Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

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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 Casper ter Kuile 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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Neglect: Kreacher's Tale (Book 7, Chapter 10)
00:37:15

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Neglect in chapter ten of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Sirius' childhood bedroom, the lack of stories that Harry has about his parents, and Harry's kindness towards Kreacher. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we take time for ourselves without neglecting the things that are important to us?


Thanks to Culver for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter eleven, The Bribe, through the theme of Normalcy.


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Jul 02, 2020
Hagrid and McGonagall Present: HPST Summer Camp
00:02:43

We were lucky enough to get Hagrid and McGonagall in the studio this week! They're bringing you a special little infomercial for our HPST Summer Camp. We've been busy planning away across the past few months and really hope to see you there. Learn more at https://hpstsummer20.sched.com/tickets.

 

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Jul 01, 2020
Relief: A Place to Hide (Book 7, Chapter 9)
00:37:33

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Relief in chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Ron’s moving concern for his family, Harry’s persistant need to self-isolate, and how Hermione’s marginalized identity leads to her great foresight. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Is relief even possible in such a broken and complicated world?


Thanks to Shannon who sent in this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter ten, Kreacher’s Tale, through the theme of Neglect.


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Jun 25, 2020
Happy Power of Ritual Day!
00:52:26

Hi all, Casper here. There are moments in life when you look around and wonder at the marvel of it all. Today my book is published - and it would never have happened without YOU, our dear listeners. Thank you for traveling with us through the books, for exploring new spiritual practices together, and for opening my heart and mind with your wisdom and encouragement. In many ways, I wrote this book for you. May it be a blessing in your life as it has been in mine!


 

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Jun 23, 2020
Independence: The Wedding (Book 7, Chapter 8)
00:47:22

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Independence in chapter eight of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week Vanessa shares a cautionary tale of Crystal Light and we discuss the magic of wizard wedding, Luna’s relationship with her father, and Elphias Doge’s love for Dumbledore. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what do we risk by giving up our independence?


Thanks to Selia who sent in this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter nine, A Place to Hide, through the theme of Relief.


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Jun 18, 2020
Identity: The Will of Albus Dumbledore (Book 7, Chapter 7)
00:48:40

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Identity in chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss the many gifts in this chapter: Harry’s birthday gifts, what Dumbledore leaves the trio in his will, and the gift of a new haircut. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we escape who we used to be?


Thanks to the anonymous listener who sent in this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter eight, The Wedding, through the theme of Independence.


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Jun 11, 2020
#WizardTeam: The Death Eaters (Book 4, Chapter 33)
01:49:43

We’ve decided not to release an episode of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text today. Instead we have an episode of #WizardTeam from the brilliant women over at Black Girls Create. 


#WizardTeam is a Harry Potter podcast housed under Black Girls Create, a hub for Black creators and critical fandom. The hosts Robyn Jordan and Bayana Davis close read and discuss the original Harry Potter series and post-canon from their perspectives as Black women and Potterheads. You can find their work at blackgirlscreate.org and #WizardTeam on a podcasting app near you.


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Jun 04, 2020
Black Lives Matter
00:07:57

A short note from Vanessa and Casper for our white listeners to step-up in this week of action in defense of Black lives. 

 

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Jun 03, 2020
Hesitation: The Ghoul in Pyjamas (Book 7, Chapter 6)
00:37:27

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Hesitation in chapter six of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss the role of The Burrow in Harry’s life, why more people can’t hunt horcruxes, and the book’s conception of what souls are. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we introduce little moments of hesitation into our normal lives?


Thanks to Kylie for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter seven, The Will of Albus Dumbledore, through the theme of Identity.


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May 28, 2020
Women of Harry Potter: Blessing Aunt Muriel
00:19:10

Hi everyone! Yesterday we released the latest Women of Harry Potter episode on Patreon. We make a new episode once a month and it’s our favorite Patreon perk. We've now released 30 episodes of our little spin-off show! 


As a special treat today, we're releasing our March episode where Vanessa and Ariana blessed Aunt Muriel. If you haven't already, you can support us at https://www.patreon.com/harrypottersacredtext and hear all of our previous episodes, including this month's episode where we bless Katie Bell.


We so appreciate all of your support on Patreon, we genuinely could not make our show without you.

 

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May 26, 2020
Health: Fallen Warrior (Book 7, Chapter 5)
00:39:32

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Health in chapter five of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we take some time to discuss the incredible grace of three characters: George Weasley, Ted Tonks, and Molly Weasley. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how can we disrupt the binary of ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ bodies?


Thanks to Cory for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter six, The Ghoul in Pyjamas, through the theme of Hesitation.


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May 21, 2020
Devotion: The Seven Potters (Book 7, Chapter 4)
00:38:55

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Devotion in chapter four of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Hedwig’s death and her role in Harry’s life, Petunia’s obsession with cleanliness, and Hagrid’s relationship with 4 Privet Drive. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what is the relationship between duty and devotion? 


Thanks to Dani for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter five, Fallen Warrior, through the theme of Health.


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May 14, 2020
Growth: The Dursleys Departing (Book 7, Chapter 3)
00:35:15

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Growth in chapter three of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we say goodbye to the Dursley’s and spend a little time talking about each of them. We look at how far Vernon has come in his grudging acceptance of Muggle/Wizard relations, celebrate Dudley’s steps away from his parents, and pity Petunia’s lack of strength. Throughout the episode we consider the question: where is growth happening that we cannot see?


Thanks to Catie for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter four, The Seven Potters, through the theme of Devotion.


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May 07, 2020
Boldness: In Memoriam (Book 7, Chapter 2)
00:38:31

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Boldness in chapter two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss and what Dumbledore really saw the Mirror of Erised, Dudley's attempt at an olive branch, and the politics of Dumbledore's obituary. Throughout the episode we consider the question: is boldness always a mistake?


Thanks to Jess for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter three, The Dursleys Departing, through the theme of Growth.


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Apr 30, 2020
Season 7 Trailer: When Have You Let a Bad Thought Lead You to Make a Bad Decision?
00:04:17

Every season, we make an animated video to kick-off a new book. Each video is an exploration of one character in the text, their psychology, and why they make the decision they do. Our video this season is entitled “Are Harry and Hermione better off without Ron?” You can it here, with beautiful animations by Hannah O’Neal. 

 

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Apr 27, 2020
Suspicion: The Dark Lord Ascending (Book 7, Chapter 1)
00:39:18

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Suspicion in the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Snape’s bravery, the team culture amongst death eaters, and how Voldemort builds the groundwork for Narcissa’s betrayal. Throughout the episode we consider the question: How are suspicion and humiliation tied together?


Thanks to Miriam for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter two, In Memoriam, through the theme of Boldness.


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Apr 23, 2020
Special Edition: What We’re Excited for in Deathly Hallows
00:34:25

Welcome to Season 7! This week, Vanessa and Casper get together to talk what they're looking forward to in Deathly Hallows. They discuss all the heroism to come: Ron’s great return, Narcissa’s daring betrayal, and Dobby’s selfish sacrifice. 


Vanessa and Casper also reveal what’s in store for the future of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text now that we’ve reached the last book of the series.


Next week, we’re reading Chapter 1, The Dark Lord Ascending, through the theme of Suspicion.


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Apr 16, 2020
Introducing: Twilight in Quarantine
00:20:02

Happy Friday everyone! We have a new project to keep you company while sheltering in place: Twilight in Quarantine.


Is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer the best book of all time? No it’s not. Is it the kind of cotton candy escapism joy we need during these uncertain times? Hell yes it is. 


We'll be publishing Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Hot and Bothered feed. Go subscribe!

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Apr 03, 2020
Owl Post Edition: How to Pray with Stephanie Paulsell
00:40:07

Are ‘thoughts and prayers’ worth anything? This week, Casper is joined by our mentor Stephanie Paulsell to talk about the practice of prayer. Stephanie introduces us to ideas of prayer from theologians such as Evagrius Ponticus, Augustine of Hippo, Simone Weil, and Howard Thurman. And together, Stephanie and Casper talk about what prayer could look like during the Coronavirus.


We’ve had a flood of voicemails in the wake of the Coronavirus! This week, we’ve decided to feature voicemails about how people are thinking about and handling their lives during the epidemic. Thanks to Jemma, Rachel, Camden, Kenna and Paige for their beautiful contributions. 


Also, in case you missed it:


We’re taking next week off! Season 7, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts April 16th.

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Apr 02, 2020
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
00:41:00

Vanessa and Casper look back at all of Season 6, and pull out a few key insights from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. They explore the deep similarities between this book and Book 2 of the series: comparing Slughorn to Lockhart, Snape's potions book to Tom Riddle's diary, and Tom Riddle to Draco Malfoy. Throughout the episode they explore the question: How much do we hold people accountable for their flaws, while knowing that we are all flawed?


Next week, we're rounding out the season with a final Owl Post and a conversation with our mentor, Stephanie Paulsell. Also, in case you missed it, Casper has written a book: The Power of Ritual! In July we’ll be doing a twenty-one city live show tour to celebrate the book and some tickets go on sale TODAY!


Another thing you can do during quarantine is join us at our 8-week online class: Together in Quarantine. We had our first gathering this week and it was so good to see you all we almost cried. The next class is Tuesday, March 31st.

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Mar 26, 2020
Love: The White Tomb (Book 6, Chapter 30)
00:38:10

Vanessa Casper explore the theme of Love in the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we praise Hagrid for his patient accompaniment throughout the series, defend Ginny and Harry's break-up, and examine the way that funerals fail us. Throughout the episode we consider the question: How do we bring discipline into our love?


We also announce some pretty big news this week! Casper has written a beautiful book, The Power of Ritual. In July we’ll be doing a twenty-one city live show tour to celebrate the book, but it’s available for pre-order right now! Stuck instead during this Coronavirus quarantine and looking for a way to give your days meaning? Do yourself a favor and go order a copy! Next week tickets will go on sale for our tour. We’d love to see you and celebrate with you in one of the cities we’ll be preforming in. 


Another thing you can do during quarantine is join us at our 8-week online class: Together in Quarantine. We'll be gathering to treat Harry Potter as a Sacred Text. The first class is this coming Tuesday, March 24th.


Thanks to Emma Boyd for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re doing a wrap-up of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Stay In and Reach Out
00:04:07

Friends, these are scary times and things have been feeling rather uncertain for us at Not Sorry Productions! So much of our revenue is based on travel for pilgrimages and live shows, and we’ve already had to postpone one pilgrimage and cancel two live events. If you want to support us, and have the means, we would be so grateful if you consider becoming a member of our Patreon. We’re doing a lot of number crunching right now, and any amount of support goes a long way towards protecting our staff. And if you sign up now or increase your membership, we’ll read your name at the end of an episode! 


We’ll keep you posted as we figure out what the future of our little podcast company is. We are brainstorming ways to better support you, our community, during this very anxiety producing time. In the meantime, please please take care of yourselves! So many people are feeling very alone in this time of social distancing. Remember to reach out to those you love, take deep breaths, and eat a lot of ice cream. We’ll be back on Thursday with the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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Mar 16, 2020
Power: The Phoenix Lament (Book 6, Chapter 29)
00:39:27

Vanessa Casper explore the theme of Power in chapter twenty-nine (the penultimate chapter!) of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Ginny’s strength, McGonagall’s leadership style and Fawkes’ song. Throughout the episode we consider the question: What kind of leaders do we want to be?


Thanks to Hanna for this week's voicemail! Next week and we’re reading the final chapter of Half-Blood Prince, The White Tomb, through the theme of Love.


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Mar 12, 2020
Perfection: Flight of the Prince (Book 6, Chapter 28)
00:34:31

Vanessa and friend of the podcast Matt Potts explore the theme of Perfection in chapter twenty-eight of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss how Harry gently shepherds Hagrid into grief, why Hagrid still has to use an umbrella as a wand, and how Snape manages to take care of Harry despite his own deep brokenness. Throughout the episode we consider the question: How do we use imperfect tools to do good work?


Thanks to Steve for this week's voicemail! Casper is back next week and we’re reading chapter twenty-nine, The Phoenix Lament, through the theme of Power.


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Mar 05, 2020
Earnestness: The Lightning-Struck Tower (Book 6, Chapter 27)
00:34:57

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Earnestness in the much-dreaded chapter twenty-seven of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we celebrate Dumbledore's humanity, sympathize with Draco's impossible situation, and discuss why Vanessa doesn't like death bed confessions. Throughout the episode we consider the question: When is earnestness actually naiveté?


Thanks to Diana for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty-eight, Flight of the Prince, through the theme of Perfection with our friend Dr. Matt Potts.


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Feb 27, 2020
Persistence: The Cave (Book 6, Chapter 26)
00:40:14

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Persistence in chapter twenty-six of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Voldemort's fatal flaws, Harry's great strengths, and the imminent loss of Dumbledore will all its implications. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when do you know that you should persist on someone else's behalf?


Thanks to Katherine for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty-seven, The Lightning-Struck Tower, through the theme of Earnestness.

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Feb 20, 2020
Indignation: The Seer Overheard (Book 6, Chapter 25)
00:33:29

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Indignation in chapter twenty-five of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Trelawney's defensiveness, Dumbledore's injured hand, and the sometimes cyclical nature of progress. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Can indignation be useful?


Thanks to Christie for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty-six, The Cave, through the theme of Persistence.

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Feb 13, 2020
Regret: Sectumsempra (Book 6, Chapter 24)
00:42:04

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Regret in chapter twenty-four of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we are joined by writer, pastor, and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber, who shares an opening story about the way that accidents weigh on us. Casper and Vanessa discuss how much they blame Harry for hurting Draco, Snape’s punishment, and Harry and Ginny’s first kiss. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what does it mean to live with no regrets?


Thanks to Rachel Friedensen for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty-five, The Seer Overheard, through the theme of Indignation. 

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Feb 06, 2020
Memory: Horcruxes (Book 6, Chapter 23)
00:37:56

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Memory in chapter twenty-three of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Harry’s resemblance to Tom Riddle, Dumbledore’s impending doom, and their different theories of the soul. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what’s our theory of the difference between a memory and a story we tell ourselves?

Thanks to Clover for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty-four, Sectumsempra, through the theme of Regret with special guest Nadia Boltz-Weber.

Jan 30, 2020
Bitterness: After the Burial (Book 6, Chapter 22)
00:41:05

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Bitterness in chapter twenty-two of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss why Hermione doesn’t want to go to Aragog’s funeral, whether Slughorn does a good eulogy, and Miriam from the story of Exodus. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Does bitterness have something to do with sorrow?

Thanks to Eve for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty-three, Horcruxes, through the theme of Memory.

Jan 23, 2020
Affirmation: The Unknowable Room (Book 6, Chapter 21)
00:37:22

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Affirmation in chapter twenty-one of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Harry and Hermione’s different relationships with house-elves, Ron’s sense of sufficiency, and some icky sexist moments that stuck out in this chapter. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Can you affirm yourself?

Thanks to Sam Blanckensee for this week's voicemail! If you want to read our response to J.K. Rowling’s tweet, you can find it here. Next week we’re reading Chapter twenty-two, After the Burial, through the theme of Bitterness.

Jan 16, 2020
Owl Post Edition: How to Be in Community with Burns Stanfield
00:48:48

How and why should we be in community? This week, Vanessa and Casper are joined by Reverend Burns Stanfield from 4th Presbyterian Church in Boston. Together they discuss how community gets us better at loving one another and ourselves.

This episode we also hear owl post from Karen, Natalie, Cara, Christoffel, and Rachel.

Next week we’re reading Chapter 21, The Unknowable Room, through the theme of Affirmation.

Jan 09, 2020
A Christmas Poem: Sick by Shel Silverstein
00:02:02

Here's a little treat from Casper. You can find the poem in “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein. Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2019
Good Will: Lord Voldemort's Request (Book 6, Chapter 20)
00:38:40

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Good Will in chapter twenty of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Dumbledore’s disappointment with Harry, Luna’s burgeoning friendship with Ron, and the backstory of Hepzibah Smith. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when does Good Will become naiveté?

Thanks to Jordan for this week's voicemail! We’re taking two weeks off for the holiday but we’ll be back on January 9th with an Owl Post episode.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re in our last week of raising money for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Dec 19, 2019
Harmony: Elf Tails (Book 6, Chapter 19)
00:36:13

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Harmony in chapter nineteen of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss the downfall of Cormac McLaggen, Luna’s sports commentary, and Harry’s sense of home. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when is it important to blend in vs. stand out?

Thanks to Becca for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twenty, Lord Voldemort’s Request, through the theme of Good Will.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’ll be raising money through Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Dec 12, 2019
Recklessness: Birthday Surprises (Book 6, Chapter 18)
00:35:11

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Recklessness in chapter eighteen of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Casper’s experience in graduate school, Harry’s privilege in Potion’s class, and the three ‘D’s of apparition. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Is recklessness in the eye of the beholder?

Thanks to Brady Call for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter nineteen, Elf Tails, through the theme of Harmony.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’ll be raising money through Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Dec 05, 2019
Attention: A Sluggish Memory (Book 6, Chapter 17) - Live from Washington, D.C.
01:00:52

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of attention in chapter 17 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we come to you live from our show in Washington, D.C. We discuss how the Ministry treats Morfin, how Hermione ignores Ron, and the similarities between Voldemort and Dumbledore. We were so very lucky to have our dear friend, Ursa Ghazi, with us to tell a story from her experience.

Next week we're reading Chapter 18, Birthday Surprises, through the theme of Recklessness. Thanks to everyone who came out to the D.C. show.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re trying to raise $35K by Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Nov 28, 2019
Erosion: A Very Frosty Christmas (Book 6, Chapter 16)
00:54:08

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Erosion in chapter sixteen of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we are joined by writer and mentor Terry Tempest Williams, who shares an opening story about the landscape of Utah. Casper and Vanessa discuss Molly’s tireless work for her family, the way Harry stands up to Scrimgeour, and how Vanessa came to love musicals. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we stay open to change without degrading sense of self?

Thanks to Paulinie Marie Dias for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter seventeen, A Sluggish Memory, live from Washington D.C., through the theme of Attention.

Don’t forget to check out Terry’s new book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing.

Nov 21, 2019
Don’t be a Dursley by Harry and the Potters
00:03:01

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our Don’t Be a Dursley campaign! We have hit our goal of $25,000 a full month earlier than expected. But please, don’t stop donating! We’ll still be running our campaign through December 25th and hope to raise another $10k by then.

*Harry and the Potters *have so kindly donated this song, Don’t Be a Dursley, as a congratulations for hitting our goal! Please enjoy and if you want to purchase this song all proceeds will go to RAICES.

Nov 19, 2019
Sacrifice: The Unbreakable Vow (Book 6, Chapter 15)
00:35:25

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of sacrifice in chapter fifteen of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Snape’s love of Draco, Luna’s calming presence, and Hermione’s date with McLaggen. Throughout the episode we consider the question: can someone force you to sacrifice? Or does it have to be a choice?

Thanks to Niya Kelly for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter sixteen, A Very Frosty Christmas, through the theme of Erosion, with very special guest Terry Tempest Williams.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re trying to raise $25K by Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Nov 14, 2019
Resistance: Felix Felicis (Book 6, Chapter 14)
00:39:16

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of resistance in chapter fourteen of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss LARPing, Vanessa’s experience in Business School, and how the patriarchy acts on Ron. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do our fears keep us from learning?

Thanks to Grace Carroll for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter fifteen, The Unbreakable Vow, through the theme of Sacrifice.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re trying to raise $25K by Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Nov 07, 2019
Superstition: The Secret Riddle (Book 6, Chapter 13)
00:46:07

Vanessa and Casper and special guest, Mike Schubert from the Potterless Podcast, explore the theme of superstition in chapter thirteen (spooky!) of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. They discuss Tom Riddle’s need for control, Dumbledore’s self-awareness, and the power of hindsight. Throughout the episode they consider the question: how do we acknowledge our own lack of control in a healthy way?

Next week we're reading chapter fourteen, Felix Felicis, through the theme of resistance. Our voicemail this week is thanks to Kimberley Moran.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re trying to raise $25K by Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Oct 31, 2019
Resilience: Silver and Opals (Book 6, Chapter 12)
00:41:07

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of resilience in chapter twelve of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss Harry’s obsession with Draco, why Filch is still at Hogwarts, and Katie’s amazing friend Leanne. Throughout the episode we consider the question: How do we know when to keep going and when to quit?

Thanks to Annie for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter thirteen, The Secret Riddle, through the theme of Superstition, and we’ll be joined by special guest Mike Shubert from the Potterless Podcast!

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re trying to raise $25K by Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Oct 24, 2019
Pleasure: Hermione's Helping Hand (Book 6, Chapter 11)
00:41:15

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of pleasure in chapter eleven of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa discuss the ethics of Hermione confunding McLaggen, Hagrid’s fight with the trio, and Lavender’s crush on Ron. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Do we like things more when we get to experience them less?

Thanks to Emily Hilton for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter twelve, Silvers and Opals, through the theme of Resilience.

Please consider supporting our Don’t Be A Dursley campaign. We’re trying to raise $25K by Christmas for RAICES - an organization that helps immigrants and refugees struggling for rights in our country.

Oct 17, 2019
Don't be a Dursley. Help us support the people on our doorstep.
00:02:32

The whole idea of this podcast is that we want to get ready for when tragedies happen near us. We want to make sure that if an opportunity to love a one year old, dropped off at our door were to ever happen to us, we won't be a Dursley.

Tragically, a vividly clear example of this is happening on our figurative doorstep; the American southern border with family separation, closing of borders from people feeling life-threatening conditions and more.

To that end, we have partnered with RAICES and set a goal that between today, Indigenous People’s Day, and Christmas, our loving community can raise $25,000 together. Please join us, and take one further step on your journey to not being a Dursley. You can donate at: give.classy.org/dontbeadursley

Oct 14, 2019
Temptation: The House of Gaunt (Book 6, Chapter 10)
00:39:18

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of temptation in chapter ten of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week Casper and Vanessa unpack the tragic story of Merope Gaunt, considering her abuse and the way she perpetuates it with Tom Riddle Sr. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we interrupt temptation when it leads us astray?

Thanks to our anonymous listener for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter eleven, Hermione’s Helping Hand, through the theme of Pleasure.

Oct 10, 2019
Owl Post Edition: Slytherin Pride with Travis McElroy
00:46:30

Why would anyone want to be a Slytherin? Vanessa and Casper to talk with Travis McElroy about his devotion to his Slytherin identity. They touch on the importance of pride, the difference between patriotism and nationalism, and whether we should just dismantle the whole house system.

This episode we also hear owl post from Laura, Harriet, an Anonymous caller, Sasha, and Tesla.

Next week, we’re reading chapter 10, The House of Gaunt, through the theme of Temptation.

Oct 03, 2019
Friendship: The Half-Blood Prince (Book 6, Chapter 9)
00:44:12

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of friendship in chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we are joined by internet super-star Gaby Dunn, who shares an opening story about a friendship break-up. Casper and Vanessa discuss McGonagall’s relationship with Neville, whether Ginny considers Harry ‘family’, and why Harry isn’t friends with Ernie Macmillan. Throughout the episode we consider the question: Is it possible to become friends with your mentors?

Thanks to Nicole Engelhardt for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re doing an Owl Post episode where we discuss Slytherin identity with Travis McElroy.

Don’t forget to check out Gaby’s new book, Please Send Help.

Sep 26, 2019
Anxiety: Snape Victorious (Book 6, Chapter 8)
00:47:45

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of anxiety in chapter eight of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Harry’s response to Snape, Hagrid’s imminent disappointment, and Ginny’s non-anxious presence. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we take care of ourselves and each other in moments of anxiety?

Thanks to Kent Stephenson for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter nine, The Half-Blood Prince, through the theme of Friendship with special guest Gaby Dunn.

Sep 19, 2019
Glamour: The Slug Club (Book 6, Chapter 7)
00:45:55

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of glamour in chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Draco’s violence, Harry’s relationship with Neville and Luna, and how the members of the Slug Club are treated. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we embrace moments of glamour without objectifying ourselves?

Thanks to Hongyue Guo for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter eight, Snape Victorious, through the theme of Anxiety.

Sep 12, 2019
Stubbornness: Draco's Detour (Book 6, Chapter 6)
00:41:25

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of stubbornness in chapter six of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This week we discuss Draco’s need to be taken seriously, Molly’s fear for her children, and Ron’s eternal hope that he’s the same as Harry. Throughout the episode we consider the question: can there be ‘big’ stubbornness? Or is it always about small things?

Thanks to Kath for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re reading chapter seven, The Slug Club, through the theme of Glamour.

Sep 05, 2019
Yearning: An Excess of Phlegm – with John Green (Book 6, Chapter 5)
00:53:57
Aug 29, 2019
Joy: Horace Slughorn (Book 6, Chapter 4)
00:39:07
Aug 22, 2019
Skepticism: Will and Won't (Book 6, Chapter 3)
00:40:13
Aug 15, 2019
Prudence: Spinner's End (Book 6, Chapter 2)
00:44:58
Aug 08, 2019
Helplessness: The Other Minister (Book 6, Chapter 1)
00:46:52
Aug 01, 2019
Special Edition: What We’re Excited for in Half Blood Prince
00:27:50
Jul 25, 2019
Season Six Trailer: Whose Hard Work Makes Your Life Possible?
00:03:52
Jul 18, 2019
Introducing: Hot & Bothered
00:48:24
Jul 16, 2019
Owl Post Edition: Reclaiming Tradition with Professor Matt Potts
00:42:51
Jul 04, 2019
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
00:34:34
Jun 27, 2019
Love: The Second War Begins (Book 5, Chapter 38) – Live from Indianapolis with John Green
01:02:17
Jun 20, 2019
Patience: The Lost Prophecy (Book 5, Chapter 37)
00:43:47
Jun 13, 2019
Jealousy: The Only One He Ever Feared (Book 5, Chapter 36)
00:35:46
Jun 06, 2019
Blessing Minerva McGonagall
00:22:22
Jun 03, 2019
Home: Beyond the Veil (Book 5, Chapter 35)
00:37:19
May 30, 2019
Concealment: The Department of Mysteries (Book 5, Chapter 34)
00:42:15
May 23, 2019
Inheritance: Fight and Flight (Book 5, Chapter 33)
00:41:48
May 16, 2019
Redemption: Out of the Fire (Book 5, Chapter 32)
00:40:05
May 09, 2019
Blessing Molly Weasley with Dr. Chloe Angyal
00:19:06
May 06, 2019
Celebration: O.W.L.s (Book 5, Chapter 31)
00:40:58
May 02, 2019
Owl Post from the Apocalypse with Professor Matt Potts
00:42:42
Apr 25, 2019
Familiarity: Grawp (Book 5, Chapter 30)
00:40:56
Apr 18, 2019
Revenge: Career Advice (Book 5, Chapter 29)
00:41:38
Apr 11, 2019
Blessing Ginny Weasley
00:21:23
Apr 08, 2019
Entitlement: Snape's Worst Memory (Book 5, Chapter 28) — Live from San Francisco, CA
00:56:46
Apr 04, 2019
Hate: The Centaur and the Sneak (Book 5, Chapter 27)
00:41:01
Mar 28, 2019
Blessing Luna Lovegood
00:21:19
Mar 25, 2019
Obligation: Seen and Unforseen (Book 5, Chapter 26)
00:40:10
Mar 21, 2019
Defiance: The Beetle at Bay (Book 5, Chapter 25)
00:41:49
Mar 14, 2019
Blessing Madam Pomfrey
00:21:39
Mar 11, 2019
Curiosity: Occlumency (Book 5, Chapter 24)
00:38:30
Mar 07, 2019
Control: Christmas on the Closed Ward (Book 5, Chapter 23)
00:48:48
Feb 28, 2019
Blessing Professor Trelawney
00:19:31
Feb 25, 2019
Distance: St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (Book 5, Chapter 22)
00:39:25
Feb 21, 2019
Honesty: The Eye of the Snake (Book 5, Chapter 21)
00:47:51
Feb 14, 2019
Blessing Fleur
00:21:09
Feb 11, 2019
Owl Post and Other Journeys with Professor Stephanie Paulsell
00:39:55
Feb 07, 2019
Peace: Hagrid's Tale (Book 5, Chapter 20)
00:33:42
Jan 31, 2019
Distraction: The Lion and the Serpent (Book 5, Chapter 19)
00:33:43
Jan 24, 2019
Failure: Dumbledore's Army (Book 5, Chapter 18) — Live from Cambridge, MA
01:01:28
Jan 17, 2019
Supremacy: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four (Book 5, Chapter 17)
00:31:00
Jan 10, 2019
New Podcast Network Announcement!
00:03:33
Jan 03, 2019
Respite: In the Hog's Head (Book 5, Chapter 16)
00:34:55
Dec 20, 2018
Healing: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor (Book 5, Chapter 15)
00:38:25
Dec 13, 2018
Boundaries: Percy and Padfoot (Book 5, Chapter 14)
00:39:58
Dec 06, 2018
Obsession: Detention with Dolores (Book 5, Chapter 13)
00:37:08
Nov 29, 2018
Pride: Professor Umbridge (Book 5, Chapter 12)
00:33:58
Nov 22, 2018
Special Edition: Q&A with Producer Ariana + New Hot and Bothered Trailer
00:31:32
Nov 15, 2018
Dread: The Sorting Hat's New Song (Book 5, Chapter 11)
00:35:46
Nov 08, 2018
Halloween Edition: On Witches and Brett Kavanaugh
00:42:01
Nov 01, 2018
Humility: Luna Lovegood (Book 5, Chapter 10)
00:35:30
Oct 25, 2018
Will Power: The Woes of Mrs Weasley (Book 5, Chapter 9)
00:36:40
Oct 18, 2018
Partnership: The Hearing (Book 5, Chapter 8)
00:44:26
Oct 11, 2018
Progress: The Ministry of Magic (Book 5, Chapter 7)
00:35:13
Oct 04, 2018
Memory: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (Book 5, Chapter 6)
00:34:54
Sep 27, 2018
Gratitude: The Order of the Phoenix (Book 5, Chapter 5)
00:32:20
Sep 20, 2018
Anger: Number Twelve Grimmauld Place (Book 5, Chapter 4)
00:37:43
Sep 13, 2018
Compassion: The Advance Guard (Book 5, Chapter 3)
00:37:33
Sep 06, 2018
Frustration: A Peck of Owls (Book 5, Chapter 2)
00:31:26
Aug 30, 2018
Belief: Dudley Demented (Book 5, Chapter 1)
00:35:15
Aug 23, 2018
Special Edition: What We’re Excited for in Order of the Phoenix
00:19:43
Aug 09, 2018
Special Edition: Owl Post with Professor Stephanie Paulsell
00:33:34
Jul 26, 2018
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
00:29:05
Jul 19, 2018
Love: The Beginning (Book 4, Chapter 37) — Live from London
00:57:43
Jul 12, 2018
Disillusionment: The Parting of the Ways (Book 4, Chapter 36)
00:35:13
Jul 05, 2018
Betrayal: Veritaserum (Book 4, Chapter 35)
00:31:50
Jun 28, 2018
Grief: Priori Incantatem (Book 4, Chapter 34)
00:35:22
Jun 21, 2018
Necessity: The Death Eaters (Book 4, Chapter 33)
00:30:03
Jun 14, 2018
Waste: Flesh, Blood, and Bone (Book 4, Chapter 32)
00:29:49
Jun 07, 2018
Kindness: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)
00:34:59
May 31, 2018
Special Edition: Owl Post and Rabbi Scott Perlo (Again!)
00:35:08
May 24, 2018
Comfort: The Pensieve (Book 4, Chapter 30)
00:37:19
May 17, 2018
Chance: The Dream (Book 4, Chapter 29)
00:37:21
May 10, 2018
Inspiration: The Madness of Mr. Crouch — With John Green (Book 4, Chapter 28)
00:48:31
May 03, 2018
Corruption: Padfoot Returns (Book 4, Chapter 27)
00:31:33
Apr 26, 2018
Loyalty: The Second Task (Book 4, Chapter 26) – Live from Minneapolis
01:09:23
Apr 19, 2018
Preciousness: The Egg and the Eye (Book 4, Chapter 25)
00:34:43
Apr 12, 2018
Integrity: Rita Skeeter's Scoop (Book 4, Chapter 24)
00:33:40
Apr 05, 2018
Guilt: The Yule Ball (Book 4, Chapter 23)
00:31:02
Mar 29, 2018
Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Gretchen Rubin
00:18:00
Mar 23, 2018
Happiness: The Unexpected Task (Book 4, Chapter 22)
00:40:28
Mar 22, 2018
Faith: The House-Elf Liberation Front (Book 4, Chapter 21)
00:29:01
Mar 15, 2018
Opportunity: The First Task (Book 4, Chapter 20)
00:37:08
Mar 08, 2018
Delight: The Hungarian Horntail (Book 4, Chapter 19)
00:32:11
Mar 01, 2018
Special Edition: Owl Post and Broderick Greer
00:34:59
Feb 22, 2018
Glory: The Weighing of the Wands (Book 4, Chapter 18)
00:30:27
Feb 15, 2018
Unity: The Four Champions (Book 4, Chapter 17)
00:34:48
Feb 09, 2018
Resentment: The Goblet of Fire (Book 4, Chapter 16)
00:37:22
Feb 01, 2018
Trauma: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang (Book 4, Chapter 15)
00:37:25
Jan 25, 2018
Transformation: The Unforgiveable Curses (Book 4, Chapter 14)
00:47:19
Jan 18, 2018
Judgment: Mad-Eye Moody (Book 4, Chapter 13)
00:33:00
Jan 11, 2018
Excitement: The Triwizard Tournament (Book 4, Chapter 12)
00:34:37
Jan 04, 2018
Special Edition: Puffs + T-Shirt Contest Winner!
00:14:08
Dec 28, 2017
A Christmas Poem: Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
00:02:29
Dec 25, 2017
Special Edition: Owl Post and Marya Bangee
00:39:15
Dec 21, 2017
Play: Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Book 4, Chapter 11)
00:37:31
Dec 14, 2017
Promises: Mayhem at the Ministry (Book 4, Chapter 10)
00:32:29
Dec 07, 2017
Grudges: The Dark Mark (Book 4, Chapter 9)
00:33:01
Nov 30, 2017
Fandom: The Quidditch World Cup (Book 4, Chapter 8)
00:39:17
Nov 23, 2017
Beauty: Bagman and Crouch (Book 4, Chapter 7)
00:29:55
Nov 16, 2017
Acceptance: The Portkey (Book 4, Chapter 6)
00:32:00
Nov 09, 2017
Masculinity: Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes (Book 4, Chapter 5)
00:37:31
Nov 02, 2017
Mystery: Back to the Burrow (Book 4, Chapter 4)
00:50:46
Oct 26, 2017
Awareness: The Invitation (Book 4, Chapter 3)
00:33:50
Oct 19, 2017
Destruction: The Scar (Book 4, Chapter 2)
00:33:41
Oct 12, 2017
Instinct: The Riddle House (Book 4, Chapter 1)
00:37:55
Oct 05, 2017
Trust: Cat, Rat and Dog (Book 3, Chapter 17) — Live from Washington, DC
01:19:21
Sep 19, 2017
Special Edition: Owl Post and Sejal Patel
00:32:15
Sep 12, 2017
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
00:42:58
Sep 05, 2017
Love: Owl Post Again (Book 3, Chapter 22)
00:35:02
Aug 29, 2017
Crisis: Hermione's Secret (Book 3, Chapter 21)
00:35:25
Aug 22, 2017
Charlottesville: Call it what it is
00:02:21
Aug 16, 2017
Justice: The Dementors' Kiss (Book 3, Chapter 20)
00:33:26
Aug 15, 2017
Forgiveness: Owl Post with Professor Stephanie Paulsell
00:36:52
Aug 08, 2017
Mercy: The Servant of Lord Voldemort (Book 3, Chapter 19)
00:38:24
Aug 01, 2017
Isolation: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs (Book 3, Chapter 18)
00:32:37
Jul 25, 2017
Innocence: Cat, Rat and Dog (Book 3, Chapter 17)
00:35:23
Jul 20, 2017
Wonder: Professor Trelawney's Prediction (Book 3, Chapter 16)
00:35:04
Jul 11, 2017
Pain: The Quidditch Final (Book 3, Chapter 15)
00:32:22
Jul 04, 2017
Imagination: Snape's Grudge (Book 3, Chapter 14)
00:34:06
Jun 27, 2017
Rivalry: Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw — With Hank Green (Book 3, Chapter 13)
00:30:17
Jun 20, 2017
Optimism: The Patronus (Book 3, Chapter 12)
00:34:02
Jun 13, 2017
Duty: The Firebolt — With Father Jim Martin (Book 3, Chapter 11)
00:46:30
Jun 06, 2017
Escape: The Marauder's Map (Book 3, Chapter 10)
00:40:32
May 30, 2017
Frustration: Grim Defeat (Book 3, Chapter 9)
00:34:20
May 23, 2017
[Explicit] Extra! Extra!: Blooper Reel
00:05:28
May 19, 2017
Desperation: Flight of the Fat Lady (Book 3, Chapter 8)
00:37:25
May 16, 2017
Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Chloe Angyal
00:13:32
May 09, 2017
Humor: The Boggart in the Wardrobe (Book 3, Chapter 7)
00:37:04
May 09, 2017
Forgiveness: Talons and Tea Leaves (Book 3, Chapter 6)
00:35:26
May 02, 2017
Foresight: The Dementor (Book 3, Chapter 5)
00:35:16
Apr 25, 2017
Hospitality: The Leaky Cauldron (Book 3, Chapter 4)
00:38:43
Apr 18, 2017
Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Jackson Bird from the Harry Potter Alliance
00:14:43
Apr 11, 2017
Secrets: The Knight Bus (Book 3, Chapter 3)
00:33:54
Apr 11, 2017
Family: Aunt Marge's Big Mistake (Book 3, Chapter 2)
00:32:06
Apr 04, 2017
Mercy: Owl Post (Book 3, Chapter 1)
00:35:39
Mar 28, 2017
Special Edition: The Live Show
01:10:14
Mar 14, 2017
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
00:36:21
Mar 07, 2017
Special Edition: Owl Post and Rabbi Scott Perlo
00:41:39
Feb 28, 2017
Love: Dobby's Reward (Book 2, Chapter 18)
00:46:06
Feb 21, 2017
Heartbreak: The Heir of Slytherin (Book 2, Chapter 17)
00:32:18
Feb 14, 2017
Grace: The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2, Chapter 16)
00:32:45
Feb 07, 2017
Sanctuary: Aragog (Book 2, Chapter 15)
00:27:40
Feb 01, 2017
Loyalty: Cornelius Fudge (Book 2, Chapter 14)
00:28:51
Jan 24, 2017
Cowardice: The Very Secret Diary (Book 2, Chapter 13)
00:32:47
Jan 17, 2017
Belonging: The Polyjuice Potion (Book 2, Chapter 12)
00:31:58
Jan 10, 2017
Excellence: The Dueling Club (Book 2, Chapter 11)
00:31:16
Jan 03, 2017
Complaining: The Rogue Bludger (Book 2, Chapter 10)
00:28:25
Dec 27, 2016
Innocence: The Writing on the Wall (Book 2, Chapter 9)
00:28:53
Dec 20, 2016
Rumors: The Deathday Party (Book 2, Chapter 8)
00:34:17
Dec 13, 2016
Confusion: Mudbloods and Murmurs (Book 2, Chapter 7)
00:32:54
Dec 06, 2016
Attraction: Gilderoy Lockhart (Book 2, Chapter 6)
00:33:39
Nov 29, 2016
Special Edition: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Spoiler Warning!)
00:12:24
Nov 28, 2016
Responsibility: The Whomping Willow (Book 2, Chapter 5)
00:38:40
Nov 22, 2016
Shame: At Flourish and Blotts (Book 2, Chapter 4)
00:35:30
Nov 15, 2016
A Brief Post-Election Note
00:00:47
Nov 14, 2016
Curiosity: The Burrow (Book 2, Chapter 3)
00:36:13
Nov 08, 2016
Control: Dobby's Warning (Book 2, Chapter 2)
00:35:37
Nov 01, 2016
Disappointment: The Worst Birthday (Book 2, Chapter 1)
00:33:07
Oct 25, 2016
Special Edition: Owl Post and Professor Stephanie Paulsell
00:26:08
Oct 01, 2016
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
00:22:56
Sep 24, 2016
Love: The Man with Two Faces (Book 1, Chapter 17)
00:25:25
Sep 17, 2016
Destiny: Through the Trapdoor (Book 1, Chapter 16)
00:24:52
Sep 10, 2016
Regret: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)
00:25:12
Sep 03, 2016
Rebellion: Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback (Book 1, Chapter 14)
00:23:40
Aug 28, 2016
Special Edition: Catching up on the Owl Post
00:26:10
Aug 20, 2016
Hope: Nicolas Flamel (Book 1, Chapter 13)
00:25:29
Aug 13, 2016
White Privilege: The Mirror of Erised (Book 1, Chapter 12)
00:24:51
Aug 06, 2016
Goals: Quidditch (Book 1, Chapter 11)
00:25:12
Jul 30, 2016
Friendship: Halloween (Book 1, Chapter 10)
00:30:33
Jul 23, 2016
Betrayal: The Midnight Duel (Book 1, Chapter 9)
00:27:46
Jul 16, 2016
Promises: The Potions Master (Book 1, Chapter 8)
00:28:06
Jul 09, 2016
Vulnerability: The Sorting Hat (Book 1, Chapter 7)
00:26:22
Jul 02, 2016
Expectations: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters (Book 1, Chapter 6)
00:25:17
Jun 25, 2016
Being a Stranger: Diagon Alley (Book 1, Chapter 5)
00:28:10
Jun 18, 2016
Generosity: The Keeper of the Keys (Book 1, Chapter 4)
00:25:43
Jun 11, 2016
Fear: The Letters From No One (Book 1, Chapter 3)
00:26:09
Jun 03, 2016
Loneliness: The Vanishing Glass (Book 1, Chapter 2)
00:30:11
May 27, 2016
Commitment: The Boy Who Lived (Book 1, Chapter 1)
00:25:16
May 19, 2016