Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of cowardice in chapter thirteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss hate crimes, the psychology of murderers, and secret admirers. Throughout the episode they consider the question: What is the primary emotion associated with cowardice? Is it fear, shame, confusion, or something else?
This episode is sponsored by LifeAfter and Casper and this week's voicemail is thanks to Teague Peterson. Next week we’ll be reading chapter fourteen, Cornelius Fudge, through the theme of loyalty.
Charley Grant joins Miriam Gottfried and Ken Brown to talk about the public scrutiny Mylan is facing over its pricing of EpiPen--and how a tweet from Hillary Clinton sent things into overdrive. Then, Anjani Trivedi joins the show to discuss why investors are turning to risky emerging-market bonds in the global quest for yield.
What's up with the explosion of borrowed money in America?