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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.

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

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

    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:
    Jack's book! SORTED: Growing up, coming out, and finding my place A list of information from medical communities around the world validating that trans and non-binary people exist GLAAD's transgender media program has great resources, FAQs, ways to take action, and ways to learn Transstudent.org has more Information regarding sex and gender GONADS, the great series by RadioLab News articles regarding this incident:
    The Cut Vox (on British culture and the "gender critical" movement) The Mary Sue News articles regarding past incidents that have also upset the community:
    The Mary Sue on Johnny Depp and the Crimes of Grindelwald Past indicators that J.K. Rowling was following trans-exclusionary ideologies The Guardian on J.K. Rowling's writings on Native American cultulre "The Harry Potter Series Makes a Mess of Its Commentary on Racism" — The Mary Sue "Is Fantastic Beasts 2 Racist? Not Quite" — The Washington Post 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.
     

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

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

    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!
    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! Check out our new sponsor, Shaker and Spoon

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

     

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    #298: Roll 9 3/4

    #298: Roll 9 3/4

    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

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    #297: Avian Larceny

    #297: Avian Larceny

    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

    • 56 min

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