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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

#26 The Abandoned: Melissa Febos

6/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:22:06

#25 Weird in a World That’s Not: Jennifer Romolini

6/6/2017
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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

Duration:00:23:04

Coming Next Week!

5/30/2017
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Writer Jennifer Romolini visits the show next week. Here's an excerpt from her new book, Weird in a World That's Not.

Duration:00:02:28

#24 The Hermit: Christopher Knight

5/23/2017
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Christopher Knight lived completely alone in the woods of central Maine for 27 years. Author Michael Finkel shares the story.

Duration:00:29:25

#23 The Hidden Figure: Brooke Russell

5/16/2017
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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.

Duration:00:15:45

#22 The Once-Christian Musician: David Bazan

5/9/2017
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David Bazan discusses his faith—and the loss of it.

Duration:00:29:56

#21 The Alone...Forever?: Aimée Lutkin

5/3/2017
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Comedian and writer Aimée Lutkin hasn’t dated in a while, and wonders if she ever will again.

Duration:00:22:55

#20 The Representative: George McCalman

4/25/2017
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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

Duration:00:20:02

#19 The Invisible Chef: Kat Turner

4/18/2017
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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.

Duration:00:18:53

The Lonely Hour Returns

3/30/2017
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Season two picks up on April 19th. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming!

Duration:00:02:49

#18 Bonus: The Holidays

12/23/2016
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A holiday message from The Lonely Hour, plus, some writers try to define loneliness.

Duration:00:08:50

#17 The Expat: Reid Whitten

12/7/2016
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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.

Duration:00:25:15

#16 The Leaver: Samantha Silva

11/23/2016
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Writer Samantha Siva discusses the breakup of her marriage, and the loneliness of having been the breaker.

Duration:00:19:13

#15 The Spanking Fetishist: Jillian Keenan

11/9/2016
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Sex with Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan struggled with understanding her spanking fetish—and so did those around her.

Duration:00:17:52

#14 Our Host, Julia Bainbridge, Tells Her Story

10/26/2016
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Our host Julia Bainbridge attempts to answer why she's doing this podcast, and shares what's in store for season two.

Duration:00:11:36

#13 Essay Episode: A Hoodie Is a Haven

10/12/2016
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For writer Charlotte Druckman, wearing a hood lets people know she’d like to be left alone.

Duration:00:08:57

#12 Essay Episode: Lonely Our

10/3/2016
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Writer and activist Stephen Satterfield reads his Lonely Hour poem, called “Lonely Our.”

Duration:00:09:53

#11 Essay Episode: On the Fence

9/13/2016
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Writing professor Rachel Mennies considers the particular breed of loneliness found on Carnegie Mellon's campus.

Duration:00:14:13

#10 Essay Episode: I'm Never Alone Anymore, and I Miss It

8/30/2016
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Former New York Times 'Frugal Traveler' Matt Gross finds himself alone (in Istanbul) for the first time in years.

Duration:00:12:32

#09 Essay Episode: I'm Not Lonely, But I'm Not Bragging

8/17/2016
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In the first of our five essay episodes, a pre-season two mini-series, Jamie Feldmar wonders if her lack of loneliness means something might be wrong with her.

Duration:00:12:04