You’ve got questions, Erika Erickson, ML, Marc and Shawn have answers in this holiday edition of our occasional “Ask the Soul of Detroit” feature.

STRAIGHT DOPE: Marc likes to keep it simple when he’s Christmas shopping, so don’t be offended if he gives you his favorite gift: Cash.
Erika and Shawn weigh in, while ML says Marc’s idea reminds him of what Elaine said to Jerry Seinfeld when he gifted her cash.

ML starts off our latest advice episode with a question that requires the assembled wisdom of Erika, Marc and Shawn. The hosts take turns sharing intriguing questions and offering sage advice.
ML presents the crew with a question from a woman whose husband moved into a tent in their yard after she stopped having sex with him. ML swears the question involves “a friend.”
Erika, Shawn, Marc and ML offer advice to a mother-in-law who doesn’t like her daughter-in-law’s taste in art – especially her new tattoo.
What do you do with an Ivy League college graduate who just sits on his ass at home? Marc, Erika, Shawn and ML offer wildly differing opinions. 

GEEK OF THE WEEK: You can’t catch ‘em all, no matter what Pokemon tells you. But you shouldn’t shoot ANY of them, a lesson this week’s geek is learning too late.

ROOM 7609: The Old 97s aren’t New Wave, but we’re making an exception for a listener who recommended “Champaign, Illinois” after listening to Shawn moon over his high school days in a recent episode.

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