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PotterCast 181: JoBama!

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2009, 09:32 AM

PotterCast episode 181 is now here for your listening pleasure.  Join us this week on another edition PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, recorded live with an online audience for the latest news, discussion, and so much more. As with each episode, it starts with the latest news from our very own Sue, who tells us about new photos of Rupert Grint from the upcoming Cherrybomb, an interview with actor Jim Broadbent (Slughorn), Dan Radcliffe's comments on Harry Potter book purists, the return of Dobby for Deathly Hallows, and false rumors about Jo Rowling attending the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.  This segment then leads into a slightly spoiler-filled conversation with our live audience on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince being rated PG.  We also have more details on a live LeakyMug at Azkatraz this July in San Francisco, California and a reminder to reserve your place at LeakyCon 2009, our own Harry Potter conference, before registrations run out!  We also give a quick update on the next installment of the PotterCast Acting Troupe.  Up next, Bit by Bit is here with the next bit of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where the Quartet discusses Chapter 19, "The Silver Doe."  The three weeks of Snape then begins with the first part in our series, where the motivations for Snape's actions, his time at Hogwarts, and whether he really loved Harry are featured.  Finally, in the Wrap Up, Melissa, Sue, John, and Frak talk of the Leaky Song (bottom of the main page), John and Frak's PotterCast Vlog questions, The Whomping Willows tour, and more.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

  • A fan interview with someone who's seen a screening of HBP on their thoughts about the PG rating.
  • LeakyMug at Azkatraz!
  • JoBama!
  • Part 1 of our 3 part Snape series.
  • The bit in the bit by bit when Ron comes back!
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
  • Subscribe to PotterCast's YouTube channel today!
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Producer: John Noe

Contributing Editors:
Michael Beckett
Andrew Garner
Briana Roop
Armin Vollstedt

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i really thought i read someswhere that they have ginny and dean kiss in the three broomsticks, am i crazy?? and also, i listend to the live chat about snape on the phone on the night that they did it, and you can listen to it sepretley from this podcast, right?? why did they put it on here? i’m probably wrong. whatever!!! i love the show. but john, i think that barack and jo should stay with their respective spouces:):) wow-michelle and barack dancing to beyonce last night…wow…sorry way off topic and probably too polotical.

Posted by kay on January 21, 2009, 05:22 PM report to moderator

Dean and Ginny DO kiss in the movie. Many test screeners confirmed it. It’s different from the book though. The trio see them kissing in the Three Broomsticks and Ron gets grossed out.

Posted by jen on January 21, 2009, 05:32 PM report to moderator

Well actually the inauguration is mentioned at the top. If you bothered to read it

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2009, 05:40 PM report to moderator

Thanks for clearing that up Jen! I couldn’t for the life of me remember at all if they kissed or not! :D

Posted by Katie on January 21, 2009, 07:02 PM report to moderator

No problem lol. :) I remembered it because I was very happy when I found out they left some Dean/Ginny kissing in there.

Posted by Jen on January 21, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator

@ Tim

with the white man, brown man, yellow man, red man thingy: yeah i know what’s missing! woman! ;-)

Posted by emmy on January 21, 2009, 09:30 PM report to moderator

@ Tim

Reverend Lowery was taking the “If you’re white, you’re alright; if you’re brown, stick around; if you’re yellow, you’re mellow; but if you’re black, get back.”

“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around; when yellow will be mellow; when the red man can get ahead, man and when white will embrace what is right.” His version of it expresses the exact opposite idea.

(Just for the record, I’m not at all surprised if you didn’t know this. I only knew it because I read it in my newspaper this morning. I must say that flipping around one of the most racist things you could say was a really great way of making the point. Quite clever.)

@ Emmy

As for woman, that’s simply does not fit into such a reworking of the quote and is a completely different issue which is completely irrelevant, at least in this context.

@ Tim (again)

I have to agree wholeheartedly with Carebie. While yes, the inauguration is mentioned, such nasty comments are completely uncalled for. Let’s stick with PotterCast not politics, after all, this was a great one. :)

Posted by Ammy on January 22, 2009, 12:35 AM report to moderator
Confederate Lady

@Tim: My first grade class, in 1995, we taught our students that form of address…so it wouldn’t be “upsetting” to anyone. I agree with Carebie: please stay “on topic”…this isn’t the place. On topic: yah, I think it’s good that they are brining out the “Harry/Ginny/Ron” difficulties. It’s going to play an interesting part of the whole story.

Posted by Confederate Lady on January 22, 2009, 10:07 AM report to moderator

Hi Katie- you were brilliant, I was really happy to hear from someone who had actually seen the movie. And no, you did not sound silly or scared – in my opinion you carried yourself marvelously!

Posted by IhateVi on January 22, 2009, 04:35 PM report to moderator

Thanks IhateVi! I’m glad you enjoyed it, though I’ll have to disagree on the sounding silly part hehe! :D

Posted by Katie on January 22, 2009, 04:40 PM report to moderator

When we finally see the scene where Alan Rickman’s Snape asks to look into Lily’s eyes one last time we are all going to lose it… Though how we get to/from that point will be verrry treacherous screenwriting. The book can make these revelations in a dramatic way – chapter by chapter – bit by bit but Kloves will have to get it all across in 2 to 3 minutes of screen time.

Posted by Averyfan on January 23, 2009, 03:51 AM report to moderator
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