17-30 Segment 1: Pottermania: What we love in the Harry Potter series

  On June 26, 1997, one boy changed the world. That young boy was named Harry Potter, the famous protagonist of the seven-book series by JK Rowling. If you are unfamiliar with either of those names, there is a large chance you are living with the confundus charm. With 160 million copies sold in the …

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17-30 Segment 2: Potter Therapy: How the Harry Potter series is being used to help treat PTSD and depression

  Elements of the Harry Potter series such as dementors and patronuses can be viewed symbolically as representative of the struggle of good versus evil. Many readers connect emotionally to Harry’s loss, struggle, and battle to fight his own demons. Clinical therapist Dr. Janina Scarlet builds on this connection by using superheroes, witches and wizards …

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Culture Crash 17-30: Harry Potter’s Lasting Legacy

  A generation of children grew up with Harry Potter. We look at the books and movies they grew up watching, how they differ and what will stay with them until the very end. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share …

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