52 episodes

Beyond the Veil is a Potter podcast all about mental health and resparking the joy we had the first time we read the books. The Potter series has helped fans deal with mental health crises, overcome major obstacles, and made powerful, positive changes in their lives with the help and support of the Harry Potter series. With dozens of lessons in mind after conversations with fans from around the world, hosts Madison and Rebecca are rereading the series with the hopes to learn a few more along the way.

DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals, just two Potterheads who love talking about mental health. Nothing in this podcast should be taken as professional mental health advice.

Beyond the Veil Madison Ford & Rebecca Sherman

    • Books
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Beyond the Veil is a Potter podcast all about mental health and resparking the joy we had the first time we read the books. The Potter series has helped fans deal with mental health crises, overcome major obstacles, and made powerful, positive changes in their lives with the help and support of the Harry Potter series. With dozens of lessons in mind after conversations with fans from around the world, hosts Madison and Rebecca are rereading the series with the hopes to learn a few more along the way.

DISCLAIMER: We are not mental health professionals, just two Potterheads who love talking about mental health. Nothing in this podcast should be taken as professional mental health advice.

    Chapter 4 - A Cheese Tangent

    Chapter 4 - A Cheese Tangent

    TW: Fatshaming and eating disorders

    →Good news – Hagrid’s here!
    →Righteous anger
    →Sausages and Miracle Gro
    →Accio Fandom: The Gayly Prophet Episode 18
    →Fatshaming: a diatribe 

    https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/fat-phobia
    https://centerfordiscovery.com/blog/the-impact-of-weight-stigma-on-our-mental-health/
    https://centerfordiscovery.com/blog/boys-with-eating-disorders/
    Just Eat It by Laura Thomas pgs. 171-175
    Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by S

    • 46 min
    Chapter 3: Harry Potter, Library Hater

    Chapter 3: Harry Potter, Library Hater

    On this episode, we discuss…

    →Sick burns from Harry

    →The inevitability of arrogance

    →Pain makes a crappy punchline

    →Fanfictions that imagine Vernon as a better father figure

    →Vernon Dursley: Giant Hunter

    →Why do we romanticize the Malfoys but not the Dursleys?

    →Stop bottling things in!

    →This week's highly relevant tangent: Buzzfeed Unsolved's Tromp family episode

    • 57 min
    Chapter 2: Squib Agent Vs. Cabbage Vendor

    Chapter 2: Squib Agent Vs. Cabbage Vendor

    On Episode 50, we discuss…

    →Snakes and moon jellies

    →Fat-shaming: not a vibe

    →Dudley deserved better!

    →The harsh realities of child abuse

    →Prostitution, madness, witchcraft, and androgyny

    →We demand a Muggle parent support group

    • 59 min
    Chapter 1 - Dumbledore is Mr. Poe

    Chapter 1 - Dumbledore is Mr. Poe

    Join hosts Madison and Rebecca for a discussion on the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, "The Boy Who Lived."

    On Episode 49, we discuss...

    →A lackluster beginning

    →Your neck does not define you

    →The healing powers of Wolfstar

    →Listen to McGonagall!

    →Dumbledore needs therapy

    →Our past doesn't have to be our future

    • 41 min
    Episode 48: Beyond the Text

    Episode 48: Beyond the Text

    On Episode 48...

    →Confusing times to be a Potter fan

    →A reread focused on mental health

    →The importance of criticizing something you love

    →Join us next week for Chapter 1!

    • 2 min
    Really, What Is Perfect Anyway?

    Really, What Is Perfect Anyway?

    Trigger warning: self-harm, suicidal thoughts, death of a loved one

    On Episode 47...

    →Being bullied for "nerdy" things

    →The importance of seeking help at a young age

    →A mother's love and support

    →The positive experience of a diagnosis

    →Spirituality and mental health

    →When Sorting helps you find yourself

    →The ones who love us never really leave us

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Books

Listeners Also Subscribed To