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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 371 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 9 days 3 hours 26 minutes

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episode 22: Love: Owl Post Again (Book 3, Chapter 22)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Love in Chapter Twenty-Two of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Madam Pomfrey's attentive care, Harry's choice to save Peter Pettigrew's life, and Hagrid's faith in Buckbeak. Throughout the episode we consider the distinction between love as a responsibility vs. love as a feeling...


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Revisionist History: I Was A Stranger And You Welcomed Me


We're excited to share this special preview of Revisionist History with you today! In this episode Malcolm Gladwell tells the story of how his parents and their friends sponsored three Vietnamese refugees, in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. And wonders: do we underestimate the value of ordinary acts of kindness?


You can hear the full episode, and more from Revisionist History, wherever you get your podcasts.









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Anticipation: Hermione's Secret (Book 3, Chapter 21)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Anticipation in Chapter Twenty-One of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Sirius waiting to face the dementors, Dumbledore's vague hint of a plan, and, of course, Hermione's big secret! Throughout the episode we consider the question: how can we form a healthy relationship with anticipation?


Thank you to Ann for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 22, Owl Post Again, through the theme of Love...


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Confidence: The Dementor's Kiss (Book 3, Chapter 20)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Confidence in Chapter Twenty of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Sirius offering Harry a new home, Harry's emergency Patronus, and Peter's escape. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when is confidence appropriate, and what are the limits of it?


Thank you to Nicoletta for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 21, Hermione's Secret, through the theme of Anticipation...


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Virtue: The Servant of Lord Voldemort (Book 3, Chapter 19)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Virtue in Chapter Nineteen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Snape delivering wolfsbane to his nemesis, Peter's consistent alliance with power, and Harry summoning some of his father's virtue...


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Friendship: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs (Book 3, Chapter 18)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Friendship in Chapter Eighteen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Peter as a failed friend, Sirius & Lupin's renewed friendship, and some perspective from Aristotle. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what does it mean to be a good friend?


Thank you to Bianca for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 19, The Servant of Lord Voldemort, through the theme of Virtue...


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 2022-07-07  51m
 
 

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...


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 2022-06-30  50m
 
 

Bonus! Patreon Blessing of a Woman


Today, as part of our June 2022 Patreon push, we're previewing some of our bonus content with this month's blessing of a woman.


If you enjoyed this segment and want to hear more, please check out our patreon here to learn more!


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 2022-06-28  3m
 
 

Partnership: Cat, Rat, and Dog (Book 3, Chapter 17)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Partnership in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss the difference between partnership and friendship, the trio's unwavering dedication to one another, and Crookshanks' role as intermediary...


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 2022-06-23  47m
 
 

Bonus! Every Flavor Bean Patreon Conversation with Jackson Bird


Today, as part of our June 2022 Patreon push, we're previewing some of our bonus content with this special conversation we had a while back with guest host Jackson Bird.


If you enjoyed this segment and want to hear more, please check out our patreon here to learn more!



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 2022-06-22  10m