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Join PotterCast in a continuing adventure through J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. For eleven years PotterCast has remained your trusted source for discussion, celebration, and interviews with creators and actors from the Harry Potter Universe.

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Join PotterCast in a continuing adventure through J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. For eleven years PotterCast has remained your trusted source for discussion, celebration, and interviews with creators and actors from the Harry Potter Universe.

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By captainvagine - May 22 2020
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Been listening since the beginning and still appreciate the deep dives into the most random Harry Potter things, the fun, and making sure they stand up for all Harry Potter fans!

Listener since 2005

By shannonkay - May 10 2020
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I’ve been listening to these guys since 2005. I love these people!

iTunes Ratings

1198 Ratings
Average Ratings
846
96
54
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138

Love this podcast

By captainvagine - May 22 2020
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Been listening since the beginning and still appreciate the deep dives into the most random Harry Potter things, the fun, and making sure they stand up for all Harry Potter fans!

Listener since 2005

By shannonkay - May 10 2020
Read more
I’ve been listening to these guys since 2005. I love these people!
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PotterCast: The Harry Potter podcast since 2005

Latest release on Jun 27, 2020

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Join PotterCast in a continuing adventure through J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. For eleven years PotterCast has remained your trusted source for discussion, celebration, and interviews with creators and actors from the Harry Potter Universe.

Rank #1: #210: Jingle This

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A super-sized edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, awaits you for our 210th episode of Potter news, discussion, and fun including an indepth discussion of the brand new sneak preview for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Episode 210 — Jingle This

Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com

Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizard World.

Dec 08 2009

1hr 39mins

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Rank #2: #55: Deathly Hallows Release Date Special

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Feb 01 2007

10mins

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Rank #3: #126: Fred the Armadillo

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Nov 25 2007

1hr 19mins

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Rank #4: #151: Spontaneous Combustion

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May 11 2008

1hr 36mins

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Rank #5: #229: Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

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Hey everyone! Melissa John and Frankie had a chance to see the movie and sit down together to talk about what they loved and what they loved to nit pick about here on Episode 229! Enjoy! This episode was edited by Andrew Garner, Thanks Andrew!

Episode 229 — Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com

Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizard World.

Nov 22 2010

48mins

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Rank #6: #191: The Magic Castle

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Apr 12 2009

1hr 13mins

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Rank #7: #113: Rupert Grint Interview

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Aug 12 2007

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: #111: Live with Book 7 Discussion

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Jul 26 2007

1hr 28mins

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Rank #9: #265: Interview with J.K. Rowling

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PotterCast presents their complete 2007 interview with author J.K. Rowling following the hysteria of the final Harry Potter book's release.

Episode 265 — Interview with J.K. Rowling

PotterCast is hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Frank Franco, and Zack Luye.

Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com

Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

Dec 29 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: #17: I Spy

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Dec 13 2005

1hr 17mins

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Rank #11: #130: The One with J.K. Rowling

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Dec 18 2007

48mins

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Rank #12: #234: Good Ship Bad Ship

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Happy Valentines Day! Love is in the air this week on PotterCast. In addition to the latest HP news we talk a lot about the canon (and non-canon) romances in the Potter books, as well the the world of Fan Fiction. We have some Romantic Conclumdrums as well as a new bit called Good Ship ...

Episode 234 — Good Ship Bad Ship

Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com

Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizard World.

Feb 15 2011

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: #201: Half-Blood Prince Reactions

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Jul 15 2009

45mins

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Rank #14: #152: Pouf Souffle!

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May 18 2008

53mins

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Rank #15: #69: Hallows, Gallows, and an Evanna Lynch

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Dec 23 2006

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Rank #16: #263: Fantastic Beasts and When We Saw Them

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Fantastic Beasts is finally here! PotterCast meets to discuss the new film, our first chapter time turning into a mysterious era in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.

Episode 263 — Fantastic Beasts and When we Saw Them

Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com

Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizarding World.

Nov 29 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: #298: Roll 9 3/4

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So this is a special PotterCast, in which we TRY A NEW THING for the first time in 15 years?

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ROLL 9 3/4 OMG AHH!! Frankie came to us a few months ago and wanted to try doing Harry Potter-themed D&D. First, we said "How do you D&D?" and then we just said "let's do it."

This is mostly us being silly and ridiculous together and we hope you'll enjoy the ride.

We really want to know what you think! Please:

- Use the hashtag #roll934 to talk about it so we can talk with you! - Get us on Twitter at @Roll934 or Facebook (also @Roll934). Website coming soon. - If you like it, tell your friends! If you don't like it, shh, we never met.

Frank Franco conceived this project and serves as the game's DM. The players are Bre Bishop, John Noe, and Melissa Anelli. 

Original music (and sound effects!) by Andre Karame.

WE ARE SO NERVOUS BUT THIS WILL BE FUN TELL US WHAT YOU THINK AHHH

Oct 24 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #18: #128: Hufflepuff Shoes

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Dec 09 2007

1hr 22mins

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Rank #19: #235: Harry Potter Today

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Episode 235 brings you a new segment this week, we are calling it "Harry Potter Today", which focuses on fan contributions, creations, and the things that matter to a Harry Potter fan today. This week we talked about the fan parody of popular Ke$ha song "We R who we R".

Episode 235 — Harry Potter Today

Find the latest episode and explore PotterCast interviews, discussions and more at PotterCast.com

Visit the-leaky-cauldron.org for the latest and greatest from Harry Potter's Wizard World.

Mar 05 2011

55mins

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Rank #20: #260: Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

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PotterCast meets to discuss and theorize old and new information in one of three new volumes from J.K. Rowling and Pottermore.

Sep 15 2016

56mins

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15.5: Unsafe Waters

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In this episode, Frak, John, and Melissa do what they had not yet done together as hosts and friends: discuss and unpack J.K. Rowling's harmful rhetoric regarding transgender people. We strongly encourage you to listen to 15.2: Sorting It Out, the episode we released right after her tweet in December, for information and facts on why what she is doing is so difficult to parse. 

Here is a link to the twitter thread we referenced debunking JKR’s statements:

https://twitter.com/carter_andrewj/status/1270787941275762689?s=21

We also touch on the future of the show, and the state of things in the pool. (You'll get it when you listen.)  PotterCast is hoping to recommit to what it did much more in the early days when we didn't all have other jobs: highlighting a wider expanse of fandom, creation, and fun. We appreciate your patience!

In the Drums(tm) we detail our latest videogaming habits!

Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!

Jun 27 2020

47mins

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15.4 Live with your Qs from Quarantine

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We asked what you wanted us to talk about, and here are the results, yet more Potter silliness while we're all in lockdown!

Reminders! CHECK OUT OUR MERCH, omg it's so good. http://mischiefmerch.com

Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!

May 08 2020

56mins

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15.3: Yanni vs Laurel, the Social Distancing Edition

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We are isolating together for this freewheeling hour of silliness where we take your Harry Potter questions and have some fun.

ALSO, SOME NEWS: Now there are TWO Patreons: One for just PotterCast, one for Roll 9 3/4 and all the other Mischief Media shows. BOTH get you access to our discord, where there are Harry Potter, gaming, television, movies. cooking, crafting, and a ton of other amazing conversations happening. PLUS lots of amazing bonus content updated weekly.

PotterCast's Patreon Mischief Media Patreon

Also visit Mischief Merch!  We have so much cool swag there.

Also, there is a LOT of content to entertain you on your quarantine on the Mischief twitch channel — and there will be PotterCast streaming there soon. Watch the hashtag #MischiefFromHome for more!

Mar 20 2020

1hr 5mins

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15.2: Sorting It Out: J.K. Rowling, transphobia, and what just happened to our community (with Jackson Bird)

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Welcome to a very special episode of PotterCast!

This week, J.K. Rowling angered and saddened many fans when she came out in support of a woman whose company had not renewed her employment contract because she refused to recognize the legally protected rights of trans people. In coming back from a months-long Twitter hiatus, J.K. Rowling mischaracterized the facts of the case in support of a dangerous and unscientific movement that invalidates the trans experience, and in doing so flies in the face of medical consensus worldwide.

Her comments also confused a lot of fans who are not fully familiar with the issues at stake, or cannot understand how someone whose book series is so vehemently about tolerance can express support for a woman whose views invalidate so many people's existences. That's why in this episode, we are going over it all.

Jackson Bird, longtime friend of the podcast and of Leaky, as well as author, trans activist and educator, and expert Waffler, joins us to explain and process what this means for Harry Potter fans. We discuss:

  • What actually happened
  • What J.K. Rowling said versus what happened to the woman in question, Maya Forstater
  • Why many fans saw this coming
  • What to do now that the creator of the series we love so dearly has taken this stance
  • How to support trans and non-binary communities
  • How we as fans are feeling about all of this
  • What to do now, especially since we still love this community

We hope you'll listen and share. Here are some helpful resources, including things we mention in the show:

News articles regarding this incident:

News articles regarding past incidents that have also upset the community:

PotterCast and Leaky stand with our trans and non-binary friends and colleagues. 

This episode is in the process of being transcribed. For more, see pottercast.com.

Dec 21 2019

59mins

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15.1: PotterCast Vs. MuggleCast LIVE from LeakyCon Boston 2019!

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Check out our new naming system! It's Season 15, episode 1!    Featuring MuggleCast's Micah Tanenbuam and Eric Scull, as well as Louis Cordice (who played for MuggleCast) and Chris Rankin, who hosted!  

There are three games in this episode! We recommend putting yourself into the mode of a contestant as you listen to the first.

Remember!

  1. Visit Mischief Merch to purchase this limited edition PotterCast: After All This Time shirt.
  2. Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content!
  3. Check out our new sponsor, Shaker and Spoon

Nov 21 2019

58mins

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#300: It’s Funny How That Worked Out – Our 300th Episode!

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LIVE FROM LEAKYCON 2019: BOSTON – OUR 300TH EPISODE!

In this episode, we discuss our fandom-packed weekend at the 10th anniversary of LeakyCon and discuss the last ten years of PotterCast. We also revisit some of our favorite old-school PotterCast segments – Canonconclundrums (with Chris Rankin!), Are You Smarter Than John Noe?, and a Dueling!We also have our first new shirt in TEN YEARS!

Visit Mischief Merch to purchase this limited edition PotterCast: After All This Time shirt.Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content!

Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content!

Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

Nov 12 2019

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#299: Fantastic Beasts's Dan Fogler at LeakyCon Boston

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LIVE FROM LEAKYCON: PotterCast's Spotlight with Dan Fogler!

In this episode, we talk with Dan Fogler about how he approached Jacob's characterization in the Fantastic Beasts films, what it's like to film knowing the magical creatures will be added in post-production, Jacob's complicated relationship with Queen, and more! 

Don’t forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content!

Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

Nov 06 2019

1hr 2mins

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#298: Roll 9 3/4

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So this is a special PotterCast, in which we TRY A NEW THING for the first time in 15 years?

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ROLL 9 3/4 OMG AHH!! Frankie came to us a few months ago and wanted to try doing Harry Potter-themed D&D. First, we said "How do you D&D?" and then we just said "let's do it."

This is mostly us being silly and ridiculous together and we hope you'll enjoy the ride.

We really want to know what you think! Please:

- Use the hashtag #roll934 to talk about it so we can talk with you! - Get us on Twitter at @Roll934 or Facebook (also @Roll934). Website coming soon. - If you like it, tell your friends! If you don't like it, shh, we never met.

Frank Franco conceived this project and serves as the game's DM. The players are Bre Bishop, John Noe, and Melissa Anelli. 

Original music (and sound effects!) by Andre Karame.

WE ARE SO NERVOUS BUT THIS WILL BE FUN TELL US WHAT YOU THINK AHHH

Oct 24 2019

2hr 6mins

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#297: Avian Larceny

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Welcome to PotterCast 297! In this episode:

- What happened in Times Square with Cursed Child, again?

- In How About That: Hagrid in the first few chapters! How he got to Harry, what he knew, what magic he used, and what was really up with the pink umbrella.

- HAGRID CAN SPELL HAPPY BIRTHDAY THANK YOU

- Can you convict an owl of theft?

- In the drums, Frankie has an announcement! 

Don't forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content!

Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

Oct 13 2019

56mins

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#296: The Very Secret and Amazing Life of Arabella Figg

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This week: we go through the week's Potter news, including the new Wizarding World app as well as the upcoming release of the graphic edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

This week's What About That: Arabella Figg is here to change all our SEO results. Who was she? What's her history? Was she married? Was she gay?

Also: squibs in the wizarding world: what does it mean to be a squib? What's the deal with the book and the quill? Why was it mean to Neville? WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER BE MEAN TO NEVILLE?

Also this week from Mischief Media: Listen to A Story Most Queer, now available wherever you listen!

Don't forget that we have a Patreon where you can get extra (sorting-related!) content!

By the way: never listen to what number we call the show inside the recording. We're gonna stop doing that.

Also, in the drums: John explains Brexit! 

Produced by Adam Molina // Assoc. Produced by Kylie Madden

Oct 02 2019

57mins

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#295: Live with Tom Felton at LeakyCon 2019: Dallas

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Live from LeakyCon 2019: Dallas – Melissa interviews Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and he tells stories from filming, discusses the passion of fandom, and answers audience questions!

Remember – LeakyCon is coming! Join us in Boston, MA from October 11-13th for our TENTH anniversary! Get your tickets now.

PotterCast is a Mischief Media podcast! Check out all we have to offer. This episode was hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, and Frak Fraco III, produced by Adam Molina, and associate produced by Kylie Madden.

Sep 21 2019

55mins

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#294: Much Ado About (Cursed Child) Branding

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It's PotterCast 294! In our march to get to 300 before LeakyCon Boston, we'll be releasing episodes weekly! Hurrah!

This week: What the heck was that all about with Cursed Child?  We go back with our "What about that?" segment to discuss the Sorting Hat, wizard internet, post-Hogwarts education, and more The Mischief corner delves into who knew Harry had a scar and when ...and, what happens if a wizard goes into an Apple store?

Remember! LeakyCon is coming! Boston in October for our TENTH anniversary!

PotterCast is a Mischief Media podcast! Check out all we have to offer. This episode was hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, and Frak Fraco III, produced by Adam Molina, and associate produced by Kylie Madden.

Sep 11 2019

1hr 40mins

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#293 (not 291!): Bonnie Hunt

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Don't be alarmed when we call this PotterCast 291. It's really 293. We recorded this one a bit ago, so there's some old info. NO WORRIES! It's PotterCast, and we are here like always to chat about Harry Potter with you.

Happy back to school! John, Frak, and Melissa are back! This time we're doing the RELOOK, where we don't go bit by bit or chapter by chapter, but issue by issue and mystery by mystery. This time: What happened to Lily Evans' parents? That's where we start anyway. Then it gets all PotterCast

LeakyCon is coming! Boston in October for our TENTH anniversary!

PotterCast is a Mischief Media podcast! Check out all we have to offer. This episode was hosted by Melissa Anelli, John Noe, and Frak Fraco III, produced by Adam Molina, and associate produced by Kylie Madden.

Aug 30 2019

53mins

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#292: Wizards Unite!

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A whole episode about the game! THE GAME! THE NEW WIZARD GAME! John, Frak, and Melissa detail the new game from Niantic and all their experiences with it.

Also, check out Extraneous, where we are giving the His Dark Materials books the deep-diving PotterCast treatment!

Jul 10 2019

1hr 1min

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#291: Live from PodX! with Draco and the Malfoys and Potterless

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What would a PotterCast with Harry and the Potters be if Draco and the Malfoys weren't on next? PC 291 features John and Melissa live at PodX, the podcasting convention - and features a performance from Brian of Draco and the Malfoys and a guest spot with Mike from Potterless! Lots of McGonagall chatter inside as well...

Jun 17 2019

59mins

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#290: Accio Hagrid (with Harry and the Potters!)

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It's PotterCast #290 and we are back with our very old friends and absolute PotterCast veterans Paul and Joe DeGeorge, the band Harry and the Potters! They have just recorded and are about to release LUMOS, their first album in more than 13 years. This pod is full of exclusive sneak peeks into the album, plus a lot of fun and nostalgia with the guys — including a few extra canon conclundrum. Accio Hagrid, accio fish, Hedwig is not dead, goblin magic, and more. Don't forget you can get a lot of great perks by backing their kickstarter! #290: Hosts: Melissa Anelli, Frank Franco, John Noe Guests: Paul and Joe DeGeorge, Harry and the Potters News: Emma Pocock, The Leaky Cauldron Producer: Adam Molina Associate Producer: Kylie Madden Music clips from Lumos by Harry and the Potters

May 22 2019

1hr 22mins

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#289: Gross Beer and Other Magic

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YEmma's news is back, and the crew goes over the Fantastic Beasts delay and what it may mean. Also, a new segment! The Mischief Corner, which this time goes DEEEEEEP down the rabbit hole with Floo Powder. Contains all sorts of spoilers. Plus a mailbag segment! What is this, 2007? 

Post-episode to-do list: - Send us your thoughts on any of our social accounts (@pottercast on twitter, @pottercastpod on instagram - yes john we got an instagram) - Send us thoughts, comments, etc at staff@pottercast.com. - Rate and review!

Hosts: Melissa Anelli, Frank Franco, John Noe Emma's News: Emma Pocock Mischief Corner: Sierra Fox, Sam Harris, Kylie Madden Producer: Adam Molina Production Asst.: Kylie Madden 

May 15 2019

1hr 31mins

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#288: I Need a Map

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On the podcast today:

- News Updates: Wizard Unite username reservation

- News Update: WB concerned about Depp’s participation in the films

- Can they recast Jonny Depp at this point?

- Horcruxes: Voldemort and Grindelwald

- Post Production Interview: Changes to the Wizarding World

- Rules of the Potterverse: Can you change McGonagall’s canon?

- International Travel in Crimes of Grindelwald

This episode was produced by Adam Molina and production assisted by Kylie Madden; and named by our patron, Adam Davis! Thank you, Adam!

Apr 26 2019

1hr 21mins

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#287: That's Not My Baby (Fantastic Beasts Extras)

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The PotterCast crew gets into it on the Fantastic Beasts extra scenes (part 1)...

- Leta and the Case of Did No One Realize This Was a Different Baby?

- Dumbledore's lumbago

- Is It A Dumbledore Part Sixty Six Thousand

...and a lot more!

Edited by: Adam Molina

Associate Producer: Kylie Madden

Mar 12 2019

1hr 13mins

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#286: S-Town

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Pottermore emphasizes the methods of medieval relieval, and we get fully into it. A true s---storm. Our most mature episode to date. 

Feb 11 2019

1hr 14mins

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iTunes Ratings

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Love this podcast

By captainvagine - May 22 2020
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Been listening since the beginning and still appreciate the deep dives into the most random Harry Potter things, the fun, and making sure they stand up for all Harry Potter fans!

Listener since 2005

By shannonkay - May 10 2020
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I’ve been listening to these guys since 2005. I love these people!