Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 11: Your Honor, I present this piglet as witness for the defense

This week, we discuss: Harry’s angst puzzle; Hermione really doesn’t know him at all; NO ONE IS GOING TO KILL ANYONE OKAY; Evil Hermione; dead family guilt trips; the need for Pensieves in law enforcement; world-building and violating continuity by way of The Last Jedi; damn the man; the flobberworms asked for none of this; does anyone ever leave Azkaban?; medieval animal trials and executions; how to serve eviction…

Bonus Episode: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer

WE RETURN!! And just in time for the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We’re equal parts vindicated, consternated, annoyed and intrigued, so join us for our breakdown! Also, if you’d like to watch the trailer for yourself, check it out here. Advanced Muggle Studies is not responsible for any…

Drunk Potterwatch: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

In our second Drunk Potterwatch, your Professors tackle Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Join us as we squeak every time a Niffler appears, and discuss costumes, Eddie Redmayne’s face, Tina’s missing balls, whether or not Ezra Miller is handsome, inbred No-Majs, Neil Gorsuch Shaw and Fox News, magical umbrellas, Newt and Hagrid BFFs, magical creature trafficking,…

Fantastic Beasts, Part 2: Tempests in Teapots and Force Lightning Level

We’re back, with Part 2 of our Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them discussion!  In this episode we pick up at the most disturbing execution scene, and discuss: moral implications of the death penalty, echoes of concentration camps, egregious waste of government chair funds, the occasional superiority of Muggle logic, magic makeup is a…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Discussion Part 1

This week on Advanced Muggle Studies, we discuss: fashy haircuts and stylish Nazis, American religious fundamentalism, eminently believable witches, nominative determinism, the best way to ruin My Fair Lady forever, sexy alternate universes, homoerotic manipulation, magical threat levels, how to ACTUALLY get expelled from Hogwarts, and why a magical espionage is a great career path…