“Beyond the Veil” Episode 23: “What Potter Can Teach Us About Life, Love, and Death”

Someday we will all face loss in our lives, and the Potter series has countless lessons on death, grief, and love that can help us move through those difficult times. On this episode, we talk to McKay Strong about how the Potter series helped keep her grounded in the face of grief. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.



TRIGGER WARNING: Death, loss of loved ones

On Episode 22, we discuss…

→ Feeling like you never get a break when it comes to loss, just like Harry

→ How loss can affect anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues

→ Unconsciously turning to the Potter books when you need them

→ Why do universal lessons about loss have more impact from the Potter series?

→ Using the Potter books as an anchor in day-to-day life to relive positive memories

→ It’s okay to love the Potter books… a lot!

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.