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 34: Special Episode: House Elves with Witch, Please!


For years, we've been grappling with how to appropriately talk about house-elves in the Harry Potter series. As the books progress and we spend more and more time with Dobby, Winky, and the members of S.P.E.W., we've decided to use this week to hand the mic over to our dear friends at Witch, Please for this special deep dive...


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 May 4, 2023  1h10m
 
 

episode 35: Spite: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Spite in Chapter Thirty-One of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Rita Skeeter's motivation, Harry's growing awareness of the full scope of Voldemort's harm, and Harry/Cedric's spiteful politeness...


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 May 11, 2023  41m
 
 

episode 36: Intention: Flesh, Blood, and Bone (Book 4, Chapter 32)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Intention in Chapter Thirty-Two of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Voldemort's Rube Goldberg machine, Cedric's big brother attitude, and Wormtail's new hand. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how strictly should we commit to our original intentions?


Thank you to Teddy for their voicemail! Next time we're reading Chapter Thirty-Three, The Death Eaters, through the theme of Invisibility...


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 May 18, 2023  36m
 
 

episode 37: Invisibility: The Death Eaters (Book 4, Chapter 33)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Invisibility in Chapter Thirty-Three of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the newly visible Dark Marks, Voldemort's still unnamed "faithful servant" at Hogwarts, and the masked Death Eaters...


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 May 25, 2023  41m
 
 

episode 38: Conspiracy: Priori Incantatem (Book 4, Chapter 34)


This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Conspiracy in Chapter Thirty-Four of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the circle of Death Eaters, Harry's refusal to obey Voldemort, and Harry's allies back at Hogwarts...


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 June 1, 2023  42m
 
 

episode 39: Special Edition: Blessing Angelina Johnson and Luna Lovegood (with Black Nerds Create)


The Not Sorry Team is at our summer camp this week, so we're re-leasing a few of our favorite Women of Harry Potter episodes. These episodes feature the wonderful co-founders of Black Nerd Create, Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan.


We'll be back next week with Chapter 35, Veritaserum, through the theme of Wandering, with special guest Colette Potts.


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It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W...


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 June 8, 2023  47m
 
 

episode 40: Wandering: Veritaserum (Book 4, Chapter 35)


This week, Vanessa is joined by the lovely Colette Potts (!!), to explore the theme of Wandering in Chapter Thirty-Five of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Voldemort's journey back to embodiment, Dumbledore's big reveal to Harry, and Barty Crouch Jr.'s meandering series of tasks...


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 June 15, 2023  43m
 
 

episode 41: Teamwork: The Parting of the Ways (Book 4, Chapter 36)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Teamwork in Chapter Thirty-Six of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Snape as a collaborator, Fudge's use of the Dementors, and the distinction between teamwork and allyship. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what are the components of a cohesive team? 


Thank you to Batul for their voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 37, The Beginning, through the theme of Love...


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 June 22, 2023  48m
 
 

episode 42: Love: The Beginning (Book 4, Chapter 37)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Love in Chapter Thirty-Seven of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Harry's meeting with the Diggorys, his investment into the Weasley twins, and Dumbledore's instrumentalisation of Cedric's memory. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we respectfully pay tribute to the people we love? 


Thank you to Sophie for their voicemail! Next week we're doing our Book 4 Wrap-Up episode...


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 June 29, 2023  47m
 
 

episode 43: Wrap-Up: The Goblet of Fire


Vanessa and Matt wrap up their their discussion of The Goblet of Fire with a look back on the entire book! They discuss the failures of the administration at Hogwarts, Harry's relationship with the adults around him, and Weasley family dynamics. Next week we're bringing you a special episode diving deeper into the theme of Intellectual Humility in The Goblet of Fire!

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It’s two sickles to join S.P.E.W...


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 July 6, 2023  44m