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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
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PotterCast Vlogs
Podcast Alley

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3115 Points

Ahh! I won’t be able to listen to it until after my lab today! That seems like forever!

Posted by Bre S. on February 05, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
351 Points

yay, finally!!!!

Posted by cztery on February 05, 2009, 10:45 AM report to moderator
733 Points

I hopenyou guys enjoy the show :)

Posted by Melissa Anelli on February 05, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
690 Points

I would love to listen to it, but I feel like my head is about to explode and I am going to go back to bed.

Posted by carebie on February 05, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
690 Points

Wow that made it sound like I wasn’t going to listen to it at all, I am not going to today and probably can’t till sunday, hopefully I will feel better by sunday

Posted by carebie on February 05, 2009, 10:57 AM report to moderator
548 Points

Loved it! Favourite show after the JKR ones.
Thank you guys so much for bringing two of my favourite worlds together.
I wonder who would win in Pirate Zombies vs. Ninja Unicorns. I will be sure to ask sometime. I’m also team Harry. Harry IS underrated, especially after the release of OOTP. Hermione and Luna, naturally, are up there too, but Harry is definitely a favourite.

Side note: I’ve said this a thousand times before but I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the face every time LeakyCon is mentioned! Please UStream it, I’ll need some distraction from my revision. UStream every second of every day. Plus I’ll be calling everyone constantly. FULL COVERAGE NECESSARY!

The only fitting way to end this comment is best wishes, and TFBA.

Posted by alaskayoung on February 05, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
245 Points

YAY! I love pottercast and the nerfighters!! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Posted by GinnyClone30250 on February 05, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
3354 Points

I missed the live show, but I can’t wait to hear the podcast!

Posted by Sash1113 on February 05, 2009, 11:22 AM report to moderator
774 Points

The Zombie Unicorns made me fall out of my chair. John Green + John Noe = best Pottercast yet!

Posted by Gindelwall-e on February 05, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
452 Points

This just made my day!

Posted by Meri on February 05, 2009, 11:57 AM report to moderator
115 Points

I would like to point out that the unicorn blood didn’t keep Voldemort alive, it kept Quirrell alive, so once Quirrell failed it negated any culpability that the unicorns might have had in the return of Voldemort. Logic FTW!

Posted by coweatyou on February 05, 2009, 12:18 PM report to moderator
177 Points

yay new pottercast!!!! this is what keeps me alive during the week haha

Posted by padfoot84sb on February 05, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
340 Points

Ahhhh Its not up on itunes yet, I cannot wait :D

Posted by HermioneMoreThanJustBrains~ROAR~ on February 05, 2009, 12:37 PM report to moderator
340 Points

Oh, wait I just found it :)

Posted by HermioneMoreThanJustBrains~ROAR~ on February 05, 2009, 12:38 PM report to moderator
1630 Points

YAY! I Love PotterCast and now an episode with the VlogBrothers should be awesome! :D xxx

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 05, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
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