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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A Christmas Poem from Matt: The Magi, by William Butler Yeats


Every Christmas, we like to share a favorite poem. This year it's 'The Magi' by William Butler Yeats.


We'll be back with our regularly scheduled episodes on January 5th. Happy Holidays!


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 December 25, 2023  1m
 
 

episode 1: Dreaming: Dudley Demented (Book 5, Chapter 1)


Welcome back for Season 5! This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Dreaming in Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Harry's literal dream which is overheard by Dudley, Mrs. Figg's big reveal, and the Proto-Germanic roots of dreaming...


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 August 3, 2023  47m
 
 

episode 2: Friendship: A Peck of Owls (Book 5, Chapter 2)


This week, Vanessa and special guest (and friend) Micaela Blei explore the theme of Friendship in Chapter Two of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Arthur's role in Harry's life, Petunia's howler, and the object permanence issues we sometimes face with our friendships...


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 August 10, 2023  49m
 
 

episode 3: Deception: The Advance Guard (Book 5, Chapter 3)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Deception in Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss the Dursley's fake lawn care award, Moody's suspicions, and the Order's chosen method of transportation. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when is a little bit of deception helpful?


Thank you to Emily for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 4, Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place, with Casper through the theme of Apathy...


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 August 17, 2023  41m
 
 

episode 4: Apathy: Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place (Book 5, Chapter 4)


This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Apathy in Chapter Four of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss the physical integrity of Number Twelve Grimmauld Place, all caps Harry, and the Weasley siblings' approach to delicate situations...


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 August 24, 2023  51m
 
 

episode 5: Comparison: The Order of the Phoenix (Book 5, Chapter 5)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Comparison in Chapter Five of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss the Molly's role as a caretaker for Harry, the Weasley twins' burgeoning business adventures, and Sirius's interesting approach to mentoring...


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 August 31, 2023  45m
 
 

episode 6: Special Edition: Celebrating Hagrid!


Every once in a while we like to take a step back from our current chapter, and appreciate some overarching themes and important characters from the series! This week we're celebrating everyone's favorite gentle giant, Rubeus Hagrid...


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 September 7, 2023  27m
 
 

episode 7: Risk: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (Book 5, Chapter 6)


This week, Vanessa and Jackson Bird explore the theme of Risk in Chapter Six of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Sirius's increasing restlessness, the risk associated with a volatile magical home, and Fred and George's private experimentation...


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 September 14, 2023  50m
 
 

episode 8: Visibility: The Ministry of Magic (Book 5, Chapter 7)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Visibility in Chapter Seven of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss the Ministry's location, Molly's caretaking, and what statues say about a society's values! Throughout the episode we consider the question: how should we approach our own visibility in different situations?


Thank you to Grace for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 8, The Hearing, through the theme of Tension...


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 September 21, 2023  41m
 
 

episode 9: Tension: The Hearing (Book 5, Chapter 8)


This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Tension in Chapter Eight of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Harry's hearing, Percy's dedication to his new role, and Dumbledore's chintz chair! Throughout the episode we consider the question: when is tension a useful tool?


Thank you to Madison for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 9, The Woes of Mrs. Weasley, through the theme of Intimacy.

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 September 28, 2023  39m
 
 
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