Dear Prudence

The “A Proper Burial” Edition

My sisters and I have decided to hold a virtual-only funeral for our mother, due to the pandemic. But we know our extended family will act offended. Help!

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Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Nastia Voynovskaya, a Russian-born, Oakland, California–based journalist and one of the arts and culture editors at KQED, San Francisco’s NPR station. She covers the intersections of the arts, activism, labor, pop culture, the Bay Area, and more.

Prudie and Voynovskaya dig into letters about how to plan for your mother’s funeral during a pandemic, what to consider when your wife seems less and less interested in sex, whether you should marry someone who doesn’t share your high sex drive, what to do when your wife insists that you sleep on the couch after hearing your work phone ring in the middle of the night, and what to consider when your husband doesn’t get along with one of the family dogs.

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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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