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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.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Night Vale Presents

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 4.1K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

The Elmore Artist ,

Structure, Spirit & Application=Outstanding A+

I’m a few years behind- having just started listening to this podcast - but “better late than never” definitely are the words I’d like to speak to anyone reading the reviews and considering a listen in. This podcast has changed (in good ways) so many many things for me. For starters, the structure and spirit the hosts have brought to their podcast is phenomenal. For seconds, the applications they invite listeners to work through permeates from the text to the tangible, real-life that people like you and I daily live. And thirdly, I have a distinct gut feeling that Harry, Hermione, and Ron would all completely approve of this insightful, adventurous, and curious podcast! Thank you Casper and Venessa and all who are involved in creating such a program😊 Ah-mazing!

PS I think you could successfully, and with full support from listeners, write a book, teach a workshop, or speak publicly on the applications and themes. Game?

Blessings and Respect,

Lauren Addington-Elmore

ali-18 ,

A must listen for Potter fans!

This podcast brings me so much joy!! As an avid Harry Potter fan, I needed this in my life as a new way to appreciate and love and learn from these books. I would recommend this to all Harry Potter fans out there, no matter your spiritual background. The podcast is funny and nerdy and thought-provoking and moving and has taught me how to be a better person. So much love for everyone in the HPST team!!

Dragonsmaidan ,

Wish Vanessa wouldn’t be so political

I like this podcast. I really do, but Casper is about the only thing that keeps me listening. I value feminism and religious freedoms and would consider myself left leaning on most issues, but every time Vanessa uses this podcast (which is supposed to be about exploring the text in a deeper way) espouse her own agenda I really consider turning the podcast off and not coming back.

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