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PotterCast 176: Fondling Horklumps

Posted by: Edward
December 06, 2008, 10:24 AM

The 176th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online with our live show celebrating Beedle the Bard, from Books of Wonder in New York City!  The PotterCast quartet and Scholastic Senior Editor Cheryl Klein, continuity editor on the Harry Potter books, sit down for an hour and a half to discuss Beedle, our reactions to it, and more.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

"Fondling Horklumps"
  • Discussing the editing of the book.
  • Witches in magical folklore.
  • Why was Dumbledore writing the book in the first place.
  • What our favorite tales say about us.
  • Do Harry Potter books come out at just the right times?
  • Is the Three Brothers allegory?
  • Death as a character.
  • Censorship discussion throughout the Beedle tales.
  • John has serious questions about Animagus reproduction.
  • Dawlish Bounce.
  • Fondling Horklumps.
  • And more!
RT: 84:33

Producer: John Noe

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Direct download (30 MB).
Coming Soon: Direct download low-bandwidth (8 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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fly AWAY

caught “FONDLING HORKLUMPS”——-How great is JK?

Posted by fly AWAY on December 07, 2008, 11:33 AM report to moderator

hahah JK’s too much! I loved Beedle, Dumbledore’re commentaries especially.

Posted by Ginger on December 07, 2008, 12:20 PM report to moderator

What happened PotterCast 175? lol

Posted by KatetheKeeper on December 07, 2008, 01:15 PM report to moderator

I was there, and it was totally the best experience I’ve had in months! I won the trivia game, and I was the one who brought the discussion back to Animagi, to most of the Pottercasters’ chagrin XD

Posted by hpboy13 on December 07, 2008, 01:35 PM report to moderator

my mum lurVz harry potter shes read lYk awl tha books 20 times each wahhttt…

Posted by jasmine on December 07, 2008, 06:17 PM report to moderator

Maybe this is like swearing in the church, but it amazes me you haven’t sorted out the sound yet – after 176 episodes of PotterCast! I don’t want to sound grumpy or ungrateful or something, but I don’t understand why it has to be like it is now. Some people sound like they’re on the other side of the room, and others like they’re inside a barrel or bottle.

Please give everybody the same microphone setup. Test sound before recording. Please.

Posted by Bjorn on December 07, 2008, 06:19 PM report to moderator

heya im jas huz r u

Posted by jasmine on December 07, 2008, 06:22 PM report to moderator
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Posted by B.M.C fYnEsT on December 07, 2008, 06:24 PM report to moderator
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