The first episode of PotterCast was released in 2005. Since then we have released more than 250 episodes of the show, including combo episodes with MuggleCast (LeakyMugs) as well as dozens of episodes from tour locations all over the United States. We’ve done live events in England and at conferences; we’ve interviewed cast and crew, and even J.K. Rowling herself. That’s more than 300 hours of Potter content. It’s all currently available for download on our iTunes Feed
Some of you have been with us from the very first show, when we didn’t know what we were doing or how long it would last. Plenty more have found us somewhere along the way. No matter when you started listening, we thank you for being a part of it.
It has been an incredible journey for us, filled with moments and memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. However, life and work has changed our availability and news in the Potter community has become less than enough to sustain a weekly show; this podcast has been inactive lately is because none of us wanted to make a decision we all knew was coming.
We are now faced with wrapping up this era of PotterCast, and we’d like to do it properly. We are working on an episode including giving shout-outs to many of those favorite moments – maybe even revisiting some of our earliest theories prior to the release of book seven, and adding final conclusions to what were previously just canon conclundrums.
We have some ideas of our own, and a few surprises, but as always we would love your help and input! Let us know here in the comments on this page what some of your favorite PotterCast moments have been: favorite interview, a discussion, a silly moment, or an entire episode – we want to hear from you!
We’ll be leaving this page open for at least a week before we start compiling things, and will keep it up as we work out producing the final episodes.
This may be the end of PotterCast as it has been currently known, but it’s not the end of podcast collaboration between your hosts (cue Jo: “Melissa, John and Frak!”). We are still trying to figure out the best way to collaborate in the future – and on this feed – and will keep you updated here as that takes shape. We do know that the days of our podcast being fully devoted to Harry Potter will end with the final PotterCast (date to be announced).
Finally, we want to take the opportunity to thank you, the reader/listener, especially if you are with us this far into this blog post. Even though we haven’t been releasing new episodes we have been reading all your emails, tweets and Facebook posts. We are very sorry for the wait and for the silence. A goodbye like this does not come easy, and is not something any of us has ever quite had the opportunity to do before. To put it bluntly, we have all been trying to avoid it.
With your help though I know we can produce an amazing episode 250 – worthy of you and of this amazing journey with Harry we’ve all taken together.