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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 21 hours 40 minutes

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Home: The Leaky Cauldron (Book 3, Chapter 4)


Matt and special guest Jolie Doggett (!!!) explore the theme of Home in Chapter Four of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss Harry's newfound freedoms, the abundance of good meals in the chapter, and Crookshanks' new home. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what contributes to our sense of home?


Thank you to Rhi for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 5, The Dementor, through the theme of Redemption...


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 2022-03-17  50m
 
 

Effort: The Knight Bus (Book 3, Chapter 3)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Effort in Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss the myth of effort as an unlimited resource, the Ministry's search for Sirius Black, and Stan's introduction to "Neville Longbottom"...


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 2022-03-10  44m
 
 

Ignorance: Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake (Book 3, Chapter 2)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Ignorance in Chapter Two of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss news coverage of Sirius Black, the ignorance of muggles, and, of course, Aunt Marge's Big Mistake. Throughout the episode we consider the question: at what point does ignorance become willful?


Thank you to Millie for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 3, The Knight Bus, through the theme of Effort...


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 2022-03-03  44m
 
 

Inclusion: Owl Post (Book 3, Chapter 1)


Welcome back for Season 3! This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Inclusion in Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! They discuss Harry’s special birthday celebration, Ron's fearless use of muggle technology, and the Weasleys' cute family vacation...


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 2022-02-24  47m
 
 

Wrap-Up: The Chamber of Secrets


Vanessa and Matt wrap up their their discussion of The Chamber of Secrets with a look back on the entire book! They discuss Harry's sense of belonging at Hogwarts, Dumbledore's flaws, and Hagrid's growing family of pets/friends.


We're taking a quick break, but will be back in two weeks to discuss Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

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It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W...


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 2022-02-10  44m
 
 

Love: Dobby’s Reward (Book 2, Chapter 18)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Love in Chapter Eighteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the Weasley family's reunion, the pattern of Dumbledore's poor hiring decisions, and Dobby as free elf...


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 2022-02-03  50m
 
 

Compassion: The Heir of Slytherin (Book 2, Chapter 17)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Compassion in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Harry’s introduction to the real Tom Riddle, Fawkes’s heroic entry, and the perils of journaling. Throughout the ep...


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 2022-01-27  44m
 
 

Yearning: The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2, Chapter 16)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Yearning in Chapter Sixteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Moaning Myrtle's big reveal, Lockhart's (lack of) responsibility in crisis, and Hermione's scrunched up ...


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 2022-01-20  42m
 
 

Charm: Aragog (Book 2, Chapter 15)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Charm in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Matt's charming children, Ernie Macmillan's earnest apology, and the children's total inability to charm Ar...


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 2022-01-13  38m
 
 

Humility: Cornelius Fudge (Book 2, Chapter 14)


Vanessa and special guest Jackson Bird (!!) explore the theme of Humility in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the line between humility and humiliation, Hermione's petrification, and Hagrid's...


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 2022-01-06  52m