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PotterCast 203: Potter Got Smarter

Posted by: Edward
September 02, 2009, 09:52 PM

The 203rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for this week with the debut of Potter Pundits, a new segment featuring a scholarly, yet entertaining, look at themes and symbolism in the Harry Potter novels.  Sue's News kicks off this episode with the rundown on the latest in Potter news, including Dan Radcliffe's Hobbit ambitions... or lack thereof, Harry Potter film set DVDs, Deathly Hallows filming, updates on, and lots more.  The second part of episode five of the Acting Troupe follows the news, with the continuing story of Albus Severus during his time at Hogwarts.  Princely Pieces returns with more on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  The PotterCasters go through the first moments of the film, starting from the first shot of Dumbledore through Harry's cafe experience.  Next, we have for you the first discussion with our Potter Pundits: Travis Prinzi, James W. Thomas, and John Granger.  In this new segment, we get to meet our Pundits and reveal the kind of discussions this segment will feature in future episodes.  Finally, the show wraps up with a totally awesome surprise, some Harry Potter conference news, LeakyCon 2011 updates, LeakyCon Live Album release details, and much more!

A big thank you goes out to Jason Munday from the Ministry of Magic for creating our new intro music!

As a reminder, the LeakyCon DVD, which will be available to pre-order soon, will also include all wizard rock performances from our conference.  If you like live wizard rock, be sure to reserve your copy of the upcoming LeakyCon Live Album of the wizard rock live shows at our LeakyCon 2009 conference.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

"Potter Got Smarter"
  • It's year five!
  • The meaning of changes to
  • Half-Blood Bits... or Princely Pieces!
  • Acting Troupe Episode Five, Part Two!
  • Premiere of Potter Pundits!
  • A Totally Awesome Wrap Up!
  • LeakyCon 2011 news and updates.
  • LeakyCon 2009 Live Album updates!
  • Follow our LeakyCon 2011 Twitter and become a fan on Facebook!
  • Reserve your copy of the LeakyCon Live Album now!
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116 Points

yay! first comment. can’t wait, it sounds ahmazing.

Posted by biggestharrypotterfan on September 02, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

yaya another pottercast! omg i love you guys

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on September 02, 2009, 10:03 PM report to moderator
22044 Points

Oki Doki!!!

1397 Points

I love love love all the new everythings!!! Especially the intro yay!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 02, 2009, 10:12 PM report to moderator
879 Points

Awesome!!! I was ecstatic when I got an alert saying a new PotterCast was up! Your guys ROCK!!! AND I LOVE THE NEW INTRO!!!!

Posted by Ascendancy on September 02, 2009, 10:26 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I will download it on iTunes as soon as possible and hope that it will be a wonderful supplement to a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Posted by Kirk on September 03, 2009, 12:17 AM report to moderator
4881 Points

Sounds good, will listen to that.

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 03, 2009, 04:11 AM report to moderator
570 Points

Listened on Ustream

But will year five be all angsty and shoutiful??

xxxxxxxx lol

Posted by Lilliekatieinnes on September 03, 2009, 05:30 AM report to moderator
1249 Points

I too find college professors intimidating.

Posted by NDduLac [Dodo] on September 03, 2009, 06:16 AM report to moderator
1365 Points


Posted by  HeartbreakDX  on September 03, 2009, 06:48 AM report to moderator
1585 Points

Hooray! Something to listen to during night shift at work tonight =D

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on September 03, 2009, 06:51 AM report to moderator
209 Points

very cool!!!!!!!!!!! that is amazing!

Posted by Granger10 on September 03, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
27 Points

Here’s to five MORE years!!!

I LOVE the new intro!

Posted by Firelightfawkes on September 03, 2009, 08:25 AM report to moderator
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