Episode 91: Mildly Interesting People and How to Make Sure They're Okay

Jul 14, 04:00 PM

Join hosts Amy, Lizzie, and Michael, as well as special guest, Mike Schubert of Potterless!   → Phoenix Register: Amy and Lizzie waited 8 hours to ride the new Hagrid coaster.  
→ Owl Post: Representation, it’s not that hard! 
 
→ Main Discussion: Has Fantastic Beasts enticed an new generation of people to explore Potter? → Time Turner: The Potter family! 
 Podcast question: Is Fantastic Beasts using Harry Potter to keep its audience captivated?

Join hosts Amy, Lizzie, and Michael, as well as special guest, Mike Schubert of Potterless

→ Check out Potterless for a non-rose-tinted-glasses approach to the Potter series with no previous nostalgia. → Don’t be racist!  → Phoenix Register: Amy and Lizzie waited 8 hours to ride the new Hagrid coaster.  → Owl Post: Representation, it’s not that hard!  → Idris Elba as Grindelwald? Yes please.  → Main Discussion: Has Fantastic Beasts enticed an new generation of people to explore Potter? What are some similarities and differences between the characters? → “The real beasts are the friends we made along the way” → “Oh no - he hasn’t seen the sequel.” → Is Filch Gunther or Mr. Heckles? → “Hagrid is gorgeous, how dare you.” → Does Fantastic Beasts stand alone as a series or can you only enjoy it after you’ve read Harry Potter? → Time Turner: The Potter family!  → “Sorry Grandma, your last name is Fleamont, so...” → “The Confundables are so confounding.” → What’s on the horizon for Potterless?  → We say goodbye to our dear friend and host, Michael, as he moves on to pursue other adventures. 

Podcast question: Is Fantastic Beasts using Harry Potter to keep its audience captivated, and if so, how?