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 chapter by chapter as they 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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 336 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 3 hours 35 minutes

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Charm: Aragog (Book 2, Chapter 15)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Charm in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Matt's charming children, Ernie Macmillan's earnest apology, and the children's total inability to charm Ar...


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Humility: Cornelius Fudge (Book 2, Chapter 14)


Vanessa and special guest Jackson Bird (!!) explore the theme of Humility in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the line between humility and humiliation, Hermione's petrification, and Hagrid's...


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   52m
 
 

A Christmas Poem from Casper: Good Bones by Maggie Smith (Warning! Features a swear word!)


Every Christmas, Casper likes to read us a poem. This year it's 'Good Bones' by Maggie Smith. We'll be back with our regularly scheduled episodes on January 6th. Happy Holidays!


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Bonus Episode - Blessing Minerva McGonagall


We're bringing back some of our Women of Harry Potter blessings as bonus episodes sprinkled into your feed. Enjoy this 2019 blessing of Minerva McGonagall (with special guest Margaret H. Willison!) with an intro from 2021 Vanessa! -- It’s two sick...


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   28m
 
 

Community: The Very Secret Diary (Book 2, Chapter 13)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Community in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the wonderful HPST community, Lockhart's vision for Valentines Day, and Harry's introduction to Tom Riddle....


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 2021-12-16  49m
 
 

Guilt: The Polyjuice Potion (Book 2, Chapter 12)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Guilt in Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the intentions of the Sorting Hat, how having a sense of purpose can relieve us of feeling guilty, and Draco's passion...


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 2021-12-09  47m
 
 

Bonus Episode - Blessing Hannah Abbott


We're bringing back some of our Women of Harry Potter blessings as bonus episodes sprinkled into your feed. Enjoy this 2019 blessing of Hannah Abbott with an intro from 2021 Vanessa! -- It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to jo...


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 2021-12-08  21m
 
 

Shame: The Dueling Club (Book 2, Chapter 11)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Shame in Chapter Eleven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, with special guest Casper ter Kuile! This week they discuss the highs and lows of sleep-away camp, Crabbe's potion-making skills, and Harry...


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 2021-12-02  44m
 
 

Patreon Bonus - Matt & Vanessa's Every Flavored Bean!


We hope you enjoy this sneak peak into our Patreon content! Each week patrons receive bloopers, a bonus discussion, and more. In this episode, Matt and Vanessa discuss ideas for their own Lockhart style memoirs. -- It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W., an...


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 2021-12-01  12m
 
 

Dignity: The Rogue Bludger (Book 2, Chapter 10)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Dignity in Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This week they discuss Lockhart's dignity, or lack thereof, athletes practicing ballet, and Dobby's big reveal. Throughout the episode we...


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 2021-11-25  47m