“Beyond the Veil” Episode 25: “The Power of Choice”

One of the most magical parts of the Potter series is getting to see Harry become part of the big happy Weasley family after a childhood of abuse by the Dursleys. In this episode, Jacqueline Frank shares how the Potter series was an escape for her during a very trying childhood. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode may be triggering for survivors of childhood abuse – suicide mention 15:45–16:53.



On Episode 25, we discuss…

→ How growing up with a narcissistic parent can feel like living in the cupboard under the stairs

Harry Potter: a secret escape

→ Learning to choose your own family

→ The issue with the importance of blood relatives in the Potter series

→ Fighting injustice alongside Hermione

→ How do you actually cast a Patronus?

→ Hagrid’s most relatable teacher moments

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.