Dear Prudence

Hear Prudie!

Slate's Dear Prudence podcast: Your weekly dose of audio advice from Mallory Ortberg.

Slate Plus members get
full-length, ad-free episodes
every week.

Already a member? Sign in

Or access the shorter, ad-supported version:
Subscribe now

Copy this link and manually import it into your podcast app. Questions? Click here.

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!
Mar 8, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Dolly Dearest” Edition I’m scared of the doll my wife made for our child. Help!
Mar 1, 7:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Workplace Politics” Edition I’m tired of hearing my co-workers talk about the election. Help!
Feb 22, 2:01 PM Dear Prudence: The “Cats Can Be Gay” Edition It drives me crazy when my lesbian friend calls inanimate objects “gay.” Help!
Feb 15, 7:03 AM Dear Prudence: The “Oppression Olympics” Edition My friend thinks his Irish heritage means he can’t be racist. Help!
Feb 8, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Line in the Sand” Edition My sister is accusing our family of homophobia, but her girlfriend is a bigot.
Feb 1, 9:59 AM Dear Prudence: The “Chasing Amy” Edition I’m gay, but I slept with a woman … and I liked it!
Jan 25, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Young Guns” Edition Prudie and writer Jane Coaston on how to handle a mom who keeps playing the cancer card, and more.
Jan 18, 1:15 PM Dear Prudence: The “Giving Tree” Edition I’m convinced my husband had an affair with his boss—can I email her?
Jan 11, 12:06 PM Dear Prudence: The “Family Matters” Edition Prudence and Juan-Pablo Brammer on low-key racism, in-law hookups, and other family affairs.
Jan 4, 2:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “Insomnia” Edition My best friend slept with my husband before he died. Should I confront her?
Dec 28, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Rocky II” Edition How can I persuade my wife to let me quit my job so I can play poker?
Dec 21, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Timing Is Everything” Edition How long to wait for a lover who’s missing at sea, the hard truth about finding true love, and the radical case for staying single.
Dec 14, 7:31 AM Dear Prudence: The “Death, Sex, and Money” Edition Anna Sale joins Prudie to answer questions about breakups and boundaries.
Dec 7, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: Live at the Now Hear This Podcast Festival My wife doesn’t speak English, and I’m sick of translating. Can I divorce her?
Nov 30, 7:19 AM Dear Prudence: The “Anger Management” Edition I secretly had a child with my pastor and gave her up for adoption. Do I tell her his name and ruin his life?