Reading Through, "Being a Stranger": Diagon Alley (Book 1, Chapter 5)

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This week’s episode is an analysis of Chapter 5, Diagon alley, in which Harry has his first visit into the wizarding world. 

Casper and Vanessa explore the chapter through the theme of being a stranger. They discuss how Harry’s introduction to the wizarding world is done almost entirely through commerce, and is made easier by the fact that Harry, in this new world, is wealthy. They also wonder at ways in which they can make the world less strange to others, by discussing mentorship and breaking bread with others. 

Vanessa tells a story about Machu Piccu (and not quite making it there) and Casper tries to catch up in the 30 second recap votes! He's still struggling...