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 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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 327 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 22 hours 38 minutes

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Special Edition: New Series, New Host, New Us


We made it all the way back to Book 1 and there are some changes happening around Harry Potter and the Sacred Text! Namely, we have a brand new co-host: The brilliant and wise Matt Potts.  This week, Vanessa and Matt get together to talk abo...


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 2021-04-22  31m
 
 

Frustration: The Boy Who Lived (Book 1, Chapter 1)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of frustration in the very first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss how the Dursley's are raising Dudley, why Vernon is so offended by seeing men in robes, and whether it...


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 2021-04-29  49m
 
 

Hope: The Vanishing Glass (Book 1, Chapter 2)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of hope in chapter two Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Harry's scar, descriptions of Dudley's body, and the 'foreignness' of the escaped boa constrictor. Throughout...


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 2021-05-06  52m
 
 

Obedience: The Letters from No One (Book 1, Chapter 3)


This week we're lucky to be joined by Jolie Doggett as we explore the theme of obedience in chapter three Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Vernon's toxic masculinity, Dumbledore's manipulation, and whether...


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 2021-05-13  44m
 
 

Celebration: The Keeper of the Keys (Book 1, Chapter 4)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of celebration in chapter four Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Harry’s birthday feast, the relentlessness of the Hogwarts letters, and the way that Hagrid intimidates the Dursleys. Thr...


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 2021-05-20  40m
 
 

Owl Post Edition: Wizard Supremacy with Naomi Westwater


This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by Naomi Westwater to discuss how we see Wizard Supremacy operating in the text and how it helps us understand supremacy in our lives. Thanks to for their beautiful voicemail contributions. Next week we...


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 2021-05-27  43m
 
 

Awe: Diagon Alley (Book 1, Chapter 5)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of awe in chapter five Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Harry’s fame, Draco’s relationship with his wand, and the joys and overwhelm of travel. Throughout the episode we consider the qu...


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 2021-06-03  36m
 
 

Fear: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters (Book 1, Chapter 6)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of fear in chapter six Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss how the Dursleys change (and don't change) towards Harry, Ron's role in his family, and how truly wonderful Molly is to...


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 2021-06-10  39m
 
 

Revenge: The Sorting Hat (Book 1, Chapter 7)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of revenge in chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Dumbledore's whimsy as a tool of hospitality, whether Peeves should be punished, and the context of Nearly Headless ...


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 2021-06-17  40m
 
 

Belonging: The Potions Master (Book 1, Chapter 8)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of belonging in chapter eight Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we examine Hagrid’s hut as a welcoming space, discuss how Snape’s cruelty confirms Harry as special, and have our first conversation ...


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 2021-06-24  45m
 
 
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