Podcast / Muggle Cast

MuggleCast is an online podcast about the Harry Potter series. Started in 2005, the show has since spanned more than 200 episodes and is the most popular Harry Potter podcast online. The show has won numerous awards and is widely known in the podcasting community.

MuggleCast episodes are usually released every Sunday, with 3-5 hosts on each show. They talk about recent news and anything interesting going on lately. Each week, they have a main discussion where the talk about a certain topic, character or event. They're are also a variety of other segments, such as: Chapter By Chapter, Make The Music Connection, Voicemails, The Sorting Hat and more. The hosts also respond to feedback on the show.

Their website can be found here.

The hosts:
  • Andrew Sims, the main host.
  • Eric Scull, known for going into long spiels.
  • Micah Tannenbaum, MuggleCast news anchorman.

Previous hosts:
  • Kevin Steck, the Geek.
  • Ben Schoen, one of the original hosts.
  • Jamie Lawrence, resident Brit.
  • Laura Thompson, known for being (for a long time) the only female host.
  • Mikey B., a film major who was one of the more recent hosts.
  • Matt Britton.
  • Elysa Montfort, she and Laura have interchangable brains.

Guest hosts:
  • Greg Porter of Xaler Studios.
  • The PotterCast trio Melissa Anelli, John Noe and Sue Upton.
  • Andy McCray of HP Fanzone.
  • Jess, former MuggleNet staff member.
  • Also, others.

Many of the hosts used to host another podcast called Smart Mouths, which is more "mature" than MuggleCast and they discuss a more widespread selection of topics, such as general news and politics.

While Andrew, Matt, and Elysa headed up Imprint, a podcast dedicated to the Twilight Series. The podcast tends to fall a bit on the Twihard side of the uberfan-uberhater spectrum, but still manages to sneak in a few moments of snark (the podcast even managed to score an interview with the rather publicity-shy Stephenie Meyers herself).

Andrew, Laura, and Elysa are now hosting another more "mature" show called #Millennial which started in 2015.

  • Once an Episode - Recently, Micah's made a reference to goats almost every episode.