Today I’m Recommending… SpeakBeasty!

Do you find yourself obsessed with a certain British mazizoologist?

MuggleNet’s relatively new podcast SpeakBeasty is dedicated to providing bi-weekly discussions on not only Newt, but the entire franchise!

They just celebrated their first birthday a few months ago and two weeks ago they had none other than Dan Fogler aka Jacob Kowalski on to guest host! They’re moving quickly, folks. They’re the only MuggleNet podcast to have hosted a main character from the Wizarding World!

I started listening to them about seven or eight months ago and am super attached now. 

I’m recommending them particularly because of my favorite segments: the Newt Case, where they discuss fantastical beasts, and the Time Turner where they discuss historical events in the muggle/Fantastic Beasts time frame! 

My commute is FOUR HOURS round trip THREE TIMES a week and I am telling you that SpeakBeasty is the only thing that keeps me sane!

Give them a listen! Newt would be disappointed if you didn’t. 


Today I’m recommending… Alohomora!

Good news, there’s something that can cure long boring stretches of time and feed our Potter mania. It’s been around for years (literally) but I’ve only been in-the-know for a year(ish). I regret every life decision that kept me from this pure genius and once you hear it you will too.

It’s called: Alohomora!

What is it? A global re-read of Harry Potter.

Now, they’re halfway through Deathly Hallows, but don’t let that deter you! There is an archive of every episode they’ve done. Basically what each episode consists of is a group of hosts reading the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter and doing in-depth discussion. If you’re a fan of delving deeper into the characters and world that we know and love, this podcast is for you.

In the beginning, each podcast covers two chapters, every two weeks at a time but as it grew a fanbase, the hosts decide that there was PLENTY of discussion for one chapter per episode every week (agreed!).

Right now I’m listening to each new episode as it comes out (every Saturday) but I also went back to the beginning and plan to listen to them all in chronological order. If you drive a lot like me, that’s what I recommend you do too.

The hosts are hilarious, and there’s SO MUCH audience participation. They read comments and have a question of the week and even have a fan guest host. There’s lots of Lupin love, declaration of homegirls (McGonagall, I’m looking’ at you), and Draco redemption theories. This is the podcast for the ultimate Harry Potter fan.

Mugglenet has several podcasts that I haven’t checked out yet but will be super soon.

Find your favorite and let me know about it!