MuggleCast 108 Transcript (continued)
Listener Calls: MuggleCast UK Tour?
Andrew: This is a children's program. [laughs] Moving along, we're - let's take a couple of more calls right now.
Jamie: I agree.
Andrew: And I've been wondering why no one's calling in and that's because I turned off calling. But calling is back on now, so if you want to call in, 1-218-20-MAGIC - oh, and then we get bombarded. Let's take someone from the UK!
Andrew: Hello, English person.
Andrew: Hello. You and Jamie talk.
Andrew: You and Jamie talk.
Jamie: Where are you calling from?
Caller: Newhaven in East Sussex.
Jamie: From Sussex? Nice.
Caller: Yeah, East Sussex.
Jamie: I'm probably the only person listening - well, apart from the few UK listeners - who knows where that is.
Jamie: Andrew, are you a fan of Sussex?
Caller: South of England.
Andrew: I do not know where "Suffek" is.
Jamie: No, Sussex.
Jamie: Yeah, there's "Suffek" and Sussex. [laughs]
Andrew: No, why are you asking me? [laughs] I have no idea.
Jamie: I don't know, just in case you're a fan of that place. Perhaps your great uncle came from there or something.
Andrew: No, I can't say - how's the weather? Let me guess: cloudy and rainy.
Caller: No, it's sunny at the moment.
Jamie: There you go. There you go.
Laura: You fail.
Andrew: I stand corrected.
Jamie: It's not all bad news. Normally, it is in England but just today it's sunny. First sunny day in six years. How are you doing today? Are planning on staying in for the full duration?
Caller: No, because it's so early in the morning and I've got to go out tomorrow.
Andrew: Awww man.
Jamie: That is very true. 5:00 AM.
Andrew: What's your name, by the way? Did we get your name?
Jamie: Martin. How old are you, Martin?
Jamie: Cool, cool.
Andrew: Got anything on your mind today?
Caller: Yeah. Were you thinking of doing a UK podcast tour or were you just leaving that to the US?
Andrew: Are we doing a UK podcast tour?
Andrew: Jamie? [laughs]
Jamie: [laughs] I wouldn't rule it off the cards, however I would say it is unlikely at the moment.
Andrew: I guess at the moment, yeah. It couldn't hurt to take some - put up a - sorry, ask for feedback from international listeners or UK listeners, and be like, "Hey, how many of you would show up if we did a tour in these towns?"
Andrew: I want to go to Ireland to do a podcast. Laura, you want to go to Ireland?
Jamie: I'm sure she'd like to go to Ireland. She's just said, "Be right back."
Andrew: Oh, sorry. I better keep an eye on the chat. [laughs]
Jamie: But yeah, Ireland would be an awesome place to go. Or we should do a tour of Europe. Now that would be fun.
Jamie: [unintelligible] ...in all the European countries or something like that.
Andrew: Yeah. Wouldn't hurt. I have a friend in Germany I'd like to visit.
Jamie: Well, there you go then. There you go. We'll do Germany, UK, we'll do Ireland if you want to go there, things like that.
Andrew: Sure. Yeah, Ciaran - so yeah, I mean, UK tour, we wouldn't rule that out. It would be fun. It would just be expensive for us since six out of the seven co-hosts are in the US, so flying - I mean, not everyone would go on the tour obviously, but flying a few of us over would be pretty pricey.
Andrew: [laughs] Which is a good time to mention GoDaddy.com is your number one...
[Jamie and Laura laugh]
Andrew: ...domain retailer worldwide...
Jamie: [imitating Mason] GoDaddy.com!
Andrew: ...no matter where you live.
Jamie: Big shout-out, Andrew, to Mason who does it, who is listening now.
Andrew: Is he listening?
Jamie: He is.
Andrew: Because he just called me on my phone and I turned it off.
Laura: [laughs] Awww!
Jamie: There you go. Hey Mason.
Andrew: But yeah, Martin. So don't rule it out, buddy. We'll keep you updated, though.
Jamie: Thanks for calling in.
Andrew: Yeah, thanks for calling. Let's take a couple of other calls right now.
Jamie: Good idea. Let's take a few more.
Andrew: I like when people call in because you never know what you're going to get.
[Echoing sounds in the background]
Listener Calls: MuggleCast East Coast Tour?
Andrew: That was my bad. I answered the call the wrong way. Let's try this. Hello caller.
Andrew: Hi! Where are you from?
Caller: I'm from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, but right now I'm in Hartford because I'm in college.
Andrew: Oh, cool.
Laura: What's your name?
Andrew: And what's going on today?
Caller: Not much. It's pretty gross out here in Hartford. [laughs]
Caller: Really rainy.
Andrew: Oh, that's no fun.
Caller: Yeah. But it's nice because it's been like ninety degrees, so...
Andrew: Awesome. Hurricane what's-its-face is coming towards me. I have to board up the windows and stuff.
Caller: Oh, God! [laughs]
Andrew: Yeah. Actually, I'm just kidding. It's like a tropical nothing now, so... [laughs]
Caller: Awww. [laughs]
Laura: Darn, I was so hopeful.
Jamie: Don't worry, because Andrew promised me that he would continue podcasting throughout anything. So even if a hurricane hit his house, he would go down to the basement with his laptop.
Andrew: Yeah, until the power goes out.
Jamie: No, no, no, no, no. Because we bought that generator, remember Andrew? So you can still...
Andrew: I don't know what you're talking about.
Jamie: Well... [unintelligible]
Andrew: Anyway - [laughs] okay. Anyway, what's on your mind today, Tierney?
Caller: Oh, nice job. You said it right. [laughs]
Andrew: What's that?
Caller: I said "Nice job." No one ever gets it right, so...
Andrew: Oh. And I'm terrible with names, so...
Caller: [laughs] I was wondering if you guys were - I know you guys just got asked if you were going to the UK, but do you think you'll ever come back up to New York...
Caller: ...and maybe Boston? [laughs]
Andrew: Okay, here's the thing, I think I've said this before: whenever we announce we're going to be somewhere, we always get 30,000 e-mails from people saying...
Andrew: ..."Why aren't you coming to my hometown?"
Jamie: Hey, hey.
Jamie: I would probably - I'd be the same, though, because...
Andrew: No, I agree.
Jamie: ...I used to live in a tiny town, in a tiny, tiny, tiny town. Nothing happened there. There was a shop and...
Jamie: ...the whole town got excited when there was a new product coming into the store catalogue or something like that in the shop. So I know what it's like to live in a small town.
Andrew: Yeah. I would say that - yeah, there's definitely a possibility we could do something like an East Coast tour or something like that. Boston would be very cool. I have to say - and I haven't really had time to talk about this on the show yet - that I really just get all - a little emo when I start talking about the tour, when I tell people about the tour. It was seriously the best time of my life, ever.
Caller: Oh, God.
Jamie: Yes. It was a lot, a lot, a lot of fun.
Andrew: It was just so much fun, day after day, eight straight days of show after show. You wake up, you drive a little bit, you get to the place where you're doing the tour - the show, your podcast - we go to a hotel or we drive a few - it was just so much fun! It was just so much fun and I would be willing to do another cross-country tour, seriously, in a heartbeat.
Jamie: I'd be willing to live on tour. Awww, it would be so cool.
Andrew: [laughs] Yeah. Hopefully we're going to have Alex Carpenter on later in the show today.
Caller: Oh, cool.
Andrew: And him and I have just - we've been going back and forth on Facebook and IM and stuff like that.
Jamie: Yeah. That sounds so romantic, Andrew.
Andrew: What? Well, we are - what's the word I'm looking for?
Andrew: Well, we're interested in pursuing some sort of relationship, but...
Andrew: Yeah, I think an East Coast tour would be pretty fun because we get a ton of e-mails saying, "Hey, why don't you come to Florida," or "Hey, why don't you come to Boston," for example. Boston is a big one, too.
Andrew: So yeah.
Andrew: It could happen. I will say we're working on doing a show up in New York for J.K. Rowling's reading.
Andrew: Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing set in stone yet.
Andrew: Ben's working on that right now and we'll see what we can do.
Caller: That's great.
Andrew: So yeah, that would - again, incomplete - this could not - this could happen - this might not happen at all. It would be October 19th, sometime during the day.
Caller: Hey, but at least it's something.
Andrew: Yeah, yeah. Would you come to that?
Caller: Yeah, of course!
Andrew: Okay, cool. Have you been to a live show before?
Caller: I haven't, I've wanted to forever. I've been listening to you guys for - almost since the beginning, and I've just been poor and [laughs] can't take a train out to New York!
Andrew: Oh, okay.
Andrew: All right. Well yeah, I would say that that may happen still, we just don't know yet. We're waiting to hear back from people.
Caller: Oh, that would be great!
Andrew: Yeah. So keep an eye out, we'll announce it on MuggleCast and of course MuggleNet.com and all that if, if, if... [repeatedly says "if"]
Jamie: Emphasis on the "if."
Andrew: [laughs] If, yeah.
Andrew: It might not happen at all and in that case I'm going to look like a fool. However, if we did do that, Laura would be there, right Laura?
Laura: Mhm. That's right. Well, I'm going to be there anyway, but...
Andrew: Well, right. So will I. [laughs] But yeah, so that's that!
Caller: All right!
Andrew: Okay, thanks for calling.
Jamie: Thank you very much for calling.
Caller: Thanks guys!
Andrew: All right, bye!
Laura: Thank you.
Caller: You have a good day today!
Andrew: Thanks! Bye.
Jamie: Andrew, I have a technical question for you that's come in a couple of e-mails: people are asking if they don't type in the chat room on Ustream, will it stop it lagging?
Andrew: I don't know. It's up to your browser, I think.
Jamie: You heard it here first.
Andrew: Yeah. And Jamie, can you adjust your mic a little bit? You're popping a little bit.
Jamie: Sorry, sorry.
Andrew: What was I - oh, I have a big announcement today. I'm really excited about this. I don't know if you guys heard, but...
Jamie: It sounds like you're excited.
Andrew: ...Kelly Clarkson is on tour.
Laura: [in a sarcastic tone] Oh, boy. I'm so excited.
Andrew: And I'm happy to report that a friend of ours [laughs] secured tickets for one of her shows.
Laura: And who is this friend?
Andrew: I can't reveal that on air. However, I'm going to see Kelly Clarkson! Yay!
Laura: [uncertainly] Yay. [laughs]
Jamie: Wow. I'm actually extremely jealous, but I'm going to hide it...
Jamie: ...and just be like, "That's cool, Andrew. I'm so happy for you. I'm really, really glad that you're going to be happy soon, seeing Kelly Clarkson."
Andrew: I'm just saying if anyone else is going to Kelly Clarkson's tour, call us. [starts singing] "1-218-20-MAGIC. It's the question - it's the number -" I forget my wizard rock song. I'm sorry.
Listener Calls: Type of Pickle on Pickle Pack T-shirt
Andrew: Let's take another call now. Let's see. Man, we're getting bombarded by calls!
Jamie: But Andrew, just a quick question. I have a quick question.
Andrew: I already accepted the call, but go for it.
Jamie: Okay, first question is - someone e-mailed me: "I have a question: What do boys like?"
Laura: Oh my gosh. Don't answer.
Laura: Guys, don't...
Andrew: Who's calling?
Caller: The person from last night.
Andrew: I know, I just wanted to get your name on air.
Caller: Oh. Yeah, Colin from State College.
Andrew: Sweet. Oh, Pennsylvania, right?
Andrew: That's crazy. We know someone who goes to Penn State there.
Andrew: So you were - what's your name, buddy?
Andrew: Colin, yeah. Colin was helping Jamie and I out last night as we were testing this stream on Ustream, right?
Caller: The one who was the boy.
Andrew: Yeah. Oh, no, no, we knew you were a boy. Jamie said...
Caller: Well, I wasn't sure what the whole Jamie saying like, "your little bro" and all that, so...
Andrew: Jamie, do you remember what you said last night? [laughs]
Jamie: I do! It was late. I was tired. It was late and I was tired. And it was late. And extremely late.
Andrew: No, it's not - I don't think it's a big deal. It was just a joke though, he wasn't serious or anything. It was just a joke. [laughs]
Caller: Yeah, I know, I know.
Andrew: And so - yeah, so cool. So [laughs] you got anything on your mind today?
Caller: Well, I do have a question for you about pickles.
Andrew: Oh, this is good because we're trying to bring the pickle catchphrase back to...
Caller: Yeah, this is kind of random and it all spawned off from when I was in Las Vegas airport a couple of months ago.
Caller: And this person who was working at Brookstone saw my shirt and I was wearing my Pickle Pack T-shirt.
Caller: And she asked me what kind of pickles they were.
Caller: And I did not know, so I thought I might as well ask you what kind of pickles...
Jamie: They are Egyptian pickles. No, actually I have no idea what they are. What are they, Andrew?
Andrew: Well, actually - I'm actually looking up "pickle" on Wikipedia right now to see what kind of pickles there are.
Laura: I was going to say dills, but...
Andrew: Is that like the basic pickle?
Caller: That's what I told them, but I wasn't sure.
Andrew: Okay. Did you ask them why they cared?
Caller: They just said that it was kind of just like one of those things. I also had a person who was at the security desk ask me what kind of pickles they were, and I had a flight attendant on the airplane ask me.
Andrew: [laughs] Really? Geez, I don't...
Caller: They were all...
Andrew: I don't even...
Caller: They were all...
Caller: I have no idea, but they were just all interested in what kind of pickles they were.
Andrew: Did I mention this on Pickle Pack last week or was it MuggleCast? I said that I was going through Canadian customs and he looked at...
Caller: Oh, yeah.
Andrew: Was that on Pickle Pack?
Caller: I don't...
Laura: No, I think you mentioned that on the show.
Andrew: Oh, okay.
Laura: You know what? This reminds me of a funny story though. When I was coming back from Toronto, I was getting on the plane, and you know how the pilot and the co-pilot would sometimes be standing right there?
Laura: And the co-pilot - I was wearing my MuggleNet shirt and he looked at it and he was like, "Oh, you know MuggleNet?" and I was like, "Yeah, I work for them!"
Laura: And he just thought that was the coolest thing ever. He was like, "Oh wow, I love MuggleNet." So I just thought that was really cool. It's like, even your pilots go to MuggleNet. So...
Andrew: [laughs] Right, right. Awesome.
Caller: Last night when I had you guys say like, "Hi Colin, Laura," that was kind of because I have a best friend who listens to MuggleCast.
Caller: And she flipped out when I told her, "Oh, guess what? I was just talking to Andrew and he said blah, blah, blah."
Andrew: Yeah, I did say "blah, blah, blah." Those were my exact words actually.
Andrew: Yeah, so thank you Colin for calling in today.
Caller: So yeah, have a good show, guys.
Andrew: All right, thanks!
Jamie: Thank you!
Andrew: I'm liking these calls - oh, I cut him off. These are good calls. These are intelligent, thought-provoking calls. I do want to bring up - that reminds me of one situation on the tour when this guy and girl came up to me, and they were like, "Oh my gosh, we're huge Laura fangirls!"
Andrew: Well, the guy didn't say fangirl, but [laughs] he said...
Andrew: ..."We're huge - we love Laura! She's so great! I wish she was here!" And so I pull out my Apple iPhone and...
Andrew: ...while they're gushing over Laura, I'm like, "Yeah, yeah, she's great. Yeah, too bad she's not here." I'm dialing her number at the same time.
Andrew: And then I call her and I'm like, "Hey, you got a second?" I'm like, "Hold on." I hand the phone over to Laura and they go nuts [laughs], right Laura?
Laura: Yeah. I was actually talking to them, and they were saying that they thought it was really weird that they were - like, in the middle of talking to you and you were just like, "Yeah," and you pulled out your phone and [laughs] you started playing with it. They were like, "Oh my gosh, he's so mean!"
Andrew: [laughs] Awww. Oh well, geez...
Laura: No, no, no, but then they were like, "Oh, okay." They realized what you were doing.
Andrew: Right, right.
Laura: But I just thought that was funny. Yeah, they were pretty cool. I was at work, they gave me some entertainment while I was sitting in the break room bored. So...
Andrew: There was actually someone else in Tulsa who - it was a few girls and they were like, "We love Laura!" But then I called you at that time too, and they probably thought I was rude for looking at my phone...
Andrew: ...but then you weren't there unfortunately at that one.
Andrew: But Laura, I think you win the award for most requested on tour, most requested and most wanted to be called. [laughs]
Laura: Awww. Okay, well then I'll be sure to come on tour next time.
Jamie: And prettiest dressed as well.
Laura: As long as Ben promises not to drive.
Laura: Because I heard that story about him, and - no.
[Jamie and Laura laugh]
Jamie: That was fun.
Andrew: Have we told this story yet?
Jamie: I think...
Laura: It was...
Jamie: ...we told it at Prophecy.
Laura: Yeah, it was during the live show.
Andrew: Yeah. Oh right, right, right. Ben basically - and then we had some heckler in the Prophecy audience trying to be smart with us. That wasn't - I didn't appreciate that. So - Ben was a good driver. So was I. Not to brag but I was excellent.
Jamie: I was a good driver as well, wasn't I Andrew?
Andrew: Jamie, you didn't drive a mile. [laughs]
Jamie: Can I just kind of point out though, I would have happily helped out - the point was I couldn't drive because a) That was a huge car and my first experience of driving on an American road shouldn't really have been in a 2007 Lincoln Navigator. However...
Andrew: Limited edition.
Jamie: Yeah, limited edition as well.
[Andrew and Laura laugh]
Jamie: But everyone treated me, because I wasn't driving, as a second class citizen. They were like, "Oh my God, are you sleeping now?" So I was like, "Well, what else am I going to do if I'm not going to drive?"
Jamie: I felt shunned, I felt in the minority, I felt ill - oh, it was just awful.
Jamie: I'm lying.
Andrew: I was going to say...
Jamie: It was awesome!
Listener Calls: Duel Between Harry and Hermione
Andrew: I don't believe you. Let's take another caller now.
[Echoing sounds in the background]
Andrew: Hey, mute your computer so we don't have this feedback, Elliot.
Caller: Yeah, sorry about that.
Andrew: Oh, no problem, buddy. What's going on?
Caller: I just had a question for you: I was wondering what you'd think in who would win in a duel with Harry and Hermione?
Andrew: A duel out of Harry and Hermione.
Andrew: Can you mute your computer? It's still feed-backing.
Caller: Is that better?
Andrew: Or something is, Skype is. Yeah, there you go. Actually no, it's not at all. [laughs] Here, I'll just do this. Oh. No, that didn't work.
Caller: Is that better now?
Andrew: Sort of. Yeah, Laura?
Caller: All right.
Laura: I think that - and Jo actually mentioned this, I think she answered this question. Somebody asked her who would win a duel between Harry and Hermione, and she said up until Book 3 it would have been Hermione, but after Book 3 it was Harry. So I think it was when Harry really got his confidence up by learning how to produce a Patronus, and he just learned so much more about his past and everything, I think that really helped him and I think he kind of came into his own in that book. So I think that Harry would beat her as of now.
Andrew: That's a great point actually, yeah. Harry is definitely stronger than Hermione now dueling-wise.
Laura: Oh, I think so though, Jamie, because Hermione is somewhat limited by the fact that she kind of questions anything that isn't considered normal magic, and it's sort of been to Harry's...
Jamie: She does.
Laura: ...advantage that he accepts that there are things out there that can't be explained.
Jamie: No, you're absolutely right but I would say to that that Harry - I mean, both of them I don't think could hurt a friend so neither of them would be throwing spells to do any significant damage. But I think Harry would sort of try and throw up a shield charm because he couldn't hurt his best friend, and then Hermione would be in tears and be like, "Oh no, Harry. This is exactly what Voldemort wants."
[Jamie and Laura laugh]
Jamie: And then Harry would Expelliarmus her.
Jamie: So neither would win, but Harry would get the upper hand.
Laura: But Jamie, Jo said that Harry would win.
Jamie: What does she know, Laura?
Laura: No, she just wrote the books. I mean, who cares what she thinks, right?
Andrew: Good point.
Jamie: Yeah, she only writes the books.
Andrew: Yeah, I agree.
Jamie: [laughs] You agree?
Andrew: No, I agree with the caller. I agree with the caller [laughs] and Laura.
Jamie: I see.
Andrew: Sorry, I guess? What's your name? Elliot?
Andrew: Yeah. Elliot C. I know that because of your Skype name.
Jamie: Well, Elliot...
Laura: Hey Elliot?
Laura: Emma from Sweden likes your accent.
Jamie: She does.
Caller: No, I'm actually from the UK.
Laura: No, no, Emma from Sweden.
Jamie: Likes your accent a lot.
Jamie: Maybe we can hook something up here. It'll be our first MuggleCast dating service success.
Andrew: Ooh. Let's not bring that up. That's a...
Jamie: Sore point?
Andrew: Sore point in my podcasting career.
Jamie: I see.
Andrew: [laughs] But - all right, Elliot. Thank you for calling in today.
Jamie: Thank you.
Caller: All right, thanks.
Andrew: I want to have a duel between me and Harry. I think I could...
Jamie: That might be difficult considering he's a fictional character but...
Jamie: ...good luck, Andrew.
Andrew: I think I could beat him, actually.
Jamie: Yeah? What would you do? What sort of spells would you cast? What would be your tactics? Have you thought about this?
Jamie: Planned it out?
Andrew: Actually, I need to work on it more. But I actually have a little story to tell. Actually, let me switch to the e-mails real quick. Nicole from Illinois is asking via the live feedback form at MuggleCast.com/Live:
"I was wondering if any other MuggleCasters are going to be on the show today."
The answer is...
Andrew: ...what's wrong with us? Do you not like us or something? Is something wrong here?
Laura: We could leave.
Jamie: I'm hurt, I'm hurt.
Andrew: Yeah. Also - no, everyone will be along later in the show. Eric is going to be on at some point today. I know Mikey is working on coming on today. Who else? Who else hosts the show? Oh, Kevin is going to be on today. Ben is at a Notre Dame football game right now, but I think he's going to be on later today. Jamie, do you know?
Jamie: I think so, yeah. When he comes back from it.
Andrew: Yeah. And who else hosts the show? Oh, Micah. [laughs] Micah is going to be on later, later, later on, probably not until later tonight because he's at a wedding in...
Jamie: Nantucket Bay, which if you are a Billy Joel fan and listen to "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" you will hear him referencing that, and Micah is extremely excited about that fact because he is also a big Billy Joel fan. And I hope everyone listening is as well.
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