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The “Conspiracy Stylist” Edition

My longtime hairstylist has recently turned into a conspiracy theorist. What’s my moral obligation here? Help!

Episode Notes

This week’s mini-episode finds Prudence visited by Charlie Markbreiter, an editor at the New Inquiry, co-host of the Art Is Easy gathering, mod prince at the Death Panel discord, and a Ph.D. student at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Prudie and Markbreiter discuss a letter writer who’s wondering if she talks about her family’s racism too much with her Black therapist and how to handle a hairstylist who has started bringing up conspiracy theories while cutting your hair.

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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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