“Beyond the Veil” Episode 52: “Chapter 4 – A Cheese Tangent”

Join hosts Madison and Rebecca for a discussion on the fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, “The Keeper of the Keys.”



Trigger Warning: This episode includes discussions of fat-shaming and eating disorders.

On this episode, we discuss…

→Good news – Hagrid’s here!

→Righteous anger

→Sausages and Miracle-Gro

→Chain of custody

→Accio Fandom: The Gayly Prophet Episode 18 and Hagrid as a trans woman

→Fat-shaming: a diatribe 

→Dudley needs therapy

→The pureness of Hagrid

→This week’s relevant tangent: fancy cheese and Rugrats in Paris

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Thomas, Laura. Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food. Bluebird, 2019.

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.