The Harry Potter series is one of the most successful book series in history. One survey found that in adults ages 18 to 34, one third of them had read at least one of the books in the series.
Twenty years after the first book's release, the magical world of Harry Potter has expanded far beyond the page to films, Broadway, theme parks and even college Quidditch teams. Today, we discuss the enduring influence of Harry Potter and how it's characters and values continue to shape a generation of readers.
Patrick McCauley, professor of religious studies at Chestnut Hill College and author of "Into the Pensieve: The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter"
Bethany Barratt, assistant professor of political science at Roosevelt University, author of "The Politics of Harry Potter"
Janae Phillips, director of leadership & education, The Harry Potter Alliance
John Jesensky, conductor, composer, orchestrator
The Columbus Symphony presents Harry Potter in Concert¿ at the Ohio Theatre