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 Casper ter Kuile 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 226 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Introducing: Twilight in Quarantine


Happy Friday everyone! We have a new project to keep you company while sheltering in place: Twilight in Quarantine. Is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer the best book of all time? No it’s not. Is it the kind of cotton candy escapism joy we need during thes...


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Owl Post Edition: How to Pray with Stephanie Paulsell


Are ‘thoughts and prayers’ worth anything? This week, Casper is joined by our mentor Stephanie Paulsell to talk about the practice of prayer. Stephanie introduces us to ideas of prayer from theologians such as Evagrius Ponticus, Augustine of Hippo, Sim...


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   40m
 
 

Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Vanessa and Casper look back at all of Season 6, and pull out a few key insights from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. They explore the deep similarities between this book and Book 2 of the series: comparing Slughorn to Lockhart, Snape's po...


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   41m
 
 

Love: The White Tomb (Book 6, Chapter 30)


Vanessa Casper explore the theme of Love in the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we praise Hagrid for his patient accompaniment throughout the series, defend Ginny and Harry's break-up, and examine the way that fun...


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   38m
 
 

Coronavirus: Stay In and Reach Out


Friends, these are scary times and things have been feeling rather uncertain for us at Not Sorry Productions! So much of our revenue is based on travel for pilgrimages and live shows, and we’ve already had to postpone one pilgrimage and cancel two live...


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Power: The Phoenix Lament (Book 6, Chapter 29)


Vanessa Casper explore the theme of Power in chapter twenty-nine (the penultimate chapter!) of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Ginny’s strength, McGonagall’s leadership style and Fawkes’ song. Throughout the episode we cons...


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   39m
 
 

Perfection: Flight of the Prince (Book 6, Chapter 28)


Vanessa and friend of the podcast Matt Potts explore the theme of Perfection in chapter twenty-eight of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss how Harry gently shepherds Hagrid into grief, why Hagrid still has to use an umbrella a...


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 2020-03-05  34m
 
 

Earnestness: The Lightning-Struck Tower (Book 6, Chapter 27)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Earnestness in the much-dreaded chapter twenty-seven of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we celebrate Dumbledore's humanity, sympathize with Draco's impossible situation, and discuss wh...


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 2020-02-27  34m
 
 

Persistence: The Cave (Book 6, Chapter 26)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Persistence in chapter twenty-six of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Voldemort's fatal flaws, Harry's great strengths, and the imminent loss of Dumbledore will all its impli...


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 2020-02-20  40m
 
 

Indignation: The Seer Overheard (Book 6, Chapter 25)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Indignation in chapter twenty-five of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Trelawney's defensiveness, Dumbledore's injured hand, and the sometimes cyclical nature...


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 2020-02-13  33m