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PotterCast 179: Best of 2008!

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2008, 05:34 PM

It's that time once again to take a walk down memory lane with the PotterCasters, as they reminisce about 2008 and all that this past year had to offer.  The 179th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, beings with a look back at some of the biggest and favorite news stories of 2008, including the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the almost release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dan Radcliffe debuting on Broadway in Equus, the prequel card, the release of Harry, A History, LeakyCon 2009, and much more.  We then go through some of your favorite PotterCast moments from 2008.  Join us for this look back at the past year and count down to 2009!  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

"Best of 2008!"
  • The Quartet reminisce about the previous year in the Potter fandom and PotterCast, each with their own favorite moments!
  • Fan favorite moments fill the rest of the show with the best of 2008 clips from the show!
RT: 132:05

Producer: John Noe
Editor: Armin Vollstedt

Contributing Editors:
Michael Beckett
Kaitlin Menzie
Briana Roop
Andrew Garner

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Wow! Amazing! Thanks for everything leaky!!

Posted by Amanda!!! on December 31, 2008, 05:42 PM report to moderator

It’s not on iTunes yet?

Posted by Jeff on December 31, 2008, 05:56 PM report to moderator

Yay! New Pottercast to bring in the New Year!

Posted by Hermionegirl on December 31, 2008, 06:05 PM report to moderator
Ravenclaw from Glenn

WOW! Two Hours and Twelve minutes! It’s PotterCastTastic!

Posted by Ravenclaw from Glenn on December 31, 2008, 06:06 PM report to moderator

Oh and @ Jeff- it’s on iTunes.

Posted by Hermionegirl on December 31, 2008, 06:07 PM report to moderator
Andrea Joy

Yayyy!! Can’t wait to listen! =)

Posted by Andrea Joy on December 31, 2008, 06:10 PM report to moderator

Yay, can’t wait!

Posted by Sam on December 31, 2008, 06:11 PM report to moderator
Jeff itouch iTunes stores must update slow or something :(
Posted by Jeff on December 31, 2008, 06:19 PM report to moderator
Lillie Lovegood

YAY! Thank you leaky! I tried to survive on Mugglecast to give them a fair chance but got soo bored (no offence) xxxx HAPPY NEW YEAR!
my new year resoloution is to try harder to be in a herry potter film! I PRACICLY LIVE ON THE SET COME ON!!! lol

Lillie age 13

Posted by Lillie Lovegood on December 31, 2008, 06:39 PM report to moderator

Whee! Now this is a Happy New Year! blows noisemakers

Posted by Witchchylde on December 31, 2008, 06:56 PM report to moderator

To all of Leaky, all of the staff, all of the hosts, all of the “Fiddys” and “Fitties” alike out there, and to all the people who have grown this network of fans, thank you so so so much for a wonderful year filled with entertainment, conversation, support, laughs, and all the really, really wonderful honest gifts you give all members of this community every day, every hour, to the second.
Thank you all! All of you make my life filled with so much more laughs, theories, events, celebrations and parties, and just general good cheer and support! Thank you so, so much. I’ve only started checking up on Leaky within the last handful of months, and i am ADDICTED! I have it bookmarked, i have the widgets, i just joined, I’m friends with Melissa on Facebook, of course I’m subscribed to the podcasts, and to the fitting it in podcast, and am looking forward to the tour of pottercast coming to Santa Monica or LA sometime again soon!!
Love you guys and have a FANTASTIC New Year!
Being within Leaky is like entering Honeydukes Sweetshop—every sweet and wonderful and zainy thing you could ever want—only you don’t need any knuts, sickles, or galleons to enjoy it. The galleons are in the friendships here
Sorry for this very sentimental message that reminds me irrevocably of Slughorn, but if there is a time to write this sort of thing, New Year’s Eve may be it!

Posted by givemesomeTLC on December 31, 2008, 06:59 PM report to moderator
Lillie Lovegood

And it is now officialy New Year!( In Scotland) Let it be a good one to all you wonderfull Harry filled people out there. xxxxxxx
Lots of Love Lillie
Can I be a Pottercaster when I grow up ?? xxx

Posted by Lillie Lovegood on December 31, 2008, 07:00 PM report to moderator

I’m sitting here listening to pottercast to end 2008 and begin 2009. I love pottercast!! u guys rock.

Posted by kay on December 31, 2008, 11:32 PM report to moderator

Okay so all the stuff with Jo is great of course. Some things I had forgotten about, “Pistachio!” for the bowl of walnuts, and “Kingsley I choose you!!” Oh my gosh that had me crying the first time I heard it, but it was a joy to laugh at it again, and of cours “Wak-a-Deatheater” also very funny, cause really movie Moody is not at all what I pictured Moody like, (Not your fault Brendan Gleeson) just the way they designed him, and the Durmstrang stafs are cool, Moody’s not so much. and his strap on eye? No, thank you, it looks cheap and I am sure magic can do better than that.

Any way Happy New Year, thanks for the laughs!

Posted by Carebie on January 01, 2009, 03:49 AM report to moderator
Lillie Lovegood


I laughed for weeks xx

Posted by Lillie Lovegood on January 02, 2009, 12:21 PM report to moderator
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