Fri, 16 October 2015
This is an interview with Nancy Brown. Fountains of Carrots is the podcast of Haley Stewart and Christy Isinger.
In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Nancy C. Brown about one of our favorite topics: the Harry Potter series. Nancy is the author of The Mystery of Harry Potter: A Catholic Family Guide and The Woman Who Was Chesterton (about G.K. Chesterton’s wife Frances).
We had a nerdfest sharing about our love for the books. We discussed how they can be positive for both the moral imagination of the child and for family bonding and we examined some of the Catholic themes in the series. We also went into some of the concerns parents have about the series.
If you haven’t read the Potter books and aren’t sure if you want to share them with your children, I highly recommend reading Nancy’s book. She covers every concern I’ve seen raised about the books, so definitely start there to discern whether they’re right for your family!
Christy Isinger is the voice behind Fountains of Home. She’s a cradle Catholic who homeschools many small children in the frozen tundra of Alberta. Likes: Tequila, G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O’Connor, Agatha Christie, and the occasional online shopping purchase. Dislikes: slow internet and getting everyone dressed to play in the snow. You can find her at her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Haley Stewart is a writer, speaker, blogger, Catholic convert, and mama of three. She’s a bookish southern girl with a love for BBC miniseries, Jane Austen, and bright red lipstick. With her bearded husband, Daniel, she co-authored Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year. You can find her on her personal blog Carrots for Michaelmas or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.