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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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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!

iTunes Ratings

1198 Ratings
Average Ratings
846
96
54
64
138

Love this podcast

By captainvagine - May 22 2020
Read more
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

All 325 episodes from oldest to newest

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

1hr

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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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