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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 | Author: Adam

Hey listeners! A bunch of T-Shirts were printed today! Unfortunately, due to the company’s rush, the bracket on the right side of the slogan is missing! We’re a little upset, but all is forgiven. Other than that, we hope you like them! Congrats to winners of the New Year’s challenge. And make sure to stay tuned during June-August as there will be more contests and more chances to win one of these awesome PPP T-shirts! :)
Here are a few pictures:


2-Day Warning!

Friday, January 06th, 2012 | Author: Adam

Hey listeners!

Only 2 days left until the New Year’s Challenge is closed! We’re encouraging everyone to participate! Send in your guess to potterpensieve@gmail.com, or use the Contact Page! You could win a guest-position on the Potter Pensieve Podcast, and a brand new Potter Pensieve T-shirt! The Challenge closes at Midnight Pacific Standard Time on January 7th, 2011! So HURRY HURRY HURRY!



Year In Review: The Foundations of a Podcast

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 | Author: Adam

The end of 2010 is almost here, and I am jolted to the reality that the podcast has lasted for an entire year! This year has been filled with so many great memories, so many uphills and downhills, so many twists and turns. I, and the podcast, have evolved tremendously over the past 12 months. This is something that I would have never dreamed would happen when I was still in the early podcasting days. So many changes have happened that I feel it is only appropriate to reflect back on it, and write the first of a series of blog posts about my adventure through the first year of this podcast. And what a perfect time this is! Exactly one year ago, at around this time of day, The Potter Pensieve Podcast was first thought of:

“Hey Heather! Can I ask you a question?” I say tentatively as I sit in font of my television. I’d been talking with Heather through the Skype application on my iPod. We were watching Half Blood Prince, and making humorous, less than productive comments on the film.

“Sure. What?,” she states.

“Well…you might think this is a bad idea…so before I say anything, I won’t be upset if you’re against this suggestion.”

“Uhh, ok. I’m prepared, trust me!”

“Well, I’ve tried to do a couple podcasts in high school. And I find I really like it. What would you say to starting our own podcast? On Harry Potter?”

“Yeah. That sounds fun.”

“Really? You think it’s a good idea?”

“Yeah. I do! We could start recording on January 1st. Make it a New Years project!”

“Awesome! That sounds great!”

I have been trying to think of a symbol, or object, that would indicate the growth, time, events, and people surrounding the podcast. And the only thing that comes to mind is the iTunes logo. In the past 12 months, it has undergone 4 distinct changes. That’s 4 distinct parts of time that I will use to go over the year in review! (over the next few days. With Part 1 being today).

I’ll start off the review by saying that in no way do I like this logo any longer! ^^.

Anyways, during the time we had this logo, the podcast was still in the early stages. Evidently. Soon after Heather and I had discussed our plans to create a show, we began to discuss what the title would be. It didn’t take long to think up the word “Pensieve”. As in, “remembering” the series once more. After that, I created this logo, started an account with Podomatic, submitted the podcast account to iTunes, added Pensieve to all of the major podcast hosts on the net, created a MyLeaky group (in which no body joined, because there wasn’t any actual episode at the time), and built a very temporary and unstable website! One of which, I will show you a photo right now:

Finally we sat down the afternoon of January 1st, 2010, and we began to record. We hadn’t really processed what kind of project we were getting ourselves into. First of all, I’d like to say, that we had absolutely no idea what we were doing! We had over-prepared in all of our nervousness. We were stuttering like crazy. There were many tense pauses.  The count for my saying “Uhmm” and “Like” was 56 times altogether! And it just didn’t feel natural to us yet. We weren’t used to the procedure of talking to each other as well as talking to however many listeners there were going to be. It is quite strange to talk to somebody that won’t be hearing you for the next couple days. Long story short: after 6 hours of editing out all the “uhmms” and “likes”, pauses, and irrelevant conversation, episode 1 went from 2 hours, to 1 hour 3 minutes! If you’d like to hear a little bit of our original, unedited episode 1, feel free to click the black box below!

Over the next few days, as I continue writing about this year, I will be releasing various bits of “Pensieve Goodies” that I find will be of interest to all of you! Only on this website, (not on iTunes or anywhere else) will you be able to find a variety of different audio-clips, bits of conversation, pictures, and other downloads that have never met with the internet. Ever. I’ll call this A Personal Vault that I have, stored here on my computer ^^.

Until next post, then!