Belonging: The Potions Master (Book 1, Chapter 8)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of belonging in chapter eight Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we examine Hagrid’s hut as a welcoming space, discuss how Snape’s cruelty confirms Harry as special, and have our first conversation about pedagogy at Hogwarts. Throughout the episode we consider the question: How do we belong to another person without trying to possess them?

Thanks to Katta for this week’s voicemail! Next week we’re reading Chapter 9, The Midnight Duel, through the theme of meanness.


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