26: Fantastic Beasts and Puffs – Sometimes It’s Not About Harry

Harry Potter fans rejoice! With the film release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the success of the (unrelated) Off-Broadway play, Puffs, Kyle Willoughby and Claire White are ready to talk about magical creatures and the dangers of a wizarding education. Special guest, Matt Cox, playwright of Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, joins them. Kyle goes in-depth on some of the many mythical connections weaved into J.K. Rowling’s creatures and Claire describes the process that brought back England’s most successful film franchise. Matt discusses his long appreciation of the Harry Potter books and the writing of his (unrelated) play. They conclude with their thoughts on Fantastic Beasts.

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