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PotterCast 183: Accio Nerdfighters!

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Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 08:38 AM

The 183rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online and just got a whole lot nerdier!  This week, the PotterCasters are joined by none other than Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green for a live show which features a ninety minute discussion on a number of topics including: Harry Potter, Brotherhood 2.0, the Nerdfighting phenomenon, and more.  The show starts out with a quick run down of the latest Harry Potter news from Sue, with talk of the recent accident on the Deathly Hallows set, info a screening of Rupert Grint's latest film Cherrybomb, the price of registration increasing for LeakyCon 2009 (along with some exciting Con-related news), and news regarding two books edited by Cheryl Klein winning honors at the ALA Awards.

The PotterCast Quartet then dive into the main discussion of the show, speaking with John and Hank about how the Vlogbrothers project began, the song by Hank that linked Harry Potter with the Vlogbrothers, the books by Printz-award winning/NYT Bestselling young adult novelist John Green, Hank's passion for environmental technology with his website EcoGeek.org, the start of Nerdfighters, the Project For Awesome, and so much more.  We then take some phone calls for the John and Hank from a number of the listeners, and answer a number questions from the chat Question Tuesday style.  Finally, Hank and John help us wrap up the show with some more LeakyCon talk, Wrock Reggies memories, Hank's CD So Jokes, and the Deathly Hallows Epilogue.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.  And, DFTBA!

"Accio Nerdfighters!"
  • The Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green join us this week and the PC4 do their best to not forget to be awesome.
  • Are John and Hank coming to LeakyCon?  Listen to find out!
  • "Accio Deathly Hallows" by Hank Green.
  • The Harry Potter versus Twilight debate and how it's STUPID.
  • Harry Potter and the Inconvenient Truth.
  • What do you have against Tonks?
  • "Save the freaking world, dude!  Crank this crank and power the entire country!"
  • Cameo's pun.
  • Pirates, ninjas, Vikings, wizards. Or Jedi.
  • Wanding each other.
  • The kind of things that eccentric thousandaires do!
  • Harry Potter, one of the great characters in the history of contemporary literature.
  • "Why are there only two corndogs?"
  • Conjoined twins.
  • Nasty tapeworm.
  • "Oh God, the scar is about to trouble him..."
  • Special thanks to the group of Mods who patrolled the live UStream chat.
  • So much more awesome it can't be named... what are you waiting for? Go listen!

  • Vlogbrothers YouTube Channel.
  • Hank's EcoGeek.org website.
  • John's website, Sparksflyup.com
  • The Nerdfighters Ning Community: Nerdfighters.com.
  • Buy Hank Green's CD, So Jokes at DFTBA records.
  • Buy John Green's book, Paper Towns.
  • Go to youtube.com/pottercast for our daily vlogs.
  • Register for LeakyCon 2009 now!
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Producer: John Noe

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61 Comments

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3048 Points

I cannot wait to listen to the podcast; I am sure that it is absolutely priceless!

Posted by Kirk on February 05, 2009, 07:38 PM report to moderator
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199 Points

I loved this sooo much. I’m so grateful that I was able to be there for at least part of it. The podcast was epic, and needs to happen again, soon. :) I do agree that Harry is a rather underrated character—he’s always been one of my favorites.

DFTBA, and thanks so much for doing this. :)

Posted by eowyngirl on February 05, 2009, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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8577 Points

dang, I need to listen to that! I am still behind!

Posted by netsrikb on February 05, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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agh! great show! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on February 05, 2009, 11:03 PM report to moderator
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1435 Points

Can’t wait to listen! From all the comments, it sounds funny!

Posted by The Whomping Willow on February 06, 2009, 12:27 AM report to moderator
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39234 Points

“Accio iTunes!” i can’t wait to listen to this =D The mini trailer was sooo funny. awesome job from john and frak : )

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on February 06, 2009, 01:19 AM report to moderator
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348 Points

Wow!! I loved this episode!! Great job you guys!!

PS: Completely agree with Harry being an underrated character…kind of ironic considering it’s his story…!

Posted by Prenz13 on February 06, 2009, 01:38 AM report to moderator
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598 Points

Best. Podcast. Ever.
no-one forgot to be awesome.

Posted by Sally_Zaar on February 06, 2009, 11:27 AM report to moderator
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243 Points

Sooooo awesome! I think I laugh through the entire thing

Posted by marigan on February 06, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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Sooooo awesome! I think I laugh through the entire thing

Posted by marigan on February 06, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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It’s a bummer that Frak’s audio was so low. He was hard to hear. Although the show was great, I’d love to hear more of John and Hank’s actual Potter thoughts.

Posted by Deb25 on February 06, 2009, 08:37 PM report to moderator
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6921 Points

I can’t wait to listen. Sounds great. And John’s books are awesome. Yay!

Posted by badger666 on February 06, 2009, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to listen. Sounds great. And John’s books are awesome. Yay!

Posted by badger666 on February 06, 2009, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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519 Points

By the way, I only joined this month onto MyLeaky(:) Maybe because it is live the Albus Sevurus Potter bit won’t be on it-shame.

Posted by Robbie Rowe on February 07, 2009, 05:50 AM report to moderator
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319 Points

I laughed a lot. :-)))))))))

Frak was awesome as usual. :-) He was hard to hear though.

I liked John and Hank too.

Thanks guys. :-)

Posted by Lily_Severus on February 10, 2009, 01:50 AM report to moderator
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