Big Mood, Little Mood

Past and Present Prudence

Talking about mean friends, feeling ill at ease in one’s body, and the joys and pitfalls of being Prudie, with Jenée Desmond-Harris.

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Episode Notes

Danny Lavery welcomes Jenée Desmond-Harris, Slate’s Dear Prudence. She was previously a senior staff editor at the New York Times, where she is now a contributing opinion writer.

Lavery and Desmond-Harris dig into two letters: First, a letter writer is wondering how to handle her friend’s bestie who always makes her feel bad. Then, another letter writer is wondering how to live with a body that feels like an enemy. Plus, the two Dear Prudences compare notes.

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Production by Phil Surkis.


About the Show

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

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