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PotterCast 174: Ballious Repello

Posted by: Edward
November 25, 2008, 01:29 AM

The 174th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is here for you today, ready to give you your super high-energy Harry Potter fix.  In the news this week, we have for you information on a new picture of Ginny Weasley from the Half-Blood Prince film, location scouting for Deathly Hallows, the call for LeakyCon Proposals now being open, the upcoming release for Beedle the Bard, the Wizard Rock EP Club, and the Harry Potter Alliance STAND Fast activities.  Bit by Bit comes up next with Chapter 17 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  In this segment, the PotterCasters continue on Harry's journey through Godric's Hollow after finding his parent's house.  This is followed by another edition of Beedle Talk, with a discussion of "The Tale of the Three Brothers."  The show wraps up with a some upcoming plans for the PotterCaster's YouTube channel and information on how to get your copy of Jingle Spells 2!  Do not wait to order, as the limited number of physical copies are going fast.  Finally, Melissa gives us an update on Harry, A History being on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

“Ballious Repello

  • Do Quidditch players use athletic supporters?
  • Frak kills the Quartet.
  • LeakyCon panels from the PotterCasters.
  • Hurry up and register for LeakyCon 2009 in Boston, Mass.
  • Have you read the latest Beedle the Bard fan fiction? Neither have we...
  • Beedle Talk on the Three Brothers.
  • A lesson on Parking and Standing Zone laws.
  • Order Jingle Spells 2 now!

RT: 86:23

Producer: John Noe
Editor: Andrew Garner

LeakyCon 2009: A Harry Potter Conference in Boston
“Harry, A History” Website
Jingle Spells 2
PotterCast Vlogs
Podcast Alley

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Yay pottercast!!!!!!

Posted by gryffindor on November 25, 2008, 06:41 PM report to moderator

You guys rock! I’ve been having a horribly bad day since, well, last night, and 4 minutes into the podcast, I was feeling better. I love that you all just lost it. Thanks for making my day!

Posted by ER on November 25, 2008, 07:19 PM report to moderator

Yay! PotterCast <3 Thank you, guys!
Beedle the Bard fan fiction?? This is news to me… and what do you mean “Frak kills the Quartet”? O_O haha, it better not mean what I think it means.. * waiting for iTunes to download the podcast *

Posted by Sophie on November 25, 2008, 07:50 PM report to moderator

hmm.. I wonder if Jk Rowling is going to on pottercast again …. what is that surprise that they kept hinting at??

Posted by Tucker on November 25, 2008, 09:01 PM report to moderator

I want you to talk A LOT about Ron and Hermione in the next Pottercast, cuz I know the chapter is the Silver Doe, and thats when Ron comes back! I am obsessed w/ the R/H relationship and i need you guys to talk alot about it!!!

Posted by Abaebae on November 25, 2008, 09:33 PM report to moderator

its frak…not frack!

Posted by nina on November 25, 2008, 11:00 PM report to moderator

when i try and direct download it doesn’t work? is there something wrong? :(

Posted by hi on November 26, 2008, 12:16 AM report to moderator

Great Pottercast!! Nothing to complain about here – fidelius discussions should be taken to the forums, not argued about here.

On another note, if a Quidditch Player forgot to charm their, ahem, “protection”, I’m sure a nice Ballius Reparo would work too :) Love the Pottercasts! Keep them up

Posted by Randy on November 26, 2008, 12:41 PM report to moderator

Hilarious, especially the first five minutes lol. I kept waiting for Melissa to check out the H/G slug club picture!

Posted by jenny on November 26, 2008, 08:19 PM report to moderator

i actually looked up Beedle the Bard fanfic on and found some!

Posted by lily_luna on November 26, 2008, 11:08 PM report to moderator

Just to let people know, the plot for “The Tale of the Three Brothers” is based on the Pardoner’s Tale from Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” Rowling even admitted this in an interview once. So I was pretty surprised you didn’t mention that. You might want to mention that fact in the next episode just for the heck of it, so that anyone who wants to read the Pardoner’s Tale can go do so. I think there was even an essay posted here on the LC in Scribbulus that compared the two stories, but I might have read that on some other website. I don’t remember. Anyway, if anyone is curious about the inspiration for that story they can read “The Canterbury Tales”, which really they should do anyway because it’s such a classic work of literature as well as because a lot of the stories in it are actually really funny. Trust me; they really are funny. Try reading The Miller’s Tale and not laughing. Have you figured out that I was an English major in college yet? LOL. I’m such a nerd; I’m always looking for HP comparisons in everything. But seriously, there are so many in jokes in the HP series for people who know “classic” literature, particularly Greek mythology, but also some other stuff.

Posted by Martha on November 27, 2008, 03:03 AM report to moderator

Thanks so much! Yayy!
I love Pottercast!


Posted by Natalie on November 27, 2008, 05:03 AM report to moderator

hey does anybody know which pottercast is the one where the potttercast hosts or whatever you call J, S, F, and M—where they talk about the S.S. Potter’s travels—as in, the canoe that tips over??? i have to listen to that again! it makes me so happy and i could use something that’s cheery.

Posted by givemesomeTLC on November 27, 2008, 01:37 PM report to moderator

MELISSA! Please try to calm down before you blow up at Frak. The Fidelius Charm is a very confusing piece of canon, and if I hadn’t randomly researched that on HP Lexicon before, I wouldn’t have known either. Just say “The Potters performed the Fidelius Charm, so they must’ve known Peter was the Secret Keeper,” okay? I know you’re all about trivia, but other people contribute to the fandom without being as knowledgeable as you. Please try to control your temper (I’ve heard people complain about how you shoot down other podcasters’ ideas before, soo). Thanks. :)

Posted by k on November 27, 2008, 04:47 PM report to moderator
corky pygmy

uh, strider- dumbldore dies in HBP not DH

Posted by corky pygmy on November 28, 2008, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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