21 episodes

Women of Harry Potter is a feminist podcast lifting up the successes and struggles of the women in our favorite book series. Join Vanessa Zoltan, Ariana Nedelman, and special guests as we bless a new character from the magical world in each episode. As we move the experiences of these women from the margins of the story to the center, we hope to learn more about the text, ourselves, and the people around us.

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Women of Harry Potter is a feminist podcast lifting up the successes and struggles of the women in our favorite book series. Join Vanessa Zoltan, Ariana Nedelman, and special guests as we bless a new character from the magical world in each episode. As we move the experiences of these women from the margins of the story to the center, we hope to learn more about the text, ourselves, and the people around us.

    The Fat Lady

    The Fat Lady

    Ariana blesses The Fat Lady for having to work all the time. Vanessa provides a quiz on The Second Shift by Arlie Russell Hochschild with Anne Machung.
    Unfortunately this will be the last Women of Harry Potter episode that you'll be able to find here in our feed. If you can't live without us, we'll still be putting out an episode once a month on the Harry Potter Sacred Text Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/harrypottersacredtext

    • 15 min
    Ginny Weasley with Mike Schubert

    Ginny Weasley with Mike Schubert

    On this episode we invite Mike Schubert of the Potterless Podcast to bless one of his favorite characters, Ginny Weasley for doing an excellent job of being the youngest in a large and incredible family. Vanessa provides Ariana and Mike with a quiz on some lesser-known facts about Virginia Woolf.

    • 36 min
    Professor Sprout

    Professor Sprout

    Vanessa blesses Professor Pomona Sprout for setting a beautiful example of finding and living out one's calling. Ariana provides a most excellent quiz on everyone's favorite plant - the mandrake. 

    • 15 min
    Cho Chang With Kathy Tu

    Cho Chang With Kathy Tu

    Kathy Tu, co-host of WNYC's Nancy podcast joins Vanessa this week to bless the nearly-perfect Cho Chang for her immense talent, her hard work and for living up to the incredibly high standards put upon her by others. Vanessa gives Kathy a quiz about historic, emotional moments in Olympic history.

    • 21 min
    Parvati Patil with Proma Khosla

    Parvati Patil with Proma Khosla

    Proma Khosla, a culture writer for Mashable, dancer, and professional Harry Potter fan, joins Ariana to bless Parvati Patil and set the record straight on exactly how her name is pronounced. Ariana gives Proma a quiz on the annual "Twins Days" event in Twinsburg, Ohio.

    • 26 min
    Angelina Johnson with Bayana Davis

    Angelina Johnson with Bayana Davis

    We are kicking off a series of WOHP episodes lifting up and shedding light on the women of color in the Harry Potter series with this first episode on Angelina Johnson featuring Bayana Davis of the #WizardTeam podcast. Vanessa provides Bayana with a quiz on Serena Williams.

    • 29 min

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