“Beyond the Veil” Episode 28: “Podcasts Are Like Pensieves with Jessie & Lark of The Gayly Prophet”

Everyone has a unique experience in the Potter fandom, and it’s incredible how fan fiction, headcanons, and deep conversations with friends allow us to make the series our own. In this episode, Jessie and Lark of The Gayly Prophet podcast share their thoughts on intersectionality in fandom, their mental health experiences, and how the Potter series has played a role in their lives. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.



On Episode 28, we discuss…

The Gayly Prophet: a #ruthless Potter podcast that looks at the books with a critical but fun-loving eye

→ How diverse headcanons open up space for interesting and nuanced conversation

→ Vague character descriptions: the good and the bad

→ Juggling mental health, marginalized identities, and participating in the Potter fandom

→ Practicing intersectionality within the fandom

→ How to talk about personal experiences on a podcast

→ The many benefits of Potter for your mental health

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.