NewtCast: A Harry Potter Podcast
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It’s a new era of Harry Potter, and we really, really want to explore it. With 'Cursed Child' and 'Fantastic Beasts' expanding our knowledge of the Wizarding World, we couldn’t resist diving in! A biweekly podcast covering Pottermore, Ilvermorny, J.K. Rowling, and the Harry Potter fandom. Be a part of it—discuss with us on Twitter @NewtCasts.
||CleanEpisode 16: Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer! Or, Aesthetically Pleasing White Dudes||Alexis and Mallory forgo the fun sleepover idea for a discussion on the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. (Don't worry, we'll get our goof on next time, even if there's another trailer.) On the news front, we spend some...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Saul is a Seer||Alexis and Mallory catch up on the last few months' worth of Wizarding World news, focusing on the more disappointing of the bunch in the Suitcase. We kick off with an excerpt from "Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Happy Birthday Every One||Mallory and Alexis celebrate 1 year of podcasting on our boy Harry's own birthday! They discuss a good chunk of news alongside fun Potter party games. Jack Thorne, the writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will be rewriting Star Wars 9...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Wizarding Pokemon and Other Beastly News||Mallory and Alexis delve into the new edition of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Six new beasts give us some new canon to chew on while we receive updates on casting for the second film. - In the last showing of the OG Cursed...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: I'd Rather A Lot of Things||Alexis and Mallory dig into the themes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and find some nice gold nuggets after sifting away the obvious... Misfits and Misunderstandings—how the universal theme of the Harry Potter series translates to Newt...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Fantastic Beasts Plots and Plotholes||Mallory and guest host Cate tackle the many, many plots (and plot holes) within Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So much happened (and yet didn't happen), and these ladies have some beef with how it was all laid out. In news, those house...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Where's Grindelwaldo?||Mallory and Alexis discuss the characters in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. What's Newt's deal with his brother? How is he going to stay relevant to the broader Grindelwald/Dumbledore story that J.K. Rowling is trying to cover? Plus, we gush..||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Mallory, Alexis, and guest host Liz review what parts of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stood out, both on screen and on page in the form of the published screenplay! We cover everything from magic feelings to fan theories in this...||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Humans are Fantastic Beasts Too||Saul joins Alexis the week before the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to discuss trailers, theories, and rumors surrounding the series! News!! Empire Magazine cover, Hot Topic Fantastic Beasts clothes collection, PARIS, Puffs the...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Pleased as Punch||Alexis and Mallory dig into the truckload of Harry Potter related news from these past two weeks and pick out all the relevant bits from the introduction of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook! soundtrack score released! FIVE...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Ilvermorny 101||What the fresh heck: Celeste joins Mallory and Alexis in a discussion on Ilvermorny! Irish Beginnings: Elias Story an amazing anagram, very neat lore on magical creatures Hodag: the Google image search that will be seared into our brains; also, other..||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Canon or Not Canon?||Alexis, Mallory, and guest host Moriah dig into what canon even means and the different ways our notion of canon is evolving! - Jesus fandom (AKA the OG canon) - Shakespearean, Sherlockian, Lord of the Ringsian canons and how they’ve been...||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: History of Magic in North America||Mallory and Alexis discuss the possibilities of the Wild Wizard West, among the rest of North American magical history. - News: J.K. Rowling on Cursed Child as canon, Pottermore job opening, 3 new Harry Potter ebooks, Fantastic Beasts...||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Diggory Dilemma||Part 2 of Mallory and Alexis' discussion of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, covering new and minor characters and parts of the plot that stood out to us, for better or for worse. - Draco calling out the trio - brave Scorpius and Albus: Very Much...||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Fireworks and the Cursed Child||Mallory and Alexis discuss the themes and relationships of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and how the plays handled our golden trio. It's all spoilers! Paternal Love: how Harry's father figure(s) influenced his own parenting model and what he...||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: A New Era of Potter||Mallory and Alexis introduce themselves and discuss the Harry Potter fandom—past, present, and future. Spoiler free episode! Let’s face it: the Harry Potter fandom is a phenomenon of a phenomenon How did we interact with fandom as the books and...||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Makes my day every time I listen
Such a great podcast! Alexis and Mallory seriously know their stuff, and they're not afraid to dig into the hard parts of Harry Potter. They're insightful, funny, and leave me feeling happy every time I listen to them. Some podcasts feel like sitting in a lecture hall, but this one feels like talking with friends. Wonderful and original material on fandom culture and Potter. I can't wait for more!
Best Podcast I've Ever Made
I think it's fabulous, but I do concede the possibility that I may be a touch biased.