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Jan 17, 12:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “Ongoing Fling With a Famous Person” Edition Can I maintain a secret relationship with a famous man without feeling left out of his glamorous life? Help!
Jan 10, 8:08 AM Dear Prudence: The “Reverse Kids Get Off My Lawn” Edition My neighbor loves my cats, but she’s encroaching on my personal space. Help!
Jan 3, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Eternally Engaged” Edition My fiancé has been putting off our wedding for five years. Help!
Dec 27, 11:31 AM Dear Prudence: The “Personal ATM” Edition I’ve given my friend thousands of dollars, and she keeps asking for more. Help!
Dec 20, 8:05 AM Dear Prudence: The “Selfish Sister” Edition My older sibling wasn’t a part of my life, but now she’s sick and wants to me tend to her every need. Help!
Dec 13, 7:45 AM Dear Prudence: The “Schrödinger’s Stolen Cat” Edition I took in an uncollared, unchipped cat as my own, but then I saw a “missing cat” poster that looked like my pet. Help!
Dec 6, 8:05 AM Dear Prudence: The “Dirty Secret” Edition I cheated on my partner, but I want to break up for other reasons. Do I need to come clean? Help!
Nov 29, 12:21 PM Dear Prudence: The “Oh Roger” Edition How do I tell my kids that their dad is getting remarried just three weeks after our divorce? Help!
Nov 22, 8:03 AM Dear Prudence: The “Master of Disaster” Edition My friend is a total klutz. How do I explain I don’t want her holding my newborn? Help!
Nov 15, 8:02 AM Dear Prudence: The “Drama Tornado” Edition I shared some confidential information with my therapist, and then she told my dad. Help!
Nov 8, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Wishin’ Boot” Edition My current company is considering hiring my old boss from hell. Help!
Nov 1, 8:01 AM Dear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” Edition Psychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
Oct 18, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition My brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
Oct 11, 12:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” Edition My adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Oct 4, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Good Grief” Edition A stranger got mad at me for not letting her child use my iPad. Help!
Sep 6, 11:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Checking In” Edition My husband obsessively tags people on social media—often against their will, and even after he inadvertently exposed a friend’s affair.
Aug 30, 8:45 AM Dear Prudence: The “Pray on This” Edition My boyfriend took pictures of me before we were dating. Is he a stalker? Help!
Aug 23, 7:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Strangers on a Train” Edition I’m a cancer survivor. How do I get people to stop commenting on my hair growing back? Help!
Aug 16, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Feelings Roulette” Edition I’m not sad my husband died. Am I heartless? Help!
Aug 9, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Panoply of Deviance” Edition I’m in love with a prude—how do I spice up our sex life? Help!
Aug 2, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Mulligan” Edition I once told my tomboy friend no one would have sex with her, but now she’s a babe. Can I ask her out? Help!
Jul 26, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Radical Unfriendliness” Edition Strangers keep telling me I’m not brown enough to be Indian. Help!
Jul 19, 7:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Open It Up” Edition Do I need to tip every time an iPad gives me those pre-programmed options? Help!
Jul 12, 7:10 AM Dear Prudence: The “Bidet and Boujee” Edition Now that we own a bidet, my boyfriend refuses to buy toilet paper for the house. Help!
Jul 5, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Flowers in the Attic” Edition I think I’m in love with my ex-stepbrother. Help!
Jun 28, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Capitalism Is the Problem” Edition My husband loves being a stay-at-home dad, but our friends make fun of him. Help!
Jun 14, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Call 311” Edition I bought my son’s girlfriend a pregnancy test and her mom found out. Help!
Jun 7, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Workplace Hazard” Edition My slovenly employee keeps getting the whole staff sick. Help!
May 31, 2:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “Resignation” Edition My parents expect me to be their free marriage counselor. Help!
May 24, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Death of the Ego” Edition Help! How do I tell my friends and family I’m upset they bailed on my big birthday?
May 17, 7:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Cat-astrophe” Edition My wife says I love our cat more than her, and I think she might be right. Help!
May 10, 10:01 AM Dear Prudence: The “Gravity Is Mad at You” Edition How do I convince my partner that my autism can’t be cured?
May 3, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “United Front” Edition My mother-in-law keeps telling my 9-year-old to give up on school because she’s just going to be a stay-at-home mom. Help!
Apr 26, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Hardly Working” Edition I secretly love not having a demanding job. Help!
Apr 19, 7:45 AM Dear Prudence: The “Dickensian” Edition My sibling insists she suffered an abusive childhood that I just don’t remember. Help!
Apr 12, 7:45 AM Dear Prudence: The “Anti-Pronoun” Edition Advice for a writer about gender-neutral pronouns and the singular “they.”
Apr 5, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Raise the Bar” Edition, Part 2 I like my husband’s kids more than my own. Help!
Mar 29, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Raise the Bar” Edition, Part 1 My dormmate lets his loud alarm ring for hours every morning. Help!
Mar 22, 7:11 AM Dear Prudence: The “Voyagers” Edition If I leave my narcissistic husband, does that put our children at risk?
Mar 15, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “P.S.A.” Edition The women in my office always leave pee on the toilet seat. Help!