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 JKRowling.com, 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!
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.