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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 22 hours 31 minutes

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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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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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It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W...


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 2022-03-24  44m
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 
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