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I’m the only one in my small office who didn’t vote for Trump. Help!

Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Alexis Coe, a historian and the New York Times–bestselling author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. She was a producer on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Washington series on the History Channel, and is also a producer on the film adaptation of her first book, Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis.

Prudie and Coe discuss a letter writer who’s wondering how to avoid talking politics at the office and another letter writer who’s wondering how to convince his wife to step away from her intense social media–based job.

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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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