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The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling is an audio documentary that examines some of the most contentious conflicts of our time through the life and career of the world’s most successful author. In conversation with host Megan Phelps-Roper, J.K. Rowling speaks with unprecedented candor and depth about the controversies surrounding her—from book bans to debates on gender and sex. The series also examines the forces propelling this moment in history, through interviews with Rowling’s supporters and critics, journalists, historians, clinicians, and more.

The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling The Free Press

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The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling is an audio documentary that examines some of the most contentious conflicts of our time through the life and career of the world’s most successful author. In conversation with host Megan Phelps-Roper, J.K. Rowling speaks with unprecedented candor and depth about the controversies surrounding her—from book bans to debates on gender and sex. The series also examines the forces propelling this moment in history, through interviews with Rowling’s supporters and critics, journalists, historians, clinicians, and more.

    Chapter 1: Plotted In Darkness

    Chapter 1: Plotted In Darkness

    Host Megan Phelps-Roper writes a letter to J.K. Rowling—and receives a surprising invitation in reply: the opportunity for an intimate conversation in Rowling’s Scottish home.
    Produced by Andy Mills, Matthew Boll, and Megan Phelps-Roper, with special thanks to Candace Mittel Kahn and Emily Yoffe.
    This show is proudly sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. FIRE believes free speech makes free people. Learn more at thefire.org.

    • 47 min.
    Chapter 2: Burn The Witch

    Chapter 2: Burn The Witch

    As "Harry Potter" becomes an international phenomenon, it coincides with the culture wars of the 1990s. In the backlash from Christians across America, author J.K. Rowling is accused of mainstreaming witchcraft and poisoning children’s minds.
    Produced by Andy Mills, Matthew Boll, and Megan Phelps-Roper, with special thanks to Candace Mittel Kahn and Emily Yoffe.
    This show is proudly sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. FIRE believes free speech makes free people. Learn more at thefire.org.

    • 55 min.
    Chapter 3: A New Pyre

    Chapter 3: A New Pyre

    The early days of the internet collide with the feverish fandom of “Harry Potter,” and a sprawling, global community emerges. But the hopefulness of this new technology brings with it the darker impulses of human nature.
    Produced by Andy Mills, Matthew Boll, and Megan Phelps-Roper, with special thanks to Candace Mittel Kahn and Emily Yoffe.
    This show is proudly sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. FIRE believes free speech makes free people. Learn more at thefire.org.

    • 1 u. 2 min.
    Chapter 4: TERF Wars

    Chapter 4: TERF Wars

    The movement for trans rights hits its stride in the early 2010s, but encounters fierce resistance from an unexpected source. J.K. Rowling watches the battle unfold with mounting unease.
    Produced by Andy Mills, Matthew Boll, and Megan Phelps-Roper, with special thanks to Candace Mittel Kahn and Emily Yoffe.
    This show is proudly sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. FIRE believes free speech makes free people. Learn more at thefire.org.

    • 1 u. 1 min.
    Chapter 5: The Tweets

    Chapter 5: The Tweets

    After years of observing the conflict between advocates for trans rights and women’s rights, J.K. Rowling weighs in.
    Produced by Andy Mills, Matthew Boll, and Megan Phelps-Roper, with special thanks to Candace Mittel Kahn and Emily Yoffe.
    This show is proudly sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. FIRE believes free speech makes free people. Learn more at thefire.org.

    • 59 min.
    Chapter 6: Natalie and Noah

    Chapter 6: Natalie and Noah

    Transgender fans of Harry Potter share their criticism of J.K. Rowling—and the experiences that inform their views.
    Produced by Andy Mills, Matthew Boll, Megan Phelps-Roper, and Candace Mittel Kahn, with special thanks to Emily Yoffe.
    This show is proudly sponsored by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. FIRE believes free speech makes free people. Learn more at thefire.org.

    • 1 u. 12 min.

Klantrecensies

4,9 van 5
115 beoordelingen

115 beoordelingen

Tjej5 ,

This nuance is something I often miss, but luckily you can find it here

The nuanced debate that is brought to us through this podcast is so desperately sought for in all other media, but never found. Thank you for making this! I feel like I can breathe again.
Please more of this🙏🏻
Nuance and open conversation without violent agression is what we all need, both women and girls by birth and women who chose to become a woman later in life, no matter being still a child or older.
But with all agression against transpeople I understand how our wishes(women by birth and chosen women) can split us apart and that is deeply saddening

McShady1 ,

This was sorely needed

Amazing podcast, truly backed by research and listening to both sides. It managed to articulate what I’ve been feeling all along - being shut down without any discussion.
I hope it comes back with another topic!
I also hope it reaches more people. I wish we could have discussions on this level as a society instead of shouting over each other.
Thank you for making this!

Merelluistertpodcasts ,

Woman

Finally!

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