Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of heartbreak in chapter seventeen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss practical jokes, juvenile delinquency, and the symbolism of Fawkes' tears. Throughout the episode they consider the question: What's the difference between heartbreak and soul-break?
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and this week's voicemail is thanks to Helen Valencia. Next week we’ll be reading chapter eighteen, Dobby's Reward, through the theme of love.
President-elect Donald Trump could preside over longest economic recovery since World War II. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip joins us with his perspective from the Washington newsroom.
On the night Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney Poitier made history at the Oscars.