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April 19, 2022

Episode 118 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone

Episode 118 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone

We know about the Philosopher's Stone. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ethan, and Georgia as emerging from the cupboard under the stairs to talk about the 2001 franchise beginner, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (don't s...


We know about the Philosopher's Stone. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ethan, and Georgia as emerging from the cupboard under the stairs to talk about the 2001 franchise beginner, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (don't say Sorcerer's) Stone.  We're being distracted by special effects in the wand shop as we discuss:

  • What Spielberg reportedly wanted to do to the film if he got in the director's chair
  • Who was the first choice of composer over John Williams
  • Georgia lets us know some of the differences between the books and the film (although only when it pertains to plotholes)
  • We talk Dumbledore 1.0 vs. Dumbledore 2.0
  • Ian compares this film franchise to another that you might not think there's a link between only to find out, there just might be
  • We discuss our personal histories with the films
  • Ian discovers he can do a strong impression of one of the characters, just not the one he thought
  • In our first ever "BFE Post Credit Scene" we welcome Reverend Bruce, and his daughter, Bonnie as we turn the clock back to 2001 and discuss some of the issues the evangelical church had with this film in North America and talk about some rather obvious Christian imagery in the franchise
  • Whether or not Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone is the Best Film Ever.

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We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:

  • Rev Bruce
  • Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
  • Lina Oberholzer
  • Ensign Ian Davies
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  • Katie McRae
  • Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
  • Randal Silva
  • The Yeetmeister
  • Nate The Great

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Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter 5:40 - Reflections & Corrections 9:05 - Shoutouts 13:45 - Deep Dive 2:30:00 - Endgame 3:12:50 - BFE Post-Credit Scene with Reverend Bruce & his daughter, Bonnie