Dear Prudence

The “Forever Young” Edition

I’m a decade younger than everyone else in my office. How do I prove that I’m not just a kid? Help!

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Whether it’s a challenge with a lover, a fight with a difficult roommate or boss, or you just like to hear about the challenges other people face, Dear Prudence is the podcast for you. Every week, Prudie and special guests answer questions about relationships, sex, work, family, and life.

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Prudence is joined this week by Aric McBay, an organizer, farmer, and author. He lives near Kingston, Ontario. His latest book is Full Spectrum Resistance, which explores how to build more effective movements.

Prudie and McBay tackle letters about how to handle not being taken seriously because you look young; whether you, as a straight man, should speak up when you hear a woman objectifying another woman; what to do when your couch-crashing brother takes advantage of your hospitality; and how to decide if you should pay your friend for housesitting when he’s historically refused payment.

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Production by Phil Surkis.