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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Not Sorry Productions

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... more

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Episodes

Love: The Second War Begins (Book 5, Chapter 38)

This week, Vanessa and special guest Nathalie Folkerts explore the theme of Love in Chapter 38 of Harry Potter and... more

23 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Control: The Lost Prophecy (Book 5, Chapter 37)

This week, Vanessa and special guest Micaela Blei explore the theme of Control in Chapter 37 of Harry Potter and... more

16 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Mercy: The Only One He Ever Feared (Book 5, Chapter 36)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Mercy in Chapter 36 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

09 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Desire: Beyond the Veil (Book 5, Chapter 35)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Desire in Chapter 35 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

02 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Success: The Department of Mysteries (Book 5, Chapter 34)

This week, Vanessa and Jolie explore the theme of Success in Chapter 34 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

25 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Anger: Fight and Flight (Book 5, Chapter 33)

This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by special guest Neil J. Young as they explore the theme of Anger... more

18 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
Isolation: Out of the Fire (Book 5, Chapter 32)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Isolation in Chapter 32 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

11 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Naivete: O.W.L.s (Book 5, Chapter 31)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Naivete in Chapter 31 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

04 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Determination: Grawp (Book 5, Chapter 30)

This week, Vanessa and special guest Jackson Bird explore the theme of Determination in Chapter 30 of Harry Potter and... more

28 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Community: Careers Advice (Book 5, Chapter 29)

This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by Delphene Mooney of On The Rise as they explore the theme of... more

21 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Special Recipe Bonus: On The Rise Fundraiser!

We're still in the middle of our March fundraiser for On The Rise, but thanks to you all, we've already... more

18 Mar 2024 · 5 minutes
Kindness: Snape’s Worst Memory (Book 5, Chapter 28)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Kindness in Chapter 28 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

14 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Special Patronus Bonus: On The Rise Fundraiser!

We're currently in the middle of our March fundraiser for On The Rise, a great organization that supports people experiencing... more

11 Mar 2024 · 7 minutes
Discernment: The Centaur and the Sneak (Book 5, Chapter 27)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Discernment in Chapter 27 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

07 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Doubt: Seen and Unforeseen (Book 5, Chapter 26)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Doubt in Chapter 26 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

29 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Attention: The Beetle at Bay (Book 5, Chapter 25)

This week, Vanessa and special guest Hope Rehak explore the theme of Attention in Chapter 25 of Harry Potter and... more

22 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Release: Occlumency (Book 5, Chapter 24)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Release in Chapter 24 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

15 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Vulnerability: Christmas on the Closed Ward (Book 5, Chapter 23)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Vulnerability in Chapter 23 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

08 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Individuality: St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies (Book 5, Chapter 22)

This week, Vanessa and Mauricio Bruce explore the theme of Individuality in Chapter 22 of Harry Potter and the Order... more

01 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Special Edition: Reading as Sacred!

Every once in a while we like to take a step back from our current chapter, and appreciate some overarching... more

25 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Care: The Eye of the Snake (Book 5, Chapter 21)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Care in Chapter 21 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

18 Jan 2024 · 46 minutes
Heartbreak: Hagrid’s Tale (Book 5, Chapter 20)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Heartbreak in Chapter 20 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

11 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
Grace: The Lion and the Serpent (Book 5, Chapter 19)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Grace in Chapter 19 of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

04 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
A Christmas Poem from Matt: The Magi, by William Butler Yeats

Every Christmas, we like to share a favorite poem. This year it's 'The Magi' by William Butler Yeats.We'll be back... more

25 Dec 2023 · 1 minute
Intellectual Humility: Throughout the Series

This week we're concluding our collaboration with The Greater Good Science Center, examining the theme of Intellectual Humility as Vanessa... more

14 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Possibility: Dumbledore's Army (Book 5, Chapter 18)

This week, Vanessa and Jackson Bird explore the theme of Possibility in Chapter Eighteen of Harry Potter and the Order... more

07 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
Refuge: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four (Book 5, Chapter 17)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Refuge in Chapter Seventeen of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

30 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
Satisfaction: The Hog's Head (Book 5, Chapter 16)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Satisfaction in Chapter Sixteen of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

23 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Charisma: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor (Book 5, Chapter 15)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Charisma in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

16 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
Resentment: Percy and Padfoot (Book 5, Chapter 14)

This week, Vanessa and Margaret H. Willison explore the theme of Resentment in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the... more

09 Nov 2023 · 48 minutes
Pressure: Detention With Dolores (Book 5, Chapter 13)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Pressure in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

02 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Context: Professor Umbridge (Book 5, Chapter 12)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Context in Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

26 Oct 2023 · 45 minutes
Blame: The Sorting Hat's New Song (Book 5, Chapter 11)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Blame in Chapter Eleven of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

19 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Beauty: Luna Lovegood (Book 5, Chapter 10)

This week, Vanessa and special guest Jolie Doggett explore the theme of Beauty in Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and... more

12 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
Intimacy: The Woes of Mrs. Weasley (Book 5, Chapter 9)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Intimacy in Chapter Nine of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

05 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
Tension: The Hearing (Book 5, Chapter 8)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Tension in Chapter Eight of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

28 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
Visibility: The Ministry of Magic (Book 5, Chapter 7)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Visibility in Chapter Seven of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

21 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Risk: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (Book 5, Chapter 6)

This week, Vanessa and Jackson Bird explore the theme of Risk in Chapter Six of Harry Potter and the Order... more

14 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
Special Edition: Celebrating Hagrid!

Every once in a while we like to take a step back from our current chapter, and appreciate some overarching... more

07 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Comparison: The Order of the Phoenix (Book 5, Chapter 5)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Comparison in Chapter Five of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

31 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
Apathy: Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place (Book 5, Chapter 4)

This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Apathy in Chapter Four of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

24 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
Deception: The Advance Guard (Book 5, Chapter 3)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Deception in Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Order of... more

17 Aug 2023 · 41 minutes
Friendship: A Peck of Owls (Book 5, Chapter 2)

This week, Vanessa and special guest (and friend) Micaela Blei explore the theme of Friendship in Chapter Two of Harry... more

10 Aug 2023 · 49 minutes
Dreaming: Dudley Demented (Book 5, Chapter 1)

Welcome back for Season 5! This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Dreaming in Chapter One of Harry... more

03 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
Special Edition: Blessing Cho Chang with Kathy Tu!

We're taking this week off between seasons, so we're re-releasing one of our favorite Women of Harry Potter episodes. This... more

27 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Intellectual Humility: The Goblet of Fire

This week we're continuing our collaboration with The Greater Good Science Center, examining the theme of Intellectual Humility as Vanessa... more

13 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Special Edition: Storytelling as Sacred with Micaela Blei

Today, Vanessa is joined for a special bonus conversation by Micaela Blei! Micaela is a talented storyteller, story editor and... more

11 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Wrap-Up: The Goblet of Fire

Vanessa and Matt wrap up their their discussion of The Goblet of Fire with a look back on the entire... more

06 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Love: The Beginning (Book 4, Chapter 37)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Love in Chapter Thirty-Seven of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

29 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Teamwork: The Parting of the Ways (Book 4, Chapter 36)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Teamwork in Chapter Thirty-Six of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

22 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
Wandering: Veritaserum (Book 4, Chapter 35)

This week, Vanessa is joined by the lovely Colette Potts (!!), to explore the theme of Wandering in Chapter Thirty-Five... more

15 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Special Edition: Blessing Angelina Johnson and Luna Lovegood (with Black Nerds Create)

The Not Sorry Team is at our summer camp this week, so we're re-leasing a few of our favorite Women... more

08 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Conspiracy: Priori Incantatem (Book 4, Chapter 34)

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Conspiracy in Chapter Thirty-Four of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

01 Jun 2023 · 42 minutes
Invisibility: The Death Eaters (Book 4, Chapter 33)

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Invisibility in Chapter Thirty-Three of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

25 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Intention: Flesh, Blood, and Bone (Book 4, Chapter 32)

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Intention in Chapter Thirty-Two of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

18 May 2023 · 36 minutes
Spite: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Spite in Chapter Thirty-One of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

11 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Special Edition: Reimagining Summer Camp with Witch, Please!

Today, Vanessa is joined for a small bonus conversation by Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman! Marcelle and Hannah are the... more

09 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Special Episode: House Elves with Witch, Please!

For years, we've been grappling with how to appropriately talk about house-elves in the Harry Potter series. As the books... more

04 May 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Comfort: The Pensieve (Book 4, Chapter 30)

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Comfort in Chapter Thirty of Harry Potter and the Goblet of... more

27 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Silence: The Dream (Book 4, Chapter 29)

This week, Matt and Vanessa continue exploring the theme of Silence in Chapter Twenty-Nine of Harry Potter and the Goblet... more

20 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
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Today, Vanessa is joined for a small bonus conversation by Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman! Marcelle and Hannah are the cohosts of... more