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

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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?

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