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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Pics from the Official Scholastic Harry Potter Discussion Tour

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2006, 10:53 PM

Thanks to readers Katie and others, we have our first batch of pics up from our official Harry Potter discussion tour, in which Cheryl Klein (editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, American publishers of Harry Potter), Emerson Spartz (of and I visit bookstores in three citiesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Official Scholastic Podcast and Tour Info

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2006, 10:37 AM

A lot of you have been emailing asking when Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, and Emerson Spartz of MuggleNet and I will be in which cities talking about the books. The schedule is as follows (and is now in a sidebar link on Leaky). We hope you come out!
July 20, 7 p.m.
Naperville, IL

Anderson's Bookshop


PotterCast #48: Potter in the Water

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2006, 09:30 AM

PotterCast 48, featuring director M. Night Shyamalan, is now up and we have the easiest way for you to listen yet: Just look on the right side of this page (--->) and hit the "Play" button. (Also available: iTunes and direct download.) Remember to vote for PotterCast at Podcast Alley if you haven't.Continued...


Matt Lewis Returns to PotterCast (and you get to talk to him, too)

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 12:48 PM

PotterCast will soon welcome back its guest of a year ago, Matt Lewis (aka Neville Longbottom), for a long chat about the changes of the past year, Order of the Phoenix and more; and we want you to talk to him too.
We'll be talking to Matt this Tuesday, and want to open the linesContinued...


Canon Conundrums: What role will the house elves play in book seven?

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 12:41 PM

There's lots of PotterCast news to bring to your attention this week! Steve is back on Canon Conundrums this week and the topic du jour is what role the house elves will play in book seven. Leave your own thoughts, ideas, theories, tirades, recipes and jokes at:

Skype Username:Continued...


Last Day to Nominate at the PodCast Awards

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2006, 12:29 PM

Hey guys: If you were thinking of nominating PotterCast in the Podcast Awards (in People's Choice and Culture/Arts), then now's the time: it's the last day! Thanks as always for your support, and we hope that whether Potter- or Muggle- casts show up in the final nominations we once again showContinued...


Leaky and PotterCast Present: Chamber of Secrets Fan Commentary

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2006, 03:09 AM

Leaky and PotterCast present the second fan DVD commentary track! This time, the PotterCast trio meets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, where Dobby is very freeeee.
First things first, some housekeeping:

-Time is running out to vote for PotterCast in the Podcast Awards; nominationsContinued...


M. Night Shyamalan: "I would be the greatest protector" of Rowling's work

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2006, 12:54 PM

Director M. Night Shyamalan would treat J.K. Rowling's source material as "sacred," he told PotterCast earlier today.
"I would be the greatest protector of an author's stuff," he said when asked how much liberty he'd take with Harry Potter plotContinued...


PotterCast 47, "Pants," Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2006, 10:15 AM

PotterCast 47 is now up; remember hit "Update" on your iTunes (click here), or direct download here, or listen on the streaming Flash player at
In this show:

-Already RSVP'd for Lumos via email? Uh, would you do it again? At please?
-EE is back and it's huge: "Hottt"Continued...


PotterCast 46 Now Live!

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2006, 02:30 AM

PotterCast 46: Rowling like Bowling, is now up; remember hit "Update" on your iTunes (click here to listen):
In this show:

-The Grand High Poobah of Leaky Creation, Kevin C. Murphy, joins the trio in time for Leaky's sixth birthday
-Leaky is old enough to go to Kindergarten
-Welcome back, Melissa
-Leaky and PC shirtsContinued...

The Leaky Mug

The New

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2006, 08:12 PM

Presenting...the all-new!
Finally, a central Web space for the Leaky Mug podcasts, the joint productions from PotterCast and MuggleCast. This is what we were originally intending to do with the space (but don't worry, our April 1 merger is still available for viewing).

Here you can find info about our upcomingContinued...


PotterCast #45: The One Without Melissa

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2006, 08:27 PM

PotterCast 45: "The One Without Melissa"
Remember to hit "Update" on your iTunes!
In this show:

-This week: Our Melissa is away and the MuggleCast boys come to play.
-Andrew Sims joins John and Sue for the Lowdown on all the news.
-Let's talk Hair on Harry and Neville
-Hedwig's got aContinued...


PotterCast #43: Monsieur Noe's Holiday

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2006, 10:58 PM

PotterCast 43 is now available!
In this show:

Canon Conundrums: Why didn't Snape just take Harry with him?
How Snape's eyes may be the key to the series, in our second Lumos Limelight interview - this time with Dr. Edmund Kern, a returning Leaky guest.
In the modcast: Why is Neville in Gryffindor? Lorie,Continued...


PotterCast #42: Three Men and a Dawlish

Posted by: Melissa
June 04, 2006, 10:14 PM

PotterCast 42 is now available!
In this show:

-It's June, have ya voted yet? John singing "New York, New York" at Vegas (as promised on depends on it).
-New: From now on every week, on Mondays from 12 pm EST, the Corner Booth, Leaky's text chat, will be open for a few hours toContinued...


PotterCast 41: Wizard Rock, Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2006, 05:22 PM

PotterCast 41 is out and it's a rocking good time:
In this show:

-Part 1 of the Lumos Limelight - Alex of The Remus Lupins (find him at - who will open for the LeakyMug in Vegas - joins the show to talk about life as a wizard rocker
-The Remus Lupins perform in the "studio"Continued...

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