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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 22 hours 38 minutes

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Friendship: The Burrow (Book 2, Chapter 3)


Vanessa is joined by dear friend and special guest Jolie Doggett as they explore the theme of Friendship in Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This week they discuss Mr. Weasley's obsession with muggles, the ethics of de-gno...


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 2021-10-07  45m
 
 

Health: Dobby's Warning (Book 2, Chapter 2)


Vanessa and Matt are joined by special guest John Green as they explore the theme of Health in Chapter Two of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This week we discuss the connection between individual and social health, the efficacy of Dobby'...


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 2021-09-30  48m
 
 

Bravery: The Worst Birthday (Book 2, Chapter 1)


Welcome back! In our first episode of Season 2, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Bravery in Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This week we discuss the difference between bravery and bravado, Vernon's drill salesmanship, ...


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 2021-09-23  40m
 
 

Owl Post Edition: Grief with Chris Stedman


This week, Vanessa is joined by fellow podcaster and author of IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives, Chris Stedman, to discuss grief, fandom, and how online communities can help us process significant events in our lives. ...


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 2021-09-21  37m
 
 

Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Vanessa and Matt wrap up their first season together with a look back on all of Book 1! They discuss Harry's arc, Neville's role as a perpetual outsider, and the way that fantasy as a genre works with the progressively more vivid violence in ...


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 2021-09-02  41m
 
 

Love: The Man With Two Faces (Book 1, Chapter 17)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Love in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss the relationship between love and power, whether or not Quirrell can be classified as a victim, and the Power of Ritual ...


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 2021-08-26  39m
 
 

Freedom: Through The Trapdoor (Book 1, Chapter 16)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Freedom in Chapter Sixteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss the obstacle course approach to security at Hogwarts, the children's successful journey to the stone, and McGonaga...


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 2021-08-19  45m
 
 

Potterless: Popular Harry Potter Fan Theories


Vanessa had a blast on the Potterless podcast with Mike Schubert recently, discussing various Harry Potter fan theories! Together they unpack Disney villain prequels, Beowulf, the terrible Dursleys, Dumbledore’s affair, The Bottlecap Game, Pet Watch ...


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 2021-08-17  47m
 
 

Punishment: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Punishment in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Filch, McGonagall, and Hagrid's vastly different approaches to punishment, Harry's scary jaunt in the wood...


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 2021-08-12  45m
 
 

Obligation: Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback (Book 1, Chapter 14)


Vanessa and Matt are joined by special guest Jackson Bird as they explore the theme of Obligation in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss the children's sense of obligation towards Hagrid, Charlie...


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 2021-08-05  46m