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Nth Wave

A podcast on women in the media. Hosted by Metro's national columnist, Rosemary Westwood. Non-ironically dusty pink.

Ep 11: The feelings era (with Heather Havrilesky)

We talk with New York Magazine’s Heather Havrilesky, a.k.a. Ask Polly, who’s got a new book featuring her wildly popular advice essays.

Heather Havrilesky.

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Heather Havrilesky.

These days, we’re witnessing the renewed dominance of the advice column. We talk with New York Magazine’s Heather Havrilesky, a.k.a. Ask Polly, who’s got a new book featuring her wildly popular advice essays. What’s it like to write an advice column that eschews a nitty-gritty “Do I go to the party?” simplicity in favour of long and winding explorations on human nature? And does she ever worry about giving the wrong advice?

On the show:

Heather Havrilesky (@hhavrilesky), author of the new book How to be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life.

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