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MuggleCast is the original Harry Potter podcast. The show launched in 2005 and has always been a place for fans to get the latest Wizarding World news, theories, and analysis from their fellow Harry Potter fans. News, theories, fandom - these three elements have always been the bread and butter of our show.

Since 2016, support and collaboration with our listeners via Patreon has allowed us to begin releasing episodes of MuggleCast weekly -- just like the old days! We’ve enjoyed meeting patrons in person at the Fantastic Beasts premiere in New York City and at our online Hangouts. In our first year on Patreon we mailed over 600 pieces of album art, shipped over 200 t-shirts, recorded a dozen bonus MuggleCast segments and completed our re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, all for patrons only. In 2017 we continued sending out album art, completed a re-read of Chamber of Secrets, hosted dozens of Patreon-exclusive live streams, released many more Bonus MuggleCasts, started bringing Patrons onto MuggleCast itself, and so much more.

In early 2018 we launched the 777 Challenge which brought our Patreon to the next level in terms of benefits and listener support. And over the spring and early summer we completed one of our most ambitious projects yet: Sending out house-colored mugs (get it? MUGgleCast?) to all of our $5+ Patrons! 

Your support keeps the show going, and in return, we are dedicated to hooking you up with sweet benefits. With the recent releases of The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, both Harry Potter and critical discussion are in an exciting new era, and your friends at MuggleCast are ready to continue pouring over every new detail. 

No theory is safe!

MuggleCast Voicemail Line: 1 (920) 3-MUGGLE (USA)
Mailing Address: MuggleCast. 4044 N. Lincoln Ave, #144, Chicago IL 60618
Tiers
First Years
$2 or more per month
Thank you so much for helping us produce more episodes! At this level, you'll receive:


  • Ad-free MuggleCast: All episodes of MuggleCast will be released on Patreon, and the episodes will have no advertising (except for some Patreon plugs). We are booking advertising for the show in 2017, but Patrons won't have to hear them since you're already supporting us!

  • Thank You: We greatly appreciate your support of the show! We'll add your name to our "Thank You" page on MuggleCast.com. It's kind of like having your portrait hung up somewhere in Hogwarts.

  • Access to Show Notes: You no longer need to be an accomplished Legilimens to find out what we're thinking. You'll have direct access to how we plan each and every episode.
     
  • Access to our Recording Studio: We'll let you listen live to us recording each new episode of MuggleCast. You'll also be able to influence the conversation thanks to a chat room.
Dumbledore's Army
$5 or more per month
Welcome to the army! You're helping us reach our goals, and to thank you, you'll receive the above benefits plus:

  • New! Exclusive Facebook Group: Much like Dumbledore's Army, we have a need for our own Room of Requirement. Talk Potter all day, all night with the hosts and fellow patrons on Facebook! This group will be the most efficient way to interact with our close-knit community. Patrons will receive an invite from us to join the group.

  • Discussion Topic: You can control the direction of discussion and don't need a wand to do it! Each episode we'll choose a topic suggested by members of the Order of the Phoenix to talk about on the show, OR we'll pose a question just to members of this level and read your answers live on air! 

  • A Physical Gift: From 2018 onward we're mailing a gift each year to our Patrons who've been pledging for at least six months! In 2016 we sent out signed album art, and in 2018 we sent out house-colored coffee mugs ("No Latte Is Safe"!).

  • Bonus MuggleCast: Each month we'll release two additional pieces of MuggleCast exclusively on Patreon. These will be a mix of bloopers, extended conversations, and/or additional segments (like games, analysis, etc).
Slug Club
$10 or more per month
A toast to MuggleCast's brightest and best! Thank you for being a top supporter. We welcome you with open arms to the Slug Club  -- You're helping the show expand to new levels.


For pledging at this level you'll receive all of the above benefits, plus the following brand new features:


  • New! Monthly Meeting: "A toast, to Hogwarts' brightest and best!" Andrew, Micah, and Eric will be hosting a Google Hangout once a month prior to recording a new episode. Slug Club members can join us (on video!) to chat about ~whatever~.


  • Co-host MuggleCast: For the first time ever, we're bringing listeners on to the show for full episodes. If you pledge at this level you will be invited to be a co-host in the future! We'll be randomly selecting each co-host and promise to get on everyone who applies. If you're not comfortable being on the show for the full episode, we'd be happy to involve you in a different way.

  • Monthly Wizarding World giveaway: The Gringotts vaults are opening and you're going to benefit! All $10 Patrons will be automatically entered into a giveaway each month where Funkos and other Harry Potter /Fantastic Beasts merchandise will be up for grabs.
Goals
777 – reached! patrons
It's time to hit the most magical number in the Harry Potter series! If we hit this new goal, and maintain it through May, we'll do the following in the summer:
  • 2-hour live episode filled with call-ins as they come in
  • The Holiday movie commentary
  • We’ll hold a poll to figure out what our next Harry Potter movie commentary will be -- Whichever the winner is, we’ll do it
  • Later in the year, all Patrons who pledge $5 or more will receive a new MuggleCast mug for no extra charge. This is for the first 800 $5+ Patrons only (including those who are already pledged). Check out the design above! And yes, you'll get to select which Hogwarts House color you'll receive!

  • Can’t wait til summer or later for the extra benefits? In April, should we hit 777 supporters by March 31, we will host a live video stream on Patreon after the three of us see The Cursed Child on Broadway.
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MuggleCast is the original Harry Potter podcast. The show launched in 2005 and has always been a place for fans to get the latest Wizarding World news, theories, and analysis from their fellow Harry Potter fans. News, theories, fandom - these three elements have always been the bread and butter of our show.

Since 2016, support and collaboration with our listeners via Patreon has allowed us to begin releasing episodes of MuggleCast weekly -- just like the old days! We’ve enjoyed meeting patrons in person at the Fantastic Beasts premiere in New York City and at our online Hangouts. In our first year on Patreon we mailed over 600 pieces of album art, shipped over 200 t-shirts, recorded a dozen bonus MuggleCast segments and completed our re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, all for patrons only. In 2017 we continued sending out album art, completed a re-read of Chamber of Secrets, hosted dozens of Patreon-exclusive live streams, released many more Bonus MuggleCasts, started bringing Patrons onto MuggleCast itself, and so much more.

In early 2018 we launched the 777 Challenge which brought our Patreon to the next level in terms of benefits and listener support. And over the spring and early summer we completed one of our most ambitious projects yet: Sending out house-colored mugs (get it? MUGgleCast?) to all of our $5+ Patrons! 

Your support keeps the show going, and in return, we are dedicated to hooking you up with sweet benefits. With the recent releases of The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, both Harry Potter and critical discussion are in an exciting new era, and your friends at MuggleCast are ready to continue pouring over every new detail. 

No theory is safe!

MuggleCast Voicemail Line: 1 (920) 3-MUGGLE (USA)
Mailing Address: MuggleCast. 4044 N. Lincoln Ave, #144, Chicago IL 60618

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Tiers
First Years
$2 or more per month
Thank you so much for helping us produce more episodes! At this level, you'll receive:


  • Ad-free MuggleCast: All episodes of MuggleCast will be released on Patreon, and the episodes will have no advertising (except for some Patreon plugs). We are booking advertising for the show in 2017, but Patrons won't have to hear them since you're already supporting us!

  • Thank You: We greatly appreciate your support of the show! We'll add your name to our "Thank You" page on MuggleCast.com. It's kind of like having your portrait hung up somewhere in Hogwarts.

  • Access to Show Notes: You no longer need to be an accomplished Legilimens to find out what we're thinking. You'll have direct access to how we plan each and every episode.
     
  • Access to our Recording Studio: We'll let you listen live to us recording each new episode of MuggleCast. You'll also be able to influence the conversation thanks to a chat room.
Dumbledore's Army
$5 or more per month
Welcome to the army! You're helping us reach our goals, and to thank you, you'll receive the above benefits plus:

  • New! Exclusive Facebook Group: Much like Dumbledore's Army, we have a need for our own Room of Requirement. Talk Potter all day, all night with the hosts and fellow patrons on Facebook! This group will be the most efficient way to interact with our close-knit community. Patrons will receive an invite from us to join the group.

  • Discussion Topic: You can control the direction of discussion and don't need a wand to do it! Each episode we'll choose a topic suggested by members of the Order of the Phoenix to talk about on the show, OR we'll pose a question just to members of this level and read your answers live on air! 

  • A Physical Gift: From 2018 onward we're mailing a gift each year to our Patrons who've been pledging for at least six months! In 2016 we sent out signed album art, and in 2018 we sent out house-colored coffee mugs ("No Latte Is Safe"!).

  • Bonus MuggleCast: Each month we'll release two additional pieces of MuggleCast exclusively on Patreon. These will be a mix of bloopers, extended conversations, and/or additional segments (like games, analysis, etc).
Slug Club
$10 or more per month
A toast to MuggleCast's brightest and best! Thank you for being a top supporter. We welcome you with open arms to the Slug Club  -- You're helping the show expand to new levels.


For pledging at this level you'll receive all of the above benefits, plus the following brand new features:


  • New! Monthly Meeting: "A toast, to Hogwarts' brightest and best!" Andrew, Micah, and Eric will be hosting a Google Hangout once a month prior to recording a new episode. Slug Club members can join us (on video!) to chat about ~whatever~.


  • Co-host MuggleCast: For the first time ever, we're bringing listeners on to the show for full episodes. If you pledge at this level you will be invited to be a co-host in the future! We'll be randomly selecting each co-host and promise to get on everyone who applies. If you're not comfortable being on the show for the full episode, we'd be happy to involve you in a different way.

  • Monthly Wizarding World giveaway: The Gringotts vaults are opening and you're going to benefit! All $10 Patrons will be automatically entered into a giveaway each month where Funkos and other Harry Potter /Fantastic Beasts merchandise will be up for grabs.