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 336 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 3 hours 35 minutes

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Meanness: The Midnight Duel (Book 1, Chapter 9)


This week we're joined by THE Casper ter Kuile as we explore the theme of meanness in chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss whether Harry acts too aggressively with Malfoy, whether McGonagall is treating ...


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 2021-07-01  43m
 
 

Praying With Jane Eyre - Interview and Sneak Peek!


Today is the day Vanessa's book is finally out in the world! Matt talks to her about her writing process, inspiration, and more and we share an exclusive sneak peek of the audio book. If you haven't already, you can order the book here!


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 2021-07-06  38m
 
 

Protection: Hallowe'en (Book 1, Chapter 10)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of protection in chapter ten Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss why Hermione lies about the troll, why we like dangerous sports, and how the ‘damsel in distress’ trope plays out in this c...


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 2021-07-08  42m
 
 

Introducing: On Eyre


Big news, for those who haven't heard! Over on Hot and Bothered, we've launching a new series where we're reading through Jane Eyre! Each week, Vanessa and Lauren Sandler will deep dive into a chapter (or two or three) of Jane...


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 2021-07-13  21m
 
 

Likability: Quidditch (Book 1, Chapter 11)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of likability in chapter eleven of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss how easy it would be to hate Harry at Hogwarts, how we feel about Hermione looking over the boy's homework, and ...


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 2021-07-15  40m
 
 

Wisdom: The Mirror of Erised (Book 1, Chapter 12)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Wisdom in Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Fred and George’s intuition about Quirrell, what a happy person might see in the Mirror of Erised, and the Restricted Sec...


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 2021-07-22  42m
 
 

Anger: Nicolas Flamel (Book 1, Chapter 13)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Anger in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Ron's fight with Crabbe and Goyle, Neville's justified rage, and Snape's unconventional refereeing tactic...


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 2021-07-29  41m
 
 

Obligation: Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback (Book 1, Chapter 14)


Vanessa and Matt are joined by special guest Jackson Bird as they explore the theme of Obligation in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss the children's sense of obligation towards Hagrid, Charlie...


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 2021-08-05  46m
 
 

Punishment: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Punishment in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Filch, McGonagall, and Hagrid's vastly different approaches to punishment, Harry's scary jaunt in the wood...


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 2021-08-12  45m
 
 

Freedom: Through The Trapdoor (Book 1, Chapter 16)


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Freedom in Chapter Sixteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss the obstacle course approach to security at Hogwarts, the children's successful journey to the stone, and McGonaga...


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 2021-08-19  45m