MuggleCast 112 Transcript



Listener Calls: Favorite Harry Potter Book Scene


["I'll Be At Hogwarts" by The Remus Lupins plays]

Andrew: MuggleCast Live back now, it's - oh gosh, 8:30 - 8:27 to be exact - on the East Coast here.

Mikey: 5:25 here.

Andrew: 5:25 on the West Coast. I just ran straight out of the bathroom because I had to use the potty. Big announcement coming up in a few minutes. It's something we've been trying to accomplish over the past few months and finally she has agreed to an interview, so we're going to get to that in a minute. However, I'm getting word that a certain Mr. John Noe is in...

Jamie: No, no, no, [laughs] no. It's not going to be John, is it? I mean, I don't want to say it's a negative person who clearly it's not going to be, but...

Andrew: What do you mean?

Jamie: Well, it isn't really John, is it?

Andrew: Well, apparently it is and...

Jamie: Well, surely John would just call if it was really John?

Andrew: Well, what do you mean?

Jamie: Well, why would it be John? I mean, surely John would just call the show if it was actually John Noe.

Andrew: Well, I think he likes messing with people, too. I don't - I can't confirm or deny.

Jamie: In that case, it's MuggleNet Greg.

Andrew: Anyway - [laughs] yeah, it's MuggleNet Greg. But I'm trying to open the chatroom. Oh, chatroom's right here.

Jamie: He doesn't speak like John.

Andrew: Is - what are you - oh, are you watching the chat too?

Jamie: Yeah.

Andrew: Oh. What's his name? Is it like...

Jamie: John_Dawlish, which I don't think John would pick in a chatroom.

Andrew: See, I think that's him because someone - he put a comment on the feed, saying, "John -" or he said, "Interesting..." Oh wait, maybe it's not. Would he really say "I speak badger-tongue?"

Jamie: No.

[Laura laughs]

Jerry Cooke: No.

Andrew: Actually he would. Okay, but anyway - okay. Well, let's take a couple of callers. If that is John Noe, call in, tough guy. I want to see what you have to say about this.

[Prolonged silence]

Andrew: Sorry. Okay, so do you want to take a couple of more callers?

Laura: Yeah, okay.

Andrew: [takes deep breath] Oh man. Okay, here we go. Oh my gosh! We're getting bombarded! It doesn't stop! Why do you listen to this stuff? Okay, here we go. Kimmy, hello.

[Prolonged silence]

Laura: Hello?

Andrew: Kimmy, hello.

Caller: Hi!

Andrew: Hi!

Jamie: Hey!

Caller: I'm on here! Oh my gosh!

Andrew: Oh my gosh! Oh my God, I'm on the podcast!

Laura: Awww.

[Caller makes excited noises]

Andrew: What's going on?

Caller: This is so exciting!

[Andrew laughs]

Laura: Awww.

Andrew: Well, I'm glad you...

Laura: Have you been listening all day?

Caller: [laughs] I'm so excited! I've been calling since noon.

Laura: Oh my gosh.

Caller: Non-stop.

Laura: Wow.

Caller: [makes excited noises] Oh my gosh! Hold on, I have to make a shout-out to my friend Bobby because she's been calling with me, too.

Jamie: [singing] "Dear Bobby..."

Andrew: Awesome!

Jamie: [singing] "...do you remember when..."

[Caller makes excited noises]

Andrew: So what's going on? Why have you been calling since 12:00?

Caller: Because I love you guys more than life.

Laura: Aww!

Jamie: Aww!

Andrew: Aww, that's so nice!

Laura: That's so sweet!

[Caller makes excited noises]

Andrew: Well, thank you.

Laura: Anything you want to say? Any questions or anything?

Caller: [unintelligible] you guys because I bought an entire jar of pickles.

Andrew: Sorry, say that again?

Caller: And I ate them all.

Andrew: You bought an entire what?

Caller: I ate an entire jar of pickles.

Andrew: An entire jar of pickles?

[Mikey laughs]

Andrew: Wow! [laughs]

Caller: Yeah.

Andrew: That's crazy.

[Caller laughs]

Andrew: I'm not going to lie, that's pretty crazy.

Caller: Yeah. [laughs] It was yummy, though.

Andrew: Was it? See, I personally don't like the taste of pickles. I'm not a fan.

Caller: Oh.

Andrew: Anyone else?

Mikey: I enjoy a good pickle every once in a while.

Jamie: Yeah, Andrew isn't a fan, but Chick-fil-A wasn't really a catch phrase we could use, was it?

Andrew: [laughs] I take the pickles...

Mikey: Chick-fil-A! Chick-fil-A!

Andrew: I - sorry. I take the pickles off of my Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches. I don't really like the taste. Not good. So, did you have anything else to say?

Caller: I was wondering what your guys' favorite scene from any book was.

Andrew: All-time favorite scene.

Mikey: Oh, I know mine.

Andrew: What's yours?

Jamie: Voldemort and Harry in Order of the Phoenix.

Mikey: Mine was in - probably not my all-time favorite, but I remember one specifically where I got really excited and I was a total dork about it, was in Half-Blood Prince, when Harry and Ginny finally kissed. I literally stopped and I jumped. I was like, "Yeah!"

Caller: Yes, oh my God, yes!

Mikey: And I was like, "Oh wait, I'm going to continue reading," and I totally tried to play it down like I wasn't a dork, but - [laughs] I remember myself being like, "That was awesome." And I stopped.

Jerry: It brought a tear to my eye.

[Caller makes excited noises]

Jamie: [laughs] Hey Andrew, someone in the chat thinks that we should start "Chick-fil-A Pack."

Andrew: "Chick-fil-A Pack"? Hey, hey, are you okay, Kimmy?

[Prolonged silence]

Andrew: Kimmy?

Caller: I'm fine, I'm just very excited! [laughs]

Jamie: Aww.

Andrew: Oh okay. I could tell. [laughs]

Mikey: [laughs] She likes that scene, too.

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: Yeah.

Mikey: We have a common bond here. We're like best friends. We're like BFFs now. Did you know that, Andrew?

Andrew: What?

Jamie: Oh Mikey, don't use that phrase, please!

[Laura and Mikey laugh]

Mikey: What phrase? BFF?

Laura: LOL.

Mikey: LOL. Who wants to be BFF with me?

Jerry: There's nothing wrong with using young lingo.

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: It's an awful expression. Mikey, I'll pay you a hundred dollars a day not to use that expression.

[Laura laughs]

Mikey: I will not use that anymore, give me money!

Jamie: [laughs] Okay, I will.

[Jerry laughs]

Jamie: I'll give you a hundred dollars a second...

[Caller and Laura laugh]

Jamie: ...as long as you don't use that God-awful phrase!

Mikey: Okay.

Andrew: Kimmy, everyone wants to know, are you - how do I say - crying right now?

Caller: No, I'm not crying!

[Andrew laughs]

Caller: I'm just laughing and very excited. [laughs]

Andrew: Okay. Well, the chat people don't believe that. [laughs] But anyway...

Caller: Well, they're liars!

Andrew: [laughs] They're lying?

Jamie: Aww.

Andrew: Okay, that's...

Mikey: Leave my BFF alone, guys. Really, guys.

Caller: They are! [unintelligible]

[Andrew laughs]

Mikey: Leave my BFF alone. Come on.

Andrew: Laura, your all-time favorite scene?

Caller: Oh my God!

Andrew: Okay... [laughs]

Laura: Oh my gosh, there's so many, but if I had to pick something that I really liked reading about, it was reading about Voldemort as a child in the orphanage. That was just so intriguing, going into his past, and just learning more about him and how evil he was as a child. That's just terrible.

Andrew: Yeah.

Laura: Also because Jo read it at the reading, so that was just - aww, it was so amazing to see.

Andrew: Yeah. I can't do this with Kimmy laughing in the background. [laughs]

Caller: I'm sorry!

Andrew: [laughs] I'm just messing with you. I think my favorite scene has to be when Umbridge catches Harry in her office in Order of the Phoenix. Because that scene, my heart just stopped, and that's when I felt the most emotion to get back at Umbridge and stuff like that. I've said previously on the show Order of the Phoenix is my favorite book, and I've also said I love the Umbridge aspect of Order of the Phoenix, and just those two combined created my favorite scene. Jamie?

Jamie: I would say either the one in - I like two: when Harry calls Voldemort "Tom Riddle," and when Dumbledore calls Voldemort "Tom Riddle." I think that's just so awesome. It defines the whole thing not being afraid of...

Caller: You're so right, Jamie!

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: Oh, thank you. [laughs] And also, what else? And everything...

Caller: Jamie's my favorite! [laughs]

Jamie: Oh, thank you.

[Caller laughs]

Jamie: Sorry if I sound completely dead to the world. It's 1:35. I'm dying!

[Caller and Jerry laugh]

Andrew: Oh, here we go.

Jamie: Well, okay, Andrew! Okay, Andrew!

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: You do it at 1:35!

Laura: [imitating Jamie] Oh, Andrew! Oh, Andrew! I'm so tired, Andrew! Let me go! Let me go!

Jerry: You don't hear me complaining, Jamie.

Andrew: Ooh!

[Jerry laughs]

Jamie: Jerry, that's because you stay up until 8:00 AM every day. [laughs] I'm trying to get back onto...

Jerry: Yeah, it's true. [laughs]

Jamie: ...onto a... [unintelligible]

Jamie: Anyway, anyway, I completely agree [pauses] with myself [laughs] that...

[Laura laughs]

Jamie: ...both these things are cool.

[Caller laughs]

Jamie: But also, anything involving Sirius, because he was the man about town, the bee's knees. He was the best, best, best character ever. And I can't believe he died. I'm going to cry. So, yeah. [laughs]

Andrew: That's crazy.

Caller: Sirius is up there in the best characters, like Tonks and Luna.

Jamie: No. I mean, you're welcome to your opinion.

Caller: Yeah!

Andrew: Hey, I want to - if you guys don't mind - Kimmy, thank you for calling in. Hope you enjoyed the call.

Caller: Bye!

Andrew: I think you did. Bye!

Laura: Bye, Kimmy. [laughs]

Mikey: Did you think she did, enjoy the call?

Laura: Only a little bit.

Jamie: Yeah.

Mikey: Really?

Laura: Yeah.

Jerry: Just a wee bit.

Mikey: We're BFFs, so it's okay.



Audio Clip: Jamie Begs For Release


Andrew: Speaking of that clip where Jamie is complaining, I happen to have it queued up right here.

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: Now, I know it's been only for Pickle Pack members, but do you guys mind if I play it?

Jamie: I mind. I mind.

Laura: No, go for it. It's so funny.

[Andrew laughs]

Laura: [laughs] It's so funny.

Jerry: I think the world needs to bask in its glory.

[Laura laughs]

Jamie: I want to give a bit of backstory here, okay? I was pretty ill here, okay? So...

[Audio (Jamie)]: "Laura, can I go as well? I feel so bad."

[Jerry and Laura laugh]

Jamie: Whatever, Andrew. You are...

[Audio (Laura)]: "Can you live through like..."

Andrew: Sorry, Jamie, what was that? What'd you say?

Jamie: You aren't safe.

Andrew: What'd you say?

Jamie: You are not safe.

[Audio (Jamie)]: "Please, can I go? I..."

Andrew: Sorry. No, sorry, what'd you say?

Jamie: I think you aren't safe.

[Audio (Laura)]: "Can you live through..."

Andrew: What? What'd you say?

Jamie: Oh, shut up.

[Laura laughs]

[Audio (Laura)]: "Can you live through five voicemails and Chicken Soup?"

[Audio (Jamie)]: "I'm coughing so badly. No, I can't. I really can't. Please, please let me go."

[Laura laughs]

[Audio (Jamie)]: "Please let me go. I feel so awful and I'm ill and I'm coughing. I'll do anything."

[Audio (Laura)]: "Okay, okay, three voicemails and Chicken Soup."

[Audio (Jamie)]: "No, no, no, no, no, I'll do Chicken Soup now. Please can I do Chicken Soup now and then voicemails, and then after Chicken Soup I'll go. And then you three can do voicemails very nicely because you are awesome at voicemails and I'm not very good. Please, please, please! Oh God!"

[Kevin and Laura laugh in audio clip]

[Audio (Jamie)]: "Please let me go, Laura! I'm so tired! Please!"

Andrew: So that went on for like a minute.

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Andrew: And it's probably the funniest clip I've ever heard in my life. No offense to you, Jamie. I understand, you were tired.

Jamie: But, but, but, but, but, but... [laughs]

Andrew: [laughs] But, but, but.

Jamie: Speaking of that clip, Andrew, I am so tired now. I am so tired. So please...

[Andrew laughs]

Jamie: No, I'm kidding. I'm staying for the whole whack.

Andrew: Okay, good. By the way, are we caught up with our vegetables? Before we get to a call?

Jamie: Oh yeah. What hour are we on? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight - this is hour nine, right?

Andrew: Yes, this is hour nine.

Jamie: Okay, in which case your vegetable for this hour is cress.

Andrew: What?

Jamie: Cress.

Andrew: Cresp?

Jamie: Cress.

Jerry: Do they even have cress in America?

Andrew: Oh yeah...

Jamie: Perhaps they don't. Okay...

Andrew: I don't know what that is.

Jamie: Okay. Well...

Jerry: [unintelligible]

Mikey: Wikipedia, let's take a look.

Jamie: Oh really? [unintelligible] Well anyway, Jerry, I don't think we should give in. I think we should stand firm. It's cress, C-R-E-S-S. That's your vegetable.

Jerry: Yes. Wiki it, Andrew. Wiki it.

Jamie: Wikipedia.

Mikey: Do you mean water cress?

Jamie: No.

Jerry: No, we mean cress.

Jamie: Mikey, I thought they were the same thing, but they're not. They're apparently different vegetables, according to...

Mikey: Well, because there's water cress, land cress, garden cress, winter cress, and rock cress.

Andrew: Jamie...

Mikey: I'm looking at vegetables related to the article. There's - yeah, there's not really an article on it.

Jamie: Okay. Well, either way it's cress. [laughs]

Andrew: Jamie, one listener wants to know if there is even such a thing as a vegetable in England.

Jamie: No, no, there's not.

[Andrew and Jamie laugh]

Jerry: No, we eat flandables.

Jamie: Absolutely nothing.

Andrew: Flandables?

Jerry: Yeah.

Jamie: I've never heard of one. Andrew was like, before, "Real vegetables use that." I had no idea what he was talking about.

Andrew: Really?

Jamie: Yes.

Andrew: So what about - [laughs] what about organized dentistry? You guys have that over there?

Jamie: Organized dentistry?

Andrew: Yeah.

Jerry: Yeah.

Jamie: As in a collective pack of dentists? Is that what you're asking me?

Andrew: [laughs] Well, basically.

[Jamie laughs]

Jerry: The British Order of Dentists.

Jamie: Yes, the British Order of Dentists. I'm sure there's something like that.

Andrew: Okay, cool.

Jamie: Why? Where was that from?



Interview: Laura Mallory


Andrew: It was just a listener. Hey, we have a very special call we're about to take right now. Laura Mallory has decided to - during the break she called me back and she has agreed...

Jamie: Really?

Andrew: Yeah! She has agreed to talk to us here on the show live. So I'm very excited about this. Guys, feel free to add your questions while we take the call here. Now, please treat her - respect her, okay? She has an opinion. It's America. Let's get her in the conference here.

[Phone rings]

Andrew: I'm nervous, to be honest with you. This is - and my heart's actually pounding. Okay. [takes deep breath] This is podcasting history, by the way. She has never agreed to give an interview to a Harry Potter fandom outlet. So...

John Noe/Laura Mallory: Hello?

Andrew: Hi, Laura Mallory?

John/Laura M: Who is this?

Andrew: This is Andrew Sims.

Jamie: We're your worst nightmare.

Andrew: You called me back over the break. You said you'd agree to do an interview.

John/Laura M: Is this the Muggle show?

Andrew: Yeah, this is the Muggle show. This is MuggleCast.

Jamie: Andrew, be reasonable with her. She gets turned down in court five times. How's she going to remember who she phoned?

[Jerry laughs]

Andrew: Jamie, can we show a little respect here? It's the number one Harry Potter podcast online. We just had a few questions for you about what you've been doing.

John/Laura M: Harry Potter?!

Andrew: Yeah, Harry Potter.

John/Laura M: Harry Potter?!

Andrew: Yeah. [laughs] I know you don't like to talk about it, but just - can we have an adult discussion about it?

[Sounds of heavy breathing]

Andrew: [laughs] Are you okay? Are you okay, Laura?

John/Laura M: Yes. Yes.

Andrew: Okay.

John/Laura M: It'll be fine.

Andrew: Huh?

John/Laura M: Okay, let's do this.

Andrew: Okay. I guess the first question is why? Why have you been fighting so many cases in court?

Jamie: Yeah.

John/Laura M: Because Harry Potter is bad.

Jamie: What do you mean?

Andrew: Do you have any other case besides that?

Laura: Yeah, do you a justification for that? [laughs]

John/Laura M: Witchcraft!

Jamie: Yeah.

Andrew: Witchcraft.

Jamie: No, that is a fair argument.

John/Laura M: [unintelligible] choose to not be witches.

Andrew: You're not making much sense. Laura, do you have any questions for her? I lost my list of...

Jamie: I have some questions.

Andrew: Okay.

[Laura laughs]

Jamie: Do you - I mean, most people after they try something five times and still fail at life...

[Laura laughs]

Jamie: ...most of them give up and try something new, but you seem to be beneath that. Are you really that low of a human being? No offense.

John/Laura M: Okay, first off, none of the attempts have been failures. Okay?

[Andrew laughs]

John/Laura M: No matter what the result...

Laura: Except for the fact that you lost?

John/Laura M: ...I still made progress!

Andrew: You've made progress? What progress have you made? It's still not banned in any school or library.

Jerry: It's almost a lack of progress.

John/Laura M: My name is being spread around the world, people are starting to know me, and people are also agreeing that Harry Potter is the worst thing ever.

Andrew: Now, wait a second...

John/Laura M: Witchcraft, wizardry...

Andrew: We have 825 people listening right now and I'm sure they would all have no problem with calling you right now and telling you that it is not the worst thing in the world or [laughs] whatever you just said.

John/Laura M: You have 825 possessed people.

Andrew: Now, that's not very nice. I mean, they've been sitting here listening to our show and we thank them for that. You're calling them possessed?

John/Laura M: They're possessed by the book.

Andrew: Now, you were named the Idiot of the Year. 2006 Idiot of the Year by Washington Post. What kind of comment do you have about that?

Jamie: Well, she's hoping to uphold her award for the next ten years.

John/Laura M: I have no idea what you're talking about, but you sound like an idiot to me.

Mikey: You know what, Laura Mallory?

Laura: Ms. Mallory...

Mikey: Ms. Mallory, I do have a question for you. Have you read a Harry Potter book all the way through?

John/Laura M: No, I have not and I won't. I have my four kids and I don't even have the time to be doing that.

Mikey: Then how can you say...

Laura: But you have the time to appeal it six times?

John/Laura M: All I have the time for is the court cases and progress. Progress! It's all progress.

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

John/Laura M: Losing is still progress, and I...

Mikey: Progress? Progress?

Andrew: You're not making much progress though.

Mikey: [laughs] You're not making much progress. It's like you're doing the same thing over and over again, which is losing.

John/Laura M: You all know me, more and more people know me, your 820 listeners know me, and I guarantee that some of them agree with me.

Jamie: Hey, Laura...

Andrew: That's a fair point. She has made - a lot of people do know her now, so that I guess could be said to be progress.

Jerry: Your personal fame is success?

Andrew: I guess, yeah.

Jamie: Laura, are you married?

John/Laura M: What?

Jamie: Are you married?

Andrew: Are you married?

Jamie: Are you married? Yes...

John/Laura M: Separated.

Jamie: ...or no?

Andrew: You're separated, you said?

John/Laura M: Separated.

Andrew: Oh.

Jamie: Finally realized...

John/Laura M: I have my four kids, I have custody of my kids.

[Prolonged silence]

Andrew: Okay. Your cell phone doesn't work that well. I mean, maybe you should invest some money into a new cell phone instead of all these stupid court cases.

John/Laura M: They're not stupid! Nothing is stupid! Harry Potter is stupid!

Andrew: Okay. Well...

Mikey: Oh.

Laura: You want to know what I think is stupid, Laura?

Andrew: Your face!

[Jamie and Laura laugh]

Jamie: Your life!

Laura: I'm looking at this site right now...

[Andrew laughs]

Laura: ...this site called HisVoiceToday.org - I think you might know it, I actually think it's your site - where you don't cite any of your sources. You pull stuff from people's MySpace profiles saying that they're witches.

Andrew: [laughs] What?! What?

Laura: [laughs] It's true!

Andrew: I've never seen this site.

Laura: It's her site, HisVoiceToday.org. [laughs]

John/Laura M: [unintelligible] No, you're wrong, girl.

[Laura laughs]

Mikey: What is her site? I'm sorry, I wasn't...

Laura: It's HisVoiceToday.org and then if you go to "Articles" and click "Harry Potter," she has articles, quotes, and testimonies, none of which are cited or sourced. And she like literally pulls somebody's MySpace profile that says, "I am a witch."

Andrew: Wow.

Laura: And blames it on Harry Potter. I was just wondering what sort of correlation you found between MySpace and Harry Potter, aside from wizard rock, maybe.

John/Laura M: Because everyone on MySpace...

[Laura laughs]

John/Laura M: ...says when Harry Potter will express it. That person expresses just how everyone else wants to express it. People are becoming witches every single day because of this.

Jamie: Laura, there's a Billy Joel song that's called "Only the Good Die Young." If that's true, then you're going to live to an old, old, old, old, ripe old age.

John/Laura M: [gasps] How dare you! Who is this?

[Jamie and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Yeah, it's not funny, okay. I don't appreciate the unprofessional level my co-hosts are conducting this interview. I apologize for that.

Mikey: Whoa, what have I said?

Andrew: Nothing. Mikey, it's not you and not even Jerry. It's just - Laura and Jamie, they're taking this as a joke. As if it's funny!

Laura: I'm not! Okay, I'm sitting here asking her - I'm reading stuff from her site. I'm just asking her to back up her information, that's all.

John/Laura M: [unintelligible] It's all right there on the site.

Laura: Yeah, but it's not...

John/Laura M: That's all it needs to be. It needs to be on the site. You read it, and you'll sometimes agree with it. I guarantee it.

Laura: [laughs] Okay.

Andrew: Okay. Well, Laura Mallory, thank you for calling in.

Jamie: Yeah.

John/Laura M: You'll never win! You'll never win! 820 listeners...

Laura: You would know a lot about that, wouldn't you?

John/Laura M: 850 listeners, 900 listeners...

[Andrew laughs]

John/Laura M: It doesn't matter because some day, I will succeed.

Andrew: All right. Well...

Jamie: [laughs] Laura, there's a - actually, no.

[Jamie and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Okay. Thank you very much for calling in, Laura Mallory. We really appreciate that. Thank you.

John/Laura M: Yeah, keep laughing.

Andrew: Okay.

John/Laura M: Some day I'll win.

Andrew: All right, you're crazy.

Jamie: Buh-bye.

Andrew: Goodbye.

Jamie: I hope she's never heard of the word "slander" or "liable" because we could get into trouble.

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: [in a sing-song voice] We're going to get sued. [back to normal voice] But wait, why? That was her.

Jamie: Hmm? Oh, I mean obviously it was her. But I mean, you know.

Laura: Yeah.

Jamie: I was going to say: Laura, there's a train arriving extremely close to you. I suggest you go and stand in front of it.

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Jamie: But that could be a bit mean, so...

Andrew: A couple of people in the chat were saying that was annoying and dumb. What? That's a...

Jamie: Awww.

Andrew: I'm fed up with these people in the chat. They're talking like this is all a joke, this is a very funny - no! That was Laura Mallory! She called me back! I got her number, she called me back, okay? A legit interview, that was her. [pauses] Allegedly. Let's move on now to - let's take some more calls. Take some more calls. Maybe people can comment on that interview we just had.

[Prolonged silence]



Listener Calls: Strangest Reactions From People After They Find Out You're a Harry Potter Fanatic


Andrew: Hi, Monica. Welcome to the show, Monica.

Jamie: Hey, Monica.

Caller: Oh my God!

Andrew: Oh my God! Hey, how's it going?

Laura: Hi, Monica.

Caller: Hi! I'm good. How are you?

Andrew: We're doing good. What's on your mind? What did you think of the Laura Mallory interview?

Caller: It was interesting. I never knew she had such a manly voice before.

[Jamie laughs]

Andrew: Well, I mean...

Laura: Well, now you know.

[Laura and Mikey laugh]

Andrew: When it comes...

Mikey: Yeah, I know. Really? Who has such a manly voice?

[Caller laughs]

Andrew: When it comes through on Skype, it's like this weird Skype thing. I don't know how it works. But...

Caller: Yeah. [laughs]

Andrew: Anyway, what's going on?

Caller: Nothing really. I had a question but someone asked it, about the conferences. But I have another one.

Laura: Okay.

Caller: What's the strangest reaction you've ever gotten after someone realized that you're a Harry Potter fanatic?

Laura: Hmm.

Andrew: Ooh.

Jamie: [unintelligible] the emergency room. [laughs]

Andrew: [laughs] Strange reaction. I think when people learn of - I never really describe myself to anyone as a Harry Potter fanatic. But when I tell them what I do, I'm like, "Yeah, I run a Harry Potter podcast," the first reaction is like, "What? Huh?"

[Caller laughs]

Andrew: "Who? How?"

Caller: Yeah.

Andrew: And then once I explain to them, "Oh. Well, it has this many listeners, and we can do a live show on a Saturday night and get 877 people listening right now." So it's always a good reaction [laughs] after the explanation.

[Caller laughs]

Andrew: How about you guys?

Laura: For me, the first question is always, "What's a podcast?" So many people don't know what it is and it's gotten to the point where I just say that I participate in a radio broadcast about the Harry Potter books.

Andrew: Mmm.

Laura: And still people don't even get that because they think about radio and they think about commercial radio, you know, your regular morning talk shows and that kind of thing. And I have to explain that there's actually a whole network of people who have podcasts on very focused topics like Harry Potter. And after that, they think it's pretty cool. But explaining it is somewhat difficult, I think.

Mikey: It's actually really easy to explain. A podcast is an internet radio show that's downloadable for you to listen to on your computer...

Laura: I'm not talking about the actual podcasting medium, though.

[Mikey laughs]

Laura: I'm talking about the Harry Potter thing, Mikey.

Mikey: Oh sorry. Yeah, it's - I have to explain podcasts quite often, so I've come down to a science of what a podcast is.

[Andrew and Caller laugh]

Andrew: It's okay.

Mikey: Sorry, I'm delirious already.

[Caller laughs]

Mikey: I'm up to the point where I'm like, "Wow, I'm still sitting at my computer screen."

Andrew: See, Jamie, these people talk like they've been here since noon.

Mikey: Oh gosh. I'm sorry, guys.

[Andrew laughs]

Jerry: Some of us have to work.

Mikey: Well see, the difference is - Andrew, the difference is I actually have a life and I feel like I'm just wasting away in front of the computer.

Andrew: Thanks. If that's how you - say that to the listeners one more time.

Mikey: Well no, I love our listeners and that's why I'm sticking around: for them. But you, Andrew. I'm saying you don't have a life.

Andrew: Okay.

Mikey: So...

Andrew: Well, let's put it this way.

[Caller laughs]

Andrew: I could have been out in LA this week, putting up with you guys!

Mikey: I know, you could have been hanging out with us. I'm here because of our fans and I'm sticking out for them. You should come out. You should just come out.

Andrew: [sighs] Whatever.

Mikey: You know what? You should come out for October 13th and hang out with me on my birthday.

Andrew: No, no, no, no.

Mikey: Oh.

Andrew: Sorry, I don't have a life. I don't do anything.

Mikey: Oh.

[Laura laughs]

Mikey: Okay.

Andrew: So - I didn't come home from college or anything to do this, so...

Mikey: I'm so delirious right now.

Andrew: Okay.

Mikey: I don't know why.

Andrew: Well, thank you for calling in, Monica.

Caller: All right. Thank you. Oh, can I give a shout-out to my friend?

Andrew: Of course.

Caller: I just want to say hi to Ashley. She's listening right now. She's been listening since 12:00 AM, I think. [laughs]

Andrew: Oh wow, awesome.

Laura: Oh wow.

[Caller laughs]

Jamie: That's impressive...

Caller: Yeah.

Jamie: ...considering we started at 12:00 PM.

[Andrew and Jamie laugh]

Caller: Oh, 12:00 PM. Sorry.

Andrew: [laughs] Yeah, I was going to say.

Laura: Hey, you guys...

Caller: Thank you!

Andrew: Bye! Yeah, Laura?

Jamie: Buh-bye!

Laura: Not to cut in here, but we just got an e-mail. Somebody found something on Laura Mallory's site and it says:

"Announcing His Voice Today Radio Show. His Voice Today with Laura Mallory is going on the air. The new radio show will be featured on the local radio station WIMO Newstalk Radio at..."

At what? It starts on September 1st and it's airing out of Bethlehem, Georgia.

Andrew: Wow.

Laura: So she's actually - so we should call into her show.

Andrew: Yeah, I'd be up for that.

[Laura laughs]

Jamie: We should.

Andrew: Maybe there's a live internet stream that we can...

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: ...listen to.

Laura: She can hang up on us.

Jerry: Send an e-mail about podcasting... [unintelligible]

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