“Beyond the Veil” Episode 18: “To the Well-Organized Mind, Death Is But the Next Great Adventure”

Whether you’ve read the books a hundred times or only seen the movies, if you love the Potter books, you’re a part of this fandom. This week, we spoke with Sunny Thayer about how the Potter books helped her come to terms with a family member’s passing, taking on a new social identity as a Potter expert, and why fandom gatekeeping needs to end. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.

TRIGGER WARNING: Death of a loved one



On Episode 17, we discuss…

→ The Potter series as a source of grounding during a difficult mental health period

→ Anticipation for the next Potter moment as a spark of light

→ Strengthening bonds with family during times of illness

→ Finding peace when a loved one passes away

→ Gaining a new identity: the Potter nerd

→ From Potter cons to close friends: the magic of community

→ Why fandom gatekeeping needs to stop

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.