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PotterCast 203: Potter Got Smarter

Posted by: Edward
September 02, 2009, 09:52 PM

The 203rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for this week with the debut of Potter Pundits, a new segment featuring a scholarly, yet entertaining, look at themes and symbolism in the Harry Potter novels.  Sue's News kicks off this episode with the rundown on the latest in Potter news, including Dan Radcliffe's Hobbit ambitions... or lack thereof, Harry Potter film set DVDs, Deathly Hallows filming, updates on, and lots more.  The second part of episode five of the Acting Troupe follows the news, with the continuing story of Albus Severus during his time at Hogwarts.  Princely Pieces returns with more on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  The PotterCasters go through the first moments of the film, starting from the first shot of Dumbledore through Harry's cafe experience.  Next, we have for you the first discussion with our Potter Pundits: Travis Prinzi, James W. Thomas, and John Granger.  In this new segment, we get to meet our Pundits and reveal the kind of discussions this segment will feature in future episodes.  Finally, the show wraps up with a totally awesome surprise, some Harry Potter conference news, LeakyCon 2011 updates, LeakyCon Live Album release details, and much more!

A big thank you goes out to Jason Munday from the Ministry of Magic for creating our new intro music!

As a reminder, the LeakyCon DVD, which will be available to pre-order soon, will also include all wizard rock performances from our conference.  If you like live wizard rock, be sure to reserve your copy of the upcoming LeakyCon Live Album of the wizard rock live shows at our LeakyCon 2009 conference.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

"Potter Got Smarter"
  • It's year five!
  • The meaning of changes to
  • Half-Blood Bits... or Princely Pieces!
  • Acting Troupe Episode Five, Part Two!
  • Premiere of Potter Pundits!
  • A Totally Awesome Wrap Up!
  • LeakyCon 2011 news and updates.
  • LeakyCon 2009 Live Album updates!
  • Follow our LeakyCon 2011 Twitter and become a fan on Facebook!
  • Reserve your copy of the LeakyCon Live Album now!
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Also, special thanks to our ever-vigilant UStream Mods for monitoring the live PotterCast recordings.

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3124 Points

Cool, I gotta travel today so I’ll use that time to listen to PotterCast.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on September 03, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
257 Points

Whoaaaa, new intro!

Posted by Sara Weasley on September 03, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

Yes, I love you guys!! I am offically hooked on PotterCasts’ and this one sounds awesome. Will download soon!!


257 Points

Whoaaaa, new intro!

Posted by Sara Weasley on September 03, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

I’ll try to watch it soon.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 03, 2009, 11:31 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

Cool! That’s fantastic!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on September 03, 2009, 11:34 AM report to moderator
7662 Points

Awesome! Loved the Potter Pundits and the new Acting Troupe episode! Looking forward to more!

A few days ago I was wondering about the Live Wrock CD. Nice to hear that mine didn’t get lost in the mail. It would be cool to get a discount on the next Jingle Spells and some more MyLeaky points!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on September 03, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesum =D !!!!

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 03, 2009, 12:38 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Excellent show…

Posted by Won_Two on September 03, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
134 Points

will be listening to it tonight Can’t wait!!!

Posted by silviaelisa22 on September 03, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

Yay! I am SO EXCITED to hear John Granger and Travis talk again! I loved them at the convention. They make my brain tingle! hehe :D

Posted by eiVega on September 03, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

cool. i guess ill have to wait until tomorrow night to listen though.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 03, 2009, 02:56 PM report to moderator
590 Points

Congratulations on four years!! Good luck on the future. Loved the Potter Pundits segment. Really, really excellent & stimulating while yet being humorous. Looking forward to more. Also liked the new intro music.

Posted by vespasian68967 on September 03, 2009, 04:30 PM report to moderator
778 Points


Posted by AubNoelle on September 03, 2009, 04:40 PM report to moderator
48 Points

Whoa-ho, let’’s listen to that again….!

Posted by DartFrog on September 03, 2009, 05:02 PM report to moderator
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