In this episode Casper frames the complicated feelings around betrayal through his experience of Brexit. Casper and Vanessa posit that betrayal is both on a personal level and on a systematic level.
Vanessa does poorly on 30 second recap. But as poorly as Casper usually does? As poorly as Casper did this week? Vote here! There is only one more chance after this to vote before this first round of 30 second recaps is over and the loser will have to bake a cake to share with the winner (like Hagrid's cake).
Draco tricks Harry twice-- both personal and systemic. Casper and Vanessa discuss tactics as to how to stand up to bullies; how to flip the script, as discussed in another amazing podcast (because we are clearly amazing) this past week, Invisibilia.
McGonagall betrays her role in order to help the quidditch team.
Casper blesses Pavarti Patil for standing up to Draco and Vanessa blesses the Fat Lady for never betraying her job and not letting her name define her.
For our audience voicemail, Julia Argy coins the term, "aspirational sorting" asking what we make of 11 year olds being sorted so young.