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Nov 26, 2023
  • Do the kids still say ‘IRL?’
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Anne S.!
  • Phoenix Register: the House of Minalima pop-up opened in Paris, and Marjo got to go!
  • Marjo reveals some Fantastic Beasts secrets and we learn something incredibly unsurprising about Geoff.
  • You can see the newspaper we talk about here.
  • There’s a connection between Hadestown and Secrets of Dumbledore.
  • Owl Post: Jerri writes in with suggestions of where else the gang could go.
  • Main Discussion: the beasts we didn’t see!
  • To follow along, read the article here.
  • “This is like if black mold had a personality …and a soul…”
  • Shannen takes a firm stand on chizpurfle rights.
  • Newt could have become a fairy dad.

Podcast Question: What creature would you have liked to see, or would like to see, in a future movie?

Nov 12, 2023
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Margie!
  • Phoenix Register: stop telling Geoff that having a kid with a birthday so close to Christmas is going to be rough!! (note from Ann: as a day-after-Christmas baby, IT IS ROUGH THOUGH)
  • For actual news: Did WB actually commit to five FB movies, or was that just wishful thinking?
  • We break down the infamous ‘five’ Tweet with what we know now.
  • Owl Post: Jerri shares her theme park thoughts!
  • Listeners, do we need an All-Day Geoff Podcast Marathon?
  • Owl-bert suggests an expansion of the FB universe.
  • Can one person truly encapsulate Dumbledore?
  • Someone please cancel Liz on TikTok. Please.
  • Main Discussion: the other countries we’d like to see Newt and the squad travel to!
  • We suggest Brazil, Canada, and a lot of other places!
  • Caiporas vs nifflers: who would win?
  • We like the cold mostly for the iconic outerwear.
  • This is a surprisingly lake-monster-heavy episode.
  • Fun fact: It is illegal to pretend to be a witch in Canada!
  • The children haven’t done the research!
  • Time-Turner: Art Deco!
  • Art nouveau vs art deco
  • You can read the Lonely Planet article Carolyn references here.

Podcast Question: Where would you like to see Newt and the gang go?

Oct 29, 2023
  • We are deep into spooky and Swiftie season.
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Jemima!
  • Happy birthday to Ann’s dad too!
  • Phoenix Register: MinaLima’s pop-up House of MinaLima is open in Paris from October 27 to March 9!
  • To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harry Potter, and the release of MinaLima’s Prisoner of Azkaban, the Franklin Roosevelt station in Paris has been decorated with huge Harry Potter illustrations. Check out the La Gazette article here.
  • No owl post ☹ Tell us why your favorite public transit system should have a stop named after Newt Scamander!
  • Main Discussion: theme parks!
  • Amy needs immersion in her theme park experiences.
  • Could we be getting a Wizarding World in Europe? More information on Universal’s possible acquisition of PortAventura here. (Article by Shannen!)
  • How many of us are roller coaster people? (Spoiler: none of us)
  • Watch a Hippogriff lesson at Universal Osaka here.
  • Shannen tells the story of a sneaky, magical wedding.
  • Brief spoilers for Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventures at 00:25:19 - 00:25:30.
  • Pro-tip: ride the Hogwarts Express both ways!
  • Watch Celestina Warbeck’s Christmas show here.
  • Epic Universe discussion, including pretty major spoilers, runs from 00:46:45 – 01:10:45. Specific ride spoilers from 00:53:20 – 1:00:51. Skip if you want to go into Epic Universe unspoiled!
  • We get to armchair Imagineer!
  • SpeakBeasty meetup in 2025!
  • Newtcase: vampires!
  • “He was born in 1776, as all Americans were.”
  • Some owls have a scientific name of strigoi!
  • We discuss our first vampires.

Podcast Question: What do you expect from the Circus Arcanus show in Epic Universe?

Oct 15, 2023
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Colleen S.! Congratulations on the baby!
  • Phoenix Register: David Yates did an interview with Deadline where he spoke shooting Secrets of Dumbledore during the pandemic, and the future of the franchise. Read it here
  • What does the future of Harry Potter look like without David Yates?
  • A book of Wizarding World piano music was released, featuring music from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Give it a look here (US) or here (worldwide EXCEPT the US).
  • Jerri writes in with her thoughts about the beasts' ranking. 
  • Main Discussion: Hogwarts Legacy and its beasts!
  • This discussion is PLOT spoiler-free, but if you want to go in completely unspoiled, come back after you've played.
  • Were the hype and community hurt by the staggered rollout?
  • You = Newt 
  • If you're yelling at your phone "IT'S 1890," you're not alone.
  • This was the first result on YouTube for "cozy vivarium tour." Enjoy! 
  • "You have the Dugbog … nice… I hate them."
  • Carolyn, Marjolaine, and Shannen discuss their dream Wizarding World video games.
  • Battle of the Beasts: Carolyn! vs! Shannen!

Podcast Question: What is your dream Fantastic Beasts video game, or other kind of game?

Oct 1, 2023
  • Happy birthday, Carolyn!!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Alex L.! We appreciate your support!
  • Phoenix Register: no news ☹
  • Owl Post: Jerri writes in with her thoughts about Credence, and Liz suggests a new face for Credence.
  • Main Discussion: We rank the beasts!
  • “Bunty could have just been Dougal.”
  • We need the Pastries and Pickett buddy comedy now.
  • Antonio lives in our hearts.
  • You can tell Ann was not on this episode because of where thestrals ended up ranking.
  • Liz on the Augurey: “Is that what I look like all the time?”
  • We find out the surprising contender for the worst beast.
  • Check out the full ranking list here.
  • Time-Turner: service dogs!
  • You can listen to the Shmanners episode Shannen references here.

Podcast Question: What do you think of our ranking? What would you have done differently?

Sep 17, 2023
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Robert P.! We couldn't do it without you!
  • Phoenix Register: some news!
  • Congratulations to Alison Sudol on her new baby! Alison's Instagram post is here
  • Harry Potter: Magic at Play reopens in November in Seattle
  • Harry Potter: Visions of Magic opens in Germany in December. Check out the teaser here.
  • Cursed Child is licensed for high schools! 
  • Ann and Geoff share their high school theater horror stories. 
  • No owl post as of the time of recording 
  • Main Discussion: Frantic Fanfic! Ann, Geoff, and Amy write the Fantastic Beasts fanfics of their dreams. 
  • If you also want to write the fanfics of your dreams, you and your friends can do it here.
  • We're, like, really good at writing.
  • Everything is made up and the points don't matter!
  • If you want to read the fics featured in the show, as well as our practice stories, you can check out our AO3 account here.
  • Time-Turner: the origins of fanfiction!
  • The Atlantic article Amy references is here

Podcast Question: Which fic was your favorite?

Sep 3, 2023
  • Welcome to our special guest, Dag!
  • Ambition + intelligence = world-conquering 
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Roger B.!
  • Phoenix Register: Leaky was great and we made so many cool friends!
  • Happy Back to Hogwarts Day! (Did Warner Brothers announce anything cool?)
  • MinaLima opened a store in Seoul! If you're there, check it out and tell us how cool it is.
  • Owl Post: MissElphabaKayenta and Carolyn write in with their unanswered questions about the Beasts movies.
  • Main Discussion: Obscurials, and obscuruses vs patronuses!
  • Patronuses = yoga girlies
  • Is casting a Patronus really THAT hard?
  • "We all know guilt is one of Dumbledore's many middle names."
  • It seems Patronuses are born from happiness and Obscuruses are born from rage. 
  • "Umbridge can cast a Patronus, which is freaking stupid - "
  • This theory makes us want the ending of Credence's story EVEN MORE
  • Newtcase: The cat sith!
  • Sources: Timberbush Tours, Biddy's - Ireland's Lore and Tales, and Katethulu's Cave of Mysteries 
  • If you liked Dag and want more content, find them on Gmail, Instagram, Tumblr, or YouTube at @wrockingwriter!

Podcast Question: Do you think Credence could be saved? If so, how? Also, what is your Patronus?

Aug 20, 2023
  • We're live from LeakyCon!
  • Who's Geoff's favorite character? The answer might surprise you!
  • Dumbledougal > Dumbleron
  • The hosts each bring a theory, rank them, and the audience ranks them!
  • "I'm just typing so it looks like I'm doing something."
  • During Carolyn's theory, the audience member is suggesting an additional theory of two separate people's magic fighting for dominance. 
  • Marjolaine has PAGES of notes.
  • Read Ann's theory here.
  • Truly the Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt of the wizarding world.
  • Once the theories are out, we build the fourth movie!
  • We really build THREE movies, but there's so much story.
  • Geoff's kefta can be found here.
Aug 6, 2023
  • No news :(
  • Marjolaine truly is a witch - you can catch her on here, and, if you're in Chicago, at LeakyCon! 
  • Owl Post: Liz, Sal, and Jerri send in their thoughts about why Dumbledore didn't attend Queenie and Jacob's wedding 
  • Main Discussion: Threads that were (and weren't) resolved through the series 
  • Grindelwald, Jacob and Queenie, Credence got their plots resolved…
  • …but we still have questions about Theseus, Nagini, and the Obscurus

Podcast Question: What unanswered questions do you have from the Fantastic Beasts series?

Jul 23, 2023
  • Happy Barbenheimer weekend to all who celebrate!
  • Also happy birthday to Shannen!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, JY! We appreciate you!
  • Phoenix Register: The SAG-Aftra and WGA strikes won’t affect Fantastic Beasts! Ha ha ha … ha ha … ha …
  • SpeakBeasty DOES stand with the writers and actors!
  • Last reminder: Come see Marjolaine, Ann, Geoff, and Carolyn at LeakyCon! Sunday 8/6, at 2:30 PM. We’ll have ribbons! More info here.
  • We’ll get the last two movies done even if we have to do it ourselves.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 96-100 of the screenplay
  • It’s the end of the movie :(
  • Shout-out to Liz who should have been on the episode!!
  • We discuss all the delicious Polish foods at Jacob and Queenie’s wedding.
  • Check out Dan’s adorable Instagram post here.
  • “The focus is solely on Tina, as it should be.”
  • We are here for empowered women empowering women
  • Once again, there are issues with the timeline.
  • “Who are you, Santa Claus?”
  • Shannen builds the Tangled/Frozen/Fantastic Beasts crossover we’re all secretly dreaming of.
  • Bunty IS part of the squad.
  • Shannen finds a surprising synchronicity with Philosopher’s Stone.
  • Battle of the Beasts: Shannen! Vs! Marjolaine! Who will win??

Podcast Question: Why do you think Dumbledore didn’t attend the wedding?

Jul 9, 2023
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Lou K.! 
  • Come catch Ann, Marjolaine, Geoff, and Carolyn on Sunday, 8/6, at 2:30! More info here.
  • Send us your best theories for our Leaky panel! 
  • Geoff will also be appearing on multiple other panels as well as playing wizard rock as DreamQuaffle! More info on their schedule here.
  • The Studio Tour in Tokyo is officially open and hosts the Great Wizarding Express!
  • Warner Brothers has announced a new Wizarding World experience: Visions of Magic. It will tour worldwide and starts in Europe.
  • Main Discussion: Scene 95, Part 2
  • Mads looks mad and we're here for it.
  • Marjolaine finds a connection to Hogwarts Legacy.
  • Who shot first, Han or Gree - uh, Albus or Gellert?
  • "Their statuses just got updated from 'it's complicated' to 'single.'"
  • Grindelwald busts out his most iconic line.
  • Wizards are not exempt from mob mentality.
  • "Oh, Bunty."
  • From one Dark wizard right to the next. Can Dumbledore get a break??
  • This scene literally nearly killed Marjolaine. 
  • No-Maj Movie Magic: The Best Duels in Movies of All Time!
  • …including an entry from Harry Potter!
  • Rob Roy IS real.

Podcast Question: Were you satisfied with the Grindelwald vs Dumbledore duel? Why or why not?

Jun 25, 2023
  • Happy Pride month!!
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Sam S.!
  • Phoenix Register: Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened in Melbourne. Lucy from MuggleNet went - check it out here.
  • An additional video has leaked from Epic Universe.
  • The Studio Tour in Tokyo has opened as well.
  • No owl Post. Please write in!
  • Main Discussion: Scene 95, part 1
  • The gang goes bowling.
  • More of the Wizarding world added to Epic Universe, please
  • Fischer has no bothers left to give
  • Even Grindelwald's fireworks are bullies.
  • We speculate on what could change Grindelwald's mind about Muggles.
  • How long is Jacob under the Cruciatus curse? Find out!
  • "Hey b, I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me."
  • Bunty saves the day!
  • Shannen doesn't like it and neither does Dumbledore.
  • Newtcase: The catawumpus from Knott's Berry Farm! Read about it here.

Podcast Question: Why do you think the spell cast on the dead qilin failed?

Jun 11, 2023
  • Welcome back to Carolyn, our graphic designer!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Katy C.!
  • Phoenix Register: MinaLima presents new sketches from Newt’s field notebook. There are a total of eight postcard designs, including two mystery designs.
  • “They’re upcharging for cuteness and mystery.”
  • Owl Post: TinasHotDog on IG writes in about how she would have liked Jacob and Queenie’s reunion to go.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 91-94 of the screenplay
  • So. Many. Stairs.
  • Confidence is Henrietta’s best accessory.
  • Please make Kama make sense!
  • “Insert ridiculous fan theory: GALLEONS.”
  • No speeches = mad Marjo.
  • “Vogel isn’t running because nobody likes him.”
  • Did Grindelwald love Dumbledore, or just what he represented?
  • Time-Turner: the suitcase!
  • How do you test if a suitcase is waterproof?
  • Someone write in and tell Carolyn why she’s wrong about Extension Charms.

Podcast Question: What do you think the candidate’s platforms were? (For our takes on it, check out Episode 154, “Ominous Vibes.”)

May 28, 2023
  • Happy Memorial Day weekend to our US weekend, or if you're in France, happy Pentecost!
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, the family of Mike McDonald. We miss you, Mike.
  • Phoenix Register: WB has released an anime-themed set of Harry Potter merch that includes Newt! Give it a look here
  • More theme park news courtesy of ✨️Shannen✨️!! Some of the contractors who worked on Forbidden Journey are back, including the creators of the Kuka arm! More info here.
  • Owl Post: Sal writes in about what might have been in Newt's case.
  • We question the composition of hippogriff, uh, 'leavings.'
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 87 - 90 of the screenplay 
  • "Oooh, ASMR, book pages."
  • Was Dumbledore a Seeker?
  • We really thought the Snitch was important. 
  • David Yates makes us EVEN SADDER
  • "It's giving Old Yeller."
  • Shannen declares their mortal enemy.
  • Credence's cause of death: too much cardio (#relatable)
  • Newtcase: MOTHMAN 
  • "That is. .. two pages. Eleven point font. Single spaced."
  • Marjolaine lands the single most solid burn on Ann EVER.
  • And his French twin, Night Butterfly Man
  • More about Mothman: the statue, the museum, the Other Mothman

Podcast Question: How would you have wanted Queenie and Jacob's reunion to go?

May 14, 2023
  • We’re here and we have four hosts AGAIN!
  • Happy belated anniversary to Secrets of Dumbledore and none of the news we predicted coming to fruition!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Patricia K., aka Shannen’s mom!
  • Phoenix Register: updates from Universal’s Epic Universe!
  • The video Marjolaine refers to is here and the article Ann references is here.
  • Circus Arcanus and the British Ministry of Magic all in one place!
  • How do you balance what people know/want to see with authenticity to the films?
  • Bandai announced a Wizarding World Tamagotchi! It goes on sale in Japan in July, then worldwide in August.
  • “My Tamagotchi’s battery died and I felt the greatest feeling of relief.”
  • Marjolaine’s image is here.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature is coming to Australia!
  • Owl Post: Jerri writes in about why the qilin doesn’t bow to Jacob or the other members of the squad.
  • We discuss the difference between a ruler and a leader.
  • Geoff is entering their ‘dad joke’ era.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 83-86 of the screenplay
  • The one spell Jacob knows is VIOLENCE.
  • Come for the beasts, stay for the discussion of onomatopoeia in French and English.
  • “Maybe they’re Dark Aurors because nobody respects them on the job, HELMUT.”
  • It’s too much Harry Potter for Marjolaine.
  • No-Maj Movie Magic: Visual effects with Christian Manz
  • “We’re going to throw pastries at you!”
  • The interview Amy references is here.
  • We learn how the VFX team ‘builds’ such realistic sets.

Podcast Question: What do you think was the trap in Newt’s decoy case?

Apr 30, 2023
  • Four people?! Will wonders ever cease?!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Megan!
  • Phoenix Register: no news is good news until you’re on a podcast that has to talk about the news
  • JUST KIDDING – there’s going to be a Harry Potter TV series on the new streaming service Max
  • The adaptation will be “faithful” to the books and is expected to last a decade
  • Owl Post: none on Sundays ☹ even on Easter ☹
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 76-82 of the screenplay
  • We were so young and had so much Tina hope
  • Walking with authority + clipboard = immediate cred
  • “Excuse me, I need to be discreet, can I have a robe?”
  • Lally knows if you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.
  • We are not affiliated with OrchardWorks Wands but Geoff loves them, so check them out here.
  • #Thally lives
  • We don’t normally bless David Yates, but for diricawls, we can make an exception
  • Is ducking a Muggle concept?
  • Time-Turner: The Great Emu War
  • “…and then 20,000 emus arrived.”
  • We previously referenced the Emu War in Episode 18, “Bits of Scoop.” Listen here!
  • Battle of the Beasts: Marjo! Vs! Geoff!

Podcast Question: Who did you think the figure in the green robe was?

Apr 16, 2023
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Ash!
  • Phoenix Register: No news this week 
  • Owl Post: Carolyn and Sophie write in about Grindelwald's hatred of Muggles.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 72-75 of the screenplay 
  • How much does Newt know about the Room of Requirement, anyway?
  • Shannen brings the prayer wheel knowledge 
  • "They don't need papyrus, they have paper!"
  • You can see a picture of the Tiger's Nest here
  • Aberforth's ultimate plan is to stairs Credence to death 
  • Bhutanese butterbeer at Universal when?
  • The local theatre troupe has a real problem with Grindelwald.
  • Dumbledore: you're great! Anyway, bye!
  • No-Maj Movie Magic: creating magical Bhutan
  • Tigers Nest Monastery looks a lot like what we see on screen in Bhutan.
  • What is a qilin doing in Brazil?

Podcast Question: How do you think the prayer wheel works?


Apr 2, 2023
  • It's April and that's no joke!
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Pauline V.!
  • Phoenix Register: The Making of Harry Potter Tokyo is opening 6/16. The Great Wizarding Express will feature! (PRNewsWire)
  • Tickets are available now.
  • Please write in with your thoughts about why Fantastic Beasts is so big in Asia! We'd love to hear from you!
  • Owl Post: Jerri writes in with concerns about continuity and timing.
  • Poor Newt and Theseus only get a short rest. 
  • Owl-Bert lets us know about more word on a potential Wizarding World studio.
  • The Variety article is here.
  • Warner Brothers, we're ready to run the studio!
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 68-71 of the screenplay
  • Sum up the Fantastic Beasts movies in one sentence: "We see what Grindelwald is doing and it's weird."
  • When you're in the basement, you know you've gone too far.
  • We ponder Credence pondering the qilin.

Podcast Question: How do you think the qilin resurrection process works?

Mar 19, 2023
  • Happy (belated) St. Patrick's Day!
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon Supporter, McKenzi! 
  • Phoenix Register: The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac will be available on October 10! It's available for pre-order now.
  • Universal Studios is now offering a vegan butterbeer and foam topper. Big congratulations to our friends at the Protego Foundation for their hard work.
  • Owl Post: Sal and Zoe write in with their thoughts in our Podcast Question from last episode. 
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 64-67 of the screenplay!
  • Aberforth is so cute with the qilin.
  • Bunty + Aberforth = awkward bffs 5ever
  • Marjolaine has a theory about stew.
  • "Just let her dance!"
  • We find connections between Credence, Voldemort, and … Harry?
  • Give us the flashbacks!!
  • Dumbledore is spilling everything to Newt.
  • Percival Dumbledore’s date of birth is unknowable. He is eternal.
  • Grindelwald is definitely running a cult, right?
  • Time-Turner: the history of St. Patrick's Day parades in the US!
  • Where did the first parade take place? The answer may surprise you!
  • Sources: Washington Post, Tenon Tours, ThoughtCo, City Experiences
  • The Chicago River dyed green (image courtesy of Parade)

Podcast Question: What happened to Grindelwald to make him hate Muggles?

Mar 5, 2023
  • We are joined again by Liz from our social media team!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Jane S., aka Ann’s mom! Thanks Mom!
  • Phoenix Register: Magical creatures at Universal Osaka!
  • Visitors will encounter hippogriffs, nifflers, pygmy puffs, and dragons throughout the Wizarding World section of the park. MuggleNet article here.
  • Owl Post: Jeri writes in about the beasts in Osaka, and hoping that the experience comes to Orlando.
  • Jeri also wrote in about our podcast question from episode 171!
  • The main takeaway: the wizarding justice system is Not Great.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 60-63 of the screenplay
  • Could scene 60 be the actual best scene of the movie?
  • “And by that I mean specifically us, because we would argue that.”
  • We get a lesson on mine safety!
  • How did the squid react to the manticore tentacle?
  • Shannen: I love you, Percy.
  • Do we have an exact date for the movie?
  • Penny Clearwater is here to sabotage and destroy.
  • You can watch the Hogwarts Great Hall scene on YouTube here!
  • Check out the Winged Victory of Dumbledore here.
  • Let Dumbledore wear purple!
  • Newtcase: BEES!!!!
  • Specifically, bees in mythology and folklore.
  • Shannen reads “Telling the Bees” by John Greenleaf Whittier. Full text here.

Podcast Question: Why do you think it took Newt and Theseus so long to get to Hogwarts?

Feb 19, 2023
  • We're all professionals and we're doing great :)
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, CritterKeeper! 
  • Phoenix Register: no news this week!
  • We also don't have Owl Post because everyone is too busy playing Hogwarts Legacy. 
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 55-59 of the screenplay 
  • We've got it all in these scenes! Action! Comedy! Intrigue! Dancing!
  • Shannen demonstrates their mastery of limbic mimicry.
  • "I like that the man is alive and screaming" - Marjolaine
  • Teddy and Pickett HBO Max series when?
  • What's Credence's purpose in regard to Dumbledore?
  • If everyone has a wand, why does Jacob get singled out as the assassin?
  • Lally gets the coolest magic!
  • Time Turner: the use of poison for political reasons throughout history (briefly)!
  • If you think your family is bad, at least you're not in Nero's!

Podcast Question: Which scene, between the prison break scene and the dinner party scene, did you think was more exciting?

Feb 5, 2023
  • Welcome Geoff and Lizzie to their first episode of 2023!
  • Thanks to this week’s Patreon supporter, Dani L.!
  • Lizzie’s just dying all over the place.
  • Phoenix Register: we’re NOT talking about the Oscar nominations
  • Eddie Redmayne spoke with NME and talked a little about Fantastic Beasts.
  • You can stream the Cabaret cast album (starring Eddie Redmayne) on Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon Prime!
  • As of the time of release, the first two Fantastic Beasts movies have left HBO Max.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 52-55 of the screenplay
  • Is this the first body-surf in history?
  • “Podcast Hosts Number 1, 2, 3, and Geoff…”
  • Victor: ??? ??? ???
  • “This guy is either evil or an idiot.”
  • Lizzie is blowing ALL OF OUR minds.
  • A theme park tangent? In my Fantastic Beasts podcast? It’s more likely than you think.
  • When do we get the magically-refilling cups?
  • No-Maj Movie Magic: Alexandra Reynolds, movement specialist/choreographer!
  • Check out her website here.
  • She’s worked with Eddie Redmayne on all but two of his movies.

Podcast Question: Do you think Vogel was on Grindelwald’s side the whole time? If not, when do you think he changed?

Jan 22, 2023
  • Marjo's back for 2023!
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Livia!
  • Phoenix Register: voice actors have been announced for Hogwarts Legacy. 
  • The trailer we talk about is here.
  • "So anyway, moving on from my new thirst for Phineas Black…"
  • Adam O'Connor, write in and tell us all about yourself!
  • We hope we'll be getting more news soon.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 48-51 of the screenplay 
  • Which came first, the prison or the U-Bahn?
  • We discover the mysterious connection between Marjolaine's job and the Erkstag!
  • The Erkstag: you can check in but you'll never check out.
  • We need more information on Grindelwald’s followers. Who are they??
  • Grindelwald LOVES a good car.
  • We debate who does Grindelwald’s graphic design.
  • Newtcase: The Tatzelwurm!
  • It's a kitty!!!
  • The photo is terrifying. (courtesy of the CryptidWiki
  • "And then he died. The end."
  • A solid German medieval rock bop: Tatzelwurm by Schandmaul

Podcast Question: why does Grindelwald smile when he sees Jacob with the wand?

Jan 8, 2023
    • Happy 2023, Beasties!
    • Thanks to our Patreon supporter this week, Alicia!
    • Phoenix Register: 
  • Secrets of Dumbledore was short-listed for an Oscar nomination for visual effects! Nominations are released on 1/24.
  • Harry Potter: The Exhibition is coming to Paris on 4/1. 
  • There's some new stuff in Harry Potter: Magic at Play too. 
  • Owl Post: Owl-bert sends good vibes for the new year! 
  • We're crossing time and space. 
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 45-47 for the screenplay 
  • Teenagers: always mirror-texting.
  • Kama: 🎶don't be suspicious🎶
  • What's the connection between Leta and Vinda?
  • Kama is grieving Leta. Theseus is fine.
  • Shannen finds a fascinating parallel for Leta and Kama.
  • "The man in the dapper hat fled across Berlin, and the Obscurial followed."
  • #GiveCredenceAScarf
  • Amy LOVES reflections.
  • "Do you know what it's like to not have your husband Aberforth know he's married to you?"
  • Shannen: And, like, they're good at acting?
  • Time Turner: Befana, the Christmas Witch!
  • "I gotta organize my sock drawer."

Podcast Question: What do you think happens between Kama and Queenie at Nurmengard?

Dec 25, 2022

It's our seventh anniversary! We're celebrating with our favorite memories from the last seven years. Thanks for being on the ride with us, and happy holidays!

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