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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

http://harrypottersacredtext.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 38m. Bisher sind 419 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 days 13 hours 30 minutes

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episode 39: Special Edition: Blessing Angelina Johnson and Luna Lovegood (with Black Nerds Create)


The Not Sorry Team is at our summer camp this week, so we're re-leasing a few of our favorite Women of Harry Potter episodes. These episodes feature the wonderful co-founders of Black Nerd Create, Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan.


We'll be back next week with Chapter 35, Veritaserum, through the theme of Wandering, with special guest Colette Potts.


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It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W...


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episode 38: Conspiracy: Priori Incantatem (Book 4, Chapter 34)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Conspiracy in Chapter Thirty-Four of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the circle of Death Eaters, Harry's refusal to obey Voldemort, and Harry's allies back at Hogwarts...


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episode 37: Invisibility: The Death Eaters (Book 4, Chapter 33)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Invisibility in Chapter Thirty-Three of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the newly visible Dark Marks, Voldemort's still unnamed "faithful servant" at Hogwarts, and the masked Death Eaters...


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episode 36: Intention: Flesh, Blood, and Bone (Book 4, Chapter 32)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Intention in Chapter Thirty-Two of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Voldemort's Rube Goldberg machine, Cedric's big brother attitude, and Wormtail's new hand. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how strictly should we commit to our original intentions?


Thank you to Teddy for their voicemail! Next time we're reading Chapter Thirty-Three, The Death Eaters, through the theme of Invisibility...


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episode 35: Spite: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Spite in Chapter Thirty-One of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Rita Skeeter's motivation, Harry's growing awareness of the full scope of Voldemort's harm, and Harry/Cedric's spiteful politeness...


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Special Edition: Reimagining Summer Camp with Witch, Please!


Today, Vanessa is joined for a small bonus conversation by Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman! Marcelle and Hannah are the cohosts of the podcast Witch, Please and will be leading several workshops for our upcoming summer camp: Calling All Magnificent People. Together, they apply a critical lens to traditional camp structures, and explore how we hope to create a more inclusive and welcoming space at our own camp...


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episode 34: Special Episode: House Elves with Witch, Please!


For years, we've been grappling with how to appropriately talk about house-elves in the Harry Potter series. As the books progress and we spend more and more time with Dobby, Winky, and the members of S.P.E.W., we've decided to use this week to hand the mic over to our dear friends at Witch, Please for this special deep dive...


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 2023-05-04  1h10m
 
 

episode 33: Comfort: The Pensieve (Book 4, Chapter 30)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Comfort in Chapter Thirty of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Harry's journey into the depths of Dumbledore's memories, Barty Crouch Sr.'s role in sentencing his own son, and the pensieve as a form of journaling...


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 2023-04-27  44m
 
 

episode 32: Silence: The Dream (Book 4, Chapter 29)


This week, Matt and Vanessa continue exploring the theme of Silence in Chapter Twenty-Nine of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Ron's aversion to any mention of Voldemort, Fred & George's business venture, and Dumbledore's office decor...


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 2023-04-20  42m
 
 

Special Edition: Reality Television and ‘The One’ (with Julia Argy)


Julia Argy, our incredible pilgrimage director has her first book out today! It's called The One, and it's about a woman who joins a reality television show to find love.


Publishers Weekly says it best: “[A] smart debut…Argy takes on voyeurism, feminism, and gender norms, as Emily wonders if she really ought to put all her energy into finding love, which is what she was conditioned to do all her life…. [A] winning portrait of a young woman trying to come into her own...


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 2023-04-18  19m