Episode 27: Good Old Newtles

Kick off 2017 with hosts Ariel, Lizzie, and Shannen, along with listener guest host Ann, for Episode 27 of SpeakBeasty!  Delve into everything we learned about Newt Scamander from the movies, learn about what the holidays were like in the 1920s, and discover the weirdness that is the Kelpie!

*WARNING: This episode has MAJOR spoilers for Fantastic Beasts!*

Episode 27: Good Old Newtles

This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Listener Ann guest hosts!
→ Happy New Year!
The Phoenix Register: The DVD is out in April!
→ “It’s called Capitalism, Shannen!”
→ Tina belongs in every house.
→ Death potion? Good times.
→ Newt as the Crocodile Hunter?
→ “A sad fic waiting to happen…”
→ How to get on Jacob’s level.
→ Did Newt and Leta have a platonic friendship?
→ Good old Newtles.
The Time Turner: Holidays in the 1920s!
→ “Christmas was more flammable!”
The Newt Case: Kelpies!
→ Water horse demon things.

PODCAST QUESTION: Which character would you like us to discuss at length next episode and why?

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosmerta says:

    The Barebones would be an interesting discussion subject.
    Why is Mary Lou so obsessed with witches and 2nd Salemers?
    Is there, was there a Mr Barebone?
    Why did Mary Lou adopt (or abducted?) children likely to be from Wizards?
    Are Credence, Chastity & Modesty related?
    What would happen to Modesty after loosing her adopted family?
    Who were all those children who distributing leaflets?
    Where did the Barebones money come from?
    Minalima produced those leaflets, which include more details eg regular weekly meetings etc.


    1. Marjolaine says:

      Yes ! We need a Barebones talk ! Do we know if the 2nd Salemers are “just” Mary Lou and her kids or could she be part of a larger organisation ? I’m still puzzled by the 2nd Salemers… I guess we were many to imagine something bigger and more powerful than that… Even if the message Jo give us with Mary Lou’s character is pretty strong and chilling.


  2. Marjolaine says:

    Great episode ! About Newt’s magical knowledges : he’s around 30 in 192 6, if he was expelled at 16, he really had time to complete his learning after leaving Hogwarts. Travelling is a very good way to complete any formation. I’ll like to see if he learned other kind of magic in other countries. About Care of Magical Creatures, I don’t think that existed during Newt’s years. His book is the first book of this kind and changed the way wizards consider magical creatures. Newt’s works is probably the reason this lesson is created in Hogwarts.

    About the question of the week : what about Seraphina Pickery ? I’m quite disappointed by her very minor role in the movie. Jo and Pottermore gave us so many details about her, she was the only one we knew the Ilvermorny house, wand’s origine and even that she’s left handed (?) ! She was presented as such a badass character… If we don’t see her more in the next movies I really don’t understand why Jo gave so many details about her. But how can she be in futur movies, since we are leaving USA ? Or maybe it’s a lost plot line… Or maybe Jo is planning a spinoff about her ??


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