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 20: Intellectual Humility: Throughout the Series


This week we're concluding our collaboration with The Greater Good Science Center, examining the theme of Intellectual Humility as Vanessa and Matt look back at key moments in the entire Harry Potter Series! They discuss the lack of overlap between Wizard and Muggle worlds, the unraveling of the Ministry, and Neville's blossoming self confidence...


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 December 14, 2023  38m
 
 

episode 21: Grace: The Lion and the Serpent (Book 5, Chapter 19)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Grace in Chapter 19 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Harry’s game-saving capture of the snitch, Ron’s first big match, and Hermione’s magical talent. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what are the conditions which allow us to be graceful?


Thank you to Emily for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 20, Hagrid’s Tale, through the theme of heartbreak with Casper...


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 January 4, 2024  45m
 
 

episode 22: Heartbreak: Hagrid’s Tale (Book 5, Chapter 20)


This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Heartbreak in Chapter 20 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Hagrid’s mother, the new Gurg, and the healing powers of dragon meat. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we carry on after a heartbreak?


Thank you to Therisa for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 21, The Eye of the Snake, through the theme of Care with Matt.

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 January 11, 2024  39m
 
 

episode 23: Care: The Eye of the Snake (Book 5, Chapter 21)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Care in Chapter 21 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Hagrid’s return to teaching, Hermione’s attempts to aid Hagrid’s return to teaching, and ~young love~. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what are the many ways we show care to one another?


Thank you to Jamie for this week’s voicemail. If you or someone you know needs crisis intervention, please reach out to the Crisis Text Line...


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 January 18, 2024  46m
 
 

episode 24: Special Edition: Reading as Sacred!


Every once in a while we like to take a step back from our current chapter, and appreciate some overarching themes from the series and our approach to the podcast! This week, Matt and Vanessa are talking about treating books as sacred, some of their favorite authors, and the role reading currently plays in their lives.

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 January 25, 2024  42m
 
 

episode 25: Individuality: St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies (Book 5, Chapter 22)


This week, Vanessa and Mauricio Bruce explore the theme of Individuality in Chapter 22 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Harry’s dream, the Weasley clan, and Dumbledore’s wall of support. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we focus in and out of our own individuality?


Thank you to Jessie for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 23, Christmas on the Closed Ward, through the theme of Vulnerability with Matt...


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 February 1, 2024  37m
 
 

episode 26: Vulnerability: Christmas on the Closed Ward (Book 5, Chapter 23)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Vulnerability in Chapter 23 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss our reintroduction to Gilderoy Lockhart, Neville’s parents, and Mr. Weasley’s experiments in muggle medicine...


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episode 27: Release: Occlumency (Book 5, Chapter 24)


This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Release in Chapter 24 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Sirius’s imprisonment, Harry’s first Occlumency lesson, and Hermione’s assistance. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what does it mean to release something?


Thank you to Ian for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 25, The Beetle at Bay, through the theme of Attention with Hope Rehak...


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episode 28: Attention: The Beetle at Bay (Book 5, Chapter 25)


This week, Vanessa and special guest Hope Rehak explore the theme of Attention in Chapter 25 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Harry and Cho’s date, Umbridge’s surveillance, and Wizarding journalism. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how is attention a loving act?


Thank you to Nat for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 26, Seen and Unforeseen, through the theme of Doubt with Matt Potts...


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episode 29: Doubt: Seen and Unforeseen (Book 5, Chapter 26)


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Doubt in Chapter 26 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss Ron’s game day performance, Trelawney’s firing, and Harry’s ongoing Occlumency lessons. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when is doubt a useful tool, and when does it hold us back?


Thank you to Zeph for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 27, The Centaur and the Sneak, through the theme of discernment with Matt Potts...


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