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547: Please Advise 6 with Emily P. Freeman

In this episode, we are joined by the ever-wise and wonderfully voiced @emilypfreeman and together we play life coach and solve real-life listener dilemmas in our sixth installment of Please Advise. If you need help with a baby name, want to stop trapping leprechauns, or just want our definitive ranking on potatoes, we’ve got you covered. 

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