As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive podcast recaps of live events. This podcast is an edited live recording of the Dear Prudence Mommy Dearest event—a pre-Mother’s Day conversation about mothers, mothers-in-law, and more—that took place on May 6, 2014, in Washington, D.C., with Dear Prudence’s Emily Yoffe and Slate’s science and health editor, Laura Helmuth. At the event, Dear Prudence shared the craziest letters she’s ever received about mothers (including the one who was trying to poison her daughter-in-law!) and and took questions from the audience.
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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
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- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.