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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Nov 25, 2016

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 special post-premiere episode.

- Is Newt the protagonist for the series, or will he become side-character?

- How Magic works in this world vs. the Harry Potter world; Newt's proficiency and how his story with magic parallels with Hagrid's; the heavy use of "obliviate"

- Jacob Kowalski as a vehicle for an older audience introduced to magic; JK Rolls = JK Rowling???; how muggles and wizards reflect each other in America vs the UK

- GRINDELWALD: how did he transform?? And other thoughts and theories!

- Credence & Co: thoughts on the witch’s mark; Credence <3 <3 (how much does he know, though?)

- Graves… is a follower of Grindelwald? (Where is he?)

- Theseus Scamander and the beasts behind his name

- Puns puns puns

- How the films might incorporate seeds planted in the first movie

Next time: CHARACTERS!!

Nov 14, 2016

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 Play!
  • TRAILERS! (A New Hero, Comic Con, Trailer 2)
  • How much has J.K. Rowling planned? How much has been in her head since 2007?
  • How much will Pottermore info feed into the film experience? How much will not reading Pottermore take away from it?
  • So many plots: potentially interesting, potentially disastrous
  • J.K. Rowling: how will her writing style translate on screen?
  • More to Queenie than meets the eye
  • How will guns play into the magical world? How will Fantastic Beasts' interaction with the No-Maj world differ from Harry Potter? For the first time, we're not at school!
  • Will we see Ilvermorny??
  • Paris as location for the second film: will we get a new city for every movie?
  • GRINDELWALD... and Johnny Depp??
  • Saul's thoughts on Paris: THE THEORY TO BEAT ALL THEORIES.
  • What's Newt got to do with it, got to do with it?
  • Will we get a Cursed Child link? (And, side-note, would that legitimize the canonization of the play?)
  • How will future films be named?
  • New magic
  • More thoughts and fears regarding the Johnny Depp casting

Next time, our thoughts and reactions to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the movie)!!