Happy April Fool's Day! Our Castologists jokingly thought it would be funny to do a Religion theme on this prankiest of days because it seemed like a good idea at the time. And because none of them are remotely religious they've uncovered some podcasts with some sort of spiritual component... Also it's nearly Easter so just go with it OK? Liz found enlightenment in the words of J.K. Rowling with Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Zane gets down to worshipping false gods with Zealot, and Patrick gets controversial with The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast.
Liz Recommends - Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
"On this podcast, we ask: What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts?"
This podcast is all about looking at the Harry Potter book series as if it were a sacred text and finding out what we can learn from each chapter. The hosts pick a central theme through which to explore the characters and context, always grounding themselves in the text. Through this, they unearth some wonderful lessons we humans can take from the famous plight of the Boy Who Lived. The hosts recommend reading along with them to get the most out of the works but it is not mandatory.
For both: Whatever book you remember/chapter/theme takes your fancy.
Pat Recommends - The Jordan B Peterson Podcast
Jordan B Peterson is a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto. He has quickly become one of the most controversial and polarising figures in popular academia. His podcast usually consists of interviews with guests, Q&A's, and recordings of lectures and conferences. Since this is a very special religious episode I have recommended his psychological significance of the bible series For Zane & Liz: The psychological significance of the bible lectures.
Zane Recommends - Zealot
Infringing a little bit on Liz's territory Zealot is a true crime-ish podcast about cults. This is another Australian podcast, each episode Jo Thornely talks to a comedian/performer friend about a different cult from Scientology to Synanon to The Universe People.
For Pat: 17: The Family with Shelley Stocken
For Liz: 21: Universe People with Patrick Lenton