The Gist and Dear Prudence discuss college debt with a conflicted mother, and Adam Davidson explains unemployment numbers.
Pesca and Prudie Counsel a Mother Facing the High Cost of Private Colleges
A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 5 2014 6:12 PM

Fancy Private College vs. Good-Enough U

The Gist and Dear Prudence talk with a mother weighing college debt against a dream school.


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May’s unemployment numbers aren’t out until Friday, but today’s Gist explores what these monthly numbers actually tell us with Adam Davidson of Planet Money. Then Emily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column joins us for a post-Prudie impact statement with a conflicted mother weighing the price of sending her son to his dream school vs. a good, cheaper state school. In today’s Spiel, Mike discusses eulogies and his new state of being uncle-less.


Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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