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Explore Hogwarts through a feminist lens and spend time with Daniel Radcliffe. This episode is all about Harry Potter.
Ruth Sexton reads J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" aboard the Washington Metro, Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Roggenbrodt) (Associated Press)

Six podcasts on the world of wizardry.


Explore Hogwarts through a feminist lens and spend time with Daniel Radcliffe. This episode is all about Harry Potter. Imaginary Worlds, Witch, Please, Criminal, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Nerdist, Mortified. 54:19

1. Imaginary Worlds

"Re-reading Harry Potter as adults has helped [people] see their trauma in new ways, and helped them heal." — Eric Molinsky

Many adult readers chalked up Harry Potter's quick temper, anxiety and defensiveness to typical teen angst. But what if Harry Potter was actually suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

2. Witch, Please

"The world that [Dumbledore] is trying to create is a radically inclusive world that makes a lot of space for difference." Hannah McGregor

Two Harry Potter aficionados explain why Harry might be an unreliable narrator. Also, learn how to read J.K. Rowling's words through a feminist lens.

3. Criminal

"I can't help but feel like someone is failing this girl." — Melissa Anelli on empathizing with her stalker

In 2008, author Melissa Anelli was at the center of it all, running a popular fan site called The Leaky Cauldron and working on a book, Harry, a History. Just as things couldn't get better, Melissa received her first death threat.

4. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

"Dudley has control of the household in a way that you wouldn't really want a 10-year-old to have control over a home." — Casper ter Kuile

Explore the theme of loneliness in chapter two of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Hosts Vanessa and Casper discuss the Dursleys' parenting choices, the significance of numbers, and the birthday blues. 

5. Nerdist

"You hear stories about actors acting like d*cks and there is a lot of bad behavior that shouldn't be tolerated." — Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe became a massive star at 11 years old when he played Harry Potter and somehow turned out normal.

6. Mortified

"I didn't get the millions of views of other fan fiction writers. I got 80 and one comment that said, 'Well that was interesting.'" — Naomi

A Harry Potter story unlike anything you've heard before -- homoerotic fan fiction written by a straight 12-year-old girl.

If you want more Harry Potter, check out this Harry Potter focused episode of Tapestry!

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