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The Lonely Hour

Summary: The Lonely Hour is a podcast about loneliness–but it’s not a bummer. Host Julia Bainbridge has created a space to talk openly in hopes of both de-stigmatizing loneliness and underscoring the joys of solitude.

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 #26 The Abandoned: Melissa Febos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:06

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.

 #25 Weird in a World That’s Not: Jennifer Romolini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:04

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 and enter lonelyhour30

 Coming Next Week! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:28

Writer Jennifer Romolini visits the show next week. Here's an excerpt from her new book, Weird in a World That's Not.

  #24 The Hermit: Christopher Knight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:26

Christopher Knight lived completely alone in the woods of central Maine for 27 years. Author Michael Finkel shares the story.

 #23 The Hidden Figure: Brooke Russell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:45

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.

 #22 The Once-Christian Musician: David Bazan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:57

David Bazan discusses his faith—and the loss of it.

 #21 The Alone...Forever?: Aimée Lutkin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:55

Comedian and writer Aimée Lutkin hasn’t dated in a while, and wonders if she ever will again. 

 #20 The Representative: George McCalman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:02

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

  #19 The Invisible Chef: Kat Turner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:53

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.

 The Lonely Hour Returns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:50

Season two picks up on April 19th. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming!

 #18 Bonus: The Holidays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:50

A holiday message from The Lonely Hour, plus, some writers try to define loneliness.

 #17 The Expat: Reid Whitten | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:16

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.

 #16 The Leaver: Samantha Silva | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:13

Writer Samantha Siva discusses the breakup of her marriage, and the loneliness of having been the breaker.

 #15 The Spanking Fetishist: Jillian Keenan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:53

Sex with Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan struggled with understanding her spanking fetish—and so did those around her.

 #14 Our Host, Julia Bainbridge, Tells Her Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:37

Our host Julia Bainbridge attempts to answer why she's doing this podcast, and shares what's in store for season two.


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