31 Min Released Jan 3, 2017

Excellence: The Dueling Club (Book 2, Chapter 11)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of excellence in chapter eleven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss Harry's proficiency with Parseltongue, Ernie McMillan's authority within the Hufflepuffs, and Vanessa's esteem of Lebron James. Throughout the episode they consider the question: How do we make sure that we pursue excellence in way that's in line with our values?

This episode is sponsored by LifeAfter and Aaptiv. Our story this week was told by the incredible Mark Oppenheimer of the Unorthodox podcast and this week's voicemail is thanks to Laurie Stevens.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

(Re)reading Harry Potter as a sacred text

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