Mar 20, 2020
If Coronavirus Were A Harry Potter Character, It Would Not Be Voldemort. So Who Then?
Why, Peeves The Poltergeist of course.
For me, the most useful metaphor for Coronavirus in the world of Hogwarts is Peeves the poltergeist.
Hogwart’s most un-favourite poltergeist is pretty unmanageable. The only souls, living or...
Jan 25, 2019
A quick update on what I am working on - and one of my favourite passages from the entire series, taken from The Goblet of Fire
Dec 30, 2018
In this episode, I explain how I used Harry Potter to help a client deal with her suicidal urges. Please note that my area of expertise is compulsive and binge eating, not suicide – so take everything you hear as anecdote, rather than expert advice. In addition, my client has never attempted to take her own life –...
Dec 19, 2018
Hogwart’s favourite half-giant teaches us three important life lessons throughout the course of the seven books.
What are they? Loyalty? Being a good father figure? Well, although these are traits that many people think of, I believe they are least interesting for our purposes here.
Instead, let’s talk about:
Nov 26, 2018
A choc-full-of-spoilers review of the latest Fantastic Beasts installment.
I talk about what was great, and what was not so great. In particular:
*The theme of belonging and can an isolated outsider ever become a leader?
*The surprising symbolism of the niffler stealing Grindelwald’s blood pact trinket
*What I think...