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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

By Not Sorry Productions and Night Vale Presents

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.

  1. 1.
    Commitment: The Boy Who Lived (Book 1, Chapter 1)05/19/2016
    26:12
  2. 2.
    Loneliness: The Vanishing Glass (Book 1, Chapter 2)05/27/2016
    31:07
  3. 3.
    Fear: The Letters From No One (Book 1, Chapter 3)06/03/2016
    27:05
  4. 4.
    Generosity: The Keeper of the Keys (Book 1, Chapter 4)06/11/2016
    26:38
  5. 5.
    Being a Stranger: Diagon Alley (Book 1, Chapter 5)06/18/2016
    29:05
  6. 6.
    Expectations: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters (Book 1, Chapter 6)06/25/2016
    26:12
  7. 7.
    Vulnerability: The Sorting Hat (Book 1, Chapter 7)07/02/2016
    27:18
  8. 8.
    Promises: The Potions Master (Book 1, Chapter 8)07/09/2016
    29:02
  1. 9.
    Betrayal: The Midnight Duel (Book 1, Chapter 9)07/16/2016
    27:52
  2. 10.
    Friendship: Halloween (Book 1, Chapter 10)07/23/2016
    30:40
  3. 11.
    Goals: Quidditch (Book 1, Chapter 11)07/30/2016
    25:19
  4. 12.
    White Privilege: The Mirror of Erised (Book 1, Chapter 12)08/06/2016
    25:46
  5. 13.
    Hope: Nicolas Flamel (Book 1, Chapter 13)08/13/2016
    26:25
  6. 14.
    Special Edition: Catching up on the Owl Post08/20/2016
    26:17
  7. 15.
    Rebellion: Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback (Book 1, Chapter 14)08/28/2016
    23:47
  8. 16.
    Regret: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)09/03/2016
    26:07
  9. 17.
    Destiny: Through the Trapdoor (Book 1, Chapter 16)09/10/2016
    25:48
  10. 18.
    Love: The Man with Two Faces (Book 1, Chapter 17)09/17/2016
    25:31
  11. 19.
    Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone09/24/2016
    23:03
  12. 20.
    Special Edition: Owl Post and Professor Stephanie Paulsell10/01/2016
    26:14
  13. 21.
    Disappointment: The Worst Birthday (Book 2, Chapter 1)10/25/2016
    33:14
  14. 22.
    Control: Dobby's Warning (Book 2, Chapter 2)11/01/2016
    36:32
  15. 23.
    Curiosity: The Burrow (Book 2, Chapter 3)11/08/2016
    37:09
  16. 24.
    A Brief Post-Election Note11/14/2016
    0:47
  17. 25.
    Shame: At Flourish and Blotts (Book 2, Chapter 4)11/15/2016
    35:37
  18. 26.
    Responsibility: The Whomping Willow (Book 2, Chapter 5)11/22/2016
    38:46
  19. 27.
    Special Edition: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Spoiler Warning!)11/28/2016
    12:24
  20. 28.
    Attraction: Gilderoy Lockhart (Book 2, Chapter 6)11/29/2016
    33:46
  21. 29.
    Confusion: Mudbloods and Murmurs (Book 2, Chapter 7)12/06/2016
    33:01
  22. 30.
    Rumors: The Deathday Party (Book 2, Chapter 8)12/13/2016
    35:12
  23. 31.
    Innocence: The Writing on the Wall (Book 2, Chapter 9)12/20/2016
    29:49
  24. 32.
    Complaining: The Rogue Bludger (Book 2, Chapter 10)12/27/2016
    28:31
  25. 33.
    Excellence: The Dueling Club (Book 2, Chapter 11)01/03/2017
    31:23
  26. 34.
    Belonging: The Polyjuice Potion (Book 2, Chapter 12)01/10/2017
    32:54
  27. 35.
    Cowardice: The Very Secret Diary (Book 2, Chapter 13)01/17/2017
    33:43
  28. 36.
    Loyalty: Cornelius Fudge (Book 2, Chapter 14)01/24/2017
    29:47
  29. 37.
    Sanctuary: Aragog (Book 2, Chapter 15)02/01/2017
    28:35
  30. 38.
    Grace: The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2, Chapter 16)02/07/2017
    32:51
  31. 39.
    Heartbreak: The Heir of Slytherin (Book 2, Chapter 17)02/14/2017
    33:13
  32. 40.
    Love: Dobby's Reward (Book 2, Chapter 18)02/21/2017
    47:02
  33. 41.
    Special Edition: Owl Post and Rabbi Scott Perlo02/28/2017
    42:35
  34. 42.
    Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets03/07/2017
    37:17
  35. 43.
    Special Edition: The Live Show03/14/2017
    1:11:10
  36. 44.
    Mercy: Owl Post (Book 3, Chapter 1)03/28/2017
    35:45
  37. 45.
    Family: Aunt Marge's Big Mistake (Book 3, Chapter 2)04/04/2017
    32:12
  38. 46.
    Secrets: The Knight Bus (Book 3, Chapter 3)04/11/2017
    34:01
  39. 47.
    Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Jackson Bird from the Harry Potter Alliance04/11/2017
    14:43
  40. 48.
    Hospitality: The Leaky Cauldron (Book 3, Chapter 4)04/18/2017
    39:39
  41. 49.
    Foresight: The Dementor (Book 3, Chapter 5)04/25/2017
    36:11
  42. 50.
    Forgiveness: Talons and Tea Leaves (Book 3, Chapter 6)05/02/2017
    35:32
  43. 51.
    Humor: The Boggart in the Wardrobe (Book 3, Chapter 7)05/09/2017
    37:10
  44. 52.
    Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Chloe Angyal05/09/2017
    13:32
  45. 53.
    Desperation: Flight of the Fat Lady (Book 3, Chapter 8)05/16/2017
    37:31
  46. 54.
    [Explicit] Extra! Extra!: Blooper Reel05/19/2017
    5:28
  47. 55.
    Frustration: Grim Defeat (Book 3, Chapter 9)05/23/2017
    35:15
  48. 56.
    Escape: The Marauder's Map (Book 3, Chapter 10)05/30/2017
    41:28
  49. 57.
    Duty: The Firebolt — With Father Jim Martin (Book 3, Chapter 11)06/06/2017
    47:26
  50. 58.
    Optimism: The Patronus (Book 3, Chapter 12)06/13/2017
    34:57
  51. 59.
    Rivalry: Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw — With Hank Green (Book 3, Chapter 13)06/20/2017
    30:23
  52. 60.
    Imagination: Snape's Grudge (Book 3, Chapter 14)06/27/2017
    34:13
  53. 61.
    Pain: The Quidditch Final (Book 3, Chapter 15)07/04/2017
    32:28
  54. 62.
    Wonder: Professor Trelawney's Prediction (Book 3, Chapter 16)07/11/2017
    35:59
  55. 63.
    Innocence: Cat, Rat and Dog (Book 3, Chapter 17)07/20/2017
    36:19
  56. 64.
    Isolation: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs (Book 3, Chapter 18)07/25/2017
    33:33
  57. 65.
    Mercy: The Servant of Lord Voldemort (Book 3, Chapter 19)08/01/2017
    39:19
  58. 66.
    Forgiveness: Owl Post with Professor Stephanie Paulsell08/08/2017
    37:48
  59. 67.
    Justice: The Dementors' Kiss (Book 3, Chapter 20)08/15/2017
    34:21
  60. 68.
    Charlottesville: Call it what it is08/16/2017
    2:21
  61. 69.
    Crisis: Hermione's Secret (Book 3, Chapter 21)08/22/2017
    36:21
  62. 70.
    Love: Owl Post Again (Book 3, Chapter 22)08/29/2017
    35:58
  63. 71.
    Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban09/05/2017
    43:53
  64. 72.
    Special Edition: Owl Post and Sejal Patel09/12/2017
    33:11
  65. 73.
    Trust: Cat, Rat and Dog (Book 3, Chapter 17) — Live from Washington, DC09/19/2017
    1:20:16
  66. 74.
    Instinct: The Riddle House (Book 4, Chapter 1)10/05/2017
    38:50
  67. 75.
    Destruction: The Scar (Book 4, Chapter 2)10/12/2017
    34:36
  68. 76.
    Awareness: The Invitation (Book 4, Chapter 3)10/19/2017
    34:46
  69. 77.
    Mystery: Back to the Burrow (Book 4, Chapter 4)10/26/2017
    51:42
  70. 78.
    Masculinity: Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes (Book 4, Chapter 5)11/02/2017
    38:27
  71. 79.
    Acceptance: The Portkey (Book 4, Chapter 6)11/09/2017
    32:06
  72. 80.
    Beauty: Bagman and Crouch (Book 4, Chapter 7)11/16/2017
    30:02
  73. 81.
    Fandom: The Quidditch World Cup (Book 4, Chapter 8)11/23/2017
    39:23
  74. 82.
    Grudges: The Dark Mark (Book 4, Chapter 9)11/30/2017
    33:57
  75. 83.
    Promises: Mayhem at the Ministry (Book 4, Chapter 10)12/07/2017
    33:25
  76. 84.
    Play: Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Book 4, Chapter 11)12/14/2017
    37:38
  77. 85.
    Special Edition: Owl Post and Marya Bangee12/21/2017
    40:10
  78. 86.
    A Christmas Poem: Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf12/25/2017
    2:29
  79. 87.
    Special Edition: Puffs + T-Shirt Contest Winner!12/28/2017
    14:08
  80. 88.
    Excitement: The Triwizard Tournament (Book 4, Chapter 12)01/04/2018
    35:32
  81. 89.
    Judgment: Mad-Eye Moody (Book 4, Chapter 13)01/11/2018
    33:06
  82. 90.
    Transformation: The Unforgiveable Curses (Book 4, Chapter 14)01/18/2018
    47:25
  83. 91.
    Trauma: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang (Book 4, Chapter 15)01/25/2018
    37:32
  84. 92.
    Resentment: The Goblet of Fire (Book 4, Chapter 16)02/01/2018
    38:17
  85. 93.
    Unity: The Four Champions (Book 4, Chapter 17)02/09/2018
    34:54
  86. 94.
    Glory: The Weighing of the Wands (Book 4, Chapter 18)02/15/2018
    30:33
  87. 95.
    Special Edition: Owl Post and Broderick Greer02/22/2018
    35:06
  88. 96.
    Delight: The Hungarian Horntail (Book 4, Chapter 19)03/01/2018
    32:18
  89. 97.
    Opportunity: The First Task (Book 4, Chapter 20)03/08/2018
    37:15
  90. 98.
    Faith: The House-Elf Liberation Front (Book 4, Chapter 21)03/15/2018
    29:07
  91. 99.
    Happiness: The Unexpected Task (Book 4, Chapter 22)03/22/2018
    40:35
  92. 100.
    Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Gretchen Rubin03/23/2018
    18:01
  93. 101.
    Guilt: The Yule Ball (Book 4, Chapter 23)03/29/2018
    31:08
  94. 102.
    Integrity: Rita Skeeter's Scoop (Book 4, Chapter 24)04/05/2018
    33:47
  95. 103.
    Preciousness: The Egg and the Eye (Book 4, Chapter 25)04/12/2018
    34:49
  96. 104.
    Loyalty: The Second Task (Book 4, Chapter 26) – Live from Minneapolis04/19/2018
    1:09:29
  97. 105.
    Corruption: Padfoot Returns (Book 4, Chapter 27)04/26/2018
    32:28
  98. 106.
    Inspiration: The Madness of Mr. Crouch — With John Green (Book 4, Chapter 28)05/03/2018
    49:27
  99. 107.
    Chance: The Dream (Book 4, Chapter 29)05/10/2018
    38:16
  100. 108.
    Comfort: The Pensieve (Book 4, Chapter 30)05/17/2018
    37:26
  101. 109.
    Special Edition: Owl Post and Rabbi Scott Perlo (Again!)05/24/2018
    35:15
  102. 110.
    Kindness: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)05/31/2018
    35:05
  103. 111.
    Waste: Flesh, Blood, and Bone (Book 4, Chapter 32)06/07/2018
    29:56
  104. 112.
    Necessity: The Death Eaters (Book 4, Chapter 33)06/14/2018
    30:59
  105. 113.
    Grief: Priori Incantatem (Book 4, Chapter 34)06/21/2018
    36:17
  106. 114.
    Betrayal: Veritaserum (Book 4, Chapter 35)06/28/2018
    31:57
  107. 115.
    Disillusionment: The Parting of the Ways (Book 4, Chapter 36)07/05/2018
    35:19
  108. 116.
    Love: The Beginning (Book 4, Chapter 37) — Live from London07/12/2018
    57:50
  109. 117.
    Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire07/19/2018
    29:11
  110. 118.
    Special Edition: Owl Post with Professor Stephanie Paulsell07/26/2018
    34:30
  111. 119.
    Special Edition: What We’re Excited for in Order of the Phoenix08/09/2018
    20:39
  112. 120.
    Belief: Dudley Demented (Book 5, Chapter 1)08/23/2018
    36:11
  113. 121.
    Frustration: A Peck of Owls (Book 5, Chapter 2)08/30/2018
    31:33
  114. 122.
    Compassion: The Advance Guard (Book 5, Chapter 3)09/06/2018
    37:40
  115. 123.
    Anger: Number Twelve Grimmauld Place (Book 5, Chapter 4)09/13/2018
    38:39
  116. 124.
    Gratitude: The Order of the Phoenix (Book 5, Chapter 5)09/20/2018
    33:16
  117. 125.
    Memory: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (Book 5, Chapter 6)09/27/2018
    35:50
  118. 126.
    Progress: The Ministry of Magic (Book 5, Chapter 7)10/04/2018
    35:19
  119. 127.
    Partnership: The Hearing (Book 5, Chapter 8)10/11/2018
    44:32
  120. 128.
    Will Power: The Woes of Mrs Weasley (Book 5, Chapter 9)10/18/2018
    36:47
  121. 129.
    Humility: Luna Lovegood (Book 5, Chapter 10)10/25/2018
    35:36
  122. 130.
    Halloween Edition: On Witches and Brett Kavanaugh11/01/2018
    46:06
  123. 131.
    Dread: The Sorting Hat's New Song (Book 5, Chapter 11)11/08/2018
    40:12
  124. 132.
    Special Edition: Q&A with Producer Ariana + New Hot and Bothered Trailer11/15/2018
    31:39
  125. 133.
    Pride: Professor Umbridge (Book 5, Chapter 12)11/22/2018
    34:04
  126. 134.
    Obsession: Detention with Dolores (Book 5, Chapter 13)11/29/2018
    37:15
  127. 135.
    Boundaries: Percy and Padfoot (Book 5, Chapter 14)12/06/2018
    40:04
  128. 136.
    Healing: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor (Book 5, Chapter 15)12/13/2018
    38:32
  129. 137.
    Respite: In the Hog's Head (Book 5, Chapter 16)12/20/2018
    35:01
  130. 138.
    New Podcast Network Announcement!01/03/2019
    3:33
  131. 139.
    Supremacy: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four (Book 5, Chapter 17)01/10/2019
    32:29
  132. 140.
    Failure: Dumbledore's Army (Book 5, Chapter 18) — Live from Cambridge, MA01/17/2019
    1:04:40
  133. 141.
    Distraction: The Lion and the Serpent (Book 5, Chapter 19)01/24/2019
    36:15
  134. 142.
    Peace: Hagrid's Tale (Book 5, Chapter 20)01/31/2019
    37:29
  135. 143.
    Owl Post and Other Journeys with Professor Stephanie Paulsell02/07/2019
    41:30
  136. 144.
    Blessing Fleur02/11/2019
    22:44
  137. 145.
    Honesty: The Eye of the Snake (Book 5, Chapter 21)02/14/2019
    50:33
  138. 146.
    Distance: St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (Book 5, Chapter 22)02/21/2019
    40:37
  139. 147.
    Blessing Professor Trelawney02/25/2019
    21:02
  140. 148.
    Control: Christmas on the Closed Ward (Book 5, Chapter 23)02/28/2019
    49:56
  141. 149.
    Curiosity: Occlumency (Book 5, Chapter 24)03/07/2019
    41:06
  142. 150.
    Blessing Madame Pomfrey03/11/2019
    22:50
  143. 151.
    Defiance: The Beetle at Bay (Book 5, Chapter 25)03/14/2019
    45:36
  144. 152.
    Obligation: Seen and Unforseen (Book 5, Chapter 26)03/21/2019
    42:58
  145. 153.
    Blessing Luna Lovegood03/25/2019
    21:48
  146. 154.
    Hate: The Centaur and the Sneak (Book 5, Chapter 27)03/28/2019
    41:38
  147. 155.
    Entitlement: Snape's Worst Memory (Book 5, Chapter 28) — Live from San Francisco, CA04/04/2019
    57:39
  148. 156.
    Blessing Ginny Weasley04/08/2019
    23:59
  149. 157.
    Revenge: Career Advice (Book 5, Chapter 29)04/11/2019
    43:56
  150. 158.
    Familiarity: Grawp (Book 5, Chapter 30)04/18/2019
    43:06
  151. 159.
    Owl Post from the Apocalypse with Professor Matt Potts04/25/2019
    46:46
  152. 160.
    Celebration: O.W.L.s (Book 5, Chapter 31)05/02/2019
    44:46
  153. 161.
    Blessing Molly Weasley with Dr. Chloe Angyal05/06/2019
    20:48
  154. 162.
    Redemption: Out of the Fire (Book 5, Chapter 32)05/09/2019
    44:22
  155. 163.
    Inheritance: Fight and Flight (Book 5, Chapter 33)05/16/2019
    43:55
  156. 164.
    Concealment: The Department of Mysteries (Book 5, Chapter 34)05/23/2019
    46:09
  157. 165.
    Home: Beyond the Veil (Book 5, Chapter 35) 05/30/2019
    37:56
  158. 166.
    Blessing Minerva McGonagall06/03/2019
    23:00
  159. 167.
    Jealousy: The Only One He Ever Feared (Book 5, Chapter 36)06/06/2019
    37:28
  160. 168.
    Patience: The Lost Prophecy (Book 5, Chapter 37)06/13/2019
    45:36
  161. 169.
    Love: The Second War Begins (Book 5, Chapter 38) – Live from Indianapolis with John Green06/20/2019
    1:06:07
  162. 170.
    Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix06/27/2019
    37:01
  163. 171.
    Owl Post Edition: Reclaiming Tradition with Professor Matt Potts07/04/2019
    43:45
  164. 172.
    Introducing: Hot & Bothered07/16/2019
    48:25

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