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 364 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 21 hours 40 minutes

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Wisdom: Snape's Grudge (Book 3, Chapter 14)


Vanessa and Matt are joined by very special guest Casper ter Kuile to explore the theme of Wisdom in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss increased security measures at Hogwarts, a timely piece of sage advice from Hagrid, and the teeny tiny delivery owls...


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 2022-05-26  48m
 
 

Independence: Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw (Book 3, Chapter 13)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Independence in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss sports(!!!), Neville's exile, and the pros and cons of Hermione's current lack of dependence on the boys...


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 2022-05-19  47m
 
 

Inspiration: The Patronus (Book 3, Chapter 12)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Inspiration in Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss the trio's ongoing friendship troubles, the proper inspiration behind a successful patronus, and the healing properties of Lupin's steady supply of chocolate...


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 2022-05-12  49m
 
 

Pride: The Firebolt (Book 3, Chapter 11)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Pride in Chapter Eleven of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Harry's pride in his broom, the etymology of pride vs. how it is understood in the modern day, and the intersection of pride and recklessness inherent in Harry's pursuit of Sirius Black...


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 2022-05-05  47m
 
 

Confusion: The Marauder's Map (Book 3, Chapter 10)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Confusion in Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss the trio's stay at Hogwarts over the holidays, Harry's attachment to the shards of his broomstick, and the disruption that the dementors create on school grounds...


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 2022-04-28  45m
 
 

Rehabilitation: Grim Defeat (Book 3, Chapter 9)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Rehabilitation in Chapter Nine of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Harry's fall from his broomstick, the rehabilitation of Snape's image, and Cedric Diggory's good sportsmanship...


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 2022-04-21  48m
 
 

Respect: Flight of the Fat Lady (Book 3, Chapter 8)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Respect in Chapter Eight of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Lupin's robes, the inkling of respect Peeves shows to Dumbledore, and Hermione's disdain for Trelawney...


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 2022-04-14  46m
 
 

Burnout: The Boggart (Book 3, Chapter 7)


Vanessa and Matt are joined by special guest Jackson Bird this week, as they explore the theme of Burnout in Chapter Seven of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss the etymology of burnout, Snape's villain origin story, and the Boggart as an exercise in teamwork...


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 2022-04-07  50m
 
 

Joy: Talons and Tea Leaves (Book 3, Chapter 6)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Joy in Chapter Six of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Slytherin laughter, the joy of teaching, and McGonagall's take on Trelawney...


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 2022-03-31  47m
 
 

Redemption: The Dementor (Book 3, Chapter 5)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Redemption in Chapter Five of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Scabbers vs. Crookshanks, Percy's love life, and Lupin's redemption arc. Throughout the episode we consider the question: who has the power to redeem us?


Thank you to Hannah for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 6, Talons and Tea Leaves, through the theme of Anxiety.


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 2022-03-24  44m