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PotterCast 186: Potter-splosion!

Posted by: Edward
March 02, 2009, 02:53 PM

The 186th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online and features two most interesting interviews for your listening pleasure.  The PotterCasters are also joined by Ryan Freerksen, creator of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows clay animation film, for this episode.  The show kicks off with the latest news from our own Sue, who gives us the latest on Jo's hand prints now on display in Edinburgh, Scotland, the absence of the Minister of Magic in the Half-Blood Prince film, the start of filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and much more.  Up next, Sue sits down with LeakyCon 2009 co-directors MJ Harper and Stephanie Dornhelm for a discussion on Leaky's Harry Potter conference taking place in Boston, MA this May.  Complete info and links to register can be found on the official LeakyCon site.  MJ and Stephanie provide insight into the kind of conference we are putting on this year, and give details about what attendees can expect at our first ever fan conference.  The show then features an interview with Ryan Freerksen who lets us in on his motivation and experiences making his Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows clay animation film that appeared online in February.  The show finally wraps up with talk of the 2009 Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club, some 'splosions, Lost talk, and some questions from the UStream audience.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

  • Now, Jo is stone cold!
  • No Fudge in Half-Blood Prince film.
  • Filming has begun for the last time!
  • Cauldron Corner: Sue interviews MJ and Stephanie about the goings-on at LeakyCon!
  • Interview with Ryan Freerksen, creator of the Deathly Hallows clay animation film.
  • 2009 Wizard Wrock E.P. of the Month Club.
  • Frak-splosion of art for E.P. of the Month Club.
  • Go to for our daily vlogs.
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
RT: 71:53

Producer: John Noe
Editor: Michael Beckett

Contributing Editors:
Jaime Madeya
Armin Vollstedt
Seth Brown

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

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

Direct download (34MB).

Direct download low-bandwidth (9MB).

Remember you don't need an iPod to listen. Listen easily on iTunes, which you can download and install here, by clicking here to listen, or you can just use the streaming Flash player at or just on the right side of this page. Discussion of the PotterCast is right here. Enjoy!

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970 Points

oh good I needed something to listen too! :)

Posted by ღ Courtney {R0aR} ღ on March 02, 2009, 03:12 PM report to moderator
346 Points

i’ve been waiting all weekend for this!
thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on March 02, 2009, 03:14 PM report to moderator
664 Points

This just made my day!

Posted by Orange Chameleon on March 02, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
104 Points

Finally :D
I already started to memorize the lines in the 185 lol :P


Posted by Mathiasa on March 02, 2009, 03:22 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

Now I may understand the term Suesplosion

Posted by KiwiMcI on March 02, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am downloading it right now and cannot wait to listen to it.

Posted by Kirk on March 02, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
2315 Points

Yeeey, finally :D I’ve been looking forward to this one!^^

Posted by cocoeple on March 02, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

downloading right now!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on March 02, 2009, 03:47 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Yay!!! I loved the LeakyCon Corner!!! Thanks for that MJ, Stephanie (hope I spelled that correctly) and the lovely host, Sue!! It’ll be great to hear more about what’s coming as the last weeks tick by!! Hearing you guys talk about it will make it all the more exciting!!

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on March 02, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
2270 Points

oh yay! can’t wait to listen, especially about leaky(squee)con!!

Posted by lumosshimmy {WBM!} on March 02, 2009, 03:58 PM report to moderator
308 Points

SQUEE! I’ve been waiting for a new podcast episode forever!!! : ) yay!

Posted by FlourishandBlotts (RAWR) on March 02, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

YESSSS! it’s called POTTERSPLOSION! that was such a fun chat! i have been waiting for it squeee!

177 Points

sweet! now i have something to listen to at work! Excellent timing!

Posted by vomit on March 02, 2009, 04:07 PM report to moderator
595 Points

Sure, Neil. I think I can speak for both Stephanie and I when I say we had a blast with that interview! Thank you, Sue, for taking the time to do that, and to the editors for working your magic.

We are SOOO excited for the coming weeks…there is much to discuss, much indeed!

Posted by MJLeakyCon on March 02, 2009, 04:07 PM report to moderator
2113 Points

I had no idea there was a clay version of dh

Is it still online?

Posted by selene21 (ROAR) on March 02, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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