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The “Stumped About Stumping” Edition

I want to run for City Council, but I’m also anxious about what running a campaign as a woman will do to my mental health. Help!

Episode Notes

This week’s mini-episode finds Prudence joined by Josh Gondelman, a comedian who has written for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and now writes for Desus & Mero. His debut essay collection Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results is available now.

Prudie and Gondelman discuss if you should run for a political office even though you hate to campaign, whether you should reach out to an old friend who is now a meth dealer, and what to consider when your daughter’s boyfriend doesn’t offer a gift when he stays at your vacation rental.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

About the Show

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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