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Wed Apr 18 07:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Expensive Bulk Food Grazer” Edition My friend grabbed handfuls of nuts at the store and ate them without paying. Help!
Wed Apr 11 07:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Mommy Moocher” Edition My carpool and child care group keeps picking up the slack for one mom. What should we do? Help!
Wed Apr 04 08:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Wizard Privilege” Edition My wife often makes classic book protagonists female. I’m worried our daughter will be confused when she reads them herself. Help!
Wed Mar 21 08:30:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Spousal Acknowledgement” Edition My husband wasn’t helpful as I was writing my first book. Do I need to include him in the acknowledgements? Help!
Wed Mar 14 08:30:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Holidays of Their Own Design” Edition My spouse’s family insists on taking photos with “blood relatives only.” Help!
Wed Mar 07 10:30:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Early Summer Chicken” Edition How do I navigate work-life balance when my relationship causes conflicts of interest? Help!
Wed Feb 28 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Nosy, Desk-Searching Boss” Edition How do I stop my boss from rummaging through my stuff whenever I’m not around? Help!
Wed Feb 21 12:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Relentlessly Friendly Neighbor” Edition My neighbor is loud, pushy, and opinionated—how do I get her to leave me alone? Help!
Wed Feb 14 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Not Your Mom” Edition I work long hours, but my husband still wants me to take on all the household responsibilities. Help!
Wed Feb 07 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Not Unconditional Love” Edition The only praise I get from my parents is about academic or professional achievements. Help!
Wed Jan 31 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The Live “Cruise Ship Romance” Edition I want my brother to come out to me, but I also want to respect his privacy. Help!
Wed Jan 24 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Tepidly Panromantic” Edition I’m irritated that everyone values sexual romance over friendship. Help!
Wed Jan 17 12:00:00 EST 2018 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!
Wed Jan 10 08:08:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Reverse Kids Get Off My Lawn” Edition My neighbor loves my cats, but she’s encroaching on my personal space. Help!
Wed Jan 03 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Eternally Engaged” Edition My fiancé has been putting off our wedding for five years. Help!
Wed Dec 27 11:31:44 EST 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Personal ATM” Edition I’ve given my friend thousands of dollars, and she keeps asking for more. Help!
Wed Dec 20 08:05:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Dec 13 07:45:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Dec 06 08:05:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Nov 29 12:21:38 EST 2017 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!
Wed Nov 22 08:03:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Nov 15 08:02:00 EST 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Drama Tornado” Edition I shared some confidential information with my therapist, and then she told my dad. Help!
Wed Nov 08 08:00:00 EST 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Wishin’ Boot” Edition My current company is considering hiring my old boss from hell. Help!
Wed Nov 01 08:01:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” Edition Psychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
Wed Oct 18 08:00:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition My brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
Wed Oct 11 12:00:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” Edition My adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Wed Oct 04 08:00:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Good Grief” Edition A stranger got mad at me for not letting her child use my iPad. Help!
Wed Sep 06 11:00:09 EDT 2017 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.
Wed Aug 30 08:45:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Pray on This” Edition My boyfriend took pictures of me before we were dating. Is he a stalker? Help!
Wed Aug 23 07:30:00 EDT 2017 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!
Wed Aug 16 07:15:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Feelings Roulette” Edition I’m not sad my husband died. Am I heartless? Help!
Wed Aug 09 07:15:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Panoply of Deviance” Edition I’m in love with a prude—how do I spice up our sex life? Help!
Wed Aug 02 07:15:00 EDT 2017 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!
Wed Jul 26 07:15:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Radical Unfriendliness” Edition Strangers keep telling me I’m not brown enough to be Indian. Help!
Wed Jul 19 07:30:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Open It Up” Edition Do I need to tip every time an iPad gives me those pre-programmed options? Help!
Wed Jul 12 07:10:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Bidet and Boujee” Edition Now that we own a bidet, my boyfriend refuses to buy toilet paper for the house. Help!
Wed Jul 05 07:15:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Flowers in the Attic” Edition I think I’m in love with my ex-stepbrother. Help!
Wed Jun 28 07:00:00 EDT 2017 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!
Wed Jun 14 07:00:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Call 311” Edition I bought my son’s girlfriend a pregnancy test and her mom found out. Help!
Wed Jun 07 07:00:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Workplace Hazard” Edition My slovenly employee keeps getting the whole staff sick. Help!