In this episode, we’re focusing on the New & Noteworthy, with a review of FiveThirtyEight‘s new advice column that offers solutions to readers’ problems using a panel of experts and statistical data. Yeah baby, number-crunch those problems!
An employee with an embarrassing financial situation mistakenly shares her struggles with her boss. Now that the boss is all up in her biz, she wants the Boss to back off. Is there a way to do this without ruining the relationship or causing tension? Charlie addresses this and shares her own personal story about a past boss crossing boundaries.
Four men. Friends for life. They’ve seen each other through every major life-milestone, celebration, and tragedy. What happens when is betrayed by the others? Can the friendship survive? SHOULD it? Does this bromance stand a chance of lasting another 20 years? Charlie explores the delicate nuances of this complicated problem and offers her ultimate solution (and a recommendation to check out the great (but now defunct) Amazon original series, Mad Dogs, which deals with this topic and is a great show).
This week, Charlie is highlighting new advice columns she’ll be following and/or covering in the coming weeks that you may want to check out. This will be a regular feature (at least once a month!). If you have any feedback or suggestions for advice columns you think she should cover, drop her an email at charlie[at]nobodyaskedpodcast.com.
Imagine being 85 years old and having not spoken to any of your siblings in over 30 years due to a family rift. The only thing that would make this scenario even more unsettling and bitter would be having to contemplate whether or not you should attend your siblings’ funerals. This is the problem Charlie is addressing this week, sent to Dear Abby by a man who is having second thoughts about how he should handle his lifelong feud with his siblings and whether death will bring him and his family peace, or more hell. 🙅