The holiday season is in full swing, and with Christmas just around the corner, the Hogwarts Radio crew wants to give back to listeners of the show by spreading some of that holiday cheer. MuggleNet's general entertainment podcast will be hosting a LIVE show on ustream this evening, starting at 9:30 ET/6:30 Pacific!
Tune in as Hogwarts Radio discusses different holiday elements in the series and the past week's top news, plays fun games, and takes calls from YOU - the listener! You can also take part in the chat and interact with other Harry Potter fans from around the world!
Tell all of your friends, share on your social media outlets, and help spread the word! Will we be seeing you there?
Posted by Terrance on 12-20-2013 at 07:30 AM
MuggleNet staff members are so excited for this incredible honor of being nominated by YOU, the fans of Harry Potter, for the 2013 Podcast Awards with THREE (3) different podcasts from our MuggleNet family in FOUR (4) different categories.
THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOU TO CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT!
VOTE NOW for the MuggleNet family of podcasts by following the instructions listed here:
- Go to the 2013 Podcast Awards website
- Click the radial buttons for all four categories
- Alohomora! - People's Choice
- Alohomora! - Entertainment
- Hogwarts Radio - Best Produced
- MuggleNet Academia - Education
- Enter your full name and VALID email in the required box.
- Click "Submit"
- VERY IMPORTANT: GO TO YOUR EMAIL AND VERIFY YOUR VOTE (skipping this step will cause your vote to not count)
Come back tomorrow and repeat the procedure. You can vote once per day for the next fifteen days.
Please spread the word with tweets, Likes, blogs, images, and messages. Let us know you voted by using the hashtag #MNPCA13, and we may retweet it.
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
- Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Once again, the MuggleNet podcast family thanks you for your support!!!
Posted by Keith on 11-01-2013 at 2:50 PM
Hogwarts Radio is the newest edition to MuggleNet’s podcast family but certainly not a new show. The show has been broadcasting worldwide since August 1, 2008, and just received its fifth overall nomination for the Podcast Awards. We have just over 142 episodes, an incredible panel, deep discussions, and wildly entertaining segments. The show currently has nine full time hosts: Adam Bromberg, Kristen Keys, Jeanna Marie, Terrance Pinkston, Marissa Reynolds, Rebecca Schroeder, Eric Scull, Greyson Smith, and Mary Smith.
The idea for Hogwarts Radio was brought to life by lead host Terrance Pinkston, who had a passion for talking Potter and wanted to share it with the world. He quickly brought on five other people who shared that same passion for the series, and the show quickly amassed a following. Just two months after its creation, Hogwarts Radio was nominated for a 2008 Podcast Award in the Cultural/Arts category. Although the show didn’t win that year, Hogwarts Radio certainly garnered the attention of the podcasting community. In January 2009, the show partnered with HPANA, and since then they have done several live shows at conventions, hosted live events on ustream, and even had Potter actors on the show. Hogwarts Radio was taken under the wing of MuggleNet and officially joined the site as MuggleNet's General Entertainment Podcast in August 2013. Today, the show is the most followed Harry Potter podcast on Twitter.
Hogwarts Radio is committed to give you a weekly dose of Harry Potter in a fun, enjoyable, unscripted format that will always make you laugh! We cannot thank you enough for getting us this far, but we’re not done yet. Voting opens in just a few days, and we really need your help in locking up our category, Best Produced. Remember, you can vote once a day EVERY DAY! Let’s show the world that Harry Potter fans still mean business!
Learn more about Hogwarts Radio by visiting our site, Liking us on Facebook, and subscribing on iTunes!
Let’s get the MuggleNet Army - Dumbledore’s Army - out in full force and voting for our shows! Share, Like, retweet, reblog, repost… you know the drill. Thank you so much for your continuing support!
Posted by Terrance on 10-30-2013 at 12:10 AM
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FANS!
Earlier this evening, it was revealed on a live broadcast by Podcast Awards creator Todd Cochrane that our family of podcasts earned nominations for the 2013 9th Annual Podcast Awards.
Alohomora! won their nominations in People's Choice and Entertainment:
Our global book club (or "reread," as we like to call it) is the only Harry Potter podcast that features fans on every single weekly episode, not only by reading comments and playing voicemail but also as a GUEST HOST. Yes, that's right. You, too, can be on a MuggleNet podcast.
Hogwarts Radio won its nomination for Best Produced podcast:
This show is our newest addition to the MuggleNet family, but it is NOT a new show. The show has been around since 2008 and was first associated with now defunct Harry Potter Automated News Aggregator (HPANA). It has over 120 episodes, fun hosts, and wildly entertaining segments.
And MuggleNet Academia won its nomination in the Education category:
Hosted by Keith Hawk & Hogwarts Professor John Granger, MuggleNet Academia takes a look "through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, and available classes at universities and colleges around the world and various unique studies that are being implemented today."
When the voting opens on November 1st, we ask for your continued support. We would love to have you vote every day for all of our shows. We put a lot of work into these shows to keep the magic of Harry Potter alive, and we are honored to represent the fans in these awards!
Posted by Keith on 10-27-2013 at 10:30 PM
The People's Podcast Awards recognizes the best podcasters in the world by allowing the people (listeners and podcasters) to nominate and then vote for their favorite podcast. MuggleNet has been no stranger to these awards in the past, MuggleCast having won three times - in 2006 for People's Choice and in 2008 & 2009 for Best Entertainment. Now, MuggleNet has a large, expanded family of amazing podcasts and is asking you once again to do what you did for MuggleCast by nominating all of our amazing content.
First, MuggleNet Academia: The podcast, hosted by Keith Hawk & Hogwarts Professor John Granger, takes a look "through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today."
Our global book club (or "reread," as we like to call it), Alohomora!, just completed their 50th episode, which featured Chapter 12 of Goblet of Fire. It is the only Harry Potter podcast that features fans on every single weekly episode, not only by reading comments and playing voicemail but also as a GUEST HOST. Yes, that's right. You, too, can be on a MuggleNet podcast.
Most likely the most creative podcast you will ever listen to is MuggleNet Fan Fiction's AudioFictions! As you may have guessed, they read fan fiction that is voted upon by fans - but they don't just read it - oh, no. They have an entire team of readers, affectionately called MerMuggles, that read the tales a la Jim Dale or Stephen Fry. Yes, it truly is that amazing.
Last but certainly not least, the newest podcast to join the MuggleNet family is general entertainment show Hogwarts Radio. They aren't new by any means, though. The show has been around since 2008 and was first associated with now defunct HPANA. It has over 120 episodes, fun hosts, and wildly entertaining segments.
So here it is - the part we need you to help us out with: NOMINATIONS.
Please head over to the People's Podcast Awards website and vote for MuggleNet in the following categories. Please note that you can only vote ONCE, and you MUST use a valid email address or the nomination won't count.
"People's Choice" - Alohomora! - http://alohomora.mugglenet.com
"Best Produced" - Hogwarts Radio - http://hogwartsradio.com
"Cultural/Arts" - MuggleNet Fan Fiction's AudioFictions -
"Education" - MuggleNet Academia -
"Entertainment" - Alohomora! - http://alohomora.mugglenet.com
Thank you SO MUCH for continuing to support MuggleNet and our entire family of amazing, varied, unique podcasts. We couldn't do it without you!
Nomination period ends on October 15th, so get your picks in early!
Posted by Kat on 10-01-2013 at 11:45 AM
It seems like much longer than just 48 hours since J.K. Rowling dropped a bomb on the Harry Potter fandom and announced that she was writing the screenplay(s) for a new film series based in the wizarding world. MuggleNet responded immediately and within 6 hours, had over three hours of very different discussion on the news.
If you didn't know, MuggleNet has a huge family of podcasts, including old favorites such as MuggleCast, our most studious of shows MuggleNet Academia, our global re-read Alohomora!, a way for the magic to live beyond the books with Audio Fictions, and our newest general entertainment show, Hogwarts Radio. 3 of the 5 shows decided to put our very special episodes all revolving around Fantastic Beasts and it's fictional author, Newt Scamander. In case you missed them, check out the recaps below.
Alohomora!, our global Potter re-read, decided to stick with a strict angle of discussing the news as related to the material found in the textbook of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. On the show, the hosts discuss why they're so happy the material is NOT being adapted from a novel, if the social and political undertones of Newt's own writing will be present in the films, and which fantastical beasts they would most like to see on screen. Along with reading a lot of fan comments from social media, this is a unique conversation on the news that you shouldn't miss out on.
Hogwarts Radio did a live show with many of the MuggleNet staff members to discuss the news. Joined by hundreds of fans on UStream, the panel discussed the potential expansion of the current Wizarding World of Harry Potter, who they would want to see cast as Newt, whether or not the films might be animated (WHAT?), and the roaring 20's of New York (where the film, and Newt's story, is said to start off). It's a lively, hilarious hour of fun that you should definitely check out.
Last, but certainly not least, is our eldest podcast, MuggleCast. They were the first to get their show out to the world, recording a jammed pack show in just half an hour. The break down the press release, paragraph by paragraph, and discuss the important parts in detail. They also touch on Newt's past, and why they think that J.K. Rowling decided to do this (besides the obvious fact that she just can't quit Potter!). They also discuss potential release dates, exactly how long Jo will STAY involved in the project, and the future of their show - which recently just ended 'for good'. It's truly MuggleCast at it's best.
Did you listen to all three of these shows? Is there a topic that we DIDN'T cover, that you wish we had? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted by Kat on 09-14-2013 at 2:05 PM