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 of Harry Potter chapter by chapter as Matt and Vanessa 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.Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is produced by Not Sorry Productions, a feminist organization that produces podcasts, educational content, live shows, and immersive experiences with the explicit goal of addressing the spiritual needs of its participants. Through community, rigor, and ritual, we treat traditionally secular things as if they were sacred. To learn more about what we do, visit https://notsorryworks.com/. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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episode 14: Special Episode: Harry Potter through the theme of Forgiveness!


Last week, our very own Matt Potts published his book Forgiveness: An Alternative Account, in which he explores the complex moral terrain of forgiveness. In honor of the book being out, we're bringing you this special episode of HPST - looking at the theme of Forgiveness in the Harry Potter series! Throughout the episode we use Matt's theory on forgiveness to help us better understand the text, and one another...


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 December 1, 2022  35m
 
 

episode 15: Rage: Mad-Eye Moody (Book 4, Chapter 13)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Rage in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Bobotuber pus, Hagrid's care of magical creatures, and the classic Barty Crouch Jr. / Mad-Eye Moody conundrum. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when does anger spill over into rage? 


Thank you to Emily for their voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter Fourteen, The Unforgivable Curses, through the theme of Intellectual Humility...


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 December 8, 2022  53m
 
 

episode 16: Intellectual Humility: The Unforgivable Curses (Book 4, Chapter 14)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Intellectual Humility in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, with some help from Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren! They discuss Snape's cruelty towards Neville, the logic behind Barty Crouch Jr. / Moody's approach to teaching the unforgivable curses, and the early days of S.P.E.W...


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 December 15, 2022  53m
 
 

episode 17: Creativity: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang (Book 4, Chapter 15)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Creativity in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Harry and Ron's creative predictions in Trelawney's class, Snape's threatening approach to a potions lesson, and Neville's involuntary gymnastics...


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 January 5, 2023  39m
 
 

episode 18: Owl Post Edition: An Interview with Stephanie Paulsell!


This week, Matt is joined by Stephanie Paulsell to discuss Wizarding supremacy in the Harry Potter series and a recent report on the legacy of slavery at Harvard. The two consider how we might use the Harry Potter series to think through injustices that are deeply ingrained into our buildings and gathering places, and what responsibility we have to name and atone for our shared history of violence and oppression...


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 January 12, 2023  33m
 
 

episode 19: Maturity: The Goblet Of Fire (Book 4, Chapter 16)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Maturity in Chapter Sixteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the Goblet of Fire's age restriction, lurking romances at Hogwarts, and poor Poliakoff. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we measure maturity, and how is it limited by ability? 


Thank you to Krissy for their voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter Seventeen, The Four Champions, through the theme of embarrassment...


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 January 19, 2023  47m
 
 

episode 20: Embarrassment: The Four Champions (Book 4, Chapter 17)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Embarrassment in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the growing teen angst in these chapters, Karkarov and Maxime's reaction to unexpected tournament changes, and Ron's intertwining feelings of anger and embarrassment...


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 January 26, 2023  50m
 
 

episode 21: Reluctance: The Weighing of the Wands (Book 4, Chapter 18)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Reluctance in Chapter Eighteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the "Potter Stinks!" badges, Rita Skeeter's journalistic practices, and the home court advantage of Mr. Ollivander examining the wands...


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 February 2, 2023  44m
 
 

episode 22: Annoyance: The Hungarian Horntail (Book 4, Chapter 19)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Annoyance in Chapter Nineteen of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Harry’s misdirected annoyance at Cho, Hermione’s growing frustration in the role of mediator, and Charlie’s touching concern for Harry...


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 February 9, 2023  46m
 
 

episode 23: Intelligence: The First Task (Book 4, Chapter 20)


This week, Matt and special guest Margaret H. Willison (!!) explore the theme of Intelligence in Chapter Twenty of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Hermione's approach to studying, Harry's natural ability on the broom, and Ron's apology, or lack thereof...


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 February 16, 2023  46m