36 Min Released May 2, 2017

Forgiveness: Talons and Tea Leaves (Book 3, Chapter 6)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of forgiveness in chapter six of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They discuss the difference between humility and self loathing, Hagrid’s metaphorical baptism, and instances of national atonement. Throughout the episode they consider the question: Is forgiveness necessarily without punishment? 

This episode is sponsored by Bombas and Spotify Showstopper. Next week we're reading chapter seven, The Boggart in the Wardrobe, through the theme of humor. Our donor of the week is Hannah McGinty and our voicemail this week is thanks to Selina Mahmood. 

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

(Re)reading Harry Potter as a sacred text

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