Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of confusion in chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss Hagrid's magical umbrella, the usefulness of mantras, and what the 'mudblood' incident can help us understand about systemic racism. Throughout the episode they consider the question: When faced with pernicious confusion, what's our best course of action?
This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron and LifeAfter. This week's voicemail is thanks to Andrew McIntyre.
The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell says it's easy for parents to get a federal college loan for their children through the Parent Plus program. The problem is that the program has a double-digit default rate on loan repayments.