Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of loyalty in chapter fourteen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss Hagrid and Dumbledore's mutual admiration, how to navigate multiple responsibilities, and why Cornelius Fudge is a poor politician. Throughout the episode they consider the question: When does loyalty become cultish and when is it the highest form of respect?
This episode is sponsored by Aaptiv and Squarespace and this week's voicemail is thanks to Jane. Next week we’ll be reading chapter fifteen, Aragog, through the theme of sanctuary.
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.