The Gist: Emily Yoffe of Dear Prudence, and remembering the Nassau Coliseum.

Grandpa Dates Young Women in the Philippines, Thailand, and Mexico. What Does Dear Prudence Have to Say?

Grandpa Dates Young Women in the Philippines, Thailand, and Mexico. What Does Dear Prudence Have to Say?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 24 2015 8:02 PM

Son, Your Grandpa Is a Little Sketchy

Emily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column advises a father considering introducing his toddler to a skeevy, narcissistic grandpa.

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Is Grandpa worthy of a relationship with his grandson?

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Listen to Episode 243 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, professional storyteller Matt Dicks speaks with the winner of our storytelling challenge. Did we make the right pick? Hear our entries from yesterday’s Gist here. Plus, Emily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column advises a dad whose unavailable father serially dates young women in impoverished countries. Should the dad cast his father in a second act—as a grandfather? For the Spiel, Mike remembers Long Island’s notorious Nassau Coliseum with Brian Koppelman from the Moment and Peter Thomas Fornatale.

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