Dear Prudence

The “Quarantine Kitchen” Edition

We’ve got way too many cooks in our kitchen during quarantine. Help!

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Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Peter Labuza, an incoming postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, where he just defended his dissertation, “When a Handshake Meant Something: Lawyers, Deal Making, and the Emergence of New Hollywood.”

Prudie and Labuza tackle letters about how to take a week “off the grid” from your family, should you allow your nephew to use his education trust fund to support his soon-to-arrive baby, what to do when you find out that your friend makes military weapons for a living, should you offer to make weekly meals for your colleague and his family who are isolating, how to handle a mom who keeps mentioning your recently deceased dog, and how to allocate kitchen time in a four-roommate household during quarantine.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

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