This thread has been created to house discussion related to recent MuggleCast episodes. For those unfamiliar with MuggleCast, it's a branch off of MuggleNet.com. The exact link is here. You can download it straight from the Internet or you can subscribe (for free) to it using the Podcast option in iTunes. This broadcast is a weekly radio show and is roughly an hour long. It contains in-depth discussion and theories based around the six Harry Potter books as well as rumors/theories regarding the 7th, and final, book. The current episode was released 2 days ago and contains many different explanations and theories around some of the more complex and less understandable themes and events of Harry Potter. Listen in and then discuss away! This week's MuggleCast Summary (1/24): - Ciaran guest hosts - Andrew occassionally sounds like a robot because of a glitch with his mic - We got the scoop on John Noe's first days in his college dorm - Main Topic: Rubeus Hagrid - Why does he have a love for magical and usually dangerous creatures? - We discuss his training as a wizard - What happened with Hagrid the night of Voldemort's demise? - Where's the motorcycle? - How much does Hagrid know about Tom Riddle? - We explore his parentage and his relationship with Grawp - Why has JKR kept him alive and what role will he play in Book 7? - Will he survive Book 7? - Where did he go after his expulsion from school? - How much does Hagrid know about the grounds at Hogwarts? - Has Robbie Coltrane done a good job portraying everyone's favorite half-giant? - What does being the Keeper of the Keys actually mean? - Can Hagrid become Headmaster or is it more likely he'll end up Head of Gryffindor? - Is Ginny a Horcrux? - Did fake Moody's foe glass show us something important? - Did Snape use Occlumency on the Astronomy Tower? - Dueling Club: Arthur vs. Lucius and Hermione vs. Ginny - Interview with Luna Lovegood hopeful who made it to the 2nd round - Ciaran's Irish Joke of the Day - Next week's discussion: Ron Weasley Discuss below!