the ONE THING you are most excited to see in the first Fantastic Beasts film this fall?

Aug 14, 2016

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Megan and Eleanor join us!
→ “The Phoenix Register”: Lots of bits of scoop!
→ We'll be at New York Comic Con!
→ Beast plushies & possible parks!
→ Invoking nostalgic excitement = feels.
→ "Could be a giant rolling octopus..."
→ What's up with Credence?
→ The abstract nature of Legilimency.
→ Queenie & Newt should be BFFs.
→ Fantastic Beasts 3: The Great Emu War.
→ “The Time-Turner”: 1920's literature!
→ Winnie the Pooh & the death of the American dream.
→ “The Newt Case”: The adorable, awkward mooncalf!
→ "They just want to dance!"

PODCAST QUESTION: Do you think Credence possesses magical abilities? Why or why not?






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