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16.4: Green New Wizard Deal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 70:24

Welcome back! This week (or, when we recorded this, so awhile ago) we have lots of Potter news to discuss. In Potter Ponderings, we're also getting into what Muggle work the wizards could or should be taking on. And on Hey Netflix... you know what, you're going to have to tell us. We are still going through all your amazing emails for guest hosting and will be reaching out to people soon! ~*~ Don't forget to follow us on @pottercast on Twitter and @pottercastpod on Instagram! Join our patreon! patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there! You can also buy PotterCast-related merch at mischiefmerch.com! This episode was produced by Christine Peruski and Melissa Anelli. Hosts Melissa Anelli, Frank Franco, and John Noe. PotterCast is (c) PotterCast 2005-2021.

16.3: Drop It Like It's Grawp

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 70:35

Woo hoo it's PotterCast time and it hasn't even been six months! This week, we are talking about what a TV series starring Arthur and Molly would look like, and pondering what you would or should do if you were to wake up as 11 year-old Harry with all seven books' knowledge in your head. Trippy.  We are still going through all your amazing emails for guest hosting and will be reaching out to people soon! Please also welcome our new editor, Christine Peruski! It's her first time, y'all, and she did a great job! ~*~ This episode's sponsor is LootCrate! Use THIS LINK and the code POTTERCAST for a 15% discount on your first box! Don't forget to follow us on @pottercast on Twitter and @pottercastpod on Instagram! Join our patreon! patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there! You can also buy PotterCast-related merch at mischiefmerch.com! This episode was produced by Christine Peruski and Melissa Anelli. Hosts Melissa Anelli, Frank Franco, and John Noe. PotterCast is (c) PotterCast 2005-2021.

16.2: Can We Just Buy Out J.K. Rowling? (Reaction Pod)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 46:25

The internet went crazy today when a rumor seemed to break through about the always-destined Harry Potter television show — specifically that while no series is actually in the works, WB is now officially shopping for writers and pitches for an HBO Max event. We did a quick-and-dirty reaction pod with our three hosts and our good friend Proma Khosla, a longtime LeakyCon staffer and Mashable entertainment reporter, to break down the news, what it means for the franchise, and what the fandom does now.  Basically, we decided the fandom just needs to get a trillion dollars together and buy the franchise from JKR.  You can follow Proma on Twitter at @promawhatup  and read her Mashable articles here! ~*~ Don't forget to follow us on @pottercast on Twitter and @pottercastpod on Instagram! Join our patreon! patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there! You can also buy PotterCast-related merch at mischiefmerch.com!

16.1: Shade from Spotify

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 68:20

When your 2020 wrapped congratulates you on all four episodes of content you produced this year, it must be PotterCast! Welcome to season 16, in which we are, we swear, on the edge of actually producing this thing at a normal clip. See how it's going to start to work in this episode in which we introduce a few new segments — a bit of opening chatter (including an IN-Depp conversation as Frankie puts it) with your gang, then two new segments: POTTER PONDERINGS (in this episode, we wonder what it takes to make a Hufflepuff go dark) and HEY NETFLIX (in which we pitch spinoff shows about the Potter universe — today, what would we want from a show about the Ministry of Magic?). Then join us to chat in the drums as usual! ~*~ Here are ways to support the show! Join our patreon! patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there! You can also buy PotterCast-related merch at mischiefmerch.com!

15.6: 15 Years!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 71:04

It's our 15-year PotterCast anniversary! WHAT!? This is our live show that we did to celebrate, the video of which you can access at fb.com/pottercast. In this episode, we do some nostalgia, we do some mailbags, we do some Q&A, we play some Quiplash, and we reflect on the magic of the past and the promise of the future. Here are ways to support the show! Join our patreon! patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there! You can also buy PotterCast-related merch at mischiefmerch.com!

15.5: Unsafe Waters

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2020 47:48

In this episode, Frak, John, and Melissa do what they had not yet done together as hosts and friends: discuss and unpack J.K. Rowling's harmful rhetoric regarding transgender people. We strongly encourage you to listen to 15.2: Sorting It Out, the episode we released right after her tweet in December, for information and facts on why what she is doing is so difficult to parse.  Here is a link to the twitter thread we referenced debunking JKR’s statements: https://twitter.com/carter_andrewj/status/1270787941275762689?s=21 We also touch on the future of the show, and the state of things in the pool. (You'll get it when you listen.)  PotterCast is hoping to recommit to what it did much more in the early days when we didn't all have other jobs: highlighting a wider expanse of fandom, creation, and fun. We appreciate your patience! In the Drums(tm) we detail our latest videogaming habits! Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!

15.4 Live with your Qs from Quarantine

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2020 56:24

We asked what you wanted us to talk about, and here are the results, yet more Potter silliness while we're all in lockdown! Reminders! CHECK OUT OUR MERCH, omg it's so good. http://mischiefmerch.com Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!

15.3: Yanni vs Laurel, the Social Distancing Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2020 65:34

We are isolating together for this freewheeling hour of silliness where we take your Harry Potter questions and have some fun. ALSO, SOME NEWS: Now there are TWO Patreons: One for just PotterCast, one for Roll 9 3/4 and all the other Mischief Media shows. BOTH get you access to our discord, where there are Harry Potter, gaming, television, movies. cooking, crafting, and a ton of other amazing conversations happening. PLUS lots of amazing bonus content updated weekly. PotterCast's Patreon Mischief Media Patreon Also visit Mischief Merch!  We have so much cool swag there. Also, there is a LOT of content to entertain you on your quarantine on the Mischief twitch channel — and there will be PotterCast streaming there soon. Watch the hashtag #MischiefFromHome for more!

15.2: Sorting It Out: J.K. Rowling, transphobia, and what just happened to our community (with Jackson Bird)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2019 59:12

Welcome to a very special episode of PotterCast! This week, J.K. Rowling angered and saddened many fans when she came out in support of a woman whose company had not renewed her employment contract because she refused to recognize the legally protected rights of trans people. In coming back from a months-long Twitter hiatus, J.K. Rowling mischaracterized the facts of the case in support of a dangerous and unscientific movement that invalidates the trans experience, and in doing so flies in the face of medical consensus worldwide. Her comments also confused a lot of fans who are not fully familiar with the issues at stake, or cannot understand how someone whose book series is so vehemently about tolerance can express support for a woman whose views invalidate so many people's existences. That's why in this episode, we are going over it all. Jackson Bird, longtime friend of the podcast and of Leaky, as well as author, trans activist and educator, and expert Waffler, joins us to explain and process what this means for Harry Potter fans. We discuss: What actually happened What J.K. Rowling said versus what happened to the woman in question, Maya Forstater Why many fans saw this coming What to do now that the creator of the series we love so dearly has taken this stance How to support trans and non-binary communities How we as fans are feeling about all of this What to do now, especially since we still love this community We hope you'll listen and share. Here are some helpful resources, including things we mention in the show: Jack's book! SORTED: Growing up, coming out, and finding my place A list of information from medical communities around the world validating that trans and non-binary people exist GLAAD's transgender media program has great resources, FAQs, ways to take action, and ways to learn Transstudent.org has more Information regarding sex and gender GONADS, the great series by RadioLab News articles regarding this incident: The Cut Vox (on British culture and the "gender critical" movement) The Mary Sue News articles regarding past incidents that have also upset the community: The Mary Sue on Johnny Depp and the Crimes of Grindelwald Past indicators that J.K. Rowling was following trans-exclusionary ideologies The Guardian on J.K. Rowling's writings on Native American cultulre "The Harry Potter Series Makes a Mess of Its Commentary on Racism" — The Mary Sue "Is Fantastic Beasts 2 Racist? Not Quite" — The Washington Post PotterCast and Leaky stand with our trans and non-binary friends and colleagues.  This episode is in the process of being transcribed. For more, see pottercast.com.  

15.1: PotterCast Vs. MuggleCast LIVE from LeakyCon Boston 2019!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2019 58:49

Check out our new naming system! It's Season 15, episode 1!    Featuring MuggleCast's Micah Tanenbuam and Eric Scull, as well as Louis Cordice (who played for MuggleCast) and Chris Rankin, who hosted!   There are three games in this episode! We recommend putting yourself into the mode of a contestant as you listen to the first. Remember! Visit Mischief Merch to purchase this limited edition PotterCast: After All This Time shirt. Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! Check out our new sponsor, Shaker and Spoon

#300: It’s Funny How That Worked Out – Our 300th Episode!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2019 60:45

LIVE FROM LEAKYCON 2019: BOSTON – OUR 300TH EPISODE! In this episode, we discuss our fandom-packed weekend at the 10th anniversary of LeakyCon and discuss the last ten years of PotterCast. We also revisit some of our favorite old-school PotterCast segments – Canonconclundrums (with Chris Rankin!), Are You Smarter Than John Noe?, and a Dueling!We also have our first new shirt in TEN YEARS! Visit Mischief Merch to purchase this limited edition PotterCast: After All This Time shirt.Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

#299: Fantastic Beasts's Dan Fogler at LeakyCon Boston

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2019 62:13

LIVE FROM LEAKYCON: PotterCast's Spotlight with Dan Fogler! In this episode, we talk with Dan Fogler about how he approached Jacob's characterization in the Fantastic Beasts films, what it's like to film knowing the magical creatures will be added in post-production, Jacob's complicated relationship with Queen, and more!  Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden  

#298: Roll 9 3/4

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2019 126:49

So this is a special PotterCast, in which we TRY A NEW THING for the first time in 15 years? WELCOME TO THE FIRST ROLL 9 3/4 OMG AHH!! Frankie came to us a few months ago and wanted to try doing Harry Potter-themed D&D. First, we said "How do you D&D?" and then we just said "let's do it." This is mostly us being silly and ridiculous together and we hope you'll enjoy the ride. We really want to know what you think! Please: - Use the hashtag #roll934 to talk about it so we can talk with you! - Get us on Twitter at @Roll934 or Facebook (also @Roll934). Website coming soon. - If you like it, tell your friends! If you don't like it, shh, we never met. Frank Franco conceived this project and serves as the game's DM. The players are Bre Bishop, John Noe, and Melissa Anelli.  Original music (and sound effects!) by Andre Karame. WE ARE SO NERVOUS BUT THIS WILL BE FUN TELL US WHAT YOU THINK AHHH

#297: Avian Larceny

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2019 56:19

Welcome to PotterCast 297! In this episode: - What happened in Times Square with Cursed Child, again? - In How About That: Hagrid in the first few chapters! How he got to Harry, what he knew, what magic he used, and what was really up with the pink umbrella. - HAGRID CAN SPELL HAPPY BIRTHDAY THANK YOU - Can you convict an owl of theft? - In the drums, Frankie has an announcement!  Don't forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

#296: The Very Secret and Amazing Life of Arabella Figg

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2019 57:59

This week: we go through the week's Potter news, including the new Wizarding World app as well as the upcoming release of the graphic edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! This week's What About That: Arabella Figg is here to change all our SEO results. Who was she? What's her history? Was she married? Was she gay? Also: squibs in the wizarding world: what does it mean to be a squib? What's the deal with the book and the quill? Why was it mean to Neville? WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER BE MEAN TO NEVILLE? Also this week from Mischief Media: Listen to A Story Most Queer, now available wherever you listen! Don't forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content! By the way: never listen to what number we call the show inside the recording. We're gonna stop doing that. Also, in the drums: John explains Brexit!  Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

#295: Live with Tom Felton at LeakyCon 2019: Dallas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2019 55:24

Live from LeakyCon 2019: Dallas – Melissa interviews Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and he tells stories from filming, discusses the passion of fandom, and answers audience questions!   Remember – LeakyCon is coming! Join us in Boston, MA from October 11-13th for our TENTH anniversary! Get your tickets now. PotterCast is a Mischief Media podcast! Check out all we have to offer. This episode was hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, and Frak Fraco III, produced by Adam Molina, and associate produced by Kylie Madden.

#294: Much Ado About (Cursed Child) Branding

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2019 100:51

  It's PotterCast 294! In our march to get to 300 before LeakyCon Boston, we'll be releasing episodes weekly! Hurrah! This week: What the heck was that all about with Cursed Child?  We go back with our "What about that?" segment to discuss the Sorting Hat, wizard internet, post-Hogwarts education, and more The Mischief corner delves into who knew Harry had a scar and when ...and, what happens if a wizard goes into an Apple store? Remember! LeakyCon is coming! Boston in October for our TENTH anniversary! PotterCast is a Mischief Media podcast! Check out all we have to offer. This episode was hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, and Frak Fraco III, produced by Adam Molina, and associate produced by Kylie Madden.    

#293 (not 291!): Bonnie Hunt

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2019 53:12

Don't be alarmed when we call this PotterCast 291. It's really 293. We recorded this one a bit ago, so there's some old info. NO WORRIES! It's PotterCast, and we are here like always to chat about Harry Potter with you. Happy back to school! John, Frak, and Melissa are back! This time we're doing the RELOOK, where we don't go bit by bit or chapter by chapter, but issue by issue and mystery by mystery. This time: What happened to Lily Evans' parents? That's where we start anyway. Then it gets all PotterCast LeakyCon is coming! Boston in October for our TENTH anniversary! PotterCast is a Mischief Media podcast! Check out all we have to offer. This episode was hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, and Frak Fraco III, produced by Adam Molina, and associate produced by Kylie Madden.  

#292: Wizards Unite!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2019 61:55

A whole episode about the game! THE GAME! THE NEW WIZARD GAME! John, Frak, and Melissa detail the new game from Niantic and all their experiences with it. Also, check out Extraneous, where we are giving the His Dark Materials books the deep-diving PotterCast treatment!

#291: Live from PodX! with Draco and the Malfoys and Potterless

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2019 59:15

What would a PotterCast with Harry and the Potters be if Draco and the Malfoys weren't on next? PC 291 features John and Melissa live at PodX, the podcasting convention - and features a performance from Brian of Draco and the Malfoys and a guest spot with Mike from Potterless! Lots of McGonagall chatter inside as well...

#290: Accio Hagrid (with Harry and the Potters!)

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2019 82:49

It's PotterCast #290 and we are back with our very old friends and absolute PotterCast veterans Paul and Joe DeGeorge, the band Harry and the Potters! They have just recorded and are about to release LUMOS, their first album in more than 13 years. This pod is full of exclusive sneak peeks into the album, plus a lot of fun and nostalgia with the guys — including a few extra canon conclundrum. Accio Hagrid, accio fish, Hedwig is not dead, goblin magic, and more. Don't forget you can get a lot of great perks by backing their kickstarter! #290: Hosts: Melissa Anelli, Frank Franco, John Noe Guests: Paul and Joe DeGeorge, Harry and the Potters News: Emma Pocock, The Leaky Cauldron Producer: Adam Molina Associate Producer: Kylie Madden Music clips from Lumos by Harry and the Potters

#289: Gross Beer and Other Magic

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2019 91:46

YEmma's news is back, and the crew goes over the Fantastic Beasts delay and what it may mean. Also, a new segment! The Mischief Corner, which this time goes DEEEEEEP down the rabbit hole with Floo Powder. Contains all sorts of spoilers. Plus a mailbag segment! What is this, 2007?  Post-episode to-do list: - Send us your thoughts on any of our social accounts (@pottercast on twitter, @pottercastpod on instagram - yes john we got an instagram) - Send us thoughts, comments, etc at staff@pottercast.com. - Rate and review! Hosts: Melissa Anelli, Frank Franco, John Noe Emma's News: Emma Pocock Mischief Corner: Sierra Fox, Sam Harris, Kylie Madden Producer: Adam Molina Production Asst.: Kylie Madden 

#288: I Need a Map

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2019 81:45


  On the podcast today: - News Updates: Wizard Unite username reservation - News Update: WB concerned about Depp’s participation in the films - Can they recast Jonny Depp at this point? - Horcruxes: Voldemort and Grindelwald - Post Production Interview: Changes to the Wizarding World - Rules of the Potterverse: Can you change McGonagall’s canon? - International Travel in Crimes of Grindelwald   This episode was produced by Adam Molina and production assisted by Kylie Madden; and named by our patron, Adam Davis! Thank you, Adam!


#287: That's Not My Baby (Fantastic Beasts Extras)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2019 73:03

The PotterCast crew gets into it on the Fantastic Beasts extra scenes (part 1)... - Leta and the Case of Did No One Realize This Was a Different Baby? - Dumbledore's lumbago - Is It A Dumbledore Part Sixty Six Thousand ...and a lot more! Edited by: Adam Molina Associate Producer: Kylie Madden

#286: S-Town

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2019 74:42

Pottermore emphasizes the methods of medieval relieval, and we get fully into it. A true s---storm. Our most mature episode to date. 

#285: Live with Alison Sudol at LeakyCon 2018

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2018 53:32

Happy holidays! This week we are going back to LeakyCon in Dallas, where The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion interviewed Alison Sudol about Queenie Goldstein, writing, creation, and more. This was conducted BEFORE CoG came out in theaters, so maybe now is a great time to revisit everything we heard.    We'll be presenting more of these interviews between now and the day we return in the second week of January! Enoy! And make sure to check out Mal and Jason's podcast, Binge Mode: Harry Potter — they truly are some of the best Potter podcasters in history.

#284: Alexa: What is Mr. Blood?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2018 83:04

Protego Diabolica is the spell Grindelwald used to make those flames. What does that mean? What "answers will be given"? What is Mr. Blood? We...kind of can't remember FB going to Brazil Globus Mundi appears in the wizarding world More about Leta Lestrange: what did Grindelwald really say about her? Is she really gone? Is Newt on the spectrum of autism? The big magical fights in the books, vs those in the movies The return of the Mailbag! ...and more!

#283: The McGonagall of It All

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2018 82:34

The PotterCast Trio is still unpacking thoughts, feelings, and theories about the Crimes of Grindelwald and all it means for the canon and the fandom. Two episodes in and we have barely scratched the surface! Be sure to tell us your feelings and thoughts on @PotterCast everywhere, or by emailing staff@pottercast.com, or joining our Patreon! 

#282: ORLY?us

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2018 97:35

We've all seen Fantastic Beasts 2: Crimes of Grindelwald, and we are here to discuss and discuss and discuss and discuss. We barely scratch the surface over this 90 minutes, but we get into the big reactions, the big reveals, and the McGonagall of it all.

#281: Nagini

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2018 70:43

SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT WHERE DO WE START?!?!! PotterCast breaks down the revelations, theories, and more in the final trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald." Or, Episode II.

280: Grindelwald and the Sorcerer's Stone

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2018 62:41

PotterCast goes over the latest Crimes of Grindelwald trailer in deep and in some cases excruciating detail, with a watch-along that you can join in at the link below. Plus, Melissa details what it was like at San Diego Comic Con when the trailer debuts, and the trio talks about the upcoming plans for the show, LeakyCons (in plural) and more!   The link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ  

Special: Sacred Text!

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2018 37:51

We have a special episode for you today: a full episode of "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text," a podcast you should really check out. Melissa was a guest on one of their shows, and speaks about chance, J.K. Rowling, and the Harry Potter fandom. Then hang with Vanessa and Casper as they break down "The Dream" chapter from Goblet of Fire!   Thanks to our friends at HPatSS for the collaboration - and we can't wait to have them on PotterCast!

#279: Semiregular!

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2018 61:11

We are back and we are getting close to the 280 mark, which has been eluding us for several years now! This week, we talk about the new Harry Potter app, get Cursed Child review from Charlie Weasley, and more!

#278: LeakyNews!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2018 83:58

PotterCast 278 brings back the news roundups! Emma from The Leaky Cauldron joins us to keep us updated about the latest goings on in Harry Potter news (with all the info on the newest Harry Potter video game, the Cursed Child Broadway premiere, and Dan Fogler's podcast...).    We also break down Ch. 6 of Sorcerer's Stone (and it's now John's job to summarize each chapter forever). Also in this episode: a deep dive on chocolate frog cards (is this the wizarding world's version of Facebook messenger?), what do wizards wear under their clothes?, MORE on wizarding clothing (when will we stop?), and Dudley vs. fat shaming.

#277: Dapperdore

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2018 98:21

The PotterCast trio watch the new "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" together live and break it down into the tiniest bits and discussions the way only fans can do. LOTS of Dapperdore/Dudebrodore/Youngledore discussion, Theseus, the wizarding circus, what's a maledictus?, is this wizarding appropriate fashion?, why is Johnny Depp still there?, Nagini theories, Credence Barebone's ancestry..and more. Watch along with us!   Watch the trailer with us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ

#276: No Noe

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2018 66:10

Oh no! No Noe! Melissa and Frak discuss their reactions to Jo's reactions to the Johnny Depp controversy; we play your reactions to last week's episode, Queer. And we mean to cover Ch 5/6 of book one, but there was just too much to discuss and we only make it through Ch 5!    In the drums it's Black Panther, surprising podcast recs, and tales of woe from inside the old PotterCast tours (including why Frankie can't eat at Subway).

#275: Queer

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2018 60:08

Welcome to 2018! We are talking about the latest developments in the Potter news — including the odd statements made recently regarding Dumbledore's sexuality in Fantastic Beasts 2. Is it straightwashing, ineffective PR, or just a misunderstanding?  Also! News on what's coming up for the show, Frankie shares a story about a blob, and the drums we tell you what to watch and listen to, because we care like that. :-)

Extra: The Crime of Grindelwald

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2017 35:42

We recorded this conversation BEFORE J.K. Rowling's recent comments on this issue; we'll discuss that in our next episode, but didn't want this to get lost in the meantime. We discuss Johnny Depp's casting and the issues around it, as well as director David Yates's recent comments on the matter. Please be warned there may be triggering content for those suffering the effects of abuse.  

#274: Frankie's Offensive Irish Sounds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2017 70:58

Our live PotterCast from LeakyCon 2017! We recount the amazing weekend we had in Dublin hanging with hundreds of Harry Potter fans. We also hear from a lot of you and give you a glance  behind-the-scenes at how LeakyCon gets made. Pluuuusss we talked about LeakyCon 2018 in Dallas, which was recorded before the whole dang thing sold out...

#273: The Dumbledore's Army Panel from LeakyCon 2017!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2017 55:07

PotterCast 273 is the first of our episodes from LeakyCon Dublin! And this time we have Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Katie Leung (Cho Chang), Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas), and Afshan Azad (Padma Patil), here to tell us all about life as the Harry Potter films' Dumbledore's Army. Great stories from their time filming - a must-listen!

#272: Misunderstood Snakes (B1Ch3-4)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2017 49:34

PotterCast is back and is continuing on with the chapter by chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - this week covering chapters 3 and 4. We also have some exciting announcements for the upcoming Harry Potter convention, LeakyCon! 

#271: The Boy Who Lived (B1Ch1)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2017 52:23

On the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, PotterCast begins its magical chapter-by-chapter podcasting adventure through J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World!   Episode 271 — The Boy Who Lived Harry Potter and the Sorceror's/Philosopher's Stone chapters: 1. The Boy Who Lived 2. The Vanishing Glass PotterCast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frankie Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore Pottercast interviews, discussions and more at Pottercast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#270: The Young Dumbledore

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2017 40:00

We have a new Dumbledore!    Episode 270 — The Young Dumbledore Pottercast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frankie Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore Pottercast interviews, discussions and more at Pottercast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#269: Troll in the Timeline!

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2017 58:15

We thought you ought to know.. J.K. Rowling's social and political commentary is always hot news. Her views on morality, equality, compassion and love are no secret to fans of her work, and no secret to users of Twitter. Join PotterCast for a discussion of fame, social responsibility (or not) and tweets.   Episode 269 — Troll in the Timeline! Pottercast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frankie Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore Pottercast interviews, discussions and more at Pottercast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#268: Conjuring Conclumdrums

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2017 45:57

Pottercast is back for conclumdrum conjuration as they attempt to answer your burning questions from the Wizarding World!   Episode 268 — Conjuring Conclumdrums Pottercast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frankie Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore Pottercast interviews, discussions and more at Pottercast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#267: Hogwash

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2017 49:13

Three quarters of PotterCast unite to consider Ilvermorny, its song, and the wizarding world beyond its borders.    Episode 267 — Hogwash PotterCast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frank Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#266: The New Year

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2017 64:29

PotterCast meets to look back at a unique year of magic and forward to what could be an even more exciting time for the Wizarding World and Harry Potter fandom!   Episode 266 — The New Year PotterCast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frank Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#265: Interview with J.K. Rowling

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2016 68:18

PotterCast presents their complete 2007 interview with author J.K. Rowling following the hysteria of the final Harry Potter book's release.   Episode 265 — Interview with J.K. Rowling PotterCast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frank Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#264: Fantastic Theories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2016 52:04

It's round two for PotterCast and Fantastic Beasts! The show picks up where it left off and dives back in with your submitted questions and theories to guide them.   Episode 264 — Fantastic Theories PotterCast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frank Franco, and Zack Luye. Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#263: Fantastic Beasts and When We Saw Them

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2016 66:11

Fantastic Beasts is finally here! PotterCast meets to discuss the new film, our first chapter time turning into a mysterious era in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Episode 263 — Fantastic Beasts and When we Saw Them Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

#262: LeakyCon 2016!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2016 82:19

Witches, wizards, warlocks and magical creatures of LeakyCon 2016 join the cast of PotterCast in Los Angeles, California for an emotional and far reaching discussion on the current state of affairs in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World and what its future holds for us all!   Episode 262 — LeakyCon 2016! Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizard World.

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