35 Min Released Nov 1, 2016

Control: Dobby's Warning (Book 2, Chapter 2)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of control in the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss the bureaucratic power of the Ministry of Magic, the benefit of Harry's deep curiosity, and the endless frustrations of IKEA furniture. Throughout the episode they consider the question: when is control a noble intention and when is it oppressive? 

This week's voicemail is thanks to Mijal Tenenbaum.

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