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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today, Vanessa is joined for a special bonus conversation by Micaela Blei! Micaela is a talented storyteller, story editor and educator, and also one of our faculty members for our upcoming What Matters class. Together, they discuss the art of storytelling, the sacred relationship between storyteller and audience, and some favorite moments from our last What Matters class. You can learn more about What Matters, and sign up, on our website!
This week we're continuing our collaboration with The Greater Good Science Center, examining the theme of Intellectual Humility as Vanessa and Matt look back at key moments from The Goblet of Fire! They discuss Dumbledore's weak points, new cultures at Hogwarts, and the help each champion received during the tournament tasks. We're taking a quick break, but will be back in two weeks to discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!
We're off this week in-between seasons, but please enjoy as Matt, Vanessa, and Casper share some of their favorite moments and warmest (not quite hot) takes from Book 5. We'll be back next week to discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!
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We're taking this week off between seasons, so we're re-releasing one of our favorite Women of Harry Potter episodes. This episode feature the wonderful Kathy Tu as she blesses one of our favorite characters from Book 5, Cho Chang!
We'll be back next week with Book 5 Chapter 1, Dudley Demented, through the theme of Dreaming.