Release Date: December 6, 2008
The 176th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online with our live show celebrating Beedle the Bard, from Books of Wonder in New York City! The PotterCast quartet and Scholastic Senior Editor Cheryl Klein, continuity editor on the Harry Potter books, sit down for an hour and a half to discuss Beedle, our reactions to it, and more. In this show: Show Notes:
– Discussing the editing of the book.
– Witches in magical folklore.
– Why was Dumbledore writing the book in the first place?
– What our favorite tales say about us.
– Do Harry Potter books come out at just the right times?
– Is the Three Brothers allegory?
– Death as a character.
– Censorship discussion throughout the Beedle tales.
– John has serious questions about Animagus reproduction.
– Dawlish Bounce.
– Fondling Horklumps.
– And more.