On Friday evening I joined Bob Glass on the radio to talk about Harry Potter.
I start in about two-thirds through the first hour.
We also spent the entire second hour continuing our discussion (though with an occasional diversion).
Bob is a Potter virgin, so I summarized the major story arch for him and for listeners unfamiliar with the stories. We talked a lot about the anti-totalitarian political themes of the series. We also talked about the Christian criticisms of the books as well as the religious themes within them. (I also briefly summarized my view that the religious themes of the books are not very strong or pronounced.)
I had a lot of fun discussing the Potter books and movies with Bob. In general, Bob’s show is shaping up with good analysis of current events. You can check him out at BobGlassRadio.com. (He said he’d start updating his page more frequently and even start looking into Twitter.) The online feed works very well, so you can listen to his show 9-11 p.m. (mountain) anywhere in the world where internet is available.
Of course, if you’re interested in more of what I have to say about Harry Potter, check out my book and additional essays at ValuesOfHarryPotter.com.