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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Goals: Quidditch (Book 1, Chapter 11)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of goals in chapter eleven of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Voldemort's questionable judgment in this chapter, whether our intentions are as important as our actions, and...


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 2016-07-30  25m
 
 

White Privilege: The Mirror of Erised (Book 1, Chapter 12)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of white privilege in chapter twelve of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Molly Weasley's continued generosity, explore the topic of invisibility both literally and...


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 2016-08-06  24m
 
 

Hope: Nicolas Flamel (Book 1, Chapter 13)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of hope in chapter thirteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Neville's brawl with the Slytherins, the sacred space of quidditch, and whether a rhetoric of hope can...


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 2016-08-13  25m
 
 

Special Edition: Catching up on the Owl Post


Vanessa recounts how she came to read literature as sacred and, in Casper’s absence, uses voicemails from the audience as her conversation partners this week. Together, they touch on a new theology of horcruxes, the difficulty of transitions, and...


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 2016-08-20  26m
 
 

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


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of rebellion in chapter fourteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Casper's high school antics, Hagrid's lack of self-care, and whether the ends justify the means when Hermione...


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 2016-08-28  23m
 
 

Destiny: Through the Trapdoor (Book 1, Chapter 16)


Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of destiny in chapter sixteen, the penultimate chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss why Neville is excluded from the trio's adventure, where Hermione's strengths and...


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 2016-09-10  24m
 
 

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


**Note: We had some technical difficulties in the studio this week (mainly with Casper’s microphone) so unfortunately the sound of this episode is not up to our usual standard and occasionally distracting. Still, the conversation was fruitful enough...


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 2016-09-17  25m
 
 

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


In the final episode of season one, Vanessa and Casper pull out a few key insights from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They finally get around to talking about Harry himself, revisit the kindness of the Weasley twins, and think about...


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 2016-09-24  22m
 
 

Special Edition: Owl Post and Professor Stephanie Paulsell


In our last episode of season one, we hear from a few more listeners and have a meta-conversation about the podcast itself. Vanessa and Casper also have the opportunity to chat with Professor Stephanie Paulsell, with whom they developed this...


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 2016-10-01  26m
 
 

episode 15: Regret: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)


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


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 2016-09-03  25m