The Gist and Emily Yoffe’s Dear Produce follow-ups, and black juror selection.

Dear Prudence Advises Whether to End a Friendship with an Anti-Vaxxer

Dear Prudence Advises Whether to End a Friendship with an Anti-Vaxxer

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 10 2014 7:38 PM

My Friend Became a Staunch Anti-Vaxxer. Now What?

Dear Prudence reminds us that ending a friendship can be hard, but getting the measles is worse.

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Samantha Bee investigating the outbreak of anti-vaccine truthers on The Daily Show.

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Should we be more concerned about black juror exclusion in capital trials? Today on The Gist, the Virginia Quarterly Review investigation “Bias in the Box,” by Dax-Devlon Ross. Then, should you ever attend a child’s birthday party in a hazmat suit? Slate’s Emily Yoffe joins us for a Post-Prudence Impact Statement with past letter writer “The Shot Is Safe.” For the Spiel, Mike explains why he agrees with disagreeing.

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