PotterCast 194: Precious!


May 09, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

The 194th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here for you today, filled with the latest Potter news, discussion, interviews, and more. First up, Sue gives us the low down on the most recent Harry Potter news including, the airing of the ITV J K. Rowling documentary airing on ABC in the States, Dan Radcliffe’s Drama Desk nomination for Equus, Matt Lewis’ comments on Neville in Deathly Hallows, Shell Cottage filming, along with much more. We also get the lowdown on the one-of-a-kind set of signed Harry Potter books going up for raffle at LeakyCon. Next, the PotterCasters interview TLC Editor Edward, who attended a press preview for Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois. In this interview, they discuss some of the coolest things contained in the Exhibition, detail the various sets and props on display, and take some questions from the live UStream audience. The full text report from the event is availble here. A new edition of Are You Smarter Than John Noe? follows, where our own John takes on some of our live listeners on some tricky Harry Potter trivia. Finally, the drums bring the close of the show along with talk of John’s Chipotle Alliance and Frak’s various (and abundant) impersonations. Don’t forget, registration for LeakyCon 2009 is set to close soon! Register for LeakyCon here! To listen, just hit the “Play” button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.


  • Dan is nominated for Best Actor.
  • Luna makes a Lion head, as only Evanna Lynch knows how.
  • Jo and Scholastic donate a complete set of signed Harry Potter books! To be raffled to one lucky fan at LeakyCon in Boston. Register now!
  • An Exclusive Interview: We talk with our own Edward about the Harry Potter Exhibition now open in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Are You Smarter Than John Noe?: All points go to Slytherin!?
  • The Weapon We Have is Salsa.
  • What’s the coolest imitation Frak can do?
  • Smeagol is free!
  • Go to youtube.com/pottercast for our daily vlogs.
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
  • LeakyCon 2009 has a Twitter too!

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Producer: John Noe
Editor: Michael Beckett
Contributing Editors: Andrew Garner, Kaitlin Menzie, and Seth Brown

Also, special thanks to our ever-vigilant UStream Mods for monitoring the live PotterCast recordings.

This episode contains some audio inconsistencies due to a few sound issues that were not fixable during the editing process. Our apologies for these audio issues.

LeakyCon 2009: A Harry Potter Conference in Boston
“Harry, A History” Website
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62 Responses to PotterCast 194: Precious!

Avatar ImageDanielleD says: OMG! Am I the FIRST comment?? Downloading this now! :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: yayyy already loaded. can't wait to listen!Avatar ImageMathiasa says: Sweet! iTunes got it downloaded, will listen before going to bed!Avatar Imagebudgie says: YAY!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: YES! Haha, I'm listening to it now. I wish I could've been at the Live. STUPID ALGEBRA TEST :[.Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: I am so excited to listen to myself on this episode. bahaha I swear i'm not as vain as I sound. Avatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: this is a really good episode...im listening to it nowAvatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: almost at 200!!!Avatar Imagepunkedup88 says: sweetness!Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Downloading now!Avatar Image-PhoenixTears- says: Awesome! Downloading and listening now! :D Hah, I love you guys. Hilarious! :DAvatar Imagelily11 says: YaY!!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I'm headed for iTunes right now!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: yay!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: I just downloaded it!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: listening right now! and why did it take so long for it to come out?Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: just listened to the episode. omg that wrap-up was the funniest thing i've heard in ages. There should be a smeagol segment to the show from now on lol. I was crying with laughter it was that funny. great episode guysAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: coolness! :)Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: just downloaded it!Avatar ImageStineS says: Just downloaded it! =) I was at the live recording of this, and it was such a good show! Frak's voices are hilarious - I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard... Looking forward to hearing it again!Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: Frak's voice of Golum is hilarious. I can do it too. It used to be like Stitch from Lelo and Stitch, but now it has "evolved" to be Golum.Avatar ImageArthur22 says: yea, i have been waiting.Avatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: YAY! downloading now! ^_^Avatar ImageCatherine says: cant wait to download later!Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: i cant wait to listenAvatar ImageRose-Mclane says: No Bit by Bit? Avatar ImageKellyAnn says: Hey guys-----I actually went to this a few years ago---it was on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in LA. I sat on the stool and got 'sorted' too---it used the "ha! another weasley! I know just what to do with you....GRYFFINDOR!" for me which is great b/c im a redhead so i could be a weasley. anyway they had the voldemort costume from the forbidden forest scene in the first movie, a ford anglia, aragog, quidditch robes and McGonagal's robe; wands, models of the castle, omigod it was so cool but i was really young so i didn't really remember it!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Am so glad this is finally out... I felll a sleep whilst listening to it live!!Avatar ImageAura says: Will go listen now!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Almost attended this! Yarg! Oh well. Can't wait to listen!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: oooooh cant wait 2 listen 2 it!!!!!!! pottercast rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i download soooo many podcasts but i always listen 2 pottercast as soon as i can download it!! which sumtimes takes 4ever because i live in nigeria 4 most of the time. but when im at home in the uk i will listen 2 them as soon as they come out!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: oh did i mention.... I LUV POTTERCAST!!!!!!!??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: yay 200 points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: yay 200 points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAttolia says: I listened to this live and I'm so excited it's finally out now! It was *awesome!* "Nasty little Moochka." LOL!Avatar ImageDolphingirl500 says: We are getting seriously close to number 200! It's going to be epic!Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: I'm so behind on pottercast.... I need one of me for leaky and one for pottercast and one for work and one for fam!!! The four Big B's(LOL)Avatar Imagerebel says: woo woo! now i have something to listen to on the way to work!Avatar ImageLisee_Lu says: OMG I laughed so hard at the end! Frak you are the best!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: awesome!Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Downloaded and on my MP3 player waiting for my bus journey tomorrow Woo Hoo go PottercastAvatar Imagehpfan10323 says: I loved Frak's smeagol voiceAvatar Imagehp29 says: listening now :) Avatar Imagebiggestharrypotterfan says: just listened to this PotterCast. "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU WITCH!" oh man... gonna be laughing about that all day.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I downloaded it on iTunes a few minutes ago and cannot wait to listen to it this week!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Listening now!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: cant wait to listen =DAvatar ImageMeri says: This was the best episode in a long time! I laughed so hard my mom had to come check if everything was all right :DAvatar Imagemoglet says: Oh it had me in stitches, Frak as Smeagol, absolutely brilliant.Avatar ImageDragongamer187 says: omg its about time!!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: Drums section was Precious. :-D I was in the bus during that part so it was a real torture for me not being able to laugh out loud. :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I am going to listen to it again at home and laugh as much as I like. :-))))))) Thanks guys it was hilarious! Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: And Frak, you rock! Cheers :-)Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Smeafrak was funny! Thanks, Pottercasters.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I'm just downloading it. LOL!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: So close to 200 Squee!Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Yay!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Yay!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Yay! New Pottercast! Can’t wait to listen!!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: I wonder if there going to do one this week.. Avatar Imagejords says: Argh! This ep seriously needed a warning of some kind...I made the mistake of listening while getting ready for work in this morning and very nearly lost an eye in a tragic mascara accident during Frak's "Precious" segment. I honestly don't know what was funnier....listening to Frak, or listening to Melissa *dead* from laughter.Avatar Imagerenaeofgriffindor says: I went on sat and you do have to pay 5 bucks extra for the audio tour but it is worth it to get the full experience....

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