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Aug. 9 2011 10:54 AM

Enough With the Earbuds

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question:  Is it wrong to expect your spouse to pull out his earbuds when you're speaking?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it's OK to keep the iPod earbuds in while your spouse is speaking to you. Listen to Episode No. 16 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab.

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. You can reach her at prudence@slate.com.