“Beyond the Veil” Episode 3: “If My Head Is Buried in a Potter Book, Nothing Bad Can Happen to Me”

For many of us, the Potter books are a safe place we can turn to when our realities get scary or painful. In our interview with Monet Polny, we discuss her Hermione-like experiences in high school and how she found comfort in the Potter books and community. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.

On Episode 3, we discuss…



→The dangers of reading the Potter books under your desk

→Getting teased for being a reader

→Finding solace in Potter podcasts and the online fandom

→Returning to Sorcerer’s Stone when crossing a big threshold in life

→The value of unhappy Potter memories

→This week’s Whisper: how we can escape our personal Azkabans

If you have a Potter story you want to share, we’d love for you to join us as a guest on the podcast! Please fill out the form on our website. At the end of every show, we also read anonymous submissions from anyone who doesn’t want to have their name shared with their story. You can also submit anonymous stories through our website.

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Madison Ford

I’m a native Texan currently living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our feisty dog Ellie. I’m a poet, a reader, and I host and produce MuggleNet’s mental health Harry Potter podcast, Beyond the Veil. I love rock climbing, hiking, and searching for seashells on Oregon beaches.