Episode 51: Hipster Dumbeldore

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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National Domestic Violence Hotline

RAINN (National Sexual Assault Hotline)

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Laura B says:

    If you are going to do a discussion like this you MUST have your facts correct. The photos were not taken by the police. The police came to the condo after the 911 call. They insisted on entering the condo even after Ms Heard tried to refuse them. They insisted they had to enter and check everything. They stated they saw no damage and no injury to Ms Heard. The photos of the supposed injuries we sold to People magazine where they would not be authenticated. They were NOT submitted to the police when she made her abuse claim for the TRO. At first, she sent a demand letter to Mr. Depp stating if he gave her three condos and paid all expenses with no end date, $50K for an indefinite period, the range rover, $125K in legal/business fees plus a multi million divorce settlement she would agree to a quick divorce. Otherwise she was going to claim abuse. She filed for s divorce re irreconcilable differences. When Mr.Depp refused to her blackmail demands, THEN she filed for abuse. None of the photos or evidence of other “testimony”she sold to the media are admissible. When she refused to do her deposition twice, on the third try to refused to finish her statements on record under oath snd WITHDREW her claim of abuse. The judge reviewed all the evidence and lists submitted by both sides and DISMISSED the claim WITH PREJIDUCE. In doing so, Mr. Depp was never able to speak to the abuse claim. He was never able to tell his side on record. After the abuse claim was dismissed, they reached a settlement for their divorce based on California community property laws (as they had no prenup). The settlement had nothing to do with the abuse allegations. In addition, they made a joint statement that there was no intent of abuse (which was opposite what she claimed throughout their relationship so there was no abuse) and no one lied FOR FINANCIAL GAINS…which is why in the legal joint statement she said and must donate the settlement. Don’t say abuse can happen without intent…because according to all her statements of her supposedly abuse, it would have had to be intentional. She lied. Depp I saw not guilty and all claims were withdrawn and dismissed!


  2. Thank you for the discourse on the Depp issue!

    Still not paying to watch Murder on the Orient Express because of Depp though, even though my dad was talking about how good it is. I am making an exception for the Fantastic Beasts series because of how invested I am in the wizarding world franchise, but I won’t be paying to see anything else he has been in.

    Also, the ex he had kids with is called Vanessa.


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