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PotterCast 169: The Cat's Meow

Posted by: Edward
October 13, 2008, 01:50 AM

We have for you tonight the 169th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast for your audible enjoyment. This week, the show kicks off with the latest in Harry Potter news with Sue, including news on charitable contributions from Alan Rickman and Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton previews from a new TV series, Chris Rankin on his character in “Deathly Hallows,” Ralph Fiennes on Lord Voldemort, and the “Half-Blood Prince” book reaching the number one spot on’s UK All Time Best Selling list. Bit-by-Bit then takes on Chapter 14 of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” which deals with the Trio’s first moments in the forest after the hasty Ministry apparation. Next, our own Sue Upton sits down with our own Melissa Anelli for the first of a two part interview on her upcoming book, “Harry, A History.” The interview features Melissa discussing her book in great detail , the history of the Harry Potter world, Melissa’s own experience in the fandom, the community as a whole, and so much more. This episode then wraps up with the latest on Moochka’s wizard rock band, and Melissa’s Avon Walk for breast cancer, and Witches Who Wrock on iTunes. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

“The Cat’s Meow”

- Podcasting from the skies.
- Instruction manual on cat training.
- Thoughts on Percy and Voldemort.
- Dawlish is a Frat Boy.
- A Twinkie with legs.
- Sue interviews our own Melissa.
- Crooks and the Shanks.
- Breast Cancer wrapup and a taxi cab.

RT: 80:08

Producer: John Noe

Editors: Stede Bonnett and Andrew Garner

LeakyCon 2009: A Harry Potter Conference in Boston
“Harry, A History” Website
Podcast Alley

Direct download (37 MB).
Direct download low-bandwidth (9 MB).

Remember you don't need an iPod to listen. Listen easily on iTunes, which you can download and install here, by clicking here to listen, or you can just use the streaming Flash player at or just on the right side of this page. Discussion of the PotterCast is right here. Enjoy!

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Posted by k on October 13, 2008, 07:46 PM report to moderator
Posted by Esther on October 13, 2008, 10:27 PM report to moderator

Great show guys! I laughed so hard when Jingle Cats was brought up! I listened to that too when I was a little kid!

Posted by elven*princess221 on October 14, 2008, 03:52 AM report to moderator

Is Leaky still alive?

Posted by Arithmancer on October 14, 2008, 10:08 PM report to moderator

To clarify my previous post: I haven’t been able to get to Leaky with my usual browser (Firefox) for a whole day, and now that I try with Explorer I see that there haven’t been any comments recently. Is something wrong with the site, or is it just a problem on my end?

Posted by Arithmancer on October 14, 2008, 10:43 PM report to moderator

Hiyas All – need to point out that the “charm” salve hexium’ salve from the latin does have many “types of meaning” save, keep safe, keep safe and sound, healing ointment, soothe and so-on. It can be deduceced that the protective charm used during Hermione creating a “safe invisible shield” to “hide behind” that the charm would mean in our “upto-date language” ‘save from hexes’ thus protecting them from minor hexes together with other charms put in place would, keep them all hidden and prevent minor “revealing hexes” from uncovering their “secret hidaway”. This is my take on the words maybe other people will interpret it differently.

Posted by Flittwick on October 16, 2008, 02:00 PM report to moderator

This is just a general observation about the Podcast itself, but Melissa really needs a new mic. Hers is picking up way too much background fuzz, and it’s fuzzy-ing out her voice. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it, guys.

Posted by Crow on October 20, 2008, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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