MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

PotterCast 220: Oh Snap!

Posted by: Edward
May 03, 2010, 12:38 AM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has its 220th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun online tonight for your listening pleasure.  This week, Melissa gives us a rundown on the latest Potter news, which includes information from actress Sophie Thompson on her role as Mafalda Hopkirk in "Deathly Hallows," more on the LEGO Harry Potter video game, Warwick Davis speaking about DH, a video of the Wizarding World's Forbidden Journey ride, and JKR's recent Single Mother Manifesto.  Following our Leaky round up, PotterCast gets back to its roots with a round of Quick Fire Cannon Conclundrums where we quickly answer some of your HP related queries.  The Trio then checks in with your latest video voicemails, and answers your burning Harry Potter questions.  Finally, the show wraps up in the drums and talk of bug bites, Avatar talk, and much more.

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.

"Oh Snap!"
  • PotterCast gets back to its roots. 
  • Tons of Harry Potter news. 
  • Your Quick Fire Canon Conclundrums.
  • Sorting Glee characters. 
  • Wizards and Global Warming. 
  • Do Wizards have income taxes? 
  • See your pretty face on PotterCast!
  • "Why are we going back to sorting? We're going to get killed." 
Running Time: 59:38
Producer: John Noe

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

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!

Leaky's Harry Potter Twitter list is the most exhaustive collection of news and official Harry Potter information in the world. Be sure to follow it today!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent PotterCast News


89 Points

oh i loved watching this live. It was hilarious

Posted by trumpetgirly [ROAR] on May 03, 2010, 01:35 AM report to moderator
89 Points

i hope they didn’t edit out the part where Melissa couldn’t hear anybody :D

Posted by trumpetgirly [ROAR] on May 03, 2010, 01:36 AM report to moderator
189 Points

I can’t download it for some reason, both normal and low bandwidth versions won’t work.
Really, what is going on?

Posted by CatAlly on May 03, 2010, 01:42 AM report to moderator
172 Points

About the discussion of how Ron can speak parselmouth. I don’t get how you can say it’s “just another language”, it’s not. It’s the language of snakes, just like dogs would bark to each other or what ever. Humans can’t replicate that and expect to do it correctly.

Posted by xhandler on May 03, 2010, 04:32 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

i love downloading the live onto my ipod now!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 03, 2010, 07:34 AM report to moderator
808 Points

Oh yay another one. I started listened to them a few months ago and have almost caught up so I’m glad there is another one to add to my list. They are great to listen to whilst walking to lectures. I get some funny looks though because I’m walking along laughing to myself!

Posted by Love is the greatest magic on May 03, 2010, 07:47 AM report to moderator
189 Points

I’ve had trouble downloading from Leaky the past couple of Pottercasts, too. Try downloading from here instead:!

Posted by DorisCrockford on May 03, 2010, 07:52 AM report to moderator
405 Points

You really should update the pottercast site you know. :)

Posted by Aynil on May 03, 2010, 08:43 AM report to moderator
189 Points


Ah, ok then.
I’ll have to try that later. is really getting frustrated and antsy about lack of PotterCast

Posted by CatAlly on May 03, 2010, 09:45 AM report to moderator
1599 Points

heyheyhey its another fabulous pottercast, my fav podcast! yeaaahh! wooh!
and yeah i totally second @trumpetgirly i hope hope hope they didnt cut out when melissa couldnt hear anyone…that was sooo hilarious oh my gosh i just about peed my pants.

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on May 03, 2010, 11:26 AM report to moderator
3777 Points

happy to listen

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on May 03, 2010, 11:27 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

cool i lisning right now.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 03, 2010, 11:57 AM report to moderator

Your download link is not working.

Posted by ntblade on May 03, 2010, 12:08 PM report to moderator

The direct download link should be
(100502 rather than 10502). It isn’t obvious what the problem with the low bandwidth link is.

Posted by roonwit on May 03, 2010, 12:09 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

aww! you guys totally cut the bit when melissa couldnt hear anyone. boo :( otherwise, OH SNAP this was a good podcast. :D live ones still beat anything recorded though… :)

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on May 03, 2010, 01:02 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Guess That Book

"Sir, why don't [i]you[/i] apply for the headmaster's job?... I expect you'd have Father's vote, sir, if you wanted to apply for the job -- [i]I'll[/i] tell Father you're the best teacher here, sir --"[br]Snape smirked as he swept off around the dungeon,