Vanessa and Casper dive into Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with the theme of mercy. Thank you to everyone who donated and made this season possible! We are incredibly grateful for all of your kind contributions and kind words along the way.
Vanessa opens the season with a story about her battle with clinical depression. She explains what it felt like to go on medication for the first time, and the essential support she received from her best friend, Kim. Vanessa was incredibly lucky to have Kim, but not everybody has someone they can turn to. If you ever feel like you are alone and struggling with mental health problems, we recommend reaching out to amazing services like Crisis Text Line and The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
In this episode, Casper and Vanessa discuss Ron's difficulty with telephones, Errol the owl, and return to the spiritual practice of Florilegia. Throughout the episode they consider the question: how much does intention matter when offering mercy?
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