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Title: MuggleCast
Created by: Andrew Sims
Date(s): 2005-present
Focus: news, theories, analysis, interviews
Fandom: Harry Potter
External Links: Website

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MuggleCast is a long-running podcast about the Harry Potter universe. Initially connected to the website MuggleNet, the podcast separated from MuggleNet in 2011. It is one of the earliest and most well-known Harry Potter podcasts, receiving attention in the mainstream media and securing interviews with several prominent figures involved in the production of the Harry Potter books and movies.


The first episode of MuggleCast was released on 7 August 2005, shortly after the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, making it one of the earliest Harry Potter podcasts (beating PotterCast by two weeks).


  • Andrew Sims (2005-present)
  • Micah Tannenbaum (2005-present)
  • Eric Scull (2005-present)
  • Laura Tee (2006-present)
  • Jamie Lawrence (2005-2010?)
  • Ben Schoen (2005-2009?)
  • Kevin Steck (2005-2008?)
  • Matt Britton (2007-2011?)
  • Mikey Bouchereau (2007-2009?)


  • Chapter-by-Chapter
  • Quizzitch
  • Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul
  • Jamie’s British Joke of the Day
  • Make the Connection/Make the Music Connection
  • Dueling Club

Pickle Pack

On 29 April 2007, MuggleCast announced a pay-for-content site[1]. The name originated from a long-running joke on the podcast after Andrew Sims jokingly started an episode by referring to listeners as "Potter pickles"[2].

Members of PicklePack received a t-shirt and access to exclusive MuggleCast bonus content, such as vlogs created by the hosts and show note documents. It served a similar function to what Patreon does today.

Live Shows

In summer 2007, surrounding the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the podcast went on tour, playing 13 shows in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, with most shows hosted in libraries and Borders bookstores[3].

They continue to perform live shows at conventions like LeakyCon.