NewtCast: A Harry Potter Podcast

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.
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Oct 25, 2016

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 MOVIES. NOT ONE. NOT THREE. FIVE. WHY. NO ONE I KNOW IS EXCITED FOR THIS. Also, what this means and why it’s in all caps here.
  • Mobile game app?! What could it be?!
  • Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition is gorgeous as ever, the VR headset google announced has some element of Wizarding World wizardry, and all 8 films were on IMAX for a week
  • Pottermore Patronus quiz: our patronuses and the fandom reaction
  • additional writing on MACUSA released!
  • the first bits of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the 2001 textbook (about the author, introduction, and what is a beast)
  • how does this old information fit in with Harry Potter canon now (and future) as we discussed in episode 5?
Oct 3, 2016

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 creature lore
  • Boot boys' personalities and speculation on James’ heritage
  • Founding of the school, how Native Americans might’ve influenced curriculum
  • the good part of Parseltongue in Gormlaith’s revenge
  • Ilvermorny today, how the new houses work within the Potter universe

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Next time: Fantastic Beasts the book.