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PotterCast 211: Never Be Afraid to Squee

Posted by: Edward
December 24, 2009, 05:33 PM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has its holiday episode online, just in time for Christmas.  Our 211th episode starts off with the latest in Potter news, including a preview of the One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe book from photographer Tim Hailand, a teaser of the Harry Potter LEGO game, a report from the Economist on the economy of the Harry Potter series, the many end of the year lists coming online, and a rundown of the recent commentary on HBP Live community screening with Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and producer David Barron.  Next, the PotterCast holiday filks are here, giving you the first part of our collection of original holiday themed Harry Potter songs.  A Christmas themed Potter Pundits follows, with a discussion on the always eventful Christmas holiday happenings from the Harry Potter novels.  Following another round of filks, the finale to Albus Severus' story at Hogwarts wraps up his first year at Hogwarts.  The final round of filks leads us into the drums where the PotterCasters discuss their Christmas plans, snow, beer, and a goodbye to Sue.

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"Never Be Afraid to Squee"
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Producer: John Noe

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246 Points

NOOOOOO!!!! will they rename sues news? STAY SUESTAYYYY!!!!!!

Posted by Loveforluna on December 29, 2009, 12:07 PM report to moderator
696 Points

Bye Sue! We’ll miss you.

Quick question though, what will the news segment be called now?
Noe’s Newsflash? Mellie’s Message? Frak’s ’formation

Posted by Nwrosey on December 29, 2009, 12:30 PM report to moderator
177 Points

Sue, I will always miss hearing you on Pottercast! (Loved the ending to Albus Potter!!!)

Posted by HattFerg on December 29, 2009, 01:58 PM report to moderator
404 Points

We will always love you, Susie Q! Hufflepuff LIVES!

Posted by Hagiographer13 on December 29, 2009, 06:23 PM report to moderator
46 Points

I’ll miss you so much Sue, you’re awesome, go on my fellow Hufflepuff!

Posted by stifmeister on December 29, 2009, 07:11 PM report to moderator
46 Points

ooo Sue….you’re de BESTTTT~!!!! don’t leave us!!! u can still go on pottercast shows beside ur other work…..they’re just on once or twice a week!!!! cum n go on pottercast if uve spare time!!!!! just once a yr???? anyway…it’s ur decision n i respect it, hope u’ll have a great future on wht ever u’re gettin on n keep ur potterfan, hufflepuff spirit!!!!
je t’aime bien!!!!!!! never be afraid2 SQUEEE!!!

Posted by Pansysbella on December 29, 2009, 08:15 PM report to moderator
683 Points

oh,it was so sad to hear Sue’s leaving :( Leaky and Pottercast won’t be the same without Sue and her squees :( We’ll miss you Sue!

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on December 31, 2009, 03:04 AM report to moderator
80 Points

it won’t be the same without you, sue

Posted by butter_mellow on January 05, 2010, 12:55 AM report to moderator
738 Points

Just caught up with this podcast, and I must say it is the most awkward one I have heard in some time; I guess the specter of Sue’s departure was looming over them all, throughout the recording. I hope that they all are feeling better at this point (I’m now listening to number 212, and they sound much more relaxed!), and I wish Sue all the very best as she tries to cope with her great loss. GO HUFFLEPUFF!

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on January 05, 2010, 01:39 PM report to moderator
34 Points

Sue, my heart dropped right into my feet when i heard you were leaving. Pottercast won’t be the same without you :’(

Posted by on January 06, 2010, 06:30 PM report to moderator

I so so SO enjoyed this Potter Pundits segment – I’ll have to listen to it again to get the details square!

Isn’t it wonderful how no matter how many times you read the text, there’s always something new to find! The mark of a genius at work.

I wondered what you thought about the nadir of Harry’s journey – the moment of him negating Dumbledore’s love in Deathly Hallows, while sitting powerless with a broken wand, being a parallel of the Biblical moment when Christ hangs on the cross (powerless) and says, “My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Sue, hope things go so well for you. All blessings and hope to hear you as a treasured guest on Pottercast sometimes soon! We’ll keep sqeeing in your honour. SQUEE!

Posted by pottershrink on January 09, 2010, 04:49 AM report to moderator
80 Points

Sue was the biggest reason I would not miss a pottercast, She was the perfect balance between the other two on the show. She also had a wonderful voice.
I wish her only the best. Another tough girl like Sue should be tested like who will replace Sue? I was very sad about it.


Posted by horas1 on January 09, 2010, 05:36 PM report to moderator
80 Points

Sue was the biggest reason I would not miss a pottercast, She was the perfect balance between the other two on the show. She also had a wonderful voice.
I wish her only the best. Another tough girl like Sue should be tested like who will replace Sue? I was very sad about it.


Posted by horas1 on January 09, 2010, 05:36 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

Thank you for all the happiness you brought us, to Pottercast and the fandom as a whole. All the best, Sue!

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on January 21, 2010, 05:02 AM report to moderator
3157 Points


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