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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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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.

    Owl Post Edition: “Hairy” Potter with Jolie Doggett

    Owl Post Edition: “Hairy” Potter with Jolie Doggett

    This week, Casper and Vanessa are joined by cultural critic Jolie Doggett to discuss representation, appearance, and body positivity in Book 7. Together, they explore how we conceptualize “good” and “bad” bodies, and how those stereotypes show up in the text.


    Thanks to Destiny, Sophie, Skyler, and Marcella for their beautiful voicemail contributions. Next week we’ll be reading Chapter 23, Malfoy Manor, through the theme of Legacy.
     
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    • 48分
    Knowledge: The Deathly Hallows (Book 7, Chapter 22)

    Knowledge: The Deathly Hallows (Book 7, Chapter 22)

    Casper and Vanessa explore the theme of Knowledge in chapter twenty-two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Ron's new-found maturity, Harry's newest obsession, and why Hermione doesn't believe in the Hallows. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we move from knowledge to belief?
     
    Thanks to Vickela for this week's voicemail! Next week we'll be doing an Owl Post episode with Jolie Doggett where we discuss beauty and representation in Book 7.


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    • 45分
    Dreams: The Tale of the Three Brothers (Book 7, Chapter 21)

    Dreams: The Tale of the Three Brothers (Book 7, Chapter 21)

    Casper and Vanessa explore the theme of Dreams in chapter twenty-one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Luna’s beautiful mural of friends, Hermione’s small preparations for emergency situations, and whether we forgive Xenophilius for betraying the trio. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we continue to dream of a better world during seemingly hopeless times?
     
    Thanks to Weston for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re be reading Chapter 22, The Deathly Hallows, through the theme of Knowledge.


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    • 40分
    Reality: Xenophilius Lovegood (Book 7, Chapter 20)

    Reality: Xenophilius Lovegood (Book 7, Chapter 20)

    Casper and Vanessa explore the theme of Reality in chapter twenty of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss a lot of things about Ron! We discuss Ron's separation from the trio, the reasons he didn't go back to the Burrow, and his attempts to get Hermione back. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do we make room for subjectivity without degrading the importance of facts?
     
    Thanks to Angela for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re be reading Chapter 21, The Tale of the Three Brothers, through the theme of Dreams.


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    • 39分
    Courage: The Silver Doe (Book 7, Chapter 19)

    Courage: The Silver Doe (Book 7, Chapter 19)

    Casper and Vanessa explore the theme of Courage in chapter nineteen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Hermione’s grief after Ron leaves, Ron’s courage in coming back, and the importance of mentorship. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do you hold space for the vulnerability and uncomfortableness of courage?
     
    Thanks to Odelya for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re be reading Chapter 20, Xenophilius Lovegood, through the theme of Reality.


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    • 37分
    Youth: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore (Book 7, Chapter 18)

    Youth: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore (Book 7, Chapter 18)

    Casper and Vanessa explore the theme of Youth in chapter eighteen of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This week we discuss Dumbledore’s relationship with Grindelwald, Rita Skeeter’s offensive nicknames for people, and the parallels to the Holocaust in this chapter. Throughout the episode we consider the question: How do we allow people to change and also hold them accountable for their previous actions? 
     
    Thanks to Anisa for this week's voicemail! Next week we’re be reading Chapter 19, The Silver Doe, through the theme of Courage.


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    • 43分

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