The Lonely Hour
Summary: The Lonely Hour is an exploration of the feeling of loneliness. Loneliness is something we all feel at times, but with the relatively recent developments of longer work days and commutes, two-career and single-parent families, instant communication via cell phone and email, and social media, it’s a feeling that’s on the rise in America. It may even be our next big public health issue. But how do we talk about such an intangible feeling?
Abandon Me author Melissa Febos discusses addiction, obsession, and identity, and our host signs off in The Lonely Hour's last episode of season two.
Jennifer Romolini, author of the new memoir and career guide, Weird in a World That's Not, talks about embracing her awkwardness and becoming a professional success. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter lonelyhour30
Writer Jennifer Romolini visits the show next week. Here's an excerpt from her new book, Weird in a World That's Not.
Christopher Knight lived completely alone in the woods of central Maine for 27 years. Author Michael Finkel shares the story.
Brooke Russell stepped onto the scale and couldn’t believe the number she saw. She was a stranger to herself—and so she kept herself away from others.
David Bazan discusses his faith—and the loss of it.
Comedian and writer Aimée Lutkin hasn’t dated in a while, and wonders if she ever will again.
George McCalman has acted as a representative for black people in the mostly white worlds of graphic design and San Francisco. He's done with that now. This episode was produced at The Listening Booth. Executive Producer: Terence Mickey Producer: Chris McLeod Assistant Producer: Kerrianne Thomas
A personal chef to big-name celebrities, Kat Turner has been behind the scenes for years. Now, she wants to step forward, in front of a camera.
Season two picks up on April 19th. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming!
A holiday message from The Lonely Hour, plus, some writers try to define loneliness.
Reid Whitten, an international trade lawyer, willingly moved to his firm’s Brussels office. Three years later, expat life has turned out to be lonelier than he anticipated.
Writer Samantha Siva discusses the breakup of her marriage, and the loneliness of having been the breaker.
Sex with Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan struggled with understanding her spanking fetish—and so did those around her.
Our host Julia Bainbridge attempts to answer why she's doing this podcast, and shares what's in store for season two.