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Loneliness

On The Media

Ask Leah

Friday, October 24, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 

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On The Media

TLDR #38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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On The Media

#38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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On The Media

Where the Internet Goes to Be Lonely

Monday, July 14, 2014

A decade ago, a Google search for "I am lonely" took people to a conversation thread on an obscure digital video discussion board. Now it's a 2,200-page repository of the Internet's thoughts on loneliness.

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The Truth

Eat Cake

Thursday, February 13, 2014

If you've ever been alone on Valentine's Day, this story is for you. It's performed by Eliza Skinner, Birch Harms, and Curtis Gwinn, who improvised all of the dialogue. It was originally produced in 2009 for Weekend Amercia, Hillary Frank was the...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Scarcity Explains it All

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Using behavioral science, Eldar Shafir, psychology and public affairs professor at Princeton University and the co-author with Sendhil Mullainathan of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much (Times Books, 2013), discusses why strategies for coping with scarcity explain the persistence of poverty, obesity, procrastination, and even loneliness.

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On Being

Tami Simon — Inner Life at Work: Business, Meditation, and Technology

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited Tami Simon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Operavore

When Opera Singers Go it Alone

Saturday, March 09, 2013

"Social media has enabled singers to feel connected and loved in ways that would have been inconceivable only a few years ago," writes Fred Plotkin. Still, life on the road can be a lonely pursuit at times.

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Strangers

Terry’s Treasure

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Producer Lea Thau embarks on a strange online dating adventure. - Get the full story here.

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The Takeaway

The Struggle to Find Adulthood Friends

Monday, July 16, 2012

The friendships we develop as children are vital to our social and emotional growth, confidence, and general happiness. But what happens when we become adults — with children of our own and demanding jobs and making friends suddenly does not seem so easy? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Lonely Town

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jeff Ragsdale, co-creator of the book, Jeff, One Lonely Guy, posted the flyer, "If anyone wants to talk about anything, call me (347) 469-3173. Jeff, one lonely guy." He talks about the book and how he and his collaborators fashioned a book from the responses to his flyer.

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The Takeaway

The Lonely Holiday Season

Friday, December 23, 2011

The holidays are typically characterized as a time for joyous celebration with family and friends. But for many Americans, the reality of the holiday season could not be any more different. Over the last twenty-five years, the scientific community has grappled with the concept of loneliness, trying to quantify its presence in society in an effort to better understand the social phenomenon. The consensus seems to be relatively straight-forward: Americans have become increasingly lonely over time.

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The Takeaway

Jonathan Coe on 'The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim'

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

In today’s world, it’s not unusual to wake up alone, drive to work alone, and eat our meals alone. It’s expected that most of our communicating will take place through machines, rather than face to face. And it’s not unusual for us to develop relationships with those machines, whether they’re our cell phones or GPS devices. But what does all this isolation do to us? And does technology make our isolation better or worse?

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Radio Rookies

Growing Up Alone

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Sunnie Hwang moved to the US from Korea, hoping she would find the happiness she had as a child -- when her parents were still alive.

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