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PotterCast 183: Accio Nerdfighters!

Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 08:38 AM

The 183rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online and just got a whole lot nerdier!  This week, the PotterCasters are joined by none other than Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green for a live show which features a ninety minute discussion on a number of topics including: Harry Potter, Brotherhood 2.0, the Nerdfighting phenomenon, and more.  The show starts out with a quick run down of the latest Harry Potter news from Sue, with talk of the recent accident on the Deathly Hallows set, info a screening of Rupert Grint's latest film Cherrybomb, the price of registration increasing for LeakyCon 2009 (along with some exciting Con-related news), and news regarding two books edited by Cheryl Klein winning honors at the ALA Awards.

The PotterCast Quartet then dive into the main discussion of the show, speaking with John and Hank about how the Vlogbrothers project began, the song by Hank that linked Harry Potter with the Vlogbrothers, the books by Printz-award winning/NYT Bestselling young adult novelist John Green, Hank's passion for environmental technology with his website, the start of Nerdfighters, the Project For Awesome, and so much more.  We then take some phone calls for the John and Hank from a number of the listeners, and answer a number questions from the chat Question Tuesday style.  Finally, Hank and John help us wrap up the show with some more LeakyCon talk, Wrock Reggies memories, Hank's CD So Jokes, and the Deathly Hallows Epilogue.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.  And, DFTBA!

"Accio Nerdfighters!"
  • The Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green join us this week and the PC4 do their best to not forget to be awesome.
  • Are John and Hank coming to LeakyCon?  Listen to find out!
  • "Accio Deathly Hallows" by Hank Green.
  • The Harry Potter versus Twilight debate and how it's STUPID.
  • Harry Potter and the Inconvenient Truth.
  • What do you have against Tonks?
  • "Save the freaking world, dude!  Crank this crank and power the entire country!"
  • Cameo's pun.
  • Pirates, ninjas, Vikings, wizards. Or Jedi.
  • Wanding each other.
  • The kind of things that eccentric thousandaires do!
  • Harry Potter, one of the great characters in the history of contemporary literature.
  • "Why are there only two corndogs?"
  • Conjoined twins.
  • Nasty tapeworm.
  • "Oh God, the scar is about to trouble him..."
  • Special thanks to the group of Mods who patrolled the live UStream chat.
  • So much more awesome it can't be named... what are you waiting for? Go listen!

  • Vlogbrothers YouTube Channel.
  • Hank's website.
  • John's website,
  • The Nerdfighters Ning Community:
  • Buy Hank Green's CD, So Jokes at DFTBA records.
  • Buy John Green's book, Paper Towns.
  • Go to for our daily vlogs.
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
RT: 95:02

Producer: John Noe

LeakyCon 2009: A Harry Potter Conference in Boston
“Harry, A History” Website
Jingle Spells 2
PotterCast Vlogs
Podcast Alley

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4057 Points

I was only able to listen to an hour of the live show because of hockey soo im looking forward to the rest of the show!!!

Posted by Chad on February 05, 2009, 08:44 AM report to moderator
406 Points

Yay I can finally listen to it. Been looking forward to this one greatly.

Posted by Crom on February 05, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
1048 Points

made of awesome

Posted by Addie (madampenna) on February 05, 2009, 09:01 AM report to moderator
595 Points

I kinda like John and Hank. ;) HP Nerdfighters ftw.

Posted by MJLeakyCon on February 05, 2009, 09:15 AM report to moderator
608 Points

YIPPEEE!!! If only I didn’t have 10 hours of work ahead of me before I have time to listen—- arrrgghh! Can’t wait.

Posted by SnapeShapedHole on February 05, 2009, 09:16 AM report to moderator
704 Points

Wohoo!!! New Pottercast!,can’t wait to listen.Gonna do it ALL night!

Posted by Riverwings [.gO cRaIZY! ROAR!.] on February 05, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
638 Points

I listened to the whole live show and have been waiting for this!! DFTBA!

Posted by on February 05, 2009, 09:56 AM report to moderator
430 Points

I haven’t listened to all of it yet, and I still couldn’t stop laughing through major portions of it. Can’t wait to finish it!

Posted by Edna_Turnblad on February 05, 2009, 09:59 AM report to moderator
1761 Points

yes, yes, yes, yes, yesssssssssss!

Posted by *Rachael* on February 05, 2009, 10:00 AM report to moderator
1761 Points

However, it has the wrong release date, but I don’t care because I missed the live show, and I really want to hear this one.

Posted by *Rachael* on February 05, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
4057 Points

this episode was awesome.

Posted by Chad on February 05, 2009, 10:03 AM report to moderator
993 Points

This is absolutly Made of AWESOME

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on February 05, 2009, 10:06 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

Wow! I’m going to listen to it right now! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 05, 2009, 10:10 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

woohoo! pottercast!!! Go Nerdfighters! waiting impatiently for it to download!

Posted by Freya-Storm on February 05, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

Rachel, I’m glad you mentioned the wrong release date, because I kept hitting “Refresh” on iTunes and nothing was happening. I checked the comments to see if anyone else was having the same problem and after I read your post I went back to iTunes and downloaded it manually. Thanks!! :)

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on February 05, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
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