CONTENT WARNING: This episode features an at length main discussion about J.K. Rowling’s recent statement about Johnny Depp, and some of the content may be triggering to listeners who are assault or rape survivors. If this material would be triggering, we encourage you to skip the main discussion for this episode and listen to our other segments. If you or someone you know is in crisis for dealing with assault, you are not alone, and we urge you to seek help, by using hotlines mentioned at the bottom of this article. Thank you.

Hosts Aurelia, Haley, and MuggleNet staff guest host Lizzie, are here for an intense discussion on J.K. Rowling’s recent statement’s about Johnny Depp’s casting, a chat about the newly released photos, and to dish on German folklore.

Episode 51: Hipster Dumbledore


This time on SpeakBeasty:

→ Guest host Lizzie G. joins us!
The Phoenix Register: Straight outta the Paris sewers.
→ Eddie has legs for days.
→ Newt’s coat is the new Harry’s shirt.
→ “Albus, NO.”
→ Plot twist: Ariana lives?
→ Warner Bros worked with her on this.
→ “This feels backwards.”
→ “How did we get here in the first place?”
→ Let’s not create a hierarchy of what’s “worse”.
The Newt Case: Knecht Ruprecht!
→ German folklore is fun.
→ Did Santa use house elves?

Podcast Question: If Haley’s theory were true, who would you want to see as Grindelwald in the next 3 films?

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