169 episodes

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

sun4rae ,

This saved my life.

A friend didn't realize what she was doing when she recommended this podcast to me last year, but it was exactly what I needed in a very hard time. There is immediate comfort in examining the morals, ethics and humanity of a beloved secular series. If this had been church growing up, I would still attend. I know I am a better person for being able to sink into depths of this world with the soothing voices of Vanessa, Kaspar, Arianna and their guests.

KurisiDandere ,

No podcast has ever meant more to me

I have been a Harry Potter fan since book 1, which came out before I was literate enough to read chapter books (my father read the first two books to me). Finding this podcast has been a major blessing in my life, as it's made my relationship with my most beloved book series deeper and more intimate. Vanessa and Casper warm my heart each episode. If you're a fan of Harry Potter, this should be a no-brainer - give it a listen!

KeithUT10 ,

High production value, pseudo-intellectual content

The podcast has high production value. Berry well produced and edited. The hosts however can’t help but heavy handedly butcher the text and twist it to meet a very narrow world view that the text does not support.

Harry Potter is repackaged English and Western mythology. It’s not a modern social commentary. Their takes are simply not grounded in the text, pseudo-intellectual takes to ham fist progressive orthodoxy into the text.

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