Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

It’s the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Matt Potts as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic of Harry Potter chapter by chapter as Matt and Vanessa explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big questions. Because reading fiction doesn’t just help us escape the world, it helps us live in it.Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is produced by Not Sorry Productions, a feminist organization that produces podcasts, educational content, live shows, and immersive experiences with the explicit goal of addressing the spiritual needs of its participants. Through community, rigor, and ritual, we treat traditionally secular things as if they were sacred. To learn more about what we do, visit https://notsorryworks.com/. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.



Owl Post Edition: An Interview with Imara Jones!

This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by fellow podcaster and award-winning journalist Imara Jones to discuss her work founding Translash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative effort, which produces content to shift the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in the US.

Thanks to Barbara, Adeetee, Dasha, and our anonymous listener for their beautiful voicemail contributions. Next week we're reading Chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, through the theme of Friendship.

Listen to Imara on the Translash podcast here, and the Anti-Trans Hate Machine podcast here.

A list of people, resources, and media Imara mentioned in the episode:

Chase Strangio - Lawyer with the ACLU

The Trevor Project - Accurate information on gender identity

Local orgs in your state working to fight anti-trans bills - for example TENT in Texas

Laverne Cox - actress

Janet Mock - author and creator of Pose

Sarah McBride - Delaware state senator 

The historic Transgender District in San Francisco - the first legally recognized trans district in the world

The Equality Federation  - for tracking anti-trans bills being introduced across the country


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 June 30, 2022  50m