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


Bonus Episode - Blessing Minerva McGonagall

We're bringing back some of our Women of Harry Potter blessings as bonus episodes sprinkled into your feed. Enjoy this 2019 blessing of Minerva McGonagall (with special guest Margaret H. Willison!) with an intro from 2021 Vanessa!--It’s two sick...


 December 21, 2021  28m

A Christmas Poem from Casper: Good Bones by Maggie Smith (Warning! Features a swear word!)

Every Christmas, Casper likes to read us a poem. This year it's 'Good Bones' by Maggie Smith.We'll be back with our regularly scheduled episodes on January 6th. Happy Holidays!


 December 25, 2021  1m

Humility: Cornelius Fudge (Book 2, Chapter 14)

Vanessa and special guest Jackson Bird (!!) explore the theme of Humility in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the line between humility and humiliation, Hermione's petrification, and Hagrid's...


 January 6, 2022  52m

Charm: Aragog (Book 2, Chapter 15)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Charm in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Matt's charming children, Ernie Macmillan's earnest apology, and the children's total inability to charm Ar...


 January 13, 2022  38m

Yearning: The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2, Chapter 16)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Yearning in Chapter Sixteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Moaning Myrtle's big reveal, Lockhart's (lack of) responsibility in crisis, and Hermione's scrunched up ...


 January 20, 2022  42m

Compassion: The Heir of Slytherin (Book 2, Chapter 17)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Compassion in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss Harry’s introduction to the real Tom Riddle, Fawkes’s heroic entry, and the perils of journaling. Throughout the ep...


 January 27, 2022  44m

Love: Dobby’s Reward (Book 2, Chapter 18)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Love in Chapter Eighteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This week they discuss the Weasley family's reunion, the pattern of Dumbledore's poor hiring decisions, and Dobby as free elf...


 February 3, 2022  50m

Wrap-Up: The Chamber of Secrets

Vanessa and Matt wrap up their their discussion of The Chamber of Secrets with a look back on the entire book! They discuss Harry's sense of belonging at Hogwarts, Dumbledore's flaws, and Hagrid's growing family of pets/friends.

We're taking a quick break, but will be back in two weeks to discuss Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!


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 February 10, 2022  44m