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PotterCast 180: The Mystic Kettle of Knackledork

Posted by: Edward
January 12, 2009, 05:22 PM

It's the first PotterCast of the new year and is packed full with the latest Harry Potter news, discussion and so much more.  This week on our Harry Potter podcast, Sue's News starts off the show with the latest on the upcoming Harry, A History audio book, Dan Radcliffe's comments on Harry Potter: The Musical, actor Tom Felton at Universal Orlando, High Res Half-Blood Prince images, more on possible splits for the Deathly Hallows films, and the Half-Blood Prince film garnering a PG rating.  We also give you some more information on the upcoming PotterCast Summer Tour and a run down of our latest Leaky events.  Canon Conclundrums is up next, with a discussion on wandless magic and the act of Legilimency.  The show wraps up with our PotterCast Quartet talking about the new year, Frak telling hot sauce stories, John making wizard rock music videos, Jingle Spells 2 CDs shipments, and info on Fitting It In, including John's subscriber challenge. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

"The Mystic of Knackledork"
  • Where are they going to split Deathly Hallows? Will they cut Godric's Hollow?
  • Dobby isn't dead...
  • Canon Conclundrums: It's "Legilimens," not "Legitimens."
  • Internet and the Wizarding World.
  • Is heartbreak worse than death?
  • The Wrap-Up: Frak puts hot sauce in his eye – and John covers himself with yogurt.
  • Go to to see the worst day of John's life.
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
  • Subscribe to PotterCast's YouTube channel today!
RT: 69:04

Producer: John Noe
Editor: Michael Beckett

Contributing Editors:
Jake Neuman
Briana Roop
Adam Saunders

LeakyCon 2009: A Harry Potter Conference in Boston
“Harry, A History” Website
Jingle Spells 2
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Melissa’s track seems out of synch to me too – at least she’s talking over everyone else.

Posted by Averyfan on January 13, 2009, 04:29 AM report to moderator

Ah, at last… But
I was looking forward to the Acting Troupe with
“Albus Potter and the Founder’s Fountain”.
Ah well.. Hope next time it will be in it!
Great show tough

Posted by Karrelien on January 13, 2009, 07:01 AM report to moderator

In a moment of insanity, I registered If Mellisa doesn’t want the domain, I’ll give it to whoever makes a nice web page for it… Just use whois at godaddy to find my contact info.. NoCharge!

Posted by OldTom on January 13, 2009, 09:01 AM report to moderator

Seriously, you guys. Have you been reading the threads on The Split in Leaky. Ron leaving is probalby the WORST WORST WORST place to cut the movies.

Having when Ron leaves it too early, and isn’t truthful at all. Then the moviegoers spend 6 months hating Ron. I know it seems like a good break off, but it would be very confusing.

A better and equally emotional spot: When Ron comes back.

If they are going to show it when Ron leaves, and they don’t show him trying to come back or show him getting accosted by the snatchers, I might be very peeved.

There are a few problems with making it for when Ron leaves:

~My problem with that is that the movies have already made Ron a caricature of the book Ron. That has only recently been remedied. I don’t think I could take six months of movie only fans hating on Ron Weasley.

~The logistical problem is that this point is too close to the beginning. I want the Battle of Hogwarts to be at least an hour of this final movie, as there is so much glory and tragedy to cover. If you end it when Ron leaves, then you run the risk of having to stuff too much in that final movie.

Posted by EruditeWitch on January 13, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
Amy Darlene

snape was about 21 when Lily was killed…i forget how or when i did the math but i figured the group being born around 1959 or 60 depending on what month they were born i have a feeling that Snape was a few months older than Lily (just like Hermione is almost a full year older than Harry)

if anyone has the actual figures i’d be glad to see them….the timeline of this story always interests me

Posted by Amy Darlene on January 13, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator

Yeah, but what if they split it into 4 movies?

Posted by Hydrus on January 13, 2009, 03:00 PM report to moderator

Awesome show guys! Did anyone notice that Harry Potter found its way back on the nytimes bestseller list last week? So strange, random, and yay.

Posted by aimee on January 13, 2009, 03:54 PM report to moderator

Snape was born on 9th January 1960. The birth date from Jo’s site, the year from him being the same school year as Lily and James who were born on 30th January and 27th March of that year according the their gravestone, as described in the Godric’s Hollow chapter of DH.

Posted by roonwit on January 13, 2009, 06:17 PM report to moderator

Well I finaly finsihed, it took forever with all the school work I have. I loved it but it seams that there are less segments and they got off topic a lot (more than normal). Of course I still love them but this week seamed a little off. Is it just me? :)

Posted by Lorelai on January 13, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
Amy Darlene

cool that makes him 6 days older than my mum….

Posted by Amy Darlene on January 13, 2009, 11:12 PM report to moderator

I don’t see how Ron leaving is a truthful place. The locket is distorting the trio’s mood and emotions. When Ron comes back there is the “evil” version of Hermione and Harry trying to push Ron into believing things that aren’t true and Harry making sure Ron knows that his feelings for Hermione is like a sisters. That whole reunion is a good place to end a movie. But even here is too early because the deathly hollows is still unknown and the movie is going to be called Deathly Hollows. Also I want the battle of Hogwarts to be be at least an hour.

Posted by Tarotx on January 13, 2009, 11:53 PM report to moderator

Sorry guys, but this podcast was awful! You guys kept talking over each other and I couldn’t understand half of what some of you were saying sometimes. The volume was really low, too.

Posted by Huffleclaw on January 14, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator

Does anyone else feel that The Mystic Kettle of Nackledirk sounds like one of the Beedle Tales (as with Grumble the Grubby Goat) that never made it to the authorized edition.

Posted by roonwit on January 14, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator

don’t know if anyone else is having this issue—-but the sound this time around was very low (at least on my computer) and i couldn’t turn it up. is it possible to record with higher volume?

Posted by daate on January 14, 2009, 02:46 PM report to moderator

Yeah! Same here about the voices being out of sync. =/

Posted by Thio on January 14, 2009, 07:11 PM report to moderator
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