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PotterCast 194: Precious!

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2009, 05:23 PM

The 194th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here for you today, filled with the latest Potter news, discussion, interviews, and more.  First up, Sue gives us the low down on the most recent Harry Potter news including, the airing of the ITV J K. Rowling documentary airing on ABC in the States, Dan Radcliffe's Drama Desk nomination for Equus, Matt Lewis' comments on Neville in Deathly Hallows, Shell Cottage filming, along with much more.  We also get the lowdown on the one-of-a-kind set of signed Harry Potter books going up for raffle at LeakyCon.  Next, the PotterCasters interview TLC Editor Edward, who attended a press preview for Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois.  In this interview, they discuss some of the coolest things contained in the Exhibition, detail the various sets and props on display, and take some questions from the live UStream audience.  The full text report from the event is availble here.  A new edition of Are You Smarter Than John Noe? follows, where our own John takes on some of our live listeners on some tricky Harry Potter trivia.  Finally, the drums bring the close of the show along with talk of John's Chipotle Alliance and Frak's various (and abundant) impersonations.  Don't forget, registration for LeakyCon 2009 is set to close soon!  Register for LeakyCon here!  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

  • Dan is nominated for Best Actor.
  • Luna makes a Lion head, as only Evanna Lynch knows how.
  • Jo and Scholastic donate a complete set of signed Harry Potter books! To be raffled to one lucky fan at LeakyCon in Boston.  Register now!
  • An Exclusive Interview: We talk with our own Edward about the Harry Potter Exhibition now open in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Are You Smarter Than John Noe?: All points go to Slytherin!?
  • The Weapon We Have is Salsa.
  • What's the coolest imitation Frak can do?
  • Smeagol is free!
  • Go to for our daily vlogs.
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
  • LeakyCon 2009 has a Twitter too!
RT: 76:03

Producer: John Noe
Editor: Michael Beckett
Contributing Editors: Andrew Garner, Kaitlin Menzie, and Seth Brown

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

This episode contains some audio inconsistencies due to a few sound issues that were not fixable during the editing process.  Our apologies for these audio issues.

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3048 Points

I downloaded it on iTunes a few minutes ago and cannot wait to listen to it this week!

Posted by Kirk on May 10, 2009, 09:18 PM report to moderator
9765 Points

Listening now!

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 10, 2009, 09:52 PM report to moderator
39234 Points

cant wait to listen =D

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 11, 2009, 01:45 AM report to moderator
452 Points

This was the best episode in a long time! I laughed so hard my mom had to come check if everything was all right :D

Posted by Meri on May 11, 2009, 02:59 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

Oh it had me in stitches, Frak as Smeagol, absolutely brilliant.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 11, 2009, 03:09 AM report to moderator
959 Points

omg its about time!!

Posted by Dragongamer187 [FTC!] on May 11, 2009, 05:59 AM report to moderator
319 Points

Drums section was Precious. :-D

I was in the bus during that part so it was a real torture for me not being able to laugh out loud. :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

I am going to listen to it again at home and laugh as much as I like. :-)))))))

Thanks guys it was hilarious!

Posted by Lily_Severus on May 11, 2009, 06:58 AM report to moderator
319 Points

And Frak, you rock!

Cheers :-)

Posted by Lily_Severus on May 11, 2009, 06:59 AM report to moderator
4608 Points

Smeafrak was funny! Thanks, Pottercasters.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 11, 2009, 10:47 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

I’m just downloading it. LOL!

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on May 11, 2009, 01:29 PM report to moderator
8069 Points

So close to 200 Squee!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on May 11, 2009, 02:35 PM report to moderator
820 Points


Posted by I've got a theory... *ROAR* on May 11, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
6921 Points


Posted by badger666 on May 11, 2009, 05:16 PM report to moderator
2579 Points

Yay! New Pottercast! Can’t wait to listen!!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on May 12, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
3031 Points

I wonder if there going to do one this week..

Posted by Horcruxalej on May 12, 2009, 01:28 PM report to moderator
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