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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 24 minutes


HPST Re-Run – Friendship: Halloween (Book 1, Chapter 10)

The whole Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Team is busy this week running our summer camp, so we thought: what a perfect time for a throw-back episode!This episode holds a special place in our hearts because it's the first time Casper and Vanes...


 July 30, 2020  32m

Arrogance: The Muggle-Born Registration Commission (Book 7, Chapter 13)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Arrogance in chapter thirteen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss how Umbridge has changed since we last saw her, Harry’s rash decision to try and free some Muggle-Borns, and why Hermion...


 August 7, 2020  40m

Belonging: The Thief (Book 7, Chapter 14)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Belonging in chapter fourteen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss the shifting dynamics of the trio as they find themselves far from home, find compassion for Ron as he navigates feeli...


 August 13, 2020  45m

Owl Post Edition: Homelessness with Lauren Sandler

This week, Casper and Vanessa are joined by journalist Lauren Sandler to discuss her book This is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home, and what it teaches us about homelessness in America. Together, they explore how Harry, Ron, and Hermione are f...


 August 20, 2020  45m

An Update from Not Sorry Productions

Vanessa offers an update on plans for Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and Not Sorry Productions in general.


 August 24, 2020  6m

Ownership: The Goblin’s Revenge (Book 7, Chapter 15)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Ownership in chapter fifteen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Muggle/Goblin relations, the Sword of Gryffindor, and of course, the big fight between Harry and Ron. Throughout the epis...


 August 27, 2020  43m

Introducing: Witch, Please [Explicit!]

In honor of Hogwarts day, September 1st, we present to you the first day of class you’ve always dreamed of from your two favorite lady scholars: Witch, Please | Ep. 1, The Chosen One. We at Not Sorry Productions are so proud to be working w...


 September 1, 2020  1h2m

Peace: Godric’s Hollow (Book 7, Chapter 16)

CW: Because of the plot of this chapter, Vanessa and Casper spend a lot of time talking about grief, death, and trauma. The chapter includes some suicidal ideation and Casper and Vanessa very briefly touch on that as well. Vanessa and Caspe...


 September 3, 2020  41m

Faith: Bathilda’s Secret (Book 7, Chapter 17)

Casper and Matt Potts explore the theme of Faith in chapter seventeen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss singing as a sacred practice, the locket as a metaphor for trauma, and the sign in front of Potter Cottage. Throughout t...


 September 10, 2020  47m

Youth: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore (Book 7, Chapter 18)

Casper and Vanessa explore the theme of Youth in chapter eighteen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Dumbledore’s relationship with Grindelwald, Rita Skeeter’s offensive nicknames for people, and the parallels to the Holocaus...


 September 17, 2020  43m