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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!

Dec 11, 2022
  • Welcome to our VERY SPECIAL guest, Victoria Yeates! Victoria portrayed Bunty Broadacre in the Fantastic Beasts films!
  • We gladly welcome any opportunity to talk about Bunty.
  • Thanks to our Patreon sponsor this week, BellaBee!
  • Victoria talks her wild audition experience and who she auditioned with.
  • Which Fantastic Beasts movie does she like best?
  • She also reveals which set we'll likely never see at the Studio Tour.
  • "It was like Groundhog Day."
  • We love to see different archetypes represented on screen. 
  • #givebuntyalovestory2k23
  • Tweeds! Sleeves! Unexpected costuming challenges!
  • It's confirmed: Bunty is a Hufflepuff! 
  • Whose nonsense is Bunty completely over?
  • Victoria needs the guinea pig in the scene with her.
  • We discover an unused filming location.

Podcast Question: Which Fantastic Beasts film set would you like to see in the studio tour or the theme parks?

Nov 27, 2022
  • Unfortunately, we had to fire Shannen. 
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Lix!
  • We've been spelling it Geoff, but it's actually Geoff with a W - but not where you'd expect!
  • Phoenix Register: everyone's saying Fantastic Beasts is over, but what did Zaslav actually say?
  • If we do get two more movies, there's gonna be some big time jumps.
  • Owl Post: who should be the new face of the Wizarding World franchise? 
  • Seems like the people just want Newtina.
  • As of the date of episode release, Rishi Sunak is still the PM of England.
  • "When am I not referring to Disney Descendants?"
  • Theseus is Zordon.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 41 - 44 of the screenplay 
  • How secret can something be if you have to fill out a form to visit?
  • Jacob ponders the meaning of Dumbledore's words, and so do we.
  • "He's an enigma wrapped in a lie wrapped in trauma wrapped in a pumpkin pasty."
  • Amy is bringing back hats.
  • Bunty is just as irresponsible as Newt when it comes to tiny, winged creatures.
  • Ann reviews Harry Potter: Magic at Play!
  • Carolyn's article is here 
  • The occamy was in a Macy's … Magic at Play is in a Macy's… there has to be a connection!
  • Is a dragon skeleton in a mall THAT big of an ask?
  • Oliver Wood is so disappointed in Ann right now.
  • We found out what happened to Newt 😳
  • Podcast Question: how do you think Dumbledore's pocketwatch showing a vision of Credence works?
Nov 13, 2022
  • Welcome back to Liz from our social media team!
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon supporter, Adrien C.!
  • Phoenix Register: Ann's salty!
  • Variety: David Zaslav Open to Deal with J.K. Rowling for More Harry Potter Content
  • Time really has become meaningless. 
  • There's nothing actively in development for the Wizarding World at Warner Brothers - what does this mean for Fantastic Beasts?
  • Owl Post: Owl-bert (aka Albert from the Wizarding World Podcast) writes and asks us who we'd like to see running the Wizarding World franchise.
  • Fun fact: math wasn't invented until 2009
  • Amy should do it if we're all being honest with ourselves.
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 37 - 41 of the screenplay 
  • Credence is a Millennial, confirmed.
  • We try to figure out how Divination works. 
  • "Haven't seen any stray hotties around here, bye."
  • Jacob's back must be sore from carrying this movie.
  • Dumbledore definitely sneaks vapes to Hogwarts students. 
  • Time-Turner: Mirrors and magic!
  • We also offer useful hotel safety tips on how to avoid ghosts and ninjas.
  • John Dee's obsidian mirror (image courtesy of Wikipedia)
  • Someone please help Liz spiritually cleanse herself. 

Podcast Question: Who would you like to see as "the new face" of the Wizarding World branch of WB?

Oct 16, 2022
  • Fall is here and we are LIVING for it.
  • Thanks to this week's Patreon, Ananda!
  • Phoenix Register: The giant touring wands might be coming to Leavesden!
  • We talk our dream Fantastic Beasts representation at the Studio Tour.
  • Marjolaine shares about a French FB-themed card game!
  • We also get some extremely spicy Disney parks takes from Ann.
  • Lizzie quits the pod fifteen minutes in.
  • The question still remains: WHERE IS TINA??
  • No owls this week :( send us your thoughts! 
  • Main Discussion: Scenes 29 - 32 of the screenplay 
  • Can you really describe the head of the International Confederation of Wizards as "benign?"
  • Theseus has Big James Potter Energy.
  • "If you don't have tea in your tea, it's not tea."
  • Please come on the show, MinaLima!
  • (Also, they have a new book about designing the Wizarding World, out 10/18!)
  • #Thally is back, baby!!
  • Albus "The Soup" Dumbledore. 
  • Battle of the Beasts: Lizzie! vs! Marjolaine!

Podcast Question: What do you think Dumbledore should have said to Vogel to change his mind?

Sep 18, 2022
    • Does international Apparition cause jet lag?
    • Thanks to this week's Patreon sponsor, Aureo! 
    • Phoenix Register: mostly actor news!
    • Eddie Redmayne is receiving the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
    • He also has a new thriller on Netflix, The Good Nurse, out now.
    • Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone) will be in a Paramount+ show, The Burning Girls.
    • (Mary Lou WOULD know about burning people….)
    • Colin Farrell and Brandon Gleeson will be in a new Martin McDonagh movie, The Banshees of Inisherin.
    • WB is launching the Wizarding World Festival in 2023. We have no details now, but stay tuned!
    • Owl Post: Owl-bert suggests a timeline for a possible Dumbledore HBO Max show, and we give our own suggestions.
    • Pic of the Reddit exchange here.
    • Marjolaine had to Disapparate due to distinctly non-magical Internet issues.
    • Main Discussion: Scenes 20-24 in the screenplay.
    • “It’s a good thing we’re at a bus stop, ‘cause we’re on the struggle bus.”
    • Lally has no bothers left.
    • What’s Colonial Girl Flour? We don’t know, and Google is no help.
    • Keep an eye out for Frank’s Forget-About-It-Juice, coming summer 2023!
    • Ann has Feelings about Time and Watches and Calendars.
    • Geoff presents his own half-baked theory.
    • Please give us the Great Wizarding Express merch!
    • Newt is NOT a Thally shipper.
    • Kowalski’s Half-Baked Theories: Did Vogel help orchestrate Grindelwald’s transfer out of MACUSA and subsequent escape?
    • We adore a username like starbucksbasic.
  • Podcast Question: Do you agree or disagree with the theory that Vogel helped orchestrate Grindelwald’s prison break?
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