Snapecast

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Podcast
Title: Snapecast
Created by: chaeche
Date(s): 2006-present
Focus: Severus Snape
Fandom: Harry Potter
External Links: snapecast.com
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Snapecast is a podcast about the Harry Potter character Severus Snape, and it is the only podcast that is guaranteed all Snape, all the time. It was created by chaeche and a host of other talented Snape fans including pennswoods, msavi, lampblack, gina_r_snape, perosha, and shark_girl.

The first episode was released on June 1, 2006, and the show ran monthly for about 2 years until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Every month the cast grappled with deep and probing issues such as Snape's loyalty, Snape's pain, Snape's snark, and of course, Snape's fabulous fashion sense.

The Owlpost segment would not be possible without Snarky the Owl, who delivers mail for the Snapecasters and serves as their link to the magical world. He is a sassy little bird, but he's cheap. The Snapecasters pay him in pretzels and peanut butter.

On January 9, 2008 (Snape's birthday), the Snapecast staff released the final regular episode of the show. Subsequently special episodes have been recorded coinciding with major developments in the fandom, conventions, or other Snapely events.

On July 9, 2008 Snapecast hosted the first all Snape convention: Snapefest in Dallas, Texas. Activities included various Snape-centric panels, a fashion show, potions class, and a candlelight vigil for the professor.

As of September 15, 2011, 42 podcasts have been release, averaging 1-2 hr each.

Sample SnapeCasts

Episode 1

Date: Broadcast June 1, 2006

Time: 1h 41m

This is Snapecast

  • Voice: Chris

Introduction – (1:00) Hosts: Rachael, Becca, Shannon

  • -Why a Snapecast?
  • -What’s in our show?
  • -Fandom News: The casting of Young Severus.

The Top 10 – Part I – (13:33)

  • Announcer: Rose
  • -Muggle Things Snape Doesn’t Have

Segment Preview Interviews – (15:11)

  • Announcer: Gina

Snarky Chapters – (16:09)

  • Panel: Rachael, Becca, Rose, Shannon
  • The Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 8: The Potions Master

Ad The Voice of Reason – (48:08)

  • Announcer: Jon
  • -If you think Snape is really on Voldemort’s side, then drop us a line.

Segment Preview Detention Intervention – (49:26)

  • Announcer: Rose

This Slytherin Life – (50:07)

  • Announcer: Jon
  • Essayist: Shannon
  • -Still holding out for Snape.

Monthly Contest Announcement – (55:29)

  • Announcer: Wendy
  • -Got any Snape-fic or art?

Snape & Roundtable – (56:23)

  • Panel: Becca, Rose, Gina, Jon
  • Topic: Snape & Alan Rickman

Segment Preview Love Potion 9 3/4 – (1:19:50)

  • Phone Sex Operator: Gina

The Top 10 Part II – (1:21:07)

  • Announcer: Rose
  • -Reasons We Need a Snapecast

Owlpost – (1:22:31)

  • Hosts: Shannon, Rachael, Becca
  • Voices: Chris, Suman
  • -Howlers and voicemail from the wizarding world
  • -Help us name our owl

Closing – (1:32:39)

  • Hosts: Rachael, Becca, Shannon
  • -Snape Medley – (1:33:56)
  • Voices: Becca, Chris, Gina, Jon, Laura, Rachael, Rose, Shannon, Suman, Wendy

Episode 42

Date: September 15, 2011

Time: 1:43m

Always… The Long Awaited Deathly Hallows (Part II) Episode

Content for this episode:

This is Snapecast – (0:00)

  • Voice: Chris
  • - Soundbyte: Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Host Opening – (0:57)

  • Hosts: Rachael, Rose, Gina
  • - In which the hosts attempt to explore the answers to life, the universe and everything
  • - Crying into a flask over the conventions we couldn’t attend this summer
  • - A little geeky discourse on Pottermore
  • - Soliciting feedback on what you’d like to see in Snapemore

The Snape Report – (11:36)

Deathly Hallows, Part II Roundtable of Doom – (13:40)

  • Panel: Rachael, Gina, Rose, Becca, Shannon

This Slytherin Life – (51:18)

  • Essayist: Barbara W.
  • - A Eulogy for the Bravest Man

This Slytherin Life – (51:18)

  • Essayist: Barbara
  • - Eulogy for the Bravest Man

Fan Interview – (57:18)

Owlpost – (1:11:21)

  • Panel: Shannon, Becca, Rachael
  • - Thanks to listener comments, our video episode is now available on YouTube. Download Part I and Part II here.
  • - More debate over Snape’s rather stylish forced billow/swoop.
  • - In we sort of get side-tracked by an excellent piece of owlpost and begin discussing the movie all over again.

Closing – (1:39:33)

  • Hosts: Rachael, Gina, Rose
  • -In which we explain why the final film is NOT the end of fandom (and Rose uses a particularly apt weed metaphor).
  • -We’re still working on the details for Snapefest, but stay tuned for an announcement on Halloween.
  • -Snape-ing, Always…

Stupefy You – (1:43:10)


Contact

Transcripts

  • -Transcripts of this episode will be available at snapecast.com.
  • Music
    Opening
    - Lara St John, Bach Violin Concertos: 01-BWV 1041 : I. Allegro
    Snape Report
    – music by Allan Horn, “Newscast”
    DH2 Roundtable
    – Alexander Desplat, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: 02-Snape to Malfoy Manor
    This Slytherin Life
    - Nicholas Hooper, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 17 – Farewell Aragog
    - Patrick Doyle, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 19 – Death of Cedric
    - Nicholas Hooper, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 02 – In Noctem
    Fan Interview
    – Janine Johnson, Chopin Recital: 12-Valse Brilliante Op.18 in Eb major
    Owlpost
    - Shira Kammen, Music of Waters: 03-Unconformity
    Filk
    - Philo’s Folly, “Stupefy You”