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PotterCast 181: JoBama!

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2009, 09:32 AM

PotterCast episode 181 is now here for your listening pleasure.  Join us this week on another edition PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, recorded live with an online audience for the latest news, discussion, and so much more. As with each episode, it starts with the latest news from our very own Sue, who tells us about new photos of Rupert Grint from the upcoming Cherrybomb, an interview with actor Jim Broadbent (Slughorn), Dan Radcliffe's comments on Harry Potter book purists, the return of Dobby for Deathly Hallows, and false rumors about Jo Rowling attending the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.  This segment then leads into a slightly spoiler-filled conversation with our live audience on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince being rated PG.  We also have more details on a live LeakyMug at Azkatraz this July in San Francisco, California and a reminder to reserve your place at LeakyCon 2009, our own Harry Potter conference, before registrations run out!  We also give a quick update on the next installment of the PotterCast Acting Troupe.  Up next, Bit by Bit is here with the next bit of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where the Quartet discusses Chapter 19, "The Silver Doe."  The three weeks of Snape then begins with the first part in our series, where the motivations for Snape's actions, his time at Hogwarts, and whether he really loved Harry are featured.  Finally, in the Wrap Up, Melissa, Sue, John, and Frak talk of the Leaky Song (bottom of the main page), John and Frak's PotterCast Vlog questions, The Whomping Willows tour, and more.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

  • A fan interview with someone who's seen a screening of HBP on their thoughts about the PG rating.
  • LeakyMug at Azkatraz!
  • JoBama!
  • Part 1 of our 3 part Snape series.
  • The bit in the bit by bit when Ron comes back!
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
  • Subscribe to PotterCast's YouTube channel today!
RT: 77:34

Producer: John Noe

Contributing Editors:
Michael Beckett
Andrew Garner
Briana Roop
Armin Vollstedt

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

Direct download (33 MB).
Direct download low-bandwidth (8 MB).

Remember you don't need an iPod to listen. Listen easily on iTunes, which you can download and install here, by clicking here to listen, or you can just use the streaming Flash player at or just on the right side of this page. Discussion of the PotterCast is right here. Enjoy!

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Ravenclaw from Glenn

YEA! New PotterCast! I am traveling tomorrow so I will save listening to it until then. I love to be “on the road” with PotterCast!

Posted by Ravenclaw from Glenn on January 21, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator

Awesome show!!!

Posted by Matt on January 21, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator

Perfect! Just what I needed to get me through another day of school! Now I’m actually looking forward to the bus ride!

Posted by PrincessofBooks on January 21, 2009, 11:08 AM report to moderator

i hope you know that the video of John’s worst day is no longer on youtube.

Posted by HollyHogwarts on January 21, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator

Ooh, yay! Great episode. :D

Posted by Liza on January 21, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator

If you could give us more notice before the live tapings that would be great!!!

Posted by Mr.R on January 21, 2009, 02:43 PM report to moderator

jOBAMA !!!!!

I am definately not off topic here

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2009, 03:24 PM report to moderator

I watched the inauguration yesterday i have to say that last preacher sounded a bit racist to me

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator

He said white man, brown man, red man, and yellow man. Am i the only person seeing what was wrong with this?

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2009, 03:39 PM report to moderator

On the bright side there will be no more defense of marriage act or don’t ask don’t tell

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator

I really really really really really wanted the scene in the movie with Dean and Ginny and Ron and Harry, I think it is a good scene, it shows the struggle that Harry has, realizing Ginny is a girl, and that she is his best friend’s sister.
oh well

Posted by Carebie on January 21, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator

Oh god. I sound so stupid in that clip, haha! I was in shock from actually being on the phone with pottercast! :D oh well, hope everyone enjoys it!

Posted by Katie on January 21, 2009, 03:44 PM report to moderator

Goodbye Christian Conservatives your reign of terror is over. Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2009, 03:47 PM report to moderator

Squeee! This is the one that I was almost on! Love it :)

Posted by Lorelai on January 21, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator

Tim this is a Harry Potter fan site not a christian, atheist, or political site, this isn’t the site to make those remarks, please stay on topic.

Posted by Carebie on January 21, 2009, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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