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Snapecast Episode 29

// September 17th, 2008

We’re Late for School!
But if it earns us a detention with a certain snarky professor

Direct Download the entire episode – 55 MB (1:59:18)
Content for this episode:

This is Snapecast – (00:00)
Voice: Chris
- Soundbyte: Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Introduction – (00:58)
Hosts: Rachael, Rose, Wendy
- Rose recounts her whirlwind tour of all three HP conventions this summer including real silver does, Snape gangs, Draperies, and ship missionaries
- Overall opinion of the new HBP release date: we would’ve preferred socks
- Coming up in this show

The Snape Report – (20:25)
Announcer: Jonathan
- the silver lining behind the HBP release date move is that the 2009 HPEF convention Azkatraz has already secured a special showing for the conference attendees!
- while you’re waiting (and waiting) for the HBP movie, you can check out this YouTube spoof. Be warned, though, there’s a conspicuous absence of Snape
- The Huffington Post reports that DanRad’s naked bum is to blame for the new HBP release date. Well, what can’t be blamed on DanRad’s naked bum?
- the wine isn’t elf-made, but Snapefans might still want to check out Alan Rickman’s new movie, Bottle Shock
- Rickmaniacs, let your voice be heard! Sign the petition to get a wax figure of Alan placed in Madam Tussauds of London
- artist Hever has created a one-of-a-kind potions bottle with a faux bronze Snape bust
- yet another hilarious spoof to tide us over ’til next summer, Harry Potter and the Deadly Abridgment by Mr. Frisket
- Alan Rickman talks about Harry Potter: the Musical and Harry Potter porn in an interview he gave last year to Musical Talk

Live from SnapeFest: the Snape Divide – (24:02)
Moderator: Becca
Panelists: Beth (), Seema (), Amy ()
- identifying the Snape Divide and ways to cross it

Top Ten – (1:09:50)
Voice: Rose
- Top Ten reasons why Warner Brothers delayed the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This Slytherin Life – (1:12:26)
Announcer: Becca
Essayist: Megan Delia
- How Snape came into focus
- “The Twenty” by Lenya Rountree

Fanfic Review: Fic – (1:17:49)
Announcer: Meagan
Reader: Gina
- “Ever More Tightly Bound” by Thevina

Fanfic Review: Roundtable – (1:31:23)
Panel: Shannon, Rachael, Gina
- we love Missing Moments fic!
- the significance of Snape and blood
- canon vs. fanon

Closing – (1:52:52)
Hosts: Rachael, Rose, Wendy
- Snarky needs to earn his keep! Please send us owlpost!
- reasons to share your Snape-ing with us
- stay tuned for Episode 30

Potions Master Blues – (1:56:06)
Wrockers: The Prefect Project
- thank you, Prefects! You wrock!

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-Transcripts of this episode will be available at


- Lara St John, Bach Violin Concertos: 01-BWV 1041 : I. Allegro
The Snape Report
music by Allan Horn, “Newscast”
Live from SnapeFest
- Lara St. John, Bach Violin Concertos: 07-BMV 1043:I. Vivace
Top Ten
- Nicholas Hooper, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 13-
Umbridge Spoils a Beautiful Morning
This Slytherin Life
- Chris Harvey, Otherwake: 01-Tensor
Fanfic Review: Roundtable
- Laurel Zucker, Mozart Flute Quartets: 07-Allegro
Potions Master Blues
- The Prefect Project, Night Rounds: “Potions Master Blues”

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" Snapecast Episode 29 " has 12 Responses

  1. On September 19th, 2008 Tracy said:

    Where can I get it? According to ITunes Snapecast isn’t a valid Podcast URL (gasp) and there’s no link on here yet. Not that I’m desperate or anything …..

    Please … I need my snark fix!!!!!!

  2. On September 19th, 2008 Sonia said:

    I’m having the same issue. I did a “Report a Concern” message to iTunes so I hope someone does a repairo spell soon!

  3. On September 19th, 2008 Sonia said:

    I was able to get Episode 29 using the direct download link above!! Yay!! Still hope iTunes fixes the problem so all the subscribers can get their snark fix.

  4. On September 19th, 2008 Susan said:

    YEA!!!!!! A new episode!!!!

  5. On September 19th, 2008 Professor Lily said:

    Help – I can’t download it from iTunes either! Can you fix the URL??

  6. On September 21st, 2008 Jeff said:

    I had forgotten about the depth of the Snape “divide” – waterboarding?? Wow!!

  7. On September 23rd, 2008 Emily[Snape-alicious] said:

    Hey! I’m finally back!! At Spirit Week for school our class got to dress up as Quidditch players–I attached iPod speakers to my pants and hid them under my Slytherin robe–playing the Harry Potter theme song all day!!!!

    ..They all thought it was coming from the Snitch made of Styrofoam…. =]

    Love the episode!! Loving dear Severus Snape still!

  8. On September 25th, 2008 Ashley said:

    YAY! The snark is BACK!

  9. On October 10th, 2008 TJ said:

    BLOODy brilliant episode!!! I’d go so far as to say this is the best episode Snapecast ever. I really enjoyed listening in on The Great Snape Divide at Snapefest… almost made me feel like I was there. There were a lot of intelligent arguments and sufficiently diverse viewpoints. Listening to it rekindled my appreciation for the dearly departed Potions Maker. I’m also digging your new fan fiction segment… perfect for lazy fans like me who’d rather not get dizzy and red-eyed from reading miniscule text on a computer screen. Keep ‘em coming. By any chance, will there be a Snapefest at Azkatraz next year? Thank you!

  10. On October 10th, 2008 Cassandra said:

    Wonderful episode, especially the Snape Divide. I found myself agreeing over and over with almost everyone! I so agreed with the analysis of Snape’s death, and with the person who said the JKR was determined to make us like the one-dimensional Harry. (Harry is sweet, but Snape is REAL).

  11. On October 25th, 2008 Selina said:

    OMG!! Snapecast is back!!

  12. On April 16th, 2009 Thevina said:

    WOW. I’ve just discovered that you all did me *such* a privilege of reading and discussing my story, Ever More Tightly Bound!! OMG. I just didn’t know! I loved hearing it read aloud, and your discussion was so thoughtful and gratifying. A special gold star for writing this years before DH was published– thank you so very much. I was listening to your marvelous interpretations but thinking, “Oh no! It’s not a rewrite of a scene that already existed- it was written in December of ’05.” Glad that that was discovered while you all were discussing it. I am so pleased that you felt I treated Snape with the kind of respect he definitely deserves.

    I’m still absolutely stunned and tremendously grateful to have had my story as part of your roundtable! :)