PotterCast 228

Down the Toilets

Release Date: Oct 31, 2010
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PotterCast is back with an all new episode this Halloween! We talk about some of the new Deathly Hallows TV spots and just what of DH Part 1 we HAVEN’T seen yet anyhow! More news including the release of the DH soundtrack and extended editions of the 3rd and 4th Potter film, and more discussion this week on PotterCast!

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| November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Episodes, Feed |

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  1. Yolis Says:

    This one i cant downlaod 🙁 im having trouble, or the site is acting all wierd.
    I love hearing The Leaky Cauldrons Podcast 😀 u all done super great.

  2. Alex Says:

    I’ve been missing you guys a lot. Thanks for the new show.

  3. Leanne Says:

    As a parent, I thought I might comment on the “who is too young to watch Harry Potter” discussion in the podcast.

    I have two sons, 3 and 7. For the last 8 months, we have been making our way through the Harry Potter books a dozen pages at a time at bed. We are currently 1/4 of the way into Order of the Phoenix. Both boys have seen all of the movies on DVD hundreds of times. This morning little little fella came into the kitchen with a snitch in his mouth, spit it into his hand and held it up “Just like Harry, mama!” We were at the exhibit this summer in Toronto, too.

    I noticed something, a few years ago, when watching our “newest” Potter DVD for the first few times: when it got scary, my eldest (perhaps 4 at the time) would just not watch anymore. He would walk away and lose interest in the film. My little fella now covers his mouth and snuggles a little closer, whenever he sees images he thinks are scary.

    What is most important, I think, is that we maintain a regular dialogue about what they do and don’t think is scary, what movies and books are (fiction, not fact) and how scary images are meant to thrill us and give us an excited feeling.

    What is also important, though, is that children are largely missing exposure to the thrilling and scary and therefore are unable to process that which is scary. Part of our socialization as humans is to develop the ability to recognise what is scary and respond appropriately. By shielding our younger viewers from those oppourtunities, we deny them the chance and essentially neuter their emotional growth.

    I loved watching horror b movies when I was little. In fact, at my son’s age, I’d watched An American Werewolf in London with my family and loved it! Now that is a film with imagery pretty scary to a kid. At least the Potter films exist in a fantasy world they know doesn’t exist.

    Well, I might ramble all day, but those are my essential points, from a mum in a geek family 🙂

  4. Eva Says:

    IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!! I am a huge fan and appreciate this is a production made be amateurs (in the truest sense of that word). But WOW, has it been a long time! thank you
    *goes off to listen*

  5. Elizabeth Says:

    Sorry about the problems with Leaky site. I hope everything is fixed. We missed you, PotterCast. Thanks for this amazing new show.

  6. Chris Says:

    That was hilarious. I didn’t really hear much talk about the soundtrack though. Oh well, another awesome episode of pottercast! Missed hearing you guys as well!

  7. Helen Says:

    Hey, for some reason all of your more current episodes sound like you guys have lost interest! Like your bored of Pottercast?! I would think you guys would all be like excited for the new movie coming out just around the corner!

    Are you guys getting tired of pottercast?

  8. Andrew Says:

    And the trailer epidode that you did live…?

  9. Ceolan Says:

    When is the next pottercast and, ^^^^^^ same question

  10. Kathleen Says:

    I love your show I know you said that you did not have the commentary for Half-Blood Prince but could you give us a link for the video I looked and could not find it I love the commentaries it make the movies even more fun.

    Thank for all the hard work you do.

    If you talk to Sue tell her she is greatly missed “Squee!”


  11. Hannah Says:

    Hey, listening to the drums right now, and in answer to Melissa’s question about Percy Jackson:

    Percy is 12 in the first book, and SHOULD have been twelve in the movie, but was like a seventeen year old Zac Efron clone.

  12. Anurin Says:

    Hey guys! I had a quick question about the canon! In OoTP, Bill vanishes some plans for the Order of the Phoenix with the spell Evanseco.

    Since this spell vanishes anything, why can’t Harry simply evanesco Voldemort out of existence? Wouldn’t that be akin to killing him?

  13. FryGuy Says:

    I want a podcast with just the pottercast acting troupe!

  14. Elizabeth Says:


    I still don’t understand why they chose such an old actor to play Percy Jackson. They kind of screwed up the movies. By movie 5, if they make them, he’ll be 20-something and that’s just stupid when he’s suppose to be 15 or 16.

    Okay, rant over.

  15. Nancy Says:

    I am a little miffed about your comments about the kiss between Harry & Ginny. I blame the way the whole love story was thrown together. Both the director and the screenwriter both killed the story between Harry and Ginny. If anyone who didnt read the book saw that bit, you would be right in saying that there is no chemistry.. It sucks that you guys blame the acting on the part of Bonnie and I am not having it. You tell me how one is suppose to come up with a “love connection” when all this time the love has been shot down til the bitter end.
    Blame the way they killed the love story between the two. How can you ask two actors to find love with one another when they are constantly being “made” to all of a sudden show an instant love connection.
    They showed more interest with Lavender & Luna than with Ginny. Why? It is the direction they wanted to go with it. Stop blaming Bonnie! Blame it on the lame director and the screenwriter who dont know much about how to bring a love scene together.

  16. horas1 Says:

    Would you show a 7 year old the movies of freedie Cruger? Years from now when children learn the difference between what is real and what is a story. I learned this from my own son. His mother showed him the Terminator when he was 4. He was not afraid but he thought it was real.

    I agree that under the right direction Bonnie is a good actor but evertime they put it with harry they do not allow them to put any feeling into what they feel for each other. They took out a very pasionate moment in book 6 the first kiss and made it a joke. Probably did the same thing here. The only time they allowed anything is when she Runs through the Circle of fire just after Harry. It does not take a Snape to figure that one out.

  17. Jackie Says:

    Help! I downloaded this podcast from the site, but when I tried to play it on my mp3 player, it didn’t work. Please help!

  18. Caroline Says:

    Hi there – I also had trouble getting the podcast to download. Only if I right-clicked on the link above and selected “Save Target As…” was I able to get the episode to download. I could not play it directly from the site.

    Love the work you are doing and can’t wait to hear your takes on the latest installment of the movie series.

  19. Sarah Says:

    This is a FANTASTIC podcast, I wish you guys recorded more often & had some of the old segments, like Canon Conundrums! I loved that one. Anyway, I’m looking forward to all your takes on Deathly Hallows part 1! I saw it at midnight and I thought it was great.

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