Episode • July 31, 2017

Show Notes

There’s been so much Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts news – we had to devote a whole episode to the Wizarding World!


Harry Potter again? We saw some big developments in the Wizarding World this last month. The folks at Warner Bros. unveiled many new details concerning Fantastic Beasts 2 — and we’re here to dissect and discuss everything we’ve learned. On top of that, June marked the 20 year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the beginning of the Harry Potter series. July marked the 10 year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the end of the Harry Potter series. We reminisce on what Harry Potter has meant to us.

What you’ll find in this episode…

  • Bookstacked writer Alice joins us for this special Wizarding World episode!
  • Michael is reading Alexandra Bracken’s upcoming book, and Addie is deep into baking recipes.
  • Alice recommends not watching the Outlander television show with your mother.
  • There was a MASSIVE Fantastic Beasts news dump this last month!
  • Grindelwald will be making his big escape. What will his goal be in this movie?
  • Will we be seeing Dumbledore flashbacks in Fantastic Beasts 2?
  • Saul re-shares his Philosopher’s Stone/Fantastic Beasts 2 theory.
  • We speculate how the magical circus might come into play.
  • Dumbledore will apparently be tracking Grindelwald down — why is he reaching out to Newt for help?
  • How long will Newt stay relevant to the series?
  • Tina, Queenie, Jacob and Credence are all coming back!
  • Will we ever see Ilvermorny?
  • Fantastic Beasts Illustrated editions are on their way!
  • We share how we discovered Harry Potter, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Philosopher’s Stone and the 10th anniversary of Deathly Hallows.
  • In not-Harry Potter news, John Green announced his next book, Turtles All the Way Down!
  • We geek out about the ‘Ready Player One’ trailer.

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